FAQ

Can thick products be pumped?

Can thin products be pumped (like water)?

Can the AXIFLOW be cleaned by a CIP system, or does it need to be dismantled?

What particle sizes can be pumped?

What flow rates can be achieved?

Is there much pulsation?

Can the pump be ran backwards?

Can the pump be ran dry?

 



Can thick products be pumped?

Yes, the Axiflow pump can pump thick products with dynamic viscosities in excess of 1,000,000 cSt.

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Can thin products be pumped (like water)?

Yes.  Axiflow can pump both thick and thin products with the same pump!  The Axiflow Twin Screw pumps can handle the widest range of viscosities with the same pump.  On thin, water-like products, we are able to overcome the slip in the clearances with pump speed.

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Can the AXIFLOW be cleaned by a CIP system, or does it need to be dismantled?

AXIFLOW gives you flexibility.  You can either use the pump as your CIP/CIP return pump to generate CIP velocities OR you can use your existing CIP system and clean through the Axiflow pump.  Either way, the pump never has to be dismantled for CIP.

Axiflow pumps are both 3A and EHEDG certified.

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What particle sizes can be pumped?

AXIFLOW can delicately pump soft solids up to 1-5/8″ (45mm) in diameter

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What flow rates can be achieved?

This depends on your product’s viscosity, pump speed, and pump size.  Generally speaking, the Axiflow pumps can handle flowrates from 0.1 GPM up to 1,400 GPM.  Pressure capabilities are based on screw pitch.  Each pump size has up to six different screw pitches so maximum pressures can range from 175 PSI up to 350 PSI differential for the standard series pumps.  You’ll need to contact us with this information for a more precise flow rate determination.

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Is there much pulsation?

No. The product is moving axially through the pump without any major changes to the direction.  Therefore, a long as the pump is not starved on the suction side, the pump will provide a virtually pulse-free delivery of product.

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Can the pump be ran backwards?

Yes. The Axiflow pumps are capable of Bi-directional pumping without damaging the pump.  This can be achieved by reversing the direction of rotation or switching the screws.

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Can the pump be ran dry?

Yes. Axiflow pumps can be run dry for an indefinite period of time as long as you have a flushed double mechanical seal.  Other sealing arrangements also allow for dry running for extended periods of time.

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