Food and Beverage Applications for Class 2/3 Power Transformers

Posted by Bill Dull | October 3, 2019 0 Comments

Transformers convert alternating current (AC) from one voltage to a higher or lower voltage. Class 2 transformers are safer, more highly-rated electrical components frequently used in the food and beverage industry. Class 2 is a compliance rating which signifies that the power transformer meets safety standards that reduce the risks of fire or shock.

Essential features of Class 2 transformers include their safeguards against failure and their temperature control capabilities. The insulation used in these transformers enables them to withstand temperatures as high as 121° C without damage. Class 2 transformers also reduce the risk of shock by limiting harm from excess power.

The characteristics of Class 2 transformers make them an ideal choice for commercial food processing equipment. While all Class 2 transformers meet basic compliance standards, Triad Magnetics' Split Pack™ transformers provide even better performance due to the increased focus on safety and innovative design.

Triad Magnetics' PC Mount Split Pack Class 2/3 Power Transformers

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Triad Magnetics' Split Pack™ transformers are used to support a wide variety of PC board applications. These products feature split bobbin, or side-by-side transformer components. This is different from standard PC board transformers, which typically stack the secondary component on top of the primary one.

Due to this design change, Split Pack transformers may be used in series, parallel, or separate circuit configurations. Also, split bobbin transformers don't require electrostatic shielding to protect the device, and the components in a series or parallel circuit have more secondary dielectric strength.

With Triad Magnetics' Split Pack™ transformers, PC boards can be designed with unique circuit configurations that generate more power and control for industrial or processing applications in the food and beverage industry. 

Applications and Solutions from Triad Magnetics

Screen Shot 2019-09-23 at 11.06.04 AMIt's important to equip your food and beverage facility with the latest technology that will keep up with complex demands and give you greater capabilities than your competitors. Triad Magnetics supplies transformers and related components that enable facilities to perform at optimal levels with the highest quality. Our products are also designed to meet Class 2 and UL standards.

Some of our most popular components and their applications include:

  • Class 2 power transformers are often used to alter voltage levels to conveyor ovens and convection ovens.
  • Common-mode chokes block excessively high-frequency alternating current but allow lower alternating current and direct current through to devices. Deep fryers use these devices to control power input.
  • Control transformers are used in smaller appliances, such as coffee makers.
  • Current sense and PCB power transformers allow fast food egg cookers to sense electrical currents and change the alternating current's voltage for safer operation.
  • Custom power toroids provide power to liquid/beverage dispensers in facility processes and customer-facing restaurants.

Triad Magnetics produces these and other electrical components to provide safer power control for applications across the food and beverage industry.

Transformers from Triad Magnetics

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Transformers are vital electrical components in all industrial or commercial settings that have electrical equipment with varying voltage requirements. Food and beverage processing facilities, cold chain storage and distribution centers, restaurants, and other points across the food supply chain all need transformers that safely adjust voltage and protect against the risk of fire or shock. 

Download our eBook, "Understanding UL Class 2 Power Transformers," to learn more about Class 2 standards, the importance of transformers in various industries, and how to outfit your equipment and facilities with UL Class 2 power transformers. You can also request a quote today for Class 2 transformers for your food and beverage operation. 

Download our Understanding UL Class 2 Power Transformers eBook


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