A wide variety of pumps are used in the engineering industry. Consider centrifugal pumps, plunger pumps and vacuum pumps. Valves are available in a number of variants, including gate valves and ball valves.
Because pumps are used in all kinds of applications, the demands made on the materials are also very diverse. Gimex can supply ceramic components for pumps used at high/er temperatures or for pumping abrasive materials. Ceramic parts can even be used for pumping aggressive chemical materials.
Sintered Silicon Carbide (SSiC) is a material that is frequently used for seals in pumps. The very high hardness of the material in combination with its resistance to chemicals make this material extremely suitable for these applications.Material specification SSiC
The aluminium oxide sliding bearings are extremely suitable for use in corrosive environments. The bearings themselves are not affected by a saline environment. They are also extremely suitable for use in liquids containing sand or other abrasive particles.