Diamond Hi-Cor Meat Processing Machine Case Study

A Solution for the Food & Beverage Industry
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The Challenge

A leading meat processing company was experiencing premature wear on its Hi-Cor machine. This machine separates different parts of animal meat. Due to the nature of the application, coming in close contact with food, a corrosion-resistant option was needed. When using the competitor’s chain, the company experienced unreliable service life and high costs.

The Solution

As a solution, Diamond experts recommended stainless steel chain. Stainless steel chain is recommended for applications involving exposure to chemicals, caustic acids or sterilized environments. Diamond offers two types of stainless steel chain – AP and 300 Series. For this application, the AP Series seemed to be the best fit. Diamond®️ AP Series stainless steel chains provide optimum balance between wear performance and corrosion-resistance.

The Result

After replacing the competing product with Diamond®️ AP Series Stainless Steel chain, wear life increased from 12 weeks to 24 weeks. This increase saved the manufacturer $134,935 after one year and is projected to save $674,678 after five years.