Processing Magazine

Valveless, Ceramic Pumps

March 19, 2013

Fluid-Metering-valveless-ceramic-pumpValveless, ceramic pumps from Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI) provide a solution for metering high viscosity grease at low pressure for precision lubrication of industrial robot gearboxes. To maximize productivity and eliminate downtime, industrial robots require continual lubrication. The PDS-100 Programmable Dispensing System utilizes FMI’s unique valveless pumping design to accurately deliver gearbox lubricating grease, independent of viscosity. But more importantly, the PDS-100 accomplishes this at pressures low enough to prevent any seal damage to the gearbox. The PDS-100 is available in both single- and dual-channel configurations and is easily integrated with industrial process controllers. Dispense and metering rates range from a few microliters per dispense up to 768 ml per minute continuous metering.