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Craft Brewing

Tis the season, for beer! The craft brewing industry is one of the hottest markets in our current economy.  With over 160 facilities just in the city of Chicago alone, it’s an industry worth spending some time on.  It’s a 26-Billion-dollar market and each one of these facilities could use our SS FDA pumps. They are used on the final products as well as cleaning applications in the breweries.  For more information on what’s going on in your area, go visit www.brewersassociation.org plus check out our literature specifically designed for breweries here.

New Grease Lubricator Pump

grease lubricator
Yamada SKR Grease Lubricator

Yamada Corporation’s air operated SKR110 series lubricator is now available through Yamada America. Though commonly used in the automotive manufacturing industry, the SKR110 unit is used worldwide in many grease pumping applications.
The SKR110 is portable and comes complete with a pump, airlift assembly, air regulator and inductor plate. At a 50:1 pump ratio and operating pressure of 1500-5000 PSI, the SKR110 is capable of pumping grease up to NLGI No. 3, making this unit one of the industry’s most effective lubricators. Get literature.
For more information call Yamada at (800) 990-7867.

Jim Nelson’s Helpful Hints: The New Troubleshooting Tool

Throughout the year we diagnose hundreds of pump and equipment problems over the phone and have found that in most cases it isn’t a pump problem, but rather a system problem. Sometimes the best tool you can use to help us determine your pumping issue is a camera.

By sending us a few well snapped pictures from your camera, of the pump and/or system, will give us a greater understanding on diagnosing your pumping issue. In addition to visuals, if we know the suction pressure, discharge pressure, and air inlet pressure, most problems can be solved quickly.

Jim Nelsons Helpful Hints: Diaphragm Cycle Life vs. Maximum Flow Rate

I often receive phone calls from end users about diaphragm cycle life and the first few questions I ask are:

  1. What pump are they using?
  2. What chemicals are they using and at what temperature?
  3. Is it a suction lift application or a flooded suction?
  4. At what flow rate are they operating the pump?

After discussing these questions I find that several customers are running the pump at full throttle instead of selecting a larger pump in the beginning process of the pump selection.

Operating a larger pump at half throttle would extend the diaphragm life, consume less air consumption and overall provide less wear and tear on the equipment.

Jim Nelson’s Helpful Hints: Drum Pumps

drumYamada makes drum pumps in 3 port sizes. The 3/8” pump is available in Aluminum and Stainless Steel. The 1/2” pump is available in Polypropylene or Kynar. The 3/4” pump is available in Polypropylene, Aluminum or Stainless Steel.

All pumps come with a 2” bung fitting and fit a standard 55 gallon drum. When using a drum pump on flammable products remember to ground the barrel and the pump to eliminate state discharge.
Also, when the barrel is empty they become top heavy so make sure that it is supported properly to prevent tipping over.

Jim Nelson’s Helpful Hints: Not Your Father’s Dry Run Protector

I receive many calls from end user’s telling me that their pump has failed from dry running . Upon further investigation I find out that their problem is with a competitor’s piston pump, not an air operated double diaphragm pump.

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For these applications we have suggested using our DRD-100 Dry Run Detector and have been receiving great results. So remember, dry run can be controlled on our pumps or the competition.

NDP-32 Compatibility Connected Pump

Yamada NDP-32 Pump

Have you ever wanted to switch out your old pump for a Yamada, but faced re-piping issues? With the NDP-32 pump from Yamada, your problems are solved. This new 1-1/2” inlet x 1-1/4” outlet matches up dimensionally with competing brands. Converting your pump applications to Yamada pumps is greatly simplified.

  • Available in Aluminum and any elastomer (Buna N, Hytrel®, Viton®, EPDM, Neoprene®, Santoprene® & PTFE)
  • The same Non-Lube design air motor used in all the Yamada NDP Series Pumps
  • All the usual Yamada features: bolted design, outside accessible air motor, ease of maintenance, interchangeability of parts & Yamada quality.

Yamada KPL-24 Electric Powered Grease Lubricator

KPL-24Lightweight, rugged and reliable, our KPL-24 offers maximum portability and dependability in heavy construction machinery and wind turbine applications. The KPL-24 fits onto a standard 5 gallon grease pail and provides a discharge pressure of 4061 psi max. It can be used stand-alone or as a centralized lubrication system.

Features:

  • 24 Volt DC electric connection (no tapping hydraulic or pneumatic lines) for easy installation
  • 35% lighter (26 lbs) than competitor models with tip-resistant design
  • Metal follow plate construction and Buna N wiping seals for long-term operation
  • 4061 psi max. discharge pressure

Product Update: Aluminum Air Chamber & Diaphragms

In the early months of 2008 the aluminum air chamber for the NDP-20 and NDP-25 series pump was modified with a groove in order to accommodate the newly designed diaphragms from Yamada. As a reminder the new air chambers will be marked on the outside of the casting with a “G” in order to make it easier to identify.

The starting serial numbers for both size series are: NDP-20/25 B/A/S – 487505

The Buna, Neoprene, EPDM, and Viton diaphragms will have the new design with the integrated lip. PTFE, Hytrel, and Santoprene wills till use the old design but will be used in conjunction with the following o-ring: