Applications and Solutions for Food & Pharmaceuticals

 „In food processing, the production of cosmetics and the pharmaceutical industry in particular, we have to take special care with regard to the consumer. This of course means that all NEMO® and TORNADO® pumps are made according to the nationally and internationally relevant manufacturing and hygiene standards and guidelines.“

Rainer Gozzer
Business Field Manager Foods & Pharmaceuticals


Pumps for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industry


EHEDG, QHD, 3-A Sanitary Standard, materials specifications of the FDA – the list of hygiene guidelines for food conveyance systems is a long one. NETZSCH Pumps & Systems meet all these requirements. Furthermore high-grade media can be conveyed in a clean and gentle manner through any stage of processing by NEMO® and TORNADO® Pumps. Our pumps open up new possibilities for your manufacturing processes. For media with high viscosity we offer NEMO® hopper pumps with conveying screws for gentle media handling.

Success Stories in the Food and Pharmaceutical Sector

Hygienic progressing cavity pumps transport food gently and safely

Displacement pumps are often used in food production where viscous or difficult media such as molasses, honey, spent grains from beer brewing or chocolate have to be conveyed. More...

Rotary lobe pump facilitate barrel emptying for a sauce manufacturer

When it comes to conveying systems in the foodstuff industry, the main focus is primarily on hygiene, cleanability and compatibility with food. When emptying containers using progressing cavity pumps for example, barrels can be drained to a residual quantity of less than one percent. More...

Pennsylvania Brewing Company counts on Bavarian pump technology

In 1996 two friends with a passion for brewing premium beer opened the doors to the Brewing Company, a bar, restaurant and brewery in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. More...

Pumping Sparkling Wine Without Foaming

Due to their sensitivity, wines are considered to be a difficult fluid to pump, while carbonated wines present completely different challenges. More...

Increased efficiency and hygiene in insulin production

Globally, there are around 285 million people who suffer from diabetes according to the estimates of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and this figure is predicted to be 438 million by 2030. More...

NEMO® progressing cavity pump reliably in application at a diary

A dairy in the US-State Wisconsin is specialized in liquid concentrated dairy blends. It is one of the largest manufacturer of frozen dairy mixes in the midwest and nationwide the largest producer of sweetened condensed milk. More...

Hygienic pump enables efficient and smooth yoghurt conveyance

Yoghurt is one of the exceptionally demanding conveyor media in the food sector. On the one hand, it is vital to avoid strong shear forces so as to protect the valuable bacteria cultures and prevent separation of the different phases. More...    

Rotary Lobe Pump fills NETZSCH bead mill reliably

The Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) estimates that around 3.8 million tons of sweets and snacks were consumed in Germany in 2017. More...

Special food pump even conveys difficult baking mix

As popular as bakery products are, their production is often not without unforeseen difficulties, as for instance in a company making confectionery products in Southern Germany. More...    

Chocolate pump enables tempering across whole conveying area

Statistics tell us that every German citizen eats around 9.5 kg of chocolate a year, in the form of bars, hollow figures, pralines and such like. There is a particularly steep rise in consumption at Easter and Christmas. More...

Special oil-free rotary lobe pump reduces oil contamination risk

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) are created during petroleum refining and are divided into two essential fractions: mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). More...

Hygienic rotary lobe pump delivers edible oil flexibly and with care

In everyday practice in the foodstuff industry high demands on hygienic processing are required for the primarily sensitive products, simultaneously, there is the high pressure of competition and efficiency. More...

Progressing cavity pumps are optimal for mayonnaise production

NETZSCH's NEMO® hygienic pumps have proved to be very well suited to the requirements of mayonnaise production. The progressing cavity pumps work at low speeds and shear rates, which mean the product is protected from high forces. More...

Barrel emptying system conveys juice with almost no residues

Juices and other drinks generally cause few problems when it comes to a company's internal material logistics - thanks to their good flow characteristics, they are easy to convey and empty out. More...

Progressing cavity pumps gently convey chilli and tomato sauce

A food manufacturer used a multi screw pump to convey hot chilli and tomato sauce until 2015. However, this pump did not achieve the required flow rate and at the same time by shearing reduced the product quality. More...


TORNADO® T.Sano® Rotary Lobe Pump in New Design

The new design of the TORNADO® T.Sano® rotary lobe pump plain has a completely smooth housing in comparison to the standard T.Sano®, which attracts barely any dirt or dust.  The whole T.Sano® series are EHEDG-certified.

NEMO® Pump BY

NEMO® BY progressing cavity pumps can be used in any area of industry where a great variety of different substances must be pumped or very precisely dosed.

Mobile NEMO® Beverage Pumps

NEMO ® Beverage Pumps find universal use in the wine-growing, wine production, brewery, distillery and beverage production industries. These mobile units provide the flexibility this production environment needs.

TORNADO® T2 Industrial Rotary Lobe Pumps

The TORNADO® T2 rotary lobe pump is a positive displacement pump. The pumping action is generated by the contra-rotation of two rotors within the pump chamber which are synchronised externally. The media enters the pump chamber through the inlet port and is carried around the chamber by the rotors to the outlet port where it is discharged.

NEMO® SY Industrial Construction in Bearing Block Design with Free Shaft Extension

The NEMO® SY progressing cavity pump is used for demanding applications in every branch of industry around the globe. In bearing block design with free shaft extension, this pump can be run with any type of drive, such as servo motors, diesel motors or hydraulic drives.

NEMO® BO/BS Pump with Hopper in Block Construction and Flanged Drive

The NEMO® BO/BS progressing cavity pump with square/rectangular hopper and coupling rod with feeding screw and force-feed chamber is employed in almost all branches of industry to provide continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance.

NOTOS® Multi Screw Pump

The NOTOS® family has superior quality standards to meet the highest level requirements from our customers. The pumps are designed to work with low to high lubricant fluids, low to high viscosity, shear sensitive and/or chemically agressive media.

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NETZSCH Barrel Emptying Pumps

NEMO® barrel emptying pumps suction themselves automatically to the bottom of the barrel or container to achieve almost residue-free emptying in the chemical, pharmaceutical and foods industries. 

NEMO® SA Aseptic Pump

The NEMO® SA aseptic pump is employed for aseptic and hygienic applications in the foodstuff, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical/biochemical industries in order to provide continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance and dosing in proportion to speed.

NEMO® BH Hygienic Pump

The NEMO® BH is employed in the foodstuff, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical/biochemical industries for hygienic applications and optimal cleaning. It is ideal in these settings due in part to its continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance and in part to its capability of dosing in proportion to speed.

NEMO® SH Plus Hygienic Pump

The NEMO® SH Plus hygienic pump is employed for hygienic applications in the foodstuff, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical/biochemical industries in order to provide continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance with optimal cleaning and dosing in proportion to speed.