Pumps and Systems for the Manufacture of Detergents and Cleaners

We support plant construction companies, manufacturers, and processors in the detergent and cleaner industry with pumps and systems for many different processes. Whether pumps for detergent production or complete systems for the manufacture of cleaners – LEWA has exactly what you need!

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.

Cleaners and detergents
precise, formula-controlled systems with LEWA

LEWA offers continually operating, formula-controlled systems for the manufacture of household and industrial cleaners in all commercially available surfactant concentrations – from raw product to end product.

We use surfactants as the main active ingredients as they have special properties. Each molecule has one hydrophobic and one hydrophilic end. LEWA also supports surfactant production and processing. You can find more detailed information about this in our Chemical industry description and in the example application Systems for surfactant processing.

LEWA pump for cleaning agents

LEWA Pumps and Systems In the Manufacture of Detergents and Cleaners

Our experts are on hand with help and advice and will work with you to develop custom systems and plants for manufacturing cleaners and detergents. You can rely on our many years of industry expertise.

The diagram shows you the basic illustration of a surfactant processing system.

We especially focus on the typical process steps during the manufacture of detergents and many other end products with LEWA pumps and systems.

Example process stepsExamples of end products
  • The conveying and metering of
    1. water
    2. surfactants
    3. colorants
    4. fragrances
    5. preservatives
    6. other additives and raw products
  • LES dilution
  • Production of washing powder using spray drying
  • Static or dynamic mixing
  • Heating and cooling
  • Liquid detergents and heavy-duty detergents
  • Powder detergents
  • (Floor) cleaners
    Dishwashing liquid
  • Fabric softeners
  • Disinfectants
  • Soaps
  • Wet wipes
  • Washing gel, shower gel

Solutions for the Manufacture of Cleaners and Detergents

We work with you to plan and implement fully automated and formula-controlled systems and assist you during the switchover from batch to continuous processing.

The development of the concept, engineering, construction, and delivery of the detergent production system, as well as the process steps including instrumentation, control systems, and automation: everything comes from a single source. Even after commissioning, we support you with comprehensive services, for example in process technology, we offer assistance during process optimization, mechanical maintenance and repair, or with instrumentation and control technology.

Diagramm production of surfactants

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.

Economic solutions

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

Flexible application

High variability in operation in terms of pressure, temperature, flow rate and fluid properties with high metering accuracy guarantee a wide range of applications.

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.

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.

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.

Complete documentation

Receive supporting documents and certificates, including the operating instructions, as well as design and test details in different languages.


LEWA ecoflow diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecoflow diaphragm metering pump

The ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump from LEWA is a true all-around talent in the field of metering and mixing and can be used in all industries.

LEWA ecoflow packed plunger metering pump

LEWA ecoflow packed plunger metering pump

The LEWA ecoflow® packed plunger metering pump is the high-performance and economical metering pump for simple pumping or metering tasks.

LEWA ecosmart

LEWA ecosmart the smart metering pump

The LEWA ecosmart® diaphragm metering pump is the inexpensive metering pump for various applications and can be ordered quickly and conveniently through the online store.

LEWA ecodos mechanical diaphragm pump

LEWA ecodos mechanical diaphragm pump

The ecodos® mechanical diaphragm metering pump from LEWA is suitable for all pumping and metering tasks in the low-pressure range.

LEWA intellidrive diaphragm metering pumps

LEWA intellidrive diaphragm metering pump

Use servomotor-controlled diaphragm metering pumps for precision metering and mixing of fluids in metering plants and systems.

LEWA modular

LEWA modular metering pump

LEWA modular is a hydraulically actuated metering diaphragm pump and plunger pump combination-type metering pump. Contact us for more information!

LEWA ecoflow process diaphragm pump

LEWA high pressure pump for process engineering

The LEWA ecoflow process diaphragm pump is the top performer among innovative and universal process pumps for high-pressure process technology.

LEWA triplex process pump

LEWA triplex high pressure pump for process engineering

LEWA triplex is the most compact process pump in the world for high-pressure processes in all branches of industry. Contact us, we are happy to help!

Nikkiso centrifugal canned motor pump

Nikkiso canned motor pump

The NIKKISO centrifugal canned motor pump is perfectly suited for transfer and circulation tasks in the chemical industry. We are happy to help you make your selection.

Customized production units

LEWA metering and mixing system

LEWA develops complete systems for metering, mixing, and filling fluids. Contact us and let us advise you!

Customer-specific metering systems

LEWA metering system

LEWA provides you with custom-designed metering systems according to your specifications. Put your trust in the experience gained from 60 years of metering technology in various industries.


  • Win Cosmetic



    LEWA delivers to WIN COSMETIC customized production units for the cleaning & detergents and personal care industries.

    One application example is the production of fabric softener.

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