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  1. Process Battery Fluid without leakage with Corroline+ Hose by Watson Marlow

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    If you’re in the battery business and looking to improve your process line hoses, the Corroline+ Hose® by Watson Marlow® is the replacement you need for leak-proof, rupture-proof fluid handling.

    The Corroline+ Hose® is highly flexible and made from smooth PTFE, making it chemically compatible with lithium-ion battery manufacturing. It can handle a wide range of temperatures (-40F – 302F), is covered in an external stainless steel braided layer, and can operate with a maximum pressure of 1000 psi. If those features interest you for your system, here’s more to think about:

    • Very flexible and reinforced to withstand the most severe conditions of physical abuse
    • Fully kink and crush resistant
    • Anti-static and fireproof rubber cover
    • Smooth bore for fast flow and easy clean
    • Natural or anti-static PTFE liner
    • PTFE-lined and non-lined end fittings
    • Range of external protection options

    In addition to battery production, the Corroline+ Hose® is compatible across many industries for efficient, leak-free, kink-free use. For more information on this hose line or other Watson Marlow products, please get in touch with SPRINGER PUMPS®.

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  2. Finding the Best Pump for Mine Face Dewatering: Sandpiper’s AODD Pumps

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    Why SANDPIPER’s AODD pumps are ideal for mining conditions.

    A Whitepaper by Paul Vermaak, Warren Rupp® Inc. Market Mining Manager

    When mining underground, the number one danger to all miners is water. Water at the mine face has always been a particular challenge, as this section is the newest area of the mine with many potential unknowns behind it. Water comes from seepage through rock cracks, hidden cavities, and the drill rigs themselves, always presenting a danger to the miners.

    Limited pool storage for water at the mine face combined with risks to health and safety and equipment makes the challenge to extract water from this environment an important one. This whitepaper describes the benefits of SANDPIPER’s air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps over other pumps, including…

    • Increased portability in challenging mining conditions
    • No need for electricians or other specialists for operation
    • A drastically decreased risk of overheating from running dry

    Keep reading to learn more about how SANDPIPER’s AODD pumps can make mines safer and more efficient. 

    Other Pump Technologies

    Traditionally, miners use a pump to draw the water away to a larger pool where more pumps are used to draw the wastewater to upper levels (depending on the depth of the mine) and eventually above ground. 

    A common pumping technology used at the mine face is electric submersible pumps (ESPs). These pumps are centrifugal pumps, which means that they use a rotating impeller to draw fluid in and push it out of the outlet of the pump. However, ESPs cause several pumping challenges at the mine face.

    Running Dry:

    Since the water pumped out of the mine is usually seepage, there is a constant collection of it. Using electric submersible pumps (ESPs) will work, but there is always a minimum depth before the pumps start to run dry. 

    For ESPs, running dry will cause the lower mechanical seal to heat up due to the speed of the turning impeller from the electric motor. A sudden impact of freshwater could cause the mechanical seal to rapidly reduce in temperature, possibly leading to premature failure where water would then be exposed to the rotor-stator. This would render the submersible pump useless and would require maintenance such as seal replacements, motor rewind, or at the very least, a “bake and varnish” of the stator.

    Finding the Best Pump for Mine Face Dewatering

    A solution to overcome this issue would involve using float switches to switch the ESP on and off. However, in practice with large equipment, these float switches are often damaged prematurely, and the cycle of maintenance continues. This still presents other issues associated with this pump technology underground. 

    Portability:

    ESPs have a multitude of issues when it comes to portability:

    • ESPs require an electrician on-site to install or remove the electrical cable.
    • ESPs with heavy motors require special lifting equipment to move the pump.
    • ESPs are limited to their electric cable.
    • With water always around, ESP electric cables damaged by heavy equipment present a health and safety risk to employees. 

    pH Levels:

    Depending on where the mine is geographically located, there are various pH levels of the seepage water. This could harm the casting material that the electric submersible is made from. The bigger cast iron submersible pumps would probably endure such exposure, but at the mine’s face, the amount of water needed to be pumped requires smaller pumping units, usually with different materials depending on the brand. 

