During the last edition of the Drinktec trade fair, held in Munich on September 12-16, INOXPA showcased the new running demo RV centrifugal pump, which recirculated water containing solids in suspension (strawberries and grapes).
The equipment was one of the brand’s main attractions during this world leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.
The RV is a high performance, helicoidal impeller centrifugal pump. It is the ideal solution for pumping liquids with high content of solids in suspension (up to 60%) that are almost impossible to pump using a traditional centrifugal pump without damaging them.
The helicoidal design of its impeller enables more delicate pumping and prevents clogging. It is suitable for pumping pieces of fruit or whole fruits, olives, mushrooms, segments of orange, strawberries, raspberries, vegetables, fish, etc. Solids up to 75mm in diameter can be pumped without being damaged.
The impeller and pump casing were designed and optimised using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools to achieve a hydraulic performance of 70%. This means it uses less electricity and very little heat is transferred to the fluid.
Furthermore, the materials that come into contact with the product for pumping comply with FDA guidelines and the CE-1935/2004 regulation, so it is suitable for use in the food industry.