Wilden's Pro-Flo SHIFT Named a 2013 Product of the Year

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Wilden, a PSG Dover brand, is a global leader in the development and manufacture of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps. Recently, the company’s Pro-Flo SHIFT Air Distribution system (ADS) was named a 2013 “Breakthrough Product of the Year” by Processing Magazine. Every year the award recognizes new products, technologies and service solutions that are expected to have lasting significant impact in the industrial space.

“The Pro-Flo SHIFT’s advancement in not only performance but also energy efficiency addresses many of the concerns of the modern-day process industry,” says Chris Distaso, Director of Engineering, Wilden. “We hope that this award will be the first of many recognitions for the Pro-Flo SHIFT.”

Wilden’s Pro-Flo SHIFT is an innovative breakthrough techonlogy that increases energy efficiency for AODD pumps. When tested with Wilden AODD pumps, the Pro-Flo SHIFT enabled a 60% savings in air consumption over all competitive AODD pump technologies while providing more product yield per standard cubic foot per minute (SCFM).

The Pro-Flo SHIFT features fewer operating parts, translating to less downtime and easy maintenance. The system also costs 50% less than an electronically actuated ADS, is submersible and features ‘plug-and-play’ operation. ATEX compliant, Wilden manufactured the Pro-Flo SHIFT with a robust design that can withstand harsh operating conditions.

Wilden offers its Pro-Flo SHIFT in 38 mm (1-1/2”), 51 mm (2”), and 76 mm (3”) sizes, with maximum discharge pressures to 8.6 bar (125 psig), maximum flows to 1,056 lpm (279 gpm), maximum solid-handling size to 13 mm (1/2), maximum suction lifts to 7.2 m (23.8’) dry and 9.0 m (29.5’) wet.

Source: PSG Dover

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