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Cutting and Conveying in One Aggregate NETZSCH Supplements the NEMO® Hopper Pump with a Cutting Device

1 Oct 2020  |
NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH is complementing its product portfolio of progressing cavity pumps by a model with attached hopper and cutting device.

The new model allows a wide variety of solids, such as pieces of fruit and vegetables, to be conveyed and cut in just one process step.

The NEMO® BO/SO progressing cavity pump is equipped with a hopper and a coupling rod with feeding screw and force-feed chamber, which also houses the cutting unit. The pump can be used in many industry, but foremost in food processing, where continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance of prior cut media is required.

The attached hopper ensures an efficient supply of the medium to the conveying elements. By passing the cutting unit in the feeding chamber larger pieces of the medium are cut immediately. The cutting unit contains a rotating knife fixed on the coupling rod, which is equipped with three blades and a variable number of stationary knives. The number of knives can be adapted to the size and consistency of the particles.

Optionally the pump can be equipped with an additional cutting unit at the discharge flange of the pump. With its perforated disc and rotating knife it allows for further fine definition of the particle size.

The NEMO® BO/SO hopper pump with cutting device can dose the conveyed medium in proportion to the speed of rotation. As well in compact block construction with a flanged drive as with a bearing housing the pump is available for a wide range of drives.

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