KOLDING, Denmark, 22 August 2019: Alfa Laval has introduced the OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps, which the company described through a Press release as being cost-effective, reliable and versatile alternatives for general applications requiring gentle product treatment and easy serviceability.
To meet the requirements of lower flow rates and higher production capacities, the release said, the addition of the Alfa Laval OptiLobe 10 and OptiLobe 50 adds four new pump sizes to the product range. The new pumps, the release said, will also provide the possibility of having heating/cooling front covers for processes, where products tend to harden at low temperatures.
According to the release, the OptiLobe’s high-precision rotors and low-shear operation ensure gentle handling of delicate products. With full cleanability, the OptiLobe also complies with the world’s leading hygienic standards, the release quoted the company as saying.
According to the release, seal faces in the OptiLobe have direct contact with high-velocity product media. This ensures a fast and secure Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) process, reducing both cleaning time and contamination risk, the release said. Engineered for use within the food, dairy, beverage and home-personal care industries, these positive displacement pumps conform to CE directives and EHEDG, 3-A and FDA hygienic standards, the release said.
The OptiLobe pumps, the release said, are engineered with a wide performance envelope, due to an advanced rotor shape design and a rotor case that incorporates cusps. In addition to maximising pump efficiency, the designs feature reduced pulsation and noise emissions, the release said. The OptiLobe pumps, the release said, also reduce the possibility of product damage by internal product recirculation.