Ice Cream Machine / June 21, 2018 / Alana Loyd
There are two main pump systems that the Taylor Company has designed for their pressurized machines. All the pressurized machines made by Taylor have either a simplified coaxial pump or a horizon pump. Below we explain the differences between the two types of pump, the use of a third peristaltic pump in some Taylor machines, & we make a side note on the technology called "flavor burst" which could potentially increase profits in for your business.
Horizon Pump. The best way to tell the difference is to open up the machine. The horizon pump is easily distinguishable by its use of 2 sets of tubes per barrel (used as hopper below the machine in large full standing models) as well as the circular face plates that create a semicircle shape with the tubes. The horizon pump has a more intricate assembly in which it has a variety of O rings instead of plastic pieces. Since the horizon pump uses a more complicated system with rubber pieces, then it is much more complicated to disassemble, clean, and reassemble. Since it is more complicated to take apart and put back together you usually need some training (typically 3 session) from a Taylor company technician. The extensive use of O rings and other rubber parts makes the machine more reliable and less likely to mess up compared to the simplified pump (although both pumps have a very small percentage of mistakes).