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Food & Beverage

Food and beverage applications demand actuators that are durable and reliable. They must be able to operate for long hours and be capable of withstanding frequent high-pressure hygienic wash downs that expose equipment to a variety of materials, including detergents, steam, caustic soda, citric acid, and other chemical solutions. These chemicals can be highly aggressive towards metal components, so the selected actuator must be appropriately designed with adequate levels of corrosion resistance.

ICI Actuators for Food and Beverage

Indelac Controls, Inc. (ICI) provides a full product line of electric actuators that have been specifically designed with features that make them ideal for operation in the food and beverage industry. Our NEMA 4-compliant housing enclosures protect electrical and mechanical components from incidental exposure to splashing water, food particles, and other mild liquids.

For enhanced corrosion resistance, our NEMA 4X-certified enclosures protect the actuator and its components from the corrosive agents present in chemical washdowns. This provides a viable alternative to shielding covers, which can complicate designs, occupy valuable space, and interfere with maintenance.

ICI’s fasteners and shafts are manufactured with series 300 stainless steel for extra corrosion resistance. For further protection against corrosive chemicals, enclosures may be optionally coated with epoxy coatings, electroless nickel plating, chromium conversion coatings, or anodized coatings for surface passivation and barrier protection. We also offer a comprehensive range of models to meet the torque requirements of any application:

Spring Return Electric Actuators

  • Model ES2 Electric Actuator (200 in. lb. torque)
  • Model AS4 Electric Actuator (400 in. lb. torque)
  • Model AS6 Electric Actuator (600 in. lb. torque)
  • Model AS10 Electric Actuator (1,000 in. lb. torque)
  • ASC4 Electric Actuator (400 in. lb. torque)
  • ASC6 Electric Actuator (600 in. lb. torque)
  • ASC 10 Electric Actuator (1,000 in. lb. torque)
  • Model ASC12 Electric Actuator (1,200 in. lb. torque)

Quarter-Turn Electric Actuators

  • R Series Nema 4 Electric Actuator (100 in. lb. torque)
  • RXP Series Nema 7 Electric Actuator (100 in. lb. torque)
  • SD Series Electric Actuator (200-300 in. lb. torque)
  • SR & SX Deep Base Nema 4 Electric Actuator (200-300 in. lb. torque)
  • SR & SX Nema 7 Electric Actuator (200-300 in. lb. torque)
  • M Series Nema 4 Electric Actuator (400-1,500 in. lb. torque)
  • M Series Nema 7 Electric Actuator (400-1,500 in. lb. torque)
  • L Series Electric Actuator (700-3,840 in. lb. torque)
  • K Series Electric Actuator (5,000-27,300 in. lb. torque)

Internal Battery Back-Up Actuators

  • SNS4 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (400 in. lb. torque)
  • SNS6 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (675 in. lb. torque)
  • SNS10 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (1,000 in. lb. torque)
  • SNS15 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (1,500 in. lb. torque)
  • SNS20 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (2,000 in. lb. torque)
  • SNS28 Fail Safe Electric Actuator (2,800 in. lb. torque)

Facilities that produce fine or powder-like particles – such as flour mills – require even more specialized equipment. High concentrations of fine particles in the atmosphere may create ignitable, flammable, or explosive environments. For these applications, ICI offers actuators enclosed in explosion-proof NEMA 7 and NEMA 9 housing units. These enclosures are available for 12VDC and 24VDC power supplies and are rated for operation in Class I and II environments.

ICI’s electric actuators can be used for various food and beverage applications and processes including:

  • Distillery automation
  • Brewery automation
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Tank farm automation
  • Tank leveling
  • Portioning
  • Coolant processing
  • Pressure relief
  • Processing machinery and equipment
  • Controlling temperatures for cooking oil
  • Flow control
  • Utility services (steam and water)
  • Mixing valve automation

Electric Actuators for Your Application

If you would like to learn more about our electric actuators, please contact us or request a quote. Our technical team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect actuator for your application.