Food products such as dairy, baked goods, cereals, beverages and confectionery demand pumps that meet today’s hygiene standards and are able to handle products with care.
Peristaltic tube pumps are perfect for sanitary pumping of many foods and liquids. The gentle pumping action works well with shear sensitive products and products that offgas, such as when pumping yeast in brewing beer. Clean in place (CIP) and sterilisation in place (SIP) are essential in the manufacture of food. Peristaltic pumps allow you to clean in line without the need for further dismantling of the pump, saving time and reducing cost.
The pumping action means the tube is swept fully and the pump can self-drain. Additionally, food grade tubing can be sterilized by all normal methods of sterilisation including radiation, steam and chemical solution allowing local confirmation of process sterility and with the easy to change tube the only contact part then routine sterilisation costs are kept to a minimum. These highly accurate tube pumps provide repeatable metering for flavourings, colourings and additives.
Panel mounted pumps for Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) are available to be used in manufacturer’s own equipment. These smaller pumps are ideal for vending machines and are easy to maintain with the option for fast tube changeover and multiple heads. Peristaltic tube pumps have no seals or valves that can clog which means they are the most hygienic pump and also the most reliable pump. Tube pumps can self-prime and run dry, helping to reduce maintenance time and reduce cost.