The new MasoSine CertaTM pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has been designed for clean pumping in all food and beverage industry applications.
Certa TM is the latest innovation from MasoSine, the creators of Sine® pump technology. Its performance reaches even higher pumping standards in food processing. Offering European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) Type EL Class I and 3A certification as standard, Certa is extremely easy to clean for minimal maintenance and downtime.
Furthermore, this advanced new innovation in food pump technology not only delivers high-suction capability to handle viscous products, it offers significant advantages over alternative technologies. Unlike traditional pumps with rotors that cut through the fluid, Certa’s sinusoidal rotor gently carries fluid through the pump to dramatically reduce shear while cutting power consumption by up to 50% with high-viscosity fluids.
Engineers in food and beverage plants are frequently faced with pumping high-viscosity products, ranging from frozen orange juice, deli salads and bakery produce, through to cheese curd and savoury pie fillings. For many years, Sine® pumps have played an important and highly successful part in conveying foods with viscosities of up to 8 million cP. CertaTM now completes the existing product range by offering users a fully clean-in-place (CIP) capable pump at flow rates up to 99,000l/hr. Users can be assured that media is pumped safely and without degradation.
FDA and EC1935 compliant
Food and beverage plants worldwide understand that equipment can play a key role in reducing the risk of contamination and maintaining high-quality levels. With this in mind, all contact parts on the CertaTM sine pump are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EC1935 compliant.
With the high demand for cleanliness also comes the requirement for simple and fast cleaning, typically through CIP procedures. CertaTM significantly minimises the cleaning time which results in a more efficient production procedure. As well as minimising downtime, this quick procedure also means that chemical and water use is reduced, while less wastewater requires disposal.
Performance and reliability
The food-contact compliant Certa Sine® pump also offers all of the typical advantages and high performance levels delivered by proven MasoSine sinusoidal technology. Gentle pumping with virtually no pulsation, superior viscous handling, simplicity, reliability, energy efficiency, interchangeable parts, and low cost of ownership all help food and beverage plants compete in a highly competitive marketplace. These benefits apply to all stages of the process, from unloading of the raw material to a storage tank, through transfer to a mixer / agitator / reactor / cooking vessel, to final transfer to the filling line.
Significant benefits over less efficient pumps
CertaTM Sine® pumps offer a far better proposition than circumferential piston pumps, for example, which are difficult to clean in their standard configuration. For CIP, users will find they have to subject circumferential piston pumps to modifications by drilling the rotor hub which ends up in a performance loss.
Certa offers significant benefits in comparison to less-efficient lobe pumps, as well as twin-screw pumps, which exhibit high internal slip due to bigger internal clearances and therefore offers less gentle handling.
Different applications, resulting in changes to viscosity, temperature, and flow rate, can be easily deployed with one pump setup. This mean there is no need for modifications such as bigger clearances for high temperature applications.
Along with certified innovation for food industry applications, the new CertaTM Sine® pump series will provide an ideal solution for food and beverage (F&B), cosmetic, or at any facility that requires the highest cleaning standards.