Food Grade Stainless Steel Motorized Driven Roller (MDR) Conveyor System

A stainless steel, food grade MDR conveyor system allows the processing of raw ingredients through packaged, ready to eat product.

TYPE: Powered Motorized Driven Roller Conveyors - 24 Volt MDR Conveyors

MODEL: Stainless Steel Food Grade Motorized Driven Roller Smart Conveyor (MDR) System

A stainless steel motorized driven roller conveyor (MDR) system can be designed by Thomas Conveyor & Equipment to meet the needs of food processing operations. A food grade MDR conveyor allows the processing of raw ingredients and packaged, ready-to-eat products.

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  MDR Features Include:

  • Low power consumption
  • Long motor life
  • Achievement of desired speeds
  • Low maintenance
  • Zone lengths, frame widths, roller spacing, and speeds are all configurable to your application!
  • Walk-through lift gates are available allowing increased operator access without the extra weight of a standard conveyor
  • Stainless steel construction
  • All drive components are “plug and play” resulting in minimal maintenance and fast troubleshooting/repairs
  • Common components are used throughout a line, resulting in fewer spare parts
  • Optional pneumatic stops, pushers, turners and casters

Food Grade MDR Options:

  • Rollers can be custom-built for extreme temperature ranges, high speed, and wash-down environments along with many other customizations
  • Stainless components are washdown ready, other components such as motors, control enclosures, bearings can be upgraded to washdown ready
  • Conveyor frame can be customized to allow disassembly or can be full weld.

MDR Conveyor Sanitation Options

Wipedown Series for Dry Cleanup

  • Carbon Steel Materials
  • Industrial Designs
  • FDA Powder Coated
  • NonWashdown Drive
  • NEMA-1 Electrical/ Control Items

Washdown Series for Wet Cleanup

  • Stainless Steel Materials
  • Washdown Designs
  • Washdown Drive
  • NEMA-4X Electrical/Control Items

Hygienic Series for Sanitary Cleanup

  • Stainless Steel Materials
  • Hygienic Open/Cleanable Designs
  • Stainless Steel Drive
  • NEMA-4X Electrical/Control Item


  • Part Positioning
  • Stepped Assembly
  • Indexing
  • Machine Integration
  • Robotics/Robotic Interface
  • Industrial Automation
  • Food Processing
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing
  • Snack Food & Bakery
  • Packaged Foods
  • Contract Packaging
  • Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Automated Assembly
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Agriculture
  • Surgical/Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Specialty Packaging
  • Heat Sealing
  • Casting, Pasting and Sintering
  • Linear Motion
  • Printing
  • Plating


Stainless steel conveyor systems are ideal for the food manufacturing sector, due to some of the following advantages:

  • Hygienic Maintenance
    The food and beverage industry needs to maintain thorough hygienic conditions for all their processes. Stainless steel conveyors are capable of maintaining such hygiene. Their excellent resistance against corrosion, as well as over-heating, make them ideal for the displacement of items such as meats, produce, and grains.
  • Expedient Food Transfers
    Another benefit of stainless steel conveyors is their tight transfer of food items at exact intervals. Timely delivery of often perishable food items is essential during food processing, as well as automated packaging.
  • Transfer of Slippery Food Items
    For wet and slick food items, stainless steel conveyors can be mesh belted. This asissts in the displacement of food items without slippage.
  • Cost Effectiveness
    Stainless steel conveyor systems are cost-effective and have a long functioning life. Belts and components are easily maintained and long lasting. Also, thanks to automated technologies, labor costs are reduced for the transfer of items across manufacturing facilities.

Transfer of Product Using Stainless Steel Systems

The versatile nature of stainless steel conveyor systems make them suitable for various food items, such as:

  • Bakery Products
    Stainless steel conveyor systems provide optimal temperature conditions for bakery product displacement and offer solutions for automated filling, packaging, and labeling of baked food items.
  • Meats and Seafood
    Poultry products and seafood require clean, hygienic conditions. Such conditions are facilitated by stainless steel conveyors while transferring these items for processing and packaging
  • Dairy Products
    Packaging of difficult to handle dairy products like cheese, butter, milk, and curds is done efficiently using stainless steel conveyor systems.
  • Miscellaneous
    Numerous other food items like spices, condiments, beverages, confectioneries, fruits, etc. are transported in food manufacturing using stainless steel conveyors.

For more information on Food Grade Stainless Steel Motorized Driven Roller (MDR) Conveyor Systems please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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