Food and Beverage Industry
Oil-free air solutions for the food and beverage industry
Dedicated Class 0 certified compressor air systems for the food and beverage industry. Guaranteed oil-free air for safe and high-quality end products, lowest total cost of ownership
End-to-end solutions for every food and beverage production process
Whether for process air, plant air, packaging or other applications, we have the compressed air solutions that you need. We have all the in-house technologies for every step of the production process meaning we offer an efficient one stop solution for your compressed air needs.
Clean air for the highest industry standards
Atlas Copco has set the standard for contamination-free compressed air in the food and beverage industry. You can rely on the largest range of oil free technologies within the industry, knowing that you work with the first compressor manufacturer to achieve ISO 8573-1 (2010) Class 0 clean air, certified by TÜV Rheinland. Air compressed for food and beverage production by our compressors is of the highest grade of purity to reduce any possibility of contamination and to protect your hard-won reputation.
First to be ISO 22000 certified
When ISO 22000 emerged as the most important global Food & Beverage quality standard, we have become the first compressor manufacturer to be awarded the certification for our Oil-free Air Division production facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Ensuring quality and transparency to our customers in the food and beverage industry.
Reliability and efficiency
When we say we have the lowest total cost of ownership possible we mean it. Maximize your production process’ uptime thanks to our globally installed service network that expands over 180 countries, combined with monitoring systems such as the Variable Speed Drive and SMARTlink that allow you to carefully plan any needed maintenance thus decreasing the span of possible downtimes.
Compressed air is used to control the valves and actuators in automated lines for filling, packaging and bottling. With oil-free compressed air, you prevent your automation components from jamming and keep your end product safe.
Compressed air is used to push powdered milk or cocoa powder along pipes.
With oil-free air, you will avoid oil contaminant mixing with the powder and maintain the powder purity.
Compressed air for cleaning bottles, packaging and moulding prior to filling. Oil in compressed air will contaminate the food containers and alter the flavour and odour of the end product, besides being a health hazard.
Air blowing, aeration
Compressed air is pumped into a liquid to boost its oxygen content. This is used, for example, in fish farming to oxygenate water in lower layers and/or oxidize the sediments. Oil contamination in the air will kill the fish and other fauna.
Compressed air supplies oxygen to bacteria during fermentation to produce food ingredients such as citric acid, wine, yoghurt… The presence of even small oil traces will affect bacterial activity, create a substandard product and contaminate the end product.
In the air separation process, compressed air is broken up into oxygen and nitrogen. The nitrogen is then used to preserve foods in cans, in larger storage facilities and in maritime transport. The air must be 100% oil-free as the nitrogen comes directly into contact with the food. Oil will also destroy the membranes in psa plants which are expensive to replace.
Cooling and spraying
Compressed air is used to cool down baked goods after they emerge from the oven. Contamination of the air spoils the end product leading to rejections and production losses.