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Find the right stainless steel solution

It is not easy finding the right lifting product for food, drinks, pharma and cleanroom environments.

Firstly you need to establish which level of hygiene is needed for the workspace (see picture above). Depending on where in the production facility you are there are several options. In reception and dispatch a painted model is likely to do the job while a lifting table in the middle of the production line would often call for a stainless steel or Hygienic Design solution.

Then there are regulations to take into consideration. Contamination risks are a no-go and the products ability to be cleaned is very important. Furthermore, there is the need for ergonomic solutions to make sure that the employees are taken care of.

The product needs to be hygienic and corrosion resistant as well as reliable, safe and strong. And these are just to mention a few of the considerations to be handled. Luckily Translyft has more than 50 years’ experience with lifting solutions for these industries.

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The challenges

In for example the food industry there are many repetitive tasks such as lifting, tipping and rotating movements that quickly can wear out even a machine. That is why the solutions needs to be reliable and sturdy.

The food, drinks, pharma, and cleanroom industries often take place in acidic or saline environments which is highly corrosive.

With the intensive cleaning procedures many metals are not compatible with tasks in these industries. See our white paper on cleaning efficiency and cleaning effect here: 

White paper: Cleaning efficiency & effect

Stainless steel is the answer to all of this . It is stronger than most other metals. It is corrosion resistant and can handle the tough environments. It is easy to clean because the surface roughness is low, and it can withstand the tough cleaning procedures again and again. Stainless steel also ensures high product purity and does not react chemically with any food or liquid.

Standard stainless steel products

See our standard stainless steel lifting tables. Each and every one of them can be customized to fit your exact needs. If you have questions, please contact us at +45 9886 4900 or click the "Get a quote" button on your top right.

Customized ergonomics is the key to healthy employees and productivity

In the food industry many things simply have to be done by hand. Because the ingredients aren’t one size fits all. Because the processes are ever-changing. Because humans are instrumental to world class quality. 

But doing it by hand doesn’t mean doing it alone or without help.

Customized hydraulic solutions that fit your exact need are the key to:

  • a better working environment
  • a more effective production
  • a human-centered machine-supported company

At Translyft we find and produce the solutions that fit your need. With more than 55 years of experience and an ongoing innovative approach we are the number one choice if you want a solution that suits your needs for ergonomics, hygiene and customization.

We’re simply the number one choice for hydraulic solutions in the food industry.

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Two types of stainless steel

There are different types of stainless steel alloys that make them optimal for different environments. At Translyft we offer two types of stainless steel: Aisi 304 and Aisi 316. Both are hygienic, durable, heat resistant, corrosion resistant and perfect for food, drinks, pharma, and cleanroom environments.

The Aisi 304 alloy contains 18% chromium and 10% nickel and is highly corrosion resistant. It is the most commenly used and appropriate for the food, drinks and sometimes the pharmaceutical industry.

The Aisi 316 contains 17% chromium, 12% nickel and 2,2% molybdenum. It is advised to use this alloy in very corrosive environments with high chloride or sulfhuric acid hazards. We also recommend this solution for offshore solutions and industries near the coast because acids in salt water also increases the risk of rust and tarnish.

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As hygienic as you need it to be

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There isn’t one hygienic standard. There are many, depending on e.g the sort of production and the place in the production chain. At Translyft we work with 3 categories – and an endless number of possible adjustments:


Basic Limited washing and/or no hygiene needs


Need for washing but low contamination risk


High demand for hygiene, washing and food safety

Injury reduction is good for business. There’s a lot you can do

According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Britains national regulator for workplace health and safety, more than 30 % of the injuries in the food and drink industry are related to manual handling such as: 

  • stacking/unstacking containers 
  • pushing wheeled racks 
  • handling drinks containers 
  • packing products 
  • cutting, boning, jointing, trussing and evisceration 

In Britain alone this sums up to around 1,700 acute injuries every year. And that’s just the number of injuries that are reported to HSE. 

Research from HSE furthermore indicates that positive steps by management could have prevented injury in about 70% of all incidents (not just those related to manual handling) – and that action by workers could have prevented another 10%. 

And just as important. A reduction in the number of injuries isn’t just good for the health and safety of the employees. It’s good for business as well due to reduced costs, higher productivity, higher employee satisfaction, increased trust and a better reputation.

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Want to know more about our stainless steel solutions? Give us a call at +45 9886 4900 or fill in the contact form below and we will contact you. 

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