Ultraviolet wavelength eliminates over exposure issues
November 21, 2012
Fogg Filler (www.foggfiller.com), a market leader in the design and manufacture of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, and a technology partner have developed a new ultraviolet wavelength that is proving to be far more successful than current UV sanitizing methods in the industry.
Fogg’s Microb-Blaster® 834 FUV unit produces a unique wave formation that nearly doubles the absorption of UV in micro-organisms. This new wavelength also greatly reduces cross linking so that over exposure issues are eliminated. This light source has been tested and is successfully killing greater than 3 log reductions on the highly UV resistant Bacillus strain. Other common mold and yeast spores have achieved up to a 7 log reduction.
There are two types of FUV light sources, FUV and FUV+. Each lamp kills different types of organisms. Initial testing on your specific organisms will provide the data you will need to pick a light source. Or, for maximum log reduction you can combine the FUV and FUV+.
These lamps are ready for purchase in Fogg’s Microb-Blasters for caps and bottles. The units look and operate very similar to our previous models of Microb-Blasters but with different lamp options to improve your sanitation.
Fogg’s R&D team is also designing a Rotary Bottle Sanitizer to sanitize the inside of your bottles. This Rotary Bottle Sanitizer will look very similar to our Rotary Rinser but will not use any chemicals. The first turret will invert the bottle to blow out any debris that might be in the bottle and the second turret will insert the FUV lamp inside the bottle to sanitize the bottles prior to filling.
One can integrate a Microb-Blaster for caps or bottles to almost any line or have it built directly into your next project. Each Microb-Blaster will be customized to meet sanitation needs. Fogg’s proven technology helps lower operating costs and provides the highest level of reliability for production lines.