FOOD-PROCESSING DIAPHRAGM PUMPS - FDA
Pumps for chemical, textile, food, environment, graphic, leather tanning, ceramic, electronic, galvanic, paint, biodiesel and other industries
FOODBOXER diaphragm pumps are characterized by exceptional performance, power and strength, making them ideal for pumping liquids with high apparent viscosity even if containing suspended solids.
The stall-prevention pneumatic system assures a safe pump running and it does not need lubricated air. Self-priming dry capacity even with considerable suction head, fine tuning of speed without pressure loss and the possibility of dry operation without suffering damage mean that these pumps offer unrivalled versatility. In addition, the huge choice of construction materials allows selection of optimum chemical compatibility with the fluid and/or environment without neglecting the temperature range. They are specifically designed for demanding applications with high humidity or in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX certification).
Debem diaphragm pumps consist of a stall-prevention centrally-housed pneumatic exchangers. The new generation diaphragms (Long Life profile) are fitted to its shaft. At the two ends, the two pump casings house the ball valves and seats of the product suction and delivery duct.
A = ball valves
B = pumping chamber
C1 = product-side diaphragm
C2 = air-side diaphragm
D = suction manifold
E = delivery manifold
F = pneumatic exchangers
- AVAILABLE IN AISI 316 ELECTRO-POLISHED;
- USE IN POTENTIALLY-EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES (ATEX ZONE 1-2 CERTIFICATION)
- SUITABLE FOR DEMANDING APPLICATIONS AND HIGH-HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS
- DRY OPERATION
- DRY SELF-PRIMING
- ACTUATED USING NON-LUBRICATED AIR
- STALL-PREVENTION PNEUMATIC CIRCUIT
- ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE AND HEAD
- FINE TUNING OF MOTOR SPEED AT CONSTANT PRESSURE
- TWIN-MANIFOLD OPTION (TWO SUCTION AND TWO DELIVERY)
- BENCH OR CEILING INSTALLATION
- THREE SUCTION AND DELIVERY POSITIONS
- USER-FRIENDLY MAINTENANCE AND PARTS REPLACEMENT
- EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AND VALUE FOR MONEY
MAX. OPERATING TEMPERATURE:
Aisi 316 min +3°C/max +95°C
HOW IT WORKS
The compressed air introduced by the pneumatic exchanger behind one of the two diaphragms generates compression and pushes the product into the delivery duct, at the same time the opposing diaphragm that is integral with the exchanger shaft creates a vacuum and intakes the fluid. Once the stroke has been completed, the pneumatic exchanger diverts the compressed air behind the opposing diaphragm and the cycle is reversed.
>> Look at the animated diagram of how the pump works
The heart of an air-operated diaphragm pump consists ofthe pneumatic exchanger that DEBEM has succeededin developing and innovating in a revolutionary manner,patenting the most durable and reliable system the marketcurrently has to offer. This device introduces compressed airto alter the pressure balance of the diaphragms assisted bya stall-prevention circuit that ensures optimum performanceeven under the most critical conditions or with low-pressurecompressed air supplies (min 2 bar).Air-chamber volumes and airways are carefully designed tooptimise consumption.Speed and flow rate can be easily adjusted by regulatingair flow, whilst head can be adjusted as a function ofcompressed air supply pressure.
It has an extremely compact footprint and the small numberof components ensures exceptional sturdiness and servicelife even under the most exacting conditions.The air passages are carefully designed and optimised toprevent the formation of ice even in low-temperature andhigh-head applications.The DEBEM pneumatic exchanger is an integratedsystem with a single central cartridge that does not requireadditional external components.
Diaphragms are the components subjected to greatest stress during suction and pumping, when they must also withstand the liquid’s chemical attack and temperature.Correct assessment and selection is therefore crucial for diaphragm service life, investment decisions and maintenance costs.A modern process of design, destructive testing and careful analysis of results has enabled DEBEM to develop LONG LIFE new generation diaphragms. The shape and profile of these products provides a greater working surface and improved load redistribution, thus reducing material stress and yield to a minimum.
They are made from thermoplastic polymers that provide high mechanical stress resistance and distribution.
HYTRELExceptional strength and elastic return; high resistance to creeping, impact and stress when flexed; excellent flexibility at low temperatures, while maintaining most of its properties at high temperatures. It is also resistant to the attack of many industrial chemicals, oils and solvents.
This material is noted for its excellent resistance to high temperatures, chemicals and corrosive agents. DEBEM PTFE diaphragms are subjected to a double heat treatment in order to increase elasticity and service life. Each batch undergoes random destructive testing in order to verify its performance. This diaphragm can be fitted together with one of those previously mentioned in order to increase resistance to the liquid’s corrosive chemicals and temperature.