Hughes Company is an OEM of food processing machinery.
Most of the equipment they produce is for processing vegetables.
In order to maximize efficiency and throughput of product, this equipment
requires frequent cleaning. Hughes
Company wanted to develop a more reliable cleaning system, to further improve
their current product offering.
In the old design, a long cable cylinder
moved a high-pressure nozzle along the length of the machine. Flow control valves, located in the ports of the cylinder,
controlled the speed of the nozzle. This
design caused the cylinder speed to vary greatly, depending on supply pressure
and ambient temperature. This
caused the nozzle to stop short or to reach the end of stroke and stop.
In both cases, the nozzle would spray in an undesirable location, wasting
water and reducing overall effectiveness.
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