The Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has added to its MasoSine Certa family of high-performance sine pumps with the Certa 800.

The Certa 800 provides flows to 255 m3/h and offers enhanced food product quality and has already proven its ability to reduce fines and increase yield in cheese production trials.

WMFTG determined 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 mean a substantial improvement in the cheese plant’s manufacturing capabilities, but a return on investment (ROI) of less than 18 months.

Certa 800 also reportedly offers more sustainable food transfer. Reduction in shear cuts power consumption by up to 50% with high-viscosity fluids. And, with an EHEDG Type EL Aseptic Class I certified hygienic design, CIP cycles and the amount of water/cleaning agents consumed are also reduced.

The sine pump benefits were also demonstrated in the transfer of other food products containing soft fruit, diced vegetables or meat. Unlike traditional pumps with rotors that cut through the food, the sinusoidal rotor gently handles soft solids without blockages and without damaging the ingredients.

Rated at a maximum pressure of 15 bar, the Certa 800 delivers pump speed up to 400 rpm, flow per revolution of 10.64 liters and maximum flow of 255 m3/h.

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