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‘Ultimate’ pump drive guard

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AUSTRALIAN Pump Industries has released the "Pro-Tek" guard system that provides the ‘ultimate’ in engine or electric motor protection.

The Aussie Pro-Tek consists of a cast housing that incorporates a coupling and drive system that slots neatly between the engine and pump.

In the event of pump seal failure, the liquid being pumped will leak into the housing area where it is diverted thus preventing it from travelling along the shaft and into the engine or electric motor.

"Simple seal failures that can be repaired relatively inexpensively, can result in catastrophic and expensive drive failures if not detected fast," Aussie Pump product manager Craig Bridgement said.

“The Aussie Drive Guard protects expensive drive systems."

Designed specifically for Aussie industrial poly pumps in either direct engine mount or electric motor drive configurations, the Pro-Tek incorporates an oversized slinger to prevent any liquid from contacting the drive.

It has an extra large weep hole to enable the liquid to escape. This makes it easier for maintenance staff to detect a failure and carry out repairs before further damage to the system occurs.

The new drive protection system is claimed to be a major step forward in industrial pump design.

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