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25 January 2013

Whisky manufacturer Chivas Regal, part of the Pernod Ricard Group, has selected Verder's Verderflex Dura 10 peristaltic hose pump for a lime dosing application at its Glenlivet plant in Scotland. The pump was chosen for

Whisky manufacturer Chivas Regal, part of the Pernod Ricard Group, has selected Verder's Verderflex Dura 10 peristaltic hose pump for a lime dosing application at its Glenlivet plant in Scotland. The pump was chosen for its suitability for dosing abrasive and viscous fluids and its need for minimal maintenance.

An advanced peristaltic pump, the Verderflex Dura has a novel drive configuration that is said to provide a 70% smaller footprint than similar pumps. It offers a high level of reliability due to its rigid drive connection. The rotor is mounted directly over the bearings, so there is no overhung load, reducing the number of parts. The rotor requires no shims, simplifying installation and reducing power consumption.

A contributor to the pump's longevity is the custom-engineered construction of the hose. This increases strength in the reinforced layers between the rubber and maximises the fatigue strength.
 
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