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Discover your savings potential during phase separation of the CIP cleaning process and save up to 1 million liters of media per year.

The excess water use per plant during CIP process amounts to

Quote by Craig Nelson, Food Automation LLC

0 liters per day


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How can you effectively save resources?

To ensure food safety, systems in the food industry are cleaned several times per day. During phase separation in the CIP process, every second counts to ensure saving of valuable resources. The different liquids such as water, lye, and acid cost money, burden the environment, and should therefore be used as sparingly as possible. The CombiLyz® AFI conductivity sensor allows precise analysis and exact differentiation of fluid media. Based on the measured results, the PLC controls a precise phase separation of the media.

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Each second counts

With the help of a conductivity sensor, it can be determined which medium is involved in the cleaning cycle at the time. It measures the electric conductivity very precisely and uses this as the basis to deduce the type of medium: for example milk, water, acid, or lye. In addition to the precision, the response time is also an important influencing factor for measurements. First most for the detection of the liquid to allow the controller to react quickly and secondly for the adjustment to changing temperatures.

Are you looking for speed?

The conductivity sensor CombiLyz® AFI offers you the solution

Thanks to the short reaction time of the temperature compensation, the control can react faster and separate the individual phases by actuating valves. This is especially important since the change in temperature also changes the conductivity of a medium. Ideally, a sensor should therefore measure not only the conductivity but also the temperature to compensate for any differences that affect the measurement results. Quicker cleaning cycles provide more time for the original purpose of the systems: the filling of liquids.

Short reaction time of the temperature compensation of only seconds


Your solution to more efficient cleaning processes

Precise and rapid differentiation of media during phase separation of the CIP cleaning process, thanks to the fast reacting, hygienic, and robust conductivity sensor CombiLyz®

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The secret of the quick temperature compensation of the CombiLyz AFI is its sensor tip made of PEEK plastic with a one-piece hygienic design. It contains inductive sensor elements for measuring the electric conductivity and a fast-reacting temperature sensor. The sensor tip has a low thermal mass and a low thermal transition resistance, allowing the temperature sensor to react very quickly even to large temperature fluctuations.

What are the advantages?

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  • Reduce waste of chemicals

    Precise phase separation due to fast temperature compensation

  • Long life cycle

    Robust sensor tip, IP67 & IP69K housing, resistant to high temperature up to 143°C, 16 bar pressure proof

  • Easy to setup

    Touch Screen, PC-based user interface or parameterization via IO-Link Master, version with separated sensor, several immersion lengths to match different pipe diameters, integrated concentration calculator for cleaning agents without parameterization.

  • Added value thanks to digital sensor data

    Digital data transmission without loss, simultaneous output of conductivity and concentration values, increased measuring speed by combination of sensor data.

  • Easy to read

    Big display, 360° rotatable, free text programmable


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Whitepaper: Waste not, want not

More efficient control of the cleaning process

Our whitepaper shows how you can save thousands of liters of water and cleaning agents annually by using modern system technology and appropriate sensors.

Performance saves resources


Calculate your savings

Use Baumer's CIP savings calculator for the individual calculation of media savings during CIP cleaning in your production.

Calculate your savings based on the short reaction time of the CombiLyz®

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Result Day Year
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Media loss with Baumer CombiLyz® l l
Total saving of liquid l l

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