GEA at the BrauBeviale 2015: Innovative technologies and system solutions for the beverage industry

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At this year’s BrauBeviale (10 – 12 November), GEA again presents innovative technologies and system solutions for outstanding beers and other beverages: MILLSTAR™, ECO-FERM™, IceCon® and a separator skid line for Craft Brewers. The BrauBeviale views itself as the main capital goods exhibition for the whole process chain of beverage production. Therefore, it provides an ideal platform for GEA, one of the largest system providers for the beverage industry, to present the comprehensive portfolio in this field of application.

Optimizing brewing technology starts right at the beginning of the process. The GEA MILLSTAR™ system combines the advantages of both dry and wet milling in a single system. This ensures the highest quality of mash and wort for a brewing line from the start, with maximum economic efficiency.

GEA’s ECO-FERM™ system for jet mixing in fermentation tanks has been specially developed to improve fermentation performance and homogeneity by supporting the natural upward flow process in a vertical fermenter, especially in slim fermenters. The innovative system enables significant time-savings during fermentation – with no compromise on beer quality.

Especially for the growing craft beer market, GEA presents a separator skid, which is available in 4 sizes, for even more efficient beer clarification. The craft brewer produces 5 to 10 % more beer per batch using the same amount of raw material and water – without additional operational costs. Another advantage is the reduced clarification and maturation time of the beer, which, among other things, enables a significant reduction of the production time. The compact and ready-for-use plug & brew skids are suitable for any brewery and delivered pre-piped and completely assembled.

A further highlight is the new generation of Freeze Concentrators. GEA IceCon® reduces capital costs by around 50 % and operational costs of the freeze concentration process up to 40 %. This reduction creates new opportunities making this high-quality process more widely accessible to beer, cider and wine producers across the globe.

In addition to these innovations, visitors will find many other products and sophisticated technological solutions of GEA’s comprehensive portfolio for the beverage industry. GEA`s engineering experts and sales managers will be available to give competent advice in hall 7 at booth #602.