Food Pumps are mechanical devices, and are widely used within the food and beverage industry. There is a wide range of food pumps available to the catering industry, and these can include, centrifugal, diaphragm , air driven, and rotary lobe food pumps . These pumps are all manufactured with the highest quality materials, to ensure safe, and hygienic food processing. Rotary lobe food pumps are very commonly used within the food processing industry, because they offer good sanitary, high efficiency, and excellent clean and steam in place characteristics. Food pumps such as the rotary lobe pumps , are often used in food processing applications, and they can process solid foodstuffs, without damaging the product.
A very popular type of food pump is the air operated double diaphragm pump . The air operated double diaphragm pump provides an alternative to centrifugal, and positive displacement pumps and are ideal for applications where it is impossible or dangerous to use electricity. These types of pumps are self priming, can run dry with no damage, and do not require electricity to power them. They are powered totally by compressed air and can be used in a number of applications where electricity is not available or must not be used.
Rotary lobe pumps are used widely in the chemical food, pulp and paper, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. These types of pumps are popular in these industries because they offer reliability, high efficiency, sanitary qualities and good clean and steam in place characteristics. Rotary lobe pumps can quite easily manage a variety of liquids and solids. They work in a similar fashion to external gear pumps , in that fluid flows around the interior of the casing, but unlike external gear pumps , the lobes do not make contact. Rotary lobe pumps are commonly used in food applications, as they can handle solids without damaging the product. The flow in rotary lobe pumps is relatively independent, so output is constant and continuous.
Industrial food pumps vary in design and some of the different types can include :
o Positive Displacement
o Self Priming Centrifugal
o End Suction Centrifugal
o Hygenic and Multi-usage pumps
o Domestic pumps
Many of these pumps may have a range of applications and these may include :
o Food and Beverage
o Pharmaceutical & Chemical
o Biotechnology & Personal Care
o Paper & Textile
These types of pumps play a large part in the processing of many different food-stuffs and materials, and are widely employed in all kinds of industries for various applications.