Beer fob detector systems use a variety of technologies to detect and track the movement of beer. In particular, these systems use foam as a layer on the detector to measure how quickly beer is flowing into a glass or cup. Without foam, the liquid would flow too fast and not detect correctly. Placing foam on the fob edge makes it easier for beers to flow slowly into your container. The thicker your beer fob has foam, the safer you can be that it is tracking all types of glasses/containers you bring in each night. We suggest foam in particular because it won’t spill or leak if workers accidentally bump it.
What is a beer fob detector?
A beer fob detector system uses a variety of technologies to detect and track the movement of beer. In particular, these systems use foam as a layer on the detector to measure how quickly beer is flowing into a glass or cup. Without foam, the liquid would flow too fast and not detect correctly. Placing foam on the fob edge makes it easier for beers to flow slowly into your container. The thicker your beer fob has foam, the safer you can be that it is tracking all types of glasses/containers you bring in each night. We suggest foam in particular because it won’t spill or leak if workers accidentally bump it.
We have a foam problem every time we hang showers up in our plant. Do I need to put more bubbles on the fob or is it something to do with the process? The best way to solve this issue is to either use a different fob material or re-check your flow rate calculations from your manufacturer. If you are sending beer into any container other than glasses and cups, the amount of foam that is recommended for those containers may be different also trying both to see which works best for you.
What is the purpose of FOB?
An alcohol detection fob works by measuring the speed at which the liquid flows “through” a small hole placed on the fob edge. If this flow is too fast, the fob will not read fingers or hands and will trigger an alarm. Alcohol is the most common trigger for fobs, but there are also anti-drip fobs that will not trigger on water-based liquids like milk and soda. These fobs are used primarily in the workplace to help prevent drinking and driving.
We have found that the foam does a great job at keeping down spills, while still allowing for accurate measurements. It also helps to remind workers that they must not touch their glass against one another to stop the flow of beer until the end of the shift. The foam is totally safe to handle no need for gloves, and it’s water-soluble so it won’t damage your fob or production machines.
- Beer waste is reduced with FOB
- FOB is more resistant to spillage than alcohol foam, so no cleanup required.
- FOB can be used in glass and plastic containers.
- FOB does not interrupt production, as bottles are allowed to cool while measurements are collected.
Let us look at the maintenance of the beer fob-
The beer fob should be treated like any other piece of machinery and is therefore subject to the same daily cleaning, routine maintenance, and monthly inspections as any other equipment used in your facility.
But due to the delicate nature of the internal sensor; it should only be cleaned with a 5% solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) diluted in water with a pH level between 7-8.5. Use of a 5% solution NaOH on its own will wear away the finish on the neck and potentially damage your beer fob.
Like all other types of sanitizers, 5% solution NaOH can adversely affect certain metals and rubber O-rings.
Fill the inside of the container with the solution. The wash water should be kept under 40°F
How do the fobs get cleaned?
If the fob does not have a sensor or if it is covered in carbon, leave the alcohol solution in the container for a while. This will help loosen up any residue on the surface of the foam.
If your fob does not have a sensor or it is covered in carbon, fill it with alcohol and soak for 30 minutes. Stretch an old t-shirt over your drink and put it inside the glass, to keep this solution from touching your fob. You will see that when you remove the material, alcohol will spill out of your glass. This is good because it will help clean the inside of your fob.
After 30 minutes, repeat step 1 again. If you see that there is still carbon residue on your fob, repeat step 2 a third time. If alcohol has spilled into the glass, don’t worry about cleaning it out. The alcohol in the glass will help clean it when you put soda or water in it later.
How do we clean the fob? To clean a beer fob, it should be washed with a cleaning solution made of 5% sodium hydroxide (NaOH) diluted in water with a pH level between 7-8.5. Do not use a different soap or detergent. For optimal results, use warm water and room temperature.
Washing the fob is recommended at least once every 2 months (or more often if the fob is used frequently) and to ensure optimum product performance and customer satisfaction, the fobs should be cleaned at each inspection. A thorough cleaning of the fob will remove all potentially harmful bacteria from your beer process.
This is all about the purpose of foam on the beer fob detector and how this can be used. A fob detector is a necessary piece of equipment that one should have in their bar. If you are looking forward to getting one installed then you can seek help from Pacificbeerfob and get the best help.