Food safety

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Hygienic and efficient automation in the production of food


Correctly implemented, standards and directives guarantee safe conditions in the production of food.  


The EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is intended for the protection and safety of consumers and operators wherever food comes into direct contact with machine parts and components.

Standards and directives for design (EN 1672-2/EHEDG Doc 8 and Doc 13) and materials (FDA CFR Title 21, ISO 21469, 1935/2004/EC, for example for the use of NSF-H1-lubricants) provide additional support for food safety.


Safe production

Hygienic production of food

Your food safety goals:

  • Avoid microbiological contamination
  • Use corrosion-resistant materials
  • Minimal cleaning requirements


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Safe products

Hygienic products for food production from Festo

Clean design components from Festo:

Round cylinder CRDSNU (ISO 6432), stainless steel

Clean design guided drive DGRF

Clean design cylinder DSBF

Clean design valve terminals MPA-C

Clean Design fitting NPCK


Useful product features from Festo:

Minimal installation time:
Self-adjusting end position cushioning system PPS without adjusting screw

Animation cushioning variants P, PPV, PPS


Sealing variants for your requirements:

Example: the dry-running seal from the modular system also functions when the lubricant has been washed away

White papers on food safety

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Hygienic automation technology for food production

High compressed air quality for high-quality food

Cleaning is a must!