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The use of four Masosine SPS pumps from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group in a bespoke drum-unloading system has allowed Britvic to unload 45-gallon (200-litre) drums of fruit juice concentrate — four at a time — in two minutes. 

The custom rig uses four 5.5kW Masosine SPS pumps, which are piped to four suction lances mounted on a pneumatic cylinder, allowing the simultaneous unloading of four 45-gallon drums in two minutes.

The basic concept centres on a semi-circle configuration feeding six stations.

At each station it is possible to datum a pallet holding four, 45-gallon drums. 

The Masosine pumps themselves are mounted on a mezzanine in the middle of the semi-circle, approximately 1m off the ground.

Key benefits of product application

  • Efficient load and unload process
  • Suitable for all industrial and sanitary applications involving high pressures (up to 15 bar)
  • Capacity is up to 91.2m³/hr
  • Gentle, low-shear action
  • Safe pumping of highly viscous materials
  • Single-rotor design helps preserve and maintain product integrity and eliminates the need for fragile timing gears

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.

WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises nine established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:

  • Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps for biopharm and process industries
  • Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials
  • Bredel: high flow, high-pressure hose pumps
  • Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers
  • Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems
  • MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications
  • BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems
  • Asepco: aseptic valves for the biopharmaceutical industry
  • FlowSmart: high purity sanitary gaskets, silicone transfer tubing and reinforced silicone hoses for the biopharmaceutical industry

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Fluid |Technology Group has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sharjah UAE, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam.

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