In the food industry, hygienic safety takes the highest priority. HARTING has now launched the Han® F+B connector series that is optimized in terms of specific ambient conditions and breaks through the existing limitations in plant and equipment design. Customers receive hygienically faultless solutions that fully conform with market dominating requirements.
Han® F+B was developed specially for the splash zone (Zone 2). The patent pending design is consistently characterized by large radii and smooth surfaces in line with the EHEDG guidelines. In the product contact area and the spray zone, all surfaces must be as smooth as possible and free of spaces or gaps.
Nonconformity creates so-called dirt traps where food can stick and contaminate the plant with bacteria. A PP plastic is employed here that is resistant to ECOLAB certified cleaning materials and is also FDA approved. The production equipment and systems are often cleaned with high pressure and steam cleaners with the addition of aggressive cleaning agents on an acid or alkaline basis, making the protection class IP 69K an essential precondition.
Presenting the Han® F+B, HARTING is now offering the option of over twelve different contact inserts for the transfer of bus systems, signals and power contacts up to 40 A. Power transmission and optical fiber technology with correspondingly diverse connection technologies round off this extensive portfolio. In brief — a new connector for the food production area providing new options over hard wiring solutions.