    Limited Flow Rate Range:

    As stated before, an ESP is based on a centrifugal principle, meaning that at a certain speed of rotation the pump will produce a flow rate against a specific total manometric head. To meet the ever-changing water demand, the pump’s flow rate is either fixed to the pump’s rpm limitation and a fixed total head, or expensive additional equipment like an AC inverter is used to regulate the speed proportionally to the flow rate. Remember, the size of the impeller within the volute of the pump also restricts these parameters.

    Other Centrifugal Pump Issues:

    Other centrifugal pumps used at the mine face are similar to electric submersible pumps. The primary difference is that instead of submerging the pump in water, you use a suction hose to allow water into the impeller and discharge out the volute. Besides priming obstacles, the technology and inherent pumping issues at the mine face are the same as the submersible principle’s shortfalls. You will, however, need to make use of a strainer and foot valve to ensure the volute is full in order for the centrifugal to prime. It’s important to note that centrifugal/submersible pumps do not suck liquid, as they require liquid within the volute to draw new liquid in and are subject to NPSHr. 

    Benefits of AODD at the Mine Face

    Warren Rupp’s SANDPIPER brand of AODD (air-operated double-diaphragm) pumps offers many solutions to dewatering the mine face. Let’s explore this technology. First, to best describe the solutions SANDPIPER pumps present, let’s dive deeper into the benefits this pump technology brings to the table. 

    No Problem Running Dry:

    Let’s begin by understanding the pumping principle of an AODD pump.

    The main pumping action of the diaphragms inside the pump is a back-and-forth motion within contained liquid chambers, with the use of either flap valves or ball valves in the top and bottom manifolds.

    This motion generates little heat and therefore can run dry for extended periods of time without damage to the pump, making it ideal for the mop-up operations of pumping water away from the mine face. 

    Increased Portability:

    With its compact size, no rotating parts, and no need to rely on an electric motor, the SANDPIPER® AODD pumps are very portable, with no need for electricians or electric cables like ESPs. In fact, our specialty mining pumps are designed with lightweight materials to make them even more portable. 

    Finding the Best Pump for Mine Face Dewatering

    pH Levels:

    AODD Pumps are offered in a wide range of different materials in both body and internals. AODD Pumps from SANDPIPER are offered in either metallic or non-metallic options, both of which are suitable for all water types no matter what the pH Levels.  

    Flow Rate:

    With no need for expensive control equipment, Warren Rupp’s SANDPIPER AODD pump’s flow rate can be controlled with the adjustment of air pressure, making this pump technology ideal for variable speed requirements in ever-changing mining conditions. 

    Versatility: 

    Warren Rupp’s SANDPIPER® AODD pumps are so versatile that they can be hung on a mine wall, preventing unforeseen external damage from other mining equipment. They can even be submerged in small pits/pools of water, making it a very versatile pump for the mine face. 

    No matter the pH or type of water at a mine’s face, Warren Rupp’s AODD Pump Range has a solution for your needs. With heavy-duty flap valves and heavy-duty and standard ball valve technology available, we have the right pump designs to handle your most difficult dewatering applications with a focus on product reliability and safety. 

    Lightweight and portable, with no need for electricians or heavy equipment specialists, SANDPIPER AODD pumps are the ideal mining face pump.

    For more information or the request a quote, contact SPRINGER PUMPS® today.

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  3. PREROSTAL AND PREROCLEAN PREROTATION SYSTEM by Hidrostal

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    The PREROSTAL® and PreroClean™ Prerotation system is a unique, economical, uncomplicated method of automatically adjusting pumping volume to varying inflow rates using a constant speed motor and pump. It combines the screw centrifugal impeller characteristics of a Hidrostal pump with a specially configured vortex-inducing chamber around the suction pipe of the pump. The chamber utilizes gravity to impart a fluid spin in the same direction of rotation as the pump impeller, and this spin produces a flow reduction without the necessity of changing pump speed.  This method of matching pump outflow to pump station inflow eliminates the need for any electrical equipment such as inverter drives. 

    In addition, the PREROSTAL system is a highly effective sump cleaning system that does not require any additional mechanical or electrical apparatus such as additional controls of mixers or aerators.  It is the ideal solution for handling variable flow applications with large or troublesome solids. 

