Sliding Vane Pumps handle solvents in paint/coating manufacture.

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Available in 2, 2.5, 3, and 4 in. port sizes, X and GX Series accommodate loading, transfer, and unloading of solvents in paint/coating manufacturing applications. Both series, constructed of cast iron, offer self-priming and dry-run capabilities, adjustable relief valve, and self-adjustment for wear. Offering 30-520 gpm flow rates, GX Series has head-mounted gear-reduction drive with oil-lubricated, hardened helical gears. Gear shafts are supported at both ends by ball bearings.

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Blackmer® X/GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps are Built to Handle Solvents in Paint & Coatings Manufacture

Grand Rapids, MI - Blackmer®, a global leader in positive displacement rotary vane and reciprocating-gas compressor technologies, is pleased to announce that its X and GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps have been designed with a variety of features that make them ideal for the loading, transfer and unloading of solvents, which are crucial components in Paint & Coatings manufacturing applications. Solvents, also known as the "carrier," are the portion of the paint that helps get the pigment and binder from the container onto the surface that is to be painted.

What separates the GX Series pumps-which are available in four different models with flow rates ranging from 30 and 520 gpm (114 and 1,855 lpm)-from the X Series models is the incorporation of an integral head-mounted gear-reduction drive that features oil-lubricated, hardened helical gears. The gear shafts are supported at both ends by ball bearings for smooth operation and long life. A splined reducer, which can be rotated on the pump head to accommodate a variety of motor sizes, simplifies pump and reducer alignment. This design makes GX pumps the first choice for economy and compactness in solvent-handling applications.

Both the GX and X Series pumps-which are also available in 2-, 2.5-, 3- and 4-inch port sizes with the same flow-rate range as the GX models-are constructed of cast iron and offer superior self-priming and dry-run capabilities. Their symmetrical bearing support assures even loading and wear for long life, while an adjustable relief valve protects the pump against excessive pressures. The pumps also benefit from Blackmer's revolutionary sliding-vane design that self-adjusts for wear to maintain flow rates and ease maintenance.

For more information on Blackmer's X and GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps, please visit Blackmer is a member of Pump Solutions Group (PSG®). For more information on PSG and its member companies, visit

Blackmer® is the leading global provider of innovative and high-quality rotary vane pump, centrifugal and peristaltic (hose) pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies for the transfer of liquids and gasses. For more than a century, the Blackmer name has stood for unparalleled product performance, superior services and support, well-timed innovation and a commitment to total customer satisfaction. Supported by a worldwide network of distributors and original equipment manufacturers, Blackmer pumps and compressors are used in a multitude of applications in the Process, Energy and Military & Marine markets. Blackmer-headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA-is a member of Dover Corporation's Pump Solutions Group (PSG®).

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