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Pumping Triple Concentrate Tomato Puree

26 Feb 2020  |
UK Based Sauce, relish and Chutney manufacturer needed to update and improve on their methods for getting Triple Concentrate Tomato Puree from 220ltr drums.

Previously they were using ‘stick’ pumps which could take over three hours to strip and clean at the end of every day’s production; and were leaving up to 25 kg of product in the barrel at the end of each barrel emptying process.

The Flotronic barrel unloader follower plate is it fitted with an inflatable seal which is perfect for dealing with the tapered barrels used on various purees, meaning that less than 1% of the product is left in the barrel.

Pump and follower plate can be stripped down for cleaning and rebuilt in 30 minutes, while the pump has 70% less product hold up than conventional AODP; which means a huge saving in time, cleaning costs and product wastage.

Hygiene is paramount, that is why Flotronic’s barrel unloader is fitted with our Slimline Style pumps based on our sanitary range of pumps manufactured from 316L.

The ‘ONE-NUT’ sanitary style pump based on our 3A and EHEDG design, has already proven itself in the hygienic/sanitary industries.


  • Triple Concentrate Tomato Puree
  • Viscosity up to 150,000cp
  • From Taper Barrel (Bag in a barrel) to Stainless Tote


  • Flotronic Drum Unloading System fitted with follower plate to suit tapered barrel.
  • FDA conforming PTFE elastomers

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Flotronic Pumps is the only British-owned specialist manufacturer of air operated diaphragm pumps. Founded in 1981 and based in Bolney, West Sussex, Flotronic is famous for its development of a unique ‘One Nut’ pump design,...

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