Micro dosing pumps are the beating heart of infusion systems. Among many technologies to inject micro quantities of fluids, peristaltic pumps show high precision and the possibility to not alter the fluid properties. However, in real drug delivery applications, the continuous release behavior of typical peristaltic pumps is not favorable. In this paper, we investigate the intermittent performance of two prototypes of peristaltic pumps, based on four and five rollers, used to occlude the tube. The pump performances are reported for different rotation speeds and lag times between consecutive infusions. The proposed pumps showed a good volumetric precision (2.88 μL for the five rollers pump and 4.11 μL for the four rollers pump) without any dependency on rotation speed and lag time.
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