Rows of various produce in a greenhouse

Smooth operator.

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Conveying product

Fruit pieces

Key specifications

100% gentle product handling

Discharge pressure up to
24 bar (360 PSI)

Cost savings

Reduced waste through gentle product handling

CIP cleaning saves time and money

Pump type

No one had heard of them a few years ago, but today they are found in every refrigerated section: fruit smoothies. But how do bananas, raspberries and pineapples get into those small bottles? Quite naturally – using SEEPEX pumps.

Background

Smoothies are 'whole-fruit' beverages that have become increasingly popular in the convenience market. To meet this demand, one leading food producer started looking for suitable pumps that would gently handle fruit pieces and meet the highest hygienic standards.

Task

The requirements: A pumping solution for transferring fruit puree, chunks and juice through various process steps. The pumps had to handle the media under high pressure and without destroying the bits of fruit.

Solution

After carrying out tests with different pump types, it became clear that there was only one pump for the job: the SEEPEX BCSB progressive cavity pump, specifically made for the food industry.

"Our pumps are simply the best when it comes to preserving delicate ingredients."

Bernhard Sommer
Application Manager, SEEPEX GmbH

The proven rotor and stator design ensures a smooth and gentle product handling. Fruits pass the conveying elements without damage and the pumped product keeps its consistency.

The food industry has also set high hygienic standards. Pumps need to be cleaned of any residue after every batch operation. For this SEEPEX features CIP connections on all of our food pumps.

"CIP allows hygienic cleaning of SEEPEX pumps without dismantling. That saves a tremendous amount of time."


Rotor and stator end of a SEEPEX BCSO pump
Rotor and stator tube of a SEEPEX BCSO pump
SEEPEX BCSO pump horizontal