Heijs Food Products
Heijs Food Products B.V. is a poultry production company based in the Netherlands.
When designing lighting for food production, food safety is the primary consideration. Legislation and standards are in place and need to be taken into account.
Due to the nature of the environment, A-Line Acrylic was selected for the application. The luminaire has a robust and durable extruded aluminium body with die-cast ends and a smooth acrylic cover resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for food production areas.
"In the production hall, (chicken) fillets and high-end food products are produced. For the optimal quality of our products, it is important that we work in a safe, (hygienic)-clean and well-illuminated working environment", says the Head of TD at Heijs Food Products BV.
"By raising the light intensity on the work floor, we can perform the visual actions precisely and deliver an even better product. The lighting has to withstand extreme cleaning products and comply with strict (hygienic) - laws and regulations. Initially, we opted for a luminaire from a third party, which unfortunately could not meet our expectations," he says.
"We noticed that soon after the initial cleaning water appeared in the fixture, and the housing began to deteriorate. That's when we looked for an alternative solution and found the Thorlux by Lightronics A-Line LED fixture."
Specific requirements were set for the lighting at Heijs Food Products due to the laws and regulations within the food industry.
"In production, the light intensity had to be scaled up from 300 lux to 500 lux to enable us to carry out checks during production. In addition, the lighting must be resistant to (extreme) chemical cleaning," the Head of TD at Heijs Food Products BV explained.
"Due to the increased light intensity, the A-Line LED luminaire enabled us to execute our production process even more precisely. By choosing an acrylic cover, we can thoroughly clean the working environment. This thoroughness ensures a hygienically clean workplace."