Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

Benefits

  • Clean, programmable, robust actuator technology
  • Suitable for harsh environments
  • High precision, high speed and long life
  • Compact, power dense electric alternative to fluid power

Heavy Duty Actuators for Processing and Packaging

FT60 Foodgrade with SL

Efficient food processing and packaging operations demand robust technologies that are powerful, durable, precise, and safe for food. Exlar® heavy duty actuators are custom designed to meet numerous industry regulations and requirements. Producing accurate, programmable motion control, our advanced electric packaging actuators give you the range of power, flexibility and durability necessary to efficiently control monitor and maximize food processing and packaging. With up to 15 times longer life than ball screws and the ability to accommodate greater loads, Exlar roller screw actuators are ideal for harsh, high-capacity production environments.

Processing makeup bottlesNow you can slice, dice, dispense, position, spread, press and easily control your production with cleaner, more efficient and more precise all-electric actuators. These configurable solutions are designed to perform millions of cycles without re-lubrication or maintenance. Precise volume control, reduced maintenance, and food grade construction are just a few of the advantages. Exlar roller screw driven actuators deliver robust and repeatable motion control. Plus, they allow you to eliminate potentially harmful fluid powered systems from your food production environment.

 

Packaging Actuators that Improve Filling Reliability and Accuracy

By replacing the cams or air cylinders in your volumetric filling machine with an Exlar actuator, you will see more precise volume control and an accurate fill rate. More importantly, the flexibility of the servo based Exlar actuator offers you the ability to manipulate flow rates or volume instantaneously, without setting any switches or changing out any cams. Container size, volume, or liquid changes are simple to obtain–just enter a new setting in the operator interface panel, or have a PLC do the changes. Operate independent lanes or synchronize all the pumps together.

Exlar Actuators Offer Improved Damper Control and Humidity Levels

When manufacturing paper, it is critical to regulate humidity levels. If it is too high, paper curls and is unusable. To counteract this, expensive drying techniques must be utilized. Furthermore, precise control of dampers is required to ensure excess moisture is not introduced into the manufacturing process. Exlar electric actuators are an ideal replacement for pneumatic actuators. Exlar’s integrated controls can help control damper performance, vastly improving the humidity levels.


Related Applications

Minimizing contamination and environmental damage


"Large machine dispensing empty crates, used to pack produce in a greenhouse."Exlar® electro-mechanical actuators allow for precise depositing of adhesives, sealants, grease, and lubricants minimizing environmental damage and cost. Food and beverage dispensing often requires flexibility, efficiency, and high performance, making Exlar actuators the ideal choice.

Adaptable to multiple industries


Bottling MachineAs consumer demand for variety increases, filling and packaging equipment must become more flexible, adapting to more challenging shapes and sizes as well as product viscosities. Exlar® electro-mechanical actuators offer a clean, flexible alternative to traditional fluid power solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, petrochemical and fuel industries.

Minimizes waste, improving profits


Conveyor belt carrying blocks of cheese to a slicer at a food processing center. Image is slightly grainy with some motion blur.Click below for my other food factory images:Slicing or cutting in any manufacturing process requires accuracy and efficiency for proper portion control. Exlar® electro-mechanical actuators offer a cleaner solution than traditional fluid power solutions. Our actuators deliver precision and repeatability for millions of cycles, ensuring accurate portion control with minimum waste to improve your bottom line.


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