It’s not a big news story that the world’s population is getting exponentially bigger. With this growth there is a greater demand for modern packaged foods. A great example is India. It is projected that sales of package foods will almost double from $24.6B last year to $43.7B in 2016. Many of the world’s largest food packaging conglomerates are ramping up for the worldwide push, and Lintech is there for them every step of the way, providing them parts that make their machines run 24-7, 365 days a year.
Recently the biggest trend to come out of the food processing is the switch from air-actuated cylinders to electromechanical cylinders. There are a few reasons for this, but most importantly, going electromechanical is infinitely more reliable than using an air system. Air systems need to be maintained constantly; if you don’t have clean air to run the system, your machines will not run at peak performance.
It may not seem like a big deal, but trust us, the costs to keep air systems running can be monumental, especially for companies just starting out. It is only a matter of time before all food packagers around the world make the change. Right now it is a big deal in places like India, because the growth has been so sudden and dramatic, there is no room for antiquated technology.
As always, we are ahead of the innovation curve. Lintech has the round-rail shaftings, ball screw assemblies, and linear slides necessary to help the food processing industry move boldly into the 21st century.
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I didn’t know that there was such a difference between air-actuated cylinders and electromechanical cylinders. As you mentioned, changing to these new cylinders will decrease cost, thus boosting productivity. I would love to go to a processing plant and see these cylinders in action.