As a leading independent manufacturer of natural extracts, oils and flavours for the food industry, Lionel Hitchen has opted to standardise on pneumatic controls from Spirax Sarco to ensure that every batch of product reaches the required standard.
Lionel Hitchen was confident that Spirax Sarco controls could provide the reliability and precision required in some of its most crucial temperature control applications, since it has used a variety of Spirax Sarco products around the site for 15 years.
Many of the flavour ingredients made by Lionel Hitchen are very expensive.
After an initial purchase of two of Flotronic Pumps Ltd's new Slimline Super Model pumps, Lionel Hitchen
Ltd bought a further pump from the company -- an FPL one-and-a-half inch Slimline 316 Stainless Steel Air Operated Double Diaphragm pump fitted with virgin PTFE diaphragms to load liquid raw material and flavourings into a steam heated mixing vessel.