The food and beverage industry: a sector with exacting requirements
Strict hygiene standards apply in the food and beverage industry. Systems and components must guarantee reliable production with consistent quality at all times. That is why the sector demands quality pumps that ensure excellent process reliability without downtimes – and still deliver energy efficiency. Only in this way can beverage and food manufacturers benefit from the added value of economically efficient processes.
Everything from a single source: KSB is your competent full-range supplier
You stand to benefit from KSB’s status as a full-range supplier for food and beverage production offering both a specialised hygienic products portfolio and products for secondary processes. In addition to pumps and valves for peripheral equipment, KSB can also offer you a wide range of products for hygienic applications.
Whether in brewing processes, in the production of animal feed, baby food, pasta and other foodstuffs or in complex sugar production processes: KSB’s high-performance hygienic food pumps and valves find use in a wide variety of applications. They always guarantee the highest quality and absolute process reliability – while of course meeting necessary hygiene standards. Unplanned downtimes can thus be reduced to a minimum.
In addition, KSB’s high-efficiency pumps achieve outstanding levels of energy efficiency regardless of the application.
At KSB, a special LSA team (life sciences applications) is on hand to help. The team has been trained for the requirements of the food and beverage sector and has broad application know-how.
Gentle handling with no rough edges: KSB products prove convincing with top quality hygienic design
As a full-range supplier, KSB offers pumps and valves for food and beverage production that are optimally matched to the requirements of hygienic process engineering. These products are ideally suited to a wide variety of processes – both in food production and in beverage production.
Beer production is a good example. Here KSB offers the optimum pump for every transport task – in the brewing process itself and in various ancillary and cleaning processes. Breweries use KSB products for water treatment, in the brewhouse, in the fermentation or filtration cellar, in the filling plant and for CIP/SIP routines.
KSB’s food pumps are designed in line with the hygienic design stipulations of the EHEDG and EC regulation 1935/2004. No matter whether pumping, dosing or filling: Designs with very little dead volume guarantee a longer shelf life for the end product and optimise the cleaning processes.
KSB food pumps are manufactured from absolutely hygienic CIP/SIP-compatible materials. They are able to process, pump and dose fluids and highly viscous media such as sugar syrup especially gently – and thus fulfil a further quality criterion.
Wherever sugar is produced, there is a good chance that Etanorm will be helping out. This KSB pump is tightly integrated into the production process at one of the world’s largest sugar producers. Standardised water pumps from the Eta range and KWP pumps for solids-laden fluids are used both in sugar beet processing and sugar production using sugar cane or starch. Downstream processes then employ hygienic pumps from the Vita family, which also find use in numerous important auxiliary circuits of the various process phases – from juice extraction and purification to thickening and crystallisation.
KSB’s expertise is based on 148 years of experience in products for food and beverage production and improvements gained from continuous investment in research and development.
Sturdy rotary lobe pump in hygienic design, bi-directional operation possible, horizontal or vertical orientation of connections. Hygienic design, highly CIP/SIP-compatible due to its almost complete lack of dead volume or narrow clearances. All wetted components made of 1.4404/1.4409 (AISI 316L/CF3M) stainless steel; various rotor types, shaft seals and process connections available. Installed as a pump set with geared standardised motor. Vitalobe is EHEDG-certified. The pump elastomers comply with FDA standards and EN 1935/2004. Accessories include trolley, heatable casing or casing cover and overpressure protection unit. ATEX-compliant version is available.
Service-friendly non-self-priming single-stage hygienic close-coupled pump in back pull-out design with magnetless KSB SuPremE motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 and PumpDrive variable speed system. The pump features a semi-open impeller and electropolished surfaces. It is very easy to clean by CIP/SIP thanks to its almost complete lack of dead volume or narrow clearances. Its wetted components are made of 1.4404/1.4409 (AISI 316L/CF3M) stainless steel. Vitachrom is EHEDG-certified. All materials comply with FDA standards and EN 1935/2004. ATEX-compliant version available.
Single-stage close-coupled volute casing pump, with ratings to EN 733, with replaceable shaft sleeve and casing wear rings, with motor-mounted variable speed system. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation with the KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.
Centred-disc butterfly valve, sealed by elastomer liner, with lever or manual gearbox, pneumatic, electric or hydraulic actuator. Wafer-type body (T1), semi-lug body (T2), full-lug body (T4) or U-section body with flat faces (T5). Body types T2 and T4 are suitable for downstream dismantling and dead-end service with counterflange. Connections to EN, ASME, JIS.
Diaphragm valve with butt weld ends or clamps; straight-way, Y or T pattern, or as a multi-port valve; shut-off and sealing to atmosphere by completely enclosed diaphragm. No dead volumes, suitable for sterilisation, SIP/CIP-compliant design, position indicator. All moving parts are separated from the fluid by the diaphragm. Maintenance-free.