Pumps are essential mechanisms that are utilized in many industrial manufacturing processes. Pumps are devices used to raise, compress or transfer fluids or gases. Pumps can be hydraulic pumps, pneumatic pumps or electric pumps and include a large variety of types such as centrifugal pumps, diaphragm pumps and vacuum pumps.
Pump manufacturers also mainly fabricate industrial pumps from metallic materials, but use thermoplastic and elastomeric materials such as Teflon and polypropylene as well.
Multistage pumps refer to the different stages of pumping in the process of forcing liquid, typically water, through its components. Multistage pumps are common across applications where liquids need to be transported with high pressure, achieving this with the use of multiple impellers or stages in the body of the pump.
A magnetic drive pump uses a balanced magnetic field to create the rotation of the fluid impeller. Unlike a traditional centrifugal pump which has a direct drive connection between impeller and motor, a mag-drive pump eliminates the direct drive mechanism and replaces it with a magnetic field.