At Foodex 2016, compressor and pump manufacturer, Gardner Denver will be discussing the importance of air purity across all aspects of food and beverage processing; showcasing oil-free models from across its vacuum and pressure range

Unlike compressed air applications, where there are rigorous standards that dictate the quality and specification of air used during the process, there is no current standard in place for exhaust air quality from vacuum pumps.

Colin Mander, regional director for Gardner Denver explains the company’s approach: “Drawing on years of experience from our proven CompAir compressor products, we know that there are many cost, efficiency, not to mention safety benefits that can be realised by commissioning oil-free technology. We are therefore urging manufacturers to visit us on stand number K270 and learn how investing in oil-free technology for their vacuum applications can help ensure the highest standards of air across their entire process.”

To support the company’s commitment to improving air quality standards, a range of oil-free technologies will be on display. This includes the S-VSI, a dry-running screw vacuum pump and the proven CompAir DH range of oil-free compressors. Cutaway models of the Elmo Rietschle vacuum technology will also be on show enabling visitors to see the efficient internal operation of the pumps.

The company will also be launching, for the first time at a UK trade show, its free Elmo Rietschle six-year warranty scheme, available as standard on all rotary vane vacuum pumps. Called ‘Assure’, the new scheme offers improved reliability and performance for operators keen to maximise their return on investment by reducing the likelihood of equipment downtime.