WHAT IS A PERISTALTIC PUMP TUBE？
A peristaltic pump tube is a type of tubing specifically designed for peristaltic pumps to transfer liquids, gases, or liquid-gas mixtures. Peristaltic pumps are commonly used in laboratory settings as well as industries such as chemicals, mining, metallurgy, coatings, food, and pharmaceuticals. When using a peristaltic pump in these applications, a peristaltic pump tube is required to complement its operation.
There are several factors to consider when purchasing a peristaltic pump:
1. Elasticity: The peristaltic pump tube should have a certain level of elasticity to quickly recover its shape after compression.
Peristaltic pumps operate by using a driver to squeeze and advance the liquid within the pump tube. The continuous compression requires the peristaltic pump tube to possess elasticity, allowing it to quickly regain its original shape after each compression.
2. Wear resistance: In addition to elasticity, the peristaltic pump tube needs to be resistant to wear. Prolonged compression can cause frictional damage to regular tubing, and if the tube's wear resistance is poor, it may lead to leakage of its contents, posing a safety risk. Therefore, it is crucial to select a peristaltic pump tube with sufficient wear resistance.
3. Pressure capacity: When transporting fluids, it is essential to consider whether the tube has the necessary pressure resistance. If the pressure exceeds the tube's capacity, it can result in leaks and potential hazards.
4. Airtightness, temperature resistance, aging resistance, corrosion resistance, low extractability, etc.: When choosing a peristaltic pump tube, the nature of the medium being transported should be taken into account to determine the required characteristics. For example, if the medium is a corrosive chemical, it is necessary to select a peristaltic pump tube that is resistant to corrosion. If the medium is a gas, a certain level of airtightness in the peristaltic pump tube is required.
In summary, there are several factors to consider when selecting a peristaltic pump tube. If you are unsure about the specific requirements for your peristaltic pump tube, you can take a look at our product, silicone rubber tubing, or directly contact us to discuss your needs. Our sales experts will recommend suitable products for you and provide a quotation.