Product Pumping

AMBiT Projects have installed fluming systems that handle complex and varied products in a fast and efficient manner. One system pumps 200,000 apples per hour!

product-pumping-4Product pumping offers an efficient method for the transfer of products within a process plant. This process means that many different and varied products can be handled including rice, apples and citrus fruits.

Pumping buoyant products such as apples

At AMBiT we have designed a number of new systems to handle different product requirements. We have particular expertise in handling buoyant produce like apples which require them to be flumed down into the pump section. Apples are particularly susceptible to bruising so need to be processed with minimum interaction to ensure quality is maintained throughout.

A recent project saw AMBiT design a system to handle 30 tonnes of apples per hour for a juice production client. That’s over 200,000 apples an hour!

potato-dice-case-studyPeeled potato handling system

Another interesting project saw AMBiT design a system to improve a peeled potato handling line. Whole potatoes needed to be delivered to a dicer in a high level room within a customer’s process plant. After the potatoes had been through an optical sorting stage the returning water was used to pump feed the diced potato back to a different part of the plant.

Pumping systems to move and raise products

We use product pumping systems to cope with height within a process plant too. A system was recently designed to handle citrus fruits. The fruits were processed at a rate of 22 tonnes per hour and needed to be pumped to another part of the plant efficiently and with minimum maintenance.

The pump was capable of handling 250 cubic metres of water an hour with the pipe work spanning over 50 metres at a height of 4 metres.

In addition, the system was designed to handle gross debris removal at the same time. A degree of disinfection can also be achieved if a product requires it as part of the process.

All AMBiT’s systems are designed to be efficient, hygienic, low maintenance and can follow routes not available to conventional conveying.