The food and beverage industry has a variety of practical applications for all types of compressed air.
Reading through this list will help guide your compressor decision. Each application has its own top models and methods to give you the best in performance while maintaining a clean environment.
Packaging: Compressed air is a chief way to make packaging consistent and efficient, as well as provide a clean method to move food, ingredients, and other elements across the line.
Food Fillings: Many foods that use a filling, such as pastries, cakes and pies, as well as liquid products, use compressed air to enforce a proper fill.
Fluid Pumping: Diaphragm Pumps that move liquids into products or specific configurations during the filling or production process also require compressed air for even filling and pumping.
Nitrogen Generation: When nitrogen is used for the packaging process, it can be generated from clean, compressed air.
Air Knives: Compressed air is often used as the clean medium when cutting or peeling foods such as nuts, onions, fruits and vegetables.
Pilot Air: Compressed air is often used by food and beverage producers as pilot air to control grippers, valves, cylinders, and other components. Pneumatic components interact with the air but still have high-purity requirements for proper use.
Mixing Foods: Many dry foods can use compressed air for mixing and movement. It is an efficient mixer, but quality controls must be more stringent.