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6 Factors to Consider When Buying a Lotion Pump Dispenser
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6 Factors to Consider When Buying a Lotion Pump Dispenser

    Lotion pumps are used in a wide variety of liquid products – we’re talking about soaps, body wash, hand creams, and the likes. Products with lotion pump dispensers are more noticeable and preferable by consumers, and why wouldn’t they? Lotion pumps are incredibly convenient to use, plus they last long.


    If you are thinking of buying a lotion pump dispenser but doesn’t know how to check which is better and which is not, then you bumped in the right article. We’re going to list down six factors that you have to look at to land on the ideal pump closure for your containers. More than that, we made an additional list of six lotion pumps from YEHPAK that you have to check out. So, let’s go!


    See our checklist that you need to weigh in when deciding which variety of lotion pump to buy.

    Material Composition


    The material composition of the lotion pump will determine the durability of the equipment. Aside from the commonly used polypropylene (PP) plastic, there are quite a lot of varieties you can select from, such as ceramic, steel, and glass materials.


    Before you opt for a lotion pump dispenser, you must first evaluate where do you plan to use it. Will it be for personal use? For commercial use? Or for business consumption? If it is for private or household access, then ceramic or steel type would be excellent for aesthetics and longevity. If it is for commercial use, steel is preferable for durability. Last but not least, if it is for business, then plastic and glass type is your best option since they are lightweight and cost-efficient.


    Neck Size

    It is essential to know what is the precision of the neck size you are looking for. Some variables include 20/410, 20/415, 24/410, and 24/415 – and these sizes can almost match to various bottleneck sizes. Through this, you can create a perfect bottle–dispenser match, while trying your selected pump into different bottles of your product.


    Tube Length

    You also have to check the tube length. Note that the plastic tube used inside the container can be cut to the ideal size of the chamber. Besides, the diameter of the tube will depend on the thickness of the liquid inside the bottle. So choose wisely. 


    Pump Dosage

    0.5ml,0.12ml, 0.28ml, 1.4ml, and 2.0ml are just some of the popular dosing amount variables. Choosing your airless pump bottles dose will rely on product specifications, expected usage, cost of the product, or bottle capacity.


    Color

    Since dispensing pumps are typically made of plastic in the manufacturing process, it would be effortless to add color along the process. This can be arranged easily if a client prefers dispensing pump customization in bulk. Frequently, they can also be colored with an aluminum sheath, which gives a compelling look and defines a luxury edge of a particular product. 


    Price

    Every person in business knows that quality is essential, so if you opt for a good quality product, then you better be prepared to pay more. However, if the type of quality is none of your concern, then you can always choose for an economical pump dispenser – as long as it provides its purpose, then you won’t have a problem.


    We have good news! If you are looking for a durable and excellent quality lotion pump, then you have to see YEHPAK’s bestsellers. What’s more, is that they’re offered at reasonable prices. Check them all out!


    This white lotion pump has a 24/410 neck size, a discharge rate of 2cc, and a tube length of 90mm. This selection is ideal for liquid soap products and other house cleaning materials for ease of access


    This lotion pump is open for product customization, depending on your style and color preference. You can choose from 24/410, 28/400, 28/410, and 28/415 neck sizes. This selection is best used for liquid soap, body wash, and lotions.


    This lotion pump is available at 4 neck sizes – 24/410, 28/400, 28/410, and 28/415. You can opt for nail polish remover push pump dispenser customization with a discharge rate of 2cc. Also, you can select metallic colors, which is best for cosmetic items.  


    This smooth black lotion pump is available in a wide range of neck sizes. You may choose from 20/410, 24/410, 24/415, 28/400, 28/410, and 28/415. Note that the dispenser is accessible for a discharge rate of 2cc – applicable to any bottled items.


    Our smooth lotion pump dispenser is available at any color and ready for brand customization. You may select from 24/410, 28/400, 28/410, and 28/415 neck sizes. This selection has a discharge rate of 2cc and can be used for body wash, liquid soap, cleaning agents, cosmetics, and more.


    Our nail polish pump dispenser is available in a wide range of neck sizes. You may choose from 20/410, 24/410, 24/415, 28/400, 28/410, and 28/415. Note that the dispenser is accessible for a discharge rate of 2cc, and is best used for body wash, liquid soap, and shampoo packaging



    Plastic lotion pumps, one of the most popular dispensing methods for viscous (thick liquid) products in the personal care and beauty industry, come in all shapes and sizes. When used as designed, pumps dispense the right amount of product time after time. But have you ever wondered what goes in a lotion pump to makes it work? While there are hundreds of different designs in the market today, the basic principle is the same, and Packaging Crash Course took apart one of these lotion pumps to give you an overview of these components, and how they contribute to the overall functionality of pumping the product from the bottle to your hand.



