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Ceramic

 

A Hydra-Cell pump offers many advantages when pumping liquids and slurries in the production of ceramics and throughout the ceramics industry.

In the ceramics industry, where abrasive slurries must be pumped at high pressure, rapid pump wear is sometimes regarded as inevitable. But as the Hydra-Cell design is not reliant on seals to protect key components, the most vulnerable points of attack in pumping ceramics are eliminated. Hydra-Cells are available in a range of resistant materials, which make them ideal pumps for the ceramics industry. Operating pressures can be as high as 70 bar.

The Hydra-Cell is very different from the AOD type of pump, which is a commonly used pump for the ceramics industry for spraying glazes, coatings and ceramic mixes. Important advantages of the Hydra-Cell pump include: a unique check valve design, significantly reducing maintenance costs; higher efficiency, enabling a saving in energy cost by as much as 85%; a multiple-diaphragm pump head, producing virtually pulseless flow – thereby giving more control over coating thickness, improving product quality and making more efficient use of materials.

Hydra-Cell pump process applications in the ceramics industry include production of tiles, ceramic components and spray drying of granules used in the moulding of tableware.

See below for application examples from information supplied by customers

 

Applications

  • Spray coating
  • Pressure cleaning