Flexible impeller pumps


Industrial flexible impeller pump for standard and hygenic applications

The primary adcantage of a flexible impeller pump is its self-priming capability. As the vanes of the impeller are depressed and rebound, they create their own vacuum drawing fluidinto the pump.

The FIP-series

The FIP-series flexible impeller pumps are availble in three categories and a total of five different sizes.

Polished stainless steel for hygienic applications            
Industrial stainless steel for standard, non-sanitary applications

Bronze for non-corrosive duties

Typical applications

Thanks to many unique features flexible impeller pumps are used in a wide range of applications.

Industry   Example of application
Food Liquid dough, ice mix, egg yolk, egg white, whole eggs, stewed fruit, ketchup, brines, tomato concentrate, glaze, fruit yoghurt, dressings, edible oils, animal feed, whey, canned food, mustard, jams, vinegar, jellies, gelatine
Cosmetics & toiletries Skin milk, shampoo, soap emulsions, lotions, gels, creams
Pharmaceutical Glycerine, oils, syrups, sweeteners, flavours
Waste water Flocculants (polymers or polyelectrolytes), sampling, sludge with air
General industry Inks, dyes, glues, sampling, draining of tanks and sumps, foaming solutions, slurries, coolants
Beverage Alcohols, wines, syrups, soft drinks, distillery products and extracts, ciders, fruit juices, flavours, yeast


The FIP-range

Flexible impeller pumps are used in a wide range of applications in most types of industries thanks to many unique features, which gives a number of benefits.    

Simple design – Easy to select, service and use

Small dimensions vs capacity – Can be installed in confined places

Reversible – Recovery of product from discharge pipe

Inexpensive – Low investment

Minimum/zero clearances – Extremely good self-priming capacity, displaces air and gas positively or aerated products

Smooth operating principle – Fragile and/or shear sensitive products can be handled

Rubber impeller design – Hard/soft solids transported through the pump without damage to pump or product.

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Excellent self-priming capacity: FIP-pump creates a negative pressure, and does not require priming or filling if there is gas or air inside the liquid or system. A dry pump  has a suction lift up to 5 meters within a few seconds.

Pulsation free and reversible flow: The FIP-pump gives a uniform flow without  pulsation. By regulating the speed of the FIP, you can easily control the flow. The pump is fully reversible.

Compact design: The FIP has minimal outer dimensions compared to its capacity, which simplifies space and installation requirements. The FIP product line is available close coupled to an IEC frame motor or pedestal mount for conventional in-line pump and drive arrangement.

Easy maintenance and fast to clean: Unique 3 piece design reduces maintenance
and cleaning time to a minimum. The pump cover is easily removed, providing full access to the impeller. Down-time is further reduced with no need to disconnect the pump from piping system.


FIP-series specifications


Technical info Unit  Value
Max capacity   m3/h
Max pressure     bar  4
Max temperature   °C 55
Self-priming up to m 5

Material of components

Component  Model: Material
Casing Stainless steel, Bronze
Impeller FDA-approved  EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile

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About Tapflo. Tapflo Group is an independent, family owned, European manufacturer and global supplier of Air operated diaphragm pumps, centrifugal pumps and other industrial process equipment. Tapflo is represented by own sales offices in 28 countries and by independent distributors in more than 30 countries.