How can rotary turntables be used in the food industry?

Do you work in the food industry?

As one of the UK’s largest manufacturing sectors – forming part of a diverse and complex supply chain – businesses are always looking for ways to improve productivity to keep pace with ever-growing consumer demands. 

And one such way to do so would be to invest in a rotary turntable.

What is a rotary turntable?

Rotary turntables (also known as lazy Susan turntables) are widely used throughout different areas of manufacturing.

In the food industry, they’re typically placed at the end of a production line or packing station, allowing workers to process products efficiently whilst they accumulate.

Implementing a rotary turntable will effectively (yet safely) speed up the production process – ultimately saving your business valuable time and money.

3 ways rotary turntables are used in the food industry

· Hygienic product handling

In a fast-paced industry, there is no room to sacrifice product quality or output and you must comply with the strictest food hygiene regulations.

Investing in a rotary turntable will help to eliminate the risk of shoddy goods and expensive product recalls.

These systems are manufactured from stainless steel, a material that’s incredibly easy to clean and maintain – preventing cross-contamination and ensuring food goods are safe for consumption.

· Cost-effective sortation

Rotary turntables are often used at the end of the production line for final checks before packaging.

However, they present a cost-effective solution for feeding and sorting products at various stages throughout the production plant, too.

Guard rails can be fitted to ensure products stay in place – reducing wastages – and they facilitate in-feed and out-feed conveyors.

Diverter arms can also be added to ensure products transfer smoothly to the next stage of production.

· Enhanced productivity

When it comes to improving the efficiency of your production lines, you can’t go wrong with a lazy Susan turntable.

Making use of such equipment will help to streamline processing and packing operations without the need for additional staff.

With fixed and variable speed options available, you can customise your rotary turntable to suit your operation. And more importantly, you can be confident that food products will be accumulated and replenished effectively.

Ready to invest in a rotary turntable?

The lazy Susan turntable is an invaluable piece of equipment for food businesses looking to optimise their production line – avoiding expensive product recalls and a tarnished reputation.

The rotary turntables we supply, here at SSME, are made from top-quality stainless steel. Boasting excellent durability, they will deliver lasting efficiency when used as a standalone piece of equipment or as part of an integrated system (i.e. food conveyor).

If you have any questions about our rotary turntables or you need an expert opinion before you commit to buying one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’re always on hand and would love to share our knowledge and expertise.

Simply give us a call on 0121 661 6346 or drop us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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