How Pneumatics Work within the Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, good hygiene is essential. There are stringent hygienic standards in place to ensure the quality of the food and drink being produced is not compromised. PIF has teamed up with leading pneumatic suppliers, API Pneumatic UK to examine how pneumatics work within the food and beverage industry.
What is food grade pneumatics?
Food grade pneumatics have been proven to be of sufficient quality for use in food preparation, production, and storage. To ensure the pneumatics supplied to manufacturers within the food and beverage industry are classed as food-grade, API Pneumatic UK use the highest grade of 316 stainless steel. The use of this material enables their pneumatic products to continuously perform to the highest standard, even when faced with corrosive materials.
Clean design is essential when manufacturing food-grade pneumatics, as hygienic standards cannot be compromised. API Pneumatic UK ensures this through attention to detail at every stage of the manufacturing process, right up to the lubrication process.
Where are pneumatics used and how pneumatics work in the food and beverage industry?
The use of pneumatics is particularly prominent during the clean-in-place (CIP) processes within the food and beverage industry. Washdowns are a highly necessary aspect, which requires the use of caustic cleaning agents. The ability for food-grade pneumatics to withstand contact with these potentially corrosive substances is a must. Which is why API Pneumatic UK use stainless steel pneumatic food-grade cylinders, accompanied by a stainless steel spool valve, to create an all-round corrosion-resistant solution that will support an extended product lifecycle.
The use of pneumatics in the food and industry is not limited to cylinders. Airline equipment such as the spool valves mentioned before and other fittings are also food grade pneumatics, thanks to the fact they are made from the highest grade of 316 stainless steel.
API Pneumatic UK as suppliers for the food and beverage industry
API Pneumatic UK is one of the few pneumatic cylinder suppliers that provide their own line of stainless steel pneumatic cylinders. They manufacture these from the highest grade of 316 stainless steel, enabling them to withstand corrosive materials at the highest level.
This enables them to supply a wide range of food-grade pneumatic products to the food and beverage industry, which also includes airline products.
For more information about API Pneumatic UK’s food-grade pneumatic products for the food and beverage industry, or their wider pneumatic product range, visit www.apiuk.com
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