Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps

About Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps


At Hunter Pumps, we specialise in offering sanitary centrifugal pumps that deliver important benefits to industries across Australia. Our expertise lies in providing low-maintenance pumps with a simple design for hygienic applications. Known for their greater operational efficiency, these pumps are ideal for managing low-viscosity fluids with high flow rates and low pressure. They are widely used in sanitary process industries, including beverage, food, dairy, and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Our pumps feature an easy self-cleaning system, hygienic design, and traceability options, making us the trusted partner of many of the world’s leading brands. Committed to meeting strict sanitation requirements and Workplace Health & Safety (WHS/OH&S) obligations, we offer both efficient pumping solutions and unparalleled services.

About Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps

Sanitary centrifugal pumps are used in food processing and similar operations to transport and metre solutions, slurries, and colloids of food and agricultural materials. These pumps ensure cleanliness and hygiene during the process.

There are two types of sanitary pumps:

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Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps use rotation to impart velocity to a liquid, converting that velocity into flow. They are typically powered by an engine or electric motor.

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Positive Displacement Pumps
These pumps move fluid by repeatedly enclosing a fixed volume and moving it mechanically. They are efficient at handling viscous fluids, which flow at lower speeds and create more resistance.

The centrifugal pump is the most common choice for pumping systems, applying centrifugal force to generate velocity. It uses rotating impellers to increase this velocity and then pushes fluids through an outlet valve. Industries such as food processing, cosmetics, dairy, and pharmaceuticals can greatly benefit from the efficient movement of liquid offered by these pumps.

On the other hand, positive displacement pumps operate differently. They use gears, rollers or impellers to move fluid into a fixed cavity. When the liquid exists, a vacuum is created that draws in more fluid, making these pumps another essential tool in various industries.

At Hunter Pump Industrial, we are proud to offer these efficient pumping solutions. Trust in our 25 years of experience and commitment to provide you with the highest quality pumps for your specific needs.

What is a Sanitary Centrifugal Pump?

Sanitary centrifugal pumps are excellent at handling low-viscosity fluids quickly and efficiently, making them reliable and robust equipment for hygienic applications. This is because low-viscosity liquids are extremely easy to accelerate with kinetic energy. Centrifugal pumps use centrifugal force, moving fluids out of the pump through the kinetic energy that the impellers’ movement produces.

These pumps can produce high flow rates with a consistent, non-pulsing flow, with valves at the pump output allowing the user to adjust flow rates easily. They can move a larger quantity of gallons per minute, contributing to their overall efficiency.

What is a Sanitary Centrifugal Pump?

Sanitary centrifugal pumps work by rotating the impeller on a shaft, which creates a centrifugal force that moves the liquid forward. This force increases the liquid’s energy, converting it into pressure in the discharge collector. The liquid enters the impeller at a smaller diameter and exits at a larger diameter, collected in a casing. The flow is then directed to a discharge nozzle using a volute design, which helps convert energy into pressure.

Features & Benefits


At Hunter Pumps, we prioritise the following key specifications for our sanitary centrifugal pumps:

Various power sources are used for these pumps, including AC, DC, compressed air, diesel fuel, gasoline, natural gas, hydraulic systems, water, steam, and solar energy. Sanitary pumps without integrated power sources typically come with a drive shaft for motor connection. Manual pumps rely on hand or foot effort, making them suitable for specific applications without electrical power.

Our team is always ready to support you in choosing the right pump to handle your specific requirements.


Sanitary centrifugal pumps are used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

Sanitary centrifugal pumps are simple to operate and less costly to maintain, and they do not take up too much footprint. They are also able to move fluids that contain suspended solids. Various sizes are available to suit all applications.

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Improve Fluid Handling with Hunter Pumps' Sanitary Centrifugal Pumps

At Hunter Pumps, we prioritise your specific needs and requirements. Our sanitary centrifugal pumps are designed for optimal pump efficiency, effectively handling various types of fluid with ease. With our strict adherence to sanitation and WHS/OH&S, we offer an extensive range of sanitary pumps from trusted manufacturers, ensuring reliability and quality. Additionally, we offer readily available spare parts for emergency situations and provide on-site services by our trained staff.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us today and let our team help you find the perfect sanitary centrifugal pump solution that fits your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hunter Pumps sets the bar high with our commitment to quality, reliability, and superior customer service. Our sanitary centrifugal pumps, equipped with the latest technology, ensure efficient and hygienic fluid handling. With high operational efficiency, low maintenance, and customizable options to adhere to stringent sanitation standards, we stand apart from our competitors. Leveraging our 25-year industry experience, we provide expert advice and custom solutions for diverse applications.

We at Hunter Pumps believe in providing exceptional after-sales support. Our comprehensive services include installation guidance, troubleshooting, regular maintenance, and repair. We ensure readily available spare parts to minimise downtime, backed by our trained technicians offering on-site services to keep your operations uninterrupted.

Choosing the appropriate pump depends on several aspects such as fluid type, required flow rate, pressure, and the specific conditions of your application. Our team at Hunter Pumps is ready to assist you in this process. Share your requirements with us, and we will recommend the most suitable pump size and specifications for you.

Our sanitary centrifugal pumps are designed for ease of maintenance and cleaning. Many models are Clean-In-Place (CIP) compatible, facilitating efficient cleaning without disassembly. We provide detailed maintenance guides and can conduct training sessions on proper care and cleaning practices to ensure your pump's performance and longevity.

Yes, Hunter Pumps offers comprehensive assistance with pump assembly. Our experienced technicians can guide you through the process and provide helpful tips to ensure a successful and safe assembly.

We prioritise swift and efficient delivery and installation services. Upon order placement, we'll provide an estimated delivery timeframe and diligently work to meet it. Our team will collaborate with you to arrange an installation date that fits your schedule.