How to Set up a Dosing Pump?

How to Choose & Set Up Your Dosing Pump?

If you have recently purchased a new dosing pump for your application, you may require some guidance on how to properly set it up. In this blog, PROCARE Fluid Management will go into detail on how you should set up your dosing pump to make the process easier for you.

So, how do you set up a dosing pump? 

  • Fix the dosing pump onto the mounting plate with the wing nuts. 
  • Connect the water connections to the inlet and outlet points.
  • Connect the dosing pump to the water supply. 
  • Insert the suction tube into the tank containing the additive to be mixed. 
  • Using the adjustment ring, set the pump to the maximum dosing percentage for your additive for the first start up. 

Keep reading to find out more about how to choose the correct dosing pump for your application as well as how to  set up your dosing pump. 

How To Choose Your Dosing Pump?

When choosing your dosing pump there are several factors that need to be considered. Below we have detailed some of these factors to make the process even easier for you. 

Application Requirements

Firstly you need  to consider your application requirements and the environment the dosing pump will be used in. Our range of dosing pumps include pumps suitable for the following industries:

The reason why you need to consider the application and environment of your dosing pump is because there are several dosing pumps available and depending on what liquids you want to dose, and where the dosing pump will be sited, this will dictate the dosing pump model you require.

The table below shows the different dosing pumps available, detailing the flow rate and dosing tolerance per unit. For help choosing the correct dosing pump for your application, our technical team can help. Don’t hesitate to contact us for support with choosing your dosing pump today.

Water Flow Rate

Once you have confirmed the application, you need to consider the flow rate you want to operate at. We offer four different dosing pumps for each industry. We can supply dosing pumps which operate at different flow rates, from 0,005 m3/h up to a maximum of 3,00 m3/h.  

For applications such as administering vaccines to livestock, a lower flow rate will be sufficient. For metalworking environments, where machine sumps need to be refilled as quickly as possible, a faster flow rate will be required. As an example the Mixtron MXO 1.125 dosing pump for metalworking fluids can accurately mix up to 2,500 litres per hour.

Dosing Pump Mount Location

You will also need to consider how you will mount your dosing pump. A great benefit to the Mixtron dosing pump range is that they are water powered, meaning no mains power is needed to operate the dosing pump. This means that the dosing pump can be installed on self-propelled vehicles, can be sited indoors or outdoors and doesn’t need to be sited near a power supply.

To find out more about the benefits of our dosing pumps, check out our recent blog that goes into detail on each one.

We can help you design a set up, specially tailored to your application requirements and working environment. Our technical team is on hand to help guide you through this process and ensure that you can be up and running quickly. 

How to Set Up Your Dosing Pump?

Mixtron dosing pumps are quick and easy to install by one person, simply follow the below instructions for a successful installation. 

Step 1:

Using suitable fixings, install the ‘Mounting Plate’ as per your desired set up, or if being used singularly; to the wall where the Mixtron dosing pump is to be used. If the additive is to be sited in a drum or tank underneath the dosing pump then, you will need to allow for this. 

Step 2: 

Place the dosing pump into the mounting plate and insert the wing nuts and tighten to secure in place. We recommend doing this by hand rather than using tools, so the wing nuts are not strained. Once the dosing pump is securely in the mounting plate, remove the protection caps on the inlet and outlet ports and also the plug that is blocking the additive suction. 

Step 3: 

Next, connect the dosing pump to the water supply line by using hoses with an internal diameter of 16mm. Secure this with clamps and swivel fittings ⌀ 20 x 27mm [¾”BSPT]Before you connect the supplied additive suction tube to the dosing pump, it is important that you place the necessary amount of Teflon onto the threaded side of the hose tail. Doing this will ensure the perfect seal 

If you require a visual demonstration of how to set up your dosing pump, take a look at our helpful video below.

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Dosing Pumps at PROCARE Fluid Management 

If you would like more information on how to set up your dosing pump, or would like to discuss which dosing pump is suitable for your application then get in touch with our helpful technical team today. Either call 0114 553 5596 or email [email protected]



“We required a reliable, quality doser range for agriculture that could handle very aggressive chemicals, whilst being super accurate & easy to use.  The Mixtron range has filled this position exceedingly well for our clients, with many repeat orders.  The product training & back-up has been excellent from PROCARE Fluid Management, which means we have a trouble-free product from point of sale through to usage & aftercare” Simon Rawson, General Manager at Roxby Farm Supplies

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