Presentation on theme: "A single Fly carries up to 33 million highly dangerous microbes Flies vomit every time they land They digest externally to Soften their Food Flies do."— Presentation transcript:
A single Fly carries up to 33 million highly dangerous microbes Flies vomit every time they land They digest externally to Soften their Food Flies do transmit Dangerous Microbes to Food
4 HACCP triggered moves to glue board models Replacing high-tension grid units Need for information / monitoring Better tubes ( + glass protection) Integration of technologies Tubes need to be RoHS compliant Design & service friendly concepts
University of Wisconsin Report An abundance of bacteria becomes airborne at the time a fly is electrocuted (electric grid machines) Kansas University Bacteria from exploding insects can travel up to 6 feet from the electric grid and even further on air currents USDA Directive: No electric grid units will be used in areas where food is processed or produced. The USDA mandates that flies responsible for the spread of E-Coli and Salmonella are banned from any food production/processing areas.
Only measure that Attracts, Kills and Collects insects without the use of chemicals. Ability to monitor within HACCP concept 80% of fly brain is used for sight Consequently using UV-A light as an attractant is the most effective solution A device to locate the source and open up new business with a customer
UV output drops faster than visible light – due to mercury absorption of phosphorus One cannot see when replacement is required Lamp life determined by electrical failure Lamp life determined by UV level
Sunlight Natural, constant light Electric Lighting50 cycles per second Human eye observes maximum of 24 cycles per second So we observe lamps as a constant light source Flies observe 200 cycles per second So flies see UV-A lamps as flashing/ flickering lights Not as attractive as constant daylight! VECTOTHOR Electronic Ballast 10,000 cycles per second So flies see VECTOTHOR lamps as a constant light source Brighter and more attractive, like constant daylight!
Dr M Green 2011 Catch rate of Musca domestica in laboratory tests Contrasting Ultra Violet light traps with their surroundings. ICUP Proceedings Three CRITICAL Factors Amount of UV-A light - Unique Philips Long-life Lamp Light Cycles - Natural UV-A Light Technology Contrast of Unit to Surroundings - Natural Contrast Grid Only VECTOTHOR is optimised for all three
More powerful (almost twice the energy) Safer to use Shatterproof coating based on FEP material 50% lesser glass – environmentally better Mechanical lamp life of 2 years; or One PHILIPS Long-life Lamp replaces two traditional UV-A lamps Fluorescent powder is water based (no Butyl) 100% lead free glass Reduced mercury