Korean PU equipment manufacturer, DUT Korea, has a new metering pump designed to give better performance than previous ones, with the output rate easily controlled, and simpler maintenance. Itis lighter than former pumps, and as for maintenance tasks such as changing seals,
“Anyone can do it,” said Jeong Yong-Chai in a 7 Sept discussion at UTECH Asia/PU China 2011.
Other pumps can be both difficult to service and costly, at $3000-5000. DUT’s new pumps are, he says, the “same quality as German-made ones, at half the price.”
Jeong commented that one supplier of metering pumps for PU materials has 80 percent of the market, but that “it is not their core business, so customers in the PU sector can wait months for a new pump.” Delivery times can be 6-8 months, and spare parts are expensive, Jeong claims.
Delivery for DUT’s new model is about 20 days, he added. He thinks the PU sector’s demand for metering pumps is about 2000 to 3000 units a year.
Jeong claims that 80…