High-pressure Washing and Hygiene
High-pressure Washing and Hygiene

Hygienic and high-quality IP69K sensors for all washdown applications

Easy to clean and hygienically flawless machines and equipment have the top priority, whether foods beverages, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics are delivered, produced, processed or packaged. For the installed sensors this means: They must have a washdown design, so that they can for example withstand frequent and intensive cleaning and disinfecting cycles in an injection molding environment.

And not only that – if the sensors come into direct contact with the sensitive or perishable foods, they must have foods compatible hygienic design. Only then can they prevent affecting the taste or tolerability of the food or even prevent contamination.

Washdown solutions for all requirements in the foods and beverages sector [PDF file]

These sensitive areas require enclosure and control cabinet systems that are resistant to bacteria and other harmful organisms. Only if the hygienic design is taken into account when the machine is designed can the desired high quality of the final product be assured. IP69K sensors from Balluff are resistant to cleaning agents and corrosion, have the highest IP69K rating and are therefore highly reliable under extremely harsh conditions.

What we offer you

Whether in direct contact with foods, with high pressure cleaning, or in the non-food area: Depending on where you use the components in the machine, they must meet various requirements. We offer the right solution for every requirement – from IP69K sensors to the right cables. These are resistant to cleaning agents and corrosion, have the highest IP69K rating and are therefore highly reliable under extremely harsh conditions. In addition our components meet the requirements for food safety promulgated by institutions such as EHEDG, FDA and 3-A. Hygienic design and high-quality processing are at the top of our priorities.

  • Capacitive fill level sensors for media contact with foam and build-up compensation, optional with IO-Link
  • Magnetostrictive linear position sensors for level measurement, with rugged stainless steel housing for especially long service life in extreme environments
  • Photoelectric fork sensors for liquid detection for fast and reliable monitoring without readjustment
  • I/O modules in rugged enclosures for reliable and error-free signal transmission

Application examples for sensors with IP69K protection

  • Level Detection using Capacitive Immersion Probe

    Level detection, for example in the production of yogurt, is outstandingly accomplished using our IP69K sensors. - Because they meet the especially high requirements with respect to material, design and safety. Our BCS immersion sensor with FDA approval and IP69K protection has very high build-up compensation. It detects the level of milk products with absolute reliability. The steel tanks used only need to have fittings added for the hygienic installation of the sensors. Within the process you can teach the sensors the relevant levels. CIP/WIP sensors are also resistant to cleaning (CIP, sterilization (SIP) and high pressure cleaning (WIP).

  • Position detection of conveyor belts using photoelectric sensors

    To ensure a fault-free process during transport, for example of meat pieces in sausage production, the position of the pieces must be exactly right. In addition, any missing pieces need to be reliably detected. At Balluff you will find a broad range of photoelectric stainless steel sensors in hygienic design that are ideal for this application. The Ecolab certified IP69K sensors are extremely rugged, simple to install and can be cleaned using any of the common methods, even in an injection molding environment.

  • Reliable filling of liquids using ultrasonic sensors

    To be able to fill liquids such as beer, juice or other beverages in containers, first the container itself has to be detected. The BUS ultrasonic sensor from Balluff with stainless steel housing detects from above whether the container is present or not. Only then is the product dispensed. The chemical resistant PTFE membrane protects against aggressive media.