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Save Time and Money with IPEG Repair Services

IPEG repair servicesDon’t spend another second worrying about equipment failures — get total peace of mind with IPEG repair services. IPEG has a staff of factory-trained technicians available 24/7 to maximize the performance of your pumps, valves, blowers, seals and other process equipment, ultimately saving you both time and money. IPEG’s experienced technicians have helped customers increase uptime, reduce production interruptions, maintenance cost and lead times, and gain total process control with maximum equipment performance.

Conveniently Located Full-Service Repair Centers

Our three factory-authorized service centers located in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky provide customers with several convenient options whether fabrication, rebalancing, laser alignment or simple annual maintenance work is needed.

Our experienced technicians carefully inspect each phase of the repair process to maximize control. We repair equipment back to factory specifications. At IPEG, we have the in-house capabilities to provide the machining, assembly, balancing, painting and testing phases on large and small projects. Before any piece of equipment leaves our shop, it undergoes thorough testing to meet our customers’ needs.

Expert Field Service Support

IPEG’s maintenance teams also provide field service support for all equipment supplied for repair, including testing, calibration and system analysis. Our technicians are prepared with the latest equipment and training to correctly specify, install, troubleshoot and maintain liquid or air process systems.

Quality Parts

IPEG’s warehouse is fully stocked with a wide selection of parts and equipment available to satisfy temperature, chemical compatibility, abrasion and longevity concerns. Because we use genuine spare parts, our customers’ products continue to work at optimum efficiency, maintain performance, have a longer life and avoid expensive unplanned downtime.

At IPEG, we pride ourselves on our long-lasting relationships with our customers. Let us provide you with ongoing technical expertise, product support, custom fabrication and repair services. Contact us today and let us know how we can serve you!

 

Increase Performance and Sustainability with a Grundfos Pump

When it comes to your company’s operations, performance and sustainability should always be top-of-mind. That’s where Grundfos Pump can help. Grundfos Pump is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-efficiency centrifugal pump products, featuring stainless steel construction and the latest in electronics. Grundfos pumps and processing equipment are built with high-performance and sustainability in mind.

Pumps Designed with You in Mind

No matter your application, an efficient, energy-saving pump solution is required. Grundfos Pump understands that an increase in your pump efficiency can be achieved through a combination of small, innovative design refinements. That’s why you can depend on Grundfos for their high-quality, dependable products.

Reliable Pumps for all Applications

Grundfos Pump is recognized for reliability and value throughout the world — wherever water moves. Its full-range pump solutions fulfill a variety of needs, from heating and cooling to simple pressure boosting. From the largest, most complex applications to the smallest, Grundfos uses its in-depth pump knowledge and unrivaled range of intelligent pumping systems.

Check out the Grundfos MGE motors with the Variable Frequency Drive mounted directly on the motor. It’s the world’s most intelligent and energy-efficient motor!

Pump Repair and Maintenance

Need to repair your Grundfos pump? IPEG can help! When you choose IPEG as your industrial pump and equipment repair shop, you are guaranteed a quality repair — on time and on budget. Our service technicians and field sales engineers are trained to diagnose industrial equipment problems and help resolve issues at the job site.

For more information on Grundfos pumps and repairs, contact an IPEG expert today.

Featured Vendor: Flowserve

Flowserve is a leading manufacturer of flow control products and services for most critical applications. It supplies pumps, seals and valves for power, oil, gas, chemical and other industrial applications. With more than two centuries of history, Flowserve is the go-to resource for solving the toughest challenges of fluid motion control.

Special Purpose Pumps and Systems

Flowserve provides its customers with unequaled expertise in the successful application of pre-engineered, engineered, and special-purpose pumps and systems. Flowserve pumps also play a leading role in clean energy, greenhouse gas reduction and potable water supply efforts, along with the application of advanced production and process technologies.

Custom-Engineered Valves

Flowserve valves are engineered to meet vital performance and safety standards, and can be custom engineered to perform specific functions for unique flow control environments. Extended service life, safe operation and environmental protection are at the core of every valve that Flowserve manufactures.

For more information on Flowserve products and how they can help you exceed your operational goals, contact and IPEG expert today.

 

Featured Vendor: Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC

Wilden® Pump & Engineering Company, LLC is a market leader in Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pumps and offers a wide range of solutions for various chemical, utility, food, beverage, dairy, personal care and biopharmaceutical applications.

With more than 60 years in the industry, Wilden has the unique ability to solve tough pumping applications and increase efficiency with the most cost-effective, energy-efficient AODD pumps possible.

State-of-the-art Air Distribution Systems

The innovative, yet simple, Pro-Flo® SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) features an “air control spool” that automatically optimizes air consumption and eliminates overcharging of the air chamber with no reduction in flow rate. The Pro-Flo® SHIFT’s evolutionary ADS design meters the air flow, allowing for just enough air to keep the pumping process operational.

