Micro Liquid Pump for Ink Printing Machine | BODENFLO

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This Micro Liquid Pump Is What You Need

If you need a liquid pump tool, you are in the right place.

One of the largest markets for Bodenflo pumps is the visual arts sector. This industry needs rotary machines to deliver water and/or solvent-based inks and pump oil. Laminating machines can use our micro liquid pump for ink printing for stiff or flexible packaging on corrugated cardboard or plain, smooth surfaces.

BODENFLO pumps are cost-effective in any business that needs smooth and consistent liquid transfer, must specially in the printing industry.

Best for Inkjet Printers

Inkjet printers are used in various productions, from large-format advertisements to books, labels, packaging material, and other commercially used items.

For printing processes like rotogravure and flexography, rotary machines employ fluid inks. These machines’ components comprise two or more cylinders and a bottom tank known as an inkwell. The ink is picked up and transferred to the inkwell by the pump, which is mounted at the side of the device or directly above the ink container.

A steady flow rate without sprays, ease of adjustment, silent operation, and the absence of foam are requirements for diaphragm ink pumps used in inkjet printers. Typically, our micro liquid pump can be used in different materials.

Micro Diaphragm Liquid Pump Applications

BODENFLO’s micro diaphragm liquid ink pump is suitable for liquids that are:

Solvents inks, like ethyl acetate, butanone, and acetone, to be used in paper and cardboard.

Water based, also for paper and cardboard.

Our product also works great for pigmented ink pumps commonly found in plants for batches formulation or on inkjet printer. Diverse industries, including printing ceramic and glass items, electronics, textile and packaging, and, more recently, additive manufacturing, are reaping the benefits of digital inkjet printer in combination with liquid diaphragm pumps.

Why Choose BodenFlo Micro Liquid Pump?

Here at Shenzhen Boden Technology Development Co., Ltd. we are constantly looking for ways to provide micro liquid pumps that can be used in different industries. We don’t just fabricate products to be readily sold in the market. It’s also our goal to cater to companies’ specifications by customizing our items to suit the needs of their business.

Benefits of Micro Vacuum Liquid Pump

Our micro vacuum liquid pump has the following advantages:

Overall, we have six models of water/liquid micro diaphragm pumps with different max vacuum and suction for different applications. These models differ in size, flow movement, lifetime (in hours), and other factors. There must already be a ready-made product that will fit your bill. If you can’t find the one you need, let us know. We will be happy to see how we can help.

  • Simple to install
  • Safe to use for any purpose and materials
  •  Efficient and consistent flow rate and pressure production
  • The operation will not increase the temperature of the product being transferred
  • Can transfer delicate products
  •  Best for inkjet printer
  • Allows product mixing

Pain Points that Bodenflo Micro Liquid Pumps Can Address

Strong Pump Pulsation

The oscillating movement caused by circular power in the ordinary diaphragm pump operation is one of many users’ concerns against it.  The device’s diaphragm liquid pump’s ability to transfer liquid is lessened by resistance in the hoses, some of which are just a few millimeters thick and many meters long. In the worst situation, pressure peaks in the gear pump can also degrade the inkjet printer by upsetting the print head.

Incosistent Flow Movement

The diaphragm liquid pump achieves a consistent, smooth flow movement by combining the flow and pulses produced by the gear pump. This makes it possible to move liquids through long tubes with smaller diameters more effectively since smooth flow pumps lose less pressure. Additionally, it lessens tube vibration, which might interfere with printing. You get excellent output and long life liquid-pump tool that is durable and complete which will last for many years.

Choosing the Right Ink Pump

The final product’s quality and the printer’s lifetime depending on the pump’s compatibility with the type of ink. For instance, due to their distinct chemistry and composition, UV-curable inks and coatings have special handling and pumping requirements.

As to the operating requirement, you need to choose an inkjet pump based on the application’s flow movement, max vacuum, and pressure requirements.

Special factors like choosing a pump that can minimize meniscus pressure changes, cut down on ink usage, or handle application-specific issues like the transfer of UV inks must also be factored in.

These considerations will ensure that the ink pump and printer are working well to produce an excellent result.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can Bodenflo’s Micro Liquid Pump help to prolong the ink system lifespan?

Diaphragm pumps are considered to be one of the most robust pumps. They can be used with high temperatures over a long time and are resistant to chemical and mechanical wear, increasing uptime and longevity.

2. What type of liquids can the micro ink pump handle?

Our product can handle most liquid inks, including pigmented inks, solvent based inks, water-based, UV-curable, and oil-based inks.

3. How do you determine the compatibility of the ink system with the ink pump?

Determining the compatibility of the pump with the type of ink is crucial to guaranteeing the final product’s quality and the printer’s longevity. For example, UV curable inks and coatings have a unique chemistry and composition, requiring unique handling and pumping needs. To ensure that the pump of your choice is fully compatible with ink, undertake the following steps:

① Examine the nature of the fluid in terms of type and concentration, temperature, gravity, viscosity, and solids content.

② Determine if the fluid characteristics of the pumped ink are chemically compatible with the materials the pump is constructed of.

③ Determine and evaluate the conditions of operation for the application, including:

  • Flow Rate: Calculated in gallons per minute or in liters per minute.
  • Head Pressure: Calculated in feet, PSI, or Bar and measured at the head of the pump, it determines how far and high the ink can be pumped.
  • Self-priming: In self-priming, you have to determine how many meters (feet) or centimeters (inches) there are from the fluid level to the pump.
  • Duty cycle: Determine the amount of time the pump is used during an average production day and week.

④ Select a pump size for the flow rate and pressure.

4. Can a micro liquid pump reduce ink consumption?

Yes. The correct pump choice provides for a steady flow count and, more importantly, the appropriate level of pressure or vacuum, preventing ink dripping at the head or returning unused ink back into the reservoir, reducing the amount of ink used. This means long life for both the printer and the pump machine.

Need more info on how we can help? Call or email us. We’ll be glad to assist you.

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