The food processing industry has many uses for compressed air products in drying, air blow-off and cooling applications. Less commonly our products are also used to move powdered or granulated products around the factory in air conveying / hopper loading systems.
Whatever the application the food industry has the following specific demands.
Hygiene and easy to clean parts are a must for all parts of the modern food production environment. We manufacture products in a number of materials suitable for use in a food environment. Specifically, 316 stainless steel options are found on most of our compressed air enhancement and vortex tube ranges.
In addition to the material/surface finish requirements of the consideration of the product needs to be given to the filtration of the air being used. Oil or other contaminants present in a compressed air line can have disastrous effects. As such we have a range of air filters and conditioners to ensure such contamination is eliminated.
Suitable for washdown environments
The need for strict hygiene means that food factories are washed down regularly. A general advantage of compressed air enhancement products over blowers and other alternatives is that they have no moving parts or power source other than the compressed air supply. This makes them intrinsically well suited for use in environments that are regularly exposed to wash fluids.
For products like cabinet coolers, which are often fitted to electrical enclosures, we provide these products with IP66 ratings. The cabinet cooler itself is not affected by water but, obviously, if fluid could make its way through the cooler then into the cabinet then it would be problematic. This means that the cabinet with the integrated cooler is able to be safely exposed to pressurised cleaning jets without fear of fluid making its way into the cabinet. The IP66 rating on such coolers means they can be exposed to powerful cleaning jets without fear of passing fluid through and into the cabinet
- Bottles and cans drying
- Vegetable drying after washing
- Conveyor cleaning (air blow off)
- Hopper loading (moving powdered products)
- Electrical cabinet cooling
- Cooling product after cooking / baking