Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
Aflex FaBLINE hose for Food and Beverage Processing
Food and beverage plants can now maximize production line profitability with FaBLINE, a new food-grade flexible hose from Aflex, part of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS). Developed to meet the latest hygiene standards, the patented PTFE-lined hose with standard 316 stainless steel braid ensures efficient product transfer and handling while simultaneously offering longer life than rubber hose alternatives. In addition to the benefits such as increased service life, reduced maintenance, less CIP downtime and lower processing costs, FaBLINE offers excellent liner flexibility in a kink-resistant design that requires less force to bend than competitor smooth bore products. Furthermore, the product carries up to twice the flow of similar-sized convoluted delivery hoses, providing a faster, more efficient processing solution. Operating performance is also elevated.
Certa Pump Parts
WMFTS is now fitting newly-designed components to its class-leading range of MasoSine Certa pumps, benefiting companies with COP (clean-out-of-place) or post-CIP (clean-in-place) inspection requirements. Already cleaner than any lobe or circumferential piston pump, Certa pumps featuring the new parts — which include a new O-ring seal system, hexagonal locking screw and weld-on hinge — elevate ease-of-use, hygiene and safety to even higher levels.In combination with optimal process efficiency and minimal TCO (total cost of ownership), Certa pumps meet the highest standards in hygiene and cleanability. Designed primarily for CIP processes, Certa pumps do not require stripping down to component level for cleaning between batches or before use. However, some customer processes stipulate regular strip-downs regardless, either to clean the pump as part of a COP requirement, or to check for cleanliness after a CIP cycle.
PROFINET-enabled peristaltic pumps
WMFTG is extending its industrial Ethernet control offer by making PROFINET available on its 530, 630 and 730 series of cased peristaltic pumps. This additional communication capability allows customers to access fast, accurate performance data and seamless connectivity with modern PLC control systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) using either EtherNet/IP™ and PROFINET®. Industry’s transition to digitalization is emanating from the need to improve process performance, reduce operating costs and minimize downtime.