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K Controls Ltd

Pit Hey Place,

West Pimbo,


Lancashire WN8 9PG

United Kingdom

Process Valve Networking Monitoring and Control

Food and beverage

In the food and beverage industries K Controls products are used to accurately monitor or control the position of on/off or modulating valves.

Valve monitoring and control has to be accurate and reliable in order to ensure consistent standards of product quality and safety. 

Combustible dusts can be a hazard e.g. flour, custard powder, instant coffee, sugar, dried milk, potato powder and soup powder.

For this reason K Controls products can be supplied with Ex i, Ex ed or Ex d certification, to the very latest standards, for use in dust Zones 21 and 22.

Valves can be located outdoors or be subject to wash down, so enclosures are rated IP66 or IP67.  

Solenoid valves for on/off valve control are sometimes located in remotely sited panels but this can lead to problems with valve identification and lags in actuator response times. K Controls combines one or more pilot solenoid valves for actuator control with the position switches in the same compact enclosure local to each actuator. The result is the 007C Control Monitor. Envelope dimensions of the 007C and actuator assembly remain the same, the solenoid is protected from the environment and if solenoid manual override is specified it is “tamperproof” because it can only be accessed by deliberately removing the cover. Solenoid function can be 3/2 single acting, 5/2 double acting or 5/2 double acting stay put.  

AS-i or DeviceNet are fieldbus systems used the food and beverage industries. 007 Switchboxes or 007C Control Monitors can be provided with integral field addressable AS-i or DeviceNet circuits.  

Control valves are widely used to control process temperature and they also play an important role in the storage, pumping and mixing of liquids for food and beverage production.

K Controls can supply a wide range of positioners. The K4-20 range of position transmitters can be also used to monitor valve performance. 

A wide range of waterproof connectors can also be supplied that allow actuated valve assemblies to be quickly removed from the line for servicing. 

A reference list of K Controls food and beverage industry clients is available on request.

316 Stainless steel


K44 'Checktite'

Swing check valve