Gea presented the new twin screw pump Hilge Novatwin today for the first time at the Brau Beviale 2019 in Nuremberg. (Photo: GEA)

The pump experts from Gea and ITT Bornemann are now working together to manufacture and market a twin screw pump for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. While Gea has so far concentrated primarily on hygienic centrifugal pumps, the cooperation now means that a joint model of a positive displacement pump is ready for introduction: Gea Hilge Novatwin. This Novatwin pump is a twin screw pump based on the Bornemann design that meets the highest hygienic requirements for gentle product handling and clean-in-place (CIP) with just one pump. The new Gea Hilge Novatwin will be available in 6 sizes.

The official sales launch is scheduled for January 2020.

Like positive displacement pumps in general, twin screw pumps stand for the gentle conveyance of chunky, shear-sensitive and abrasive media. “They offer exceptionally high flexibility for pumping liquids of various viscosities. The special feature of the twin screw pump is its dual function, because twin screw pumps can not only pump the actual product but can also function as a CIP pump at the same time, as they can operate at very high speeds. This saves the use of an additional CIP pump compared to alternative solutions,” explains Product Manager Ulla Främke from Gea.

Since autumn 2017, Gea has been developing and producing its pump portfolio at the Bodenheim Hygienic Pump Competence Center: the highly flexible Varipump line for complex applications as well as the more standardized Smartpump line. From January 2020, Gea will expand its range of positive displacement pumps with the new twin screw pump. (Photo: GEA)

Two strong partners work together

“This cooperation with Bornemann is a real win-win situation for both partners,” says Bastian Tolle, head of product management at the Gea Flow Components business unit. “The twin screw pumps we see in the market today are mostly derived from Bornemann’s original development. The expertise is impressive, we can learn a lot from such a partner and from the experience gained over decades in the application of this special positive displacement pump”.

“We will benefit from Gea’s strong distribution network”, adds Bornemann‘s Managing Director Markus Schwarte. “Gea has a broad customer base, a large network and an excellent reputation among decision-makers, particularly in the food sector and in local markets such as the USA. We want to benefit from the synergy between the leading technology and the first-class global network in the food industry”.

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