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Adhesive Transfer for Laminate Flooring Production - Gear Pump

Customer: Wood & Laminate Flooring Company 

Application: Viscous adhesive pump

Location: UK

Equipment supplied

1 x 0.37 Kw internal eccentric gear pump with pressure relief valve

  • Application: Gravity fed adhesive transfer from an IBC to an adhesive bead applicator.
  • Installation: Horizontal with Inlet / Outlet: 1" (Threaded) at 90 deg.
  • Fluid: Adhesive
  • Viscosity: 4000 - 5000cP
  • Flow: 2 - 3l/min
  • Discharge pressure: 0.3 Bar
  • Pump body: GG 25 Cast iron
  • Rotors: 1050 Steel, Heat treated
  • Shafts: 1050 Steel, Heat treated
  • Bearings: Bronze
  • Sealing: Soft seal / Packing gland
  • Voltage: 400V
  • RPM: 85


Castle Pumps received an enquiry from a new customer in the UK that was looking to feed an adhesive fluid to a bead applicator for use in timber construction. The customer wanted to gravity feed the fluid from the bottom of an IBC to a piece of machinery that applies the highly viscous fluid in a specific way to products in their production line.


Our first consideration was the high viscosity of the fluid, which was 4000 - 5000cP, so immediately we selected a gear pump for the application knowing it would be more than capable of handling the thickness of the fluid. After consulting with the customer we settled on a 90deg configuration as we are always cautious of the space available and pride ourselves on our ability to cater for any special requests. Using a gear pump running at such a low speed we were able to achieve the low flow rate required by the customer to feed into his production line.

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