NETZSCH Wins Processing Magazine’s 2013 Breakthrough Product of the Year
Netzsch’s Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump was recently recognized by Processing Magazine as a ‘Breakthrough Product of the Year’ at the 2013 Chem Show in New York. The magazine highlights products, technologies, and services that have made significant contributions to process industries over the last year and are anticipated to have future impact on the industry as well. Contrary to traditional rotary lobe pump materials, the Tornado T2 features a metal lobe with a replaceable rubber liner similar to that of a progressive cavity pump.
The Tornado T2 debuted globally last May at the IFAT, and at WEFTEC 2012 in the US. Since its launch, the pump has already been proven successful in many applications. The recognition by Processing Magazine is one of several global awards, including the "Targa Beltrami" innovation prize in March 2012 at the Biogas Trade Fair in Cremona, Italy.
Rotary lobe pumps are known for “Maintenance in Place;” a concept now replaced by the innovative “Full Service in Place” promise. Netzsch accomplished this by replacing the timing gears with a timing belt, therefore eliminating the need to drain and change the timing gear lubricant oil, which was messy and time-consuming. The pump enables fast and easy maintenance by providing open access to the pump chamber, in addition to a front-loaded cartridge seal integrated with the rotor. The Tornado T2 is also designed for fast lobe and mechanical seal replacement, reducing maintenance time on these parts by more than half.
Netzsch’s T2 pump is designed with a small footprint, taking up even less space than the previous model. This was achieved by eliminating the timing gears and using a timing belt with a piggyback mounted motor. The pump is also designed to b robust and resistant to wear, able to handle solids and maintain an extremely low level of pulsation.