7 Applications for a Mag Drive Pump

The diversity of these workhorses is incredible. There is a mag drive pump suitable for literally thousands of applications across multiple industries. Check out how a mag drive pump offers top durability and reliability for the following seven applications.

1. Chemical Manufacturing & Distribution

Chemicals play a crucial role in the development of myriad products. Every day, chemical manufacturers and distributors rely on heavy-duty pumps to handle the transfer of these harsh substances. A mag drive pump is ideal for these applications. The magnetic design eliminates the troublesome mechanical seal, to effectively eliminate the potential for leaks. When facilities are handling hazardous chemicals, this feature is key.

“We needed pumps that would stand up to the special needs of our products. We were going through pump seals a few times a month. For us, limited downtime is critical, so the sealless feature is the main selling point of the Finish Thompson mag drive pump.”

– Plant Manager, sodium hypochlorite product manufacturer

2. Electroplating & Anodizing

Facilities that specialize in these processes perform a wide range of tasks. From mixing and cleaning to filtration and more, electroplating and anodizing require reliable pumps to create durable systems that can withstand the materials involved. A mag drive pump is ideal to transfer chemicals from sumps, to provide flow through filters to keep plating solutions clean, and provide flow through eductors for mixing without introducing air.

“We have installed six different models of the Finish Thompson mag drive pump, each with its own chemical resistance and volume specs, to meet all the varied demands of our operations.”

- Scott Geiser, Manager, Erie Hard Chrome

3. Water & Waste Water Processing

Water treatment facilities need pumps that will work reliably and quickly and are capable of managing large volumes and constant flows. A mag drive pump offers the ideal solution. These pumps are often used for the transfer of chemicals to and from bulk storage, for sampling pumps, and to rapidly empty batch treatment tanks.

“They were pretty much plug and play. We put them in six years ago and haven’t had one issue from those pumps.”

– Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

4. Steel Processing Applications

The steel processing industry features diverse applications with diverse requirements. Many of these processes involve a wide range of mild to corrosive chemicals which call for diverse pump solutions. They also require pumps with durable construction that can withstand a harsh environment. From steel pickling, to galvanizing, to waste acid, a mag drive pump is the right tool for the job.

“The Finish Thompson mag drive pump series offers a durability we haven’t seen with other pumps. Considering the cost of the pump and longevity, we are enjoying a savings of two to one.”

– Tony Kracher, Manager, Charter Steel

5. Pharmaceutical & Medical

From cosmetics to dialysis clinics, facility owners are turning to a mag drive pump to handle the many pumping applications of the pharmaceutical and medical industry. A mag drive pump can safely and efficiently manage water for cleaning processes, pump medical chemicals, and transfer health and beauty products to small containers for transport.

“We have improved customer satisfaction because the Finish Thompson pumps are quieter than the old model we used.”

– Tim Kielb, Transportation Manager, Rockwell Medical

6. Food & Beverage

While NOT manufactured from FDA compliant materials they are ideal for transfer of raw CIP solutions from bulk storage to CIP process tanks. Sodium hydroxide, nitric and phosphoric acids, sodium hypochlorite and peracetic acid are easily and safely transferred.

7. Printed Circuit Boards & Electronics

This industry requires precision and strict adherence to rigid standards. Manufacturers need pumps that can ensure accuracy and reliability. A mag drive pump meets these high demands. These pumps are frequently used for filtering solutions, eliminating microbubbles, transferring chemicals, and providing appropriate pressure for spray bars and flood bars.

“The cleaning tanks all have different chemicals, and some applications involve high temperatures. A Finish Thompson mag drive pump is good for versatile use, so these pumps are a good solution when manufacturing custom circuit boards.”

– Manager, local pump distributor, CA

A Mag Drive Pump for Every Industry

Finish Thompson’s comprehensive line of pumps provides a mag drive pump for virtually every application in these seven industries. Learn more about our diverse pump series below and how they can meet the unique needs of your setting.

The DB Series – Flooded Suction Design Mag Drive Pump Series

  • High efficiency
  • Hours of run-dry capability
  • Strongest neodymium magnets
  • Rugged construction

Finish Thompson DB Series Mag Drive Pump

The SP Series – Self Priming Mag Drive Pump Series

  • Run-dry capability
  • Lightning fast priming
  • No seals, so there are no leaks
  • Powerful deep vacuum, capable of lifting fluid from as deep as 25 ft. (7.6 meters)

Finish Thompson SP Series Mag Drive Pump

The UltraChem® Series – ANSI Dimensional Mag Drive Pump Series

  • ETFE lining for superior corrosion resistance
  • Tough ductile iron construction
  • Run-dry capability
  • Sealless design for leak-free performance

Finish Thompson UC Series Mag Drive Pump

MSDB Series – Multi-stage Design Mag Drive Pump Series

  • Much higher heads at lower flows
  • Heads up to 300 feet (91.5 meters)
  • 2 and 3-impeller models
  • 5-year warranty

Finish Thompson MSDB Series Mag Drive Pump

About Finish Thompson

Finish Thompson Inc. designs and manufactures pumps for the safe transfer of a wide variety of corrosive liquids. Products include sealless mag-drive centrifugal pumps with run-dry capability, mechanically sealed pumps, drum and barrel pumps, vertical mag-drive pumps, multi-stage pumps and FTI Air line of air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps. For durable solutions for your applications, contact Finish Thompson Inc.

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