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Pork scratchings 'more than OK for chopper pumps'

31 August 2010

Chopper Pumps from Landia have eliminated a time-consuming and costly clogging problem at OK Snacks

The problem with OK Snacks is fats and pieces of pig skin used in the manufacture of Pork Scratchings were causing standard equipment to break down.

Working in close conjunction with OK Snacks, Landia’s consultancy advice brought about the installation of a reception tank where an external Chopper Pump was placed near the bottom.

A recirculation system was also introduced, which allows the Landia pump to chop and then re-circulate the hard-to-handle medium through a nozzle in the tank.

After recirculation and chopping, the homogenous mixture is pumped to a tanker truck. Since the installation by Landia, there has not been one breakdown. This is owing to a specially designed knife system that is clearly separated from the pump casing and the impeller.
 
Because chopping takes place before the pork scratching medium enters the pump, it means the piping, casing, impeller and sealing system remain unworn and undamaged.


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