Rockwell Automation released its new Allen-Bradley Kinetix VPH hygienic servo motors and a new stainless-steel version of the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus 7 graphic terminal. These newly released motors and graphic terminals are designed to help minimize contamination during production and ease compliance. By using this new hygienic industrial control hardware, food and pharmaceutical manufacturers can help to better protect the integrity of their products.
The stainless-steel PanelView terminal can be used on a machine in a “splash” or contaminant zone without the need to be covered or isolated. This helps to protect product quality and simplifies the cleaning processes, while removing obstructions to the human machine interface (HMI), so operators can better monitor production.
This stainless-steel PanelView is a general-purpose HMI terminal that is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). It has an ingress-protection rating of IP69K to support high-pressure, high-temperature chemical wash downs. It also uses a food-grade silicone gasket with a distinct blue color to help production workers notice if it has been damaged and needs to be replaced.
The new Kinetix VPH hygienic servo motors can help to improve machine reliability while enhancing consumer safety by meeting stringent hygienic standards. The hygienic design, including high-grade stainless-steel housings and a smooth surface, can withstand wash downs and help to reduce the risk of contamination.
The servo motors are designed per the EHEDG and 3-A sanitary standards and are IP69K rated and NSF certified. They can seamlessly integrate with the Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5500 and 5700 servo drive platforms, using single-cable technology to help optimize a machine’s speed and accuracy. And, they’re available in a range of sizes and options to help meet a variety of application needs in food and pharmaceutical production.