UVC Lock - Disinfection lock

UVC Lock - Disinfection lock

Reliable and safe surface disinfection of fruit and vegetable products and packaging materials

The UVC Lock has been developed in close cooperation with sterilAir® (CH-Weinfelden) for surface disinfection of fruit and vegetable products* or sausages as well as of packaging materials such as boxes, crates and tools etc.

The UVC Lock is equipped with the latest UVC technology and is optimized in regards to hygiene, usability and easy maintenance.

An adequate sterility of products as well as packaging materials and storage boxes is one major requirement for the shelf life and hygiene of food and especially in the salads, vegetables and fruit processing industry.

UVC treatment with sterilAir® components disinfects in a highly effective, safe and reliable way: without heat, undesirable additives or residues and within very short times.

The capacity of the machine depends on the product and the contact time, which determines the degree of germ reduction. At belt speeds of 0.05 to 0.3 m/s, for example, up to three tonnes of cabbages or up to two tonnes of carrots or onions are disinfected per hour.
When disinfecting transport crates (600 x 400 x 250 mm), the machine can achieve capacities such as up to 900 crates per hour at a belt speed of 0.2 m/s.

*Use with food depends on the legislation in the country of the user.


  • Latest UVC technology of sterilAir®
    Latest UVC technology of sterilAir®
    The UVC Lock offers high thoughput capacity and is highly efficient in killing germs. As a standard its is equipped with 12 or 20 ET 2236-4H tubes. Optionally the UVC Lock is available with a range from 6 to 26 tubes and high-performance hybrid tubes.
    Due to the efficient positioning of the UVC tubes an irradiation almost of the entire area is guaranteed. Short contact times within the UVC Lock allow deployment with heat-sensitive products, too.
  • Flexible application and monitoring
    Flexible application and monitoring

    All materials with a size from 50 x 50 x 20 mm to 550 x 300 mm can be locked through gently. Optionally an adjustable speed control is available.

    A simple tube control is possible by using the inspection windows at the front and rear side of the UVC Lock. Optionally each single UVC tube can be monitored via switch box. Group and individual data can be readout on a computer or mobile device.

  • Easy, safe operation
    Easy, safe operation

    The fully encasing UVC Lock with hood cover is made of stainless steel and guarantees safe use of UVC radiation. A switch panel allows easy operation, there is no display panel neccessary. Optionally a display is offered, which can be covered during the cleaning process.

    Just as the staff at the infeed belt, the staff at the outfeed side also has the option to stop the UVC Lock‘s conveyor belt. The according switch box can be installed flexibly at the wall in the high care.

  • Optimum, hygienic design
    Optimum, hygienic design
    An perfectly designed interior and a base made of round tubes allows quick and easy cleaning and guarantee maximum hygiene. Optionally a base with castors is available as well (see picture).
    The UVC Lock is equipped with a hood cover and a safty locking device ensuring the safe operation of the machine. The handholds, which the hood cover can be closed and locked with at the same time, are attached in an ergonomic distance.
  • Effective disinfection
    The DNA of germs is destroyed by the UVC treatment, i.e. contact and smear infections can be prevented effectively.
    Input of unwanted microorganisms into sensitive production areas is reduced. Thus, shelf life of products is increased. Besides, The UVC Lock is ideally suited for separation of two rooms, e.g. low and high care. It is also suitable for extreme application areas with wet cleaning and for all temperature ranges.
  • Food safe components
    Food safe components
    All components that are in contact with food are made of stainless steel or FDA-compliant plastics.