Flotronic introduces “ONE NUT” drum / barrel unloading
5 April 2019
Flotronic has introduced a new barrel and drum unloading system, combining the unique ‘ONE NUT’ pump with their barrel unloading skid. The new system enables you to pump highly viscous materials out of your barrel at significantly increased flow rates. This system is built around our ‘ONE-NUT’ sanitary style pump which is based on our 3A and EHEDG design. This style of pump has already proven itself in the hygienic / sanitary industries and is a match for any environment or process where avoidance of product contamination is paramount. The system can be Cleaned in Place using the pump itself or an external CIP rig or, because of the ‘ONE NUT’ design of the pump, it can be easily stripped down for cleaning.
“Using an inflatable seal, the system ensures minimal wastage is achieved and the minimum of product remains in the barrel.” Says Leighton Jones, Sales Director, Flotronic Pumps. “As the seal inflates it creates an excellent seal while moving down the barrel and at the end of the process it deflates for easy removal. There is less hold up compared to other systems, which means you can empty challenging viscous fluids from full size drums in a matter of minutes, improving productivity with increased profit potential.”
This hygienic hands-free control of the unloading is efficient and reliable using proven technology, with application across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Flotronic provide bespoke systems to customer requirements and can cater for any fibre, metal or plastic 200 litre/55 gallon drum or similar. The barrel unloading skid can be fully mobile or fixed in place, with the system designed to suit your needs, including roller systems if required.