Enclosure & Electronics Cooling, Liquid Cooling and Signaling Solutions

Allison Kowalewski

Recent Posts

Pfannenberg Products Assist in Making an American Staple Summer Treat

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Aug 15, 2016 11:31:48 AM

Hot dogs – a staple summer treat that brings back memories of family cookouts and baseball games. It is an American favorite summertime food! Hot dogs go through a series of complex processes that combine the ingredients into their delicious final form and Pfannenberg's PWS Air to Water Heat Exchangers are perfect to keep things running. 

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Topics: Chillers, Thermal Management, Food & Beverage, Air Water Heat Exchangers

Chillers for X-Ray Machines – A Food & Beverage Success Story

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Aug 9, 2016 9:39:46 AM


With the next round of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updated regulations taking into effect September, food processing companies are scurrying to make sure their facilities are up to code. The newest set of updates will support efforts into the quick responses to food/beverage related emergencies (contamination, expired products, recalls, and foreign materials). The new amendments also require that the FDA inspect the food production facility every two years to make sure that the facility and products adhere to all regulations. 

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Topics: Chillers, Food & Beverage, Packaged Chillers, Air Water Heat Exchangers

Closed Loop Liquid Cooling Reduces Downtime, Maintenance & Repair Costs for Commercial Bakeries

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Jun 7, 2016 9:31:53 AM

Pfannenberg's Cooling Solutions Help Keep Equipment Running for One of the Fastest Growing Independent Wholesale Bakers in America.

Flour is one of the paramount enemies of electrical enclosures and enclosure air conditioners, particularly in the make-up area of a commercial bakery.

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Topics: Thermal Management, North America, Food & Beverage, Commercial Bakeries, Bakery, Case Study

Selecting the Proper Equipment for Food and Beverage Applications

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on May 17, 2016 5:00:14 PM

 

Proper thermal management is key for saving resources and keeping electronics (and equipment) up and running on a consistent basis. It is important to understand the various types of cooling methods available and how the ambient conditions may effect the product chosen.  Choosing the wrong method may lead to a solution that is undersized or oversized, or fails prematurely due to being specified for incompatible ambient conditions.

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Topics: Air Water Heat Exchangers, Filterfans, Cooling Units, Thermal Management, Heaters, Food & Beverage, Chillers, Air Air Heat Exchangers

Pfannenberg's Cooling Units Help Support Bottling Inspection

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Apr 22, 2016 1:52:32 PM


We understand as a consumer that it can get aggravating when you purchase a bottled beverage and the packaging is either defective or the container is not filled properly. It is crucial that beverage and food manufactures implement an inspection system - not only for sanitary reasons, but also for product quality.  Once quality is compromised, the manufacturer loses brand reputation.

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Topics: Cooling Units, Food & Beverage

Ammonia Gas Detection in Food & Beverage Facilities

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Apr 7, 2016 10:05:28 AM

Alarm and Warning Devices to Notify Personnel Regarding Dangerous Gas Leaks

Ammonia leaks are pretty uncommon, but when one does occur - the results could be lethal.  Ammonia gas is very toxic and flammable.  Typically ammonia can be detected by smell (a strong and pungent odor), but it is a colorless gas. 

The human nose can detect an ammonia leak with exposure between 5-20 ppm. With exposure 25 - 1,000 ppm, employees with have teary eyes, difficulty breathing, and the instinct to flee the area. The time exposed and the amount of ammonia the employee(s) are exposed to, determines various effects on the human body - ranging from a slight smell to teary eyes and unable to breathe, possibly death.

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Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions, Food & Beverage

Using Chillers to Help Make Pasta

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Mar 29, 2016 10:37:15 AM

Pasta - A staple in Italian cuisine that can be found in almost every household. It is a food that carries memories and conveys emotions.


Pasta is a noodle that is made from water and flour (eggs and other ingredients can be added for various flavors) – it has a simple composition, but the process requires a lot of love and patience. Pasta is classified under two broad categories: dried and fresh – from there it is classified by various shapes, sizes, flavors and ingredients.

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Topics: Packaged Chillers, Food & Beverage, Chillers

Filterfans® - Essential to Food and Beverage Applications

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Mar 3, 2016 1:05:00 PM

Pfannenberg's Filterfans® -  "Trust in the Original"

Proper cooling is essential for temperature regulation for the electronics used in a food and beverage facility.

Pfannenberg's Filterfans® incorporate modern louvers which enable maximal airflow, hold back dust/flour and water particles, protect the filter medium from damage and can be integrated into the design of the application.

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Topics: Filterfans, Thermal Management, North America, Food & Beverage

Liquid Cooling Solutions for Commercial Bakery Electrical Enclosures

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Mar 3, 2016 1:02:00 PM

Are the VFDs in your Commercial Bakery failing due to high amounts of flour and moisture entering your electrical enclosure?

Pfannenberg is your proven partner for complex thermal management problems in the baking industry. High security classes of equipment and corrosion-resistant construction materials resist even the most difficult ambient conditions. 

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Topics: Air Water Heat Exchangers, Enclosure Cooling, Cooling Units, Thermal Management, North America, Water Cooling, Food & Beverage

Indication, Warning & Alarm Solutions for Food & Beverage Applications

Posted by Allison Kowalewski on Mar 3, 2016 12:50:47 PM

Robust, field-proven, visual and audible devices for alarm, warning, and indication

Signaling confusion throughout many manufacturing facilities is a big problem. At the plant level, many OEM machines have the proper alarms, but they only emit a couple of tones and optional visual alerts, making it difficult to determine which machine had an event or why the alarm was triggered.

Pfannenberg's visual and acoustic signaling devices can easily be installed on existing systems. Satisfying numerous alarm, warning, and indication requirements, including: machinery operating status, process monitoring, system startup, and building or area evacuation due to fire, toxic gas leak, spills, or intruder alert. With robust construction, up to 80 tones and the ability to withstand severe environments these devices are ideal for the state and federal safety requirements that companies need to obey.

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Topics: North America, Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions, Food & Beverage