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Powder Pump Guide

Guide To: Powder Pumps

Did you know a Powder Pump can handle more than just fluids? That’s right! As the name would suggest, it’s also designed for pumping powder for transfer applications.


What is a Powder Pump?

A Powder Pump is a product from our Diaphragm Pump range that, as the name suggests, handles powders.  Our Powder Pump has been designed to combat economical pressures and the complex nature of large powder systems.

This is achieved by the Powder Pump utilising the simplistic, compact design and operating principle of the Diaphragm Pumps that we supply.

Head over to our Diaphragm Pump Guide for more information on our AODD range.


How does a Powder Pump work?

Powder Pumps are driven by compressed air to move diaphragms inside the pump housing. These diaphragms work simultaneously to trap fluid in one side, whilst the other diaphragm will force the same volume of fluid out of the discharge port.

The pump then recycles air leaving the pump through the air exhaust, which is fed back into the pump by the valve balls, diffusing any powder that will collect here as the valve balls open and close.


What powders can be pumped?

As a general rule, the Powder Pump can handle any powder as long as the consistency is correct. To test this, hold a bit of powder in your hand and squeeze it. If the powder does not clump together, you can use our Powder Pumps.


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Powders that clump together will cause blockages within your pump, causing the pump to fail. The consistency and weight of the powder you are pumping will determine the maximum capacity of your pump.


What are the benefits of using a Powder Pump?



Is the Powder Pump hygienic?

Yes! A Sanitary Powder Pump has been developed to allow the use in pharmaceutical and food industries. For example, the pumps can now handle powders such as icing sugar.

What is the best installation for a Powder Pump?

We recommend installing the Powder Pump below the powder tank, with a gradual feed of powder into the pump.


At TS Pumps we specialise in the supply and service of industrial pumps and systems into key industries and markets, so if this pump isn’t quite right for you, you can read more about our full range of pumps or contact our team today to discuss your business requirements.

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