Avoid air compressor emergencies over the festive season

Friday, December 6, 2019

And so this is Christmas… the busiest time of year in food and beverage manufacturing.

industrial air compressor

And so this is Christmas… the busiest time of year in food and beverage manufacturing. As compressed air is a critical utility, industrial air compressors are put under unparalleled pressure during the festive period.


It’s phenomenal the uses of the humble air compressor. From meat processing plants and bakeries to bottling factories and dairies, compressed air is used to control the valves and actuators in automated lines for filling, packaging and bottling, and to push ingredients along pipes. Compressed air will be used for cleaning bottles and packaging, to the cooling down of baked goods that emerge fresh from the ovens. Your Christmas dinner relies on these machines and is the unsung hero that we don’t see or even talk about. Our hero is dressed in blue but imagine if your hero broke down?


With such demand on your machines, there is always an underlying fear in operations that machinery will breakdown and disrupt production, causing downtime at the worst possible point.  And if your machine leaks, creaks or fails this Christmas, it could make or break your business.


Using a screw compressor from BOGE’s S range will help reduce any downtime with its outstanding engineering, an S-4, for example, has very low maintenance, is quiet and an extremely efficient model. In fact, no other screw compressor on the market can be serviced so easily. Coupled with the Bluekat BC oil converter it delivers class 0, oil-free compressed air and complies with ISO 8573-1 at a much lower cost than an oil-free compressor. It is by first and foremost the best option to avoid any disruption to production and deliver the air quality you need in food manufacturing.


For peace of mind at any time of the year, prevention is better than cure and with BOGE Connect, preventative maintenance is now a reality. With remote access and monitoring, if there is even the slightest hint of a problem, a service technician can immediately see what the issue is and address it before it escalates.


The incredible technological advances that are available today mean you can enjoy a stress-free festive period (even if it’s an extremely busy) one and certainly next year, offer peace of mind that your operations will be productive and prosperous.


Have a Merry Christmas all and a prosperous new year.