Fleet Laboratories has reduced their pump cleaning time by over 70% since installing the New Slimline Ultraclean pumps from Flotronic Pumps Ltd.
Previously they were using competitors older style 'figure of eight' multiple bolted double diaphragm pumps which could take over one hour to strip and clean, whereas the unique 'One Nut' fast strip air operated double diaphragm pumps from FPL took less than 20 minutes to strip, clean, sanitise and re-assemble!
Fleet Laboratories are part of the DDD Group, with expertise in the development and manufacture of branded products for the pharmaceutical, toiletry and household markets. Specialising in liquids, lotions, creams, gels, suspensions and alcohol-based formulations.
Their customers include many of the high street chemist chains, major supermarket groups and leading personal care product brands.
Fast cleaning between product changeovers is essential, which can be required up to five times per day! So over the course of a week, significant savings in time and money have been made since installing the Flotronic Pumps.
Hygiene is critical as many of their products are pharmaceutical preparations which include colic drops and teething gels for babies, so the Slimline Ultraclean pumps are ideally suited because they are machined from solid 316 Stainless Steel, with no welds and designed to be self draining, which reduces product residue.
They have no ball valve seats, resulting in a more hygienic crevice free design. They incorporate all the unique benefits of the 'One Nut' fast maintenance design, thus enabling diaphragm changes in less than 10 minutes.
Simon Thompsom – Production & Engineering Manager said "We have been very pleased with the reliability of the Flotronic units, unlike our previous pumps which had problems with stalling. We are saving a lot of time when it comes to stripping and cleaning".
- Various pharmaceutical lotions, creams and gels
- Flooded suction
- Viscosity up to 150,000cp
- Temperature up to 50 C