NETZSCH Pumps North America announces that the company’s NEMO® sanitary progressing cavity pumps are ideal for pumping meat products, with or without bones. The pump can handle meat of different shape, size and consistency with equal ease. With a single helix metallic rotor turning inside a double helix elastomeric stator, the NEMO pump features rotating and stationary parts designed to create cavities that transport the product smoothly from the suction side to the discharge side. The pump’s low shear characteristics preserve product integrity, and do not alter its physical attributes.
The NEMO sanitary pumps meet strict regulatory standards, including use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant materials and design in accordance with food application specifications to prevent the product from lodging in areas where bacteria may form. NEMO sanitary pumps are designed, produced, and inspected in accordance with European Hygienic Equipment Design Group (EHEDG) regulations and also meet 3-A Sanitary Standards specifications. Metallic parts of NEMO food grade sanitary pumps are stainless steel 316 with polished internal surfaces (32 Ra). Several superior FDA-compliant elastomers have been developed with excellent mechanical and rheological properties. These wear-resistant elastomers are extremely efficient at handling solid pieces of meat with variable lubricity.
Unlike rotary lobe pumps, sanitary progressing cavity pumps can handle greater pressures, a wide range of viscosities, and the variability of product that meat processing facilities require. In addition, sanitary progressing cavity pump performance is not affected by the variations and changes that occur during production and cleaning processes. Sanitary progressing cavity pumps also offer a positive sealing effect between the rotor and stator, creating distinct cavities, which permits the handling of higher pressure per stage than rotary lobe pumps.
NEMO sanitary pumps are easy to maintain, and have additional features to enable ease of assembly and disassembly to facilitate clean-in-place and full service-in-place requirements dictated by meat product standards. The sanitary pumps use a stainless steel washdown motor for ease of cleaning, and can be mounted on stainless steel baseplates with wheels and a handlebar for ease of movement. The open hopper and feed screw of the NEMO sanitary pumps provide a smooth entry for product in the suction housing of the pump and into the conveying elements.
NEMO sanitary pumps are carefully designed to ensure precise interference between the rotor and stator, thereby delivering the maximum possible pressure per stage. NETZSCH manufactures all components to a high degree of accuracy and tight tolerances to provide consistent performance for extended service life and minimum maintenance.
About NETZSCH Pumps & Systems
NETZSCH Pumps & Systems has served markets worldwide for more than 60 years, providing customized, sophisticated solutions for applications in every industry type. Experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, NETZSCH supplies NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps, and NOTOS® multi screw pumps, as well as macerators/grinders, barrel emptying units, dosing technology and accessories. With a workforce of more than 2,300, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems is the largest business unit in the NETZSCH Group, with annual sales of more than 305 million US$ during the 2018 fiscal year.