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ifm Food Launch presents: What makes an ifm product an ifm food product?

The world's population is growing and, hence, the challenge for the global food and beverage industry to meet the growing demand for safe and high-quality products. For over 50 years, ifm has been developing reliable automation solutions that make processes along the entire food chain more efficient.

Our specially developed food application product range comprises innovative position sensors, process sensors, control systems and connection technology. But – what makes an ifm product an ifm F&B product?

Stainless steel, for example, is a must in the food and beverage industries. However, does this suffice to turn an industrial product into a product suitable for F&B? A lot more is required than simply choosing the right material: the protection rating, for example. Why does ifm certify a product IP67, IP68 or IP69K? Only IP69K would do, right? Did you know how IP69K is defined and where the term comes from?

Moreover, you can expect insights into our test procedures for F&B products. Some of these procedures will be explained to give you an understanding of why this is important to you. These tests are done for ifm, but they are also conceived to give you confidence in ifm's products and to ensure that they will last in your application.

However, no matter how thoroughly we test our products, you would have no benefit from it if they were not certified for their hygienic properties. You will hear a brief explanation of the two most common hygienic certifications and how we meet these formalities in order to be a reliable partner for your food production.

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Johan van Binnendijk

For over 20 years, Johan van Binnendijk is working with ifm. In these years, he worked on three continents and four different countries in various positions: among other in sales and as product manager. Because of his long experience in different roles, Johan trains ifm’s internal and external customers on almost all products and solutions ifm offers. His focus is on the Asia Pacific region, but his webinars are available for a worldwide audience. He currently lives in Japan and is based in Osaka.

Jean-François Clavreul

Jean-François Clavreul has been working for ifm for 31 years. As a Global Key Account Manager, one of his main tasks is to develop the worldwide business of Food Key Accounts from France.


Andy Walker

Andy Walker has been with ifm as a Product Sales Manager for just over a year now. He has worked in instrumentation and control since he was 16 years old: He sharpened his experience during ten years at Endress+Hauser, five years at Vega and fifteen years as a control and instrument engineer in the water and oil & gas industries.

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