Just looked on Fresenius Technet
New pump head part numbers and installation instructions.
Now includes lubricant and a lubrication ring.
I haven't had any tech bulletins this year - maybe there was one about the new pump head.Aqua_Uno_pump_head_Installation_instruction_614620.pdf
We used to sell replacement pumps from Maprotec until customers were threatened by a supplier because they weren't CE marked they are still showing a picture on their website which might indicate that they may still sell them.
Big advantage with theirs is that they also sell replacement gears,shaft bearing collars and seals which would save the NHS £K's.
I've asked them if they still do them just in case.
Funny story was a stroppy rep who will remain nameless listened in and then interrupted a private conversation in the bar at Manchester Exhibition Centre BRS meeting and told his customer that if he fitted them it would invalidate the warranty on his COBE machines and slinked away when the customer explained that he would be hardly replacing them on a machine that was still under warranty.
I've had a reply from Maprotec and they do still make replacement gear pump head kits for the FMC 5008 machine which includes the pump head and special flange,a driving magnet and hose fittings and they also sell a repair kit to replace the internal gears and seals which gives a huge saving going forward compared with throwing a worn one away.
I can send you all the details by e-mail if anyone is interested.
Minimum order is just 5 .
I specifically asked him for FMC 5008 pump heads and he's quoted me based on that,I think the photo's are just examples,they are in Germany so I'm hoping he knows the difference .
I've also asked him regarding his take on CE/ISO MDR liability issues and await his response .
I'll double check that he does have 5008 heads if he replies.
Not sure what specification the pump is but looks similar to the ones we use on our Gambro WRO300H units. We always use a company called Becktech to refurbish for another nice saving. Can't recall any issues with the ones we have fitted post refurb and they do one at a time if needed.
At the risk of being a thread jacker, does anyone know if repair kits are available for magnetic drive 300H pump heads?
We've had a number of this newer type running just fine for a while, then we've suffered four magnet failures in as many weeks. Possibly (or not) due to the increased frequency of heat disinfects we're running to keep the bugs down.
Once dismantled, the pump turns freely enough, but the magnet has cracked binding up on the inside of the drive capsule. They're not a cheap item and I'm told they're a Gambro special with no generic equivalent.