Blog 2017

What are the Different Types of Rotor Materials?

December 7, 2017

Try and name some different rotor material types. There are the perfectly balanced metals that resist the effects of thermal expansion, plus the alloyed additives that toughen those metals. We've only just begun, and we're doing so well already. What about progressive cavity pumps? Equipped with solid helical rotors, the materials used here require abrasion-resistance muscle.

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How Do Mono-Type Pumps Work?

December 1, 2017

Named after the French inventor, René Moineau, Mono-Type Pumps are known for certain special flow characteristics. The proprietary drive mechanism inside this pump features pulse-free fluid conveyance, plus a knack for discharging that fluid medium at a truly constant rate. A worthy mention is also reserved for a handy mix-sensitive attribute, a feature that benefits the food and pharmaceutics sector.

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Helical Pump Rotors Supplier in Melbourne

November 8, 2017

Helical rotor pumps are also known by the name 'progressive cavity pump'. These pumps operate by way of the helical rotor, which they get their name from. Helical rotor pumps can be the solution to all sorts of pumping needs but they are still relatively unknown to the people that could end up using them.

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Functions of Universal Joints for Pumps

November 1, 2017

If you need your pump to be operational, you might as well have it operating at the highest level possible. Whether you are using a high impact sludge pump or a positive displacement pump, you are going to need a utility that is crafted with the most high quality mechanisms available.

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How Do Sludge Removal Pumps Work?

October 25, 2017

Not all pumps are created equal, and certain tasks require that you have the right pump for the job. You've probably read about many different kinds of pumps lately, especially if you are reading this blog right now, so today we are going to take some time to introduce you to sludge removal pumps.

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Progressive Cavity Pumps - Tips and Stator Information

October 10, 2017

The hidden heart of every great water based system is the pump. Water pumps keep many systems going in a variety of different industries from food service to agriculture. Today we are going to talk about one specific style of pump: the Progressive Cavity Pumps. More specifically we are going to tell you how this pump works before giving you a few maintenance tips relating to the stator, one of the most important pieces of the entire water pumping system.

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What to Look Out for When Buying Helical Pumps?

September 11, 2017

If you're looking to purchase a best-in-class helical pump, then you're targeting a specific set of operational features. In material terms, robust stator elastomers and abrasion-resistant rotor alloys are essential pumping components. Equipped with such durable working parts, the progressive cavity pumping system easily defeats the effects of erosive fluids.

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Why Rotors are Needed in Pumps?

August 24, 2017

Not every pump uses a rotor, although this is the most common fluid displacement system in use today. As for those alternate pumping methods, there are pistons and bladders, plungers and diaphragms, in use. They employ a reciprocating mode of operation to convey fluid, but they're far from pulse-free devices. For a truly mix agnostic design, a pump mechanism that uses positive displacement, we need rotors.

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Pump Drive Shafts Supplier in Melbourne

August 8, 2017

Australia's premier pump drive shaft supplier, Alpha Pumps Australia Pty. Ltd., has earned that prominent position by adopting a quality over quantity work ethic. Located in Melbourne, that expert pool of engineering talent specializes in the repair and reconditioning of helical pumps, a fluid conveyance architecture that progressively transports mix-sensitive fluid packets.

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Refurbished Pumps and Their Benefits

July 24, 2017

Pumps aren't built from toughened frames so that they can be cast aside when a fault develops. These are repairable defects, problems that require new parts, not a replacement pump. If that refurbishment strategy is fully adopted, significant savings are realised, with the overhauled unit eventually restored to service instead of being thrown on the scrap pile.

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Differences between Oil-filled and Water-filled Submersible Pumps

July 11, 2017

Unlike air-cavity pumps, oil-filled and water-filled submersible pumps offer several unique advantages. To begin with, there's nowhere for any shaft-generated heat to go when a pump is installed in a sunken recess. A fluid medium solves that drawback by removing bearing and rotor generated heat. Now, with that advantage defined, what differences separate these two fluid mediums? Well, oil is an obvious environmental hazard, so let's begin with that drawback.

