SPX has announced the release of its EcoPure sanitary centrifugal pump. Designed to increase production efficiency and final product safety, this new pump has been developed with an understanding of pumping technology to address modern challenges in hygienic applications within industries such as food and beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical.
The EcoPure pump is engineered to provide increased efficiency, reliability and safety in traditional hygienic centrifugal pump applications through the use of high-powered drive magnets and extremely efficient impellers in a design that does not include mechanical seals. With no need for seal maintenance or risk of product contamination through seal failure, the pump delivers benefits in enhanced food/product safety, reduced maintenance requirements, improved reliability and increased pump availability. It further helps a plants ability to reduce waste water streams associated with seal flushing.
The innovative design uses a magnetic drive system which effectively creates a virtually 'leak-free’ pump solution by removing the need for mechanical seals. Unlike traditional industrial magnetic drives, however, the drive system is engineered to provide hygienic operation by incorporating the magnets directly into the impeller. This not only ensures a completely sanitary solution, but also ensures smooth product flow and results in a simpler, reliable pump configuration. With no seals to replace or maintain, the 'leak-free’ EcoPure pump further increases process health and safety by ensuring there is no product leakage that operators may slip on and no flush water entering the product zone. The design also simplifies the infrastructure required for the pump with no need for water lines or any controls for seal flushing.
The pump uses heavy duty forged and machined wetted components to ensure durability in demanding process environments. The heavy-duty drive shaft maximizes rigidity to increase reliability and reduce vibration and noise. The one-piece machined stainless steel impeller provides an open eye area that optimizes pumping efficiency and lowers net positive suction head (NSPH) requirements. A forged, volute design casing further ensures excellent pumping efficiency across a wide range of applications.
The EcoPure pump is designed for clean-in-place (CIP) or sterilize-in-place (SIP) operation and is 3A and EHEDG compliant. It is available in a range of sizes and has multiple motor options, making it an exceptionally flexible solution to match specific application needs.