Aircraft Flight Instruments Made with Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

Air travel and military air defense technology have advanced significantly since MultiSource Manufacturing LLC first entered the industry in 1968. Airplanes, jets, helicopters, rockets, space systems, and even drones are more capable and safer than ever before. While technology has changed in many ways over the last 40 years, there are also many components of aerospace engineering that have remained the same. While manufacturers have replaced older analog systems in favor of modern digital tech, many of the standard flight controls and instrumentation still follow the same principles and functions. In addition to the main functions of most flight deck instruments remaining the same over the years, the aerospace and defense industries still require some of the highest precision and reliable machining performance for all parts, components, and full assemblies. Today, MultiSource Manufacturing prototypes and fabricates a broad range of parts for the aerospace industry with multi-axis machining, Swiss turning machines, live tooling, and more. When it comes to aerospace and defense manufacturing, our engineers and technicians have decades of expertise.

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

There are many aspects of aerospace and defense manufacturing that have changed greatly over time, but the production of flight deck controls, sometimes called the “aviation six pack,” follows the same general shape and form. These six instruments, found in every aircraft, include:

  • Airspeed indicator (ASI)
  • Altimeter
  • Attitude indicator
  • Heading indicator
  • Turn coordinator
  • Vertical speed indicator

Oldest Types of Aviation Instruments

Of these six instruments, the airspeed indicator and the altimeter are some of the oldest types of aviation instruments, and they provide many important data points to the engineers, pilots, and flight deck in general.

Airspeed indicator (ASI):

The ASI measures several types of aircraft speed. Most often, four basic types of airspeed are measured. First, the indicated airspeed (IAS) shows a reading without consideration of atmospheric pressure, weather, and potential instrument errors. The ASI also reads the calibrated airspeed (CAS) that corrects for installation and instrument error, the true airspeed (TAS) that corrects for atmospheric changes with altitude, and the groundspeed (GS), which measures the actual speed of the aircraft over the ground.

 Altimeter:

Traditional altimeters measure the height of the aircraft above sea level, but there are several altimeter systems that provide more information adjusted for altitude factors. Most flight decks will include altimeters that read the indicated altitude, which is only accurate with the correct barometric pressure settings; the true altitude, which is the exact height above sea level; and the absolute altitude, which is the height above ground level. Modern aircraft will also use altimeters that read the pressure altitude, which shows the altitude reading calibrated to standard atmospheric levels, and the density altitude, which adjusts the pressure altitude reading for external temperature changes.

Original Six Pack

There are many other instruments that fill a flight deck and provide vital information, but those in the original six pack are some of the older tools still used in updated formats today.

To learn more about aerospace and defense manufacturing, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote

The Importance of Reject Systems for Food Packaging Equipment Hygiene

Any industry that directly impacts the health and well-being of our global population requires strict regulations, guidelines, and standards for quality, consistency, and trustworthy practices. From the pharmaceutical industry to the food industry, ethical companies involved in the production, packaging, storage, and distribution of goods all strive to maintain reliable operations that protect sanitary, safe consumables. In the food industry, growing trends toward sustainability and reducing waste are intertwining with existing standards for hygiene and food safety. Supporting these trends means making changes in all food production facilities, including harvesting, processing, packing, and shipping. At Forpak, we design innovative solutions for food packaging equipment to meet industry needs for increased sanitation and sustainability. Our equipment provides intelligent systems for automated conveyors, transfers, laners, sorters, stackers, and reject systems. We also provide custom equipment designs and fabrication to meet specialized needs across the food industry.

Food Packaging Equipment

Making smart adjustments in all kinds of food packaging equipment can continually improve the way packing facilities meet sustainability and sanitation standards. In particular, our reject systems can significantly reduce inaccuracies that lead to food waste and improve hygiene on the production line.

Reject Module System

Forpak has designed a unique reject module system that can be quickly and easily installed onto existing belt systems. In fact, the Forpak Reject Module can be installed and removed without taking apart belting, which limits the need for maintenance and cleaning. It’s also a lightweight design and can extend the overall lifetime of sensors and belts with discrepant product removal and product diversion.

