The latest addition to the MasoSine Certa family of Sine pumps, the Certa 800 provides flows to 255m3/h, and is now available from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). Designed to offer enhanced food product quality through gentle handling, the Certa 800 has demonstrated its ability to reduce fines and increase yields in cheese production trials.
It was observed that low shear product transfer reduced the number of fines within the curds and whey of the cheese, by more than 20%, while retaining the fat. These results not only signifies improvement in the cheese plant’s manufacturing capabilities, but a calculated return on investment (ROI) of less than 18 months, WMFTG claimed.
Besides improving product integrity to reduce manufacturing costs, Certa 800 also offers more sustainable food transfer. Reduction in shear reduces power consumption by up to 50% with high-viscosity fluids. And, with an EHEDG Type EL Aseptic Class I certified hygiene design, clean-in-place (CIP) cycles and the amount of water and cleaning agents consumed are also reduced.
The Sine pump benefits demonstrated in dairy applications can also be showcased in transfer of other food products containing soft fruit, diced vegetables, cooked pulses, or meat. Unlike pumps with rotors that cut through the food, the sinusoidal rotor gently handles soft solids without blockages and without damaging the ingredients.