Micro vane Pumps
Anyone here in Australia have any experience with the Procon and FluidOTech mini pumps?
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There are several kind of old threads on another website about them but they all get very bogged down in pressure profiling controllers and other kinds of electronic wizardry. Im not so interested in that side of things. Im more interested in a silent, reliable replacement for a Vibe pump.
Ive done some googling and can't find a price or supplier in Australia, or a documented project that has been successfully completed.
Just thought id ask around as see if its worth looking into again as i have a couple of machines that would really benefit from a small inboard vane pump.
I've looked into them a little (for profiling).
They are about the $500 US mark. That was direct from FoT.
You'll also need to source a 24V supply (Amazon US has a nice one for $100US) to run them and build a little circuit for the 0-5V voltage input for the speed control (could use a regulator for fixed speed/flow).
All very easy to do, they are just quite expensive pumps!
Also, not sure if I'd call it silent? If you've heard the pump from a LM Strada EP, Slayer 1-Group or Vesuvious you'll know the sound. A bit like a dentist drill depending on speed
I have seen and used a concept which worked superbly as a pressure profiling machine.
Originally Posted by Aaron
Check out Purchase Efficient and Affordable Rotary Vane and Gear Pumps Now. I was looking at the TMFR model (integrated pump & motor) for a pressure profiling mod for my machine but the quoted price is in the 800 range, not including the control module.
Efficent maybe but at $800 I'm not sure id call it affordable.
Maybe this is all too exotic for my requirement. I was really just thinking of swapping out an existing vibe pump on my Faema e98 or for adding a pump inboard to an older commercial machine that had an external pump.
Rick, I think i did recall seeing your project machine all laid out on a plywood board. Did you end up mounting it internally? which pump did you use and if you don't mind telling, how much did it cost you?
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The gear pumps used in the strada are available 2nd hand on evilbay, search for 'fluid tech kag'. They need to be fed a voltage between 0 and 24v depending on the speed/flow you want, it doesn't have to be variable if you don't want to control the flowrate on the fly. I think they make a much nicer sound than vibe pumps and even the type used in the slayer.