Peristaltic Pumps for Industrial Applications
Vector peristaltic pumps are available with hose sizes from ½" to 2½" to provide flow rates from 0.1 GPM to 50 GPM for transferring fluids at pressures up to 60 PSI. Vector peristaltic pumps are used to transfer viscous, pure or other non-lubricating "difficult to pump fluids" such as egg yokes, custards, cold crèmes and chemicals from a holding tank to a processing line. Vector pumps have excellent suction lift capabilities.
When you use a Vector Pump, nothing comes into contact with the fluid except the hose material. Since hoses can be changed quickly without coming into contact with the pumped fluid, they are often used to transfer solids laden waste water, chemical slurries and other volatile fluids in a safe, reliable manner.
Vector pumps are an excellent alternative to air operated diaphragm pumps. They do not require air, will not stall when run at low RPM's and operate equally well in both hot and cold weather. And just like the Hydra-Cell™, Vector pumps can be run dry!
The most important factor when sizing a peristaltic pump is the RPM, which equates to the number of compressions per minute. Generally speaking, we try to keep the continuous duty applications in the 40 RPM range, the lower the RPM, the longer the hose will last. Our sizing methodology should result in hose life of 1500 to 2000+ hours. Each catalog page includes a sizing guide, although if you complete our peristaltic pump inquiry form we can select the most appropriate model for your application.
There are two Vector peristaltic pump designs, the 2000 series and the 4000 series. Following is a list of links to the online catalog pages by model number and maximum flow rate and pressure; you will notice that the 4000 series is capable of higher pressures and this is because the 4000 series uses a shoe design in lieu of the roller design used for the 2000 series. Since the shoe design rubs against the hose during compression, the 4000 series pumps have an internal lubricant to extend hose life.