Atlas Copco’s Class 0 oil-free air provides Nestle with High-quality Source of Power!
As the largest food and beverage company in the world, Nestle Group, with a history of more than 140 years, has been practicing the ideas and principles set up by its predecessors, providing consumers of today and tomorrow with “quality foods and better life” by its people-oriented and product-focused stance at the frontline of the global nutrition and health industry and by satisfying global consumers’ pursuit for delicacy, nutrition, health and happiness.
As a leading company of the food and beverage industry, Nestle pays the most attention to product quality and safety and eliminate any oil pollution risk in all production processes. In its production, manufacturing of PET bottles requires using 40bar compressed air to blow molding. However, if oil used in operating the air compressor or naturally existing in the air enters the water bottle, it shall affect the taste and smell of the product, and even cause damage to people’s health. At the same time, air power at 7 bar is needed in processes such as control of bottle blowing, filling, capping, labeling and by valves and actuators utilized in packaging. Oil pollutants gathering in parts of these equipment shall block up the parts and even result in downtime. In addition, oil contained in air exhausted from these parts shall contaminate the workshop, which may pollute terminal products as a result. Therefore, it is critical for the beverage industry to use pure air in production. That explains why Nestle is so resolute in selecting Atlas Copco’s Class 0 oil-free solution. Atlas Copco has led development of the oil-free air technology over the past 60 years, providing a series of oil-free air compressors, designed especially for key fields of application requiring 100% pure oil-free air quality. In 2008, as a leader of oil-free air compressing technology, Atlas Copco became the first manufacturer awarded the certificate of ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0 oil-free air technology, covering products with pressures ranging from 300mbar to 40bar and a discharge capacity maximally at 26000m3/h. This attestation reflects Atlas Copco’s commitment to air purity, and especially to customers’ product quality.
Presently, output of Nestle drinking water is still increasing by above 10% annually.
Moreover, Li Mingcai also told us: “Nestle Company pays attention to environment protection and energy saving during each business stage. As a beverage maker, compressors consume the most energy, standing for 30% of electricity used by the entire plant. Atlas Copco’s oil-free VSD variable frequency compressor helps the plant to effective save electricity consumption.”
Water is a key component of human body. Enough supplement of healthy water each day is critical to each part of our body. Safe and high quality drinking water is a promise of healthy and better life for people, which makes the exact idea Nestle sticks to. Atlas Copco’s Class 0 oil-free air compressor ensures this idea be perfectly achieved by providing Nestle with a high-quality and stable power source.
In addition to the food and beverage industry, such as Nestle, Atlas Copco’s Class 0 oil-free air compressor is also vastly used in other areas, such as pharmaceutical production, key electronics and automobile manufacturing.
For further information, please contact:
- Lisa Qi
Marketing Manager, Compressor Technique
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co.,Ltd.
Phone: +86 21 6108 2388
Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets worldwide oil-free and oil-injected air and gas compressors combined with air and gas treatment systems. The division focuses on sustainable solutions for all kind of industries where the gas quality is critical to the production processes. The divisional headquarter is located in Shanghai, China, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and São Paulo, Brazil.