Germany-based Hillesheim says its HL foodstuffs hose is compact and easy to handle as the heating element is wound onto its inner liner.
"As a result, there is practically no difference any more to an unheated hose, either in terms of appearance or use," the company stated in a press release.
In the past, such hose systems were externally heated and therefore heavy and unwieldy, the company stated.
The temperature sensor is also worked into the hose and therefore registers the temperature directly at the hose wall.
The company is targeting the hose at plants that need to transport both fatty and non-fat foodstuffs, especially animal and vegetable oils and fats, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and fruit juices.
It can be used at temperatures between 10 °C and 80 °C. All hose materials meet the standards for such equipment set by the German Institute for Consumer Health, the company stated.
The hose is suitable for both cleaning in place and conventional cleaning as well as short-duration steam cleaning of up to 130 °C.