Sliding Vane Pumps Industry’s First Alignment-Free, Reduced-Speed Pumps
Blackmer introduces the design and operation of its new GNX Series sliding vane pumps. The pumps are designed to help solve many of the shaft-misalignment challenges faced by chemical manufacturers.
According to Blackmer, the GNX Series sliding vane pumps are the industry’s first alignment-free, reduced-speed pumps for use in both portable and stationary applications. The design of the pump eliminates the couplings between the gearbox and the pump and motor by rigidly connecting them in alignment with a C-face (or similar) motor on both the high-speed and low-speed sides of the pump. The result is a pump that will not need to be realigned either at initial installation or following a maintenance procedure. This results in an improved peace of mind for the operator.
The pumps are also the ideal solution for chemical-transfer applications because they are more efficient than competitive technologies, providing high-level performance, high suction lift and line-stripping capabilities with low maintenance and life cycle costs. The pumps’ robust, commercial-grade gear reducer is capable of producing low ratios, resulting in more precise flow rates. Furthermore, GNX Series pumps have been manufactured with a larger operating range than competitive designs, offering higher flows and higher pressure.