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Piezoelectric Disc Pump Evaluation Kit

Jumpstart your next project with the Piezoelectric Disc Pump Evaluation Kit and start exploring the unique feature set of our ultrasonic micropumps. No set up required: just plug in the power supply and start testing – and with the versatile functionality and control options, the kit significantly reduces development effort and time, enabling designers to focus on creating great products.

  • No set up required: plug-and-play operation.
  • Includes everything necessary to start testing: two pumps, electronics, PC app for configuration, control and datalogging, fixtures, fittings, and design resources.
  • Versatile system suitable for laboratory testing, prototyping, and product development.
  • Create high-performance products with exceptional pressure, vacuum, and flow capacity.

Technical Details

Kit Contents 2 Disc Pumps
Driver Board
Mains PSU
Accessories Kit
USB drive with PC app for control, configuration, and documentation
Control Interfaces PC Application
Rotary Dial
0-2.5 V analog input
0 / 2.5 V GPIO digital enable / gating control line
USB-Serial interface for control via PC
2.5 V UART for control via host embedded system
Control Modes Power Control
Closed-loop pressure/vacuum control
Bang-bang pressure control

Disc Pump Capabilities

The Disc Pump Control App is packed with features and offers flexible configuration and control of the Evaluation Kit.

  • Three control modes:
    • Open-loop control of pump drive power.
    • Closed-loop control of pressure or vacuum, enabling a wide range of applications out of the box (e.g. inkjet meniscus pressure control and ‘pressure-driven flow’ microfluidics). Alternatively, connect your own sensor for PID control of other variables.
    • “Bang-bang” pressure/vacuum control, enabling cyclic pressure control as used in intermittent compression therapy.
  • Analog control sources can be mapped with range and offset variables, enabling fine-tune control over the set point. The analog control sources include:
    • A physical potentiometer/dial on the Evaluation Kit motherboard, providing a quick-to-adjust setpoint control.
    • A 0-2.5 V analog input, enabling connection with a control signal or pressure/flow external sensor.
  • Configurable live graph display of pressure, power, and other electrical parameters.
  • Datalogging to CSV file of pressure, power, and other parameters.
  • Ability to save the configuration for use each time the Evaluation Kit is powered up, so that the kit can be operated independently of the PC app without the need to configure over the serial interface.


The Lee Company also offers drive electronics for applications beyond the initial pump testing phase. For more information on driver options, please visit our Drive Electronics and Accessories page.

The Evaluation Kit User Guide provides a detailed overview of the kit, outlining the system components, safety considerations, system operation and support.

The Disc Pump Control App provides configuration, control and data logging for the Evaluation Kit.

Disc Pump Control App
Our GitHub code snippet library provides examples of how to control the Disc Pump Evaluation Kit independently of the Disc Pump Control App. The initial examples provided cover a range of functions, including turning the pump on and off, setting drive power, closed loop control of pressure and reading back and plotting data.

The code snippet library, which is hosted on GitHub, is intended to support customers after their initial evaluation of our pump technology, as they move on to developing prototypes and products. We welcome suggestions for how we can improve and build upon this repository; please feel free to share your ideas, feature requests and any bugs you identify with us.

GitHub code snippet library
A CAD model of the Evaluation Kit motherboard.

Evaluation Kit CAD Model
An overview of open source software and licenses used in disc pump electronics and software products.

Lee Ventus Software License
A package containing PCB and firmware reference designs together with supporting technical guides is available upon request. This provides everything necessary for customers to design their own drive electronics.

Electronics Reference Design Package
User manual providing information to aid the integration of the Disc Pump Drive PCB with your system.

Disc Pump Drive PCB User Manual