Tapflo: Newly developed pump for sterile applications
The new Tapflo pump series is certified by EHEDG, the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group. The aseptic pump series will come in three sizes. The first to be launched is the smallest, with a maximum flow of 425 litres per minute.
A pump without horizontal surfaces
In order for a pump to be EHEDG certified the pump must not feature any internal horizontal surfaces. The reason for this is to prevent any liquid from remaining in the pump after it stops. The pumps are supplied on a platform that allows them to be rotated. Rotation allows the pumps to be emptied and cleaned simply, without dismantling.
The pumps are both EHEDG and ATEX certified. Moreover, pump components are approved by FDA, the Food and Drug Administration and USPVI, United States Pharmacopeia. Further, the pump series has been tested and approved by DTI, the Danish Technological Institute.
Few parts and high reliability
As are the company’s other diaphragm pumps, the new Tapflo aseptic series is made up of a minimum number of components, this making the pumps both reliable and easy to maintain. For the most part the new series is constructed from components used in the company’s other diaphragm pumps.
The pumps are powered by compressed air or other suitable propellant. Pump capacity is adjusted by altering the air pressure, which makes it easy to adjust to the manufacturing process. The pumps are simple to fit and require no special training. Few moving parts contribute to long working life and reduce risk of breakdown in the process.
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