Why do you need OEM Genuine Wilden Parts?
Jim Wilden’s AODD pump design is known for it's simplicity of operation. Despite that, Wilden AODD pumps require a series of parts and components to work in perfect harmony – and meet well-established standards for operation – in order for the pump to perform as expected.
The list of AODD pump parts that the user must be familiar with include the pump body (metal or plastic), diaphragms, pistons, valve balls, valve seats, valve seat O-rings and the Air Distribution System (ADS). Within the ADS, or air motor, the center block, air valve and air control spool are the most significant parts.
However, as the design of AODD pumps has matured, and the list of industries in which they are used has expanded, it is no longer possible to just order, for instance, a “diaphragm.” Different designs and materials of construction have increased the available options while meeting the needs of the new applications where the pumps are used. This has also increased the complexity of the ordering and supply process. The result is that AODD pump users must be finely tuned into the needs of their machines – increasing the importance in using genuine parts when outfitting their pumps.
As mentioned, Wilden AODD pumps only operate at peak performance when the proper original equipment manufactured (OEM) or approved components are used. Failure to use the proper components can result in:
- Voided warranty: If the pump fails and is found to be outfitted with a knockoff part rather than a genuine OEM part, the warranty can be voided. This can result in the user footing the bill for any repairs or the purchase of a new pump.
- Lower flow rates: Satisfying demanding production schedules is a front-of-mind concern for all manufacturers and components that may not meet strict design standards will not perform as expected. This can mean minimized production rates, along with higher operational costs that are brought on by the need for increased operational time.
- More frequent breakdowns: Again, pirated parts are not subject to OEM quality-control standards and will be more susceptible to breakdowns that can lead to increased downtime, maintenance costs and repair costs
- Reduced operational safety: Using a non-OE part can jeopardize chemical compatibility and even worker safety. In other words, you just can’t be sure what you’re actually getting if it isn’t a genuine part – and you shouldn’t be willing to take that risk.