Stainless steel enclosures for hygienic applications

Powell Electronics now offers the new HYJ range of IP69/IP69K stainless steel junction box enclosures for hygienic applications from Hammond Manufacturing. The enclosures are ideal for applications where maintaining hygiene standards and avoiding contamination are highly important, such as food processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The range has been created to withstand regular high temperatures and high-pressure wash-downs. They also have no areas (such as slotted screw heads, quarter-turn latches or welded mounting brackets) where contaminants could gather, and all sides slope to make sure any water drains off quickly.

Offered in five sizes from 202mm x 124mm x 102mm up to 416mm x 338mm x 203mm (height x width x depth), the range benefits from a rectangular design allowing the units to be surface mounted either vertically or horizontally to satisfy most applications. The cover is fixed to the body with, depending on the size, either four or six crevice-free hex head bolts fitted with a silicone washer to exclude potential dirt traps. The blue ‘hygiene’ coloured silicone gasket makes any contaminants more visible and is installed beyond the door edges so that there are no crevices in which dirt could collect. To exclude difficult to clean areas behind the enclosure, it is mounted on stand-offs, offered in four different lengths, to assure the device is fixed well proud of the wall to aid wash down of all faces.