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Sensors for the food industry

The processes of the food industry place very high requirements on hygiene. VEGA sensors are the right "ingredient" for processing raw materials such as sugar or starch and for the production of beverages, dairy products or chocolate products.


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Level and pressure instrumentation for all measuring tasks

VEGA sensors are well equipped for the complex measuring tasks in process automation – from the measurement of viscous liquids in small containers, with stirrers or heating coils, to fine powders or abrasive bulk solids. Thanks to their versatile connection options, they can be easily integrated into any application in the process.


FDA
EG 1935/2004
EHEDG
3-A

Easy cleaning – reliable processes

Hygiene, speed and flexibility

To help ensure hygienic and stable food production processes, VEGA offers materials specially tailored to the strict requirements of the industry – with all necessary approvals and material properties according to FDA and EG 1935/2004. Our hygienic designs meet the requirements of EHEDG and 3-A Sanitary.


Hygiene, speed and flexibility. Expertly designed.

Expertly designed

The sensors are especially characterised by their flush process connections and leakproof, robust housings (IP69K). Even while operating they can be CIP-cleaned with almost any cleaning agent up to 2 hours at 150 °C.

Hygiene, speed and flexibility. Perfect cleanability.

Perfect cleanability

VEGA sensors have been specially developed for the needs of the food industry, which are fulfilled by reliably protected seals, all-metal housings and media-contacting surfaces with a low surface roughness approaching 0.3 µm.

Hygiene, speed and flexibility. Standardised hygienic adaptors.

Standardised hygienic adaptors

The standardised connections of the hygienic adaptors, which guarantee high system availability, can be selected as needed. Installing the adaptors requires only minimal effort. The end-to-end concept allows simple integration and fast maintenance – it also reduces spare parts inventories and production downtime.


Efficient CIP cleaning

  • Cleaning in Place (CIP) refers to a method for cleaning processing facilities such as those used in food production.
  • During CIP cleaning, different liquids are pumped through the system piping. The cleaning media used are caustic and acidic solutions, some in high concentrations, often at extremely high temperatures.
  • VEGA sensors ensure that all required liquids are always available in sufficient amounts and reliably withstand the complex processes.



Sensors for the food industry



Level sensors


Level sensors for liquids

For liquids

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Level sensors for bulk solids

For bulk solids

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Radar sensor Level measurement liquids VEGAPULS 64

VEGAPULS 64

TDR sensor for continuous level and interface measurement of liquids VEGAFLEX83

VEGAFLEX 83

 Radar sensor for continuous level measurement of bulk solids VEGAPULS 69

VEGAPULS 69


Point level switches


Capacitive level switches for the detection of water-based liquids and light bulk solids

VEGAPOINT

Capacitive level switches for the detection of water-based liquids and light bulk solids

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Vibrating level switches for liquids and bulk solids

Vibrating level switches

Vibrating level switches for liquids and bulk solids
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VEGAPOINT 11 Ultra-compact capacitive limit switch for the detection of water-based liquids

VEGAPOINT 11

water-based liquids from DK > 2
transistor output

$ 155.00
Basic price
VEGAPOINT 21 Compact capacitive limit switch for the detection of water-based liquids

VEGAPOINT 21

water-based liquids from DK > 1.5
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
Ex and hygiene approvals 
$ 193.00
Basic price
VEGAPOINT 23 Compact capacitive limit switch with tube extension for the detection of water-based liquids

VEGAPOINT 23

water-based liquids from DK > 1,5
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
Ex and hygiene approvals
tube version, up to 1 m
$ 317.00
Basic price
VEGAPOINT 31 Compact capacitive limit switch for the detection of light bulk solids

VEGAPOINT 31

light bulk solids
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
hygiene approvals 
$ 193.00
Basic price
VEGASWING 51 Vibrating level switch for liquids

VEGASWING 51

For liquids
$ 207.00
Basic price
VEGASWING 61 Vibrating level switch for liquids

VEGASWING 61

For liquids
 

plics® instrument platform

VEGAVIB 61 Vibrating level switch for granular bulk solids

VEGAVIB 61

For granulated bulk solids
from density 20 g/l

plics® instrument platform

VEGAWAVE 61 Vibrating level switch for powders

VEGAWAVE 61

For powdery and fine-grained bulk solids from density 8 g/l

plics® instrument platform


Pressure sensors


Pressure sensors with ceramic measuring cell

Ceramic measuring cell

The ceramic measuring cell is oil-free and measures the pressure reliably up to 60 bar, even if the medium is rough and abrasive. Its extreme robustness and overload resistance make it the optimal solution in many applications.
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Pressure sensors with metallic measuring cell

Metallic measuring cell

The metallic measuring cell is fully welded and elastomer-free, it’s also suitable for pressures up to 1,000 bar. It meets all the material requirements according to FDA, EC 1935/2004, GB Standard, with a hygienic design that optimises cleaning, according to 3-A and EHEDG.
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Pressure sensor

VEGABAR 18

4 … 20 mA
From ½" thread
M12x1
 
 
 
$ 245.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 28

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display

$ 326.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 38

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
On-site display and 3-key operation
$ 432.00
Basic price
VEGABAR 82 Pressure transmitter

