Pumps New and Efficient Pumps for Food and Beverage Applications
Almatec has recently announced the launch of its new MM Series AODD pump specifically designed to meet the strict standards, regulations and operational requirements that govern the food and beverage industry.
Typical applications include the transfer and filling of beverages, sauces and toppings, dosing of food and beverage ingredients; processing of meat, pastry dough, smoothies, fruit pulp and candies; and the transfer and filling of cosmetics.
The new pumps are ideal for food and beverage applications because they feature food-grade wetted materials and a construction that enables clean-in-place and sanitize-in-place capabilities, states the firm. The design of the pumps also incorporates soft redirections without rotating parts and shaft seals in the product chamber, a critical consideration for hygienic operations.
According to the company, additional features and benefits that make these pumps an ideal solution for food and beverage applications include a pumping principle that offers gentle displacement, stainless steel housing, wetted surfaces with a surface roughness of max. 3.2 µm (0.8 µm as option), good suction life, easy disassembly of the fluid path, and self-priming and dry run capabilities. All the pump’s materials comply with the hygienic standards of the FDA, and pumps equipped with PTFE diaphragms and ball valves also comply with EC1935/2004.
In addition, the pumps conform to ATEX requirements according to the 2014/34/EU directive. The pumps are available in three sizes – MM 15, MM 25 and MM 40 – and achieve maximum capacities from 3.5 to 20 m3/h. The maximum discharge pressure of the pumps is 7 bar (100 psig) with a short-term temperature range up to 130 °C (266 °F) for cleaning processes. PTFE and EPDM diaphragms, ball valves and wear parts are compatible with other Almatec pumps. Stroke counting and diaphragm monitoring are also available as accessories.
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