Verder has launched the Dura Air Gap coupled peristaltic pump, which it claims offers all the benefits of a long coupled pump in a small package.
Traditionally, long coupled peristaltic pumps last longer than other types because the pump and drive have their own separate bearing and seal system.
This reduces maintenance cycles and due to the resulting reduction in downtime, keeps costs down.
The long-coupled design provides separation between the pump, gearbox and motor unit.
In contrast, close coupled design offers the same pumping benefits - while reducing the footprint of the unit the connection between the pump and drive is lost.
Mike Heap, sales and marketing director of Verder, said: 'The Dura Air Gap provides longer hose life, quick and easy maintenance, long coupled design with close coupled advantages, and complete isolation between pump and drive with no contamination.
'These features in turn offer clients the benefits of total separation between pump and drive, each component having its own dedicated seal and bearing system in a 70 per cent smaller footprint.'