What is a peristaltic pump?
A peristaltic hose pump uses a hose to channel the fluid through a pump casing. The fluid is moved within the hose by a central rotary mechanism. The rotor compresses the hose, creating a temporary seal. The rotor moves the ‘seal’ during its rotation until the fluid is expelled from the pump. A lubricant bath within the casing can provide cooling and reduce the effects of friction on the hose, though non-liquid lubrication models are available.
There are 2 main types: