Make Your Food and Beverage Production Process – Faster – Better – Safer.
From breweries to commercial bakeries. In wineries, dairies and meat processors. Across the broad span of processed foods. Rittal’s revolutionary electrical enclosures and climate control technologies offer the right combination of modularity, scalability, cleanability and durability to help food and beverage processors succeed in the face of on-going change.
Food & Beverage Industry Overview
Like many industries, the food and beverage industry is rapidly changing. Whether you brew beer, make wine, bake cakes, or process dairy or meat, the challenges are often similar: labor, energy and raw material costs are rising, competition and regulations are tightening, mergers and acquisitions are rampant and markets are diversifying into a dizzying number of sub-segments and cross-segments with shorter and shorter product life cycles.
Many of these challenges are spurred by consumer demand for better/healthier/safer food and beverage alternatives (with less chemicals and preservatives) following publication of updated guidelines by global medical and health organizations. Coupled with this is consumers’ increased sense of adventure, willingness to experiment and desire to combine many choices and options into a personally-tailored dietary approach.
To keep pace with these trends, food and beverage processors must quickly recognize them and respond correctly. A key component of the latter is having the right production technology (e.g., machines, control systems, motors, drives, sensors) and the network infrastructure (e.g., data centers, servers, switches, enclosures) that connects them to each other, additional production facilities and related business operations across the enterprise.
But not just any technology and infrastructure will do. They must expertly integrate Industry 4.0 and efficient design principles to provide maximum flexibility, modularity, scalability and reliability. Rittal enclosure, climate control, power distribution and IT solutions incorporate these principles, providing food and beverage producers across every segment with the agility to quickly adapt to evolving market dynamics, capture growth opportunities, meet safety regulations and maximize profitability
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Excellence in Hygienic Standards for the Food Industry
Successful Hygienic Design (HD) Wallmount enclosures help you battle the ever- present risk of contamination. It is crucial to maximize the units’ safety for open processes. Our terminal boxes and compact enclosures are key elements in our plan for your cleaning solution. There is no external cavity between the enclosure and the door. Strategic silicone sealing is joint-free, extends all around, and is a distinctive blue color to distinguish it from foodstuffs. Hinges are inside the sealing zone to create an exceptionally easy-to-clean surface on the outside. Every surface is designed with durability while being easy to maintain, from captive screws to stainless steel locks. Contamination risks are minimized, reducing the excessive use of cleaning and disinfecting agents.
TS 8 Modular Enclosures
Invented Here. Perfected Here. Poorly Copied Over There.
This UL Type 4X modular enclosure system provides unsurpassed flexibility, scalability, strength, and durability. Stainless steel 316 construction makes this TS 8 impervious to corrosive atmospheres. Stainless Steel 316 offers excellent resistance to high temperature, common chlorides (such as salt present in seawater), as well as chemicals like sulfuric acid. Whether housing drives, flow monitoring systems or critical electrical components, this TS 8 maintains a clean, consistent environment in the most extreme conditions found in industries like oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and life sciences.
Rittal’s Hygienic Design Equipment follows guidelines provided by the following organizations.
EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group):
Promotes hygiene during the processing and packing of food products.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration):
Ensures the safety of foods and executes oversight of other consumer product industries.
Protects consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.
3A-SSI (3A Sanitary Standards Inc):
Dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.