Air-operated double-diaphragm pump technology delivers the shear-sensitivity and leak-free operation required in this application.
by Edison Brito, Pump Solutions Group
June 20, 2012
  • Air-Distribution System (ADS)—Provides operational flexibility through an efficiency management system that allows the user to optimize the ADS for any application demands.
  • Drop-in Pump Configuration—Allows a pump to be installed in an existing footprint without the need to disturb the piping. They have a larger flow path, resulting in increased flow rates and decreased energy consumption.
  • Full-Stroke PTFE Diaphragms—The full-stroke design results in increased product displacement per stroke, which translates into greater flow rates and higher efficiencies.
  • Easy Install Diaphragms—Some pumps’ diaphragms that are made of thermoplastic elastomer are easy to install and are a low-cost alternative to PTFE diaphragms when used in abrasive-handling applications. They have a flat-profile design that eliminates the need to invert the diaphragm when rebuilding a pump, allowing for easy, cost-effective installation.

These benefits also equate into energy savings because lower amounts of compressed air are needed to maintain the desired flow rates and pressures. Latex emulsion is, and will continue to be, a crucial component in many industries and products, some of which are as common as the adhesive on the back of a postage stamp. Sensitive handling characteristics make latex a difficult substance to pump. Through the years, manufacturers and handlers of latex emulsions have found that AODD pump technology reliably provides the required operational principles.