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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Custom Solutions

Conveyors and Pass-through TunnelsOn many occasions since 1960 customers have come to us with truly unique situations that require truly unique UVC solutions, which is exactly why American Ultraviolet has a full staff of experienced engineers.

Our team specializes in the design, mechanical, and electrical aspects of all our projects, enabling us to consistently provide our customers with solutions based around their unique needs and situations. And, because we have in-house engineering, fabrication, assembly, and testing, projects that require custom solutions do not come with unnecessarily long lead times, or astronomically high prices.

Because destroying mold and bacteria on the product, and from packaging material, has been shown to dramatically increase the shelf life of certain products, if you haven't found a standard UV solution that works, please invite us to create a custom solution that will.

Custom Projects include:

UVC Conveyor for Food

UVC Conveyor for Food

UVC lamp arrays are positioned to treat foods, and/or packaging material, as they pass by the lamps either on a customer's conveyor line or on a conveyor supplied by American Ultraviolet. These systems are designed and fabricated by American Ultraviolet to suit individual customer requirements.

Example:

  • Upper and Lower UVC Lamp Banks for Complete Exposure
  • Visual Lamp Function Indication for Each UVC Lamp
  • 316L Stainless Steel Construction Including Conveyor Belt
  • Slide Out Lamp Trays for Ease of Maintenance
  • Specifically Designed for Refrigerated Environment
  • Optically Shielded to Prevent Personnel Exposure to UVC
  • Safety Shutoffs and System Interlocks

Outcome: Improved Product Shelf Life, More Saleable Product for Longer Timespans

Pass-Through Tunnels for Bottle Disinfection

Conveyors and Pass-through Tunnels

Custom UVC tunnels are designed to treat bottles used as beverage containers in order to increase product shelf life, and reduce contamination. The stand alone tunnels mount over an existing customer bottling line and provide the required dose of UVC energy to reduce microbial contamination per each customer's specific operation and specifications.

Example:

  • Mounts Over Exisiting Conveyor Line
  • Single-Pass Disinfection to Customer Specifications
  • 316L Stainless Steel Construction Throughout
  • Encapsulated UVC Lamps Prevent Contamination in Event of Lamp Breakage
  • Remote Electrical Control Enclosure with Main Power Switches & Visual Lamp-Out Indication
  • Resistant to High Moisture Environment
  • Full Integration with Existing Customer System Monitoring

Outcome: Significant Reduction in Microbial Contamination of Product, Improved Shelf Life of Product

Modular Retrofit UVC Lamp Inserts

Modular Retrofit UVC Lamp Inserts

Example:

  • Available in Any Configuration of Lamp Size, Quantitiy & Spacing Required
  • Stand-Alone Systems or Fully Integrated into Customer Equipment
  • Fully Customizable, Including (But Not Limited to):
    • Encapsulated UVC Lamps
    • Output to External Monitoring
    • Watertight Connections
    • Remote Electrical Enclosures

 

UV sterilization custom solutions


To learn more about using UVC for Food Safety, and Food and Beverage equipment, including technical specifications, please visit our technical library where you can download and print literature.

Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation, but does not cause skin cancer or cataracts. American Ultraviolet systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to UV irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance.