Counting down the days to IBA Fair 2023

IPCO is the world’s leading manufacturer of stainless and carbon steel belts for the food processing industry, where they are used as a conveying and processing medium in applications as diverse as baking, cooling, freezing, drying, steaming and more. 

IPCO steel belts are highly versatile, maintaining their strength and flexibility at operating temperatures from minus 80°C to +750°C. They can be supplied in solid form, or perforated to provide a longer-lasting, lighter alternative to wire mesh belts, and can be manufactured to virtually any length or width.

Any new development and highlights we should expect this year from IPCO at IBA 2023?

IPCO will be exhibiting under an overall message of We Love Food, highlighting the benefits that the company’s steel belts and associated equipment bring to the baking process and the quality of the end product.

The main focus at IBA will be the international launch of IPCO’s new laser cleaning service. Making use of high-power laser technology, IPCO has developed a portable system that removes burnt on residues from bake oven belts significantly faster than other processes, and usually enables bake operations to continue uninterrupted on nearby ovens.

With almost 100 years’ experience of working with the bakery industry, IPCO’s services range from the supply and installation of solid and perforated steel belts to system consultancy designed to maximise productivity and oven reliability. As part of this, the company’s global service teams can offer a comprehensive range of conveyor components and support end users through planned preventative maintenance.

Which other benefit will visitors receive for visiting IPCO’s stand?

We will have our IPCO’s industry specialists available every day of the fair to answer technical related questions, discuss requirements and advise on overall system performance.

IPCO has fully trained and equipped service teams on the ground in all regions, as well as a special engineering team who can travel anywhere in the world to troubleshoot issues and provide specialist support in the form of conveyor system upgrades. 

Which industry trends are your main focus points this year and beyond?

Manufacturers of baked products are looking to gain competitive edge in a number of ways, from product quality to system productivity, and IPCO’s ability to support this by improving the bake process, focusing on hygiene and maximising overall oven productivity will be a key message.

Sustainability is an increasingly important issue to everyone in the bakery industry and, as well as highlighting the longevity of steel belts – a 20 year working life is far from unusual – IPCO will have details of the energy savings that can be achieved using steel belts rather than mesh. The company’s new laser cleaning system also offers environmental benefits by eliminating the use of powerful chemicals.

Where to find IPCO’s booth?

We are exhibiting at one of the world’s leading trade fair IBA from 22 October 2023 – 26 October 2023, visit us at Hall C1, Stand 120, Munich, Germany.

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