Food & Beverage

Pilz: PSENslock / PSENslock 2 Safety Locking Device
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Pilz: PSENslock / PSENslock 2 Safety Locking Device

Need safety gate monitoring with process guarding for your movable guard? With the electromechanical safety locking device PSENslock / PSENslock 2, you can safeguard both swing gates and sliding gates, as well as covers and flaps efficiently, up to the highest category PL e, Cat. 4 of EN ISO 13849. Manipulation protection on the RFID safety switch offers reliable process protection for maximum productivity.

EPI Enclosures: NEMA 4X JIC Clamp Cover Only Enclosure
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EPI Enclosures: NEMA 4X JIC Clamp Cover Only Enclosure

EPI NEMA 4X JIC, Stainless Steel, Clamp Cover Only Enclosures are designed for use in areas that may be regularly hosed down or are very wet. They are suitable for use in dairies, breweries, and similar installations. They are also designed for use in areas where serious corrosion problems exist. Made from 16 or 14-gauge stainless steel (Type 304 2B). Enclosures feature external stainless steel screw clamps on all four sides for securing the cover.

Pfannenberg Highlights Compact Packaged CCE Chillers for Efficient and Reliable Cooling
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Pfannenberg Highlights Compact Packaged CCE Chillers for Efficient and Reliable Cooling

Pfannenberg, Inc. highlights its line of high-efficiency Compact Packaged (CCE) Chillers for a range of commercial and industrial applications. These compact chillers are an ideal centralized and cost-effective solution for use in machine tools, lasers, process control systems, and other applications where precise temperature control and reliability are critical.

Phoenix Contact: ESSENTIAL POWER – Power Supplies with Basic Functionality
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Phoenix Contact: ESSENTIAL POWER – Power Supplies with Basic Functionality

The ESSENTIAL POWER line from Phoenix Contact offers basic 24 V power functionality for controlled commercial environments. The ESSENTIAL power supplies are designed for basic, cost-sensitive applications, such as building automation, vending machines, test and simulation, and solar cell production. The ESSENTIAL power supplies are listed to UL 61010, are CE approved, and meet the IEC 61588-2-16 safety transformer standard. The power supplies have a wide temperature range and a flexible wide-range input.

5 Things to Know About the VX SE Floormount Enclosure System
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5 Things to Know About the VX SE Floormount Enclosure System

As the landscape of modern manufacturing continues to change and evolve, today’s manufacturers need increased industrial enclosure versatility, particularly when it comes to floormount enclosures. Recent trends, like retrofitting for warehouse automation and the need to reduce your automation footprint, are pushing manufacturers to source enclosures that offer high levels of protection and durability without sacrificing flexibility or ease of integration. The new Rittal VX SE Floormount enclosure system fits the bill.

SCHURTER: DG11/DG12 Series Classic Power Entry Module with Circuit Breaker Gets Even Better
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SCHURTER: DG11/DG12 Series Classic Power Entry Module with Circuit Breaker Gets Even Better

SCHURTER series DG11 and DG12 with and without mains filter features a first-of-its-kind ingress protection solution for IEC inlets, consisting of a seal gasket between the connector and mating V-Lock power cord. The blue colored latch of the V-Lock power cord and blue inlay of the appliance inlet indicate that the two have been equipped to provide an IP54 rating under load. The unit is screw mounted and rated IP67 between the power entry module and the panel.

Emerson: TopWorx DVR Switchbox – Compact Valve Position Indicator Engineered for Quick and Easy Commissioning
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Emerson: TopWorx DVR Switchbox – Compact Valve Position Indicator Engineered for Quick and Easy Commissioning

Recently, Emerson announced its new TopWorx DVR Switchbox, an entry-level addition to the DV Series of valve position indicators. It combines a durable resin enclosure, compact size and a patented cam design that provides water and wastewater systems, food and beverage production lines and industrial utilities a reliable valve position feedback tool. The TopWorx DVR Switchbox uses a low-profile indication to provide easy-to-read local position feedback.

