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Parts Of A Syringe

Part Name Definition  Plunger Flange The Plunger Flange bears the load of whatever is pushing the plunger. That might be your thumb or a syringe pump pusher block. The Plunger Flange is usually locked into the anti-siphon plate by the anti-siphon screw.  Plunger The shaft that connects the Plunger [...]

By |2021-03-08T20:39:21-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pumps-cat, SyringesTubingcat|Tags: |

Parts Of A Syringe Pump

Diagram and brief explanation of a the parts of a syringe pump, and their purpose. Part Name Description and Purpose Anti-Siphon Plate Adjustment Knob Finger screws are used to tighten the anti siphon plate against the syringe's plunger flange. End Plate Provides mechanical support for the guide rods [...]

By |2021-03-08T20:42:05-05:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Pumps-cat, SyringesTubingcat|

Front Panel Controls

This page introduces you to the front panel controls on your pump. If you have an OEM pump, there will be no controls on the front panel and you can only control the pump from a computer, using a terminal application or SyringePumpPro. Pumps with front panel controls can [...]

By |2021-03-27T16:38:33-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Pumps-cat|

Parts Of A Peristaltic Pump

Peristaltic pumps vary their flow rate by changing their rotor turning speed and by changing the number of rollers fitted to the rotor. Part Definition Cassette Removable shell that contains the tubing and rotor - during operation the tubing will need to be replaces as it wears. Shaft  This shaft [...]

By |2021-03-08T20:42:38-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pumps-cat|

How to power your pumps – DIY

How do you power your pumps? Every now and then I get an email from someone who has been handed a pump to use in a project with no cables and no powerpack. The powerpack's are generic 12V units and as such often get redeployed to somewhere else. Leaving their pump behind. So what [...]

By |2021-03-08T22:37:04-05:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Pumps-cat|Tags: , |

DIY Syringe Pump – A Starting Point

There are a lot of people on the internet making their own syringe pumps. Making your own syringe pump will be an interesting and rewarding project. If your here because your thinking about it - you have my full encouragement. DIY pumps are in their early stages and they offer new and exciting possibilities. There's [...]

By |2021-03-08T22:38:21-05:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Pumps-cat|Tags: , |

Dimensions of a syringe pump?

Syringe pumps come from their manufacturers in a wide variety of shapes and sizes so it's hard to give dimensions without having a pump model in mind. However if you know what pump you have or are thinking of purchasing, you can find the dimensions in the pump's user manual. If your dimension inquiry is [...]

By |2021-03-27T16:38:32-04:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Pumps-cat|

Force and Pressure Measurement

Do you need to monitor the pressure in the syringe? Do you need to regulate the pressure? I am currently considering adding pressure monitoring and regulation to SyringePumpPro. I would be delighted to hear about your application's requirements. This would be achieved through the use of a load cell. I have already had interest from [...]

By |2021-03-08T22:43:07-05:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Pump Programming, Pumps-cat|

Do Commercial Pumps Cost Too Much?

Kent Genie Touch Screen Commercial laboratory pumps cost quite a lot - I know I have had to buy several for testing SyringePumpPro. I think there are about 12 pumps here. Your opinion on whether they cost too much is probably strongly determined by: your pumping requirements - a very simple on/off or [...]

By |2021-03-30T17:10:54-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: DIY Syringe Pump, Pumps-cat|Tags: , |