INSIGHTS

Read our November 2014 Newsletter

Food Safety Initiative
November 2014
In This Email…
CIP System Success Story
Holiday Hours
Mobile CIP Cart
From the Experts
New Corporate Headquarters

CIP System Success Story

 

SPEC successfully implemented a CIP Product Transfer System of Soup Mix for a global leader in cereal, pre-cooked dinners, & snack bars. SPEC’s Mobile CIP Cart System replaced a dense phase pneumatic system and our customer was able to

cut their cleaning time by 400%!

Read about more of SPEC’s recent projects here.

SPEC Holiday Hours:

SPEC Would like to wish our customers a safe and happy winter season!
With the winter holidays approaching, SPEC will be closing a few days to spend time with our friends and families. In anticipation of the season, we would like to remind our customers of our holiday hours.

SPEC offices will be closed:

November 27
December 24, 25, 31
January 1


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PACK Expo

Earlier this month SPEC supported its partner company, HMC Manufacturing at the PACK Expo!
 

Increase Cleaning Efficiency 
Save Time and $$ with Mobile CIP Cart

SPEC offers a fully customizable Mobile CIP Cart. SPEC’s Mobile CIP Cart is designed for “one-touch” automated multi-cycle operation for a multitude of process equipment applications. Functions include: cleaning, rinsing, detergent washing, hot water sterilization, cold water rinsing, and drying. SPEC’s Mobile CIP Cart is fully customizable for use with mechanical conveying equipment and can be easily transported.

The SPEC CIP solution can communicate with an existing QC network to provide data to meet SQF and ISO 22000 requirements. Read more about the Mobile CIP Cart at www.cipcart.com.  Or click here to download our brochure.  
Call SPEC today for a quote on a Mobile CIP Cart: 
815-676-5006

What the Experts Say…
 

The Cleaning Process
Cleaning is a process, not just a chemical. Cleaning processes tend to include not only the cleaning chemistry (or cleaning agent) but also force, temperature and time. Most cleaning activities consist of three steps: washing (sometimes also called cleaning), rinsing and drying. The wash step separates the soil from the surface to which it adheres, moves the soil away from the surface and keeps soil from redepositing on the surface. The rinse step removes residual cleaning agent and may also continue the washing action. The rinsing agent is typically water. In some but not all instances in food processing, excess water must be removed by drying. These three steps involve the use of different materials and frequently different equipment. It is important to consider all of these steps together when designing or changing a cleaning process. It is also important to consider how the methods and materials of cleaning can differ from one area to another, depending on what needs to be cleaned, and the risks of less-than-adequate cleaning.

-Ed Kanegsberg, Ph.D., and Barbara Kanegsberg

New SPEC Corporate Headquarters   

SPEC’s Corporate Headquarters are moving out of the city and to the suburbs. We are excited to be renovating a new space for offices and a new assembly and innovation warehouse. Check back for pictures of the finished space soon!

Please note our new information in your records:

Address: 25523 W Ruff St., Plainfield, IL 60585

Phone: 815-676-5006
Fax: 630-303-9800
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