Food and beverage

Precision, safety, and operational excellence are fundamental in the food and beverage industry. SPM Instrument, with over five decades of expertise, offers reliable condition monitoring solutions tailored to meet your unique demands. Discover how SPM's cutting-edge technology can contribute to ensuring productivity and quality standards in your food and beverage operations.

Condition monitoring for reliable food and beverage operations

The food and beverage industry is undergoing unprecedented growth, driven by increasing demand for diverse products, from beverages and food items to dietary supplements, ready-to-eat products, and pet food. Moreover, operational efficiency is increasingly important due to stringent regulations, rising capital investments, and growing complexity.

Efficient operations are crucial, as downtime leads to significant losses.

A custom-made condition monitoring program using patented HD Technologies provides insights for better decision-making and improved uptime. SPM offers cost-effective, high-return-on-investment solutions to support your food and beverage operations and ensure reliability despite industry challenges.

"A breakdown in our drying process has substantial consequences, both financially and in terms of quality. Therefore, I have decided to install an online system for monitoring the fans in the drying process that I integrate with our control system. Since we have staff on-site around the clock, we can get early damage indication; alternatively, the fan shuts down automatically in case of excessive vibrations and maintenance personnel can investigate the incident under controlled conditions"

Tony Öblom, Technical Manager, Viking Malt

SPM Instrument technologies for the food and beverage industry


Offers precise condition evaluation for low-RPM machines.


Provides early detection of gear and bearing faults with crystal-clear results.

Parallel measurements

Perfect for elevators and synchronous measurements.

Triggered measurements

Suited for irregularly operating machines.

Rest API

Industry 4.0-friendly integration for data sharing.

Plant Performer

Visualizes technical and economic KPIs for financial control.

Condition monitoring applications in food and beverage

SPM's condition monitoring solutions are ideal for monitoring a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry, including:

  • Motors
  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Conveyors
  • Gearboxes
  • Filling machines
  • Chillers
  • Compressors
  • Elevators
  • Extruders

Condition monitoring solutions tailored for food and beverage applications

Compressor solution

This robust solution for monitoring compressors, optimizing efficiency, and reducing downtime, particularly suited for rotary screw compressors with multiple components operating at different speeds. The solution effectively handles signal complexities, ensuring consistent and excellent monitoring results across diverse installations.

Elevator solution

While designed for low-speed automotive elevators, this solution applies seamlessly to the food and beverage industry. Early warnings for mechanical issues ensure elevator availability, which is crucial. The economic impact of a breakdown is so significant that this solution's payback may only be a few hours.

Motor-pump solution

Our motor-pump solution enhances efficiency, reduces downtime, and cuts operational costs by integrating reliable monitoring into existing control systems. The solution detects early issues like unbalance, impeller problems, and bearing wear, providing real-time condition information and triggering alerts.

Case studies

Airius wireless sensor trial: Monitoring scrubber fan condition

This case study involves a trial using the Airius wireless vibration sensor on a scrubber fan in the food and beverage industry.


SPM news from the food and beverage industry

Bunge invests in online condition monitoring from SPM at Amsterdam site

Multinational agribusiness and food company Bunge's Dutch site in Amsterdam has placed an order with SPM Instrument Netherlands for the Intellinova Parallel EN online...

ViskoTeepak chooses Airius for wireless condition monitoring of production-critical fans

Long-standing SPM Instrument customer ViskoTeepak decided to move forward with a brand new Airius wireless online system to monitor the mechanical condition of their p...

Viking Malt chooses online system from SPM for condition monitoring of process-critical fans

SPM Instrument has received an order from Sweden's largest malthouse Viking Malt AB for an online system with transducers for condition monitoring of process-critical...

Cargill orders online monitoring system for low-speed application

Cargill's European starches and sweeteners business is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium and employs around 2,800 people in thirteen production locations across Europ...