Peristaltic pumps are used for pumping fluids using mechanical forces. The working of the pump is quite simple. The pump contains a rotor around which a tube is wound. The tube contains the liquid that is to be pumped. As the rotor turns, the tube is compressed, which propels the liquid within it forward. This kind of movement is known as peristalsis. To achieve maximum pumping, multiple rotors can be used, or rotors with large diameters can be used. The tube which is being used within the pump must be flexible in nature and, it must be compatible with the fluid which is being pumped. Popularly, silicone, PVC, polyurethane etc. are used as tubing material. Peristaltic pumps are considered to be a sterile application as no part of the pump, except the tube, actually touches the liquid. Peristaltic pumps are also low-maintenance. It is used in medicine to pump IV fluids and to circulate blood in haemodialysis. In industry, it is used to pump harsh chemicals, reagents etc., in laboratories.
Biomall offers peristaltic pumps of different specifications, silicone tubes and other pump accessories.