Nordson Corp. has developed an online tool that quickly calculates the resin cost savings achievable by installing a BKG BlueFlow gear pump, as well as the number of months in which the investment is paid back in full.
Nordson introduced the tool, called the Gear Pump Payback Analysis, at Chinaplas.
“Even with a new screw, pressure variation without the use of a gear pump typically is in the plus-or-minus 5 percent range, making it necessary for the processor to use more resin in order to ensure that the finished product meets specification,” said Christian Schroeder, global product manager for melt deliver products. “By reducing pressure variation to as little as plus-or-minus 1 percent, the BlueFlow gear pump makes possible resin cost savings that can generate a full return on investment in a matter of months.”
Nordson is based in Westlake, Ohio.
For information, see www.nordson.com.