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Peristaltic Pumps for Industrial Applications

 

Cutaway of Vector Peristaltic PumpVector peristaltic pumps are available with hose sizes from ½" to 6" to provide flow rates from 18 GPH to 211 GPM for transferring fluids at pressures up to 217 PSI. Since there are no seals, valves, dead corners or glands peristaltic pumps are  ideal for transferring abrasive, caustic, particulate laden raw materials , effluent and highly viscous products.

We offer two types of peristaltic pump designs, one utilizes a dry roller and the other a lubricated shoe.

The 2000 series dry roller design only requires a light grease for hose lubrication.  This design is well suited for applications requiring < 100 PSI  and for pure fluids or food related products due to reduced potential for lubrication related cross contamination. The 3000 and 4000 series peristaltic pumps have hose chambers partially filled with lubrication fluid and are capable of operating at higher pressures compared to the 2000 series.

The pump casing for the dry roller design is less complicated and therefore less costly than the lubricated shoe design, however the added lubricity of the lubricated shoe design enables using a less complex (reduced cost) peristaltic pump hose. Thus the determination of which design is "best" really depends upon the characteristics of your specific application.  Generally speaking intermittent duty applications for pressures < 100 PSI, as well as food/beverage related applications, lend themselves to the 2000 series dry roller design. Continuous duty applications and applications requiring pressures > 100 PSI will be better candidates for the 4000 series lubricated shoe design.

Please read our article describing the characteristics of industrial peristaltic pumps for additional information about peristaltic pump and hose design.

Regardless of the hose compression design, the five main advantages of industrial peristaltic pumps include:

 

  1. There are no seals to wear out, inventory or replace.  Only the hose is in contact with the fluid pumped, so with a compatible hose material and proactive hose replacement reliability is fantastic and maintenance costs minimal.
  2. They have great suction lift capabilities, which is beneficial for many transfer applications where fluids or slurries are transferred from a tote, tanker or holding tank to a process or some other container.
  3. Peristaltic pumps tolerate relatively large solids, minimizing filtration requirements.  This also makes them ideal for transferring reclaimed fluids; a big application for peristaltic pumps is dockside transfer of raw sewage to temporary storage tanks.
  4. Peristaltic pumps can be operated dry as they are not dependent upon the fluid being pumped for cooling or lubrication.  This simplifies a fluid system by eliminating low liquid level sensing equipment in some circumstances and reduces product waste for transfer applications.
  5. Compared to air operated diaphragm pumps, peristaltic pumps do not require compressed air, will not stall when run at low RPM's and operate equally well in both hot and cold weather.
 

The following links are organized by flow rate and pressure, each page contains specific information about that pump model, including its pump curve and catalog pages.

 

2000 Series (low pressure) 4000 Series (high pressure)
2002: ≤ 18 GPH ≤ 30 PSI 4003: ≤ 39 GPH and 110 PSI
2003: ≤ 1 GPM ≤ 20 PSI 4004: ≤ 2 GPM and 110 PSI
2004: ≤ 2.50 GPM ≤ 45 PSI  
2005: ≤ 6.00 GPM and 50 PSI  
3005: ≤ 9.00 GPM and 200 PSI 4006: ≤ 9 GPM ≤ 218 PSI
2006: ≤ 14.0 GPM and 60 PSI 4007: ≤ 16 GPM ≤ 218 PSI
2007: ≤ 40.0 GPM and 60 PSI 4009: ≤ 36 GPM ≤ 218 PSI
2008: ≤ 50.0 GPM and 100 PSI 4010: ≤ 58 GPM ≤ 218 PSI
2009: ≤ 120 GPM and 100 PSI 4014: ≤ 135 GPM ≤ 218 PSI
2010: ≤ 211 GPM and 116 PSI