April 2007 Equipment Roundup - Pumps and Fluid Handling

April's equipment round-up features pumps and fluid handling equipment, including coriolis flow meters, single scat valves, centrifugal pumps, multi-pump dispensing systems, and a product exclusive from GE Fanuc.

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Good for low-flow

The new Micro C-Series Eccentric Disc pump line was designed for transferring and dosing additives in continuous processing applications. The line is ideal for handling thin, abrasive, aggressive and higher viscosity fluids due to its low contact piston speed and direct contact between the piston and cylinder. It has dry running capabilities for self-priming with strong suction lift and is also designed to be flushed and cleaned in place. With its stainless steel construction and gentle, low-shear handling of fluids, it is ideal for numerous chemical process and metering applications.

Blackmer; Grand Rapids, Mich.
616-241-1611;
www.blackmer.com


Hygienic pumping

The 800 Series pumps for hygienic, high-performance applications in the food industry are suitable for handling dairy, bakery, cereal, beverage and confectionary products with care and ease. To maintain the purity of the pumping product, the pumphead has no valves, is self-priming, and can run dry without incurring damage. The low-shear action of the 800 Series ensures consistent product quality with no siphoning or slip, providing accuracy of up to + 0.5 percent when handling flavorings, colorings and additives.

Watson-Marlow Bredel Inc.; Wilmington, Mass.
800-282-8823;
www.watson-marlow.com


Acurate dosing

Type 8055 full-bore magflowmeter permits precise, highly accurate dosing/filling control across a wide array of flow applications. The continuous or batch control unit incorporates two freely programmable transistor outputs (40VDC, 100mA), 0/4-20mA current output and RS485.  It can be programmed locally via three key pads or by PC. It's available in general-purpose, low-flow and sanitary versions.

Burkert Contromatic; Irvine, Calif.
949-223-3177 ;
www.burkert-usa.com


Precision flowmeters

The 3A Sanitary Precision Turbine Flowmeter is suitable for custody transfer of milk and milk products to and from transport vessels.  The unique design of the turbine allows the end user to thoroughly clean the internals of the flowmeter without removing them from the housing. Sponsler's 3A Sanitary Precision Turbine Flowmeter is made up of all highly polished and crevice free parts to prevent contamination.  Every Sponsler Precision Turbine Flowmeter is furnished with a multi-point flow calibration.  The Sponsler 3A Sanitary series Precision Flowmeter range in size from 3/4" to 4" and can be installed either horizontally or vertically with a variety of optional endfittings to meet your needs.  With a +/- 0.5% standard linearity and a repeatability of +/- 0.1% over a nominal flow range, the Sponsler 3A Sanitary series Precision Flowmeter is built for dairy applications to the standards of the Wisconsin Dairy Association with food grade, crevice-free Teflon or Carbide sleeve bearings.

Sponsler/Idex Corp.; Westminster, S.C.
800-258-1165;
www.sponsler.com


ANSI specs

The new ProFlo pump has ANSI specifications, including positive sealing, a fully confined gasket at casing joint that protects alignment from liquid and a 1-in. oil sight glass. Maximum shaft deflection is less than .002in. (.05mm) at face of the stuffing box, which ensures long seal and bearing life and low maintenance. A hook-type shaft sleeve (available in a wide variety of corrosion-resistant materials) is free to expand with temperature variation. Its high efficiency is maintained by impeller adjustment resulting in long term energy savings.

Master Pumps and Equipment; Odessa, Texas
432-332-0639;
www.masterpumps.com


Straight flow is sanitary

The Saniflo Series pump line is specifically designed to meet the strict guidelines for sanitary process applications. The pumps incorporate a straight flow-through design, large solids passage and shear-sensitive operation. They have Tri-clamp-style fittings and are offered in various surface finishes for both clean in place and clean out of place maintenance.

Wilden Pump and Engineering; Grand Terrace, Calif.
909-512-1204;
www.wildenpump.com

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