Gear pumps are essential pieces of equipment used in conjunction with motors to move fluid. These can be used to remove flood waters from residences, to manufacture food items and even to extract crude oil. There are some key things to learn about gear pumps before you purchase one such as how do they work, what types there are and where can you get them.
How Do They Work?
Gear pumps, like liquiflo pumps, work by using mechanical power to turn gears with a slight space in the meshing. This space creates pressure to pull and move fluid around the gears and where you need it to be. You can have different types of pumps designed to handle varying volumes, viscosities, and materials. These pumps work in a similar manner to a water wheel or a paddle boat, but on a smaller and more localized scale.
What Types Are There?
The two main types of gear pumps are internal gears and external gears. Internal gears are described as gear-within-a-gear types and feature a gear on the outside that is motorized and one inside that moves as the outside rotates. External gears are side-by-side gears which move against each other to provide rotation.
Where Can You Get Them?
Gear pumps are available through vendors and manufacturers of hydraulic equipment. It is a good idea to replace your current equipment with a similar make and model so that the specifications match up and there is less damage to the pump and motor due to an ill fit.
Learning how gear pumps and similar equipment works can help you find the right parts for your needs as well as the right vendor for those parts. You can find internal and external gear pumps for almost any purpose and with the specifications that you need.