Grundfos' range of sanitary pumps is ideal for ice cream production, ensuring not only high hygienic standards but also gentle handling and accurate dosing throughout the process.
Milk reception: In by far the majority of dairies the milk is transported from the milk tanker into the tanks using a single-stage centrifugal pump. If higher pressure is required, a multi-stage pump is available. In order to completely empty the milk tanker, a single-stage self-priming pump, creating vacuum on its own, can be supplied.
Milk treatment: During the treatment process single-stage centrifugal pumps transfer the milk from one tank to the next, while an end-suction pump enables quick heating of the milk to kill all bacteria – and an equally quick cooling process. A speedy pasteurisation is crucial in order to protect the flavour of the milk.
Process: The cream from the milk treatment is mixed with sweetener in a separate tank using either single-stage centrifugal pumps or lobe pumps. The liquid is subsequently pasteurised to kill any bacteria and cooled down to 5°C by cooling pumps before being transported to storage tanks where it is left to ripen. Liquid fillings, such as jam, chocolate or caramel can be accurately dosed using lobe pumps in the final process step before packing.
|Dosing must be very accurate in ice cream production to obtain the desired taste.||Grundfos' lobe pumps offer precise dosing of any liquid substance.|
|In order to protect the flavour of the milk – and consequently ensure high quality in the finished product – a very quick heating and cooling process is crucial.||Grundfos’ end-suction pump enables efficient pasteurisation of the milk to kill all bacteria.|
|Maximum hygiene is essential in all dairies.||All Grundfos' sanitary pumps are CIP-compatible, allowing tanks, pipes and process lines to be efficiently cleaned without having to dismantle the equipment. Precise dosing pumps speed up the CIP-process by adding only the necessary detergent, consequently reducing the flushing of the system. Every CIP- system is followed by a single-stage self-priming pump that removes every last drop of detergent in tanks and pipes by circulating rinsing water.|
|In dairies it can be necessary to adjust the production speed to match the speed of the packing machines.||Grundfos offers advanced E-solutions that will automatically adjust the speed of the pumps, ensuring that the packing process is able to keep up with production itself. Safe communication with Profibus is possible.|
- Grundfos’ sanitary pumps carry the EHEDG certificate. Certain models also carry the 3A certificate.
- Choose SiC/SiC mechanical shaft seals if the oxidizing disinfection agents could potentially cause corrosion.