Hygienic and sanitary measurement solutions play a critical role in biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries where accuracy can literally be a matter of life and death.

In addition to safety, these sensors help improve efficiency and productivity so that manufacturers can remain competitive in the marketplace.

SMD Fluid Controls can be your partner in designing solutions for hygienic requirements. From a wide variety of industrial float switches and liquid level sensors to interactive custom designs and OEM options, finding a solution is our goal.

Here are some of the ways hygienic sensors can be used.


Whether working with chemicals or live organisms, precision is critical for compliance with federal and industry requirements. The accuracy that’s used in the mixing, creation, testing, and packaging of pharmaceutical products such as medications ensure what’s being provided to the end-user will work as intended and not put anyone in danger. Temperature sensing is one way to achieve this exactness. Being able to detect the media in a tank and then monitor to ensure it’s temperature remains consistent means proper parameters are being met at all times.


Sensors that provide data about the levels of a liquid are also used for analytics and ensuring that valuable product isn’t wasted or contaminated in the production processes. Level sensors can help with the suppression of foam for example, or ultrasonic sensors can be used to detect high levels and then sound alarms. There’s also the ability to predict necessary preventative maintenance through better monitoring of systems and the fact it helps with batch quality, consistency and even ensures automation works as it’s intended to.


Clean in Place is one of the most important aspects of hygienic sensors. Using sensors it’s possible to meet stringent hygiene requirements while also protecting equipment from aggressive cleanings. Sensors that can be easily cleaned help improve productivity and output levels and even ensure that contamination is not an issue.


Looking for ways to improve how your hygienic equipment operates? Contact us to talk sensors today!