Brazil has stood out on the global market for the manufacture of pectin, a soluble fiber obtained from citrus fruits, such as orange peel, widely used in the production of dairy products and in confectionery, such as jellies, ice cream, yogurts and juices.

Located in the City of Bebedouro, São Paulo State, the pectin manufacturing plant is the first one Cargill has built out of Europe, with its products targeting markets such as Asia and South America.

Starting its operations at the end of 2021, the new factory has WEG motors from the W22 WELL line throughout the plant, having the compliance with the American standard IEEE841 as a special advantage. It is the guarantee of greater reliability, better corrosion resistance and extended service life, both for safe and hazardous areas.

Reliability and maximum performance

288 WEG motors are used in several applications of this plant, such as pumps, fans, exhausters, conveyors, stirrers and mixers.

Easy installation, low vibration levels and high mechanical precision make the motors of the WELL (WEG Extra Long Life) line highly suitable for the food industry, in addition to having a painting scheme to withstand the corrosive environment produced by pectin.

The plant also purchased two 1316 hp W60 motors. With a compact, lightweight and modular design, these motors are suitable for industrial applications such as compressors, pumps and fans.

In addition, the plant in Bebedouro operates with 15,000 kVA and 45 kVA WEG transformers and WEG-CESTARI gearboxes, ensuring the quality and stability of the processes. Reducing energy consumption and improving industrial processes is WEG's goal by providing a complete portfolio with solutions for different industries.