Pumps and Systems for the Food and Beverage Industry

LEWA supports producers and plant construction companies in the food and beverage industries with pumps and systems for homogenization and dispersion, as well as for other processing operations in the food industry.

We work with you to plan all the important process-related operations, such as conveying, metering, mixing, heating, and cooling so that you can process your raw product cost-effectively.

Food & Beverage Industry

Precise System Solutions for Hygienic Processes with LEWA

Process integrity, recipe compliance, and product reliability are basic prerequisites in food technology. Hygienic aspects and cleanability play a central role: The process must remain closed and contamination of the process media must be prevented in every phase of production.

LEWA supplies precise system solutions in the manner in which they are required in the food and beverage industry for processes such as homogenization, mixing, and filling.

LEWA metering system for the food and beverage industry

Areas of Application for LEWA Pumps and Systems in the Food Industry

Our products allow you to convey and meter, as well as process and homogenize.

Product applications Typical tasks Examples of subindustries
Areas of applications
in the food and beverage industry

Conveying low-viscosity and 
viscous media
  • Processes in the production of sausage and meat products
  • Pastries and baked goods
  • Mineral water
Proportionally metering additives, e.g., flavorings, acids, vitamins, color pigments, in a precise and controlled manner  
  • Feeding extruders and vats in the confectionery industry (gelatin processing, caramels, cereals)
  • Flavorings, vitamins for mineral water and soft drinks
  • Acids and bases in oil and grease processes
  • Milk and dairy products, margarine
  • Filling containers precisely, e.g., for spreads
  • Chocolates, gelatin
Spraying for drying and preparing food under medium to high pressure  
  • Powdered milk for baby food
  • Spices, sauces, baked goods
  • Grease composite
Treating with SO2, O2, and preservatives  
  • Soft drinks, sparkling wine, wine, spirits
  • Treating sensitive foods
Extraction, e.g., with CO2  
  • Decaffeinating coffee, for example
  • Confectionery industry

Our pumps and systems convey, meter, and process a multitude of substances for the production of foods and beverages.

  Substance Examples of end products
Typical conveyed, metered
and processed substances
Gelatin, chocolate  
  • Confectionery, marshmallows, gummy bears
Sugar, glucose mixtures  
  • Candy, jelly fruits
Waxes, wetting agents  
  • Jelly fruits
  • Peanuts
Vegetable oils, vinegar, (oil in water emulsions)  
  • Mayonnaise
  • Food and beverages
Yogurts, creams  
  • Salad cheese

Solutions in the Food and Beverage Industry

Illnesses and allergies from contaminated food are all too commonplace unfortunately. That's why food safety, recipe compliance, and process integrity are top priorities for LEWA equipment. With our products, you can process and homogenize food and guarantee your end customers the best quality as a result.

Thanks to their hermetic seals, our products and systems prevent cross-contamination and contamination resulting from abrasion. And the optimum cleanability that they offer helps here too.

This is ensured thanks to a hygienic design that complies with national and international guidelines and standards. EHEDG certificates are available for the relevant products.

Perfectly designed pumps and process-safe systems for homogenization, for example, guarantee recipe compliance and reliable quality in the end product – always reproducible and economical, even over long periods.

We work together in technical commissions with end users and official agencies to create and review guidelines. This allows us to focus our actions on the current needs of customers and ensure that our knowledge is always up to date.

LEWA system for homogenization of food

Advantages at a Glance

High end pumps, equipment and systems

We deliver high-end pumps integrated into complete systems and units for your specific applications. In doing so, we of course rely on the tried-and-tested LEWA quality.

Easy to clean

An especially important advantage for pharmaceutical and food industry is that our systems can be quickly and easily cleaned with cleaning chemicals or hot steam.

Minimization of unproductive times

Our systems are extremely reliable and low maintenance. Thus, you can get the maximum out of your production and avoid costly downtime.

Sanitary & hygienic design

Highly polished surfaces and a minimal dead space construction are the basis for a system design that meets all the industry's hygienic standards.

Economic solutions

We always deliver economic pumps, systems and units with minimized energy consumption, high efficiency, low maintenance and a long lifetime.

Tried and tested modular system

We design our systems and units in modular design with numerous engine and pump head combinations for different applications.

Special materials

On request, we can build systems with special materials such as Hastelloy, titanium, duplex stainless steel or further materials. If you are interested, please contact our product manager.

Patented sandwich diaphragm

Our patented diaphragm metering pumps use metal or PTFE sandwich diaphragms with Diaphragm Protection System (DPS) for maximum operational safety.

International standards

LEWA pumps, systems and units are compliant with major international standards such as DVGW G280, WHG, PED, ISO 9001, ASME, ATEX and TA-Luft. Of course, you can also define your own standards.


Caustic soda production

At LEWA, find out about custom plants for producing and diluting different bases like caustic soda. Ask our experts for more information.

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Extraction with supercritical fluids

Processes with supercritical fluids in pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. Ask our experts for more information! 

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Chemical metering in high-pressure cleaning systems

LEWA metering and process diaphragm pumps meet the specific demands for the production of melamine (trimerization of urea). Consult us!

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Production of edible oil

LEWA diaphragm metering pumps are used for the production of edible oil. We are happy to assist with your individual production process.

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Pharmaceutical spray drying

LEWA provides accurate and efficient diaphragm metering pumps for pharmaceutical spray drying. Consult us!

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Metering flavoring agents

Metering of flavoring agents by LEWA metering systems using the process of brewing alcohol-free beers as an example.

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Butter production

In order to sustain consistent quality of spreadable butter, ingredients like rapeseed oil, water, and brine are metered flexibly and fully automatically with ecoflow pumps. 

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Homogenization of milk

With LEWA homogenization systems, producers of dairy products can achieve uniform particle size, moisture, and color, for example, in infant formula, and prevent the milk concentrate within it from creaming. 

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Production of gelatine

In the production of gelatin and in the fabrication of gelatin products, LEWA pumps and systems are used. We would be happy to give you more information!

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Filtration with diatomite

When beer, wine and fruit juices are filtered, the LEWA ecodos sanitary/hygienic pump is used, which is designed for handling diatomite suspensions.

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Yoghurt production

Pomac rotary lobe pumps are used for transferring yogurt products to the filling station. We will be happy to give you more information about industrial yogurt production!

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High purity systems

Pumps and high purity systems from LEWA are a tried-and-tested solution in the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry. We are happy to assist with your individual high purity system.

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Dilution of emulsifiers

With its metering systems and diaphragm pumps, LEWA offers the right solution for recipe-compliant emulsifier dilution.

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Extracting omega-3 fatty acids using supercritical CO2

LEWA offers optimum pump solutions for these processes, which perform their tasks safe, permanently reliable and efficiently

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