What to consider when pumping paint?

The Paint, Print and Varnish industry use a variety of products with a range of consistencies.

The types of fluids we can pump include:

  • - Water-based paints
  • - Solvent-based paints
  • - Ink
  • - Varnish
  • - Pigments
  • - Acrylics
  • - Solvents

Paint Pumps in our range

Peristaltic Pumps

Peristaltic Pumps are a smart design solution for a wide variety of applications due to the hose being the only part of the pump that comes into contact with the product being pumped.

Peristaltic Pumps utilise a shoe or roller design which presses against the rubber hose to create a pushing action, forcing the fluid through the hose – imagine squeezing a tube of tooth paste!

Due to the hose being the only part of the pump that comes into contact with the fluid, they can handle high acidities without causing damage to the pump. This is due to the hose being manufactured from reinforced rubber and also having the option to choose a hose with properties ideal for paint transfer.

The ALH Peristaltic Pump is perfect for the following Paint Pump applications:

  • - Paint
  • - Water-based paint
  • - Acrylics
  • - Pigments
  • - Wall paints

What are the benefits of using the ALH Peristaltic Pump for pumping paint?

  • - Pulsating flow provides consistency and accuracy
  • - Dry run – for tank emptying
  • - Dosing capabilities and pigment transfer

Diaphragm Pumps 

Our Diaphragm Pumps are air operated, driving diaphragms inside the pump housing. The diaphragms work simultaneously to draw a set volume of liquid into one side of the pump, whilst the other diaphragm pushes out the same volume of liquid.

We have three Diaphragm Pump options that are perfect for pumping Paint:

  • - PTFE Coated Diaphragm Pump
  • - HDPE & PTFE AODD Pump
  • - Powder Pump

PTFE Coated Diaphragm Pump

The PTFE coated AODD was developed specifically for the printing industry to handle the transferring of slightly acidic or alkaline liquids. The pump’s aluminium body isn’t chemically resistant so has been coated with PTFE to handle applications in the printing industry such as ink, paint, latex, resins and pigments.

HDPE/PTFE Diaphragm Pump

The HDPE & PTFE AODD applies the ingenious Tapflo design of solid block HDPE or PTFE for a Diaphragm Pump with extremely high corrosion resistance.

HDPE/PTFE AODDs are ideal for the following Paint Pump applications:

  • - Varnish
  • - Ink
  • - Paint
  • - Resins
  • - Pigments

Not only do our solid block Diaphragm Pumps have a high chemical resistance, they operate with no nut diaphragms. The diaphragms are chemically bonded rather than needing a nut to join the layers together, this benefits your Diaphragm Pump as the area of penetration from the nut in standard diaphragms is a weak spot prone to leakage.

MDU Units

Are you worried about transporting large containers of paint around your factory? Ask us about our MDU units!

Our Mobile Decanting Units combine a Tapflo Air Pump and Pneumatic Batch Controller and purpose-built trolley to carry containers at 20L, 25L or 205L.  

Powder Pump

As the name suggests, our AOD Powder Pump is perfect for handling paint and pigments in powder. The Powder Pump is an economical and compact alternative to large powder pumping systems and can also be ATEX rated.

For a list of additional benefits of Tapflo Diaphragm Pumps, check out our Ultimate Guide to Diaphragm Pumps.

Flexible Impeller

Flexible Impeller Pumps are a type of positive displacement pump, the operating principle is made of vanes that rotate. As the vanes rotate and pass the discharge port, liquid is trapped between the vanes and forced forwards towards the discharge port.

Flexible Impeller Pumps are ideal Paint Pumps for dosing and metering applications.  

They are a great Paint Pump solution for viscous fluids, as well as, paint, ink, latex and water-based glue.

The benefit of using a Flexible Impeller is the customisable nature of the pump as they can be supplied in varying executions for a range of application and installation requirements. View the full range here: Flexible Impeller Pumps.

CTI Industrial Centrifugal Pump

Our CTI Pump is a perfect Paint Pump as it has a high mechanical and high corrosion resistance for handling solvent-based paint, water-based paint, ink and glue.

The CTI Industrial Centrifugal Pump can also be ATEX rated.

The Centrifugal Pump’s casing must be filled with fluid before the pump can be started. As the impeller rotates, it forces liquid through the pump, this also creates a low-pressure point inside the pump rotates to create a centrifugal force that draws liquid into the pump housing.

If you’re looking for a Paint Pump, get in contact with the Tapflo Sales Team today! Use the live chat in the bottom right hand corner of our website.

Alternatively….

Call: 023 8025 2325

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