Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors


Cables and wires for food and beverage

February 2024 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

The strict hygiene regulations for handling foodstuffs stipulate particularly complex requirements for electrical components. The cables and accessories used must withstand a wide range of chemical, thermal and mechanical loads, and also function perfectly at all times in refrigerated and damp rooms. In food production, machinery and systems are cleaned for around 30% of the day.

Highly corrosive and aggressive cleaning agents and chemicals are sometimes used to kill as many germs as possible, and to prevent impurities. Handling under extreme temperatures is another challenge in wet or refrigerated rooms, and for heating processes. This means that cables and wires for food production must be resistant to chemical, thermal and mechanical stresses and must be certified in accordance with FDA, ECOLAB or Hygienic Design. This is the only way they can be used in the plants and production areas. Products used in the food industry must be:

• Resistant to aggressive cleaning agents.

• Resistant to bio-oils, fats, fruit and lactic acids.

• Resistant to temperature resistant.

• Waterproof.

• Rust-free.

As a long-term partner to the mechanical and plant engineering industry, LAPP offers a comprehensive range of standard and specialised products which meet even the high demands of the food industry. Its in-house laboratory and testing facilities are also an important source of support.


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