To meet the requirements of lower flow rates and higher production capacities, the addition of the Alfa Laval OptiLobe 10 and OptiLobe 50 adds four new pump sizes to the product range. The new pumps also provide the possibility of having heating/cooling front covers for processes, where products tend to harden at low temperatures.
With full cleanability, the OptiLobe also complies with the world's leading hygienic standards.
Alfa Laval said seal faces in the OptiLobe have direct contact with high-velocity product media. This ensures a fast and secure Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) process, reducing both cleaning time and contamination risk.
Engineered for use within the dairy, beverage and other industries, the positive displacement pumps conform to CE directives and EHEDG, 3-A and FDA hygienic standards.
The OptiLobe pumps are engineered with a wide performance envelope, due to an advanced rotor shape design and a rotor case that incorporates cusps, the company said. In addition to maximizing pump efficiency, the designs feature reduced pulsation and noise emissions. The OptiLobe pumps also reduce the possibility of product damage by internal product recirculation.
Factory-set shimming simplifies maintenance by making the process of changing the rotor quick and smooth, with no further adjustment or retrimming needed, the company added, noting that its components also allow for full interchangeability of spare parts.