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Resource conservation

Detect, minimize and prevent product loss

Combine innovative technology and in-depth process knowledge to drive down costs and increase yields

Raw ingredients, water and cleaning detergents are required in the manufacture of food products, all of which directly affect the cost of operations. From the receiving and storage of ingredients to the shipment of the end product, each and every manufacturing process must be designed to safely detect and prevent product loss.

Our Offering

Endress+Hauser understand the challenges you face regarding rising costs for ingredients. Precise, reproducible measurements play a crucial role here. Our innovative portfolio of products, services and solutions supports you in consistently preventing any loss. We help you to

  • Optimize plant mass-balance by accurate measurements of transfers and inventory levels

  • Minimize operator errors such as avoiding overfilling or accidental product discharge

  • Reduce losses during change-overs “phase separation”

  • Reduce product give away by ensuring precise concentration measurements

  • Decrease water and waste water cost by optimizing changeovers and CIP efficiency


Receiving of ingredients and cleaning detergents

Whether your ingredients are delivered in liquid or solid form, via ship or truck, loading, unloading and storage requires accurate information regarding the amounts.

Storage and loading of edible oil
Our expertise in the field

Endress+Hauser ensures improved inventory management thanks to complete process solutions that range from receipt and storage of the materials, to delivery.

Product loss monitoring

Accidental losses can occur when operators get distracted, over filling, unintended product to drain are common in food industry.

Monitoring of overfill and leakage
Our expertise in the field

Spotting accidental discharge or overfilling requires precise monitoring of all process steps. These challenges can be reliably solved with highly-precise level measurement instruments from Endress+Hauser.

  • Reliable overfill protection for liquids and bulk solids thanks to our vibronic or capacitance level switch technology. Liquiphant, Soliphant and Liquipoint level switches are the suitable solution.

  • Precise, non-contact and maintenance-free measurements for liquids and bulk solids with our radar level measurement technology. The Micropilot family is a safe solution, even under extreme process conditions.

Efficient phase separation in cleaning

Know exactly what is in the line and remove the guesswork. Transition sensors determine when each phase of the CIP cycle ends and when the next should begin.

CIP in a brewery
Our expertise in the field

Conductivity, optical turbidity, density or pH sensors are used to determine when product or rinse water is in the line starting the CIP system only if zero product remains after rinsing. Fast response is very important to reduce product and water loss and save time.

Precise concentration measurements

Precise measurement of the product concentration plays a decisive role in recipe adherence to ensure quality of the end product. The smallest deviations have to be corrected, which costs time and money. Worst case, the product has to be disposed of.

Coriolis flowmeter for concentration measurement
Our expertise in the field

With the help of precise concentration measurements, loss can be minimized and costs reduced. Endress+Hauser offers various measurement principles in this case.

  • Good teamwork: FML621 density computer in combination with a Liquiphant for measuring the density, reference density and concentration of liquids.

  • Ensure highly accurate mass flow, volume flow and density using our Coriolis Proline Promass Q 300 .

Reduce contaminant loads in wastewater

Wastewater in the food production industry contains contaminant loads, such as fats, sugar and solids, for which the manufacturer has to pay additional wastewater treatment fees.

Wastewater sampling
Our expertise in the field

Economically speaking, it’s best to minimize the contaminant load by reducing product that enter the waste stream. To optimize pre-treatment or reduce the BOD load in wastewater with highest reliability and efficiency, Endress+Hauser measure all relevant wastewater parameters to ensure that the wastewater can be discharged into the municipal sewage system or even direct into a body of water safely.

  • Endress+Hauser can help you reliably prevent, monitor and treat wastewater that accumulates during production. Discover how it works by reading our story wastewater treatment in the food industry.

Discover potential areas of product loss

Product loss in dairy processes ©Endress+Hauser

From the receiving and storage of ingredients to the shipment of the end product, each and every manufacturing process hold the potential to prevent product loss.


Working together with numerous customers, our industry and application experts have achieved striking results in the reduction and prevention of product loss. Together we were able to reduce costs and increase yields. The complete product portfolio from Endress+Hauser guarantees you success from the very start. Our goal is to be a reliable partner in every aspect of your production.

  • 5-6%

    fewer deviations from tolerance ranges through precise measurement results.

  • ~15 %

    less water consumption by optimizing the phase separation with innovative measurement technology.

  • 40%

    longer life cycle of our digital analysis sensors.

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