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What are Food Grade Stainless Steel Rotors?

June 23, 2017

In terms of progressive cavity pumping, food-grade stainless steel rotors are designed to safely and hygienically convey edible commodities through a processing network. Picture that network as an array of pipes in a food processing facility. The mix-agnostic helical screw, fabricated from stainless steel, pumps food to canning stations and assembly lines.

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Signs that your Pump Stators are Starting to Fail

June 9, 2017

In pump design, a great deal of attention is given over to the spinning rotor, perhaps because it's always on the move. But pump stators also require maintenance. Curiously, motor stators can assume several forms, including the generally accepted coil and pole design.

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Most Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

May 18, 2017

Sump pumps are reliable and steadfast machines. In truth, these pumps are often left forgotten in cellars, which is fine because they're designed to be self-reliant. Activated by a float switch, backed by a battery, they're built for automated operations, but that doesn't mean they're immune to damage. Clearly, if a below ground area is to be protected, we need to investigate common causes for sump pump failures.

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Benefits of Hard Chrome Pump Surface Coatings

May 8, 2017

Engineering science uses surface finishes to toughen already sturdy metal parts. There are powder coatings and anodised layers, heat treated finishes and all manner of other parts-armouring films available. In that regard, hard chrome surface coatings are just another member of this metal treatment family, except for a few singular material characteristics.

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Energy Efficient Pumps for Sustainability

April 24, 2017

Sustainability deliberations and their solutions are regarded as the next great technical frontier. In energy efficient pumps, sustainability is the art of imbuing fluid discharge equipment with an environmentally rated feature, a property that conserves expended energy.

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What is Pump Cavitation?

April 10, 2017

It's hard to describe fluid effect issues in a few blocks of text because the liquid is channelled inside a closed system. Meanwhile, inside that pumping system, there are numerous forces at work. Pump cavitation is one of these forces. It's a phenomenon that severely impacts the drive section, the impeller, but what exactly happens when cavitation occurs?

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Common Causes of Stator Failure in Pumps

March 24, 2017

Mention has been made of this important pump component before. A stator, as covered in Functions of Stators, is defined as the fixed section of a pump. It's installed within a motor housing so that it conforms to the inner surfaces of that motor. Stators are stationary assemblies, but this anchored disposition doesn't save them from breakdown. What are the common causes of stator failure in pumps?

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How Do Sludge Pumps Help in Industrial Waste Management Removal?

March 17, 2017

Many industrial processes create a sludgy muck. A production cycle is built to minimise such leavings, but it's generally difficult to eliminate all of the waste. We, as global caretakers, are responsible for managing this sometimes toxic sludge.

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What are The Benefits of Using Submersible Pumps?

February 21, 2017

As the name implies, submersible pumps are installed below the surface of a fluid reservoir. A well or sump basin fills with fluid, but the pump housing sits resolutely at the bottom of this pooling liquid.

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Types and Uses of Rotary Actuators

February 13, 2017

There are quite a few types of rotary actuators in industry. They operate differently, use alternative power mediums, and address diverging applications. Rewind time to see the significance of rotary actuators in pumps.

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Differences between Drainage Pumps and Sewage Pumps

January 23, 2017

Utility planners understand the exact differences between drainage pumps and sewage pumps. The average homeowner is also fairly well versed in all of the differences, so the two disparate fluid types never meet, never cross. But is that all there is to say about these mucky applications? Not quite, for the right pump type needs to fit the right fluid conveying process.

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Why is a Rotary Pump Classified as A Positive Displacement Pump?

January 13, 2017

The rotary pumps we've talked about in past articles are classed as positive displacement devices. That's all well and good, and it's an accurate label, but what makes this type of fluid conveying machinery work? More to the point, why is a rotary pump classified as a positive displacement pump? Let's begin by providing some concrete information that will properly define this pumping classification.

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