Here are 4 of common applications for the Flux Drum and Flow Bin Emptying Pumps in the Chemical Sector:


  1. Metering precise quantities of mineral oils: removal from IBC’s

It is to be possible to fill a wide variety of oils into the extruder using a metering device – with quantity presetting.

Customer’s requirements:
– Metering accuracy: +/- 1%
– Flow rate: 60 l/min
– Delivery pressure: 1 bar

Drum pump F 430 S with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 457
Flow meter FMO 110
Evaluation electronic FLUXTRONIC®
Switched-mode amplifier
Solenoid valve
Float switch
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
From a drum pump, a flow meter and the FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronic, FLUX has assembled an individually configurable filling system that offers a customised solution for the customer’s specific requirements.

After presetting the desired quantity, the F 430 S drum pump with the mechanical seal is started in the IBC by a push of the button on the FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronic. When the set quantity has been reached, the drum pump automatically switches off (batch mode). The FLUX switched-mode amplifier FSV 100 handles the switching on and off.

Another IBC is present above the IBC with the metering device. Its solenoid valve opens by way of the float switch as soon as a minimum level has been reached. This ensures that the IBC with the metering device is always automatically refilled. Additional advantage: The IBC is permanently integrated into the system and does not have to be replaced.

2. Removal of formic acid from IBC

Formic acid is to be filled from IBCs into small drums. This is done in preproduction for producing speciality chemicals for sealing systems and marking materials in the construction field.

The following problems had to be solved:
– Removal of only small quantities from the IBCs
– Medium dripped out after removal via a ball valve
– No power connection on site for a corded drum pump

Drum pump COMBIFLUX FP 314
Battery motor FBM-B 3100
Hose with pump nozzle and drip preventer
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
For this problem, the small COMBIFLUX FP 314 drum pump with a battery-driven motor is ideal, and is also extremely well-suited for small filling quantities. The COMBIFLUX is simply inserted into the IBC – and the removal can be started.

The FBM-B 3100 battery-operated motor can be removed from the pump tube without problems via the quick coupler. This makes it possible to leave the “pump tubes” in several containers and couple the motor only where medium is actually supposed to be removed. A procedure that makes particular sense when different types of media are being used, because intermediate cleaning is unnecessary.

The drip preventer on the pump nozzle of the pump hose prevents the medium continuing to drip.

3. Metering disinfectants against Legionella

Disinfectants are to be metered with a gear pump and an integrated flowmeter and transferred into a ventilation system.

Customer’s requirements:
– Metering accuracy:  +/- 10 ml
– Flow rate:  5 l/h
– Application several times a day

Flow meter FMO 102
Evaluation electronics FLUXTRONIC®
Switching amplifier
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
The disinfectant is pumped into the ventilation system using a gear pump; the FLUX FMO 102 flow meter and the FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronic perform the metering.

The FM 102 oval wheel counter offers the optimal solution in this situation, because it is capable of metering pure media – whether low-viscosity or high-viscosity – very accurately.

The FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronics with switch amlifier offers two operating modes:
1. In “normal mode” it indicates the currently flowing volume of fluid.
2. In “automatic mode (batch mode)” a preprogrammed quantity of fluid can be retrieved at the push of a button and filled semi-automatically.

4. Filling of cleaning agents

Acids and basic cleaning agents require filling directly into sales packs.

Drum pump F 425 S for 99,98% drum emptying
Brushless motor FBM 4000 Ex
Evaluation electrinics FLUXTRONIC®
Switching amplifier
Filling unit FAE
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Up to now the IBCs have been tipped to fill the sales packs by pouring. This always leaves behind significant amounts of residue in the supply containers however. This is to be avoided in the future.

The precise quantity of the sales packs was determined using scales.

Our semi-automatic filling system consisting of F 425 S drum pump, FMC flowmeter, FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronics, switched-mode amplifier and the FAE filling unit is now used. In this system, the precise fill quantity can be predefined and filling can be done at the touch of a button. Once the set quantity is reached, the drum pump switches off automatically. Thus, in batch operation, predefined quantities can be filled automatically several times consecutively. Scales are only necessary for random checks.

The F 425 drum pump for 99.98% drum emptying features a built-in non-return device which can be closed if required. Once the drum is empty, the pump can be removed without the medium flowing back out of the pump. With the F 425 drum pump, less than 0.05 l of residue remains in a 200 l drum, so a maximum of 0.02%. This makes tipping the container to remove any residue no longer necessary.

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