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Peristaltic pumps are also known as hose pumps, tube pumps or roller pumps. They provide a reliable and simple solution for moving almost any fluid in a wide variety of markets and applications.
At the core of the pump is an elastomeric hose. This tube fully contains the fluid, virtually eliminating the possibility of product contamination. Albin Pump manufactures a variety of durable tube or hose materials to meet the chemical compatibility required for each application.
The external hose surface is not machined after extrusion, which enables better lubrication of the hose. The lubricant reduces friction on the hose during operation and reduces heat buildup. The result is longer hose life and less maintenance required.
Peristaltic hose pumps can transfer, dose or meter a range of fluids, including cosmetic lotions, abrasive slurries such as lime milk in mining applications, or sodium hypochlorite at water treatment plants.
Peristaltic pumps offer a flexible solution for chemical processing, wastewater applications, food & beverage and more. When paired with variable speed drives or a PLC, pump flow can be adjusted to accurately meter or dose fluids.
Albin Pump offers a wide range of pumps that can be configured to meet your fluid transfer needs, regardless of industry.
The pump hose is compressed successively by two pressing shoes assembled on a rotating wheel. The first shoe, by pressing the walls of the hose, will create a vacuum and attract the pumped liquid into the hose.
Once the pumped liquid has entered the hose, the second roller passes over the hose. This motion pushes the liquid toward the pump outlet. As the shoes are rotated, the hose section that was compressed begins to rebound to its nominal state, creating a vacuum that pulls fluid into the hose.
When the shoe at the discharge side is detached from the hose, the opposing shoe is already compressed. This arrangement prevents any backflow. The pumped fluid is then successfully pulled in and pushed out due to the wheel rotation.
Peristaltic pumps are very simple to setup and use. They are built with specific hose materials to accommodate certain pumping applications and fluids. When you receive your pump, you should check the model number and piping material to ensure it meets your application requirements. The hose material can be verified at the connection points with easily identified color indicators.
Because peristaltic pumps can be quite large, it is important to secure the pump by bolting it to the ground or other rigid structure. Position the pump with sufficient room between the pump inlet/outlet and any fixed structures to allow for easy removal and installation of replacement hoses.
Suction and discharge connections should be flexible, not rigid piping. It is important that inlet/outlet piping be at least the same diameter or larger than the pump hose. If your outlet piping has many bends that could cause pressure loss or strong pulsation, we recommend installing a pulsation dampener with your peristaltic pump.
Peristaltic pumps are built with a specific motor, reducer and pump head designed to perform at a certain flow rate and pressure. This simple design allows you to control the pump in a variety of ways. A simple way to control your peristaltic pump is with line start on/off controls. If you require more control, the peristaltic pump can be controlled through a PLC.
The peristaltic pump is an electric pump. For an even more superior level of control, it can be connected to a VFD (variable frequency drive) control to manipulate speeds.