Industrial equipment supplier Berntel SA, part of the Hudaco Group, supplies pneumatic components that assist in mitigating the water and oil waste that is produced in the food and beverage industry.
These components include the company’s JORC Condensate drain, notes Berntel SA GM Neil Champion.
PIAB, an innovative company based in Sweden, for which Berntel SA is the South African distributor, uses multi-stage ejectors to create a vacuum from compressed air. This affords the user the ability to have a clean, maintenance-free vacuum system.
“PIAB vacuum uses intelligent vacuum components and compressed-air-driven vacuum technology, enabling food-grade products to be transferred safely and reliably,” he says.
The pumps also offer optimum vacuum capacity, with vacuum pumps mounted directly onto suction cups for quicker response times.
PIAB products also include suction cups, end-of-arm tooling, advanced gripping solutions, vacuum conveyors for powder and bulk, Kenos gripping solutions and ergonomic handling.
PIAB offers smart solutions for the industrial automation world, with a five-year warranty on all products, he adds.
The innovative technology that PIAB vacuum equipment offers enables a company to understand the weight of the product being lifted from the production line.
“Depending on the requirements of the client, we can customise the vacuum required for the application, whether it’s food and beverage, automotive or steel,” adds Champion.
Berntel SA supplied a South African packaged goods company with the PIAB vacuum conveyor, allowing for products to be moved from one point to another without being contaminated.
Champion says Berntel SA has a number of projects in the pipeline in the food and beverage industry, though he cannot disclose any information about them at this stage.
Pneumatic Components Range
“On the food-grade lines, if a client wants to open and close the line to allow a product to go through a pipeline, we can supply the JELPC pneumatic components range and the BELEF actuation range, which assists in the quarter-turn opening and closing of the line,” says Champion.
In addition, Berntel SA offers a solution for condensate drain management. This is important to Berntel SA because a lack thereof can lead to a build-up of condensate in the pipes of machinery in the food and beverage industry.
By eliminating the condensate in a clean and ecofriendly way using the company’s JORC condensate drain management range, there is less chance of the product being contaminated.
Berntel SA will introduce the OBER air motors, a new product range, later this year.
Distributor Bearings International are the suppliers of all the Berntel SA’s pneumatic components.