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Food & beverage

Schubert & Salzer valves are highly advantageous when used in the food and beverage industry. We offer a range of products, including sliding gate valves, seat valves, ball sector valves, and sterile valves, all of which are suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Valves for applications with product contact

Our sterile valves with EHEDG certification or 3A conformity are designed to handle demanding applications with product contact, making them ideal for use in food and beverage production. Our FDA-compliant pinch valves are equally suitable for handling products with high viscosity or mixed products that require gentle handling. These valves are used in brewing beer, manufacturing soft drinks, coffee, wine, milk, yogurt with fillings, dense and liquid chocolate, cooking sauces, and condiments.

Valves for bottling processes

Valves from Schubert & Salzer are also used in the bottling of beverages and food. Seat valves and sliding gate valves are used for dosing different process gases and regulating tank pressure, or flow rates. Our angle seat valves in hygienic versions meet the requirements of the EC regulation 1935/2004 and are ideally suited for KEG cleaning and bottling plants in the beverage industry. Aseptic valves in two-way stop design, provide a cleaner alternative to typical stem seal single seat products.

Valves for CIP and SIP processes

Regular cleaning processes (CIP/SIP) are undertaken to prevent contamination of the product during product changes or the effect of bacteria and microorganisms during stoppages. Plants in the food industry and the valves installed in them undergo these cleaning processes. With valves from Schubert & Salzer, the cleaning media is tempered and fed to the plants. Sterilization with steam is performed for strict requirements or complete plants are kept free of bacteria with sterile air.

Valves for heating and cooling processes

Valves from Schubert & Salzer are used to shut off, vent, and regulate operating media such as steam and hot air, as well as heating and cooling water. These are used in cooking and chilling, autoclaves, retorts, or pasteurization. In the food and beverage industry, these valves are used in vessels for the manufacture of preserves, canned cocktails, hard seltzers, and beer, tempering of chocolates, refining of edible oils, potato peeling, fryers of snack foods and specialty potatoes, freeze-drying of fruits, spray drying of milk products, and hot and cold smoking plants for meat and fish.

Valves for auxiliary media

Schubert & Salzer's valves are commonly used for auxiliary media in the food and beverage industry, such as water, air, CO2, or nitrogen. Sliding gate valves are particularly useful for very high or low temperatures, high pressures, or when fast switching processes, high control accuracy, or rangeability are required. Angle seat valves are ideal for small nominal sizes and low operating pressures where high leak tightness is necessary. Ball sector valves are suitable for pure auxiliary media like brewing or drinking water, as well as for gases and liquids that safely transport the product.
Most valves in Schubert & Salzer's range comply with EC regulation 1935/2004, and the elastomers used are FDA-compliant.

Valves for explosion-proof areas

In various applications such as the distillation of alcohol and the granulation of flour, strict regulations have been put in place to ensure explosion protection. Schubert & Salzer offers shut-off and control valves that are compliant with ATEX 2014/34/EU regulations, making them suitable for use in these areas. Additionally, these devices can be used in areas that require FM approvals according to non-incendive field wiring Class I Division 2 or intrinsic safety field wiring Class I, Division I.

Our brochure:
Schubert & Salzer - Your Partner in the Food and Drink Industry

Selected references

Application Report - Rhodius Mineralquellen

Control valves with IO-link increase plant availability

Investment in future-proof technologies is an absolute necessity for sustainable action and for ensuring top product quality. RHODIUS Mineralquellen therefore consistently invests in IO-link-capable devices. A state-of-the-art tunnel pasteuriser has now been retrofitted with control valves from Schubert & Salzer with IO-link-capable positioners.


Application Report - Van Drunen Farms

Valve Replacement Optimises Freeze-Drying Productivity

Simpler and faster commissioning, approx. 15% reduction of the cycle time, considerable productivity increase as a result and substantially less downtime – these were the results gained by one of the world’s largest supplier of freeze-dried products, Van Drunen Farms (USA), by simply switching from ball valves to the 7010 angle-seat on-off and 7020 control valves from Schubert & Salzer.


Application Report - Eichbaum Brewery

Steam systems efficiency optimised by control elements

Eichbaum Brewery replaces boiler room seat valves with sliding gate valves.


Application Report - Flensburg Brewery

Convincing in all respects

Sliding gate valves are firm favourites in Flensburg Brewery's supplier list.


Application Report - Paulaner

Maintaining a constant flow of beer

Since 2010, leading festival tent operators have converted to central beer supply systems at the Munich Oktoberfest.


Application examples for valves in the beverage industry:

  • KEG cleaning and bottling processes
  • CO2 dosing and tank pressure regulation
  • Regulation of chemicals, hot water, and steam in CIP processes
  • Product filtration / beverage filtration
  • Regulation of beverage flow rates
  • Fresh water regulation in water treatment
  • Steam temperature control in tunnel pasteurizer
  • Spray water dosing and heating of caustic soda in bottle cleaning plants
  • Steam regulation for pan heating in breweries
  • Steam regulation for short-term heating systems (UHT)
  • Ice water regulation for fermentation tanks
  • Mixing and concentration of soft drinks
  • Hot water production for pasteurizing/bottle-cleaning plants

Application examples for valves in the food industry:

  • Steam and cooling water regulation for boilers
  • N2-blanketing in production, transport and storage of foodstuffs and aromas
  • Steam sterilization of food packaging
  • Regulation of coolants such as liquid ammonia
  • Regulation of steam in CIP processes, e.g. in milk processing
  • Steam regulation in industrial frying plants for potato products and snack foods
  • Steam pressure regulation for autoclaves in the manufacture of preserves
  • Steam regulation for the manufacture of coffee concentrate and tea extract
  • Coffee manufacture (regulation of coffee extract)
  • Production of corn-based breakfast cereals
  • Regulation of steam, caustics, and water
  • Steam regulation in the refinement of edible oils
  • Fast-switching steam valves on potato peeling plants.
  • Regulation of hot and cooling water in the production of raw cocoa mass and the processing of chocolate
  • Freeze drying
  • Treatment of nuts (sterilization, roasting)
  • Marmalade, jams, and jellies
  • Systems for cheese including separation, cookers and aging
  • Hot and cold smoking plants
  • Brine injection
  • Manufacture of ice cream
  • Spray drying
  • Manufacture of starch from wheat and potatoes