Solenoid Valves

Environmental Considerations: Food Production

Corrosive and Anti Bacterial fluids and often used for cleaning food production lines to eliminate the risk of food contamination. The use of these aggressive cleaning fluids require valves manufactured and constructed from Stainless steel that are comparable with these corrosive cleaning agents. Additionally solenoid and pressure control valves will need to work in usually humid and corrosive environments and extreme room (Ambient) temperatures. 

Stainless Steel Components

Solenoid valves, angle seat piston valves  and FRL air treatment equipment for food production are generally made from stainless steel due to the materials contaminant resistant qualities. The food manufacturing / process industry requires  a range of stainless steel solenoid valve functionality for the varied applications deployed within the industry and as such specific stainless steel components have been developed to meet such needs.

Hazardous Environments: Animal Feed Industry, Cereals and Starch Products.

When processing Cereals, Animal Fodder and Powdered Milk will produce a Dusty Hazardous environment. Dust can when mixed with air create a potentially explosive atmosphere that could be ignited by a spark or flame. There is always a chance that due to the moisture or through general use the solenoid coil may fail and generate an ignition source. So, for all hazardous environments it is very important that an ATEX rated solenoid valve is used.

There are 2 main types of ATEX solenoid valve typically found, either solenoid valves with an ATEX EExmIIT4 being an encapsulated coil with low power consumption and thermal fuse or an ATEX EExdIICT6 total enclosed solenoid valve coil. 

Specific Solenoid Valve Functionality: Food Industry

Thermoforming, Stacking, Palletising, Storage and Packing of food products are increasingly being controlled and handled by automated and robotic processes. General purpose solenoid valves are fine for basic applications in non hazardous and non food or corrosive environments however in food factories in is generally recommended to standardise on 2/2, 3/2 and 5/2 way stainless steel solenoid valves. Our solenoid Valves are ideally suited for all these applications are all available from stock for next day delivery anywhere in the UK, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Solenoid Valve Applications: Food Production Industry

Solenoid valves are commonly used in the Meat and Abattoir Industry, Fruit and Vegetable Canneries, Fish Canneries, Salting Systems, Beverage (Soft Drinks, Wines, Spirits) and Ready Meal Industry, Milk and Cheese Dairy Industry, Oils and Fats Industry and Animal Feed Production Industry and other Non Food Industries. In addition to Grain and Starch Production, Bio Fuels from Corn and Soya. Again we face the same challenges based on environmental, application and hazardous area classifications.

Helpful hint: If you are not sure ask your solenoid valve suppliers for help.

The main applications for Solenoid Valves in the Food industry are:

  • Sterilization systems requiring Steam solenoid valves, iced water solenoid valves, airline solenoid valves for canneries.
  • Pasteurisation systems requiring high-pressure solenoid valves and micro filtration systems for the milk industry.
  • Drinks Industry requiring Air, Nitrogen, CO2 (carbon Dioxide) injection.
  • Agro Food Processing for the drinks industry
  • Vacuum systems for thermal forming (shrink wrapping) for the ready meals pre packed meals industries.
  • Cryogenic Solenoid Valves for Liquid Nitrogen for food freezing such as Quick Cycle Solenoid Valves for Pizza Freezing production.
  • Fish Fillet preparations systems
  • Defrosting line stainless steel tipper control
  • Salmon Packing line
  • Elevated abattoir platforms
  • Industrial bakeries bread ramps
  • Stainless steel machine control systems.

Food Industry Process Pressure Control Valves.

The food industry relies on clean, reliable and accurate pressure and flow water control valves in a bid keep food production in line with world population growth and demand. Food warehouses, meat processing plants, fisheries, dairies, breweries, supermarkets, bottling plants and wine makers all rely on accurate process control valves to keep industry machinery operating a maximum efficiency. There are several common types of pressure control valve available.

Stainless steel solenoid valves for food applications.

You can see examples of stainless steel valves for the food industry here...

Miniature 1/8" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS6A, ADS6B, ADS6C

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/8" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 3.0mm, 4.0mm or 5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS8A, ADS8B, ADS8C

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 3.0mm, 4.0mm or 5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 3/8" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS10A, ADS10B, ADS10C

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 3/8" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 4.0mm, 6.0mm or 8.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/2" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS12A, ADS12B

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/2" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 6.0mm or 8.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX as shown

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride as shown, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/8" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS6000

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/8" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 60 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/8" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS6100

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/8" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm,4.0mm,5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 120 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

 Miniature 1/8" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS6200

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/8" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm,4.0mm,5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 150 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS8000

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 60 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS8100

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm,4.0mm,5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 120 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

Miniature 1/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: ADS8200

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, Silicone, EPDM, FKM, PTFE, FFKM

Orifice: 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm,4.0mm,5.0mm

Pressure: 0 to 150 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with LED connector, option for ATEX

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

Options: Manual Over ride, manifold system, special sealing

1/2" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD15SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1/2" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 15mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

3/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD20SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 3/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 20mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

1" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD25SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 1" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 25mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

11/4" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD32SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 11/4" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 32mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

11/2" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD40SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 11/2" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 40mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

2" food solenoid valve

Stainless steel solenoid valve for food application.

