Innovative Coupling Systems and Fittings for Cleaning Applications in the Food Industry
In collaboration with the meat producer Wolf and branch specialist Altmann Industrietechnik from Dachau, LÜDECKE developed an innovative system for the thorough and efficient cleaning in the food industry. The firms are, concerning the hygienic standards, highly oriented towards the strict guidelines of the IFS food certification.
The system consists of an especially tested hose for each cleaning step and appropriate fittings. High class and inextricable screwings made of stainless steel 1.4404 were developed for the preliminary cleaning. It is made for a working pressure of 40 bar as well as operating temperatures up to 150°C. The following cleaning process with clear water happens with a safe, reusable and easy to handle quick connect coupling system (with crimp connector). It is made of stainless steel 1.4404 and contains seals which are especially approved for the food industry (VO 1935/2004). The shape of the release sleeve is so designed, that it still remains handy when the surface is wet or when wearing heavy gloves. The quick connect coupling system can be used with an operating pressure up to 40 bar (depending on the temperature and the way of incorporation) and operating temperatures up to 140°C.
Due to the usage of stainless steel both products meet perfectly the strict requirements in the food industry. Dirt accumulation can be prevented because of the smooth surfaces and the free passage. The whole solution provides a safe, lasting and dense assembly of the hoses which ensures long lifetime and easy handling.
Because of this cooperation, LÜDECKE and Altmann could reach a leading role in the field of hose technology for cleaning applications in the food industry. Together the firms offer a tested solution which meets the applicable conditions and perfectly adopted to the respective application.