Argal has got a thirty-year activity in the chemical pumps manufacturing in thermoplastic chemical-resistant materials. In the last decade huge efforts have been focused on the research and develop of the entire production bringing to a new ranges of pumps completely new and definitely renewed both in the mechanical structure and in the hydraulic part.
The principal characterization of "Argal" and his "mission" is meant to be the innovation and the introduction of more technical-engineering details with the scope to obtain a pump "product" as well as performances adequate to the market needs with a realization of quality of the product itself in all his phases.
All of this is correlated with qualification certified conforming to Vision ISO 9001:2000 rules and the belief to offer a wide range of pumps of excellent quality and with real competitive price.
The proprietary design of the pumps was conceived by Argal staff with specific experience on AODD pumps; it pivots around improved air distributor system, optimised geometries of diaphragms air and liquid chambers and aims to broaden the traditional range of application of these pumps from simple transfer to transfer and metering.This ability was achieved implementing conventional and innovative solutions.
ASTRA AODD pumps with sizes from ½” to 2” offer incresed flow compared to common pumps of the same size. This translates in an economical advantage for smaller and less expensive pump delivers equal performances or in technical advantage for same pump size delivers same performances at lesser strokes per minute with reduced mechanical stress and wear of all parts. For these reasons the user enjoys longer operational life, lesser LCC ( Life Cycle Cost ) less vibration and attenuated noise compared to conventional pumps.
All ASTRA pumps can be preset to;
Auxiliary connections to implement the a.m. optional features and modes of use are lodged in the technical panel placed near the air exaust.
Hydraulic connections of Astra pumps can be configured accordingly to several schemes;
The standard scheme foresee one manifold with horizontal lateral inlet and one manifold with horizontal lateral outlet;
The optional schemes foresee one manifold with horizontal inlet and one manifol with horizontal outlet, or a mix of the two types
It is a special version fitted with optional suction pipe long up to 2 metres, made of same wet materials as the pump and allows to prime from drums pure and viscous chemicals even in hazardous enviaronment.