keg spears

Over 90% of all keg valves in the world are Micro Matic valves – choose the market leader!

NEXT GENERATION
KEG SPEARS

Your safety is our responsibility
Safety features are our top design priority toward eliminating accidental or unauthorized removal of spears or tampering that could result in injury. With color and year coding, we offer a means of segregating kegs for preventive maintenance.

Micro Matic spears are manufactured in stainless steel and are engineered for maximum strength, hygiene, and quick filling providing long-life durability in all conditions.

125 miLLION spears - and still counting
Micro Matic has produced more than 125 million keg spears over the last 40 years. With market-leading innovations, proven quality and best in class service, Micro Matic is the trusted leader in keg spear technology.

Innovative advantages

WHAT IS COLOR CODING?

The market-leading spear from Micro Matic comes with a unique color and year coding for preventive maintenance.

Color-coding of the spears enables camera-controlled or mechanical separation of kegs that are due for routine, scheduled maintenance which Micro Matic recommends at approximately 7-8 year cycles.​​​​​​​

In 2019 the color-code was yellow; in 2020 it is Rose Pink, and in 2021 it will be Violet. (Note that there will be a 3-4 month transition period each year from one color to the next).

Below you can find the color markings for the coming years:​​​​​​​


2015 Blue (RAL: 5010)

2016 Red (RAL: 3020)

2017 Green (RAL: 6032)

2018 Brown (RAL: 8001)

2019 Yellow (RAL: 1016)

2020 Rose Pink (RAL: 3015)

2021 Violet (RAL: 4005)

2022 Light Blue (RAL: 5024)

2023 Magenta (RAL: 4010)

2024 Light Green (RAL: 6019)

2025 Blue (RAL: 5017)

2026 Red (RAL: 3020)

Please note that the above screen colors are only indicative. ​​​​​​​

the details that
make the difference

Innovation unique to Micro Matic Keg Spears:

  • Color-coding of the spears for manual or camera-enabled mechanical separation of kegs that are due for routine, scheduled maintenance which Micro Matic recommends at approximately 7-8 year cycles. In 2019 the color-code was yellow; in 2020 it is Rose Pink, and in 2021 it will be Violet. (Note that there will be a 3-4 month transition period each year from one color to the next).

  • Safety pressure-release feature of spears allows the controlled deformation of the CO2 gasket without dangerous ejection of valve parts.

  • Retainer disc redesign for enhanced cleanability and sanitation eliminating internal flat metal-on-metal parts interface.