Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

We understand the challenges you face in the food and beverage processing industry today. We’re focused on providing electrical solutions that address the critical issues in every area of your operation, so you can focus on plant sustainability, cost, quality, flexibility, safety and regulatory challenges across the production cycle.

Our family of low voltage products matches specific application criteria from start to finish inside food processing areas, assuring the quality and reliability of your electrical system throughout your facility, from incoming raw materials through shipping of finished goods. 

ABB offers high-quality low-voltage products to address key issues in food and beverage processing.

As new food and beverage processing equipment with complex and sensitive electrical systems, controls and automation continues to replace older generation equipment, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) expenses are rising with increasing maintenance time, technical support and power costs.

Processing plants require a high sustainability level from their electrical systems, because shutdowns can cost from minutes’ to days’ worth of production if a batch must be scrapped.

3-pole contactors and overload relays for motor starting and power switching

To make the most, you need control.

ABB 3-pole contactors offer an exhaustive selection of products for simple and extreme applications as well as products with specific purposes.The AF contactor technology revolutionizes how we use contactors and allows use in all parts of the world and in all network conditions. Furthermore, mini-contactor range offers compact dimensions and specific connection possibilities. The AS contactor is efficient and allows you to optimize your equipment design. You can choose terminals between screw, push-in spring and ring tongue through our ranges. So whatever your need of a contactor might be, ABB will have a variant meeting just that.

Limit surge energy to electrical equipment with Surge Protective Devices

SPD Class I

OVR type 1 and type 1+2 are designed to discharge high current surges without any destruction of the installation. Type 1 and Type 1+2 SPDs are placed at the entrance point of the installation, in the main distribution board for a global protection of this installation.

Main features

  • limp 25kA and 12.5kA
  • 3 types of follow current (If) 50, 15 and 7kA
  • Spark gap and varistor technology
SPD Class II

OVR type 2 and Type 2+3 are designed to protect electric installations and sensitive equipment against indirect surges with ensuring a low protection level (Up). It is characterized by its capacity to safely discharge current with 8/20 µs wave form.

Main features

  • Imax 20kA, 40kA and 80kA
  • Up 1kV, 1.4kV and 1.5kV
  • Uc (a.c/d.c) 75V, 150V, 275V, 350V, 440V, 600 V and 760V

OVR type 3 surge protective devices shall be installed as close as possible from the sensitive equipment to protect. Tested with a 1,2/50 – 8/20 current combination wave generator, they ensure a very low protection level voltage value.

Main features

  • Imax 10kA
  • Up 900V
  • Uc 275V and 440V

Protect equipment and installations with manual motor starters

A complete motor protection concept.

Manual motor starters, also known as motor protection circuit breakers (MPCBs) or manual motor protectors (MMPs), are electromechanical protection devices for the main circuit. They are mainly used to switch motors ON/OFF manually and to provide fuseless protection against short-circuit, overload and phase failures. Fuseless protection saves costs, space and ensures a quick reaction under short-circuit condition by switching the motor off within milliseconds. Starter combinations are setup together with contactors and are available with screw or Push-in Spring terminals.

Main benefits

  • Harmonized main accessory range (auxiliary contacts, signal contacts, shunt trips and undervoltage releases) for MS1xx and MO1xx family
  • Compact design
  • Efficient planning and installation perfectly matching the ABB contactor family
  • Simple connecting links ensure electrical and mechanical connection to build direct-on-line starters
  • Less machine downtime by protecting motors and reduced trouble shooting and reduced maintenance expenditures by protecting motors
  • ABB’s Push-in Spring terminals offer unique, fast , easy and reliable connections

Main features

  • Manual control / short-circuit current and overload protection
  • Adjustable current setting for overload protection and magnetic trip indication
  • Disconnection function
  • Temperature compensation
  • Remote control via undervoltage release or shunt trip
  • Short-circuit service breaking capacity Ics up to 100 kA.