This Action Pump 900 MLP manual lift pump is a hand-operated diaphragm pump suitable for transfer of liquids without suspended solids. It is constructed of Delrin (POM, polyoxymethylene) plastic for high stiffness and low friction, with a buna-n diaphragm for resistance to oils and solvents. This pump is capable of transferring up to 900 gallons of fluid per hour (gph) with temperatures up to 140 degrees F and a maximum lift of 12'. It has smooth 1-1/2" inlet and outlet hose connections, and ships fully assembled. This diaphragm pump is suitable for liquid transfer operations in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.
|Pump||Diaphragm, lever action|
|Materials||Delrin (POM) and buna-n|
|Flow rate||Up to 900 gph|
|Maximum temperature||140 degrees F|
|For use with||Clean liquids|
|Dimensions*||5-1/2 x 4 x 13-1/2 inches (L x W x H)|
|Specifications met||FDA approved materials|
*L is length, the horizontal distance from front to back; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; H is height, the vertical distance from bottom to top
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.
Action Pump manufactures drum and pail pumps and grease, oil, and lubrication products. The company, founded in 1981, is headquartered in Cary, IL.