Optimizing compressed air in the food and beverage industry
Compressed air and vacuum are critical to the food and beverage industries. Compressed air powers and controls all sorts of machinery including primary processing equipment, mechanical conveyors, packaging equipment, printing and labelling, palletizers and de-palletizers and air-driven hand tools. Vacuum is often used in packaging and low pressure air in pneumatic conveying and wastewater treatment. Plant operators need to keep these lines working smoothly and efficiently, often with the additional challenge of meeting strict food safety standards.
Yet, despite their importance to food processing and packaging, air systems are often poorly managed. Oversizing and poor controls are very common. They waste power and cause inconsistent pressure which in turn affects production equipment. Further, more frequent idling, loading and unloading increase compressor wear and maintenance requirements. All this reduces productivity with higher scrap rates and increased downtime. And between leaks, improper uses and artificial demand, nearly half the air produced is wasted. Kaeser has performed tens of thousands of air system analyses and has the expertise to help you improve yield and reliability while reducing power costs in your industrial air systems.
Kaeser compressed air products for the food and beverage industry
Rotary screw compressors
Kaeser’s rotary screw compressors with the world renowned Sigma Profile™ airend offer the best in rugged reliably and superior efficiency. Available from 3 to 700 hp, these packages are designed for ease of maintenance, deliver ultra-low noise levels, and consistently are more efficient than the competition.
Oil-free air compressors
Kaeser blowers are easy to maintain and deliver pressurized air quietly and efficiently for a wide range of applications, including:
- Pneumatic conveying of bulk materials
- Vacuum hold-down
- Air knives and other blowing and cooling purposes
- Wastewater treatment
Compressed air treatment products
Dirt, oil, and other impurities enter the compressor with atmospheric air and during the compression process. If not removed, these contaminants may cause costly production problems including equipment contamination and accelerated tool wear. Kaeser offers a complete line of air treatment products including dryers, filters, and drains to prepare compressed air for even the most stringent requirements
Compressed air piping
Kaeser's SmartPipe™ is a modular aluminum pipe for compressed air installations, offering both lower installation costs and lower long-term operating costs. From small shops to large industrial systems, SmartPipe is great for all facilities and is available in sizes up to 8" pipe diameter.
The SIGMA AIR MANAGER 4.0 compressed air management system monitors and controls all components within the compressed air supply system achieving maximum cost savings.
- Improved pressure stability and automatic matching of delivery according to fluctuating demand
- Continuous fine-tuning of system performance to ensure optimized energy efficiency
- Predictive Maintenance by Kaeser specialists prevents unplanned downtime.