7 reasons to use F-Clean in the food industry

Laser cleaning technology is being actively implemented in the food industry. This is due to the high speed and efficiency of cleaning, the absence of collateral contamination or additional costs for consumables. This article briefly describes the main advantages of the F-Clean laser system.


Cleaning without stopping the conveyor

Traditional cleaning methods require a partial shutdown of the food production process. Before cleaning, you should cool down the surface, after the treatment you have to reheat it. Often, the complete cleaning process takes more than one day. Equipment downtime means lost profits.

F-Clean advantage:

It does not depend on the temperature of the treated surface, does not require stopping the conveyor.

Removal of persistent contaminants

Polymerized oil is one of the most difficult contaminants in food processing to clean. It is almost impossible to remove mechanically and difficult to dissolve with chemicals.

F-Clean advantage:

Removes all types of dirt, including: burnt food particles, carbon deposits, and polymerized oil.

Laser cleaning in dairy production

No dirt and no extra costs

Conventional cleaning methods require the use of consumables: brushes, abrasives, chemicals. After treatment of work surfaces, it is necessary to carry out additional cleaning of the abrasive and remaining dirt. Chemical waste must be disposed of properly.

F-Clean advantage:

No by-products. Most of the impurities evaporate. No additional treatment of the room or waste is needed. The only expenses — electric power at the rate of 1 kW per 1m² of surface to be cleaned

No surface damage

Regular mechanical cleaning over time leads to surface deformation, changes in its relief and as a result — rejected food products.

F-Clean advantage:

Laser emission affects only the contamination layer without damaging the main surface.

Laser cleaning of the bottom plate

Local cleaning for repairs

Equipment fails periodically. Need to repair devices. This requires local cleaning of the equipment components: remove rust, grease and paint from the case. Using conventional cleaning methods increases the time it takes to repair equipment.

F-Clean advantage:

Fast preparation of surfaces for welding operations. High-quality cleaning, which ensures a reliable welded joint. Restoration of the surface appearance after welding and elimination of tarnishing.

Weld treatment

In the production of food equipment and utensils, as well as repairs, welding is necessary. It is required to prepare the surface for welding: remove dirt and rust to ensure a reliable welded joint. After welding, post-treatment is required to remove tarnish and oxide films.

F-Clean advantage:

Fast preparation of surfaces for welding operations. High-quality cleaning, which ensures a reliable welded joint. Restoration of the surface appearance after welding and elimination of tarnishing.

Laser cleaning of the weld

Process automation

Pokkels develops customized automated laser systems. Automatic laser cleaning is a combination of the efficiency of laser technology and a robotic system. The robot itself performs the work and controls the quality of the result.

Our specialists will develop a robotic complex for your production tasks, perform installation and integration of the system into production.

The main advantages of an automated system:

  • increased productivity
  • non-stop operation
  • easy to operate
  • increased treatment accuracy
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