Graymills said it will unveil its PQT Peristaltic Pump in Booth 611 at INFOFLEX 2019, May 6-7 in New Orleans. The annual event, sponsored by FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) is coupled with a powerful line-up of technical Forum sessions, educational and networking opportunities and expected to draw more than 1,800 international and domestic attendees.
The PQT Peristaltic Pump has a new physical appearance and smaller footprint than previous Graymills models and can be mounted vertically or horizontally and easily adjusted in the field. It features a quick-disconnect removable head which allows the pump head/tube changes to be accomplished in seconds without tools. Four distinguishing features of the new pump are a display that indicates rotational speed, hose life and reverse timer, a predictive hose failure monitor with an adjustable life setpoint, one button reverse drain shutdown sequence with an adjustable timer and remote analog control (with available digital connectivity.)
“As a proud and long-time member of FTA, I’m pleased that we will launch this new pump at INFOFLEX 2019," said Kristen Shields, president of Graymills. "This year we are celebrating our 80th anniversary with the tagline 'After 80 years, we’ve got innovation down to a science.' This new pump is a clear example of our commitment to working with press builders, converters and ink makers to develop innovative ink circulating and conditioning systems that meet their unique requirements.”
Unlike conventional peristaltic pumps adapted from other industries, all Graymills peristaltic or “tube” pumps are engineered specifically for flexo and gravure printing applications and can easily accommodate a wide variety of fluids from inks and coatings to adhesives including water-based, solvent and UV/EB.
The PQT Peristaltic Pump will be available for purchase in the third quarter of this year.