The AMT Pump aluminum self-priming diaphragm pump is constructed with an aluminum housing for lightweight strength and a santoprene thermoplastic diaphragm for flexibility in both hot and cold temperatures, and is suitable for transfer of thick liquids and fluids mixed with abrasive solids up to 1-5/8" diameter, such as sand, silt, mud, sludge, and waste. This two-stage pump is capable of transferring material at temperatures ranging from 40 to 180 degrees F (4 to 82 degrees C). It is motor driven for a maximum head rating of 25'. This pump has a built-in check valve that assures self-priming to 20' after the initial prime. It has a 90 degree rotational base and female National Pipe Thread Taper (NPT) threaded suction and discharge ports for compatibility with most suction and discharge hose assemblies. This pump ships fully assembled (except for the handle) with an NPT steel suction strainer, two NPT nipples and an attached wheel assembly for portability. This pump is suitable for pumping mud, slurry, sewage, and other thick liquids that have the ability to flow in a wide variety of industrial liquid transfer and drainage applications.
Pumps use mechanical action to move liquids, gases, or slurries (solids suspended in a liquid or gas). The mechanical action is categorized as either positive displacement (PD) or kinetic. PD pumps capture and release discrete amounts of flow into a chamber and then force it out. Some examples of PD pumps are fuel and oil pumps in cars, pumps in hydraulic systems, and bicycle pumps. Kinetic pumps move liquids, gases, or slurries by transferring energy from the pump's movement to the flow. They use an impeller to draw the flow in, add energy to the flow, and move it through a volute (a spiral funnel through which the flow moves), and into the system. Some examples of kinetic pumps include centrifugal (the most common pump in industrial applications), in-line pumps, sump pumps, and suction pumps. Energy sources for all types of pumps include wind power, manual operation, electricity, and gasoline or diesel fuel.
American Machine and Tool (AMT) manufactures centrifugal and diaphragm pumps. The company is headquartered in Royersford, PA.
What's in the Box?
- 335E-96 self-priming diaphragm pump with two wheels attached
- Steel handle with hardware for assembly