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Time is precious, especially to bakers.  The smallest problem can cause valuable lost time Bread picturein production and that equals = MONEY.  Plan a strategy that will help prevent breakdowns and ensure your productivity will keep going.   Here is a list of monthly preventative measures for high-speed mixers you can do to help maintain production and prevent costly repairs in the future.safety

  1. Agitator-High Speed Roller Bars–Re-torque bolts. Replace as needed.
  2. Agitator-High Speed Roller Bars  –Check for side-to-side motion.
  3. Agitator Shaft Bearings Check for undue noise, vibration, excessive heat.
  4. Bowl Mounting  Re-torque all bolts.
  5. Canopy–Check flour gate system.
  6. Canopy–Inspect all seals for damage or wear. Replace as needed.
  7. Gear Reducer–Check oil level, quality.    Monthly
  8. Gear Reducer–Drain, flush, refill reservoir. (Six Months)
  9. Hydraulic Tilt System–Change fluid. (Six Months)
  10. Hydraulic Tilt Cylinders–Manually grease rod ends.
  11. Motor Coupling–Check rubber element. Check set screws.
  12. Refrigeration System–Check for refrigerant leaks.
  13. Refrigeration System Replace refrigeration hose (DX only).(Yearly)
  14. Bowl Side Seals–Check for adjustment and wear.
High Speed, Roller Bar Horizontal Mixer made by Peerless Food Equipment

High Speed, Roller Bar Horizontal Mixer made by Peerless Food Equipment

Here at Peerless, we highly recommend a PMP or Production Maintenance Program.  This program offers inspections to your machine in a 6, 12, 24 and 36 month interval.  Our technicians will inspect, repair, calibrate and document machinery performance, as well as provide technical training to operations and maintenance personnel.    To learn more about this program visit us today at http://www.peerlessfood.com/parts-and-service/

Sanitary Shaft Seals – Are they worth the added expense?

Over the years, how many times have seal leaks affected your production?  How many times have you had to stop a line because of contamination caused by leaks.  How much money did that cost in lost production and downtime?  If you stopped to think about it, I bet you would be amazed.  Bakers have accepted this nuisance as common industry standards.  

Our customers have said they want seals that do not leak.  Quick and easy sanitation.  Quick and easy maintenance and field retrofitable.  shaft seal picture

The NEW Peerless Shaft Seals are designed to withstand the most stringent applications in mixing.  The Rotary Shaft Seals (available for both Horizontal and  Vertical Mixers) are reliable and easily maintained.

Here is the value added to your productions bottom line:

  • Seals do NOT leak
  • Does not wear shaft
  • Field retrofitable
  • Long life, low maintenance
  • Available for Slurry Mixers
  • Available for Horizontal Mixers
  • Custom design available for competitive product
  • Seal consumable

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With these new seals, you eliminate the daily tasks of disassembly, cleaning and reinstalling of shaft seals.  They provide almost zero maintenance for thousands of hours and prevents bearing and shaft failure.

Sanitation is a key word in todays industry and on the mind of bakers around the world.  Wtih the Sanitary Shaft Seals with Air Purge, you can see how this is invaluable.