    The PreroClean™ Self Cleaning Sump is a simplified version of the PREROSTAL and is designed for applications where the primary aim is maintaining clean sumps without the need for flow matching. This option works on the same principles as the PREROSTAL but the weir height and tangential channel dimensions are fixed for each pump size allowing these features and the basin to be molded into a single piece, simplifying the civil construction 

     The PREROSTAL system is proven and cost-effective to the Archimedean screw pump system.  We have successfully replaced numerous installations around the world! 

    To request more information on the PREROSTAL® and PreroClean™ Prerotation system by Hidrostal, contact the team at SPRINGER PUMPS® today. 

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  4. Improve Your Product Evacuation with GRACO’s SaniForce BES (Bin Evacuation System)

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    Scooping out your product by hand from 300-gallon totes is becoming a monotonous, never-ending chore and is no longer an effective way of processing your materials. Your solution? Graco’s SaniForce 2.0 Bin Evacuation System (BES). Any medium to high viscosity product can be efficiently pumped from their containers without diluting or heating your contents. Ideal applications include the transfer of tomato paste, peanut butter, jams, jellies, icing, frosting, caramels, corn syrup, toothpaste, and other similar products.
    The SaniForce® BES by Graco includes a pump ram with an inflatable seal that securely fits a 300-gallon container for evacuation rates up to 99% in half the time it takes to process manually. Most applications can be quickly executed from start to finish with one individual. Now that’s efficient.

    Interested in learning more? Here are some additional features of the Saniforce BES by GRACO®:

    • Up to 99% evacuation rate of medium to high viscosity materials without diluting or heating the contents.
    • Offers a superior alternative to manual scooping for improved food and employee safety.
    • Automated controls remove unnecessary operator interaction and automate the unload process.
    • FDA-compliant inflatable ram plate seal securely fits straight-sided and tapered drums with high evacuation rates and faster change-out of containers.
    • Sanitary flange clamps allow quick disassembly for easy cleaning and sanitizing and minimal downtime.

    Do you have a unique material that needs fast, efficient pumping? Let’s talk about it. With multiple pump ratios and fluid pressure options, there is an exact solution for your project through GRACO’s Saniforce® BES. Reach out to the team at SPRINGER PUMPS® today for more information or to receive a quote today.

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  5. New for 2022! NOMAD’s 1” Metallic Bolted Side-Ported Pump

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    Nomad is pleased to announce the expansion of their pump product line with their 1” Metallic Bolted Side-Ported Pumps.  

    What makes these 1” pumps unique is that they are interchangeable with the world’s number 1 manufacturer of AODD pumps. They are also available in aluminum or stainless steel, feature threaded or flanged designs for maximum connection flexibility, and are incredibly user-friendly.  

    The 1” Metallic Bolted Side-Ported Nomad Pumps also include the PWR_FLO ™ air design system. PWR-FLO™ is an asymmetrical spool design (ASD) that provides the most efficient air system on the market. The air valve and the center section are made from chemically resistant polypropylene. The anti-stalling design also provides excellent reliability in on/off liquid transfer for filling and batching applications. 

    Overall, Nomad’s 1” Metallic Bolted Side-Ported Pump allows customers to capture the market share while owning the highest quality pump available at the lowest price. Does this sound like the solution you’ve been seeking? Reach out to SPRINGER PUMPS® today to receive a quote. 

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  6. The SANDPIPER® AODD Pump: Made for the Lithium Battery Industry

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    If you’re in the battery-making business, you know how imperative it is to prevent cathode and anode slurry contamination. This potentially compromising situation has been eliminated, thanks to Sandpiper’s unique construction on their AODD Lithium Battery Process Pump, focused explicitly on lithium battery production.  

    The AODD Lithium Battery Process Pump is manufactured from compliant materials and contains zero copper, iron, or zinc. These pumps are constructed in stainless steel or polypropylene options and are ideal for the most demanding slurry applications within the lithium battery-making process.  

