Pros and Cons of Peristaltic Metering Pumps

If you are thinking of using peristaltic pumps for metering over choices such as diaphragm pumps, we would like to give you some good information that may help you make your choice. As you know, every pump has its advantages and disadvantages. We feel that with enough information, you can make an informed decision about which pump is the best for your operation.

Advantages of Peristaltic Pumps

Pros and Cons of Peristaltic Metering Pumps

Peristaltic pumps are easier to use, especially in the beginning, because they tend to be “more forgiving” than other choices when used for metering. They tend to be the pump of choice for transporting undissolved solids in a solution because there are no check balls to cause complications.

The feed rate of peristaltic pumps is less affected by changes in pressure, whether that pressure is mechanical or natural. Also, because the tube is separate from the motor, fluids can’t contaminate or degrade the motor.

Because of their excellent suction, peristaltic pumps are generally regarded as superior for all printing applications.

Disadvantages of Peristaltic Pumps

Due to constant squeezing, the tube wears out on a slow, consistent basis. This can diminish the feed rate if the tube is allowed to deteriorate. The drive motor is under a constant load to keep squeezing pressure on the tube, causing more power usage.

How to Get Around the Disadvantages

Ultimately, peristaltic pumps are great as long as you maintain them regularly. It is important to make sure the tubes aren’t allowed to degrade. Replacing them is usually easy and relatively quick. The best way to do this is to always know how many hours the pump has operated. Know the rating of the pump in hours and make sure usage doesn’t surpass the rating.

Call Pump Solutions Australasia Today

If you need to pump clean, aggressive chemicals in a high-pressure environment, a peristaltic pump is the best choice for metering. But no matter what your choice is, it is best to talk to customer service personnel who are knowledgeable about the industry.

Call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.