Model: MD50SCS14-M16

Function: 2/2 normally closed

Body: 316 stainless steel

Operation: direct acting

Port: 2" BSP or NPT thread

Seals: NBR, EPDM, FKM

Orifice: 50mm

Pressure: 0 to 10 bar

Voltage: all options available

Protection: IP65 with connector

Duty: 100% continuous duty rated

There is a full range of general purpose solenoid control valves and stainless steel servo assisted solenoid valves and stainless steel 5/2 way single and 5/2 way double solenoid valves specifically designed for the food industry.

pneumatic angle seat piston valve

All 316 stainless steel construction pneumatically operated angle seat piston globe valves.

Model: ASPV

Body material: 316 stainless steel

Internal material: 316 stainless steel

Actuator head: 304 stainless steel

Seals: PTFE is standard option FKM upon request

Function: 2/2 way normally closed option 2 way normally open

Operation: direct acting with air pilot control 3-8 bar air

Port sizes: 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 11/4", 11/2", 2", 21/2" and 3" BSP option NPT or flange upon request.

Temperature range: -20C to +200C

Visual position indication included.

Optional: Open proximity switch, 3 way version, flanged connection.

Media: air, water, steam, oil, fats and greases under 600 CST viscosity, vacuum, corrossive and aggressive or contaminated media, acid, alkali, any anything compatible with 316 stainless steel and PTFE.

Stainless Steel Pressure Reducing Valves for the food industry.

BFR-S Pilot operated pressure reducing valve made from either 304 or 316 stainless steel and is designed to maintain a stable water outlet pressure to protect food processing water systems. This cylindrical design allows for easy transport and installation with the pressure controller mounted externally.

The pressure gauge will show the adjusted outlet / downstream stream pressure, which can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar on the external controller.

Maximum inlet pressure: 16 Bar (test pressure 35 bar) (Minimum 0.3 bar)

Outlet adjustment ranges (controller options) 0.2 to 4 Bar, 2 to 8 bar and 4 to 12 Bar.

Temperature Range: +100°C Maximum

Port Sizes Flange DN50 to DN1000.

RET and REF Direct acting Pressure reducing valves made from 316 stainless steel for food 

processing systems. Designed to maintain a stable outlet or downstream pressure regardless of inlet or upstream pressure changes. Most process systems can have huge fluctuations in system pressures due to systems demands and pumping systems elsewhere so maintaining a constant pre-set pressure will be critical to protect from system and equipment damage from excess pressures.

The pressure gauge will show the adjusted outlet / downstream pressure, which can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar.

Maximum inlet pressure: 25 Bar 

Outlet adjustment ranges (spring options) 1 to 6 Bar, 4 to 10 Bar or 8 to 13 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

Port Sizes 1/2 to 2" Thread

Flange DN15 to DN150

RELT and RELF Direct acting Low Pressure reducing valves made from 316 stainless steel for food

 processing systems. Designed to maintain a very stable accurate outlet or downstream pressure regardless of inlet or upstream pressure changes. Most process systems can have fluctuations in system pressures but maintaining a constant accurate pre-set outlet pressure can be critical to protect sensitive food processing and production equipment.

The pressure gauge shows the adjusted outlet / downstream pressure, which can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar.

Maximum inlet pressure: 10 Bar

Outlet adjustment ranges 0.2 to 1.5 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

RELT Port Sizes 1/2 to 2" thread

RELF Flange DN15 to DN50

 

REMT and REMF Direct acting Micro Pressure reducing valves made from 316 stainless steel for food processing systems. Designed to maintain a highly stable accurate outlet or downstream pressure regardless of inlet or upstream pressure changes. Process systems will have fluctuations in system pressures but some very sensitive food processing equipment requires extremely accurate preset outlet pressures to protect critical food processing equipment.

The downstream pressure is manually adjusted via adjustment screw or T bar.

Maximum inlet pressure: 10 Bar

Outlet adjustment ranges 0.2 to 0.02 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

REMT Port Sizes 1/2 to 2" Thread

REMF Flange DN15 to DN50  

Stainless Steel Pressure Sustaining Valves for the food industry.

RFT and RFF Direct acting pressure sustaining valves are made from 316 stainless steel for the 

food processing industry. Designed to maintain a preset back pressure regardless of down stream demands. Most food processing systems will have varying flow demands and unless a pressure sustaining valve is installed the system pressure can drop below minimum pressure requirements for other critical systems. The pressure sustaining valve will always maintain the pre-set back pressure or upstream pressure even when there are demands downstream.

