Manufacturing the Future of Food with Crouzet Components

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In the pursuit of enhanced productivity and efficiency, manufacturers and factory operators are increasingly embracing the potential of robotics, transforming their operations into advanced, smart factories. This shift involves integrating automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning into their processes, revolutionising the landscape of food production and distribution. 

Automation now plays a pivotal role in production lines, redefining traditional approaches and setting new standards in how we manage and streamline food manufacturing. This transformation marks a significant step towards more efficient, technologically advanced food production systems. In this article we’ll take a closer look at how Crouzet’s reliable products are leading the charge towards fully automated systems in the food and beverage industry. 

Who is Crouzet?

Crouzet is an independent company manufacturing electromechanical and electronic components for demanding applications in aerospace & transportation, energy, and building and machinery industries. ​Crouzet provides switches and sensors, electromechanical actuators, electrical protection equipment, cockpit controls, automation controllers, and relays and instrumentation services. ​Since 1921, Crouzet has a heritage of close collaboration with customers in the development of products, from standard components to fully customised solutions.​

How is Crouzet Transforming the Food and Beverage Industry?

Crouzet’s products include relays, programmable logic controllers, DC motors and more. These types of products are integral components in automation systems. Have a look at the recommended products below and transform your food and beverage production.

Solid State Relays 


  • Crouzet’s new Solid State Relays are available in panel mount and DIN rail mount, with a wide range that can handle up to 125 amps/660 VAC.
  • Very long life expectancy.
  • Lighter-weight, same power ideal for harsh environments.
  • Overvoltage protection is standard. All part numbers (except essential series) include input and output protection at no extra charge.
  • Integrated removable covers both IP00 and IP20 versions available in the same product.
  • Easy to install, easy to use, robust and multipurpose.
  • Food & Beverage applications include ovens, coffee machines, frying machines and more.

Time Lag Relay, Syr-Line Timer


  • 17.5 mm analogue timers, a new family of 6 timers with a higher power of 16A and double output of 8A. 
  • Select between a multifunction version with the 12 most popular functions or a mono-function version ON-Delay or Repeat-Cycle​.
  • Suitable for assembly machines, machine tools, materials handling, metal process, motors and drives applications.
  • Food & Beverage applications include baking ovens, refrigerators, food and drink dispensers, vacuum meat tumblers. 

Millenium EVO Programmable Logic Controller


  • Modbus TCP/IP (Client/Server) and Modbus RTU Network (Slave). 
  • Wireless programming and control with Bluetooth interface and Crouzet Virtual Display.
  • Modbus RS485 connection.
  • Up to 1000 programming blocks with intuitive Crouzet Soft to go from simple to complex applications.
  • Local datalog management.
  • Up to 44 I/Os – 16 DI (4 HighSpeed / 8 AI) – 8 DO. 
  • Applications in the Food & Beverage industry: self-service drinks, baking ovens, timing devices.
  • Visualisation is also available on smartphones with the Crouzet Virtual Display which you can see below.

Brushless DC Motors


  • DC Brushless motor for position, speed and torque control applications.
  • High precision thanks to the 4096 position per turn magnetic encoder.
  • CANopen Communication bus (CiA 301 compliant and implemented with CiA 402 drive profile). 
  • Enhanced safety via 2 Safe Torque Off (STO) inputs.
  • IP67 & IP69 direct drive according to IEC 60259 (except front face & shaft output)
  • Protection against wrong polarity.
  • Food & Beverage applications include brewery pumps, self-service drinks (motion control).

Chronos 2 Time Lag Relays


  • Multi-function or mono-function.
  • Multi-range.
  • Multi-voltage.
  • Screw or spring terminals.
  • LED status indicator (relay version). 
  • Possibility of external load connection in parallel to the control input.
  • 3-wire PNP sensor compatible.
  • Food & Beverage applications include self-service drinks (motion control) and baking ovens (programmable control).
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