Food & Beverage

Robust Solutions that Meet Compliance

The food and beverage industry has a tremendous global impact, providing growth to economies across the world. With such an important stake in the well-being of the global community, it is essential that food and beverage processing facilities operate efficiently and consistently by eliminating costly downtime.
Unfortunately, in this industry certain factors encourage system failure and downtime. For example, the stringent need for product cleanliness while complying with the high levels of product hygiene mandated by government regulations means communication network components must often be subjected to environmental extremes. The process of sterilization can also be a harsh one for cables and switches.
In addition, components may be exposed to organic acids, as well as other aggressive chemicals. Without a doubt, the environment within a food or beverage processing facility can be harsh. These environmental challenges can wreak havoc on mission-critical networks tasked with conveying signals between measuring instruments and control devices. Yet, the control networks for pasteurization, cleaning, cooling and refrigeration systems, all essential functional blocks in food and beverage processing, must continue to work reliably - or the cost could include not only downtime but also the delay in shipping perishable foods.
For decades, Belden has been the leader in the arena of robust products for cable, connectivity and networking products that can serve reliably in mission-critical industrial environments. Food and beverage processing plants need to operate uninterrupted, without downtime and with no sacrifice in the operational cleanliness so critical to manufacturing products for human consumption. Your goal is consistent and predictable operation, reliable to the 99.999% level. Achieving that goal demands products with a proven reputation for reliability - products from Belden.