A leading chocolate manufacturer was experiencing a messy problem and turned to IPEG for an innovative and creative solution.
A pump with a packed stuffing box was being used to handle chocolate, and the chocolate continuously leaked causing a daily housekeeping mess. After IPEG introduced new technology to improve the way manufacturers process chocolate, the company decided to implement IPEG’s innovative idea.
Working with vendor-partner Viking Pump, IPEG identified the difficulty as a sealing issue and developed an O-Ring seal stuffing box specifically designed for chocolate applications. IPEG and Viking Pump worked with the customer, using their plant as a test site to run the problem-solving solution — a Viking Pump Model KK124A that was modified to accept a customized O-Ring seal stuffing box bushing assembly.
After the pump had run continuously 24/7 for nine months, the manufacturer, IPEG and Viking Pump were satisfied to discover that with minimal maintenance (greasing the stuffing box once every two weeks), not a single drop of chocolate came in contact with the floor. The creative, innovative O-Ring seal stuffing box has made the chocolate company mess free.