Tube Pumps Versus Hose Pumps – The Advantages of a Peristaltic Hose Pump

    Peristaltic pumps serve multiple purposes within a large number of industries. Peristaltic pumps use positive displacement principal to pump fluids and because of the design of this specific type of pump, peristaltic pumps are especially useful for multiple industrial applications. There are two types of these pumps – tube pumps and hose pumps. Here’s a look at the differences and the unique advantages provided by a hose pump.

    Peristaltic Tube Pumps

    Tube pumps are used for low pressure applications. They typically have dry casings and use rollers to squeeze the tubing which is how fluids are moved. The problem with these types of pumps is related to the tubing that is used. The tubing will degrade over time and as a result you must replace it periodically. Also they are typically used in low pressure and low volume applications. The flow of a tube pump is pulsed which means that the flow is not continuous. When a smooth and consistent flow of fluid is required, a tube pump is usually not the best choice.

    The Advantages of a Hose Pump

    Hose pumps differ from tube pumps in that they can operate at higher pressures and use shoes instead of the rollers that are used on low pressure pumps. The biggest advantage of a peristaltic hose pump is that it can operate at high pressure.

    In applications in which contamination prevention is a critical concern, Global Pumps can help customers find the appropriate pump that is suited to their objectives. By design, a peristaltic hose pump will prevent contamination because the fluid that is being pumped is entirely contained within the pump’s hose. It is easy to sterilise and clean the interior of the hose.

    Hose pumps, like other peristaltic pumps, do not have seals, valves or glands. These types of parts are subject to deterioration over time and you must replace them regularly. Because there is no need for this type of upkeep, peristaltic hose pumps are generally easy to maintain. You can replace hoses painlessly which means downtimes are short and production levels do not suffer. In the end, the reduced costs of maintenance and the more reliable production levels are a bonus for any operation.

    Accessing a Wide Selection of Hose Pumps

    Global Pumps stocks a variety of peristaltic hose pumps so that our customers have access to the highest quality pumps when and where they need them. Our hose pumps are ideal for use with a variety of liquids including those containing sand and other slurries and viscous fluids. Being able to handle a number of fluids is another advantage that hose pumps offer customers.

    In addition to offering a wide range of hose pumps, we also offer years of experience in helping customers find the right pump solution. We give consumers competitive pricing and fast delivery shipping to anywhere in Australia. We stock only the highest quality products from the best manufacturers. Contact Global Pumps today to speak to one of our experienced consultants and find out which hose pump is right for you. Call us today on 08 8275 8000 or send us an email at You can also reach us by filling out the online enquiry on our website.


    Guide To Selecting the Best Pump

    If you need some guidance on how to select the right pump then you’re not alone! There’s such a wide range of pumps in Australia, from centrifugal pumps to hose pumps to diaphragm pumps. The options available to you can make it a difficult choice, so we’ve created this special guide to help step you through the process of selecting the ideal pump for your requirements.

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