In March of 2019, ARO began working with a large soda bottling syrup plant to resolve a number of long time challenges.
The customer’s current pumps were failing and required a complete rebuild every 30-90 days. This issue was costing the customer over 12 hours of pump maintenance per year and a tremendous amount of downtime.
While this case study focuses on soda, these same pumps are suitable for brewery, corn syrup, bakery and many other food and beverage applications.
Pump repairs caused countless hours of production downtime and over 12 hours of collective repair time for the three pumps that were running in the syrup plant.
On July 13, 2019, an ARO SD20S food grade air diaphragm pump was placed in production for a test trial on the same lines and at the same rate of production as the previous competitive brands.
After 580 days — over a year an a half of operation — the ARO pump required its first maintenance. This pump outperformed the competition in four key areas:
TOTAL CUSTOMER SAVINGS
$26,806 over 1.5 years
ARO FDA compliant pumps, a part of our EXPert Series (EXP) line, are designed to transfer fluid for the food and beverage industries efficiently and safely. Our pumps typically yield 20 to 30 percent better flow rates than other products available on the market, ensuring the material is transferred carefully. Because every ounce of fluid is treated gently, the shelf life is often extended and product quality maintained.
All ARO EXP pumps feature
|Operating Data||SD10X-CSS-SXX-A 1" Pump||SD20X-CSS-SXX-A 2" Pump|
|Startup Pressure||25 PSI (1.723 bar)||25 PSI (1.723 bar)|
|Dry suction lift||16.49 ft. H2O (5.02 m)||18.25 ft. H2O (5.56 m)|
|Wet suction lift||31.4 ft. H2O (9.57 m)||31.4 ft. H2O (9.57 m)|
|Flow Rate||54 GPM (204.4 lpm)||195 GPM (738 lpm)|
|Displacement per/cycle @ 100 PSI (6.895 bar)||0.258 GAL (0.976 liters)||1.3 GAL (4.9 liters)|
|Max. Solids Passage||0.125 in. (3.175 mm)||0.25 in. (6.35 mm)|
|Fluid Inlet/Outlet||1-1/2” Tri-Clamp||2-1/2” Tri-Clamp|