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Pumps Facilitate Slurry-Handling in Solar-Cell Applications

April 07, 2011
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The E-Series Air-Operated Diaphragm (AOD) pumps made of polyethylene (PE) provide the operational advantages and reliability during the wafer-creation phase of solar-cell manufacture, where a cutting liquid known as “slurry” is employed. E-Series AOD pumps have the capability to handle the demands of working with slurry. E-Series pumps feature solid-block construction that can handle the abrasiveness of the slurry, as well as the hard, sharp waste pieces of silicon, all while lengthening the pump’s life cycle and eliminating many maintenance concerns. PE as pump material has a high abrasion-resistance, as much as seven times higher than polypropylene (PP) and 1.6 times higher than steel.

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