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Remote Monitoring Upgrade Program for Safe Visual Inspection

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

GEA Service has recently launched its new Visiocover Upgrade Program for the safe visual inspection of non-sticky-powder processes in the dairy, food, chemical and pharma industries. For customers currently using Sanicover to monitor their powder flow, fluidization and cleaning, the upgrade provides three standard sizes to match the Sanicover systems.

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The Visiocover cam with integrated light source allows remote visual inspection through a video signal feed.
The Visiocover cam with integrated light source allows remote visual inspection through a video signal feed.
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According to GEA, installing the Visiocover on existing Sanicover installations is easy and allows the technician to safely inspect the production without opening the cover, which would risk contaminating the product. The Visiocover cam with integrated light source allows remote visual inspection through a video signal feed.

Visiocover is a transparent sanitary cover for visual inspection and process access, with a remote monitoring option based on the proven Sanicover hygienic design and compliant with EHEDG guidelines. Thanks to the embedded camera and lighting option, Visiocover can provide a detailed real-time view of the powder flow and fluidization and can assist operators in optimizing shutdown and start-up procedures, GEA says. The large, transparent cover allows an unimpeded view of the process. Embedded LED lamps and process-side air curtain ensure good visibility and make the Visiocover the ideal solution for visual inspection, combined with access to the process.

An integrated wide-angle camera provides the control room with an excellent view of the process, enabling the operator to obtain visual confirmation of the presence of powder or the degree of fluidization during start-up. During normal operation, many standard checks on the process can be performed from the control room.

The Visiocover can replace a standard Sanicover within minutes and will continuously monitor and record a section view of the equipment. Visiocover has a sanitary design flush with the flanges on the process side, unlike traditional covers which have high collars and are often difficult to clean. The Visiocover Upgrade Program is GEA’s sophisticated solution for modern process monitoring, providing less manual handling, cleaning and maintenance.

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