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Optimal growth conditions for cell cultivation and fermentation in new food production processes

Be it animal cells for cultivated meat, mammalian cells for cultivated milk or organic cells to grow fungi, yeast or algae under precise fermentation conditions – Bürkert is the perfect partner for the efficient and precise automation of bioreactors and fermenters producing new food products! Bürkert provides a unique portfolio of solutions and competencies to efficiently realize and automate your fluid control tasks in the production of cultivated or fermented food products.


Only when all control loops function perfectly your equipment can ensure efficient production processes and high-quality food products. We offer solutions for the precise control of all relevant process parameters such as process temperature, pressure, pH, oxygen content or nutrient supply, and thereby optimise growth conditions and process safety for your new food production process.

Bürkert will help you to increase cell density in the cultivation to become more cost efficient, safe cell culture media and increase product yield. Our solutions ensure scalability and modularity of your production process resulting in a shorter time-to-market and flexible reactions to changing consumer preferences as well as regulatory guidelines.

Bürkert offers modular, scalable and efficient solutions for gas and nutrient supply, pressure and temperature control as well as efficient automation and networking of these different components and solutions – or in short: Perfect growth conditions for your fermentation and cell cultivation from small to large production volumes. This makes Bürkert the perfect partner for fluid control and automation challenges in your production process for cultivated or fermented food products.

Systems with Logix 5000™ controllers – How you can massively speed up parametrisingSystems with Logix 5000™ controllers – How you can massively speed up parametrising

Add-on profiles considerably speed up the configuration and parameterisation of EtherNet/IP-based components in systems with ‘Logix 5000™’ automation solutions by Rockwell Automation. This saves valuable time for system constructors and integrators after device replacement and when recommissioning complex systems. At the same time, they are supported by helpful functions during configuration and parametrising, which reduces susceptibility to errors and creates significant free space. Find out more in our whitepaper.

Scalability and modularity

Be it gas control, nutrient supply or temperature control: Bürkert offers scalable and modular solutions for small to large bioreactor and fermenter sizes.

Improved product yield

Precise and reliable control loops for challenging fluid control tasks ensure that cells and organisms always have the perfect growth conditions.

Intelligent and efficient automation

Reduced effort with engineering, installation, integration and commissioning: Save time in the implementation and parameterisation of control loops and field devices and reduce your cabling and tubing effort.

Smart Bürkert solutions for the production of new food

The challenge: Ensure optimal growth conditions for organic or mammalian cells.
The Bürkert solution: Bürkert mass flow controllers and gas control systems ensure precise and efficient gas supply from small to large flow rates while being easy to integrate in the control system.
The challenge: Increase efficiency and reduce resource consumption in cleaning processes.
The Bürkert solution: Precise control of steam temperature and detergent usage reduces energy and chemical consumption. Intelligent sensor solutions help to detect the interfaces between cleaning detergents, flushing media as well as the product to enhance efficiency and reduce waste.
The challenge: Maximum process safety and optimal growth conditions for organic or mammalian cells.
The Bürkert solution: Fully integrated and compact tank blanketing and pressure control systems precisely control the required vessel pressure and ensure the right headspace gas atmosphere.
Purified water and steam
The challenge: Efficient generation and distribution of purified water and steam.
The Bürkert solution: Intelligent modulating control valves and positioners for flow, temperature and pressure control plus a comprehensive sensor portfolio including FLOWave for measurement of non-conductive liquids.
Process automation
The challenge: Easy to integrate automation solutions and control loops to efficiently orchestrate and run your production process.
The Bürkert solution: Control heads and positioners for decentralised automation, valve islands for distributed automation, latest digital communication protocols as well as complete and easy-to-integrate fluidic sub-systems – Bürkert provides literally everything you need for efficient automation of your process!
The challenge:Complex fluidic piping in a limited space.
The Bürkert solution: Compact and fully aseptic realization of complex fluidic functionality using multiport valves and block solutions or modular and compact valve clusters for utility processes.
Filtration and separation
The challenge: Guarantee maximum filter performance at minimum downtime.
The Bürkert solution: Precise solutions for flow and pressure control ensure optimal media inflow and processing pressure for efficient filtration and separation.

Bürkert Systemhaus – open for your fluidic challenges in new food production

Benefit from the know-how of the fluidics specialists at Bürkert: you will work more efficiently with our digital fluid systems and modern measurement technology for the new food industry. We listen, analyse and develop forward-looking solutions up to series production. You and your projects are always welcome in the Systemhaus – on site, by phone or virtually.

  • Production ideas

    Experienced consultants, qualified industry specialists and dedicated engineers work directly with you to develop a solution for your requirements. Thanks to our network of five Systemhaus locations in Germany, China and the US, you can rely on flexible and efficient project management – from the initial idea to the implementation of solutions for the production of new food.

    Direct to the Systemhaus

Measurably safe, measurably efficient

Operating costs

35 %

Up to 35% reduced operating costs for bioreactors and fermenters by means of reduced maintenance thanks to Bürkert Mass Flow Controllers with long-term stable sensors.


100 %

100% standardised automation through intelligent, universal control heads, positioners or valve islands.

Saving energy

70 %

up to 70% energy savings using Bürkert Control Valve actuator technology compared to conventional technology.

Measuring, controlling, regulating – our highlights for the new food industry

Type 8742

Mass flow controller (MFC)/ mass flow meter (MFM) for gases

Type 8742
  • Nominal flow ranges from 0.010 l/min to 160 l/min
  • Highest measuring accuracy and repeatability with very fast response times
  • Long-term stability of the flow calibration
  • Easy device exchange due to configuration memory
  • Optional: ATEX II Cat. 3G/D or USP Class VI, FDA, EC 1935 conformity

Type 8802

ELEMENT continuous control valve systems - overview

Type 8802
  • Integrated automation with leading technology
  • High service life and maintenance-free operation
  • Excellent control characteristics, especially for angle seat and globe valve

Type 8652

AirLINE – the valve island optimised for process automation

Type 8652
  • Safety-related shut-off of valves possible
  • Higher plant availability with PROFINET S2 (system redundancy)
  • Process reliability through pneumatic functions
  • Optimised for installation at the bottom of the control cabinet
  • EX-Versions: ATEX / IECEx Zone 2, cURus Haz. Loc. CL I, II, III Div 2


From practice: fluid solutions for new food production

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