Less Food Waste

The automated reject system pinpoints products that don’t fit tight standards, using laser systems to measure dimensions and other discrepancies. With automated, continuous rejection for discrepant products and programmable product diversion on any production line, facilities will see superior sanitation and less food waste.

Sanitation

Our reject system increases sanitation with its full wash-down capabilities, thanks to NEMA 4X watershed control enclosures, stainless steel components, and anti-harborage designs. It also reduces the risk of contamination between products and limits packaging inaccuracies that can cause increased human exposure to food items. An ergonomic design with a flat belt path protects the smooth transition of discrepant goods, preventing broken particles of products from lingering until the next cleaning.

Time Saver

In addition to promoting sanitation, our reject systems save facilities time, energy, and material costs. Rejecting discrepant products or following diversion programs helps eliminate food waste at the consumer level.

To learn more about how our reject systems work and their ability to support industrial hygiene, food safety, and global sustainability in the food industry, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote for our food packaging equipment design services.

The Benefits of Using Thermoforming Processes for Plastic Fabrication

Across MultiSource Manufacturing LLC facilities, our production floors have access to a broad range of specialized materials, tools, equipment, and expertise. Our engineers, technicians, and other team members all contribute their skills and knowledge to the manufacturing of high-quality, precision-based parts, components, and full assemblies. Not only do we use multi-axis machining centers to build close tolerance metal parts for medical device, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, but we also implement many processes for plastic fabrication with trusted materials, including Teflon™, exotic, and basic polymers. Plastic welding, bending, and several types of forming are all key operations in our plastic parts production. Cold forming and thermoforming, in particular, are used to make plastic components across a broad range of industries. We utilize thermoforming to build unique part designs with functional longevity and strength. When it comes to plastic manufacturing, thermoforming is one of the most beneficial processes for many reasons.

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a versatile plastic fabrication operation that combines heat and vacuum pressure to quickly form a sheet of industrial plastic into a mold. Molds are engineered to result in plastic parts with exact specifications, complex geometries, and strong three-dimensional forms. Thermoformed plastic parts are long-lasting, strong components that endure functional stress and meet a broad range of requirements.

Some benefits of the thermoforming process include:

  1. Quick production: The thermoforming process itself is a fast production system. Our team can machine molds from a prototype in a matter of weeks. With a mold designed and made, our production line can then thermoform parts in minutes.
  2. Low-cost complex parts: Our engineers can design molds for intricate parts with our computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) prototyping software. These complex parts are produced with low-cost thermoforming processes to create high-detail surfaces, textures, and finishes.
  3. Low-cost large parts: Not only can thermoforming processes build complex parts with well-engineered molds, they can also handle large parts at costs lower than most other manufacturing operations. Thermoformed parts can be as large as 10 x 20 feet.
  4. Multiple part assemblies: Using thermoforming, we can also manufacture multipart assemblies that fit close tolerances and precise construction. We design molds for assemblies based on the final product for connection points and fits with zero gaps.
  5. Industry-compliant materials: The polymers and plastics we work with offer a flexible range of material specifications. We can build thermoformed parts that meet multiple industry standards, requirements, and compliances, including those for ruggedization, durability, weather resistance, impact resistance, and more. Our thermoformed part performance can be tailored to exact industry goals and functional stresses.

Plastic Fabrication

These are just a few of the many advantages building with thermoforming operations provides. To learn more about our plastic fabrication capabilities and other operations, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote online to get started with us today.

Standards Met with Forpak Food Assembly Equipment and What They Mean

As a manufacturer of processing equipment used in the packaging of food products in multiple areas of the food industry, we understand our responsibility to uphold hygiene, sanitation, and quality standards through our designs. Forpak’s innovative solutions for equipment used in the packing of food products in industrial facilities follow strict regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and many other organizations that set requirements and quality standards for food safety. Our food assembly equipment designs include automated, intelligent systems for stacking, laning, sorting, transfers, conveying, reject systems, and more. We also work with clients in need of custom designs that fit specifications for their particular packaging facilities. Our equipment can be easily integrated into existing production lines and maintained in the long term with the protection and benefits of our preventative maintenance program. For more than 30 years, Forpak has worked to meet advanced demands for automated packing equipment while supporting food industry standards for safety and quality.

