Types of Industrial Pumps for First Time Customers

At Motor Gear Engineering, we regularly conduct research to ensure that we are up-to-date with the needs of customers. One point that came up in our research was that, many first time customers try to look for different types of industrial pumps online. When they contact us, they ask various questions related to the different pump types. To ensure that we can answer all the basic queries, here are some basic points on the various types of industrial pumps available in the market.

Industrial Pump Types

The following information will help first time customers understand the capabilities of the pumps. Thus, they will be in a better position to decide on the right one for their application.

  • Centrifugal Pumps: This is the most common type of industrial pump used in varied applications. They are designed to transfer various types of liquids, with different viscosities, and capacities for diverse applications. The pump comprises an impeller that spins to enable the liquid to be sucked into the pump casing. The impeller increases the liquid’s angular velocity, and then pushes it into the discharge line. This enables pressurized liquid discharge. The efficiency of centrifugal pumps increases with the viscosity of a liquid.
  • Air Driven Pumps: Also known as air-operated pumps, these utilize compressed air to create and maintain the pumping action. Air driven pumps can be used to pump thin and viscous liquids, as well as slurries. Generally, their designs consist of a diaphragm or internal rotors. Both designs can deliver constant flow and pressure. The component moves back and forth, creating and compressing voids within the pump casing. This allows the casing to suck in liquids, and helps discharge them at higher pressures.
  • Positive Displacement Pumps: Positive displacement or high-pressure pumps are designed to liquid create flow from a pressurized input. They consist of complex designs, with vanes, lobos, and internal gears. These components rotate in void spaces in the casing to create suction. The suction pulls the liquid into the void spaces. The pump’s rotation allow the liquid to be compressed in volume, while increasing the discharge pressure. This results in increases in liquid viscosity and pump efficiency.

With this basic knowledge in hand, customers will spend more time looking at branded pumps and their capabilities. When customers choose the right pump, we at Motor Gear Engineering will be in a better position to provide pump repair services in the future.