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Compressed Air and the Candy Industry

Making yummy fall candy

It’s officially fall!  Though you may notice the spooky mood, changing leaves, and cooling temperatures, one of the biggest markers of the new season is CANDY!   

On average, Americans spend $2.6 billion on Halloween candy each fall, according to the National Research Federation. That’s a lot of candy! Naturally, candy production has to ramp up in the fall to keep up with the pace of demand. An important integration in the operations of almost any confectionery manufacturing facility is the use of compressed air.  

Compressed air has a versatile ability to perform numerous production tasks. Overall, it’s a key component in a candy manufacturing system. From product blow off to ingredient aeration to packaging requirements, compressed air has a role throughout the entire process.   

Sometimes it may even be used to pneumatically control equipment. For instance, many of the robotic elements in the candy-wrapping and packaging stations rely on compressed air to work. It allows for better control and precision of the machines, while also being a clean and efficient energy choice. Strong commitment to quality throughout the process means a delicious product awaits you on store shelves.

Though every confectioner’s individual setup differs depending on the unique needs of their product, there’s no denying the important role that compressed air plays. That’s why when Halloween season comes it is so important to have properly functioning machines.  Regular maintenance, like discussed here and here, help to ensure that the important compressors keep working. 

As you chow down on some delicious candy (pumpkin shaped or otherwise) this season,  maybe you’ll think a bit more about the entire process. Putting together your yummy Halloween treat was no trick!

Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? We would love to hear about in the comments. Who knows!?! Maybe it’s even made by a CASCO USA-serviced machine.  

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