    Additional features of SANDPIPER’s Lithium Battery Processing Pump: 

    Max FLOW RATE: Up to 32% higher capacity flow rate with the S20 model, providing maximum flow rate & faster production 

    AIR CONSUMPTION: Use up to 56% less air for operation with the S30 model, reducing the load on your compressed air system and reducing operating costs 

    AIR ECONOMY: Metallic Standard Duty Pumps provide up to 2.5 times more gallons pumped per cubic ft. of air supplied 

    ESADS+ PLUS Technology: A technological game changer, the SANDPIPER’s Externally Serviceable Air Distribution System (ESADS+PLUS) all for quick and easy access to the pilot and spool valves without removing the pump for service. This feature is available on all 1.5”-3” pumps for maximum interchangeability and reduced on-site inventory. For more information on the ESADS+ PLUS® system, click here 

    For more information on SANDPIPER’s Lithium Battery Process Pump or to request a quote, contact SPRINGER PUMPS®. 

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  7. The FLUX RFM/RFML Diaphragm Pump: Versatile for Almost Any Application

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    The versatility of FLUX’s air-operated diaphragm pump lends itself to almost any application, making it ideal for multiple industries. If you make it, FLUX® can process it through its pumps. 

    How high or low is the viscosity of your material? Either way, the RFM or RFML Flux pump can handle it. Are you afraid of running your pump dry? That’s alright, the RFM/RFML FLUX pump self-primes and protects itself from dry running. Are you worried about your material being too abrasive? Not with these pumps. They shine in the face of caustic materials, with options available to handle solid particles, harsh chemicals, highly flammable media, or liquids containing high gas content. With 4 sizes to choose from (3/8”, ½”, 1”, 1 1/2”, borehole/intake?), FLUX® Pumps has your application covered. 

    Some additional features of this versatile RFM/RFML Pump by FLUX®: 

    • Massive construction 
    • Almost completely diffusion resistant due to the thick-surface structure 
    • Long service life even at high pressures due to the composite enduring diaphragm 
    • versions available with flap valves 
    • Extremely long service life even with abrasive media 
    • Quiet/low noise 
    • Composite enduring diaphragm with an integrated metallic core 
    • Easily accessible control valve without seals 
    • Safe dry-running and overload-proof 
    • Self-priming 
    • Insensitive to solids in suspension 
    • Variable delivery rates by simply adjusting the air pressure 
    • Very high chemical resistance 
    • Suitable for high temperature 
    • Long service life of diaphragm due to short stroke lifts 
    • Versions for use in hazardous areas are available 
    • FDA-certified version available 
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    FLUX packed these pumps with everything your manufacturing process needs including all threaded process connections, polypropylene or PTFE availability and options for conductive or non-conductive features; making it a wise investment for your business. 

    To receive a FLUX® Pump quote or more information about FLUX® products, please contact SPRINGER PUMPS®. 

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  8. A Safe Solution for Hazardous Material Handling: AMT’s GR Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump with Explosion Proof Motor 

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    Working with hazardous, flammable liquids creates an immediate need for the highest safety standards in the work environment, including the equipment you choose to handle these materials.  

    If you’re looking for a pump solution for explosion prevention, here’s an easy recommendation from the liquid handling experts at SPRINGER PUMPS, install an AMT’s GR Self Priming Centrifugal Pump with Explosion Proof Motor. 

    The AMT Self Priming Centrifugal Pump coupled with an explosion-proof motor, immediately adds safety and security to your manufacturing process. Designed to perform in hazardous environments and handle flammable liquids, This AMT Pump is ideal for extreme jobs in the mining and fuel industries.  

    Some additional features of AMT’s Self Priming Centrifugal Pump with Explosion Proof Motor: 

    • Cast Iron Construction 
    • Viton® Seals with Carbon and Ni-resist Faces 
    • Maximum Operating Pressure to 31 PSI 
    • Max Temperature 160 F 
    • Maximum Flow 128 GPM 
    • Maximum Head 72 ft 
    • Solids Handling to 3/8″ Diameter 
    • Self-Priming to 20 ft 
    • Single to Three Phase 3450 RPM Motors 

    If you’re ready to upgrade your pumping equipment and need to guarantee an explosion-proof work environment, this is the pump for you.

