Extraction systems for the food industry

Coarse and fine dusts often occur in the food and beverage industry – but the requirements for hygiene and quality are extremely high in this sector. Dusts arise when transporting and handling raw and basic materials and during further manual or mechanical processing (milling, kneading, mixing, shaping). These particles spread and are deposited in the room. A high dust concentration risks causing allergies and asthma or creating a potentially explosive environment.

Food industry requirements regarding extraction and filtering systems

The advantages of air extraction and filtering in the food industry range from ensuring total health and safety at work, or fulfilling hygiene standards and legal regulations regarding the production of clean, high-quality products, to improving employee productivity and reducing heating and cleaning costs. The systems can be used in the following areas:

Herausforderungen der Nahrungsmittelbranche

In der Ernährungsindustrie ist es besonders wichtig, Hygienestandards einzuhalten, Rechtsvorschriften und Zertifizierungsanforderungen zu entsprechen und jederzeit auf Inspektionen vorbereitet zu sein. Eine Absaug- und Filteranlage in der Lebensmittelproduktion dient dabei hauptsächlich dem Schutz der Maschinen, der Arbeitsbereiche und nicht zuletzt der Produkte vor Fein- und Grobstaub. Hier stellt auch der hohe Automatisierungsgrad eine große Herausforderung dar. Produktionsabläufe werden stetig leistungsfähiger und komplexer und erfordern flexible und zuverlässige Absauglösungen.

Maßnahmen bei der Arbeit mit Nahrungsmitteln

Eine Absaugung sollte möglichst nahe der Entstehung erfolgen, um so die Ausbreitung und Absetzung von Staub in der Umgebung zu verhindern. Alle Geräte sollten aber mindestens folgende Anforderungen erfüllen:

  • Edelstahlausführung oder FDA-konforme Beschichtung
  • Spalt- und totraumfreier Aufbau
  • Hochwertige Filtermaterialien
  • Beschickung & Rückgewinnung

NOVUS extraction solutions for food production

NOVUS offers extraction systems which meet the high level of innovation in the food industry and are customised for each application, ranging from solution-oriented planning to customer-specific extraction systems including the recovery of material.

In most cases, the extraction system must comply with the demands of the ATEX Directive for the extraction of explosive and combustible dusts. Innovative dedusting technology and explosion protection sustainably increase the safety, efficiency and quality of your production processes.


Modular dust extraction


Air-S-Line is part of the Air-Line family and has been developed with a focus on a modular design and the efficient extraction of moist and sticky dusts. Read more about its construction and functioning on the product page.



Dry dust extraction


Air-P-Line is part of the Air-Line family and has been specially developed for the centralised extraction of dry and free-flowing dusts. Read more about its construction and functioning on the product page.




Extraction of explosive dusts


The speciality of the Novus Atex Deduster is the removal of explosive dusts. It operates by following a fundamental principle: it prevents the formation of a dangerous mix of oxygen, dust and sparks.



Satisfied customers in food industry

Please have a look at some of the projects which we have successfully completed for other customers down the line. To get more detailed insight into our projects please contact us.


In food production, the type and size of an extraction unit are chosen depending on the nature and amount of the material to be extracted, and considering additional requirements. Our national and international sales team is pleased to advise you individually and to answer your questions. To receive more information on our products or our services, simply click on the respective link.