JBT FoodTech’s Smart Dryer system for curing produce coatings is an automated monitoring program that works with JBT’s Single Pass Dryer to maintain even heat distribution and improve energy efficiency.
The AS-i safety monitor from ifm efector monitors the transmitted code sequences in the AS-i network. In the case of message deviations or timeouts, it ensures the safe state of the system.
Interworld Electronics’ APC-3591 stainless steel fanless waterproof panel PC is sealed to IP65 specifications on all sides. All external I/O, including the DC power input, serial, ethernet and USB ports use waterproof sealed connectors.
The ADP-1193T stainless steel fanless waterproof monitor is sealed to IP65 specifications on all six sides.
Turck has released a long-range inductive proximity sensor, the Q42, that uses FDA-rated materials for wash down applications.
Checkweighers are usually positioned at the end of the packaging line to do a final check on individual product or package weight. But Thermo’s range of VersaWeigh checkweighers can also be used in the production process to control products that are volumetrically dosed, reducing the amount of giveaway.
ifm efector’s full-metal inductive sensors are suitable for use in the harsh environment of the food and beverage industry.
Wireless technologies, ethernet and asset management systems - in recent years, a number of new technologies have entered the food production industry and substantially changed the world of process automation. Despite all that, one thing has remained the same: the central importance of sensors.
The ifm efector TP transmitter module with plug-and-play M12 connectors can be used to help overcome common installation and environmental problems associated with conventional terminal chamber head transmitters - error sources for screw terminals, wiring mistakes and fluid ingress are eliminated. An integrated LED gives local indication that the transmitter is powered and transmitting.
Balluff’s BFS 33M true-colour sensor can discriminate all shades and colours with high accuracy regardless of the object type. Even the slightest shades, smallest grey level differences or minimal changes to the surface properties are detected without effort.
The Lutron WBGT-2010SD heat stress meter measures indoor and outdoor wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) values, black globe temperature, humidity, air temperature, wet bulb temperature and dew point and is designed for objective assessment of working conditions in extreme weather.
The PI27 series pressure sensors have a high-grade 100% stainless steel housing that resists liquid ingress and is suitable for hygienic applications.
Vision systems can be used to virtually eliminate rework by making sure products are labelled and filled correctly, compliant and in-spec - straight off the production line. ROI will improve and lean manufacturing will be enabled as vision systems ensure that products are ‘shelf-ready’ as they exit the production line.
Machine vision is a branch of engineering that uses cameras in the context of process control. Images are collected and analysed and the data extracted used for controlling an automated process or action. When we refer to machine visions systems we are typically referring to smart cameras or vision sensors - devices that possess image capture capability, are able to extract information from captured images and make decisions that are used in wider automation systems.
Sensorex pHASE pH Electrodes have been designed for variable temperature operation process testing and provide fast, accurate and stable pH measurements even with large temperature changes.