Food and beverage


The choice of the right components for the food and beverage industry, involves in the first place the safety regulations that determine material properties to prevent food contamination.
The cleanability and resistance of materials to alkaline or acid detergents or disinfectants are among the main requested features.
Primary food production, such as harvesting, milking and breeding, its preparation, transformation, manufacturing, packaging, storage, transport, distribution, handling, sales or supply, including consumer catering, are requested to satisfy the demands of EHEDG guideline n.32, HACCP, FDA guideline 21 CFR 177.2600 and FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 and the other regulations of the sector.

ILME proposes the only complete, innovative and versatile solution on the connectors market.

The ILME T-TYPE Hygienic enclosures series is the perfect solution for the food industry thanks to:
ROBUSTNESS: increased thickness by using a unique moulding technology for a sturdy connection resulting in lightweight connectors with refined technical design.
SAFETY: the self-extinguishing thermoplastic material is easily cleanable and resistant to the cleaning and sanitizing agents commonly used in food processing factories. ECOLAB® approved.
IP RESISTANCE: IP66/IP69 degree of protection to withstand high-pressure and high-temperature wash-down procedures guaranteeing also high durability over time.
DETECTABILITY: the locking levers and sealing gaskets are blue coloured to enhance their visibility by video inspection and easily identify any accidental contamination in food products. Starting with its 21.21 size, ILME introduces locking levers detectable by metal detectors thanks to the addition of a metal detectable additive.
INTERCHANGEABILITY AND VERSATILITY: same fixing points compared to standards rectangular connectors’ housing and compatible with all ILME inserts range.
COST EFFICIENCY: compared to stainless steel fixed solutions.

Cable glands for T-TYPE/H enclosures:
ILME offers a series of cable glands specifically designed for the food industry:
– made of approved materials;
– EHEDG certified;
– ECOLAB® approved to guarantee resistance to the most common cleaning products
(disinfectants, acids, alkalis and condensates);
– available in M25 and M32 versions;
– suitable for 12-15 mm or 15-18 mm cable diameters;
– IP68/IP69 degree of protection;
– suitable for temperature range of -20 °C to +85 °C.



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