5 Reasons to Use Peristaltic Pumps in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Do you need to renew your business and are you considering investing in a new industrial pump? A peristaltic pump represents an excellent option for sectors such as the pharmaceutical, chemical, or food industries. Their precision, versatility, and long service life make peristaltic pumps excellent dosing pumps, with interesting advantages over other industrial pumps.

If you want to know what added benefits these equipment suppose for the pharmaceutical industry, here are five good reasons to bet on the technology of peristaltic pumps:

5 Reasons to Use Peristaltic Pumps in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Operational versatility

One of the great advantages of the peristaltic pump is its ability to work with different flow rates and almost all types of fluids, even with those containing gases or solid particles in suspension. Industrial peristaltic pumps can be adapted to different working pressures.
Low-pressure models are ideal for the transfer of micro-flows, while high-pressure peristaltic pumps are capable of withstanding flow rates over 40,000 liters/hour and working pressures of up to 16 bar.

  • Delicate transfer

If you need to work with abrasive fluids, sensitive to cutting, or shearing, the peristaltic pump offers unbeatable performance. These industrial pumps guarantee a smooth and delicate treatment of the product, an essential feature for sectors such as the pharmaceutical industry or the chemical sector.
In the case of abrasive fluids, these hose pumps are a much more reliable and wear-resistant option than other dosing pumps with valves or mechanical seals.

  • Precision

Peristaltic pumps are excellent dosing pumps, with an accuracy of around + 1 / -1%, making them a highly recommended model for the pharmaceutical sector. In addition, many models of industrial peristaltic pumps, like the ones you can find in Boyser, have a frequency variator that allows adapting the flow to the speed, with the possibility of actuation at fixed or variable speed, for maximum accuracy.

  • Aseptic treatment of the product
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Unlike other industrial pumps, in peristaltic pumps, the hose creates a totally sealed chamber for the fluid, which does not come into contact with the moving parts of the pump. This avoids any risk of product contamination, which is essential in sectors with such demanding quality standards as food or pharmaceuticals.

  • Low operating and maintenance costs

Although a peristaltic pump requires a higher investment compared to other existing industrial pumps on the market today, its low operating costs and ease of maintenance make it a very profitable long-term option, highlighted by its long service life.
Regarding its performance, one of the most interesting characteristics of this pump is that it is reversible, self-priming, and able to work dry.
And what about its maintenance? In industrial peristaltic pumps, the hose is the only piece susceptible to wear, so you won’t need to invest in more spare parts. Replacing the hose only takes a few minutes and the pump will be ready to run at full capacity.
Would you like to learn more about how peristaltic pumps work? Consult with your industrial pump manufacturer and discover the most suitable model for your business, taking into account your sector of activity and operational needs.
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