Specific system components that are able to fulfill high demands for hygiene and safety are required in the food industry. Rexroth has collected the right products in a handbook and supplemented the technical data with industry-specific expertise in a pneumatics compendium for the food and beverage industry. The correct selection of suitable components for the respective hygiene area is decisive, particularly where machine parts can come into contact with food during production. The new pneumatics compendium includes selected components that have been optimized for use in the food and beverage industry. A section of technical information also covers industry topics such as statutory requirements, specifications on permissible materials, use of lubricants, the required compressed air quality, machine safety, energy efficiency and hygienic design.