High Viscosity Product Handling

The new 'BlockBuster' pump system from BestPump is engineered to receive and plasticise high viscosity food product in solid block form. The plasticised product is then fed to a positive displacement pump which discharges and extrudes according to the customer's requirements.

Features & Benefits

  • Modular design so can be tailored to suit indiviudal customer requirements
  • Heavy duty positive displacement pump for high capacities and variable flow rates
  • Conveyor option to allow pre-loading of block product
  • Control panel for easy batch programming
  • Bespoke extruder outlets for conditioning and forming discharged product
  • Fully automated to minimise manual labour
  • Specially engineered for repeatable and consist results
  • Internal augers put the work into the product so handling is safe and removes the need for external mixers, manual chopping or heating of block product
  • Ultra-compact design to minimise system footprint, capital expenditure and lead times
  • Low table-top form factor for safe loading - removes health and safety concerns
  • Simplified construction so new systems can be deployed and staff trained in less than half a day
  • Sanitary stainless steel construction with easy strip down and cleaning procedures
  • Unique auger removal system for safe and simple cleaning

Typical Applications

  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Fat
  • Chocolate
  • Fondant
  • Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fruit
  • Fillings
Butter Extruder

Butter Extruder

BestPump has been deploying similar systems since 2004 and has yet to log a single maintenance or performance issue. End Users have realised complete payback within a timeframe of months due to the numerous savings afforded by automation. From a cleanliness perspective, ongoing microbiological checks continue to certify that the system is sanitary and bug-free.

As operating costs increase and margins decrease, supermarkets and leading brands are demanding higher product quality and greater levels of productivity and ‘The BlockBuster’ appears to tick all the boxes. The machine is entirely developed and built in Great Britain to the highest standards and the benefits, to high-volume consumers of butter, would appear to be plentiful – product consistency, easy repeatability of recipes, minimal product waste, workforce efficiency, employee safety, easy cleanability, low maintenance, no running costs and no more broken mixers!

At last! A heavy-duty handling system for high viscosity food products that can feed, blend, pump and extrude...effortlessly

Press Release

January 2012 - Increased Productivity & Consistency Demands Fulfilled By Bakery

Frustrated by the numerous profit-sapping problems experienced in the preparation of butter for cake mix, the management team of a prominent bakery has deployed a system that has streamlined and stabilised their production.

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