Since its founding in 1970, Spain-based Chimigraf S.L., has grown into an internationally recognized company that is a leading global producer of water-, solvent- and UV-based inks.
For many years, Chimigraf was using high-maintenance gear pumps for the transfer of raw materials and finished products at its ink-manufacturing facilities, but was beginning to experience unacceptable levels of fluid leaks, maintenance costs and downtime, as well as a loss of operational efficiency.
“We had a lot of gear pumps and because of the technical problems we were having we had to stop producing several times a week,” said La Valle, president of Chimigraf. “We had wear problems and had to maintain them a lot because every month we had some kind of problem we had to repair. It was a lot of added expense and we had to stop working, which was another problem.”
Wilden® Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps were suggested as they are the more reliable alternative.
The instant success that Chimigraf had with Wilden AODD pumps even helped convince them to upgrade a few of their pumps to those with Wilden‘s latest innovation – the Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System, which features the operational capability to reduce air consumption by up to 60%.