Automatic Sampling System
The system complies with current Atex and EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) criteria and can be used as an automatic sampling system for incoming, in-process, or outgoing product flows. Companies in the food industry both want to and have to comply with increasingly strict requirements in terms of food safety and quality. Microbiological or quality samples of incoming ingredients, products in preparation, and outgoing products are therefore fundamental to the process. The added value of the samples also increases if they can be taken consistently and accurately. This need has prompted the provider to develop an automatic sampling system, which complies with all these requirements. The system can be used in continuous batch production processes where dry powders, granules, or granulates form the basic product mass. After determining the exact frequency, volume, and weight required for the sample, the sampling system does its job reliably and consistently. The samples are caught in a sample bag or laboratory beaker placed in a secure, quick-release fitting. They can be removed from the fitting within seconds. The sampling unit itself can also be removed rapidly and simply for cleaning by releasing a tri-clamp coupling in order to prevent contamination of the product flow or samples. The sampling system offers a capacity of 25 to 1,000 g per sample.
Achema 2012 Hall 5 – D17