Cables for food and beverage processing applications

Don Horne   

Products Automation Controls Enclosures Instrumentation ippt

LUTZE Inc. is launching a new line of food safe control and motor cables for the food and beverage industry. LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cables are designed to meet both UL and FDA requirements solving the compliance challenge many food and beverage machine builders and processing companies are facing.
Equipment and machines for the food and beverage industry are required by the FDA to be sanitary, easy to clean, and safe for food contact. However, most industrial cables contain flame retardants and other harmful additives which do not meet food contact requirements. LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cables are an innovative patent pending solution to this problem. The unique cable design achieves compliance with UL flame test requirements while meeting FDA food contact requirements outlined in 21 CFR.
Food and beverage applications also require frequent and thorough cleaning procedures. If a cable cannot withstand frequent washdown, it is prone to degradation and may become a safety hazard.  In order to ensure longevity in washdown environments, LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cables have been third party evaluated by Ecolab for resistance against commonly used cleaning agents.
LUTZE SILFLEX FBP cable line is currently offered in three configurations: shielded and unshielded control as well as shielded motor cable. The reduced diameter design allows for easy routing and installation in conduit. It may also make it possible to reduce stainless steel conduit size.  These cables are proudly manufactured in the U.S. and stocked in our headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
LUTZE Inc. designs and manufactures control products for factory automation and specializes in flexible industrial control and power cables such as LUTZE Silflex, LUTZE Superflex, MOTIONFLEX and DRIVEFLEX VFD cables. The company also offers grounding and wire management products, Cablefix cable entry systems, compact power supplies, LOCC-Box – intelligent DC circuit protection device, AirSTREAM-wiring systems for control cabinets, and LCIS relays for industrial applications.

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