Sanitary and Hygienic SanifloTM AODD Pumps

The Saniflo™ pump line is specifically designed to meet the strict guidelines established for sanitary and hygienic process applications. Wilden Saniflo solutions incorporate a full suite of products, like cast stainless steel pumps made of FDA-grade materials and finished with a high polish.

Comprehensive Equipment Repair Services

At IPEG, we’ll take care of your Wilden equipment far beyond the sale. Known for our extensive and comprehensive industrial repair services, our factory-trained service technicians provide industrial equipment and industrial pump repair service. In addition to equipment repair, we also perform contractual maintenance, pump inspection, laser alignment and installation of equipment.

For more information on Wilden or their products, contact an IPEG expert today.

 

LEESON Electric Reduces Energy Costs

 

 

 

 

Credited with a knack for thinking outside the solutions box, LEESON Electric, one of IPEG’s featured electrical vendors, provides customers with significant energy savings by producing energy-efficient motors uniquely designed to conform to the customer’s application. LEESON stands out as one of the world’s most customer-focused motor, gear motor and drives company.

In the article, titled “Mining Motors Reduce Downtime,” LEESON Electric explains how installing high-efficiency motors can offer significant energy savings, as well as lower equipment vibration and increased reliability, making a big impact on a company’s bottom line.

LEESON’s mantra of listening to the customer’s needs and concerns, and then building for their unique application, can benefit almost every industry including but not limited to food processing, industrial, farming and commercial buildings such as hospitals and universities.

Cooling towers designed with high-efficiency motors support more effective subsystems, preventing system failures for facilities needing reliable lighting and dependable equipment function, HVAC system support, and water usage systems. To find more ways to reduce operation costs and increase energy efficiency, contact the IPEG experts.

 

SMC Pneumatics – A Myriad of Choices for Endless Applications

SMC Pneumatics, a jewel in IPEG’s crown of vendors, is the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, offering more than 8,900 products with more than 520,000 variations!

IPEG answers the need for cylinder, actuator, valve and vacuum solutions, with a variety of SMC products, including actuators, fittings, tubing, vacuums, valves and more!

Directional Control Valves

SMC directional control valves feature high-flow capacities, compact design, low-power consumption, high-speed response, long life and a clean, aesthetic design. The solenoid valves are used exclusively in the semi-conductor, automotive, packaging, medical, specialty machine and machine tool industries. SMC also offers a variety of valve manifold options, including:

  • One-touch fittings
  • Prewired electric connections
  • Serial interface for simple installation, maintenance and control

SMC Directional Control Valve types include:

  • Three types of solenoid valves
  • ISO valves
  • Mechanical / hand valves
  • Air operated valves

Fluid Process Valves

The standard design and dimensions of SMC’s fluid process valves make them perfect for simple replacements. The unique construction of the direct-operated, two-port solenoid valves feature improves durability and doubles their service life.

The unique solenoid and air-operated fluid process valves are suitable for a variety of applications and industries, such as:

  • General purpose air and water
  • Oil and high temperature oil
  • Steam and heated water
  • Chemical and pure water
  • Coolant
  • Dust collection

No matter the need, no matter the industry, the countless options offered with SMC’s Pneumatic valves guarantee a perfect fit. SMC Pneumatic valves can be altered to meet your specific application.

To learn more about SMC Pneumatic valves, along with other products and capabilities, contact the IPEG team today.

 

Viking Pumps

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Viking Pumps, IPEG’s featured vendor, is the global leader in positive displacement pumping solutions. With more than 100 years in the industry, Viking Pumps are experts in industrial pump applications and products. Offering superior quality products, customer solutions and support and endless customization options, Viking Pumps are found across all seven continents and in more than 200 countries across the globe.

Each Viking pump is uniquely designed for the task at hand, from simple solutions to the most advanced and demanding needs. Vertically integrated and able to create from concept to final product. Viking Pump is the one source for pumps, accessories, parts, service and support.

Viking Pumps Specialize in:

INTERNAL GEAR PUMPS
The Workhorse of Countless Manufacturing Processes

The internal gear pumping principle was invented by Jens Nielsen, one of the founders of Viking Pump. It uses two rotating gears which un-mesh at the suction side of the pump to create a vacuum which pulls fluid into the pump. The spaces between the gear teeth transport the fluid on either side of a crescent to the discharge side, and then the gears re-mesh to discharge the fluid.

EXTERNAL GEAR PUMPS
The Ultimate Solution for High Pressure Pumping

The external gear pumping principle uses two rotating gears which unmesh at the suction side of the pump to create a vacuum which pulls fluid into the pump. The spaces between the gear teeth transport the fluid along the outer perimeter of the housing to the discharge side, and then the gears re-mesh at the center to discharge the fluid. The gears are supported by bearings on both sides, which allows high discharge pressure capabilities.

