Processing Magazine

Peak Performance Hose Pump

June 5, 2012

Bredel introduces its new APEX range, the optimized pump designed to suit all dosing, metering and transfer duties between 0.7 - 317 GPH. Robust, reliable and flexible, APEX sets the new standard for lowering life cycle cost in tough industrial applications. Unlike other pump types, APEX hose pumps have no expensive wearing components such as seals, valves, membranes, stators, rotors or glands to maintain. APEX hose pumps are perfectly suited for handling difficult fluids — corrosive, viscous, shear-sensitive, gaseous, crystallizing or even fluids with a combination of these properties. Offering the best performance available on the market for pressures up to 116 psi, along with reliable and stable flow up to 317 GPH, makes APEX an ideal choice for ongoing, precise dosing. This is boosted by a new generation of long-lasing hoses that also support repeatable accuracy when dosing additives; while continuous pumps speed up to 100 rpm provide a wider capacity range compared to alternative hose pumps. Users of the APEX pumps benefit from extremely low maintenance requirements, giving extended up-time and therefore process continuity. With cast aluminum housing, providing superior heat dissipation, robust direct coupled technology and precision machined hosed elements, APEX provides decreased cost of ownership, reduced operating costs and low inventory stocking. Among the many benefits of the new pumps is ease of scalability. While APEX offers optimum performance for low transfer applications, should process requirements change, easy upgrades are achievable without having to buy a new pump. APEX models are three pumps in one, with a single pump body adjustable for three hose sizes (10, 15 and 20mm) when production volumes rise. Such scalability to higher flows provides future-proofing that cannot be matched by competitor pumps according to the manufacturer.