Food Assembly Equipment

We build our food assembly equipment to accommodate the main industries of meat and poultry, baked goods, and pizza packaging. Our equipment is currently operating on a global scale in many production facilities around the world. Because of our international customer base, we continue to meet specialized industrial standards for the meat and bakery industries.

Federal and International Standards

In addition to federal and industry-specific food safety and environmental standards, we also meet strict specifications for the NSF International and American Institute of Baking (AIB) International organizations.

NSF 3A for Meat and Poultry

NSF International was founded in 1944, originally as the National Sanitation Foundation. The organization grew to cover sanitation in global markets and solidified into today’s certification and standardization system that we know as NSF International, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Our commitment to meeting NSF 3A Standards for meat and poultry packaging equipment means we create equipment with materials, surface treatments, coatings, sealants, and controls that are durable and washable. Our equipment can be sanitized without risking damage to machine integrity or other detriment, and our designs can be subject to high pressure and humid environments for extended operations without compromise.

BISSC for Baking

The Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) is a subsidiary of AIB International and works as an office of certification for fabricators and designers of bakery equipment. The first form of the BISSC was founded in 1949. Today, the BISSC works with ANSI standards for manufacturing equipment for baked goods covering sanitation and food safety. This standard outlines similar requirements for design, materials, and surface treatment of the NSF 3A and other food industry standards, but also establishes strict limitations for corrosion resistance, absorbency, toxic construction materials, protective coatings, and cleaning methodologies.

Both NSF International and the BISSC standards guide our design and manufacturing processes. Our goal as a fabricator of food assembly equipment is to continue to uphold global food safety to the best of our abilities. Contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com; you can also request more information or a quote to get started with us today.

Adding Value to Complete Contract Machining with Precision Grinding, Gun Drilling, Broaching, and Wire EDM

Since 1998, MultiSource Manufacturing LLC has supported original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers in a range of industries with computer numerical control (CNC) machining and expert fabrication work. The prototypes, parts, components, and full assemblies we build meet production needs for precision, material quality, and just-in-time delivery in the medical device, semiconductor, defense and aerospace, financial processing, and food industry. Across our network of six well-equipped facilities, we are able to implement operations from machining with over 140 multi-axis CNC centers to plastic fabrication with polymers like Teflon™ and more. In addition to comprehensive design/build facilities, expert project management systems, and quality materials sourcing, we also provide value-added finishing treatments to parts and assemblies, such as laser marking and heat treatments. If you need contract machining and fabrication services for your components, parts, or assemblies, MultiSource has the staff, equipment, supplies, and facilities to get the job done.

Contract Machining Operations

While a significant part of our contract machining operations relies on the performance of our 3-axis and 5-axis indexed CNC machine centers, Swiss turning machines, lathes, and other programmable, high-powered CNC equipment, our access to supplemental tools also allows us to meet the closest tolerances possible with the greatest accuracy. Some of those supplemental tooling operations include:

Grinding:

We utilize several grinding systems to finish component surfaces and interiors to the exact tolerance required. We can also treat surfaces with powerful grinding systems to create desired cosmetic and functional finishes, use gear grinders to create perfection in high-precision gearing parts, apply center grinders for meticulous shafts, use tumble grinders to reduce imperfections quickly, and implement many other specialized grinders in the machining process.

Gun Drilling:

Fluted straight gun drills utilize cutting fluid to make deep holes into working materials. The cutting fluid provides both cooling and lubrication as the drilling is done. We can apply gun drilling on our mills, lathes, and other machining tools for the best precision possible. With gun drills, we can cut accurate holes with depths over five times their diameters.

Broaching:

Using linear and rotary broaching tools, we can efficiently perform specific cuts when building parts that require asymmetric machining. Toothed broaching cutters are frequently used in manufacturing gear systems, dies, keyways, castings, and more. Broaching allows us to rapidly perform unusual cuts with tolerances as tight as ±0.0005 in (±0.01 mm).

Wire EDM:

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) uses current to remove material from a workpiece in subtractive manufacturing operations. Wire EDM can cut plates up to 11.81 in (300 mm) in thickness with CNC guided programs. These systems are useful in precision-cutting hard metals that would cause unnecessary wear on other machining systems.

Grinding, gun drilling, broaching, and wire EDM are just some of the many supplemental operations we use to complete a fabrication project. For more about our contract machining capabilities, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or a quote to get started with us today.

Harborage: What It Is and How We Reduce Sanitation Problems with Our Food Assembly Equipment

Maintaining sanitation on a commercial level is one of the most important standards food industry companies and manufacturers should meet. The  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), and many other global organizations set requirements and standard operating procedures for every type of player in the food industry. These include setting regulations for farms, food shippers, processors, packers, storage providers, stores, commercial distributors, commercial kitchens, and companies that manufacture equipment used at any step of the process. At Forpak, we design and build innovative solutions for food packaging equipment that will be used in facilities in the bakery, meat, and pizza industries. Our food assembly equipment features intelligent controls, full wash-down capabilities, quality control systems, and overall efficiency for automated stackers, conveyors, autotransfers, laners, sorters, and discrepant product rejection. We also work with clients who require unique equipment for their facilities, designing custom products that can be easily integrated into existing factory settings. All our equipment can be installed quickly and easily in current facilities or new workspaces, and our preventative maintenance program provides ongoing support to all customers.

Food Assembly Equipment

One of the great benefits of our food assembly equipment designs and their ability to receive full sanitary wash-down and cleaning is the elimination of harborage and other potential risks to food safety. Harborage, in particular, is a danger to food safety and the hygiene of any food processing facility.

Definition of Harborage Pertaining to Food Safety

While the word harborage can be a positive term in regards to shelter for ships and other vessels or as a description of a safe place, it quickly becomes negative when applied to the food industry. Harborage in food processing facilities or equipment refers to any place where pests, bacteria, old food particles, viruses, and any other dangerous contaminants can hide. Harborage is often used to define places where larger pests like rodents and insects can find shelter, but it also includes microscopic organisms that can contribute to the spread of foodborne diseases. For example, bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Trichinella carried in food products can all cause serious illness. These bacteria and many other pathogens can be eliminated by removing potential harborage and improving sanitation practices.

Reduce Risk of Harborage

Forpak equipment reduces the risks of harborage in any facility thanks to watertight NEMA 4X Watershed Enclosures, stainless steel parts, and modular belting. Building with these components allows all of our equipment to be washed down with powerful cleaning solutions and heavy-duty spray. Not only does this increase hygiene in your facility, it also reduces production downtime because it speeds up cleaning protocols.

For more information on how we remove issues of harborage from our food assembly equipment, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. Request more information online today or request a quote to get started wit

Just-in-Time Delivery and Lean Manufacturing with Design & Build Practices

 

MultiSource Manufacturing LLC was founded in 1998, more than 30 years after the use of lean manufacturing solidified in most automotive and other industrial plants. The “Toyota Way” or lean, just-in-time manufacturing utilizes precise operations to eliminate waste, reduce inventory, and prevent unnecessary production. Lean manufacturing is better for customers, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the industrial world, and even the environment. Since our foundation, we have made it our mission to practice lean manufacturing and make just-in-time delivery a core value. Today, we offer precision based design & build services to a wide range of industries to supply components, parts, and full assemblies to OEMs and many other customers. Not only do we provide innovative solutions for the food industry that meet high sanitation standards, we also build complex, highly regulated parts and assemblies for the medical device, semiconductor, and defense industries.

Design & Build

As a design & build contract manufacturer, MultiSource is able to provide one-stop-shop services for any project. From the ground up, we work with clients to turn their specifications into a fully developed prototype that is then manufactured to scale in size and quantity, including packaging in-house and shipping for just-in-time delivery.

Benefits

There are many benefits of lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery practices, not only for us as a company, but also for all of our customers. Some of those advantages include:

Cost Savings:

Because we can limit costs for materials and production time by only manufacturing exactly what we need to comprehensively meet the specifications of all customers, we can also provide more affordable and efficient services to our clientele.

