how do rotary lobe pumps work?

The pumping action of the rotary lobe pump principle is generated by the counter rotation of two pumping elements (rotors) within a chamber (rotor case). The rotors are located on shafts, which in turn are mounted within an external gearbox and supported by bearings; the timing gears are also located on the shafts.

The timing gears transfer the energy from the drive shaft to the driven shaft, synchronizing the rotors such that they rotate without contact with each other. As the rotors pass the suction port, the cavity generated increases creating a pressure decrease, which induces the pumped medium to flow into the rotor case.

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