Our in-house equipment group often engineers innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers. Recently Dave Kerr, Watertech's Applications Specialist, thought outside the box and made an improvement to a product we use from Peabody Engineering.
Peabody manufactures PailVaults that are a great containment option for our 5-gallon chemical feed system. However, not all 5-gallon pails would fit through the opening. To change the pail, you had to remove both portions of the lid. One part of the lid has a pump and suction tubing attached creating a bit of a challenge.
Our Applications Team knew there had to be an easier way. Dave decided to cut slots on both sides of the base and attached the part of the lid that contains the pump using bolts and wing nuts. This way you could easily slide the pump and lid over to make enough room to change out the pail, and then slide the lid back into place.
We shared pictures with our supplier, who shared them with Peabody Engineering. Peabody's owner, Larry Peabody, was impressed with Dave's idea. He plans to implement it as a standard on all PailVaults moving forward.
Innovation knows no boundaries and can help make life a little easier. Watertech is happy to bring creative energy wherever we go!