A unique, practical design with unmatched versatility.

History-of-V-RAM-DesignThe V-RAM Pump was first used industrially in 1977 to pump renderings in poultry processing plants. Since then, the V-RAM's unique dynamics have been applied to an ever-growing list of material handling problems.

V-RAM Pumps are moving processed or unprocessed materials, solids or liquids, at high volumes over long distances. They are being used to control flow into multi-pump processing and material handling systems.

A diversity of materials, including some previously considered impossible to pump without pre-processing, have been handled efficiently by V-RAM Pumps. For example: they have proven to be singularly effective in pumping substances of extremely high viscosity – up to 40 million centipoise at 20,000 lbs/hr.

History-of-V-RAM-Design2The V-RAM design eliminates pre-processing in many applications, due to its ability to break up material in the pumping chamber. Air or liquid injection may be used to enhance movement in the pipe, or for further processing of material.

V-RAM Pumps may also be used to mix materials, use material as a moving force in an integrated system, further process materials during pumping, or to separate liquids from semi-solids to facilitate further processing.

History-of-V-RAM-design3Since even the best designed and built systems require adequate control in order to be fully functional, we have placed great emphasis on control research and development. We offer several standard control systems to completely automate the pumping operation. They can serve as the flow control point in the process.

Control circuit options include trouble-indicating, high pressure handling, material allocation, and secondary control to interface with other control systems.

The versatility of the V-RAM Pump makes it attractive to a variety of applications, such as pumping biomasses, sludges and process HistoryofV-RAMDesign4residues. Some of the materials which V-RAM can be especially effective in moving are municipal wastewater treatment sludge, water pre-treatment residues, solid waste, hazardous materials, coal slurry sludges from oil refineries, pulp and paper processing slurries, rendering and chemicals. V-RAM Pumps are also USDA approved for use in poultry, pork, beef, fish and other food and fiber processing.

Moving material under pressure through a pipe has several distinct advantages over more complex mechanical transport systems. The multitude of bearings, gears, and other moving parts required in the operation of belts, conveyors and augers are eliminated. Pumping is inherently a more simplified process than other mechanical systems. This, together with the simplified, dependable design of the V-RAM Pump, allows effective preventive maintenance that keeps cost to a minimum.

Because a pipe is a totally enclosed system, it reduces hazards, contains odors, helps meet air pollution standards and allows you to move unsanitary materials through sanitary areas.

A pipe can go where conveyors and augers cannot, thereby gaining valuable plant space. Piping allows complete layout freedom and may eliminate the need for expensive remodeling.

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