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4 Foods That Cannot Be Produced Without Dosing Pumps

It's frustrating to go through the entire food manufacturing process only to find out that the taste, colour and texture of your product is inconsistent.


Failure to meet production standards lead to unwanted consequences such as loss of reputation, decreased sales, and business failure.


Things your business cannot afford.


Dosing pumps are the solution to eliminating these problems in your production process and provide a high degree of accuracy in dosing of liquids and obtaining a consistent look, taste and feel for your product.


In this article, we'll explore the benefits of dosing pumps for food production and highlight 4 foods where dosing pumps have eliminated quality issues. Competition in the food industry is tough, but you can get ahead with the same solutions that have worked for our other customers in the food industry.


Achieve Consistency in Aroma, Texture and Flavour in Chocolate Production


A problem that we often see in chocolate production is a grainy taste and uneven texture. The use of a pump that is not designed to handle the unique properties of chocolate is likely the cause of this problem.


Firstly, the pump will struggle to move the chocolate through the system, leading to inconsistent flow and poor mixing. This can result in a final product that has a rugged and bumpy appearance. Another common problem is clogging or blockages in the process. When this happens, it will lead to downtime and costly repairs, which can be frustrating and time-consuming.


Prominent’s DULCOFLEX DFXa is the answer to your problem, here’s why.


It meters outgassing, viscous, abrasive, or shear-sensitive media and is setting new standards in metering. This peristaltic pump ensures linear and repeatable metering (2%) under difficult process circumstances. Furthermore, the hose replacement is a very simple process. Suitable for viscosities up to 200,000 mPa at feed rates ranging from 6 ml/h to 65 l/h and back pressures up to 7 bar.


With a wide variety of control options this pump integrates seamlessly into any process control system Using this type of dosing pump will greatly increase the consistency you can achieve in the manufacture of your chocolates. The simplicity of inserting this solution into your production process means you will not have to deal with a long down time. Overall, it’s win-win. Click here for more information on the DULCOFLEX DFXa pump.


Create a Safe Doughnut-Making Process: Prevent Explosions and Ensure Success!


What would you do if you woke up to the news that there had been an explosion in your bakery? You would be devastated, right? Think of all the consequences that come with that, like property damage, business interruption, personal injury, or even legal and regulatory consequences potentially leading to fines, sanctions, or legal action against a business.


This could be your reality if you do not have the right pump for flavour dosing. Sparks from the pumps electrical motor will ignite the flammable air mixture created when the alcohol used for dissolving the flavourings evaporates. It will only take a spark to cause an explosion.


By implementing proper safety measures and taking necessary precautions, the risk of ignition can be significantly reduced, minimizing the potential for devastating accidents. This includes upgrading your pump to one that is specifically designed for handling flammable materials.


You can rest assured that your operation is running safely when you use the ProMinent Sigma pump range. The Sigma/I Basic motor-driven metering pump provides excellent process reliability with its patented multi-layer safety diaphragm. The pump can be supplied with a EX rated motor allowing it to operate in an environment where explosive vapours might occur, eliminating the risk of explosion.


In addition to its robust safety features, the Sigma/ 1 Basic pump offers the highest level of precision in flavour dosing. These pumps come in special designed models for food and beverage industry, using only food-grade materials and smooth surfaces to prevent contamination from food and bacteria build-up.


Save Time and Money: Establish Precise Flavouring Measurements in yoghurt Production.


Flavourings are a crucial component of the final product, and getting the measurement wrong will lead to a waste of both time and money. It will also cause delays in the production process and may require starting over from scratch.


Imagine spending hours mixing and measuring all the ingredients, monitoring the temperature, and ensuring everything is done correctly, only to have the product taste terrible at the end. The disappointment is even greater when the issue is due to inaccurate measurements of expensive flavourings.


Pumping equipment is critical in maintaining the correct texture and flavour of yogurt by accurately dosing its flavour.

The new solenoid-driven metering pump gamma/ X is the solution to your issues for the following reasons.

  • With a feed rate of 1 ml/h to 45 l/h and a range of 25 to 2 bars, this pump is perfect for accurate and efficient yogurt flavour dosing.

  • The pump's ingenious solenoid control measures the pending back pressure (pressure that opposes the desired flow of fluid or gas in a system) and protects the system from operating beyond its intended capacity or limits, which could lead to damage or failure. This feature eliminates the need for a pressure sensor and increases operating safety.

  • The pump technology ensures that sealing surfaces and electronic components does come into contact with the flavourings, making it a safe and reliable option for yogurt manufacturers.


The gamma/ X is a game-changer for yoghurt manufacturing. Using this pump will ensure consistency in your product, and the best part is that it's incredibly easy to integrate into your existing manufacturing process. Say goodbye to blocked stock and hello to a significant boost in production efficiency. Click here for more information about the gamma/ X pump.


Ensure Consistent Flavour Profile Throughout Your Candy Production Process


A candy factory worker mistakenly adds double the amount of peppermint oil required for a batch of candy canes. The excess oil is not detected during quality control checks and the candy canes are packaged and shipped out to retailers.


Customers who buy the candy canes notice an overwhelming peppermint flavour that is almost unbearable to eat. Some customers even experience discomfort and irritation in their mouths and throats. The candy company starts receiving complaints and returns of the product, leading to financial losses and damage to their reputation.


I must admit, the experience was truly unfortunate, and I bet I bet nobody wants this experience for their customer.


This devastating incident can be easily avoided by using metering pumps that are designed to deliver precise and accurate amounts of liquid additives to be dose into candy mixtures. This also ensures that the flavour is evenly distributed throughout the batch.


ProMinent offers a robust range of cutting-edge Sigma pumps, specifically designed to tackle this challenge.


These pumps provide a seamless range of capacities from 17 to 1,030 litters per hour, featuring a unified operating and control concept, as well as streamlined spare parts management.


They come with a patented multi-layer safety diaphragm with a diaphragm rupture warning. This design ensures that, in the event of an accident, the feed liquid remains contained within the pump and does not leak outside or into the power end.


In conclusion, we've seen that pumps are the unsung heroes of the food industry, playing a vital role in everything from chocolate to candy production. The dangers of not having the right pump solutions are all too real, from wasted ingredients and lost profits to serious safety hazards. So, if you're serious about running a successful and sustainable food operation and giving your consumers the same consistency of product each time, investing in the right pumps is a no-brainer. Whether you need hygienic pumps for sensitive ingredients or customized solutions for unique challenges, ProMinent can help you achieve your goals.


So don't wait any longer – take the first step towards making a difference and contact me today! You can reach me by phone @ 0649271176, or email @nevondo.ngudo@prominent.com. I will assess your needs, recommend the best pumps for your operation, and provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your pumps are running smoothly.

Don't wait until it's too late - take action today to ensure your food production is powered by the right pumps.

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