This month I’d like to example how we helped a Midlands-based manufacturer of animal feeds address a key production challenge.

This company has a day to day operational requirement to pump molasses-based animal feed from bulk storage to a filling machine.

This product is then transferred to small drums, ready for delivery to customers.

The problem they faced

Their old process utilised a lobe pump and seals sourced from North America.

Due to the high temperature, viscosity and crystallised sugar fluid content, they were experiencing problems with mechanical seals failing prematurely.

This caused leaks which then stopped production.

To replace the faulty seals was both expensive and time-consuming.

The solution

They contacted the Applied Pump sales team and after listening to their requirements we recommended a Victor R65 process gear pump.

The R65 was chosen because it would deliver the correct flow at the right pressure and, with the addition of specified packed gland, would eliminate any further sealing failures and enable reliable flow.

We then supplied six of these, at the location.

The benefits

We eliminated the failing seal problem by utilising the simple solution of new Victor R65 pumps with a packed gland for each unit.

These are being successfully used, 18 months on.

With no more downtime and easy to replace gland packing this Applied Pumps customer is now benefiting from an easy to maintain and monitor production system as well as significant cost savings.

In addition, we hold a spare Victor R65 ready for them, if needed.

A client-focused service

Our independent distributor status and in-house expertise enables us to recommend the right pump for the application.

If you’d like to benefit from free advice relating to any aspect of industrial pumping, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We do not charge to chat and free consultation site visits are also available.

Please call me, Steve Ball on 01246 260157 or
email steven@appliedpumps.co.uk

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