Ultrasonic sensor and mounting kit
Hoffmann-Krippner announced the availability of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL’s P53 “steel head” ultrasonic sensors. This new, off the shelf, hygienic sensor solution has been designed for the food and beverage sector and chemical and pharmaceutical industries – suitable for any manufacturing/assembly/bottling/packaging system that requires a clean and hygienic environment.
Consisting of half-shells, each with one opening to accommodate the sensor ends, these installation sets can be used to securely mount P53 sensors to walls or enclosures. FDA-approved, food-safe gaskets made from 10/101 grade silicone are firmly pressed onto the conically formed ends of the sensor when the half-shells are screwed together. This procedure reliably and hygienically seals the gap between the sensor and the mounting kit.
The "steel head" P53 sensors and EHEDG-compliant mounting kits make PiL one of the few manufacturers of rugged ultrasonic sensors that are truly suitable for use in applications with demanding hygienic requirements.
Due to its gapless design, the 30 mm wide housing of the PiL P53 can be kept perfectly clean. Like the mounting kit, it is made from polished V4A grade stainless steel with a surface roughness of <0.6 μm. The sensors feature a narrow ultrasonic beam with a range of 150 to 1,500 mm, making them very versatile for use throughout the food and beverage sector as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
– Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering process sensors and actuators.