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Shut Down Tip – Avoiding a Blocked Compound Pump

With everything that you’ll be thinking of ahead of a shut down one thing people often overlook is cleaning their compound dosing pump for their mass finishing machine. Whilst usually it’s a case of putting a compound drum at the bottom of the non-return valve and the pump just works when it has the chance to stand idle for a period of time it is wise to give it a little attention.  Many pumps contain diaphragms and these use a plastic tube which is opened and closed to encourage the compound to move.

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