Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Application spotlight: Portable bathroom cleaners

    Pumptec has played a key role in the decrease of biological dangers in institutional restrooms and similar facilities.

    In cooperation with the creative people at Kaivac Inc, Pumptec developed a compact pumping system used as the heart of their unique line of cleaning equipment specifically purposed for cleaning large restrooms and other similar hard surface environments. Pumptec’s powerful pump and integrated chemical injection system made possible Kaivac’s vision of a portable machine that would allow the operator to successfully perform ‘no touch’ toilet and bathroom fixture cleaning.

    Imagine bringing dignity back to cleaning a toilet and at the same time providing a method to clean an area and leave it significantly more germ-free than other methods that simply apply more chemical and then smear it all around.

    The Kaivac system uses a chemical solution applied at low pressure and then uses high pressure water spray to clean it away. The result is a surface with little to no biological leftovers to transmit disease.

    Pumptec supplies the pump system for a similar type of equipment manufactured by Karcher North America. Although the system is different, the result of a clean area is the same.

    Both companies, along with Pumptec, are creating better environments with lower disease hazards. and that benefits everyone.

  • When Not to Use a Pumptec Pump

    Pumptec pumps have many benefits and numerous uses, but not every use is appropriate or will result in satisfaction.

    Pumptec’s simple and durable design is best applied in uses that are not continuous-duty applications. The benefits of Pumptec’s compact design makes it suited for myriad of portable equipment. Often portable equipment operates for short periods of time and then is moved and used somewhere else, later. There are numerous choices for continuous-duty pumps on the market for greater cost, size and complexity.

    Pumptec’s oil-less, unsealed crankcase design does not make it a good choice for environments that includes high humidity, water spray or dust/dirt. The unsealed crankcase often has a gasket to cover the gap on some models, but these gaskets do not provide water-tight protection in extreme environments. The compact, simple nature of Pumptec pumps makes it convenient to place them in enclosures to protect them from environmental dangers, and thereby, does not limit their use except in rare situations.

    Despite the relative economical price of Pumptec pumps, there are less expensive, lower performing pumps that work well in many applications. Pumptec usually provides greater durability, higher performance and lower total cost than these low cost pumps over time. Often these low cost pumps have inaccurate performance claims that appear to make them seem closer in performance to Pumptec, but they are not. However, there are uses that do not require the high performance and durability of Pumptec pumps and using a Pumptec pump may not be the cheapest option.

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