With roughly 1 in 6 Americans getting sick, 125,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 fatalities each year from food-borne pathogens, minimizing contamination is crucial for food and beverage processing. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to better prevent outbreaks of these sicknesses by enhancing enforcement tools and methods for food safety systems.

With the FSMA comes awareness of the products involved with food and beverage production.

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Customers are now frequently asking questions like “Does the product corrode? Can it be sanitized? Will it be hazardous in our operation/to our product?”.

The Bimba│TRD Repairable Stainless (RS) series cylinder is ideal for most sanitary and wash-down applications, thanks to a few key features: a smooth exterior of 300 series stainless steel components; threaded design providing improved disassembly and rebuild characteristics; and food grade grease used during assembly and for operation that is approved for incidental food contact (H1).

The RS series cylinder features an optional USDA-approved 3-A Sanitary Standard wiper bracket, added using the front wiper option “U” (seen above). In incidental food grade applications where the rod extends over the product, the wiper deters and collects contaminants from staying on the cylinder rod.


Potential Applications:

  • Food and beverage
  • Chemical
  • Medical
  • Marine equipment
  • Waste management


For more information, or to have a quote completed for the Bimba | TRD RS cylinders, please contact our Automation Department. To configure your own RS cylinder for an application, visit Bimba’s Product Configurator.

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