Do you Want to Increase Efficiency When Pumping Shampoo?

Compact and powerful shampoo pump for the process industry

The price of production space has increased significantly in recent years. Therefore, most companies aim to get the most out of the available space and thus increase production efficiency. But where can production space be saved, and how can efficiency be improved?

TORNADO® T.Sano® rotary lobe pumps pump soaps and shampoos in the process industry in a space-saving and powerful way, thereby reducing costs.

The all-metal pump is also specially designed for chemically or hygienically demanding products.

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Process industry: Benefit by reducing the production area

The Italian personal hygiene product manufacturer is based in Northern Italy and its products include soaps and shampoos for various markets. Against the background of performance optimization, there is ever greater recognition of surface area as a valuable resource in all industrial sectors. For processes in which smaller volumetric flows suffice we designed the all-metal pump, which is specially for products that are demanding in chemical or hygiene terms. It offers a pumping capacity of up to 8 m³/h.

Challenges of pumping shampoo in the process industry

There are different challenges to consider when pumping shampoo. The raw materials for the shampoos must be pumped from tanks to the production lines at two bar with a flow rate of between one and six cubic metres. However, shampoos tend to form foam when pumped. While foam is desirable when showering or washing hair, it should be avoided in production. This can affect the pump's functionality by accumulating in the conductors and reducing the flow rate. It can also lead to an increased wear rate of the pump. In addition, shampoos contain various chemical components such as surfactants, fragrances and preservatives. These can be corrosive or damage the seals and other parts of the pump. Sometimes, this leads to leaks or shortens the life of the pump. These challenges posed no problems for the progressing cavity pump used at the Italian care products manufacturer. However, the existing shampoo pumps required so much space that the installation, maintenance, and cleaning measures needed to be simplified. That's why the company approached NETZSCH with their requirements.


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With the TORNADO® T.Sano® with smooth surface, you can pump even the most demanding media in compliance with the strictest hygiene regulations.

Shampoo pump reduces space requirements and increases efficiency

Together with the care product manufacturer, the experts from NETZSCH found the optimal solution for saving space and, at the same time, increasing efficiency when pumping shampoo. A TORNADO® T.Sano® all metal rotary lobe pump provided the remedy. It is characterised by significantly less installation space than comparable pumps and a belt drive that both drives the lobe rotors and ensures synchronisation. Thanks to this dual function, there is no need for an additional complex gearbox. In addition, the motor can be placed directly above the pumping chamber, which results in a shallow installation depth for you. In addition, the belt drive runs very quietly, which reduces wear. Since the drive is entirely oil-free, you have no maintenance or servicing to do. This saves you time and money.

The company therefore switched to a T.Sano® 08/8 from NETZSCH’s TORNADO® T2 series. Simply because of their special design, models of this type already need significantly less space than comparable pumps, without sacrificing anything in terms of performance. The reason for this is the belt drive which both drives the rotary lobes and ensures their synchronization. Thanks to this dual function, no complex gear box is needed, and in addition the motor can be placed directly above the conveying chamber which means there is an extremely small installation depth. In addition, the belt drive runs very smoothly, which reduces wear, and it operates completely oil-free, with the result that there is no longer any need for lubrication work. At the same time, it is considerably more robust in terms of damage or accidents than normal gear drives – especially as the toothed belt can be removed and replaced in next to no time, if necessary. In this way, maintenance expenditure and downtime are reduced to a minimum. The choice of materials also makes a contribution here: the T.Sano® only uses stainless steel or other special steels for the housing and rotary lobes. The hard-wearing materials ensure a long service life and guarantee the pump’s long-term availability. Furthermore, both being oil-free and having a stainless steel design ensure complete hygiene in the manufacturing process – a small pump with great powers of persuasion.

TORNADO® T.Sano® all metal rotary lobe pump 

  • Product: Shampoo
  • Flow rate: Max. 8 m³/h
  • Pressure: 3 bar
  • Flow rate: 1 to 6 m³/h
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Special feature: Oil-free
TORNADO® T.Sano® All-Metal Rotary Lobe Pump, NETZSCH, Pumps, Systems