Screw pumps are positive displacement pumps. They are able to provide continuous delivery of even viscous media without pulsation or turbulence. Their pump housing contains two or more rotors that rotate in opposite directions with an external screw thread profile. As the threads of the screws engage, the fluid is transported. Depending on the thread pitch, very high pressures can be achieved. Screw pumps run very smoothly, which is why they are often used in lifts and as fuel pumps in oil burners.
It is a screw pump that is delivered ready for installation, mounted on a plate. The pump is installed in the supply unit with just a few simple steps and connected via hydraulic hoses. A safety valve protects the pump against positive pressure. If the pressure becomes too high, a bypass is opened and the pressure is released to the low pressure side. For power supply, the pump is connected to the drive unit with a V-belt.
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