A Leading Manufacturer of Level Sensors

For The Food & Beverage Industry

food and beverage industry

For years, Gems Sensors has been customizing solutions for the dynamic needs of the food & beverage sensor industry. Gems manufactures a wide variety of of level sensors and switches to detect liquid level in an array of applications within this industry.

Having the capability to detect level is extremely important in the food and beverage industry. If liquid levels are too high, a problem can result. Conversely, if levels are too low this could cause an issue as well. The level sensing products that Gems customizes and manufactures are used in a variety of different applications including food warming, ice making, coffee making and beverage dispensing.

Typical Applications:

Ice Making

Gems' LS-300 is a level sensing product that regulates the size of ice cubes made by an ice making machine. If the LS-300 was not used, the size of the ice cubes would be inconsistent. The LS-300 ensures that they are the same size, each and every time.

Gems also manufactures the KMD-700 proximity switch that is used to regulate ice making. The difference between the KMD-700 and the LS-300 is that the proximity switch signals when large ice bins' levels are too low. When the level drops, it signals the ice maker to make more ice.  

Beverage Dispensing

Several products are used to regulate the amount of liquid that is dispensed by a beverage dispenser. The ELS-1100 and ELS-1150 are two important products in the Gems product lineup. The ELS Level Switch Series are low cost, compact, optical, level sensors with built-in switching electronics. With no moving parts, these small units are ideal for a variety of point level sensing applications especially where dependability and economy are a must. These level switch units are suitable for high, low or intermediate level detection in practically any tank top, large or small. Installation is simple and quick through the tank top, bottom or side.

Coffee Making

Gems' LS-3 level switches are used on aircraft coffee makers.  The LS-3 sends a signal to the coffee maker when the reservoir's water level is full. Once the water reached the optimal level in the reservoir, the machine begins heating the water to brew.

Food Warming

The LS-300 is used in food warming applications. The level switches ensure that the water level in the food warmers do not get too low. It is extremely important to keep a constant water level in food warmers because it creates steam which has two purposes; it keeps food warm and assures the heating coils in the food warmers do not overheat.