Commercial food processors have the critical task of delivering healthy and nutritious foodstuffs to markets across the world. In this sector, the primary way of transporting liquid and solid feedstock from one area to the next is a network of bent metal components and assemblies.
Streamline your food processing capabilities with metal bending from Tube-Tec Bending. Our specialty is the manufacture of conventional and custom metal shapes for demanding sanitary and high-purity agricultural processing businesses.
Consumers benefit from industrial food processors in a variety of ways. These organizations can produce large quantities of foodstuffs quickly and affordably, which increases the overall supply and shelf life of food products.
To maximize production, manufacturers utilize a range of corrosion-resistant and easy-to-clean materials bent at unique angles to cultivate, transport, store, and distribute food products. Transforming metal into intricate shapes isn’t easy, though.
Metal beams, bars, tubes, and pipes don’t bend effortlessly and are hard to manufacture to precise tolerances. The following defects can occur from substandard metal bending processes.
- Wall thinning
Integrating subpar bent metals into your food processing application carries a lot of risks. A defect can weaken a material’s structural integrity and cause leak points. Imperfections also attract unwanted contaminants like bacteria, causing food to spoil, taste foul, and become potentially unsafe to eat. These issues can result in injury, downtime, and lost revenues.
Tube-Tec Bending is your precision metal bending partner for food processing applications. Our skilled team has years of experience delivering metal products bent to exact tolerances on time and at a competitive price. Our capabilities include:
- Pipe bending
- Bar bending
- Beam bending
- Tube bending
- Channel bending
- Structural bending
- Helical bending
- Compound bending
- Offset bending
Bent metal products for food processing applications are typically used to move, process, store, and disperse liquids, semisolids, and solids. These materials often support loads and withstand pressures, temperatures, and chemicals. Examples include:
- Tanks and vessels
Whether the design is simple or complex, Tube-Tec Bending can meet exacting customer requirements. We utilize industry-leading machines that generate bends with pinpoint accuracy and the utmost quality.
Materials We Bend
Tube-Tec Bending understands the food and beverage industry’s unique challenges, whether they’re sanitation requirement, degradation from corrosion, or space constraints. Our team of experts knows the characteristics of materials and the optimum way to bend them. While we bend just about any metal type, materials we work with regularly include:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
Stainless steel is a very common material for food processing applications. From tools to surfaces, this metal is highly suitable for agriculture production, handling, and packaging. The following are a few reasons why food processors have adapted stainless steel.
- High strength
- Low weight
- Easy to clean
- Chemically resistant
- Simple to fabricate
Suppose you already have a project but aren’t sure which material type is best. In that case, Tube-Tec Bending can pinpoint a high-value solution that improves the food processing application performance, longevity, and safety.
Your Food Processing Partner
Delivering high-quality food products to customers across the globe isn’t easy. The conditions are harsh, hours are long, and challenges are enormous.
When partnering with Tube-Tec Bending, we’ve your food-grade pipe bending needs covered.
Give us a call for additional information about our metal bending services for food processing applications.