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 and BfR – the list of hygiene guidelines for food conveyance systems is a long one. NETZSCH pumps 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

Sweet, but abrasive: special food pump even conveys difficult baking mix hygienically and reliably

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    

Self-priming, easy-to-clean 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. However, such straightforward handling also leads to poor practices in terms of hygiene, such as when juice is openly decanted so that contaminants can enter the system. 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. From a converted factory building where they brewed 1,725 barrels of beer in their first year. More

Special 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.  Chocolate may be very popular, but it is extremely complicated to make. In particular, the temperature has to be precisely controlled at all times to achieve the later melt-in-your-mouth effect. More

Specialised conveying systems are increasing 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. In addition, it manufactures a range of custom dairy blends that include acidified cloudifiers, alcohol cream liquor’s and other unique beverage formulations. More

Clean and smooth: special hygienic pump enables efficient 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. On the other hand, the product, like almost all dairy products, is critical in terms of hygiene, which means that all pump materials have to meet food safety requirements and comprehensive cleaning has to be carried out regularly. More    

Special 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

Combination of macerator and specialised pump enables efficient collagen production

Fish is not just one of the staple foods in all the world's coastal regions, its high-quality constituents mean it is globally becoming a significant component of a healthy diet. Most of the residues are disposed of or processed into cheap animal feed, but the skins do for instance contain valuable proteins. One of the main global suppliers of catfish deals with customers in around 40 countries. The company does not just export the fish meat, but also produces high-quality by-products from the fish parts which would otherwise be designated as worthless residues. A key product is a collagen powder. More

Gentle pumping of fruits and vegetable

When it comes to conveying systems in the foodstuff industry a careful transportation of the medium is a frequent precondition. A big problem for economic conveying of foodstuff is the sensitivity of the majority of the raw materials. Pumps that develop pressure or heavy shearing forces on the medium, can result in the conveyed goods being impaired or even destroyed. This is particularly applicable to fruit and vegetables. More

Rotary lobe pump facilitates 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. And, thereby, they provide higher cleanliness and safety against contamination than, for example, open tilting devices. More


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.

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.

M-Ovas® Grinding System

NETZSCH M-Ovas® grinding systems can be used wherever it is essential that solid matter in fluids be broken down reliably to ensure the prevention of pipe clogging and damage to downstream equipment.

NEMO® BF Progressing Cavity Pump with Hopper and Feeding Screw

The NEMO® BF is used in all branches of industry to provide continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance with dosing in proportion to rotation speed. It is employed primarily for highly viscous, compacted and crumbly substances that do not have a tendency to bridge.

NEMO® BT Immersible Pump

NEMO® Immersible Pumps are used for emptying barrels, tanks, and pits. They are also used where space is limited and the danger of cavitation may be present. In addition, these pumps are suitable for emptying barrels containing materials hazardous to water and the environment.

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.

The NETZSCH Twin Shaft Macerator

For applications with particularly large solid objects in the wastewater flow, the NETZSCH Twin Shaft Macerator is your ideal partner. Various tooth and spacer width plate combinations are available for different degrees of grinding.

NETZSCH Barrel Emptying Pumps

We’ll get the very last of it out for you!

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.

TORNADO® Rotary Lobe Pump

The TORNADO® 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® BH Hygienic Pump

The NEMO® BH Hygienic Pump 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® 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.


A TORNADO® rotary lobe pump fastened onto a mobile base – this is the NETZSCH TORNADO® Mobile. The concept of mounting the equipment onto a car or truck trailer makes it possible to pump large quantities of fluids with solid content, wastewater and slurries at the most unusual of sites.