Food & Beverage Industrial Solutions

    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.

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    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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    One-stop solution for optimum processes

    All areas of the food industry require different hygiene standards. Rittal has the right solution for everything, from the housing and the power distribution to the climate control – everything is a perfect match. Naturally, the IT infrastructure is no exception.

    • Enclosures
    • Climate Control
    • Accessories

    “Rittal – The System.” stands for cleverly thought-out system solutions for hygienic production in the food industry. Particularly in open processes, where the resistance of the seal to detergents and disinfectants is crucial, it is vital for production plant to be equipped with optimised enclosures, terminal boxes and command panels.

    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.

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    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.

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    Stainless Steel TS 8 316 Modular Enclosure

    FrieslandCampina: Hygienic Design allows process-oriented automation

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures In dairy enterprises, pneumatic valves ensure that networked systems consisting of pipes, heaters and stainless steel tanks work precisely. Up to now, pneumatic actuators have been controlled by valve islands installed for reasons of technical cleanliness, and which were kept in standardised stainless steel enclosures located at a safe distance […]

    Celler Land Geflügel: Hygienic protection of the control electronics

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures Every day, more than 500,000 packages of fresh chicken leave the two slaughterhouses and cutting plants at Landgeflügel. The highest standards of hygiene have to be adhered to when preparing fresh poultry. Hygienic Design enclosures from Rittal offer protection for the sensitive control electronics during the daily cleaning and disinfection […]

    Karl Schnell: Robust enclosures for the meat processing industry

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures Cleanliness is vital in the meat processing industry. However, the clearly defined cleaning and disinfection intervals make huge demands on the machinery. For plant constructor Karl Schnell, Rittal’s stainless steel Hygienic Design enclosures are the first choice when it comes to food safety; they can be cleaned until free of […]

    OSI Food Solutions: Hygiene for the burger industry

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures Pure hygiene – that is the claim made by OSI Food Solutions Germany, and it is backed up with the very latest technology. The OSI plant in Günzburg uses the world’s most advanced hamburger production line to manufacture 5.5 million patties a day, primarily for the huge network of McDonald’s […]

    Westfalenland Fleischwaren: Process scales optimised for hygiene

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures Optimum hygiene is vital when it comes to portioning and filling systems for highly sensitive foodstuffs. While developing its “CWP Neptune” wet area checkweigher (process scales), manufacturer Bizerba closely based its design on Rittal’s modular “Hygienic Design” (HD) range. Systematically proven components were taken over from the Rittal HD range […]

    Bürger: Reliable protection of the electronic control functions during wet cleaning

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures “Maultaschen” (ravioli-like filled pasta cases) are a Swabian speciality and every day, nearly 1.5 million of them leave Bürger, a local, family-run business. Bürger attaches great importance to the latest production and process technology, and to uppermost hygienic standards. To protect the electronic control functions installed in the middle of […]

    Rittal Hygienic Design (HD) enclosures contribute to quality at Zweifel Pomy-Chips

    Downloads Technical aspects of enclosures Zweifel Chips, a well-known Swiss brand of crisps and snacks, was established in 1962. More than half a century later, quality is still the company’s number-one priority. Moreover, food manufacturing is subject to stringent national and international regulations. Rittal’s stainless steel enclosures help Zweifel Chips to meet both its internal […]

    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.

    NSF International:
    Protects consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.

    cUL US Listed:
    UL found that representative product samples met UL’s requirements.

    3A-SSI (3A Sanitary Standards Inc):
    Dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.