Among the many customer success stories in the John Brooks Company Limited legacy is the case of a meat processor in Eastern Canada. This company was having problems with the technology it was using to dispense gel for covering sausage meat. With a system of Seepex food and hygienic cavity pumps, the manufacturer saved not only hundreds of thousands of dollars, but also unnecessary waste.
Operational flexibility, accurate measurement
The current process was wasting ingredients and damaging the product, which created an inefficient process with high capital expenditure. The meat company needed a solution that would simplify the operation, boost production, reduce waste, and save money.
The producer contacted two application experts with John Brooks Company. They noted that the gel had a viscosity of 3,000,000 centipoise, which endangered the current pumps by running dry. Precise dosing of gel was required to ensure product quality, because the sheer sensitivity of the fluid influenced the feed rate. The experts suggested a progressive cavity-pump system.
The choice: the Seepex BTCS series of food and hygienic pumps. Each unit has a rectangular hopper with a compression zone and feed screw conveyor, making the pump suitable for highly viscous, minimally flowable products, with or without solids. In the hygienic design, the BTCS series is fitted with open joints, but optional closed pin joints are available. Other features:
The customer agreed to a three-month trial with clear objectives and measurements of success for capacity, operational flexibility, and accurate measurement of the gel. The company eventually bought the system and is using it today, with no issues.
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