Pumptec Blog

  • Pumptec Inc is on IHS GlobalSpec

    Pumptec Inc is pleased to announce that they are a pump manufacturer that has partnered with IHS GlobalSpec to increase visibility worldwide  to OEMs and other potential business partners. Pumptec sees this as a way to gain more awareness and placements of their USA made stainless steel duplex plunger pumps manufactured in Anoka, MN.

    IHS GlobalSpec is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing professionals.

    More than seven million industry professionals rely on IHS GlobalSpec as a trusted resource at every stage of the research, product design and purchasing process – from product discovery, to learning new applications, designing products, identifying service providers and staying abreast of the latest news and trends in the industry.

  • Unloader vs. Regulator

    Unloader vs RegulatorMany find it confusing to decide whether to use an unloader or a regulator in their equipment. Please use the following as a reference to help you make the best choice.

    Regulators maintain a set maximum pressure in a system as a result of bypassing fluid. The system pressure may be lower at different times as valves open and close, but the pressure will not exceed the maximum set pressure. Regulators are simple devices that typically consist of a piston or ball held on a seat by the force of a spring. The force in the system needs to be greater than the force on the piston before the piston will begin to move and release fluid. The piston will move to release only the fluid necessary to maintain the system pressure.

    Pressure regulating unloaders provide the ability to control pressure like regulators, but their special function is decreasing pump head pressure to very low when valves are closed. This ‘no load’ pressure decreases wear on the pump and lowers energy consumption over time. Unloaders are more complex than regulators and have more moving parts to wear. These valves typically include a check valve in the discharge fitting that ‘traps’ pressure between a control valve, like a spray gun, and the unloader. Inside the valve will be a piston and seat, like a regulator, held down by a spring. The trapped pressure is greater than the spring force causing the piston to move and bypass fluid to flow. While this trapped pressure is maintained, the pump head pressure will be low. Once the valve is opened and the trapped pressure is released, the pump head pressure will return. It is very important with unloaders to have no leaks or loss of trapped fluid between the valve and unloader.

    Reasons to choose a regulator include:

    • No frequently closing valves in system.
    • Simplicity of design for lower maintenance.
    • Using a DC motor with extended bypass times.
    • Strong chemical use.

    Reasons for unloader:

    • Frequently closing valves with extended closed times.
    • Energy-sensitive application.
  • Series 207V Plunger Pump

    207V Plunger Pump

    Pumptec offers Series 207V plunger pump for applications in the performance range of up to  1.1 gpm and up to 800 psi.

    Standard features of the pump include:

    • Stainless plunger
    • Stainless steel valves
    • V-packing seal design
    • Multiple number of ports

    Series 207V is a specialized version of one of Pumptec’s most popular pumps, Series 205V, featuring a high compression technology to maximize priming in low flow applications. The ‘bullet-proof’ durability of Series 205V with extended priming capabilities.

    ‘Amazing’ is how many of our customers have described the performance of Series 207V used extensively in Carpet extractor and smaller pressure cleaning equipment. The compact size and motor options have made possible performance previously only available from larger, stationary pump stations.

    The standard v-packing seal system handles the challenges of various water solutions and tolerates some level of debris on solution. Additionally, the suction capability of this seal type permits mounting in areas away from the tank.

    Motor options: 12V, 24V, 120V and 230V.

  • Application spotlight: Carpet Cleaning

    Pumptec has lead the way for years in pumping system innovation in the portable carpet extractor market.

    In the beginning, Pumptec offered Series 204V pump on a small motor to a market that did not have any products available for higher performance that were not overly large and expensive. Pumptec’s small Series 204V with priming ability provided 300 psi and 1 gpm in a small, inexpensive package that fit many of the extractors of the time. From this design came Series 205V, the ‘bullet-proof pump’, with the expanded performance range of 1.4 gpm and up to 500 psi. These performance levels allowed customers to ‘have all power of truckmount, in a portable.’ The business of quality carpet cleaning became more affordable to large numbers of operators that had a truckmount extractor as their only option.

    As extractors have gotten smaller, the pumping systems needed to become smaller and Pumptec introduced Series 112 pumps with 200 psi performance. This has become one of the most popular performance levels in the market today. Manufacturers are able to provide a higher performance extractor than the entry level ‘100 psi’ types.

    The most recent development has been 500 psi performance made possible with Series 207V providing lower flow in combination with a heater. The lower flow allows more heat to transfer resulting in hotter water and the higher pressure creates an almost steaming effect to better clean the carpet.

  • Series 205V Plunger Pump

    205V Plunger PumpPumptec offers Series 205V plunger pump for applications in the performance range of up to 2 gpm and up to 800 psi.

    Standard features of the pump include:

    • Stainless plunger
    • Stainless steel valves
    • V-packing seal design
    • Multiple number of ports- 4, 5, or 6

    Series 205V is one of Pumptec’s most popular pumps because of its durability, size and performance capability.

    ‘Bullet-proof’ is how many of our customers have described the reliability of Series 205V used extensively in Carpet extractor and smaller pressure cleaning equipment. The compact size and motor options have made possible performance previously only available from larger, stationary pump stations.

    The standard v-packing seal system handles the challenges of various water solutions and tolerates some level of debris on solution. Additionally, the suction capability of this seal type permits mounting in areas away from the tank.

    Motor options: 12V, 24V, 120V and 230V.

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