Knoll Maschinenbau GmbG

RONDO FOOD relies on KNOLL – the MX delivers the goods in the pet food industry

2013-12-17

Rondo Food_LogoThe RONDO FOOD company, which specialises in snack products for cats and dogs, has been using MX progressing cavity pumps by KNOLL for a number of years now with highly satisfactory results. RONDO FOOD has made an international name for itself as a supplier of private label products to commercial and industrial enterprises in the European, US and Asian markets.

When it comes to the production of pet snacks, RONDO FOOD places great emphasis on fast and hygienic processing of fresh meat. The meat is made into a slurry with a viscosity of between 1,000 and 3,000 mPas. This slurry contains chunks of meat 1.5 x 0.5 mm in size. Gentle product delivery is very important because these chunks must not be destroyed. This unique feature of the MX progressing cavity pump by KNOLL is a key criterion for RONDO FOOD. Today, nearly 50 MX progressing cavity pumps are used by RONDO FOOD at various production sites so as to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

The MX also has other advantages in addition to gentle product delivery: the proven EvenWall® technology of the high-compression stator allows pressures of up to 10 bar per pressure cycle, which saves space and, most importantly, cost. That means KNOLL can also supply small and cost-effective MX progressing cavity pumps for high-pressure applications. Due to the stringent hygiene requirements which apply in the pet food industry, cleaning and maintenance are important to RONDO FOOD. In this department, the MX scores highly with its service-friendly design. Thanks to its modular principle, it can be disassembled easily and quickly. The MX progressing cavity pump by KNOLL is at home in the hygiene sector and can be easily cleaned and sterilised using CIP and SIP methods by virtue of its virtually pocket-free design. Another plus-point is the low part diversity – which greatly simplifies both maintenance and stocking of parts by the customer. Because the pumps in the MX series differ from one another only in terms of their pump unit, which comes in nine different sizes, the wear parts of, say, the shaft seal and universal joint are identical and can be used flexibly.

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