Sykes Pumps has used customer feedback and market analysis as part of the six month research and development for its new range of bentonite pumps.
The B150 range includes both diesel and electric units and can be used in flooded suction or standard automatic priming applications.
According to Sykes, the design of the pumps has focused on faster and easier set up.
The pumps offer heads of 38m and a flow rate of up to 90litres per second, as well as the capability to handle solids. The pumps feature an oil bath mechanical seal for efficiency and abrasion resistance.
The rotary vane vacuum pump priming system delivers fully automatic self-priming from dry and rapid re-priming. A priming shut off valve enables configuration without the use of a blanking plate, with a simple lever to switch off the automatic priming function and enable safe and efficient flooded suction operation direct from a silo. The vacuum pump also has a three-way valve and six flushing points per unit ensure easy cleaning, flushing and draining to save time on site.
“The B150 and B150E pumps have been designed using proven pump components for demanding applications to offer big performance using less power,” said Sykes Pumps sales director Chris Graham.
“The features and benefits address the needs of customers on site with practical solutions that save time, reduce cost and make life easier.
“With the B150 range, we have combined high levels of specialist functionality with lower emissions, better fuel efficiency, reliability and convenience and we anticipate high demand for both bentonite applications and other projects involving high solids content or abrasive substances.”