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Atlas Copco unveils beer foam separator to reduce waste for brewers
Siân Yates

Siân Yates

1 July 2024

Atlas Copco unveils beer foam separator to reduce waste for brewers

Atlas Copco, a provider of industrial compressors and vacuum solutions, has introduced a new technology aimed at optimising the beer bottling process and delivering greater sustainability for brewers.


The company's new Beer Foam Separator (BFS 900) is designed to work in tandem with Atlas Copco's industry 4.0-ready GHS VSD+ screw vacuum pump to tackle the challenge of excess foam generation during beer filling.


Developed in close partnership with major brewery customers, the BFS 900 addresses a longstanding pain point that has plagued beer producers, where excessive foam entering the vacuum line can disrupt the filling process and lead to quality issues and reduced output.


Alessandro Villa, applications manager at Atlas Copco, said: "Addressing process concerns for the beer industry effectively with our innovative capabilities and application expertise is a focus point for us".


He continued: "That's why we spent a lot of time perfecting this particular component for the beer industry because we wanted to design a system that would not only protect the pump but would offer a higher level of energy efficiency and savings for our customers".


The stainless-steel BFS 900 features an auto-draining tank and associated logic control system that automatically collapses excess foam, preventing it from entering the vacuum system. This not only safeguards the pump but also eliminates the need for water usage to clear the foam.


Additionally, the separator's durable construction and integrated cleaning cycle make onsite maintenance a straightforward process, while sophisticated sensors monitor liquid and foam levels to ensure optimal performance.


When combined with Atlas Copco's energy-efficient GHS VSD+ vacuum pump technology, the BFS 900 can deliver up to 40% in energy savings compared to conventional solutions.


"Our new beer foam separator is an example of how we provide not just products, but solutions," added Pamela Cateland, marketing manager West at Atlas Copco Vacuum.


"Our vacuum pumps and the systems we build contribute significantly to maintaining quality, shelf life and ultimately, customer satisfaction. This also encourages more trust and reliability for consumers, vital for our valued customers."


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