Cwmbran, United Kingdom (January 18, 2011) – CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™, Saunders® is pleased to announce a significantly improved lead time of four weeks for its newly launched Saunders® XA Diaphragm. A leading provider of highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide, CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions developed this product under the Saunders brand as part of its Ultimate Diaphragm Line for its Industrial Diaphragm Valve (IDV) Collection.
“The ability to ship the Saunders XA Diaphragm to our customers within a four-week lead time represents an internal achievement that we are significantly proud of,” said Massimo Amato, IDV Business Line Manager of CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions. Saunders. “A key objective for our company as a whole has been to improve this standard and we are continuously challenging ourselves to exceed expectations in this essential area of our business.”
The Saunders XA Diaphragm was developed in-house using a compound based on an ethylene propylene (EP) technology, a key factor in the product’s ability to offer increased erosion resistance in both corrosive and abrasive applications, including fertilizer, metals, chemical and mining. Benefits include enhanced flex life, resulting in reduced down time and improved productivity, thereby equating to a lower cost of ownership; a 25% improvement in elastic recovery, resulting in better sealing performance and reduced emissions; and maximized rebound resilience.