EnviroGear Internal Gear Pump Hits Ice Cream Industry Sweet Spot
Gear pumps are traditionally used to transfer viscous, clean fluids. EnviroGear’s internal gear pumps are gaining momentum in the ice cream industry for sweetener transfer applications, including viscous media such as corn syrup as well as less-viscous media such as fructose, sucrose and sorbitol.
“Success is spreading to other major ice cream production facilities,” says Dale Evers, Director of Business Development, PSG. “The results have been exceptional where shaft leakage and related maintenance costs have been significantly reduced."
The pump manufacturer features a revolutionary seal-less design with patented between-the-bearing support system that effectively eliminates leaks and mechanical wear. This makes EnviroGear pumps among the safest and most reliable gear pumps in the industry. Its design also incorporates magnets mounted directly to the rotor, eliminating the adaptor place and allowing for a single-fluid chamber. This design translates to a shorter, simpler flow path and allows the pumps to easily handle fluids with high viscosities up to 50,000 cSt, increasing bearing life and cleanability.
EnviroGear Seal-less internal gear pumps are available in a wide range of material options and configurations based on the specific application. Ductile-iron and carbon-steel models offer differential pressures from 1.4 to 13.8 bar (20 to 200 psi), and stainless-steel units offer 1.4 to 10.3 bar (20 to 150 psi). All pumps can handle temperatures from -40ºC (-40ºF) to 260°C (500°F).