The JEC Twin screw pump is transferring maltodextrin, a hydrolyze of starch. It’s also used as an aroma or an excipient. It has a bit of a sweet taste and it is used amongst others to coat aspartame pills. Aspartame is a substitute for sugar.
Viscosity is 2000 cPs at a temperature of 30°C. The process flow is 75 l/h at a pressure of 2 bar.
The JEC pump replaces a progressing cavity pump. The benefits of the JEC pump are
- A lower cost of ownership (no excessive wear at wetted parts)
- No particle contamination in the process
- Easier CIP process
The process is a pilot; If the pilot line is successful and will be taken into production, the flow rate and the number of pumps, will be much higher.