Michael Smith Engineers is promoting miniature pumps that incorporate Micropump's I-Drive electromagnetic drive. According to the company, the innovative pumps featuring I-Drive technology meet increasing demand for high-performance components that deliver outstanding reliability and functionality yet require less space. Available in the UK through Michael Smith Engineers, the patented, compact I-Drive pumps include a brushless DC motor and an electronic controller. These drives, when combined with Micropump pumpheads, deliver smooth pulse-less flows of up to 5l/min at maximum differential pressures of 5.6bar.
Thanks to its variable-speed operation and chemical capability, the I-Drive pumps offer optimum design flexibility for a wide range of OEM liquids handling applications. The units feature neodymium magnets to increase motor torque capability and reduce the total unit size, while the surface-mount technology improves reliability.
The variable-speed electronic controllers offer a 0-5V DC input signal, a 4-20mA current loop or a manually controlled drive with thermal and overload protection. Also, a closed-loop speed control enables quick and easy setting of speed. The simplicity of the built-in speed control and tachometer output enables easy integration into PLC- or PC-controlled machines or end-user installations.
The electromagnetic drive and static seals keep the pumped fluid securely inside the pump and potential external contaminants out, while providing smooth, accurate fluid delivery. The I-Drive is available with a range of wetted material options to ensure compatibility with a variety of chemicals. It is also CE-, LVD- and EMC-approved and the enclosure is IP55-rated. Follow the link for more information about the I-Drive electromagnetic drive and pumpheads.