Peristaltic Hose Pumps for Shear-Sensitive Materials
The Abaque Series of peristaltic hose pumps has been designed to handle shear-sensitive raw materials gently for the manufacture of many types of personal cleansing products. Available in 10 sizes with flow rates from 0.07 to 290 gpm (15 to 66,000 l/h), the pump is self-priming to 29.5 ft (9 m) manometric lift. It can run dry continuously without detrimental effects, handles high concentrations of solids, and can run in forward or reverse. The pump is constructed with ductile iron and steel materials, allowing higher discharge pressures to 217.5 psi (15 bar). Its seal-free design eliminates leaks, contamination, and product loss while reducing maintenance and repairs. Three different types of hoses are available: natural rubber (generally resistant to diluted acids and alcohols), Buna or NBR (wear resistant to oily products), and EPDM (high chemical resistance, especially with concentrated acids, alcohols, and ketones).
Blackmer, Grand Rapids, MI; 616-475-9390; www.blackmer.com