The Food & Beverage Industry’s Hub for Dependable Brands
The Food and Beverage Industry has some unique industrial hygiene hazards that aren’t always as obvious as some other industries. A wide array of regulatory agencies monitor the compliance of businesses in the food and beverage industry. These include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and a myriad of state agencies.
The areas of concern include difficult to clean areas containing potential biological hazards, dust inhalation, unusual thermal environments, and the use of caustic chemicals are only a few health and safety risks facing the Food & Beverage Industry. As consumer awareness regarding product contamination continues to rise, the food industry has been driven to seek out more hygienic solutions and manufacturing practices to lower the risk of contamination and other food safety issues.
Manufacturers need to ensure that all equipment used in manufacturing adequately accommodates various hygienic needs, such as ease of cleaning and cross-contamination prevention. Although the initial investment for new equipment or equipment redesign can be costly, it is far less harmful to your company’s bottom line than the food safety issues that can result from faulty design.
MaxClean | Hygienic Flow Equipment
A product line designed with enhanced hygienic components for the processing food industry. Single Seat Valves are available in three operating modules: air activated; air actuated with an electronic control head; and manually operated. Hygienic Sampling Valves are uniquely designed for process quality control, which often demands a stringent sampling process for the finished product and throughout the various production stages.
MaxPure| Stainless Steel Fittings
The VNE Manufacturing Division is a leading producer of stainless steel fittings, valves, and specialty related products, both for sanitary and industrial applications. This stainless steel line of fittings include Clamp Fittings, Weld Fittings, Bevel Seat Fittings, E-Line Fittings, Unpolished Tube OD Fittings, and specialty products.
Ultra-High Purity Tubing
RathGibson produces ultra-high purity tubing from ½” to 8” OD in 304L & 316L polished on the ID to 20u-in Ra/OD to 30u-in Ra. They are one of the global suppliers of beverage and sanitary stainless steel tubing for the Brewery, Food and Dairy Industries.
Regulation of caustic, abrasive and aggressive chemicals and materials can prove challenging in food and beverage operations. Garlock’s butterfly valves provide the performance and maintenance features needed to ensure material integrity and maximize uptime.
Sanitary Gaskets & Diaphragms
These gasketing products are offered in a wide range of materials, including GYLON® restructured PTFE gaskets, an industry standard for resistance to aggressive chemicals. GYLON BIO-LINE® resist intrusion, which can lead to material contamination and flow irregularities.
Bearing Isolators & Dynamic Seals
Bearing isolators feature a labyrinth design that forms a non-contacting seal with no wearing parts for exceptional service life and contaminant prevention. The dynamic seals meet the demanding temperature and chemical requirements of specialized food and beverage applications, including mixers, blenders, homogenizers and filling carousels.
Garlock expansion joints offer superior performance, reliability and service life. This in turn improves plant safety and increases the mechanical integrity of equipment.
Cable Containment System | Hycon O
Hycon O is a fully-sealed waterproof system with an IP66 rating (protected from total dust and ingress of water) with a category 1 rating as per BS EN 60529. All products in the Hycon O range are available in the following inch sizes: 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″, 3″ and 4″.
Cable Containment System | Hycon S
Hycon S is a semi-sealed system available in 316 grade stainless steel (using our Hycon Sealant Hycon S can be up Rated to IP 66). All products in the Hycon S range are available in the following inch sizes: 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″, 3″ and 4″.
Cable Containment System | Hycon Baskets
The Hycon cable basket system is foldable, adjustable, stackable, streamline and versatile providing a range of options and flexibility for plant room installations across a wide range of industries. Bends available on request.
Cable Containment System | Hycon Accessories
We offer a wide range of Hycon accessories that fit perfectly with your Hycon O or Hycon S products, enabling quick, flexible and easy installation solutions to suit your unique requirements.
Fluid System Connectors
Specialty hoses and tubing, designed for extreme flexibility, allow product to move through confined spaces without kinking or interrupting flow. Other hoses are designed to handle steam or vibration, without increasing fatigue. Special sanitary fittings lined with FEP eliminate heat build up and promote increased flow and easy cleaning.
Compressed Air & Gas Treatment
Parker engineer a comprehensive range of filtration and separation, refrigeration and adsorption technology, covering every aspect of every compressed air and gas treatment system.
Air Preparation Products
Fast cycle times, high product quality, and low downtime all require a clean, dry pneumatic system to function properly. This product line includes filters, regulators, lubricators, dryer products, and airline accessories.
Parflex | Thermoplastic & Fluoropolymer Products
The Parker Parflex Division is responsible for the design and manufacture of hoses and tubing to handleextreme applications. Products include thermoplastic and fluoropolymer hose and tubing, hose bundles, harnesses and accessories.
Sanitary Pressure, Temperature & Level Measurement
In the highly regulated industries of food and beverage, requirements for safety and cleanability are becoming increasingly stringent with a greater emphasis on risk prevention. Measurement technologies support prevention efforts by supplying the data required to ensure high quality, repeatable production processes, and also work to eliminate contamination risks.
Food & Beverage Sector
The Pyromation sensors include a line of 3-A approved, sanitary CIP (Clean In Place) for convenient washdowns; a line of High Temperature, Short Test (HTST) requirements for pasteurization; and a line that flush-mount with the interior wall of a storage tank, measuring the temperature of the material without penetrating the inside of the vessel.
There are more TEK solutions available to the Food & Beverage Industry. To discuss an upcoming project with one of our experts, reach out to our team today.