SEEPEX Progressive Cavity Pump Provides Accurate Dispensing of Bakery Ingredients
AB Mauri has employed the use of new research and process techniques to produce a range of enzymes, bread improvers and enhancers in a highly concentrated form.
The SEEPEX Progressive Cavity (PC) Pump was among them. The main benefit of the PC pump is that there is a smooth, pulsation-free delivery of material with repeatable accuracy of +/-1%. The flow rate is linear, proportional to motor speed and regulated by a simple speed controller over a very wide range. This was specifically useful as there is a limited time (less than 25sec.) for dosing of the AB Mauri products when operating on a standard bread mixer, hence a high rate of delivery is needed for rapid dispense, but a low rate of delivery for accuracy of dispense.
The pressure capability of these pumps is also very wide, and the Concept Controls Ltd system uses this to deliver a high-pressure and high-accuracy phase at the end of the dosing cycle, the company explains. The pumps can also accurately dispense products with a wide range of viscosities.
The result is an easy to apply dosing system, that includes bulk frame storage for IBC containers, with buffer tanks to allow a practical regime for maintaining product stock. The Seepex PC pumps can deliver the various products to a dosing frame-mounted close to the mixers, and hence through the associated mixer lids and into each batch of dough.
To maximize the benefit of these concentrated products accurate dispensing of the ingredients is critical, both to ensure optimal ingredient performance, and to minimize overdosing (which can add to material usage and cost). Traditional weighing and Diaphragm Pump dispensing, even with the best of metering control, can lead to significant variations in the actual additive level to each batch of dough.