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Danish potato starch is made with Bauer pumps

The world's second largest potato starch manufacturer is located in Jutland. With the popular SX 2600 pumps, production can be carried out reliably and at full speed.

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Working in the world's second largest potato starch factory

In Brande - in the center of the Jutland peninsula – there is the Andels-Kartoffelmelsfabrikken Midtjylland Amba, AKM for short. This was founded in 1933 and is one of a total of three production facilities of the Kartoffelmelcentralen, KMC a.m.b.a. The individual factories are independent cooperatives owned by 1,300 farmers across Denmark who deliver their potato crops to the factory. An incredible 1.5 million tons of potatoes are processed on site in Denmark - making KMC the second largest potato starch manufacturer in the world. At AKM itself, approx. 250,000 tons of potatoes are processed into approx. 55,000 tons of potato starch from August to December. 90 percent of the production in Brande is exported to more than 80 countries around the world.

Three gear- and pedestal pumps SX 2600 are used at AKM: two SX 2600 with 75 kW motor, one SX 2600 with 90 kW motor.

The dealer Agrometer completes the pumps with frequency control, suitable motors, control cabinet, etc. Two SX 2600 pump the process water that is produced when cleaning the potatoes to a lagoon four kilometres away, where the water is collected. The third pump brings the water from the lagoon three kilometres further to the irrigation machine, which irrigates the collected water until December because it does not freeze in Denmark. The pumps therefore run at full speed 24/7 from August to December.

Delivery rate: 190-200m3 / h

Pressure at the pump: minimum 6 bar