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What is the relationship between IP rating and packaging equipment?

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The IP rating indicates the degree of protection provided by the enclosure against the intrusion of solids and liquids. IP protection level usually has two numbers: the first number represents the protection level for solid materials, and the second number represents the protection level for liquids. 

 

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What is the IP rating?

 

The IP rating indicates the degree of protection provided by the enclosure against the intrusion of solids and liquids which is obviously on food packaging machines. IP protection level usually has two numbers: the first number represents the protection level for solid materials, and the second number represents the protection level for liquids. A third number that represents protection against mechanical objects can be included, but it is usually omitted. Of course, you can cordinate with a food sealing machine to help you to understand.

 

1. Prevent solids

The first digit of the IP rating describes the object's protection against solids, the Number 0 means which can not provide protection, and the Number 6 means which can provides maximum protection.

2. Prevent liquids

The second digit of the IP rating indicates the level of protection against liquids, 0 means no protection is provided, and 8 means maximum protection.

 

 

Why is IP rating important?

 

When a manufacturer(for example snacks packing machine manufacturer) needs the IP rating of its product, it must be tested by an independent and certified company. The company assigns a digital IP rating to the product to indicate the degree of protection of the product against solid and liquid intrusion.

 

Having a certified IP rating means that manufacturers can safely make product claims about the level of protection provided by their products. It legalizes the product and assures customers that they can determine whether the product meets their needs.

 In addition, users who use IP-rated equipment fully understand (or lack) their protective measures, so they can work more safely, thereby reducing the risk of personal injury or equipment damage.

 

 

Why is IP rating important when choosing packaging equipment?

 

When choosing a packaging machine that suits your needs, the IP rating of the housing is very important, especially in the food industry which is food sealing machine

 

1. Dusty environment

 

Consider the dusty packaging environment of products such as vegetable packing machine, juice pouch packing machine. Particles generated during product movement can cause serious damage to the exposed electrical and pneumatic components of the packaging machine such as ice cream packaging machine. Dust control options can help reduce the number of particles in the air, but dust will still be able to penetrate into improperly sealed enclosures. For dusty applications, consider setting the IP rating to 5-6. For this environment, the waterproof enclosure is not very important, so the liquid IP level does not have to be very high.

 

2. Humid environment

 

The protection from liquids such as water and cleaning solution is essential. Many packaging machinery used for food, such as cheese packing equipment, meat packing machine, or sticky sugar filling machine, require regular cleaning, and the packaging machinery must be rated to withstand the required washing process. For humid environments, the liquid IP rating should be considered as 5-8. For this type of environment, a reliable IP rating is not important and does not have to be very high.

 

3. Dusty and humid environment

 

If the packaging environment is dusty and requires strict flushing procedures, for the packaging machine, a total IP rating of 55-68 should be considered. This covers environments that need to be protected from dust and water jets, as well as enclosures that must be protected from dust and environments that can be immersed in water.

 

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