Method of Extending Tube Life:
(Patent No. 8,418,364)
The Method comprises switching the inlet and outlet connections of the peristaltic pump, and reversing the rotational direction of the roller assembly, thereby moving the wear point of the tube which results in approximately double the useful life of the tubing.
The patent includes: Identify usage information of the tubing of the peristaltic pump, and ability to stop the pump automatically after a certain number of rotor revolutions.
Implementation of the method discussed above can also result in cost and time savings. Clearly, by extending the life of the tubing, replacement costs are substantially decreased. However, implementing such a method can also save production and replacement time that would otherwise be sacrificed in maintaining the system. Included on all Flex-Pro pumps.