Use CasesEliminating the entry of foreign matter during the transferring of concentrated fruit juice

Liquid Type
Process Type


Food manufacturer

Customer's Needs and Problems

Concentrated fruit juice (maximum viscosity: 20,000 mPa·s) is transferred from the raw liquid tank to the filling unit tank with a flow rate of 2 t/h.
The existing rotary pump posed the following problems.

  • Wear dust was generated from the mechanical seal of the pump and sometimes mixed into the liquid, resulting in the need for frequent disassembly and inspection.
  • When the pump was disassembled, its inside was exposed to the air, which posed the risk of a germ outbreak with each inspection.
  • The maintenance cost was high due to the need for dedicated maintenance personnel and the high price of replacement parts.

TACMINA's Solutions

The customer used a rental Smoothflow Pump to check the risk of the entry of foreign matter and to evaluate the transfer accuracy of high-viscosity liquid and the maintainability of the pump.
Thanks to the good results of their investigation, the customer decided to switch to a Smoothflow Pump.

  • There are no mechanical seals.
  • There is no need to disassemble the pump during inspection, which reduces the risk of germ outbreaks.
  • Disassembly, part replacement, and assembly are all easy, so there is no longer any need to call dedicated maintenance personnel.
  • Consumables are inexpensive, which has reduced the maintenance cost.

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