Phoenix Contact is expanding its range of sensor/actuator cabling products with new versions for food industry applications that feature a hygienic design with smooth surfaces and 1.4404 (316L) stainless steel components.
Requirements placed on plants and machines in the food industry environment go far beyond the general machinery construction standard. All surfaces must be as smooth as possible and designed without gaps or intermediate spaces. Plants and systems are in some cases cleaned using aggressive procedures in order to secure the appropriate level of hygiene throughout the complete process. Furthermore, foodstuffs or their packaging must not become contaminated by coming into contact with plant or machine parts. The new range of cabling products for the food industry complies with these requirements as a result of their hygienic design. The materials used meet the requirements of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In addition to the cabling for the foodstuff area, Phoenix Contact offers a comprehensive range of passive M5, M8 and M12 sensor/actuator cabling products to connect peripheral devices to the respective control system.
For further details, go to the Phoenix Contact website at www.phoenixcontact.co.uk.