Food Processing

Industry Sector Focus: A “Door to Door” approach

The Food Industry encompasses a wide range of companies, all of whom are involved in moving and or processing Food designed to wind up on our Table tops. These products may actually be generated from raw materials, or they may simply involve basic processing and packaging. Whatever the end product, these companies all have one thing in common, they are all moving something from the receiving end of their facilities to their finished goods shipping end of their operations. What happens to the materials moving through this process is what we at TnT Handling are all about. We move the raw materials, be it in boxes, drums, bags, totes etc??? via lifting devices, aid in the processing of the actual raw materials, facilitate packing and palletizing, and offer equipment to get the palletized goods back to the loading docks for their trip to market. Aided by Stainless Steel offerings in our carts, lifters, cranes, processing and debagging equipment and machinery for packaging & palletizing, we help to ensure a sanitary process for the handling of todays??? Foodstuffs.

Cart Transport Systems:

TnT offers a wide range of Battery Operated Cart options. Each is designed to suit a custom manufacturing niche, from taking the full pallet at receiving to in-line production requirements all the way through to final palletizing and final shipping requirements. Some of the key product functions:

  • Pallet movers & Stackers
  • Bin Lift, Tilt & Rotate Systems for Production requirements
  • Roll Lift & Rotate Systems for Packaging Operations
  • Custom & Standard Tooling for a wide range of Production Applications


Lift Tables:

TnT Lift Table selections incorporate a range of both mechanical and powered designs. In both ranges we offer enclosure features as well as stainless steel construction, an ideal selection for the Food Industry to suit washdown duty requirements including:

  • Spring Loaded Lift Tables
  • Air bag style lift tables
  • Pneumatic Cylinder Powered Lift Tables
  • Electric/Battery Powered Lift Tables

Vacuum Lifters:

TnT Vacuum Lifter Offerings find a wide range of application potential in the Food Industry, from basic order picking in warehouse operations, to drum handling and carton palletizing from end of line production operations including:

  • Vacuum Bag Lifters
  • Vacuum Drum Lifters for both lifting & pouring
  • Vacuum Carton Handling

Crane Systems:

TnT Crane system offerings offer the ability to cover small targeted depalletizing applications to suit mixing operations, or larger warehousing applications to suit order picking operations. Cranes are offered in carbon steel, aluminum & stainless, depending on the level or protection required in the application area, in design selections as follows:

  • Free Standing Straight arm Jibs in a range of capacities
  • Articulated Jib Cranes, in wall, ceiling or floor mounted designs
  • Bridge Cranes to suit a range of areas, also in freestanding or ceiling supported models



TnT offers a range of manipulators readily suited to the heavier duty requirements found in many Food Plant Operations. Liquids and additives, stored in 55 gallon drums, often require lifting and pouring, trailer loads of Coffee Beans require the movement of bags often in excess of 150 lbs. to be offloaded and moved throughout Processing Facilities, among many other difficult material handling tasks made effortless with this equipment. Systems are available in the following designs, in carbon steel, steel-it painted finish and stainless:

  • Portable, and low profile systems for truck unloading and flexible usage requirements
  • Column mounted systems for operations centered near existing building columns
  • Crane mounted systems, in manual and powered versions for wider area coverage
  • Fixed Ceiling mounted systems to keep floor areas clear

Powder Handling:

TnT offers a range of Powder Process Equipment designed for moving raw materials into the various Food Plant mixing operations. There is quite often times a challenge, especially with difficult to handle and hazardous materials (Exp risk items in particular) and volume throughput requirements that can create Health and Safety hazards for employees. Whether it be moving free flowing coffee beans through opening systems at several thousand pounds a minute, or mitigating explosion proof risks in Flour and Sugar handling applications, our equipment offerings have solutions to assist. Virtually all offerings are available in a wide range of materials of construction combined with machine finishes to suit any Food environment. A selection of these solutions outlined as follows:

  • Fabric Bag Silo???s
  • Empty Standard & Bulk Bag Compactors
  • Automated Bag Opening Systems


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Contact Information

TnT Handling, Inc.
P. O. Box 2020
West Chester, PA 19380-2020 USA

Phone: (610) 701-6350

Fax: (610) 701-6354

Facilities Address:
901 South Bolmar Street, Suite C
West Chester, PA 19382

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern - Monday - Friday