Canamix peristaltic pumps rely on a process called peristalsis to move fluids through a hose. You may not realize it, but your body does the same thing every time you take a bite of food or a sip of water. Peristaltic pumps copy this biological process to create an effective pumping solution for industrial use.
What Is Peristalsis
Peristalsis is the constriction and relaxation of a tube, creating a wave-like movement that pushes the contents of the tube forward.
When you take a sip of water, your esophagus contracts behind the fluid, pushing it down into your stomach. Your intestines perform the same basic movement to move food through your gastrointestinal tract. As one section of your intestine contracts, the area in front relaxes, causing the rhythmic, wave-like patterns that propel the food forward.
How A Peristaltic Pump Works
In a peristaltic pump, fluid is contained inside a flexible tube, which is fitted inside a circular casing. Rollers pinch and move along the length of the tube, simultaneously drawing in and discharging fluid.
Benefits Of A Peristaltic Pump
- Peristaltic pumps are self-priming and can lift 9 metres of water. This means the pump can draw liquid into itself; it does not need to be flooded initially.
- Only the hose is in contact with the medium, which eliminates the risk of contamination that comes with pumps with more parts.
- Our low-maintenance design saves on costs. The only part that needs regular maintenance is the hose.
- Reversible pumping allows fluid to flow in either direction.
Canamix peristaltic pumps have all the benefits of regular peristaltic pumps and more. Thanks to the large size of our pump housing, Canamix pumps can displace approximately twice the volume of our competitors’ pumps. As a result, our peristaltic pumps can operate at slower speeds while still maintaining a high rate of flow.