Hygienic Pump New Standards for Assembly/Disassembly and Cleaning of Eccentric Screw Pumps
For the production of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products as well as for the processing of foodstuff, a special thoroughness and cleanliness must be ensured to consumers. For this reason, particularly high demands are placed for equipment which is used in these branches.
When an operator uses hygienic pumps he expects that besides high system availability and low maintenance requirement, the pump will also have a hygienic and easy to clean design. According to Lutz Pumpen, the B70V Sanitary Plus hygienic pump sets new standards here with its one-piece joint-free drive shaft and consistently without threads in the hydraulic area.
Just a few components reduce the assembly and dismantling times by approximately 80 % and also significantly reduce the cleaning effort. It is the universal pump for emptying containers in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, opines the company. The materials are in accordance with the applicable Regulations of FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USP (United States Pharmacopeia) and EC 1935/2004. Moreover, the pump has an approval according to the 3-A Sanitary Standard.
Hygienic Aspect Consequently Realized
The new eccentric screw pump was developed and designed for pumping liquid foodstuffs, pharmaceutical agents and cosmetic products from different vessels and containers. This new development strictly meets the constructive requirements of the hygienic design and is certified and approved according to the latest ‘3-A Sanitary Standards (3A 02-11)’. All parts coming into contact with the product are made of resistant stainless steel (1.4571/1.4404/1.4462), 3-A/FDA compliant plastics (PTFE) and elastomers (EPDM), states the company.
The entire design of this pump places hygienic features in the foreground: therefore, only manually detachable, non-threaded connections are used in the areas coming into contact with the medium. The design is almost free of dead space, thus microbiological problems caused by germs and bacteria are practically impossible. The pump can be quickly and easily dismantled and re-assembled enabling a speedy and thorough cleaning and disinfection mechanically or by hand. All parts coming into contact with the liquid are easily accessible for inspection and service. Quickly detachable tri-clamp connections according to DIN 32676 avoid any contamination. According to the company, this pump is the solution for application cases where the use of a CIP pump is technically impossible.