Rugged stainless steel photoelectric sensors from SICK have been installed at the Danish Daloon Company for reliable positioning of transport cars at an automatic washing facility. Danish Daloon Company is a world-leading producer of spring rolls.
The highly rugged V18V cylindrical photoelectric sensors from SICK are being employed in the harsh environment of an automatic washing facility to detect reliably the position of stainless steel transport cars used in production to transport vegetables for the spring rolls within the washing facility.
Maximum detection reliability and plant availability
The empty transport cars arriving from production are pre-washed in the automatic cleaning facility, cleaning out residues using acidic and alkaline agents followed by pressure-washing at 100ºC, disinfection and force drying processes.
The fully automatic process requires the transport cars to be positioned precisely within the machine. Sensors from other manufacturers were unable to withstand the harsh conditions of the washing facility for more than three weeks impairing plant availability.
V18V: perfect performance in practical application
The V18V cylindrical photoelectric sensors from SICK were trialled intensively at the Daloon plant with successful results. The V18V met the indicated specifications, including IP 69K for use in the extreme environment, ensuring permanent availability in detecting the position of the transport cars.
According to Peter Madsen, responsible for plant maintenance at Daloon, the cylindrical photoelectric sensors detect the transport car only if it is in the correct position at the start of the cleaning program ensuring trouble-free operations without any possible damage to the cleaning fitting or the transport cars.
Thanks to SICK’s stainless steel sensors, availability and throughput of the washing facility now meet Daloon’s requirements. The economic efficiency of the cleaning facility has also improved with sensor-related expenditures for maintenance and repair reduced substantially.