Smaller, Lighter Pumps Can Handle the Heat
Compact and lightweight, yet reassuringly robust and reliable. These are the key features and benefits offered by the Finish Thompson KC range of non-metallic magnetic drive centrifugal pumps, available through MICHAEL SMITH ENGINEERS LTD.
The performance envelope of these pumps has recently been extended following the introduction of pumps with closed impellers and multistage units. Pumps with ATEX certification are also now available. At the same time the prices of all models in the range have been significantly reduced making them a very cost effective solution for handling aggressive fluids.
The 3 Series of KC pumps are designed to deliver flow rates up to 44 m3hr and heads of up to 32 metres. They can handle temperatures up to a maximum of 104º C and Specific Gravities to 1.8 . They are ideal for applications such as metal treatment, water and effluent treatment, finishing industries or wherever leak-free, efficient pumping is required.
Use of Neodymium rare earth magnets, which are a fraction of the weight of conventional ceramic magnets, leads to a more compact design combined with improved performance. The small Neodymium magnets combined with carbon bushings and ceramic spindle contribute to an un-matched extended run dry capability of up to 24 hours on some of the pumps. The cantilevered design of the ceramic spindle provides added impact resistance reducing breakage, friction losses and heat build-up.
The range is available with either Polypropylene or PVDF housings which provide excellent chemical and corrosion resistance and pumps can be supplied with either screwed or ANSI flanged connections.
Source: Michael Smith Engineers