    Don’t hesitate to contact SPRINGER PUMPS today for more information, equipment limitations, and the manufacturer’s disclaimer for AMT’s GR Self Priming Pump coupled with an explosion-proof motor. 

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  9. Visit COAX Valves at IMTS Chicago 9/12-9/17/22

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    co-ax valves inc. will be exhibiting at the IMTS tradeshow from September 12th to 17th at McCormick Place, Chicago. On behalf of the CVI team, we welcome you to visit our booth #236864.

    About IMTS 2022

    IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS 2022, which will run September 12-17, 2022, is where the creators, the builders, the sellers, and the drivers of manufacturing technology come to connect and be inspired. Industry professionals from around the globe will visit IMTS to discover the latest innovations in digital and traditional manufacturing, experience more than 15,000 new machining technologies, and find processes that will help solve their manufacturing challenges and improve efficiency.

    If you have interest in attending this event to speak with the team at CO-AX Valves please contact them for a complimentary pass by calling 215-757-3725.

    co-ax valves inc. | coaxvalves.com | 1518 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA 19007

    For additional information about CO-AX Valves products or to receive a quote, contact the team at SPRINGER PUMPS today.

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  10. FLUX Has Complete Pump Kits for Disinfectants, Sanitizers & Cleaning Agents

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    Simplify your business’ dosing process with a complete pump kit by FLUX® Pumps, designed to pump your disinfectants efficiently, sanitizers, and liquid cleaning agents.

    FLUX® pumps are known in the pumping industry for producing safe, high-quality, durable drum and container pumps. The company now proudly offers all-in-one pump kits to the liquid cleaning agent sector. Whether you need to pump, dose, or mix disinfectants, sanitizers, or similar fluids, FLUX’s complete pump kits are available and ready to work for you.

    Do you need to pump from a carboy, smaller containers, drums, totes, IBCs, etc.? FLUX® pump kits have you covered and can pump from these vessels to the next destination of your process. Customizable solutions for specific applications are available.

    What can a FLUX® Pump Kit process? Check this list out:

    High Viscosity Liquids: Pump gels, lotions, and pastes with the FLUX® F560 series progressive cavity pump that can handle low and high viscosity liquids with low shear. Explosion-proof and washdown duty options are available.

    Unloading from Bottom Ports: Take advantage of unloading your liquids directly from totes and IBCs with a MINIFLUX® kit. Options available for hazardous locations and FDA approval with tri-clamp ports.

    Acids and Alkalis Liquids: Abrasives and corrosive liquids have met their match with a FLUX® Drum pump F430PP 40/33 in polypropylene construction with Hastelloy-C shaft, commutator motor FEM4070, 500-watt, with speed control and no-volt-release, polypropylene hand nozzle, 6 ft length 3/4″ PVC hose and hose clamps, compression gland in conductive PP for 2″ bung opening. Flow rate with hose and hand nozzle approx. 10.5 GPM.

    Low Volume: Have a low volume of liquid to pump? Try a JUNIORFLUX® pump kit that features a Drum pump F314 PP-25/19 in polypropylene construction, sealless, Hastelloy-C shaft, commutator motor FEM3070, 230-watt, polypropylene hand nozzle, 5 ft length of PVC hose and hose clamps. Flow rate with hose and hand nozzle approx. 4 GPM.

    Highly Flammable Liquids: Pumping a flammable liquid takes manufacturing to a new level. FLUX® offers the Drum pump F424 Ex S-43/38 for applications in Zone 0, Ex-marking II 1/2 G Ex h IIB T4…T3 Ga/Gb, in stainless steel with stainless steel shaft, sealless, 6 ft grounding cable, 6 ft electrically conductive 7/8″ diameter universal hose with stainless steel swaged fittings and hand nozzle in brass, compression gland in conductive PP for 2″ bung opening. Flow rate with hose and hand nozzle approx. 13.2 GPM.

    What do you want to pump through a FLUX® pump kit? FLUX complete pump kits for liquid cleaning agents excel at pumping everything from detergent, glycol, chlorine bleach, ammonia water, boric acid, etc. Reach out to a SPRINGER PUMPS® team member today to get more information or request a quote.

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