MasoSine SPS Pumps Used to Automate Granola Production at S Moores
S Moores, a popular, “traditional” biscuits maker in England, changed from batch mixing granola to continuous mixing operations. An SPS200 pump, which was previously used for the batch mixing was redeployed for the continuous mixing operation along with two additional, new units. Using a revolution counter and speed controller (VFD), they are able to precisely measure the ingredients going into the granola mixer. This has allowed them to eliminate the need for a weighing assembly, and the majority of the manual labor associated with this process. This is possible because of the consistent volume per revolution SPS and Certa Sine pumps provide.
Cleaning the pumps is also a cinch- “Originally we looked at progressive cavity pumps, but they have wear parts and are a bit of a nuisance to clean,” says Mr. Winship. “In contrast, with the MasoSine SPS200 pumps, we simply take the front cover plate off and pressure wash, which we do once a week as part of our quality and hygiene control procedures. Other than that, the pumps are utilized heavily every day across a two-shift operation. Our original blend pump has been in place for five years and I think we’ve replaced the plastic gate once – and only as a preventative measure.”
“MasoSine pumps provide granola ingredient measurement at S Moores” Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, February 2017. Web. 1 March 2017.