Diaphragm line from Wilden designed with pump operators in mind
California-based pump and engineering specialist Wilden, a manufacturer of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, has announced a new line of diaphragms for pump operations.
The company's EZ-Install TPE diaphragms have been designed so that the operator in the field does not need to invert the diaphragm during the installation process. This improvement is intended to reduce the installation time, lower maintenance costs and improve uptime.
'We created these diaphragms with the pump operator in mind,' says Robert Jack, development engineer. 'The convolute diaphragm shape allows them to be quickly and easily installed without inverting the diaphragms, minimizing downtime and operating costs.'
The diaphragms are available in Santoprene, Hytrel, Polyurethane and Geolast options. Geolast, a recent addition to Wilden's material options, is an injection-moulded material that can be used for applications requiring enhanced oil resistance equivalent to that of nitrile (Buna-N) at a lower cost.
EZ-Install diaphragms are available for use in Wilden's 38 mm (1-1/2"), 51 mm (2"), 76 mm (3") and 102 mm (4") Original and Advanced Series AODD pumps. All EZ-install diaphragm options maintain compatibility with existing hardware. Pump performance and durability for all materials are equivalent to traditional diaphragm configurations.