Graco’s new electric diaphragm pump, QUANTM, is an innovative solution designed to provide unparalleled efficiency gains over traditional pneumatic pumps. It is a significant departure from air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps which rely on compressed air to drive the diaphragms. QUANTM eliminates the requirement for compressed air offering several key benefits.
Using compressed air to power pumps has inherent inefficiencies due to mechanical losses and the heat of compression – not to mention the cost to maintain and repair compressors. QUANTM pumps feature an efficient electric drive utilizing Graco’s FluxCore motor that is up to 80% more energy efficient than air-driven technologies. This results in significant energy savings and lower operating costs over the life of the pump.
Another major advantage of QUANTM pumps are their integrated controls, allowing users to control flow and pressure at the pump. They also feature built-in diagnostics, making it easier to troubleshoot issues that may arise.
QUANTM offers features to match pneumatic pumps with the ability to stall under pressure, run dry, self-prime, and handle solids and abrasive materials, all in an almost identically sized package to competitive AODDs. The pumps can be integrated into existing systems with minimal disruption, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
QUANTM pumps represent a significant advancement in hygienic fluid handling, providing increased efficiency and flexibility for a range of applications. It's an innovative solution that combines the efficiency of electric drive, the flexibility of integrated controls, the proven benefits of AODD technology, and the convenience of plug-and-play installation.