Food: Primary Packaging
We offer a broad range of IP67, 68 and 69k and stainless steel food grade components, as well as optional chemical-resistant housings that withstand routine clean-in-place (CIP) procedures. Banner sensors, LED lights and indicators are easy to use and deploy, support production demands and facilitate product changeover, simplify and streamline processes, improve efficiency and enhance worker experience.
Primary Packing Food Applications
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Learn how the Q4X detects dark colored trays at hopper and filling station in the food industry.
The EZ-BEAM Q25 retroreflective sensor is ideal for this application. It emits a high-powered beam that will reliably detect any dark object that passes over the scale. If clear objects are to be detected, a Q25 polarized retroreflective model is used. With its IP69K-rated housing, the Q25 is designed to withstand the harsh washdowns required in food applications. Setup is easy; the Q25 has no adjustments.
Banner Engineering's QM26 washdown sensor detects dark plastic food trays as they approach a checkweigh machine that confirms the correct weight of the filled trays.
Using a sensor in clear object sensing mode to ensure proper staging of plastic trays during denesting process.
Detecting glass jars in a strict cleaning environment
The dough for one of the company’s many popular breakfast cereals must fall within specific height parameters to ensure that it will have the perfect flake. Dough that is too thick will emerge from baking stiff and heavy. Dough that is too thin will crumble easily. This impacts the quality, taste and texture of the final product as well as product weight and packaging. Any product that does not meet the rigorous quality standards of the company will not be shipped or sold on the consumer market.
The EPA has placed restrictions on the use of many fumigants citing a correlation between their use and ozone depletion. As an alternative, a large-scale flour mill performs three to four thermal remediations per year to eradicate flour beetles. The temperature inside the mill is brought up to 122° F (50° C). This is done gradually to minimize equipment and building strain caused by heat expansion.