Abaque Case Study for Adhesives Industry

Switching Gears to Abaque Peristaltic Hose Pumps Provides Immediate Maintenance Reduction

“This pump is FANTASTIC. It has saved me so much time, freeing me up to do other jobs around the factory. This new pump has made my life so much easier. It’s GREAT! We shall definitely be looking to replace other pumps on-site with hose pumps.” –Maintenance Manager

Challenge

An adhesive manufacturer was seeking a replacement for their existing gear pump. Due to the complex design of the gears, idler, and internal bushings of the gear pump, residue would lodge in the pump crevices after every product mix or transfer. This required personnel to disassemble, clean, and reassemble the pump before each batch resulting in high maintenance costs and lost productivity.


Solution

Abaque Peristaltic Hose Pump HDN50-R3-812137-929529An Abaque Peristaltic Hose Pump (item number 75810-17) was recommended because it can handle the toughest pumping challenges. It was ideal for this application where it needed to transfer hot melt and water-based adhesives. With the hose pump, the customer only had to flush the pump with hot water upon completion of a product transfer, thereby completely cleaning the pump and hose without any disassembly.

Outcome

The customer installed the hose pump in their facility and saw a reduction in maintenance immediately. Pump operators no longer need to disassemble, clean, and reassemble a pump before each batch resulting in lower maintenance costs and higher productivity.

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