What solids can we pump?
Using a screw feeder to prime a high viscosity pump enables you to pump the unpumpable!
Transfer viscous fluids, non-flowing paste or dough and even solid blocks of fat or caramel.
Pump solids & non-flowing high viscosity material with a pump screw feeder
SLASH PREPARATION TIMES
Are you investing too much time in manual handling and the preparation of solid or high viscosity ingredients?
Could your workforce be at risk of fatigue or even injury when lifting, moving & portioning heavy blocks & bulk products?
How many of your mixed batches are wasted because of lumps or corners that were missed by the mixer or melter?
PROLONG EQUIPMENT LIFETIME
Do your mixers take a beating every day as heavy blocks of fat or lumps of paste are dropped or thrown in?
Working with awkward products consumes lots of precious production time. Shifting heavy blocks and bulk materials is so labour intensive plus there is typically the additional time to slice, reduce, weigh or mix that can make production a real drag.
There is a way to resolve these bulk handling headaches! Why not simply pump these heavy, viscous, solid products with a BestPump ‘BlockBuster’ pump and screw feeder? You could pump and batch and even portion your unpumpable products while reducing health & safety risks, eradicating inconsistent mixes and generally removing many product handling headaches.
The ‘BlockBuster’ pump and screw feeder systems ticks all the boxes. The machine is entirely developed and built by BestPump here in Great Britain to the highest standards and the benefits are plentiful – product consistency, easy repeatability of recipes, minimal product waste, workforce efficiency, employee safety, easy clean-ability, low maintenance, no running costs and no more broken mixers!Download Flyer (PDF, 196kb)
Watch us Pump the Unpumpable!
This compilation video shows how we take unpumpable materials and make them flow. Watch from the start or jump to the part that interests you most.
0:19 – Fig Paste discs
0:51 – 12½ kg Blocks of hard shortening
0:56 – Golf ball test
1:51 – Concentrated Sticky Fruit Paste
3:02 – Concentrated fruit cubes
3:25 – Moist, flaky materials
3:47 – Bouillon (de-hydrated stock)
5:25 – 25kg butter blocks straight from the chill at 3°C
6:15 – Extruding sheets of butter
6:30 – Fat blocks extruded in 1mm strands for reduced mixing times
6:49 – Batching ingredients directly into mixers
How do you pump high viscosity fluids & solids?
When your viscous, sticky, non-flowing semi-solid and solid products don’t flow and need help to enter the pump inlet, our food grade pump twin screw feeders enable you to pump the unpumpable.
Use the power of a twin screw pump feeder to re-work blocks, chunks or pastes and positively feed into the inlet of a suitable food grade pump (typically a positive displacement pump with a large rectangular inlet).Browse Pumps
Typical Applications for Pump Screw Feeder
Bulk blocks of fats including butter, margarine, shortening, palm oil etc.
Bulk chocolate, fillings, inclusions & confectionery
Blocks of Cheese
Fruit concentrates & pastes
Blocks of solid caramel
Slabs of frozen chicken fat
Dough & other non-flowing material
Fig & date paste
Frozen trays & slabs of meat
Industrial polymers & compounds
Formation of sheet products e.g. butter for croissant lamination
Portioning & forming of butter logs or shapes