It’s always amazing to see how many different uses there are for pumps and the juice production industry is one of the most interesting and growing markets for Wastecorp pump products. One of our customers, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., required a pump for a North Western USA processing facility. The ubiquitous Ocean Spray brand name is synonymous with everything cranberries. In fact, Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative with over 650 member growers of cranberries and grapefruit. Ocean Spray produces a variety of juices, dried fruits, fresh fruits and flavored snacks. Continue reading
The challenge for food waste processors is finding pumps for their applications that are versatile and robust enough to pump through a variety of conditions. This was just the case for a Fresno, California based Continue reading
If your facility is considering a food processing pump technology then check out this video case study here. The video shows a Mud Sucker Diaphragm pump at a poultry processing plant transferring up to 110 GPM. You may not want to view until after lunch because it shows the tough chicken waste that the Mud Sucker B Series can transfer like blood, beaks, fat and feet.
One of the trending customer requests this past year is custom diaphragm pump stations equipped with control panels and mobility options. To give you an example (and some ideas for your own pump application), one of our customers who happens to be one of the largest snack food producers globally, contacted Wastecorp’s engineering department asking for design proposals for a 3″ diaphragm pump out system complete with a mobility kit and the ability to directly control the pump operation. The diaphragm pump unit needed to be manufactured to maneuver easily on the factory floor aisles with custom dimensions. The pumps travel throughout the facility transferring chocolate based waste slurry and vegetable oil residues.
Look to the left and this is what our pump engineers came up with. This is the 3FA-EC diaphragm pump control panel model with e-stop, push bottom start and a specialized float system which detects when the pump should begin operating and automatically turn off. The customer ended up ordering 10 units for other facilities. The best part of this case study is that Wastecorp and our customer are in constant contact reviewing the benefits of the pump system and making design changes for future facility needs. We work one-on-one for custom results and constant improvement.
If you’re looking for a flapper valve style diaphragm pump with a 4” connection and more pumping power, consider Wastecorp’s new Mud Sucker 4FA Series diaphragm pumps available with electric, engine, AOD or hydraulic drive systems. The standard unit can pump up to 110 GPM With maximum suction lift of 15 ft.V/75 ft. H and total maximum discharge head of 50 ft.V/300 ft. H. With the 4FA Series you can transfer up to 2 ¼” solids or 50% by volume.
Engine Driven 4" Diaphragm Pump
The Mud Sucker 4FA-EC (shown top) features a 5 HP; 3 Ph, 60 Hz, 230-460V; 1800 RPM TEFC with a constant speed helical gear motor. The engine driven model (shown left) features a 9 HP; 3600 RPM, electric start Honda engine. Kohler or Yanmar diesel pump engines are also available. The 4FA Series operates at max. 22 psi. Select from a variety of accessories like pump hoses, strainers, NEMA push starters and check valves. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.