Food quality and safety is paramount

FoodWe understand the critical nature of your food quality and safety, your company’s reputation, and your bottom line. There can be no contamination. No clouds of dust. The ingredients must flow to exactly where and when and in the amounts you need them. Friable material can’t crumble, moist product can’t cake, silky powder can’t flood the system, abrasive granules can’t tear up the conveyor, fragile product can’t break and mixed ingredients can’t separate. Your equipment must be easy to disassemble, washdown, sanitize and reassemble. There simply is no time, no product, or money to waste.

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For these reasons we have specific equipment options designed to address the needs of the food industry. Sealed conveyors, dust containment, cleanability options, food-grade components, automation through controls, minior ingredient addition, and much more. In addition, if you need assistance with a complete material handling system layout, our experienced engineers can help you with your complete project requirements.

Our Application Experts have experience in:

  • Bakery productsFood Assembly Production Line
  • Dairy products
  • Grain products
  • Snack products
  • Preserved fruits and vegetables
  • Sugar and confectionery products
  • Coffee/tea
  • Miscellaneous foods and kindred products
  • And more

Our Equipment and systems are designed to handle your specific material handling needs from unload through process, to packaging.

  • Rail and truck unloading
  • Pneumatic conveying to silo
  • Addition of major ingredients into the process (batch weigh system)
  • Gain-in-weight batching (GIW)
  • Loss-in-weight batching (LIW)
  • Extrusion via loss-in-weight powder and liquid feeding
Adding Dry Ingredients in Biscuit Factory
  • Minor ingredient addition
  • Batching of major and minor premixes
  • Continuous mixing (LIW feeding and dense phase vacuum conveying)
  • Vacuum conveying


See below for all technical resources applicable to the Food industry.

Case Study: Helix® is the Top Choice for Specialty Dry Bulk Food Company

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor installation in food processing plant.CHALLENGE
Guixens Food Group, located in Tampa, Fla., needed a single conveyor for their new facility that could handle material bulk densities ranging from ultra-fine corn flour to fragile dry beans. Having used Hapman’s Helix flexible screw conveyor in their Miami facility for years, the company approached Hapman for help in streamlining their process with a cost-effective conveyor that’s simple to use, easy to clean, and has the operational capabilities to convey a vast array of materials.

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Case Study: Basic American Foods Expands Plant Capacity in Record Time, Ensures Reliability with Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors

Vacuum Conveyor System installed at a food processing plant.CHALLENGE
A processor must expand its capacity and add new lines in half the time normally required for such a project. The material being conveyed is a very fine powder and can be problematic.

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Case Study: Helix® Flexible Screw Conveyor Feeds Innovative Tubular Form, Fill and Seal Packaging Solution

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor with hopper installation.CHALLENGE
A packaging equipment supplier needs a low-cost, reliable conveying solution to keep his innovative form-fill-seal solution demonstrating at capacity.


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Application Review: Sweets Manufacturer Batching From Standard and Bulk Bags

Bulk Bag DischargerCHALLENGE
A major manufacturer of sweets required a highly versatile system to convey and accurately weigh batches for mixing and discharge into a hopper before final processing into their calcium food supplement.

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Application Review: Snack Food Producer with One Conveyor for Many Jobs - Portable Hi/Lo Helix® Flexible Screw Conveying System

Helix Flexible Screw ConveyorCHALLENGE
One of the nation's largest producers of snack foods required a way to quickly clean the conveyor in between batches. It also required the ability to move the conveyor from location to location.


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Application Review: Overcoming the Challenges of Handling Salt in Bulk

Bulk Bag UnloaderCHALLENGE
An Italian food processor added a new pasta line to meet growing demand for small batch, premium pasta. The granulated salt used for this process came in 2,000 lb bags, had a fine particle size and was hygroscopic in nature. The combination of these characteristics, coupled with the transportation time, left the processor with material that had formed large dense clumps inside the bag. The clumps of salt caused flow issues from the FIBC’s and created challenges for properly dissolving the salt in water to obtain the correct percentage of salinity. The Italian food processor reached out to Hapman to help with their material flow challenge.

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White Paper: How to Get the Most Out of Your Flexible Screw Conveyor

Various augers for a Flexible Screw Conveyor.Increasing Conveyor Performance and Efficiency
Due to their relatively low cost and simple construction, flexible screw conveyors are one of the most common types of conveyors used by manufacturers. The reason for this is that the screw is the only part of the conveyor that moves. The only other major components are the tubular housing, and the electric motor that drives the screw (also called the auger).

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