HMI devices with stainless steel fronts

Safety and hygienic requirements for food and beverage industry

A dairy is not a steel mill. What sounds like a matter of course is reflected in special regulations and specifications for plants and machines in food and beverage industry.

SIMATIC HMI offers adapted versions of its operator interfaces for this industry. The devices are modified in more than just one aspect to meet the requirements not only of the operation in dairies. Panels and Panel PCs with touch screens and stainless steel fronts are designed for operator control and monitoring of food processing machines in the food, beverages and tobacco industry  as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, fine chemicals and in other hygiene areas.

They are based on DIN EN 1672-2 "Food processing machinery – Safety and hygiene requirements". The external dimensions and installation cut-out are the same as for standard products. The optimized frame is almost flush with the control cabinet.

Stainless steel versions at a glance

Resistant and rugged stainless-steel fronts with polished surface for easy cleaning

Optimized frame design, almost flush with the control cabinet so that liquids can run off

Minimized grooves and gaps as well as increased resistance to cleaning and disinfection agents

Non-migrating, food-standard sealing material (flatseals to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600.) and display splash protection to avoid contamination by foodstuffs

The device front is based on DIN EN 1672-2

Decorative foil, resistance against chemicals tested according to DIN 42115, Part 2

IP66 degree of protection (IP66K in part) front

ATEX approval

Products available with a stainless steel front

Comfort Panels

  • TP700 Comfort INOX

  • TP900 Comfort INOX

  • TP1200 Comfort INOX

  • TP1500 Comfort INOX

  • TP1900 Comfort INOX

  • ITC1900 Touch INOX

  • IPC277D 19” INOX PRO

  • IFP1900 INOX PRO

Security information

To ensure the secure operation of a plant or machine it is also necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate the automation and drive components into a state-of-the-art holistic industrial security concept for the entire plant or machine. Any third-party products that may be in use must also be taken into account. Please find further information at: