Bronnley are renowned throughout the world for their luxury bathing products, but at an affordable price. Some years ago they switched from electrically driven pumps to the unique 'One-Nut' fast maintenance double diaphragm pumps from FPL and saved both time and money on maintenance.
H Bronnley & Co. Ltd has been manufacturing a wide range of fragrant luxury bathing products since 1883. Still privately owned, Bronnley's products include soaps, bath gels, hand & body lotions, cologne, shower gel and much more!
"We switched to Flotronic Pumps," comments Jeff Haigh – Manufacturing Chemist, "because they are simple, easy to maintain and they have an ability to dead head without causing any damage to the pumps".
The two 710 Series 316 stainless steel pumps are used to transfer a range of media, such as moisturising lotion, hand & body lotions, shower gels and shampoos. Used in their Liquid Mixing Room, the pumps transfer hot emulsified lotion from the mixing tanks to the cooling vat at a temperature up to 90°C and at a rate of 3 tonnes per hour. With a flooded suction and discharge of up to 3 metres, the hot lotion has a viscosity of around 100cp.
The second application is handling the material at 15°C where the viscosity increases to 10,000cp and transfers the finished product into IBC’s. The 1" pumps have virgin PTFE elastomers and ball valves and are part of the unique 'One-Nut' fast maintenance design, thus enabling diaphragm changes in less than 10 minutes.
As a result of the success of these pumps, Jeff has just placed an order for a 2" pump to handle a range of products. "I also like the look of the Flotronic pumps, they are neater and more compact than the older style diaphragm pumps and the fact that they are of British manufacture is always a plus for us!"
- Lotions, gels & shampoos
- Temp 15-90ºC
- Flooded suction
- Viscosity up to 10,000cp