In the food and beverage industry, sanitary & hygienic process integrity, recipe compliance, and product reliability are basic prerequisites in food processing. Most processes must remain closed and contamination of the process media must be prevented in every phase of production.

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Carotek understands these needs and can provide the expertise, the products and the service to meet these requirements. We offer specialized products in instrumentation, valves, pumps, steam & hydronics as well as complete process skids and control panels for process automation and process control systems.

Carotek’s specialized product application engineers are available to help you determine the best products to meet stringent sanitary standards, increase product quality and consistency and enhance the efficiencies of your process. Whatever your needs, let Carotek help.

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Sanitary Process Instrumentation

Carotek offers a variety of specialized instrumentation product lines that cater to the food and beverage industry. We understand our customers need to control the quality and safety of their products.  Whether you need to measure and control flow, level, pressure, temperature, density, pH, weight or even color, we have instrumentation and controllers to help with all of your critical process parameters with hygienic connections and food grade approvals.

We understand the importance of managing your inventory and remaining in compliance with regulatory standards. We have instrumentation to help you reduce waste as well as manage energy costs.

We also offer on-site NIST traceable calibration, field service and remote service. Certifications include A2LA, from ISO-17025 accredited labs.

Endress & Hauser Food Production Instrumentations

EHEDG approved Mass flow Meters, Level, Analytical measurement, Pressure instrumentation, and Temperature instrumentation. E+H gives you accurate measurements, increases productivity, and reduces cost. They can easily meet regulations for hygiene in food safety and are able to measure: Percent concentration, Temperature, Velocity, Leakage detection, Tank level, Interface detection.

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Ashcroft CIP and SIP Gauges and Switches

Food grade instrumentation, including products that allow Clean-in-place (CIP) and Sterilization-in-place (SIP), such as stainless steel gauges and compact pressure switches and transducers for tight spaces.


Process controllers and sensors to monitor and control pressure and temperature levels that are crucial to safe, repeatable, and high-quality food and beverage products.

Dairy Plant Milk Pasteurization Data Recorders and Controllers

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Designs and manufactures a broad portfolio of liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors, miniature solenoid valves, proximity switches and integrated fluid management solutions.

Hardy Process Solutions

Broad line of process weighing instrumentation, load cells, sensors and scales for use in a variety of applications including mixing/blending, filling/dispensing, check weighing, rate control/monitoring, level by weight, and filling/dispensing.

Vaisala (K-Patents) Food Production Liquid Measurement

Food grade instrumentation for food industry applications, including sugar and sweeteners, wine and beer, dairy, coffee and tea, eggs, jam, soybean oil, and much more.  Vaisala's K-Patents EHEDG certified refractometers measure liquid concentration and liquid density.


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Carotek offers a variety of specialized valves, actuators and controls that meet the needs of the food and beverage industry with 3-A Certifications. We offer a wide range of high-performance, high-quality butterfly valves, ball valves, check valves, and mix proof valves suitable for both hygienic and aseptic applications. We also offer solenoid valves and fluid control solutions for sanitary and steam and hot water applications.

Carotek’s Valve Automation Center creates valve assemblies in our facilities that can save you a significant amount of time in the field with faster startups. Our Process Valve expertise combined with our engineered solutions capability can solve the most complex challenges that you bring to us.

SVF Flow Controls

Ball valves, actuators, and controls that suit the hygienic needs of food and beverage processing. Highly sanitary ball valves are flow control devices that meet industry criteria for purity of materials and design

DFT Valves

3-A certified silent in-line check valves and severe service control valves. DSV check valves prevent flow reversal in systems and comply with the most stringent cleanliness codes.


Solenoid valves and fluid control solutions for the food and beverage industry including steam and hot water applications

Evoguard Hygienic and Aseptic Valves

Designed specifically for both Hygienic and Aseptic applications whether pumping, isolating, diverting or controlling your process flows. Avoid cross contamination with mixproof valves.

Flowserve CIP and SIP Sterile Valves

Sterile valves that meet the USDA and 3A requirements and are also Clean In Place (CIP) and Steam In Place (SIP).

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Inline Sanitary Valves

Specializes in the production of high performance, corrosion resistant ball valves and automated systems. Inline offers an exceptional line of sanitary valves designed for food & beverage applications.

QTRCO Food and Beverage Actuators

High quality valve actuators for a variety of industries including food & beverage.

