Food & beverage

Valves from Schubert & Salzer offer outstanding advantages when used in the food and beverage industry. Our seat valves, sliding gate valves, sterile valves and ball sector valves are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Valves for applications with product contact

Schubert & Salzer sterile valve with EHEDG certificate or 3A conformity were developed for demanding applications with product contact. The FDA-compliant pinch valves are equally suitable for products with a high viscosity and mixed products that need to be handled gently.

Applications with product contact in which Schubert & Salzer valves are used, are, for example: the brewing of beer, the manufacture of soft drinks, coffee, wine, milk, yoghurt with fruit pieces, chocolate mass, sauces or mustard.

Valves for bottling processes

Valves from Schubert & Salzer perform important tasks in the bottling of beverages and foodstuffs. Seat valves and pinch valves are used, for example, for the dosing of different process gases and to regulate tank pressure or flow rates.

Angle seat valves in hygienic versions are perfectly suited to the KEG cleaning and bottling plants in the beverage industry. They meet the requirements of the EC regulation 1935/2004 and are also FDA-compliant.

Valves for CIP and SIP processes

In order to prevent contamination of the product during product changes or the effect of bacteria and microorganisms during standstills, plants in the food industry and the valves installed in them undergo regular cleaning processes (CIP/SIP). With valves from Schubert & Salzer, the cleaning media is tempered and fed to the plants. For strict requirements, sterilisation with steam is additionally performed, or complete plants are kept free from germs with sterile air.

Valves for heating and cooling processes

In heating, cooling, autoclaving or pasteurisation, operating media such as steam and hot air as well as heating and cooling water are shut off and regulated with valves from Schubert & Salzer. Applications in the food and beverage industry are, for example, boilers for the manufacture of preserves and beer, tempering of chocolate mass, refining of edible oils, potato peeling and frying plants, freeze drying of fruits, spray drying of milk products, and hot and cold smoking plants for meat and fish.

Valves for auxiliary media

Valves from Schubert & Salzer are also used for typical auxiliary media in the food and beverage industry, such as water, air, CO2 or nitrogen. Sliding gate valves are used in particular with very high or low temperatures as well as high pressures, or where fast switching processes, high control accuracy or a high rangeability are required. Angle seat valves are used in particular with small nominal sizes and low operating pressures, especially where particularly high leak-tightness is desired. Ball sector valves can also be used for pure auxiliary media, such as brewing or drinking water, as well as for gases and liquids that safely transport the product.

The majority of the valves in Schubert & Salzer’s range conform to the EC regulation 1935/2004 and the plastics used are FDA-compliant.

Valves for explosion-proof areas

In the distillation of alcohol, the grinding of flour and in many other applications, strict regulations apply with regard to explosion protection. Shut-off and control valves from Schubert & Salzer are also available with approvals according to ATEX 2014/34/EU for use in these areas.

Schubert & Salzer – Your Partner in the Food & Beverage Industry


Selected references

ventil, io-link, rhodius

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.


Van Drunen Farms - Ventile für Dampf

Application Report – Van Drunen Farms

Valve replacement optimises freeze-drying productivity

Simpler and faster commissioning, shortening of the cycle time by approx. 15 %, significant increase in productivity as a result and significantly reduced downtime - this has been achieved by one of the world's largest suppliers of freeze-dried products, Van Drunen Farms (USA), by simply switching from ball valves to Schubert & Salzer's 7010 angle seat shut off valves and 7020 angle seat control valves.


ventil, dampf, eichbaum

Application Report – Eichbaum Brewery

Control valves optimise efficiency of steam systems

The Eichbaum brewery replaces seat valves with sliding gate valves in the boiler house.


ventil, dampf, flensburger

Application Report – Flensburger Brewery

Convincing in all respects

Sliding gate valves top the vendor list at the Flensburger brewery.


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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.


Amandus Kahl - Ventile für Dampf

Application Report – Amandus Kahl

Digital positioner for Zone 22 too

Amandus Kahl, based in Reinbek near Hamburg, has been using the advantages of digital positioners in combination with sliding gate valves for years.


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
  • Water regulation in tunnel pasteuriser
  • Spray water dosing and alkali heating 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 pasteurising/bottle cleaning plants

Application examples for valves in the food industry:

  • Steam and cooling water regulation for boilers
  • N2-inertisation in production, transport and storage of foodstuffs and aromas
  • Steam sterilisation 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
  • 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, alkali 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 (sterilisation, roasting)
  • Marmalade
  • Maturing systems for cheese
  • Hot and cold smoking plants
  • Brine injection
  • Manufacture of ice cream
  • Spray drying
  • Manufacture of starch from wheat and potatoes