Alfa Laval launched new Hygienic Fluid Handling products: a twin-screw pump, a revisited magnetic agitator, a new version of the pneumatic valve control system and an-updated range of fittings: all these products are dedicated to Alfa Laval’s Food & Water Division.
by Elena Magistretti
Alfa Laval announced the launch in Italy of four new products of the Hygienic Fluid Handling family, an important announcement in particular for its Food and Water division: new Twin Screw pump, LeviMag ® magnetic mixer, new Think Top control system and upgrade of the fittings range according to DIN specifications.
A delicate, yet robust pump
Twin Screw is a Positive Displacement pump. It is based on a robust and reliable platform that meets strict hygiene standards and today it was presented in its latest version with AISI 316 stainless steel chassis. It is able to act directly both on the product transfer process and on the Cleaning-in-Place (CIP), guaranteeing a low pulsation and thus allowing to minimize damage to the solid part in the product, significantly improving its quality. This feature makes the Twin-Screw pump particularly suitable for handling delicate, abrasive and high and low viscosity fluids, with hygienic applications in the dairy, food, beverage and personal hygiene sectors. Improved with technological devices, pump maintenance is facilitated thanks to a dedicated access, significantly reducing plant downtime.
Sterility in food and pharmaceutical applications is ensured
LeviMag® is a revisitation of the magnetic agitator already present in the Alfa Laval portfolio, this new technology makes it possible to mix the liquid inside small, medium and large tanks, ensuring sterility in food and pharmaceutical applications. The fluid dynamic profile of the propeller blades develops very low torque with limited power absorption, which allows the use of much smaller motors compared to the previous versions, allowing savings in terms of energy and costs with a reduced environmental impact.
Machine monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
ThinkTop® is the new Alfa Laval pneumatic valve control system is an innovative solution: thanks to the sensors it is equipped with, Think Top is in fact able to provide data on the operability of the machinery to which it is applied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alfa Laval proposes the top unit, in its two versions V50 and V70. Compared to the previous version, the new Think Top solution features reduced overall dimensions, which allows installing up to 500 valves in a system, without the need to install spacers between one valve and another.
Finally, the control LED of the new Think Tops allows a 360-degree view of the same, allowing the operator to view it from anywhere in the factory.
Updated range of fittings according to DIN specifications
The fittings according to the DIN standard have been designed for situations in which hygiene conditions are essential. Alfa Laval fittings, available in many types of finishes and sizes, are easy to install and clean, and meet the most demanding tolerance criteria. All the components also meet the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, for the definition respectively of the requirements for quality management systems and environmental management systems.