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Go with the flow

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Source: ProFood World A pump upgrade helps a winery irrigate its fruit caps while providing gentle product handling, enhanced efficiency and labor savings. When Rodney Strong Vineyards built its new 10,500-square-foot fermentation facility in Healdsburg, California, the family-owned winery sought out highly specialized equipment that could optimize operations and product handling. That included finding a… Read more »

Building Applications Knowledge Can Unlock Value in Pump Selection

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Source: Chemical Products Finder Leveraging this expertise solves customer problems and creates a sustainable competitive advantage In industrial business-to-business equipment markets, manufacturers are faced with an increasingly difficult operating environment. Energy-price volatility, the increasing costs of regulatory compliance and public demands for improved environmental stewardship in regards to scarce resources are three prominent factors that… Read more »

AODD Pumps a First Choice for Chemical Processors (Part 2 of 2)

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Source: Modern Pumping Today Advancements in overall efficiency combine with a variety of handling capabilities There’s no question that the improvements in overall AODD pump operation and ADS capabilities have been significant over the years, and the same can be said for diaphragm materials and design. As AODD pumps have begun to be used in… Read more »

The Value of Applications Knowledge

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Source: World Pumps Industrial producers, such as paint and resin manufacturers or oil-and-gas refinery operators, are investing in advanced technologies that will help them to achieve their business goals. Smart SCADA systems can reduce downtime through proactive monitoring. Energy-efficient pump technology delivers operating-cost savings, hedges against energy-price fluctuations and helps companies to meet their environmental stewardship… Read more »

AODD Pumps a First Choice for Chemical Processors (Part 1 of 2)

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Source: Modern Pumping Today The circumstances that prompted Jim Wilden to develop the air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumping principle six decades ago have taken on almost mythic status: a ruptured water pipe, a flooded workshop, and an exclamation from a coworker that “Slim” (Wilden’s nickname) could “make a million dollars” if he could invent a solution…. Read more »

Mastering the Art of Paint Production

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Source: Paint & Coatings Industry As it turns out, there is a definite ‘art’ to the manufacture of the arts and crafts paints that enables a child to finger paint a family portrait worthy of a place on the fridge door. One company that has moved to the head of the class in the production… Read more »

Building Applications Knowledge Can Unlock Value in Pump Selection

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Source: Pumps & Systems Leveraging this expertise solves customer problems and creates a sustainable competitive advantage. By Nate Maguire, PSG Last of Two Parts Part 1 of this article (Pumps & Systems, June 2017) introduced a few challenges that those in the pump industry face. In terms of energy, manufacturers and industrial facilities of all… Read more »

Using AODD In Soda Production

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World Pumps Billions of gallons of soft drinks are consumed annually. But production quotas can be put under strain if the manufacturing process experiences inefficiencies or breakdowns. Therefore, soft-drink producers must employ the best systems and technology to meet these quotas. This article will illustrate how one type of pumping technology, air-operated double-diaphragm, or (AODD),… Read more »

AODD Pumps Can Put the “Pop” in Soda Production

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Source: Drink Technology + Marketing By TOM ZUCKETT & GRANT GRAMLICH From the time raw materials – concentrates, corn syrup, flavorings, phosphoric acid, etc. – arrive at the soft-drink manufacturing and bottling plant to the point where finished products are put in bottles and cans, there are a large number of liquid-transfer operations that must… Read more »

Mastering the Art of Paint Production

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Source: Asia Pacific Coatings Journal Alberto Lerussi, Wilden and PSG, shows how Havo BV has reinforced its reputation as a world leading provider of arts & crafts paints by integrating Wilden AODD pumps into its production operations As it turns out, there is a definite ‘art’ to the manufacture of the arts-and-crafts paints that enable… Read more »