Graymills has developed PQT, a new peristaltic pump to aid ink circulating and conditioning.
The PQT peristaltic pump has a new physical appearance and smaller footprint than previous Graymills models and can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and easily adjusted in the field. PQT features a quick-disconnect removable head that allows the pump head/tube changes to be accomplished in seconds without tools. Other features of the new pump include: a display that indicates rotational speed; hose life and reverse timer; a predictive hose failure monitor with an adjustable life setpoint; and one-button reverse drain shutdown sequence with an adjustable timer and remote analog control (with available digital connectivity).
Unlike conventional peristaltic pumps adapted from other industries, all Graymills peristaltic, or ‘tube’ pumps, are engineered specifically for flexo and gravure printing applications and can easily accommodate a wide variety of fluids from inks and coatings to adhesives including water-based, solvent and UV/EB.
Kristen Shields, president at Graymills, commented: ‘This year we are celebrating our 80th anniversary with the tagline, “After 80 years, we’ve got innovation down to a science". This new pump is a clear example of our commitment to working with press builders, converters and ink makers to develop innovative ink circulating and conditioning systems that meet their unique requirements.’
The new Graymills PQT peristaltic pump will be available for purchase in the third quarter of this year. It will be presented by Graymills at Infoflex 2019, taking place May 6-7 in New Orleans, US.
Read more about the Graymill's 80th anniversary here
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