SX Rotary Pump
The SX is Alfa LavalÕs premium rotary lobe pump designed for gentle transportation of process fluids in hygienic and ultra-clean applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, health and beauty, and demanding food applications.
Best choice for transporting
With the SXs multi-lobe rotor geometry it offers low pulsation and gentle pumping. This makes it the best choice for transporting sensitive products that require gentle handling to minimize shearing. This EHEDG-approved pump is designed for both Cleaning in Place and Sterilization in Place.
Protecting end-product quality
Low pulsation, low shear and low noise characteristics, while ensuring efficient fluid transfer, are trademarks for the SX pump. This high level of performance has been achieved through a detailed understanding of flows and the exact geometry of the rotors and rotor case. For this Alfa Laval employs Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
SX rotary lobe pumps are designed with features that maximize performance and minimize the risk of contamination. These include a low-profile rotor nut, hygienic front-loading mechanical seals, defined compression front cover sealing, fully drainable pump head with 3¡ fall angle, and sanitary or ultra-clean surface finishes.
Cleanability hand-in-hand with low maintenance
Designed for maximum cleanability and ease of access, the SX pump is a low maintenance solution. Alfa Laval manufactures all pump parts, including the rotor case and high-precision rotors. This facilitates maintenance and guarantees full interchangeability of spare rotor parts.
For reliable operation and lower maintenance the robust gearbox construction comes with heavy-duty shafts, torque locking assemblies and taper roller bearings throughout. The gearboxÕs universal design provides the flexibility of mounting the pumps with inlet and outlet ports in vertical or horizontal position.
Supply and delivery
Available in 14 different models, SX rotary lobe pumps are capable of handling of a wide variety of viscosity and temperature requirements, flow rates up to 115 m3/h, pressures up to 15 bar and temperatures up to 150¡C. A wide range of seals is available to ensure that the right seal is selected for the specific application.
Certification, specification and standards
All SX rotary lobe pumps comply with EHEDG, 3-A, 3.1 and FDA hygienic standards and have ATEX approval for use in explosive environments. For more information, please consult the documentation provided.
Low pulsation and gentle pumping
Maximize performance and minimize the risk of contamination
Alfa Laval rotary lobe pumps are conventional positive displacement pumps with rotor case, rotor case cover, rotors, rotor nuts, shafts, gearbox, shaft seals and elastomers. The pumps operate with no internal contacting parts in the pump head.
The SX can be supplied either as a bare shaft pump or mounted on a base plate complete with coupling, guard, gear motor and shroud for easy plug-and-play installation.
The standard materials of construction are 316L stainless steel for all wetted parts and painted cast iron for the gearbox. Other materials are available on request.
In addition, Alfa Laval manufactures all pump parts, including the rotor case and high-precision rotors. This facilitates maintenance and guarantees full interchangeability of spare rotor parts.
A gear train in the pump gearbox drives the rotors and provides accurate synchronization, or timing, of the rotors. The contra-rotating propulsion system has two rotors spinning in opposite directions within the pump head. Fluid is carried through the pump in the cavities formed between the dwell of the rotor and the interior of the rotor case.
At Liquidyne, we prioritize our commitment to quality and consistency. In 2017 we achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification to ensure we can repeatedly deliver consistently high-quality products and solutions. Being an ISO 9001 facility, together with our USP Class VI Testing, ASME Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE), and EHEDG certification guarantee, we have the methodologies to assure quality. We will quickly and accurately rectify any issues if any of our products are ever in non-conformance.
"Thanks so much! What a quick turn around. It is a pleasure working with Liquidyne."
Process Development Manager
"I received the cart yesterday, thanks for the fast delivery! It feels sturdy. I sat on it. It does not bounce. It is also easy to clean and wipe or wash down."
Vice President, Analytical Development and Manufacturing
"Thanks again for reacting so quickly and meeting me halfway with the element. We will be able to get installed and have things keep moving overnight with the night crew. The little things like this are always greatly appreciated when working with Liquidyne."
“This pump cut our processing time from 3 days to 1 shift. I’m not giving this pump back. You will have to come and get it if you want it... and that won’t likely happen.”
VP Antibody Manufacturing