11/11/2014

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Oerlikon Barmag to highlight gear metering pumps at Feipur + Feiplar 2014

From 11 - 13 November 2014, the company will be presenting - amongst other things - components for polyurethane processing, but also for processing resins and other higher-viscosity liquids. Efficiency in mastering viscous media - the GA series When applying hot-melt adhesives, the focus lies above all on the evenness of the application. However, precise metering not only presupposes the fast and reproducible setting of an operating point, but also low-pulsation feeding of the conveying medium. Supplementing the proven GM series, Oerlikon Barmag has now developed the GA range for conveying higher-viscosity media. The GA series is available for conveying volumes of between 1.25 and 30 cm³/rev (0.6 - 144 l/h). It has been designed for pressures of up to 200 bar, for viscosities of up to 1,500 Pas as well as for temperatures of up to a maximum of 225 °C. With this new programme of pumps, Oerlikon Barmag says it offers tailor-made solutions for all applications for which precisely-defined, even metering is absolutely essential. Conveying and metering using a single unit - the drum pump The drum pump is designed especially for conveying and metering high-viscosity materials such as adhesives, silicones, etc., from drums and other large containers and for pressures of up to 250 bar. Karl-Peter Warda, the sales employee responsible for pumps used in industrial and chemical applications said: "The drum pump not only conveys high-viscosity materials from the drum, it also meters the medium to the mixing head without any additional interim stops and with the customary volumetric efficiency.” In close agreement with the customer, the gear pump and drum follow-up plate are harmonised in such a way as to ensure that the plate can effortlessly reach the bottom of the container, hence guaranteeing a very small amount of residue totalling <1 %. This has a positive impact on both the materials costs and the production process, says Oerlikon Barmag. Working under high pressure In high-pressure technology, conveying small volumes with low viscosities is a particular challenge. Specifically for this application, Oerlikon Barmag has expanded the GM series with round plate package to include an option for the pressure build-up capacity. This multi-stage pump is available for conveying volumes of between 0.05 and 20 cm³/rev and guarantees the generation of operating pressures even at low viscosities (for example, 250 bar, 100 mPas). To this end, higher volumetric efficiencies or a larger usable speed range can be achieved. The robust gear metering pump ensures continual low-pulsation operation. Hence, high-pressure applications conveying minimum flow-through rates (for example, 0.5 g - 1.5 g/s) can also be covered for the very first time. For the manufacturers of polyurethane moulded parts, block foams, refrigeration unit insulation and sandwich panels, this means consistent process stability and low investment costs, says the manufacturer. One for all - high-speed metering made easy According to Oerlikon Barmag, the new high-speed metering pumps have been developed especially for lightly-lubricating and abrasive media. With their enlarged speed range (30 - 500 min-1), they cover a large application area for which several pumps of varying sizes have had to be used to date. For the manufacturer, this means less work when switching production and smaller spare parts inventories. The compact construction of the pump (ø65 mm) reduces the space required in the machine and the low weight (1.4 kg) keeps the load as low as possible, which in turn has a positive impact on the construction of the machine. The external lifetime-lubricated ball-bearings ensure that the pump is not only very durable, they also do not come into contact with the respective product.

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