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NETZSCH announces TORNADO T2 rotary lobe pump

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NETZSCH Pumps North America LLC have announced that its TORNADO® T2 rotary lobe pump has been newly redesigned by its parent company, NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH. Self-priming and valve-less, the new TORNADO T2 is a positive displacement pump designed for any kind of liquid. The TORNADO T2 pump can be used in intermittent, continuous or metering applications.

The redesigned TORNADO T2 uses two hardened steel lobes that rotate in a geometrically adapted elastomer insert. This bi-lobe rotor design creates a considerably longer housing sealing line, providing more wear padding. A specially developed pulsation reduction system ensures minimal pulsation or shear forces.

The new pump features an elastomer insert design that saves energy, reduces wear, and increases overall service life. Vulcanised onto the edges of the lobes to create a permanent hard-soft contact between the lobes throughout the 360° rotation cycle, the insert avoids high-wear contact between elastomer parts. The insert acts as a stator and is subject to less dynamic load and deformation than a traditional rotary lobe pump design.

The new pump design also replaces complex timing gear with a robust synchronous toothed belt drive system. The drive greatly reduces the danger of transmission damage and also decreases required weight and installation space. Since the drive requires no lubrication, the chance of oil leaks is completely eliminated.

The TORNADO T2 features the innovative FSIP (full service in place) design, which improves access for inspection, cleaning, service and replacing parts.

Simply removing the cover plate on the TORNADO T2 allows quick and easy access to the pump chamber. The rotors can be removed and replaced easily and quickly because they are not bolted or keyed to the shafts inside the pump head. The rotors’ geometry allows their independent removal without the need for special tools.

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