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Food Processing and Packaging


Paxton Products' air delivery devices can be configured to meet all of your unique production sizes and specifications. Whether you're cleaning, drying, blowing off, or conveying, food processors and packagers rely on Paxton's PX-series centrifugal air blower systems to improve their packaging processes and production lines. 

  • Replaces compressed air systems with 1/5 of the energy usage
  • Reduced heat compared to other blower types
  • Better water removal for accurate weighing
  • More even coating of cheeses, bakery products, etc.
  • Improved sanitation of crates, trays, pans and conveyors
Paxton Products Used:
  • PX-series centrifugal blowers - configured with air delivery devices to blow off, dry and convey
  • PowerDry Drying Systems dry the tops and under the rims of cans, jars and bottles
    • Nano and HEPA outlet filtration can be added where ultra-clean air is needed
    • Can be configured with Paxton's Inline Manifold or Spyder Manifold
  • Inline Manifold - dries the tops of cans and other containers prior to date coding or other packaging operations
  • Spyder Manifold - available in 4, 8, and 16 arm models, the spyder manifold is ideal for drying the tips, sides, and under the rim of cans, bottles, and jars


Other Applications:
  • After wash or rinse
  • Distribute coating
  • Prior to ink jet coding
  • Prior to overpackaging
  • Prevent bacteria
  • Blow off cleaning
  • Accurate weighing
  • Convey & sort
  • Before labeling
  • Post shrink tunnel
  • Prevent ice buildup
  • Packaged meats
  • Processed foods
  • Cheese
  • Food molds & pans
  • Produce
  • Frozen foods
  • Tin cans
  • Fish
  • Jars & Bottles
  • Conveyor belts
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Doughnut Conveying

A food manufacturer prepares doughnuts by sending them through a production line in a bath of oil. To cook properly, the doughnuts need must be conveyed in the oil over 15 feet. Currently, the company uses four 52” lengths of pipe with 60 holes drilled in each pipe spanning the width of the fryer. Each pipe is supplied with 30 psi of compressed air in order to convey doughnuts across the 15-foot span, using a total of 607 CFM of air.

The manufacturer seeks to increase energy efficiency by switching to a blower-driven system. Paxton proposed an air delivery system comprised of four 52” air knives powered by a 20Hp blower, providing 1150 CFM at 20” of water column. The Paxton system will consume 16 hp compared to the 68 hp required for the compressed air.

The client’s return on investment will be less than 11 months. Thereafter, they will save $16,854 per year.

Okra Drying

Okra Drying

A food manufacturer is looking for a solution to dry off okra on a 32” conveyor moving at 200 piece per minute. Right now, the manufacturer is using a fan as its main source of drying, and because it is ineffective, they are experiencing many rejects. With the drying process not working, the food manufacturer has to double its drying time to get the okra dry.

The food manufacturer contacted Paxton to find a replacement solution. Paxton proposed the use of a 20hp blower and 3 air knives at different angles in order to dry all parts of the okra. With this new system in place, the food manufacturer has seen a huge reduction in rejects.

Pizza Dough

Flipping Cooked Pizza Drying

A food manufacturing process involves flipping cooked pizza dough from the process line down to the lower level process line. Currently, they are using compressed air nozzles to blow off any water from the wash down process. The conveyor has four air nozzles positioned horizontally across the top of the line where four pizza crusts travel. Each air nozzle is dedicated to one target. 

Each air nozzle is 2 inches away from the end of the belt while the nozzle tips are 2.5 inches from the surface of the pizza dough crust. The manufacturer reached out to Paxton Products because they are looking for a solution to replace compressed air. Paxton proposed an air delivery system comprised of a X nozzle air manifold and a 7.5hp blower. With this replacement solution, the food manufacturer was able to receive an ROI in 8 months and a more effective way to blow off left over water.

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