Plastic Products for the Food Manufacturing Sector
Plasweld has a strong presence in food manufacturing. We fabricate and supply many products such as machine guards, metal detector funnels, chain guides,wear strips, conveyor chain, belts and sprockets.
We are often asked to replicate OEM components which would normally need to be imported from overseas at considerable cost. Our local manufacturing facility means we can quickly respond to the needs of our customers saving them time and money.
We also make an array of custom products for smaller food producers such as sneeze guards and displays for farmers markets, cake stands, rubber glove dispensers, grease traps and pretty much anything else we are asked to do.
Sneeze Guards for Farmers Markets
Portable acrylic sneeze guards have been really popular of late. Probably because the health inspector is cracking down! The guards pictured enable the stall holder to operate out of the back of their van by displaying their produce in an eye catching yet hygienic way. The shelf at the top makes a handy service counter. All sizes and configurations can be accommodated.
Yes, we've made a few!
Biscuit Tray: (we refuse to say cookie!)
A Subway franchise gave us a sample of a clear plastic biscuit tray they were using which was too weak and prone to breaking. We made up some copies out of food grade polyethylene which are virtually indestructible. We didn't charge any extra for the dust!!
Itty Bitty Grease Trap
Yet another unusual request. This time a grease trap for a house boat. Nothing unusual about that you may say but considering it only holds 20 litres it seemed like a lot of effort for a small result. However the EPA is South Australia is getting tough (as they should) on dumping waste directly into the Murray River.
This was an interesting job we did for a local chicken processor. It is a press for making chicken kebabs on skewers. You can guess from the picture how it works to produce up to 20 kebabs at a time. We made it from food grade polypropylene.
Metal Detector chutes
We can made funnels is all shapes and sizes.
reject box front
An example of reject boxes that we have been making for a food packaging company. Traditionally underweight items were simply rejected into milk crates on the floor which left open the possibility that they would make their way back into the packaging area. These boxes are specially designed to capture the rejects and contain the in a secure compartment which has a keyed lock. Made from food grade polypropylene they give the manufacture and there customers peace of mind
Round to Square food grade metal detector funnel
We make lots of funnels from food grade plastic for use in metal detection in the food packaging industry. They can be any size or shape and this is a good photo of square bottom morphing into a round top.
We make heaps of safety guards. Usually they are made from clear Lexan polycarbonate however every now and then we need to make them from hi-viz yellow PE.
Vending Machine Tray
This tray holds chocolates in a vending machine. We made it from clear acrylic to the broken sample provided by our customer and, once drawn up in CAD our CNC router cut out all the parts ready for assembly.
Metal detector guard
This machine guard was made from food grade PE for use in a food packaging company. Virtually indestructible it has a replaceable 6mm replaceable polycarbonate inspection window.
Machine Guard 1
Many machine guards are made from clear polycarbonate which, although strong, will not last forever. We have come up with a design for almost indestructible machine guards made from food grade polycarbonate. Because they are plastic they will not interfere with metal detection units and the replaceable Lexan panels (pictured here with protective masking in place) provide vision into the guard.
Machine Guard 2
This is another shot of our 'indestructible' poly machine guard showing machined cut outs.
Cash Register Cover - Rear
Cash Register Cover Rear - We make up clear acrylic cash register covers to suit most of the new electronic models of tills. These covers protect the cash register from spills caused by drinkers and also encourage bar staff to pass drinks around the till rather than over it.
With some electronic cash registers costing over a couple of grand, Plasweld till covers will save you heaps and certainly work our cheaper than the cost of a service call.
Cash Register Cover Front
Cash register Cover Front
Self Bunded Phosphoric Acid Tank - Split Shot
Plasweld was asked by a leading food manufacturer to make a self bunded tank to contain phosphoric acid.
The tanks pictured hold just over 1700 litres and are made from HDPE sheet. This picture shows the inner holding tank, which is fully reinforced with steel surround, being slid inside the outer skin. The outer skin or bund has a capacity of 110% and was also fully reinforced with a stainless steel frame (not shown).
Self Bunded Tank Phosphoric Acid Tank Combined
This picture shows the inner and outer tanks combined. Note the silhouette of the internal steel frame, lifting lugs and weather proof top flange.
Self Bunded Tank Phosphoric Acid Tank Lid Detail
This picture provided detail of the top. You can see various threaded PE fittings along with a quality hinged 355mm diametre inspection hatch.
Sneeze Guards Single Pane
These simple sneeze guards are a great alternative to the traditional cabinet style. They are easy to transport as they stackable, light weight and modular. Perfect for bread, fudge, nuts etc.
These sneeze guards provide a healthy way to display food at farmers markets, hospital canteens, school fetes, council events and so on.
Poly Reject Box for metal Detection
These poly covers speak for themselves. Food grade and very robust they allow for metal detection in food processing.
This clear acrylic box was made from 6MM Perspex and was designed to protect printers in a dusty warehousing environment. It has a hinged access door, ventilation holes and is open at the bottom so that it van be placed over the printer.
Salad Bar Box
This salad box is made from 6mm clear Perspex. It was designed by our customer for the purpose of holding salad in a mobile spud van. It can be filled with ice and the salads placed on top. It is therefore waterproof. It has a hinged lid and drainage plug at the front. In this picture it still has the protective masking which will be later removed by the customer for a perfectly clear finish.
Square to Round Funnel
Square to round! Never easy but always possible.
Square to round 2
Still looks square!
Square to round 3
Ah, so that's how they did it - by thinking outside the square!
Sneeze Guards Salt
Here's one of our great customers making good use of our sneeze guards to protect her wonderful display of spices
Sneeze Guards Salt 2
You can look but you can't touch!
Metal Detector Cover
We open replace clear polycarbonate machine guards (which are prone to stress fractures and breaking) with extremely robust food grade HDPE. We put in replaceable windows made from impact resistant polycarbonate which allows a good range of vision should product get held up on the conveyor.
Salami Slicer Cover
Another example of a replacement cover for a slicing machine. The original was made from clear 10mm polycarbonate and lasted only 6 months before it had to be replaced. Our customer asked us to make something more robust which we did using 10mm food grade HDPE and installed a clear viewing window. Covers made like this are virtually indestructible and outlast the OEM models many times over.