Food Processing


  • Leak resistance
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Simple cleaning
  • High power density
  • Lightweight
  • Compact design
  • Integrated limit switches
  • Reliability


Food Dosing Technology


Continuous processes for processing free-flowing products such as cereals or rice can be measured and regulated with highest accuracy using differential proportioning scales from Bühler AG Uzwil. A linear actuator of the Mini 0 type regulates the size of the discharge opening of the weighing hopper. For this application case, the Mini 0 develops a stroke force of 1,000 N with a stroke speed of 4 mm/s. This leads, according to the plant type, to strokes between 55 and 100 mm. Thanks to its compact design and the use of stainless steel, the Mini 0 is the ideal drive for this application.

HighTech Tumbler


The Compacta AG160 is used as the hinged cover drive for high tech tumblers – machines for automatically mixing, tumbling and marinating meat and sausage products – from the Black Forest company of Rühle GmbH, a renowned manufacturer of food production and butchers’ equipment. The tumblers have a computer-controlled 20 second loading system – in the process, the 60 kg lid is opened and closed through a 90° angle.

Hygienic Area


Splashproofing (IP 65) and the use of rust-free stainless steel also permit use of the Mini actuator under harsh and aggressive environmental conditions, for example, in hygienic areas in the food industry.