The pressure gauge will show the adjusted inlet / upstream pressure, which can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar.

Maximum inlet pressure: 25 Bar

Outlet adjustment ranges (spring options) 1 to 5 Bar or 4 to 10 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

Port Sizes 1/2 to 2" Thread or Flange DN15 to DN150

BFS-S pilot stainless steel pressure sustaining valves are made either 304 or 316 stainless steel for the food processing industry. Designed to maintain a pre-set back pressure and maintain minimum working pressures for process water and food processing systems. Unlike other pressure sustaining valves this cylindrical design allows for easy transport and installation with the pressure controller mounted externally.

The pressure gauge will show the adjusted inlet / upstream pressure, which can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar on the external controller.

Maximum inlet pressure: 16 Bar (test pressure 35 bar) (Minimum 0.3 bar)

Outlet adjustment ranges (controller options) 0.2 to 4 Bar, 2 to 8 bar and 4 to 12 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

Port Sizes Flange DN50 to DN300. 

Stainless Steel Pressure Relief Valves for the food industry.

RLT Direct acting pressure relief valves are made from 316 stainless steel for the food 

processing industry. Designed as a pressure safety relief valve to protect food processing systems from over pressure. The pressure relief valve is designed to stay closed until the upstream system pressure reaches the maximum pressure setting, at which point the pressure relief valve will open quickly releasing the excess pressure downstream thus protecting all process equipment up steam from over pressure system damage. When the system pressure reduces back to safe limits the pressure relief valve will slowly close preventing water hammer.

Maximum inlet pressure: 20 Bar (test pressure 35 bar) 

Outlet adjustment ranges (spring options) 3 to 10 Bar or  7 to 20 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

Port Sizes 1/2 to 2" thread

Flange DN15 to DN150 

BFL-S pilot operated pressure relief valve compact cylindrical design offers high flow and robust internal piton structure. Made from either 304 or 316 stainless steel is designed to protect food processing systems from over pressure damage. The pressure relief valve will stay closed until the up steam pressure reaches the pre-set pressure setting at which time the pressure relief valve will open quickly releasing excess pressure downstream, thus protecting all upstream equipment from excess pressure damage.

The pressure gauge will show the adjusted inlet / upstream pressure, pressure settings can be manually adjusted using an adjustment screw or T bar on the external controller.

Maximum inlet pressure: 16 Bar (test pressure 35 bar) (Minimum 0.3 bar)

Outlet adjustment ranges (controller options) 0.2 to 4 Bar, 2 to 8 bar and 5 to 13 Bar.

Temperature Range: +80°C Maximum

Port Sizes Flange DN50 to DN300  

Stainless Steel Pilot Float Valves for the food industry.

BFF-S pilot operated float valve compact cylindrical design offers high flow and robust internal piston structure, manufactured from either 304 or 316 grade stainless steel and is designed to allow simple mechanical water tank refilling via an external pilot or float valve. The pilot float valve is installed into a water tank at a point according to the required water level. The BFF main valve is then connected to the main water supply ideally above the maximum water level into the tank and a control pipework is then connected to the pilot float controller. When the tank water level drops the float valve will drop accordingly and in tune the main valve will open to refill the water tank, when the float valve rises to the maximum setting it will close the main refill valve automatically. Its works like a stop cock in a toilet cistern.

How this is done is actually quite simple, the floating valve when lifted and closed allows for a generation of water back pressure which causes the main valve internal piston to close. When the water level drops the float valve drops and opens releasing back pressure holding the main valve piston closed. Main line water now overcomes the piston back pressure opening the main valve and refilling the tank. In turn the water level rise again thus repeating the cycle.

Maximum inlet Pressure: 16 Bar

Temperature Range: +80°C Max

Port Sizes: DN50 to DN1000

Stainless Steel Air Treatment Equipment Equipment for the food industry.

316 Stainless Filter, Regulators + Lubricators

 

Shako SUS316 Filter Regulator Lubricator Range316 Stainless Steel FRL (Filter Regulator and Lubricators) are manufactured entirely from 316 grade stainless steel making them ideally suited for food processing environments.

Typical applications include supply lines, food machines, air gauging equipment, air motors, air bearings, food spraying devices, air logic valves, aerosol food spraying systems, food processing pneumatic cylinders, fluid process systems, drug manufacturing and packaging, can and bottle manufacturing, beverage dispensing equipment, meat processing and just about every food pneumatic automation system. Maximum Inlet Pressure: 30 Bar

Temperature: +70°C Max

Port Sizes 1/4" through to 1" Thread

Optional Stand alone Filter, Regulator, Lubricator, Filter Regulator 2 piece combination set and Filter Regulator with Lubrication combination sets.

Typically pre-packaged modular assemblies for common configurations. Important specifications to consider when searching for FRL air treatment equipment media, filtration level, flow, adjustment range, port size, semi or fully automatic drain.

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