Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps: Their Applications and How They Work

As you may know, we literally go to the ends of the earth to import the most reliable, high-quality pumps into Australia. We can tell you that when it comes to peristaltic pumps, there is no bigger name than Verderflex. So, how did Verderflex become such an important name in peristaltic pumps?

Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps: a Study in High Quality

Verderflex peristaltic pumps are manufactured by the Verder Group, which was established in the Netherlands in 1959. Verder has created facilities in Belgium, Germany, UK, France, Austria, South Africa, India, US, Japan and China. The Verder Group’s main focus is on creating and developing high quality laboratory equipment and pumps.

Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps: Their Applications and How They Work

Over the years, Verder Group has combined their own development of products with strategic acquisitions to create an impressive selection of high quality products. Currently, Verder creates products for the processing, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, water treatment and plastics industries.

Verder Group separates themselves from many of their competitors by requiring a high degree of technical skills, experience and motivation from their employees. Employees are required to undergo continuous training to improve their skills and knowledge bases.

Ultimately, this policy of constant improvement helps them create high quality products that provide solutions for many industries. Verder backs this up with a customer service and support crew that has a reputation of being among the best in the business.

In addition to investing in their employees, Verder also invests in constant research and development. This helps them create sustainable growth and improvement in quality and results. Verderflex pumps are also made to comply with the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world.

Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps in Action

Verderflex peristaltic pumps, also called hose pumps, are used mainly for dosing chemicals and pumping liquids in situations that don’t allow cross-contamination. Because the pumping mechanism exists solely outside the hose, the hose can be kept 100% sanitary and contaminant-free.

The composition of the hose also allows Verderflex peristaltic pumps to transport a wide variety of fluids, including those that are shear sensitive, high-density, viscous, abrasive or highly corrosive. This makes Verderflex peristaltic pumps mainstays of the food and beverage, mining, water, wastewater, printing, packaging and pharmaceutical industries.

How Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps Work

Peristaltic pumps mimic the most natural way to move fluids: the process of peristalsis. Peristalsis is how most mammals, including humans, transport food and beverages through the body. In mammals, the “tube” starts at the throat and esophagus, goes through the stomach and intestines and exits the body.

However, the best illustration of peristalsis in nature is when a snake swallows a small animal. The muscles use the action of peristalsis to make the tube smaller at the front, pushing the prey or food toward the back of the body. In mammals or reptiles, peristalsis is done by muscular action.

But in a peristaltic pump, peristaltic action is caused by one or more rollers, also called wipers, shoes or lobes. These rollers are attached to a rotor which pushes them against the tube, compressing it while moving in the direction in which the fluids are to be pumped.

Advantages of Peristaltic Pumps

As we mentioned, the main advantage of peristaltic pumps is that the inside of the hose is the only part of the pump that touches the fluid being moved. This keeps your fluids sterile when necessary. In addition no fluids get anywhere else on the pump. That means there are no parts to be cleaned or replaced, such as seals, valves or diaphragms.

Peristaltic pumps are also self-priming. Because their pumping action is gentle, they can be used for transporting cells and large proteins without damage. Because of variable speed controls and accurate transport, peristaltic pumps are perfect for dosing. Since peristaltic pumps are non-siphoning, there is no flow of fluids back into the system.

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