Drill Pumps

What is a drill pump?

A pump that is powered by attaching the main pumping mechanism to an electric power drill. They come in many shapes and sizes, and they are made by many commercial tool companies for small-scale residential, commercial, and industrial use. They're inexpensive, with some of the smaller types costing $10 or less.

How do they work?

The construction of a drill pump is simple. There is a center piece with a clearly marked intake and outlet side. The center piece is usually circular, and one side of the circle contains a mechanism that can be attached to the head of an adjustable power drill. Some come with built-in hoses. Others require you to buy hoses separately. Once the drill is turned on, a small impeller within the pump begins spinning, which draws the fluid through the intake and pushes it out through the outlet. Drill pumps are limited by the power of the drill, and they can only handle small volumes of fluid.

Where are they used?

Drill pumps are useful for a variety of applications, including emptying clogs, changing oil, draining tanks, or pumping water out of pits or wells.

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Industry Updates

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KNF has introduced a new high-pressure, micro diaphragm pump which can dose or transfer liquids or liquid-gas mixtures at flow rates up to 300 ml/min.

Thompson Pump’s compact pump series provides the advantages of the Thompson Pump JSC series with the benefits of a smaller size.

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. announced the successful delivery and operation of a larger wind-powered, water pump system in Colorado.

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Pump Tweets

Almatec features its plastic AH Series High-Pressure AODD pumps. A company press release states that the pump offers many advantages when feeding filter presses with chemical wastes and special sludges. Almatec designed its AH Series high pressure pumps with no drives, no rotating parts and no rotary shaft seals. The pumps also offer dry-run capability, good controllability and a gasketless mechanical design, which makes operating against a closed discharge possible. Almatec is a leading manufacturer of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps. (Source: Pumpsg.com)

United Technologies Corp plans to sell pump manufacturers Milton Roy and Sundyne. Among other things Milton Roy specializes in metering pumps and centrifugal pumps. Sundyne manufactures industrial pumps and compressors for the process fluid and gas industries.

Colfax introduces an online energy savings calculator for oil and gas industry pump applications. The calculator allows head-to-head comparisons between centrifugal pumps and rotary positive displacement pumps in both single and multiple pump applications. Check it out at the Colfax website.

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