Safe signals in food industry: Innovotech optimises production processes with LED signal tower from WERMA

The signal tower not only clearly and reliably signalled the current status of the production line in the common traffic light colours of red, yellow and green, it also met all requirements and standards

The food industry places the highest demands on hygiene. This applies both to the employees working there and to the machines, systems and accessories used. The need for reliable hygiene standards and consistently implemented standards and guidelines is of enormous importance in this industry. This already starts with the design and planning of all machines, components and parts. It is precisely in this area that the Dutch company, Innovotech, has developed solutions for complete plants and machine lines.

Recently, Innovotech realised a large-scale project for a company active in the food processing sector. WERMA signal devices were also used in this project: The LED signal tower CleanSIGN, which was designed and developed for use in clean rooms, as well as in the hygiene and food sector. It signals in the usual traffic light colours whether production is running smoothly and if there are any problems or malfunctions. A safe and clean matter throughout.

Complete solutions from a single source

IJmuiden is the largest town in the Dutch municipality of Velsen in the province of North Holland and a major seaport in the Netherlands. Innovotech has been based here since 2019, solving technical product problems, creating optimal production processes and realising both special machines and complete production lines – from the first sketch to the last screw.

The company finds it core competence in the area of the food, where demands for hygiene and safety are high. It supplies special machines and complete lines as well as components and parts to manufacturers and processors operating in this specific food processing environment.

Frans Dobbelaer, co-director at Innovotech has 35 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering and the realisation of complex projects. Together with his colleague Rick van den Berg they manage Innovotech and work closely with a small team of five people.

Peeled crabs made easy

A short time ago Innovotech realised a large-scale project for a company operating in the food processing sector; the company developed and designed a machine that fully automates the peeling of grey shrimps. In addition, the requirement had to be met to safely and reliably indicate malfunctions and stoppages with the help of a luminous signal, with a signalling device that meets the hygiene standards in this sensitive industry.

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