Food Industry, Beverage & Chemical Solution
Whether it is the actual processing of the food or the packaging of the food, automation is everywhere in today’s modern food plants. Plant floor automation helps keep costs down and food quality up. The stainless series was developed for food processing, packaging and pharmaceutical industries where there is a need for water resistant devices that can withstand daily wash-downs to keep a clean food production facility.
Rigors of factory floor operationsDevices for the operations at the factory floor should work in changing conditions such as dust, water splashes and humidity.
High hygienic requirements of specific industriesSome industries have strict hygienic requirements. Devices and factory floor must be cleaned with high temperature water or chemicals.
High pressure and high temperature wash downsDue to high hygienic requirements of the food industry specifically, devices are subject to high pressure and high temperature wash downs.
Corrosion resistanceDevices installed in a food processing or chemical factory floor are subject to often cleaning with aggressive chemicals, wet ad dusty environments that causes corrosion. That is why SUS 316/ AISI 316 stainless steel material is the first choice when it comes to product design. The housing of made of SUS 316/ AISI 316 stainless steel resists against corrosion and liquids. Type 316 steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that contains between two and three percent molybdenum. The molybdenum content increases corrosion-resistance, improves resistance to pitting in chloride ion solutions, and increases strength at high temperatures. Besides attractive, clean finish that durability makes 316 easy to sanitize.
User-friendly intuitive interfaceThe interface of HMI devices should be simple and user-friendly for the operator.
Water and dust protection IP69K / IP67 / IP65The IP Code, International Protection Marking, IEC standard 60529, sometimes interpreted as Ingress Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures against intrusion, dust, accidental contact, and water. Ingress Protection (IP) rating notifies that the unit is water and dust resistant. For example, IP65 level indicates that the device’s enclosure has no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight), and is protected from water jets. While IP69K withstands extensive wash downs with corrosion resistance against cleaning agents, especially against close-range high-pressure (up to 30 Bar), high temperature (up to 80°C) wash downs.
Mechanical designWinmate design its products in-house and always come up with innovative product design solutions. The new P-Series Panel PC and Display features waterproof conduit pipe that offers extra protection. The custom-built waterproof conduit pipe is preinstalled to give an additional layer of protection for the peripheral cables connected to the device.
Operational safetyThe included air vent valve comes with an automatic mechanical system to act as a safety device that controls and maintains pressure without the user’s assistance in order to avoid air related problems.
Signature true flat designEasy to clean and prevent liquid droplets penetrating any openings in the device.
Optical BondingOptical bonding is a process that uses optically clear resin to affix a protective glass overlay or touch screen to the front of an LCD. Filling the air gap between the overlay and the LCD reduces speculation between the surfaces, thereby increasing contrast, color quality and viewing angles.
Safety and Standards
IEC Standard 60529IP65/ IP67/ IP69K-rated: water and dust protection
|Stainless Display - Panel Mount|
|IP65 Flat Stainless Chassis|
|IP65 / NEMA 4 Chassis|
|IP67 / NEMA 6 Chassis|
|IP69K Flat Stainless Chassis|
|IP69K Stainless Standalone P-Series|
In the packaging industry, machine builders must select HMIs with correct functionality, intuitive control, comfortable screen size and robust housing for various applications that are taking place in environments with high sanitary standard. A bottle packaging company was looking for stainless steel panel PCs to serve as a factory automation control terminal that improves production efficiency while enhancing operator?謒?safety. The organization wanted to have several flat buttons and a large emergency stop button on the front panel for them to define the functions, and as a result, the buttons will directly connect to the sensors for fast response when it comes to authorized user controls or emergency situations.
Hygiene always comes first in the food & beverage processing sector, from ingredient sorting, processing, to packaging, all the production facilities and environments have to meet tough hygienic requirements. An international fruit juice manufacturer noticed that the facilities would be subject to extensive, high pressure wash downs, as well as detergents and spray downs from their sanitation crews. Thus, they were looking to improve the hygiene in the production with cleaning-friendly true flat displays that serve as the centralized control unit for its automatic grading and sorting line operators.
Self-service kiosks are now being part of our daily lives from ticketing, restaurants to retail and more, as an increasing amount of hospitality operators are looking to delivering the consumers expectations of speed, choice, user engagement and instant gratification, and eventually, elevate customer satisfaction and loyalty. A recent study shows that approximately 65% of consumers found more options in restaurant self-service based technology like kiosk, mobile Apps and online ordering, and more than 90% of consumers recognized that such technology would become more important in the near future. As a result. the heat is on for the deployment of self-service kiosk within retail and hospitality sectors.
In the pharmaceutical industries, hygiene is of the utmost importance, from material processing, to filling & packaging goods, all environments in the production facility have to be spotless and contamination free. The whole production facility has to be thoroughly cleaned every day, with extensive wash downs with cleaning agents and high pressure, high temperature sprays to ensure disinfection of the drug processing areas. As a large-scale drug manufacturer was reconfiguring their production line, they were looking for stainless steel Panel PCs to use as machine line controllers to produce their packaged drug products. These computers had to be able to handle the hazards in the hazardous processing environments where dust, dirt and liquids have to be cleaned off all machines in the facility daily to prevent contamination.
Sealed to IP65 Winmate's 15-inch stainless panel PC was deployed as a machine controller at the production line in industrial bakery facility. At industrial scale efficiency is largely dependent on how the facility is designed. Together with the smart stainless control panel and ergonomic design, the conveyor offers excellent results, helps to control production process according to operator settings. It offers a complete touch screen control enabling to monitor and manage whole production line process.