Waste Reduction:

Every aspect of our production, from materials to worker output, sees waste reduction with lean practices. This also includes elimination of wasted time, overused storage space, energy, and excess equipment maintenance.

Continuous Improvement:

By following the lean manufacturing standard of kaizen, we practice making small, continuing improvements in all areas of our facilities, project management, worker safety, recordkeeping, and more.

Supplier Relationships:

As we work more and more frequently with our trusted materials suppliers, those partnerships grow and become stronger like any other relationship. Lean manufacturing supports constant contact with the people who help us get the exact tools, solutions, and materials we need to build.

Increased Precision:

Thanks to strong relationships with our materials suppliers and our dedication to kaizen/continuous improvements, we are able to increase the quality of our products daily. Every day we find ways to improve precision, not only in our parts, components, and assemblies, but also in our safety practices, operational procedures, and customer service.

As a design & build company, we rely on our lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery standards to provide the best quality possible to our clients. To learn more, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information, or request a quote to get started with us today.

Industry 4.0 and COVID-19: The Future of Downstream Automation for Food Packaging

Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has changed in the food industry. In response to challenges with the supply chain, labor shortages, and increased demand for food, medicine, and other essentials, manufacturers in the food industry are all looking for ways to increase automation in their facilities. However, the changes that coronavirus brought aren’t the only factors that heightened the need for automation in food production facilities. In fact, when the beginning of what’s considered the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) began around 2014, more and more robotics and automation were introduced to the manufacturing setting. Industry 4.0 marked significant technological advancements and production restructuring in all types of factory facilities as well as worldwide societal changes and a new kind of industrial capitalism. At Forpak, our innovative solutions for food packaging equipment and production line engineering follow the patterns of Industry 4.0 with advanced software systems, downstream automation, and intelligent reject capabilities. With Forpak equipment, production lines can incorporate fully automated systems for sorting, laning, stacking, conveying, autotransfer, discrepant product rejection, and more.

Latest Industrial Revolution

There have been several industrial revolutions throughout history, and they almost always evolve in response to new technology. In the late 1700s to early 1800s, the First Industrial Revolution came with the development of steam and water power in addition to new textile manufacturing capabilities. The Second Industrial Revolution came in the late 1800s to early 1900s with electricity, railroad, telegraph, and the introduction of more machinery to the production line. The Third Industrial Revolution occurred in the late 20th century as the digital age and the internet were introduced. Today, we are in the midst of the beginning of Industry 4.0.

COVID-19 Pandemic

After the COVID-19 pandemic, Industry 4.0’s trends for increased automation only expanded. The pandemic resulted in a drop in the workforce, a need for greater sanitation, and a serious growth in demand. In response to these concerns and to stay current with the changing Industry 4.0 standards, manufacturers around the world have been greatly increasing the amount of automation in their facilities. This includes food packaging and food processing companies.

Food Packaging

If you’re looking to increase automation in your facilities, Forpak equipment is your answer. Our fully automated food packing equipment designs fulfill operational requirements for many production lines and meet standards for sanitation and hygiene in the bakery, meat, and pizza industries. In addition to our equipment designs engineered for laning, sorting, stacking, conveying, autotransfers, and rejection, we also work with clients to build customized systems to meet their unique needs for automation.

The future of COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution will likely lean farther and farther toward complete automation. To learn more about how Forpak will continue to support downstream automation with our food packaging equipment designs, contact us by calling (612) 419-1948 or emailing forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.

Microfabrication for Medical Device Manufacturing

For almost 25 years, MultiSource Manufacturing LLC has worked to engineer and fabricate precise parts, components, and full assemblies for the medical device industry. Medical equipment production requires a level of perfect accuracy, strict design specifications, and bio-safe engineering knowledge. No matter what kind of devices we manufacture, from surgical equipment to implantable devices, we adhere to the highest industry standards, and our own goals for quality and safety during every step in the production process. Our engineering team and manufacturing technicians understand the importance of a reliable, well-made product for all industries, but especially for the medical device field. The quality of a medical device when put to use in a hospital, emergency room, or other treatment center can mean life or death for a patient. To eliminate the potential of any of our devices compromising a patient’s health and well-being, we follow a set of meticulous but basic standards for quality and precision. Many of our medical device manufacturing operations also utilize microfabrication processes to build intelligent electronic designs and tools for bio-integration.

