|Food and beverage mandates are becoming more strict everyday. These mandates are calling for the use of products that are easily cleanable, more durable in hot high pressure washdown environments, are made of non-toxic components, and are chemically resistant. Ramco's line of products offers you solutions that will satisfy these government mandates, increase productivity, provide greater accuracy, lower costs, and enhance tracking and tracing for detection and response of food safety issues.
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Clear Bottle Detection Using Ultrasonic Sensors
Clear object detection causes issues for traditional photoelectric sensors because the emitting light from the sensor has difficulty reflecting off the clear surface of the object. Ultrasonic sensors eliminate this issue by emitting a wave of sound that can be reflected or interrupted by almost any material. Each passing clear bottle will interrupt the sound wave resulting in an output being produced.
Washdown Area Protection
Protecting the automation and electrical control systems from high pressure water and chemicals is a must to ensure the reliable operation of your production systems. Ramco can provide components, controls, and enclosure products that provide corrosion resistance and protection of your automation systems to ensure your productivity and competitiveness.
Tank Level Monitoring
The use of a long range ultrasonic sensor and wireless radio node monitor the level of problematic materials including clear liquids, hot slurry, and frozen ice cream. Ultrasonic technology eliminates the need for reflective material for photoelectric light to bounce off of to detect the material, while wireless nodes add the ability to remotely monitor the levels in the tank.
We carry thousands of products from dozens of leading manufacturers. Here are some examples:
The ABB VFD Model ACS355 with option (+B063) for UL Type 4X (IP66) package is suitable for wash down environments. It is available in 2 Frame sizes (R1 & R3) and horsepower ranges from 0.5 – 5 HP @ 240V to 0.5 – 10HP @ 480V. The hygienic high protection class is for harsh environments where IP20 or IP54 are not adequate. It is also tested & certified to IP69K. The unit is designed for exposure to cleaning chemicals and corrosion resistant environments. The unit is NSF certified (National Sanitary Foundation) and is designed with no external fan and captive stainless hardware.
- Banner iVu Image & Bar Code Reader (BCR) Sensors
- Banner QM26 Washdown Sensor
Ross Stainless Steel L-O-X Valves
ROSS L-O-X valves are energy isolation valves and are generally used as the first valve in a line supplying compressed air to equipment. Air can be shut off by pushing the L-O-X handle inward; downstream air is simultaneously exhausted through the L-O-X exhaust port. Many standards & regulations, e.g., OSHA, require that the valve be padlocked in this position to prevent the handle from being pulled out inadvertently during maintenance and/or servicing.
- Corrosion-resistant 316 Stainless Steel construction
- Reliable Fluorocarbon seals withstand contaminant ingression
- Lockable only in the OFF position
- Large exhaust port for rapid release of pressure
ROSS Stainless Steel LOX1.01 MB
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