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Peristaltic Pump Guide

Peristaltic Pump Guide

TS pumps: Providing high quality Peristaltic Pump Solutions.

What is a Peristaltic Pump?

A Peristaltic Pump is a positive displacement pump that is known for being simple in operation, sanitary, extremely versatile and robust. The pump is designed with rollers or shoes within the pump that push down on the hose to move the product. Keep reading to find out the operating process of a Peristaltic Pump.


How does a Peristaltic Pump work? Peristaltic Pump

The Peristaltic Pump also commonly known as an industrial hose pump, operates by rollers or shoes within the pump turning, as they do, they push down on the wall of the hose within the pump. As they push down and continue to turn, they generate a force that pushes the product through the hose towards the discharge port. The operating principle is much like that of squeezing toothpaste out of the tube, the pressure caused by pushing down and rolling forward forces the product along.


What applications can a Peristaltic Pump be used for?

Peristaltic Pumps can handle a variety of applications including transferring, metering and dosing at low and high pressures for viscous, aggressive, neutral or abrasive liquids.

Food, dairy & beverage Beer yeast, olive oil, wine, tomato sauce, milk, yoghurt, gelatine, mash potatoes, cream
Bakeries Natural flavourings, fats, cake dough/mixtures that require nut or fruit pieces to stay whole
Paint Acrylics, ink, water-based paint
Meat & Fish processing
Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics Shampoos, vaccines, chemical dosing, syrups
Waste water & water treatment Fluoride, activated carbon, lime cream, sludge, foams, dispersion, caustic soda
Chemical & Petrochemical Alcohol, soap, PVDF latex, non-aromatic solvents
Pulp & Paper Paper waste sludge, chemical dosing, latex
Ceramics Mould filling, filter press feeding, plaster, cement flooring, light concrete
Surface Treatment Acids, alkalis, paints and copper, nickel, zin-iron, silver, gold plating
Anaerobic Digestion Waste sludge, process food and general waste
Mineral Processing Sludge with a viscosity up to 60,000 cps, clay up to 800g/l
Agricultural Liquid sugar, manure, chemicals

Peristaltic pump diagram




Hoses for your application

Each hose that we supply is ideal for particular applications, but all hoses have been designed to ensure that they can withstand:

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What options are available in the Peristaltic Pump range?

High Pressure Peristaltic Pump (PT) – for applications requiring high pressures up to 15 Bar.

Low Pressure Peristaltic Pump (PTL) – for applications requiring a lower flow and low pressure of up to 4 Bar.

High Pressure Peristaltic Pump with Roller Design (PTX) – for application requiring high flow rates and a high degree of accuracy.

CIP Peristaltic Pump (PT) – for applications requiring high pressures, up to 15 Bar, and a Clean In Place functionality. The Clean In Place is achieved by the shoes within the wheel system being pulled away so that they are not in contact with the hose during cleaning and enabling a full clean through of the pump without it operating.

Visit the product pages linked above for further detail on each pump.

What are the benefits of using a Peristaltic Pump?

 Peristaltic Pumps can be supplied to include the following accessories:


We have a range of hoses per your application, see below for the PT series: Peristaltic Pump Hoses


How to maintain a Peristaltic Pump?

Checks for regular maintenance:

Hose Maintenance

Cleaning the hose:

It is important to clean the hose within your Peristaltic Pump, with some products, such as sticky fluids, this needs to be done regularly, for example after every use of your pump to avoid the product being pumped, hardening inside of the hose. Luckily, cleaning the hose in your Peristaltic Pump is straight forward as there is no need for the hose to be removed from the pump and can be achieved easily by pump water and / or cleaning agent through the pump.

It is important to check that the cleaning liquid being used is compatible with the material that your hose is manufactured from, as well as the temperature of the liquid.

Hose Replacement

Hose replacement is quite straight forward but it’s important that it is completed by someone who is familiar with the Peristaltic Pump Maintenance Manual, please speak to the Sales Team if you have any problems (01244 980 545).

If your pump installation is fitted with an inverter, it is possible that the inverter can do the work for you! The inverter can actually feed the hose in and out the pump, get in touch for more details.

If the hose life is too short, please check that the pump is being operated under the correct circumstances for the material of the hose, this could include:

If you’re looking for at purchasing a versatile, hygienic pump for your operation contact the team today, 01928 333 400.

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