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New bin tipper improves hygiene and reduces injuries in high-volume foodservice operations
Designed for kitchens that produce more than 600lbs of food waste daily, the new SBT-140 safely and efficiently unloads full bins into a biodigester or dumpster.
Powered by a low-pressure hydraulic mechanism that assures worker safety and quiet operation, the stainless-steel bin tipper lifts bins weighing up to 150lbs (70Kg) and deposits the contents into any waste receptacle. Designed for emptying heavy organic waste bins into a dumpster, it can also be paired with high-volume Power Knot LFC-300 or LFC-500 biodigesters, which biologically convert waste food into grey water.
Food waste can accumulate quickly in a high-volume kitchen. Emptying a full bin is unhygienic and physically challenging - manually lifting full bins of food waste into a dumpster can all too easily result in worker injuries and messy accidents. The SBT tipper ensures safe and efficient emptying of heavy bins and users require minimal training to be able to operate it.
Safety features include dual switches that require the operator to have hands on them at all times for operation, a red light on the opposite side to warn other personnel, a safety cutout switch with a removable key, and solid lockable wheels. Further, the center of mass of the bin and its contents are at all times within the footprint of the SBT bin tipper, ensuring that it cannot tip over. The tipper can be equipped with optional side panels with a mesh screen and an interlocking door.
"We designed the SBT-140 from the ground up for use in professional foodservice environments, which demand simplicity, reliability, and hygiene," says Iain Milnes, president of the manufacturing company, Power Knot. "Since Power Knot bin tippers are constructed from the same high-grade stainless steel as our range of biodigesters they are easy to keep clean and are extremely durable.
"Power Knot SBT bin tippers are the most technologically advanced machines available, and include a three-year warranty. They fit through any standard door and can be configured to handle American, European, and Australasian styles of bins up to 35 gallons (140 litres). The battery provides a full week of operation between charges (a built-in battery meter indicates when charging is needed) and the entire tipper is waterproof and can be hosed down to maintain cleanliness.
9th May 2019