Those of you in the food industry are already familiar with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)—a law that focuses on preventing contamination, rather than reacting to the problem after the fact. A big part of FSMA compliance has to do with the design of plant equipment, which includes the electrical components that provide power to manufacturing lines.

For an often overlooked source of downtime, look no further than your motors. Changing failed hardwired motors requires trained staff and extended time to disconnect field wiring—adding longer-than-necessary downtime to your factory operation. Fortunately, there’s another solution.

When it comes to maintaining sanitation, stainless steel enclosures are critical. For one, stainless steel can tolerate repeated washdown cycles. It also has better impact resistance—making metallic enclosures popular in high-traffic, end-of-line applications in packaging, manufacturing and pharmaceutical facilities.

In our last few blogs, we explored some of the features you can enjoy with our AMAXX® power distribution system—from Ethernet connectivity, to switch-rated receptacle options. Mixing and matching various configurations provides an easy, flexible way to meet your plant’s unique requirements.