Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Seals Increase Performance in Glue Dispensing Equipment

A.W. Chesterton
AW Chesterton Seals Increase Performance in Glue Dispensing Equipment

Seals Increase Performance in Glue Dispensing Equipment

Background

Reciprocating pumps are capable of generating tremendous pressure, while delivering a fixed volume, and handling high viscosity fluid. A customer regularly serviced pumps used to dispense glue. This medium would harden inside the pump, stick to components, and ultimately cause seal damage. Further, seal life was exacerbated due to lack of compatibility with cleaning chemicals.

AW Chesterton Seals Increase Performance in Glue Dispensing Equipment

Glue pump cutaway

Product

Chesterton specialists worked closely with the customer to intimately understand the application and propose a solution. Chesterton® 18K Split Wear Rings made from AWC 660 were suggested to minimize
radial movement of the piston. A Chesterton Series 100 Cantilever Spring Energized Seal was also proposed. It was designed with a scraper lip profile and made from wear-resistant AWC 630 to seal the medium.

AW Chesterton Seals Increase Performance in Glue Dispensing Equipment

Chesterton Series 100 Cantilever Spring Energized Seals.

Pump Performance Improved

Field validation took place through a functional trial in the customer’s equipment. Performance drastically improved, Clean-In-Place (CIP) chemicals could be employed, and Mean-Time Between Maintenance (MTBM) intervals was substantially increased.

Chesterton’s hands-on service and technically reliable solution were appreciated, resulting in the business being awarded for the glue dispensing equipment.

Related Articles

Related Whitepapers

Contra-Rotating Axial Fan Design Concept for Leaf Blowers

It seems leaf blowers are everywhere in our neighborhoods, very often disturbingly noisy. There is a need for excellent aerodynamic and aeroacoustics design for such…

Split Seal + SpiralTrac® Solution Reduces Maintenance and Water Use

A wastewater treatment facility has 10 RAS (Return Activated Sludge) solids handling pumps. These pumps have been sealed using packing and replacement sleeves for several…

Protecting VFD-Driven Motors In: Meat and Poultry

The Study This field survey was conducted at Hormel Foods, Freemont, Nebraska. Voltage readings were taken from the shafts of VFD-driven motors throughout the plant…

VFDs Provide Precise Control Required to Ensure Dairy Product Quality

Milk is the basic ingredient in the production of a long list of dairy products and by-products ranging from whole pasteurized milk to cheese, to…

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *