Product Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry –
Hygienic manufacturing, filling and packaging in the food industry requires first class products. Innovative products tailored for the food industry are needed to provide protection against corrosion, grease residue and dirt build up. That’s why easy to clean products, food approved lubricants and designs with a consistent focus on food safety are the only choice when it comes to food production.
In the latest pneumatic cylinders Festo have taken the opportunity to combine hygienic cylinders with time saving integrated self adjusting cushioning.
In the food and splash zone of food processing operations, corrosion resistant designs and the use of approved materials is mandatory to prevent contamination and protect automation equipment that may be damaged by cleaning agents or foodstuffs. Festo has launched a new generation of pneumatic drives designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to specialist high-end components for the food and beverage industries. The actuators employ ‘Clean Design’ principles to help minimise contamination risk, and are ideal for use in aggressive environments where frequent wash-down procedures are implemented.
Festo clean line cylinders CRDSNU and ISO cylinders DSBF offer more than just safe suitability for the food industry and corrosion resistance, they also feature self adjusting cushioning PPS. The self adjusting cushioning unique to Festo means no more to-ing and fro-ing when adjusting the cushioning of hygienic pneumatic cylinders, This cushioning system is available as an option, allows dynamic but gentle deceleration into the end positions without the need for users to intervene manually assuring an optimum cushioning action every time, even if parameters such as friction and pressure vary. This reduces wear and minimises vibration which costs cycle time. Thanks to PPS, there is no need for an adjusting screw, which makes the cylinders easier to clean.
Easy-to-clean cylinder profile without corners or crevices (stainless steel cover screws)
Hygienic mounting rail for sensors
Hygienic self-adjusting PPS cushioning
Standard dimensions and mounting accessories to ISO15552
Corrosion-resistant cylinder surface, resistant to use of industry-standard cleaning agents
Lubricating grease and special wiper seals according to FDA, suitable for contact with food
Wiper seal options include dry running variants for unlubricated operation (for when aggressive cleaning agents flush away assembly grease)
Modular cylinder system with numerous variants
Dimensions largely conform to ISO 6432
Rigorously meets “Clean Design” criteria
Lubrication and seals of basic version with FDA approval
Good corrosion resistance, even under aggressive environmental conditions
Long service life with optional dry-running seal for frequent wash down environments
Two-part bearing cap for fast replacement of piston rod scraper
Available with PPS self-adjusting end-position cushioning