In summary, peristaltic pumps work by having a motor move the tube containing the liquid in such a way that the liquid is pumped. Unlike centrifugal pumps only the tube comes into contact with the materials inside, and without the motor to move it along, it would just be a regular tube.
These types of pumps have a few advantages over most other kinds. To start with, their design makes it so that there is no need for any valves, glands or seals. Because of this, they are much easier and less expensive to maintain and clean. Only the tubing needs to be washed out for cleaning, so the maintenance process is simpler and easier.
In addition, with fewer components and less parts in contact with fluid, there is a lesser risk of something breaking and fluid leaking or spilling out. Also because of this design, peristaltic pumps are capable of moving corrosive or abrasive materials that would ordinarily damage pump internal components.
These types of pumps are also gentler than other kinds, meaning that they can transport not only volatile materials, but fragile ones as well. It is because of this that peristaltic pumps have found their way into many medical facilities.
We have two main kinds of peristaltic pumps in our range: the Dura series and the VF series. Both kinds are guaranteed to fulfil any of the roles you need them to do and solve most of the problems presented by other types of pumps. Their versatility and clever design make them an excellent choice for almost any job.
We also cater for smaller flows required for chemical dosing.
For more information about peristaltic pumps and ordering them, call 1300 922 973.