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Carotek can supply your steam, hot water, condensate systems, pressure boosters and controls. We also offer steam trap and machine health monitoring with battery less sensors that use only harvested energy.

Our detailed plant utility assessments, thermal audits and steam trap surveys can reveal opportunities for energy savings, decarbonization and reliability improvements.

Grundfos Water Systems

Water demand by food and beverage manufacturers is expected to increase 400% by 2050, making water a critical resource. With Grundfos, companies can reduce their environmental footprint by recycling up to 80% of their industrial wastewater with a water reuse system.

Safer food supplies can be achieved with the Grundfos Smart Digital Dosing Pumps and the Grundfos intelligent washdown systems.

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Some of the largest food and beverage companies in the world turn to Armstrong as their trusted thermal utility partner. We offer Steam, Hot Water, Condensate Systems, Pressure Boosters & Controls, as well as Steam System Services and Training.

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Steam trap and machine health monitoring with batteryless sensors that use only harvested energy.


The food and beverage industry relies on pumping and mixing solutions to manufacture their products. Carotek has various pump product lines that cater to the food and beverage industry’s hygienic and sanitary requirements, including 3-A and FDA. We also offer extensive pump parts inventory as well as expert repair by factory certified technicians.

Viking Hygienic - Wrightflow

Lobe Pumps meet the low shear and accurate dosing requirements for food and beverage operations, from meat products to confectionary at all temperatures.

Lobe Pumps are available EHEDG and 3A certified, with CIP cleanability, selfdraining, leak-proof seals and more. Remanufacture and parts replaceability for Waukesha pumps.

Wilden Sanitary AODD Pumps

Saniflo AODD pumps excel in hygienic applications - designed to conform with sanitary standards (3A, EHEDG and FDA Guidelines) while providing gentle product handling, superior containment and easy maintenance.  Wilden offers Sanitary & Hygienic AODD pumps as well as Pure-Fuse Diaphragms for the Food & Beverage Industry.

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Verder - Packo Pumps

Verder has more available pumping technologies than any other sanitary pump manufacturer in the world. This complete range of hygienic pumps leads to the correct pumping technology for every liquid application within a food and beverage processor as well as pharmaceuticals.

Unibloc - Flotronic One Nut Hygienic Pumps

The “One Nut Pump” is a favorite for juices, relishes, dairy products, flavorings, mayonnaise, soft drinks, and more. They help increase line speed, improve food handling, decrease maintenance time required to meeting sanitary standards, improve dosing accuracy, and maximize product utilization.

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MM Series (AODD) Pumps are designed to meet the strict standards, regulations and operational requirements of the food and beverage industry. They feature food-grade wetted materials and a construction that enables clean-in-place (CIP) and sanitize-in-place (SIP) capabilities

Elmo Rietschle Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum pumps for thermoforming for packaging products in sanitary environments.


Carotek offers control panel fabrication, as well as system integrations for food and beverage processes that have sanitary requirements. Control panels and PLC control cabinets are fully customizable according to your specifications. We design, fabricate, develop software and assist with system startup.

Process Skids can also be custom designed and fabrication onsite at Carotek, eliminating possible contamination during a process line built at your own facility.

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Maintain quality, consistency, and purity while minimizing maintenance and maximizing throughput with a wide variety of sanitary process filtration products from Carotek.

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Carotek offers the Packo shear mixer pump which is mainly used for in-line mixing, homogenization and dispersion applications. The shear is generated between the rotor and an innovative and optimized perforated stator (patented). The final goal is to achieve a homogeneous solution of two liquids with high difference in viscosity and/or density and to obtain a significant particle size reduction for emulsions and particles leading to a more stable final product.

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The wastewater from food and beverage operations is unique and often contains high levels of BOD, biological oxygen demand. High levels of BOD in the wastewater can put excessive demands on municipal wastewater treatment facilities. In turn, many municipalities are putting that burden back on the food and beverage processors in high surcharges and restrictions on output.

Carotek offers solutions that are a lower cost alternative to other conventional wastewater treatment options and requires much less real estate.

BOD removal equipment for food and beverage


Carotek offers exceptional washdown solutions made with premium, high-quality parts designed to withstand your most challenging applications. We can supply your needs for mixing unit hose stations, hoses and hose reels and spray nozzles.

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