Uses of Microfabrication

There are many uses for microfabrication when it comes to medical device manufacturing. From a biochemical standing, microfabrication is key for creating solutions for cell biology treatments, biosensors, and other components that involve medical procedures at a molecular level. Our microfabrication capabilities operate on a slightly larger scale than molecular biology, but we still work to build parts that are almost invisible to the naked eye. Tolerances often run as tight as +/-0.001″ (+/-0.0025mm) on our medical device production floor.

Much of our microfabrication for medical devices works with semiconductor and electronics fabrication. Some processes we utilize in our microfabrication operations include:

Thin-film deposition

Made from silicon, metals, or plastics, thin films can be used in microcomponents for masking, structure, subtractive manufacturing, and more. Thin films deposited on surfaces are typically fused with chemical reactions, but can be attached with physical operations. Common films use silicon dioxide or silicon nitride, both dielectric substrates (electrical insulators).

Wet processing

For semiconductors and other microcomponents, wet processing is a critical part of developing a precise design. Wet processing immerses parts into an etching solution, which chemically removes areas of a chip or part that is not masked with specific films or other photoresist agents. We also use wet processing to apply strip lines and other parts of a microchip and wafer system.

Electronics integration

With our capabilities for semiconductor microfabrication and our medical device manufacturing skills, we can pair microcomponents with electrical systems. Circuits, chip boards, electrodes, capacitors, insulators, and other parts of electronic medical devices of all kinds rely on our microfabrication and precision in the full assembly of parts, from catheterization, ablation, and other implantable devices to drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging.

To learn more about our medical device manufacturing, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information, or request a quote to get started with us today.

Sanitary, High-Quality Automation Technology for Food Packaging Equipment

Automation in the food industry has evolved greatly over the years. Long gone are the days when a lack in climate, temperature, and clean processing conditions leading to dangerous outbreaks of severe foodborne illnesses or spoiled products was common. However, despite our advanced technology, knowledge of diseases, and ability to control distribution systems, there are still some instances when a lapse in quality along the food processing line has led to illness and even death in some communities. Because our food industry is vast, it’s critical that everyone working to farm, ship, process, package, and distribute products meets high standards for hygiene and safety. At Forpak, we support global food safety with innovative solutions to automating food packaging equipment for the bakery, meat, and pizza industries. Our production equipment provides automated systems for sorting, laning, transferring, stacking, conveying, and discrepant product rejection. We also work with clients to design and build custom solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into existing production systems.

Food Packaging Equipment

For any kind of food packaging equipment, safety and quality comes from increased automation systems that can be subject to frequent sanitation. The greater a machine can be automated, the lower the risk of human error, contamination, or worker injury. Automated systems also work faster, more precisely, and with lower long-term costs than manual production.

Improve Quality

Forpak incorporates Rockwell Automation’s Allen Bradley control systems and NEMA 4X rated electrical enclosures into our equipment. These features improve quality and sanitation for all our customers.

Allen Bradley Controls:

Rockwell’s programmable logic controllers (PLC) and programmable automation controllers (PAC) offer micro- to large-scale precision-based processing. These controllers are programmed through industry leading software programs, including Studio 5000 and FactoryTalk View ME. With Allen Bradley controllers, our food packing systems can move products rapidly down the production line while analyzing damage or other issues at reject points. Customers can trust Forpak equipment to increase their production speeds and improve the quality of every step in the process.

NEMA 4X Rated Enclosures:

Controllers and other electronics installed in Forpak designs are all protected with NEMA 4X rated enclosures, which are built with corrosion resistant materials, including stainless steel and aluminum. They are sealed to protect electrical systems from dust, rain, splashing water, hose-directed spray, ice, and other foreign objects. This means they have full washdown capabilities for routine equipment sanitation. They also provide visual access to controls and screens with viewports when needed.

All our equipment utilizes Allen Bradley controls and NEMA 4X rated enclosures for maximum quality and efficiency in an automated production line. To learn more about the automation tools we incorporate into our food packaging equipment, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.