Wilden, the worldwide leader in air-operated double-diaphragm pump technology and an operating company within Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG™), has announced that its Saniflo™ drum unloader system (DUS) has been designed to hygienically handle highly viscous food products that need to be transferred from storage barrels into mixing tanks during the manufacturing process.
The Saniflo DUS uses stainless-steel parts and has been designed for use with a Wilden P4 of PV4 AODD pump. It incorporates a pneumatic piston system that acts upon a follower plate to assist in the removal of highly viscous products from drums. When the system is in service, the pneumatic piston lowers the follower plate over the drum on to the surface of the product. This optimizes the pump’s suction condition so that it draws in the product instead of air, which prevents cavitation and increases efficiency. The use of a follower plate also eliminates the need for an inlet manifold, minimizing suction losses, inaccurate drum alignments and product waste.
Wilden’s Saniflo Series pump line has been specifically designed to meet the strict guidelines established for sanitary process applications like those in the manufacture of food products.
For more information on the Saniflo drum unloader system, Saniflo Series pumps or any other Wilden pumping products, please contact Wilden.