Sun Valley Foods, based in Bilbrook, Staffordshire produce a wide range of quality ready-meals for a leading high street retailer.
They are part of the Cargill group, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 85,000 employees in 60 countries.
Following a successful trial over two years ago, Flotronic supplied two 2" Lo Flo 710 Series pumps in 316 Stainless Steel from their unique 'One Nut' fast maintenance range. One pump handles a lentil sauce mixture which is pumped at a temperature of 80-90C, transferring from one cooking kettle to another where further ingredients are added. The pump has a flooded suction and delivers the sauce 1 M vertically.
The second pump handles a spice sauce, which is pumped at a temperature of 75-80 C. This sauce is transferred to a mixing vessel, where a mixture of vegetables and rice are added.
Flotronic pumps were chosen because of their ability to handle a range of viscose sauces and particulates, with minimal damage or shear.
"We like the ease of maintenance and the service we have had from Flotronic Pumps" comments Jim Davis – Engineering Manager. "The pumps have also been reliable in service. The other thing to note is that there is a low rate of spare parts that have been used when compared to other pumps that we use transferring similar sauces with particulate at temperature."
- Flooded suction
- Discharge 1 Metre head
- Temperature up to 90 C