Pumping Garlic Cloves

Pumping Garlic Cloves

Mashed up garlic after the pump

Here at BestPump, we typically get asked to handle our customer’s products carefully i.e. jam makers want to keep their raspberries in one piece or seafood suppliers need to ensure the wholetail scampi remains 95% intact – these are common requests for us.

Less common, however, was this enquiry where the customer needed a stainless steel hygienic pump to do maximum damage to fresh garlic cloves in order to produce garlic paste!

The process required the following steps:

  1. Soaking & washing the garlic cloves
  2. Conveying the product into a screw feeder hopper
  3. Breaking up the cloves
  4. Pumping to a separator

Stainless Steel Progressive Cavity Pump

Working closely with the customer, we came up with a stainless steel progressive cavity pump with integrated single screw feeder hopper.

Progressive Cavity Pump with Screw Feeder Hopper
Progressive Cavity Pump with Screw Feeder Hopper

The pump has a wide throat inlet and features special knives that help to reduce the size of the garlic cloves.

Mashed up garlic after the pump

The garlic is conveyed into the single screw feeder hopper which feeds the garlic into the wide throat inlet. As the garlic progresses through the pump, it is crushed between the internal rotor and rubber stator while being sliced by the knives. The product is then pumped via stainless steel pipework to the customer’s separator where the roots, skin and other undesired pieces are separated from the garlic which ends in a smooth, ready-to-use paste form.

We have just supplied a second larger pump for the same duty but higher throughput due to the customer’s growing success in the food manufacturing industry.

Unconventional pump application? Yes!

Happy customer? Yes!

Call BestPump on +44 (0)1236 433799 for both conventional and unconventional pumping solutions.