Leybold vacuum solution for food processing
improves shelf-life of food products with
significant reduction of food contamination
Significant reduction of food contamination risks
Food processing refers to all the transformation steps of raw ingredients into consumable food products. This includes a wide variety of operations resulting, for instance in concentrated fruit juices, ready to pack meat sausages, freeze-dried coffee, or instant foods. Vacuum is often needed for different properties but the applications can involve hot gases, vapors, liquid slugs, soft particles and are often not the easiest ones for vacuum pumps. Fortunately, Leybold has a complete portfolio of robust products perfectly suited for these processes.
Waste conveying applications
In many food processing facilities, specifically in meat processing, vacuum is used to convey waste products from the processing line to storage tanks for further use. Similarly, vacuum can also be used for animal carcass cleaning, sometimes in combination with steam, or for chicken evisceration. This often results in continuous high working pressure and possible contamination of the pump by water or by small pieces of meat and fat ingress. While oil sealed rotary vane pump will struggle over time, this is exactly the kind of application for which our range CLAWVAC pumps and CLAWVAC systems CPi have been developed.