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The ideal pumping technology for the harshest applications

Mouvex® is a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps and compressors for the transfer of liquids or dry bulk products worldwide.

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What is Product Recovery?

In food-and-beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic-manufacturing applications, product recovery refers to the nearly total utilization (or yield) of products or ingredients. When performed properly, product recovery substantially eliminates the waste of useable products and ingredients that would otherwise remain in suction or discharge process lines during changeovers or at the end of production runs, thereby increasing profits. Too often, these fluids that remain in the piping, which can be some of the most expensive in the world, are just washed out and flushed down the drain. Or they're recovered only with the assistance of costly add-on components, such as pigging systems.

Pump technologies such as lobe, external circumferential piston (ECP), centrifugal, peristaltic hose and progressive cavity are often chosen to facilitate the transfer of raw and finished fluids during production. However, these pumps are not capable of adequately clearing or stripping the transfer lines of remaining materials. Basically, then, product recovery is the process of clearing or stripping lines of valuable product that can still be used, but these legacy pump technologies are often unable to satisfactorily perform those duties. There is a better option available, one that, if the right pumping technology is used, can help manufacturers achieve increased product-recovery rates of 60% to 80%.

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The Mouvex® Advantage

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The key to optimizing product recovery and, by extension, profit recovery is identifying and employing the most efficient and reliable pumping technology, one that can be trusted to reliably strip suction or discharge lines of valuable raw materials and salable end-products. For more than a century, eccentric disc pump technology from Mouvex® has stood ready to optimize product recovery rates thanks to an operating principle that provides non-pulsing, low-slip operation with high volumetric consistency. Mouvex pumps are also able to pump air, which creates a vacuum effect on the pump's suction side and a compressor effect on the discharge side. This produces a plug effect that pushes a complete and still useable product "plug" out of the piping.

Mouvex eccentric disc pumps are ideally suited for a variety of sanitary applications that require a consistent, non-pulsing flow and gentle fluid handling with low shear rates. Mouvex pumps also excel in the hygienic applications that are common in food-and-beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing because they have been designed to conform with the most prevalent regulatory sanitary standards while providing gentle product handling, superior containment, and easy maintenance.

How It Works

The unique eccentric disc operating principle from Mouvex features a disc that moves on an eccentric plane within a circular channel. In addition to the operational advantages inherent in this type of pump operation, eccentric disc pumps provide flow rates that vary minimally with changes in viscosity, temperature, system back-pressure and component wear. The result is typical product recovery rates of 60% to 80% when compared to other technologies like lobe or external circumferential piston pumps.

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