VEGABAR 82

plics® instrument platform 

Custom-made sensors for any measuring task
Diverse connection options

 
Pressure sensor

VEGABAR 19

4 … 20 mA
From ½" thread
M12x1
$ 242.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 29

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
$ 314.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 39

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
On-site display and 3-key operation
$ 395.00
Basic price
VEGABAR 39 Pressure transmitter

VEGABAR 83

plics® instrument platform

Custom-made sensors for any measuring task
Diverse connection options

Standardised hygienic adapter for level, pressure and point level sensors

Any common adapter system that complies with EC 1935/2004, FDA, EHEDG, 3-A can be used for level sensors as well as for pressure and point level sensors. Whether all metallic or with elastomer O-ring sealing: The sensors fit all standard, commercially available hygienic connections.

  • Flexible and simple integration
  • Fast exchange
  • Reduced production downtime
  • Fewer instrument versions in stock

Reliable processes – consistent product quality

VEGA sensors deliver a convincing performance in applications that require a perfectly hygienic environment: they minimize maintenance and downtime while significantly increasing safety and efficiency. High-quality materials withstand the aggressive cleaning agents: the hygienic design is free of gaps and dead spaces and precludes leakage even during steam jet cleaning.


Agitator and spray ball. Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement

Agitator and spray ball

  • Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement
  • Reliable measurement despite vessel internals and agitators thanks to highly focused radar beam

Heating coils:  Electronic differential pressure measurement with VEGABAR 83 for level measurement

Heating coils

  • Electronic differential pressure measurement with VEGABAR 83 for level measurement
  • Reliable measurement of level and pressure, unaffected by heating coils
  • Vibrating level switch VEGASWING 61 for point level detection
  • Reliable overfill protection through product-independent switching point  

Dry-run protection for pumps:  Vibrating level switch VEGASWING 61 for point level detection

Dry-run protection for pumps

  • Vibrating level switch VEGASWING 61 for point level detection
  • Reliable function thanks to product-independent switching point

Bottling tank:  Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement

Bottling tank

  • Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement
  • Fast response to rapid level changes, even in small containers 


Maximum system availability

VEGA supports efficient processes with the right components: with sensors that detect even the smallest level or pressure changes and that can be installed very quickly with standard fittings. M12 and valve plug connectors make a significant contribution to reducing the costs of automated processes to a reasonable level.


Cooling and heating system:  Pressure sensor VEGABAR 29 with metallic measuring cell and IO-Link connection

Cooling and heating system

  • Pressure sensor VEGABAR 29 with metallic measuring cell and IO-Link connection
  • Precise pressure measurement for an optimal heating or cooling process

Bottle cleaning:  Capacitive level switch VEGAPOINT 21 for point level detection

Bottle cleaning

  • Capacitive level switch VEGAPOINT 21 for point level detection
  • Pressure switch VEGABAR 28 with ceramic measuring cell and IO-Link connection
  • Full-colour, 360° switching status display for easy recognition of switching status

Separator:  Pressure sensors VEGABAR 29 and 39 with IO-Link connection

Separator

  • Pressure sensors VEGABAR 29 and 39 with IO-Link connection
  • Reliable measurement thanks to fast response time
  • Capacitive level switch VEGAPOINT 21 for reliable point level detection
  • Reliable switching point, not affected by buildup

Hydraulic oil:  Pressure sensor VEGABAR 29 with IO-Link connection

Hydraulic oil

  • Pressure sensor VEGABAR 29 with IO-Link connection
  • Pressure switch for optimal piston control


Interconnected solutions

Online-Tools

To ensure that production facilities are competitive today and stay competitive tomorrow, process cycles have to be optimized and costs reduced – without compromising quality. With intelligent networking and unique services, VEGA makes processes noticeably more efficient and reliable throughout the entire value-added chain.


Wireless communication provides better accessibility: Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.

Wireless adjustment

With Bluetooth, VEGA is looking far into the future. But already today, radio technology is making processes more and more flexible. Wireless communication provides better accessibility: in clean rooms, in harsh industrial environments and in hazardous areas. It allows parameterisation, display and diagnostics from a distance of up to 25 metres, thus saving time and avoiding dangers. Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.

  

IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically.

IO-Link

VEGA uses IO-Link to make optimal use of all possibilities. With this manufacturer-independent, standard communication tool, sensors can be installed, parameterised and, if necessary, put back into operation faster and more cost-effectively. IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically if an instrument is replaced.

With myVEGA as your personal information platform you have access to numerous online functions relating to the VEGA products.

myVEGA

With myVEGA as your personal information platform you have access to numerous online functions relating to the VEGA products.

  • 2D/3D drawings of configured instruments
  • Access to product documentation and order data
  • Access codes for VEGA sensors

VEGA Inventory System makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp.

VEGA Inventory System

Lower inventory levels mean lower costs. VEGA Inventory System makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp. Measuring instruments installed on containers, tanks or silos automatically inform the user when replenishments are required. In your plant, the user-friendly service software accesses not only current measurement data, but also consumption data from previous operating periods.

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Level and pressure instrumentation in the food industry

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