Review: Sanitary Air Diaphragm Pump

Graco Saniforce 1040
vs.
Wilden Saniflo PX2
vs.
Fluimac Phoenix 160

Whether used for fruit juices, sauces, food-grade oils, jams or jellies, the Graco SaniForce, Wilden Saniflow and Fluimac Phoenix series are considered as the leading FDA-certified sanitary AODD (Air Operated Double Diaphragm) pumps in the 150 l/m (40 gpm) range. Here we would like to provide an overview and technical information for comparison.

Flow Rate max.: 

Phoenix PF160 sanitary diaphragm pump

Phoenix PF160 Sanitary Diaphragm Pump (source: Fluimac)

Saniforce: 151 l/min (40 gpm)
Saniflo
: 153 l/min (41 gpm)
Phoenix:  170 l/min (45 gpm)

Suction Lift max.:

Saniforce: 8.83 m (29 ft) wet, 4.87 m (16 ft) dry
Saniflo
:  8.6 m (28 ft) wet, 2.6 m (9 ft) dry
Phoenix: 9.8 m (32 ft) wet, 6 m (20 ft) dry

Temperature Fluid max.*:

Saniforce: 104.4°C / 220°F
Saniflo
: 104.4°C / 220°F
Phoenix: 95° C / 200°F

*based on PTFE diaphragm

Material Connections:

Saniforce: 1.5 in (38 mm) Tri-clamp
Saniflo
: 1 in (25 mm) Tri-clamp
Phoenix: 1.5 in (38 mm) Tri-clamp

Solid Size max. (Viscosity max.):

Saniforce: 3.2 mm (10,000 cps)
Saniflo
: 6.4mm
Phoenix: 7.5mm (35,000 cps)

Misc.:

Saniforce:

Saniflo:

Phoenix:

(Exclusion of liability: technical data may change, we are not responsible for the completeness or correctness of the provided data)

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