For many years, Chimigraf was using gear pumps for the transfer of raw materials but was beginning to experience unacceptable levels of fluid leaks, maintenance costs and downtime, as well as a loss of operational efficiency.
Since its founding in 1970, Spain-based Chimigraf S.L., has grown into an internationally recognized company that is a leading global producer of water-, solvent- and UV-based inks.
For many years, Chimigraf was using high-maintenance gear pumps for the transfer of raw materials and finished products at its ink-manufacturing facilities, but was beginning to experience unacceptable levels of fluid leaks, maintenance costs and downtime, as well as a loss of operational efficiency.
“We had a lot of gear pumps and because of the technical problems we were having we had to stop producing several times a week,” said La Valle, president of Chimigraf. “We had wear problems and had to maintain them a lot because every month we had some kind of problem we had to repair. It was a lot of added expense and we had to stop working, which was another problem.”
Wilden® Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps were suggested as they are the more reliable alternative.
The instant success that Chimigraf had with Wilden AODD pumps even helped convince them to upgrade a few of their pumps to those with Wilden‘s latest innovation – the Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System, which features the operational capability to reduce air consumption by up to 60%.