What is a Peristaltic Pump?
Peristaltic pumps are a type of positive displacement pump.
The fluid is contained in a tube inside the circular pump casing, pushed by rotors which squeeze the hose flat. In front of the roller, pressure builds up and because of the hose’s elasticity a vacuum builds up behind the roller. The pressure pushes the fluid out of the hose and the vacuum sucks the new fluid in.
Peristaltic pumps are used in a wide range of industries and applications such as food, mining, chemical, fishing and agriculture as well as on and off shore, in anaerobic digestion / biogas and in the production of concrete and paint.
There are a number of benefits of using peristaltic pumps:
The liquid never coming into contact with any moving part therefore totally removing the risk of contamination
Very low energy usage
Few wear parts mean lower maintenance costs, saving you money
The ability to run dry
The ability to handle a wide variety of materials including solids
Atlantic Pumps are the exclusive UK distributor for Danish-based peristaltic pumps manufacturer LSM pumps.
Their pumps are used globally and are known for their low energy consumption, low and easy maintenance and their exceptional build quality. These self-priming, high pressure pumps are able to run dry and have the ability to pass large objects.
LSM produce a range of different sizes of peristaltic pump ranging from common sizes such as the LSM-25 (1”) up to the LSM-200 (8”) model – recognised as the largest peristaltic pump in the world.
For further information on LSM, please visit our dedicated brand page here.