Riverside Bakery, part of Northern Foods Group, needed to pump pie fillings, casseroles and stews without damage. Having looked at a number of solutions, and after extensive trials, a Bredel hose pump with its inherently low-shear action was found to be the perfect answer.
Ian Coughtrey, maintenance manager at Riverside comments: "We had been looking for an automatic transfer solution for the last three to four years that would not degrade any of the food in the production process. We had not thought of using a peristaltic pump until we were recommended it as a solution by a pump specialist.
"The Bredel 40 hose pump saves us time, freeing up operators to concentrate on monitoring other parts of the production process.
"Another advantage is the very low maintenance cost. The Bredel 40 is still running on the same hose that was first installed six months ago."