Food & Beverage Stainless Steel Actuator Products We Offer
We offer a selection of food-grade linear actuators made from top-quality materials. Our products include:
Tac VP™ Stainless Steel, Food Grade Housing
Our Tac VP™ stainless steel linear actuators are specially designed for food-grade applications, along with other applications with harsh environments and washdown conditions. They're similar in design to our Tac VT actuators, but they feature a 316 stainless steel construction and are IP69K rated to make them suitable for food and beverage applications.
IP69K Rated, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Actuator
Our Eliminator SP actuator has the same performance capabilities as our HD actuator, only this model has IP69K rating. This rating is critical for actuators in food and medical applications. Like our Tac VP™ actuator, the Eliminator SP features a 316 stainless steel construction for optimal performance in harsh environments, including those with high-temperature and high-pressure washdown conditions.
The Eliminator SPL has IP69K rating for use in food and medical applications. Like our Eliminator SP actuator, this model is perfect for use in high-pressure and high-temperature washdown environments. The actuator's integrated load cell also allows for continuous and precise measurement of applied thrust.
Why Use Stainless Steel for Food & Beverage Applications?
Stainless steel is highly advantageous for use in food and beverage applications for numerous reasons. One of the biggest benefits of stainless steel is its resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand tough processing environments. In addition to its superior corrosion-resistant properties, stainless steel can hold up under high-temperature and high-pressure washdown conditions. Constructing food-grade linear actuators with stainless steel is also critical in ensuring compliance with strict hygiene standards. Common alloys used to manufacture actuator components for the food and beverage industry include type 316/316L and type 304/304L.
What Is IP69K Rating and Why Is It Important?
The IP69K rating indicates the ability of equipment to protect against the ingress, or entry, of dust and high-pressure, high-temperature water. Within the food processing industry, cleanliness and sanitation are paramount, meaning equipment must regularly undergo rigorous cleaning procedures using close-range high-pressure, high-temperature jets. The IP69K rating provides the highest level of protection available to ensure food processing components are safe from the penetration of dirt, dust, and water during intensive washdown procedures. At EDrive Actuators, Inc., we offer IP69K rated electric actuators to ensure safe and compliant operation.
Benefits of Actuators in the Food Industry
Actuators from EDrive Actuators, Inc. offer several key benefits for the food and beverage industry:
- Sealed chamber design
- High-capacity, precision ball screw and support bearing system to ensure quiet operation and a long service life
- Motor interface is compatible with various motor sizes and brands
- Piston features a rugged, anti-rotation design
- Fully customized options available
- Low maintenance
- Can withstand a variety of tough environments
Applications of Food & Beverage Actuators
Because of their many desirable characteristics and benefits, our food-grade linear actuators are the ideal choice for numerous applications within the food and beverage industry. These applications include:
- Assembly lines using automated systems
- Food and beverage production processes
- Conveyors that transport food and beverage products
- Processing equipment and machines
- Bottle filling
High-Quality Food & Beverage Actuators from EDrive Actuators, Inc.
Linear actuators are critical components for various automation applications within the food and beverage industry. At EDrive Actuators, Inc. we offer food-grade linear actuators that are IP96K rated and constructed with quality stainless steel materials to ensure optimal performance in harsh environments. For more information about our electric linear actuators for the food and beverage industry, or to get started on your customized solution, contact us or request a quote today.