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Pocket Bellows Metering Pumps
Pocket Bellows Metering Pumps are the most economical metering pump on the market while maintaining the high quality standards of a Gorman-Rupp Industries product. Pocket Bellows are ideal for low flow, low pressure metering applications where a fixed flow rate is required.
The Pocket Bellows Metering Pumps operate on a positive displacement principle. The rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted into an up and down linear motion through a concentric crank mechanism. This motion provides a continuous compressing and relaxing force on the bellows module, forcing fluid between two check valves located in the module’s valve body.
Like the Mini Bellows Metering Pump line, the Pocket Bellows are constructed of plastic and uses GRI’s time-proven bellows technology. Pocket Bellows provide OEMs with an accurate, chemically-resistant, long-lasting metering pump at an economical price. The only difference between the Mini Bellows and the Pocket Bellows is that the Pocket utilizes a fixed crank mechanism.
For a complete description of our Pocket Bellows Metering Pumps, please click the blue "Pump Overview & Data Sheet" button.
Flow Rates: Range from 2.7 ml/min to 240 ml/min. Max. Discharge Pressures: Range to 5 psi. Max. Fluid Temperature: To 140°F (60°C). Note: Reduce pressure rating by 50% for fluid temperatures over 120°F (49°C). Viscosity/Slurries: Maximum fluid viscosity is 5,000 centistokes. Poppet valves can handle fine slurries. Duckbill valves are recommended for heavy slurries or fibrous materials. Heavy slurries should be flushed from the pump before shutdown.
Connectors: Polypropylene O-Rings (Elastomers): EPT/EPDM or Viton®/Fluoroelastomer Poppet/Duckbill Valves: EPT/EPDM or Viton®/Fluoroelastomer Bellows: Standard Polypropylene Materials Additional materials available, contact GRI.
Average repeatability from stroke-to-stroke, ±0.75%
Dry run capability
No dynamic seals
Superior corrosion resistance
Simple flow adjustment
Optimum operating conditions consist of a 6” minimum suction lift and a discharge head of not less than 6”. Pumps must be mounted vertically with the valve body at the top to obtain maximum metering accuracy. For conditions where a positive suction head condition exists, an anti-siphon spring or anti-siphon spring kit can be added to aid the poppet valve seal properly during operation. See Accessories section located in the Pocket Bellows Product Overview.
The standard motor available for the Pocket Bellows Metering Pump is an AC voltage synchronous motor. Motors are UL recognized and continuous duty rated and are available in 115V, 50/60 Hz or 230V, 50/60 Hz.