FLUX Pumps for the Industry sector

Industry

Machine and mineral oils, hydraulic fluids, and industrial greases are the lubricants that keep the industrial engines running. Engine oils and white spirits also provide the necessary drive in the automotive industry. The diversity of the media being processed is just as broad as the range of viscosities.

FLUX is happy to provide you with personal advice, even on site, and demonstrate which filling concept should ideally be used for which application. At the same time, we will also show you the optimum solution to guarantee safe and reliable operation in potentially explosive atmospheres with explosion protection. 

Application examples

  • Adhesives
  • Brake cleaner
  • Cleaner
  • Engine oils
  • Epoxy resin
  • Glue
  • Glycerin
  • Glycol
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Latex emulsion
  • Lime
  • Liquid wax
  • Mineral oil
  • Mold oil
  • Oils
  • Paraffin emulsion
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Polish
  • Polyester resin
  • Resin solutions
  • Sodium silicate
  • White spirit

Application descriptions

Filling gearboxes with lubricant grease

Task:
In one division of a gearbox manufacturer, various gearboxes are to be filled with lubricant greases of classes 1 to 4 in quantities of 0.4 to 1.2 litres at room temperature. The grease is removed from 200-litre drums and the transfer path is up to 2 m. The grease drips in certain cases.

Customer's requirement:
- Filling accuracy:  +/- 10 g   
- Delivery pressure:  up to 4 bar  
- Flow rate: 20 l/min
- The transfer system must be able to fill for 2 hours per unit and do so several times a day.

Solution:
Drum emptying system VISCOFLUX lite
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 550 S
Spur gear drive motor
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
The VISCOFLUX lite drum emptying system for pumping high-viscosity, media barely capable of flowing offers precisely the suitable solution in this case.

The drum emptying system consists of an F 550 S eccentric worm-drive pump with a gear motor, a pump eccentric crossbeam and a follower plate. The plate is positioned on the lubricant grease and sealed air-tightly against the drum wall by the process seal. The pump eccentric crossbeam is placed on the drum. Then the eccentric worm-drive pump can be guided through the opening of the crossbeam and the guide of the follower plate down to the bottom of the drum. During pumping – i.e. removal – a negative pressure arises in this manner, with the result that the follower plate sinks.

The follower plate seals so flexibly that there is almost no medium residue left on the drum wall; ultimately there have been residual quantities of less than 1% in the drum. After emptying, the follower plate is released from the bottom of the drum by compressed air. At the end of the filling hose, there is a FLUX FAE filling unit, which prevents dripping of the medium thanks to a check valve.

Filling metalworking oils and various mineral oils from vertically stacked IBCs

Task:
Filling of 10, 20 and 60-litre canisters, plus 200-l drums. Since the IBCs are vertically stacked on the shelves, they are not "top" accessible. Filling is therefore only possible via the bottom outlet.

Solution:
Drum pump F 430 TR
Commutator motor F 457
Flow meter FMO
Evaluation electronic FLUXTRONIC®
Switched-mode amplifier
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Whenever containers are not top accessible – and in the case of conventional drum pumps that go into the liquid but cannot be used – our dry well installation drum pumps (TR version) are the perfect solution.

These drum pumps can be mounted vertically on the IBC using a console, or can be mounted horizontally on a pump trolley.

If our flow meter FMO with evaluation electronic FLUXTRONIC® and a switched-mode amplifier are also used, the desired fill quantity can be predefined and filling can then be done as often as required at the push of a button. The filling starts by pressing the button on the outlet unit and switches off automatically after the filling process.

For an example, see our drum and container pump brochure, page 38.

Filling industrial greases

Task:
Greases (class 2) require filling into canisters of various sizes. As little as possible of the greases should be left in the ISO lidded drum containers. The filling should be automated, in other words done using a preconfigured volume.

Solution:
Drum emptying system VISCOFLUX lite
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 550 S
Three-phase motor
Flow meter FMO
Evaluation electronic FLUXTRONIC®
Switched-mode amplifier
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Our VISCOFLUX lite drum emptying system will be placed directly on the surface of the grease in the open drum. Next, our F 550 S eccentric worm-drive pump will be attached by means of a crossbeam. Filling can begin immediately after the motor is put on. The follower plate skims the grease cleanly from the drum wall. In this way, after emptying completely, a residue of less than 1% remains in the drum.

The required volume can be predefined with the additional use of our FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronic plus FMO flow meter and switched-mode amplifier. This volume can then be filled automatically at the push of a button. Our VISCOFLUX lite drum-emptying system is ideal for quickly and easily decanting high-viscosity media and high-quality or air-sensitive substances, without pulsations.

Overall, the filling is extremely economical: there is no need to warm the medium, only a tiny residue remains and all system components are cleaned quickly.

Filling polishes from mixing vessels

Task:
As an alternative to manual removal, various boot polishes require filling into drums from different mixing vessels – in particular quicker and more cost effectively than previously.

Solution:
Drum pump F 430 S with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 460-1
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Our drum pumps are perfect for filling low-viscosity media, e.g. boot polishes, and other applications as a quick and, in particular, simpler alternative to manual filling – especially the FLUX drum pump F 430 S in stainless steel with mechanical seal.

The mechanical seal on the shaft prevents the medium from being dispersed. This means that the drum pump can be used for different polishes or media one after the other with a minimum amount of cleaning.

To remove the medium, the drum pump – at immersion depths of up to 3000 mm – is simply placed in the mixing vessel and the polish is pumped via a hose into a drum or other container.

Filling lime milk from IBCs

Task:
Lime milk requires decanting from IBCs and dispensing into various wastewater tanks. A flow rate of approx. 60 l/min. is required by the customer. The wear on a previously used centrifugal pump was too much for the customer and our solution should significantly reduce this.

Solution:
Air-operated diaphragm pump RFM 25 with flap valves
Suction tube with IBC cover
Pressure reducer
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Wastewater from production is collected in a tank and then requires neutralising with lime milk.

The lime milk is now supplied by our RFM 25 air-operated diaphragm pump. Our air-operated diaphragm pumps are self-priming and safe in dry operation.

In this case, the RFM 25 was equipped with flap valves. This is an advantage for abrasive media, such as lime milk here. With its solid construction, our RFM series air-operated diaphragm pump is made from highly resistant materials and has extremely low shear forces, meaning that the wear has also been significantly reduced.

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