Omron: SWIR Camera Series Enables Precision Inspection Across the Manufacturing Process Using Short Wave Infrared Technology
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Omron: SWIR Camera Series Enables Precision Inspection Across the Manufacturing Process Using Short Wave Infrared Technology

Omron Automation introduces the new SWIR camera series that uses unique Short Wave Infrared technology to help overcome common manufacturing challenges. By utilizing this latest technology, it delivers unmatched performance in capturing images and data exceeding the capabilities of traditional cameras. The sensitivity to wavelengths beyond what the human eye can see opens doors to many applications across industries.

Omron: MY-GS-R Relay Empowers Users with Enhanced Operational Visibility and Efficiency
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Omron: MY-GS-R Relay Empowers Users with Enhanced Operational Visibility and Efficiency

Omron Automation Americas adds advancements to its’ panel solutions with the new MY-GS-R relay. This addition allows users to verify the operational state accurately, while encompassing the other key features such as vibration resistance, reduced wiring times, and unified component dimensions. This relay can be integrated in broad industries with a variety of different applications, including food processing, packaging machinery, palletizing/de-palletizing, assembling, and material handling.

Pilz: PSENmlock mini and PSENslock 2
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Pilz: PSENmlock mini and PSENslock 2

When protecting guards, there are various factors to consider, depending on the application. For example, the type of safety gate, the respective installation situation and how it is used. With this in mind, Pilz is adding two new sensors to its portfolio of safety locking devices – PSENmlock mini for space-critical applications and PSENslock 2 with optimised hygienic design, as well as new versions with stainless steel components.

EAO: Series 82 with Cable Connection
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EAO: Series 82 with Cable Connection

EAO has extended the robust Series 82 with a new product variant with vibration-resistant cable connections. It is common to expose pushbuttons and indicators to extremely harsh operating conditions. For example in the food and beverage industry, where alkaline cleaning agents and corrosion severely affect HMIs. In addition, external factors in the form of hard-to-remove dirt, fine dust, along with severe vibrations and blunt impacts also require HMIs to offer a very high level of resistance.

Belden: LEMUR – Lite Managed Switches
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Belden: LEMUR – Lite Managed Switches

The new LEMUR lite managed switch family offers the most advanced data rates for the price point, up to 11 ports, PoE/PoE+ options, IP30 protection and an extended temperature range of -40°C to +60°C. As automation expands, powerful, ruggedized and cost-effective switches are a necessity. The LEMUR lite managed switch family provides sought-after features –full Gigabit Ethernet and PoE/PoE+ options – for a reasonable price point.

Icotek: KEL-ER-BL Split Cable Entry Frames for the Food Industry
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Icotek: KEL-ER-BL Split Cable Entry Frames for the Food Industry

The KEL-ER-BL is a split cable entry system for cables with and without connectors. Depending on the size, cables with a diameter of 1 to 16 mm (single grommets KT-BL 1 to KT-BL 15) or 16 to 35 mm (single grommets KT-BL 16 to 34) can be routed, sealed with IP65 and strain-relieved according to EN 62444. The cable grommets are placed into compartments and are securely fixed to the frame during assembly.

Emerson: G3 IO-Link Master Reduces Hardware Costs, Future-Proofs Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration
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Emerson: G3 IO-Link Master Reduces Hardware Costs, Future-Proofs Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration

Emerson has recently introduced a new Class A, IO-Link master that provides customers with a cost-effective solution for smart and analog sensor connectivity on the AVENTICS™ Series G3 Fieldbus platform. The G3 IO-Link Master is suitable for machine architectures with many sensors and pneumatic valves, and where it’s important to have reliable digital data communication between field devices, such as sensors and the machine controller. Application areas include automotive, tire manufacturing, food and beverage, packaging and metalworking.

SCHURTER: MSM II – High-Grade Stainless Steel Submicrominiature Pushbutton Switch
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SCHURTER: MSM II – High-Grade Stainless Steel Submicrominiature Pushbutton Switch

September 4, 2023 SCHURTER has extended its popular MSM momentary pushbutton switch series to include a high-grade stainless steel version. The MSM II Metal Line switch builds upon previous generations of MSM products to offer a subminiature microswitch with unrivaled haptic and optical feedback quality. Available in 16, 19, 22 & 30 mm mounting diameters,…