ROTARY VANE PUMPS
Compact and Powerful Pumping Technology

Vane pumps are used for liquid transfer applications from chemicals to liquefied gases. Vanes extend from slots in the rotor, sweeping liquid through a cam-shaped cavity. The vanes provide very low slip and high volumetric efficiency.

For more information on Viking Pumps or their products, contact an IPEG expert today.

 

Advancing Safety: Rupture Discs for Sanitary Applications

If you’re in the pharmaceutical, biotech or food and beverage industry, you know the importance of protecting your equipment, vessels and systems from overpressurization. In many cases, a rupture disc is the most advantageous of pressure relief devices. It’s precise, leak tight and cost effective.

There are many types of rupture discs, and facilities operating with sanitary and hygienic applications must find rupture discs that are manufactured in accordance with specific codes, standards and approvals. The SANITRX HPX product family from Continental Disc Corporation is one of the most advanced lines of rupture discs available. It has a proven performance in excess of five million cycles, operating up to 95% of burst pressure.

SANITRX HPX Rupture Discs

The features of the SANITRX HPX and SANITRX HPX II rupture discs result in reduced downtime, lower maintenance costs and increased productivity in your facility:

  • Tested for compressible or incompressible relief conditions as required by your application
  • Ideal for liquid or gas/vapor applications
  • Available with a horizontal tag option
  • Optional fluoropolymer coating
  • Electropolished surface finishes available

Applications

The SANITRX HPX and SANITRX HPX II are available in a wide range of sanitary and hygienic applications, including:

  • Autoclaves
  • Bioreactors
  • Clean steam piping
  • Process vessels
  • Heat exchangers
  • Filters
  • Storage and transport vessels
  • Mixing, drying, granulating equipment
  • WFI vessels and piping
  • Lyophilizers (freeze drying)
  • CIP and SIP skids and piping
  • Fermenters

The HPX Rupture Disc Product Family brochure from Continental Disc Corporation discusses the advanced sanitary rupture discs in detail.

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Contact the IPEG experts for all of your pressure relief system questions and needs.

 

 

Wilden® Launches New and Improved Parts Kit Program

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Wilden®, a leader in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, excitedly announced the launch of a new parts kit program designed to speed delivery, lower costs and simplify ordering of genuine Wilden® parts.

Using feedback from its channel partners, Wilden® developed the new parts kit program to provide customers with a simplified, lower cost solution for repairing Wilden® AODD pumps. The new repair kits are up to 40% less expensive and feature faster delivery times compared to previous repair kits. The new kits are also designed to eliminate part duplication, which will reduce waste and greatly simplify the repair process.

Available in either a Wet Kit or Air Kit, the new Wilden® repair kits can be applied to many different pump models. Kit variations have been reduced by 60%, which means the new kits will simplify ordering and substantially reduce the number of kits required to cover Wilden® products.

Read the full press release from Wilden® at http://empoweringpumps.com/products/wilden-launches-new-parts-kit-program/.

Learn more by contacting an IPEG sales engineer and discover how Wilden®’s new parts kit program can speed delivery, lower costs, reduce waste and simplify ordering for your Wilden® AODD pumps.

Clean in Place (CIP) Vs. Clean Out of Place (COP) Sanitary PD Pumps

By Phil Hall

There are many levels of “cleanliness” with regard to the sanitary pump market, and the requirements to achieve these levels and certifications vary.  Making the correct decision on which pump technology best fits an application requires some basic information, such as:

  • Fluid (product pumped)
  • Cleaning Process
  • Hygienic Requirements

Wright Flow Technologies offers three pump models to cover various hygienic levels.  These models are: TRA10, TRA20 and Revolution.

Good

The TRA10 series pump is designed for easy strip cleaning out of place (COP).  The pump can be offered with O-ring or mechanical seals (both single and double).  Pumps that are normally stripped down for cleaning on a regular basis typically use simple, inexpensive O-ring seals.

Better

The TRA20 series pump is designed with an optional clean-in-place feature (CIP).  The pump includes rotor retainers that use O-rings in conjunction with the rotors to ensure CIP-ability.  This feature, along with optional porting, allows vigorous flushing throughout all internal chambers.

Best

The Revolution series pump is designed for CIP service.  The pump enables self-draining through enhanced rotor case geometry, minimizing the risk of contamination.  The enhanced front cover eliminates dead zones.  The rotor design also improves liquid access to the seal and eliminates dead legs present in less hygienic products.

IPEG can assist you during the selection process for your specific sanitary pump application.  We can also provide information on the newest technologies and product enhancements.  Contact your local IPEG account manager for more details about our sanitary equipment product offerings.

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