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Pumping Soaps & Detergents

Pumping soaps and detergents hinges on the delicate balance of a gentle, low shear pumping action and the precision of repeatable dosing. At AxFlow, we understand the subtleties required for this task.

Challenges in Pumping Soaps & Detergents

Pumping soaps and detergents presents a unique set of challenges due to the nature of these substances. Successful handling relies on a gentle, low shear pumping action and precise volume dosing. Soaps and detergents often have specific properties that require careful consideration during the pumping process.

  • Low Shear Pumping Action: Soaps and detergents are sensitive to shear forces. To maintain their effectiveness and properties, a low shear pumping action is crucial to prevent alteration of the product's structure and texture.
  • Accurate Volume Dosing: Precise and repeatable dosing is essential in many applications involving soaps and detergents. The ability to deliver accurate volumes ensures the correct formulation of products and consistency in quality.
  • Viscosity Variation: Soaps and detergents can vary in viscosity, ranging from thin liquids to thicker gels. Pumps need to handle this viscosity range efficiently and consistently.
  • Chemical Compatibility: Soaps and detergents often contain various chemicals and additives. Pump materials must be compatible with these substances to prevent corrosion or contamination.
  • Hygienic Considerations: In applications where hygiene is critical, pumps must adhere to strict cleanliness standards, especially in industries like cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Handling Soaps & Detergents

  • Gentle Positive Displacement Pumps: Utilizing positive displacement pumps with low shear capabilities ensures the gentle handling of soaps and detergents, preserving their structure and effectiveness.
  • Accurate Metering Pumps: Metering pumps, known for their precision, are ideal for dosing applications, providing accurate and repeatable volumes for consistent product formulation.
  • Chemically Resistant Materials: Pumps constructed from materials resistant to chemicals in soaps and detergents ensure durability and prevent contamination.
  • Hygienic Certified Designs: For applications requiring stringent hygiene standards, pumps with hygienic certified designs are essential to meet industry regulations.

Examples of Soaps & Detergents Related Applications

  • Liquid Soap Production: Pumps are used to transfer and dose liquid soap formulations in manufacturing processes.
  • Dishwashing Detergents: Dosing pumps ensure accurate dispensing of dishwashing detergents in commercial and industrial dishwashers.
  • Shampoo and Conditioner Manufacturing: Pumps are employed to handle the transfer and precise dosing of shampoo and conditioner formulations.
  • Laundry Detergent Production: Pumps are utilized in the manufacturing process of liquid and gel laundry detergents, ensuring accurate mixing and dispensing.
  • Cosmetic Creams and Lotions: Pumps are vital for handling the transfer and dosing of various cosmetic products, including creams and lotions, in cosmetic manufacturing.

The successful pumping of soaps and detergents relies on the expertise to provide a gentle, low shear pumping action and precise dosing. AxFlow, with its wide range of positive displacement pumps and metering pumps, offers tailored solutions for both transfer and dosing applications. This expertise guarantees the preservation of soaps and detergents' properties, ensuring consistency and quality across various industrial applications.