    Generally speaking, a lotion pump consists of the following components :

    Actuator : An actuator, or the pump head, is what the consumer presses down to pump the product out of the container. The actuator is often made of PP plastic and can have many different designs - and often come with a up-lock or down-lock features to prevent accidental output,. This is one of the component designs that can set one pump apart from another when it comes to the exterior design, it is also the part where ergonomics play a role in consumer satisfaction.


    Closure : The component that screws the entire assembly onto the neck finish of the bottle. It is identified with the common neck finish destination such as 28-410, 33-400. Often made of PP plastic, it is often designed with a rib side or smooth side surface. In certain cases a shiny metal overshell can be installed to give the lotion pump a high-end, elegant look.


    A lotion pump acts much like a air suction device that draws the product from the bottle to the consumer's hand despite the law of gravity telling it do the opposite. When the consumer presses down on the actuator, the piston moves to compress the spring and the upward air pressure draws the ball upwards, along with the product inside, into the dip tube and subsequently the chamber. As the user releases the actuator, the spring returns the piston and actuator into it's up position, and the ball is returned to it's resting position, sealing the chamber and preventing the liquid product from flowing back down into the bottle. This initial cycle is called "priming". When the user presses down on the actuator again, the product that is already in the chamber will be drawn from the chamber, through the stem and actuator, and dispense out of the pump and onto the consumer's hand. If the pump has a bigger chamber (common for high output pumps), it may require additional priming before the product will be dispensed through the actuator.


    Lotion Pump Output

    The output of a plastic foam pump is often measured in cc (or ml). Commonly in the range of 0.5 to 4cc, with some larger pumps with bigger chambers and longer piston / spring components having output up to 8cc. Many manufacturers have multiple output options for each of their lotion pump offerings, giving the product marketer full control of dosage. For more information about pump output, please see our other Quick Question Monday article here.


    To see a catalog list of the lotion pumps that O.Berk has to offer, please feel free to click here. If you have more questions about lotion pumps in general, please don't hesitate to contact us directly here.


    Choosing the right fluid dispensing pump for a given application is critical. Whether it’s accuracy and precision or the need to perform for millions of cycles, understanding the most suitable types of pumps available is the first step. This article describes several pumps commonly used for medical manufacturing applications. It examines their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, it discusses how to maximize accuracy by minimizing fluid slip, an important factor in the design of any positive displacement pump. It also looks at the importance of testing the fluid prior to determining what pump is best for the application.


    There are essentially two types of drive systems that control fluid delivery using positive displacement. Linear drive systems and rotary drive systems. Positive displacement pumping[/i] refers to a pump that retracts in a cavity to generate volume on the suction side and extends into the cavity displacing the fluid on the discharge. This is a constant for each cycle. Both linear and rotary positive displacement pumps provide exceptional accuracy and precision. However, each method has its’ advantages and disadvantages.


    Calibration. In a rotary application, the volume of displacement is a factor of the pump angle relative to the motor axis. Once the volume is calibrated, the pump module can be locked into position. The displacement is adjustable so it should be checked to confirm that calibration is still within specification. In a linear application, mechanical calibration is not required. The pump module is set in a static location, and volume is determined by how far the piston retracts in the cavity. There is no mechanical set point to change volume; only software is used to adjust this parameter.


    Cycle Time. Rotary pumps can produce faster dispenses because the rotary valving motion and linear displacement motion are performed simultaneously. A single cycle is controlled by one revolution of the motor. Multiple revolutions will produce larger volumes based on the pumps fixed volume. Cycle time and the ability to produce a more constant flow rate (based on pump revolutions) are the rotary pumps’ strengths. The dispense profile of a rotary pump includes pulsations which are due to the sinusoidal waveform. This offers the unique advantage of firing off small volumes of fluid very quickly. An example of a rotary application would be dispensing microliter range dots of fluid onto a substrate passing through a high-speed automation system.


    By contrast, a linear pump must retract from the suction port to draw fluid into the chamber valve to the discharge port, and then eject the fluid. In general, larger volumes require more time, depending on pump size. The linear dispense creates a flat dispense profile with no pulsation throughout the entire chamber capacity of the pump module. If more volume or a longer dispense is required, two pumps may be run out of phase so that one pump is discharging while the other is on the intake stroke. An example of a linear application would be dispensing a constant line over a distance, such as a diagnostic reagent, or precisely filling a substrate with slow absorption rates. Continuous web applications are ideal for this tandem approach.


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