DESMI Pump to the Rescue in Bakery’s Batter Escape
Our customer is a full-line wholesale baker based in a 120,000sq ft production facility in Concord, Ontario, distributing their products across North America. This location produces a wide variety of fresh and frozen dessert type donuts, muffins, cakes and seasonal baked goods. The bakery relies on the latest technology and equipment to produce a large volume of products – satisfying customers’ sweet tooth year-round.
The facility was experiencing seepage with their existing rotary lobe production pumps. A severe leak had liquid products seeping onto the production floor creating raw material waste, resulting in safety issues for production personnel slipping on a contaminated production floor. To prevent ongoing product loss and any potential safety hazards, our customer was required to frequently replace poor performing mechanical seals – an unsustainable solution.
The facility needed a long-term solution that would keep the raw goods from escaping and off the production floor. Our customer was not only losing significant downtime with repeated seal replacement and maintenance requirements, they also could not maintain the long-term costs associated with raw material waste.
Timely action was a factor, as in any food preparation, sanitation is critical, and the facility wanted to ensure the safest production procedures were being utilized.
Our Wajax team reviewed the customer’s needs and identified the DESMI Rotan Internal Gear Pump which is electrically driven, as the best customer solution. DESMI delivers technically advanced pumping solutions for the Food Industry. This “chocolate processing pump” is ideal for high viscosity material – such as milk and dark chocolate, as well as mixed recipe ingredients.
This particular pump has enhanced features for simple installation and maintenance and a “leak-free” seal design to prevent product loss and reduce housekeeping. Larger internal tolerances allow for free flow of the material goods – perfect for the bakery’s application.
The customer was pleased to be presented a pump that checks all the boxes for increased time between maintenance and improve overall profitability.
Two pumps have been installed in July 2021 and continue to perform without any raw material leakage which has eliminated associated personnel safety issues as well as decreased maintenance costs.