GEA and ITT Bornemann have established a strategic partnership to manufacture and market a twin-screw pump for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. While GEA has been primarily focusing on hygiene centrifugal pumps, the partnership drove the introduction of a positive displacement pump, GEA Hilge NOVATWIN. The GEA Hilge NOVATWIN is a flexible twin-screw pump based on the Bornemann design that meets the hygienic requirements for gentle product handling and clean-in-place (CIP) with just one pump. As the newest member of the GEA VARIPUMP line, the GEA Hilge NOVATWIN will be available in six sizes.
Consistent expansion of GEA hygienic pump portfolio
The addition of this pump type to the portfolio, in addition to the established rotary lobe pump GEA Hilge NOVALOBE, is said to significantly strengthen GEA’s position in the field of positive displacement pumps. This allows GEA to be better positioned in supporting various customer requirements with the ideal pump solution from its broad product portfolio.
Pump and clean with one pump
Twin-screw pumps are equipped with two screws, which intermesh without contact and together with the pump housing form a closed chamber. The screws rotate and thus move the medium along the screw axis from the suction to the discharge side.
Like positive displacement pumps in general, twin-screw pumps stand for the gentle conveyance of chunky, shear-sensitive and abrasive media. They offer high flexibility for pumping liquids of various viscosities.
Ulla Främke, product manager from GEA, said, “The special feature of the twin-screw pump is its dual function, because twin screw pumps can not only pump the actual product but can also function as a CIP pump at the same time, as they can operate at very high speeds. This saves the use of an additional CIP pump compared to alternative solutions.”
The official sales launch is scheduled for January 2020.
With GEA and Bornemann two partners work together
Bastian Tolle, head of product management at the GEA Flow Components business unit, explained, “This cooperation with Bornemann is a real win-win situation for both partners. The twin-screw pumps we see in the market today are mostly derived from Bornemann’s original development. The expertise is impressive, we can learn a lot from such a partner and from the experience gained over decades in the application of this special positive displacement pump”.
Markus Schwarte, managing director at Bornemann, added, “We will benefit from GEA’s strong distribution network. GEA has a broad customer base, a large network and an excellent reputation among decision-makers, particularly in the food sector and in local markets such as the USA. We want to benefit from the synergy between the leading technology and the first-class global network in the food industry”.