Drives for pumps in food and beverage applications

Save on energy and water consumption with pump speed control

By reducing the average speed of the pump motor from 100% to 80%, you can save 50% on energy consumed. Reducing the average speed by 50% increases the savings to 80%. Implementing pump control with Danfoss drives can give you these energy savings, and also dramatically reduce water consumption in your operations.

For pumps, drives functionality such as the Cascade Controller distributes running hours evenly across all pumps. This keeps wear and tear on individual pumps to a minimum and ensures they continue to operate reliably. By optimizing the combustion efficiency of boilers, electricity and fuel consumption can be minimized. And the hydraulic performance of water-handling processes and the flow rate in feed water can be significantly improved by using AC drives.

Learn how drives reduce water consumption at Nestle Waters

The VLT® FlexConcept® was chosen to help Nestlé Waters fulfill their goal to optimize environmental sustainability and minimize energy consumption.

Products

  • VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202
    VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202

    FC202 drives and controls all types of pumps and comes equipped with a cascade controller.

  • VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302
    VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302

    The VLT® AutomationDrive FC301 / FC302 is designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. It comes in a standard version (FC301) and an advanced high dynamic version (FC302) with additional functionalities.

Case studies

  • High production throughput for Reicholzheim
    High production throughput for Reicholzheim

    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 helps sweet grapes make sweet wine.

  • Danfoss DrivePro® services make success extra sweet
    Danfoss DrivePro® services make success extra sweet

    Uptime is critical for the Rajarambapu co-operative sugar factory. DrivePro® services help maintain it.

  • Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %
    Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %

    Nestlé Waters chose the VLT® FlexConcept® to help fulfill their goal to optimize environmental sustainability and minimize energy consumption.

  • Up to 15% energy savings for Arla
    Up to 15% energy savings for Arla

    The highest quality lactose pays off – also for the end user

  • Improved process control for Valio
    Improved process control for Valio

    100 VACON® 100 drives enable accurate control of production line and improve work safety and reliability.

  • Bitburger Group cuts CO2 emissions by 42%
    Bitburger Group cuts CO2 emissions by 42%

    With VLT® FlexConcept® installed as part of a retrofit, the bottle-filling plant uses 40% less water, 40% less cleaning agents, 27% less heat and 42% less CO2.

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