Food Processing Application: Use of Functional Safety to improve Productivity

It has always been a time consuming effort to clean up food processing equipment before switching to different products. In fact the process can sometimes take a whole shift. Part of the reason is that the equipment cannot be run at full operating speed during clean-up due to the safety hazard of having people work so near to equipment. This means that the normal process is to clean the accessible part of the machinery, step back, jog the equipment forward and then clean up the newly exposed surfaces. This process is repeated until all areas of the equipment have been cleaned. The equipment is now ready to be put back into service.

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