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Safety refurb improves machine efficiency

Safety refurb improves machine efficiency

One of the UK’s most prestigious food packaging companies has implemented a full machine refurbishment on one of their busy production lines. The refurbishment included the complete upgrade of the functional safety system. Elobau safety switches had been providing trouble free operation for over 15 years on the original machine, so naturally, the company was again approached to assist in selecting the appropriate replacement safety switches that would offer the required improvements to the design and efficiency of the line, and would also meet the requirements of the new, more stringent, environmental conditions. After initial design consultations, Elobau’s 171 range of M30 stainless steel switches was chosen.

The magnetically actuated switches, which were designed by Elobau especially for food processing machinery, offer a number of benefits, including increased mechanical construction and an all-stainless steel construction incorporation an ‘anti-roll’ locating flat to ensure stability of the switch orientation when in operation. The switch has an operating temperature range from –25 to +75°C and is sealed to IP68. It is suitable for high pressure washdown with aggressive chemicals. An M30 threaded barrel to suit existing bracketry, while an M12 socket provides quick connection/disconnection during maintenance.

Through the innovative application of its products, Elobau helps its customers build machinery that sets industry standards for performance, ease of use, reliability and safety.

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