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Technical News

Pierburg Has Developed a Solenoid Valve
Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that ...Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that shuts off the oil cooling of the pistons when needed. It has already gone into series production.

Vogelsang Presents New Series of the XRipper Twin-Shaft Grinder for Wastewater Channels
Vogelsang will present the new generation of the t...Vogelsang will present the new generation of the twin-shaft grinder XRipper.

Mobile Leak Detectors ASM 390 and ASM 392 by Pfeiffer Vacuum for Rapid Pump Down and Short Response Times on Large Test Objects
The ASM 390 and ASM 392 are leak detection solutio...The ASM 390 and ASM 392 are leak detection solutions adapted to the semiconductor and display industries as well as to other demanding applications where rapid pump down and high sensitivity is key. Both models are Semi S2 compliant.

RCEV Pumps from Rheinhütte
Rheinhütte Pumpen is an enterprise with a long tra...Rheinhütte Pumpen is an enterprise with a long tradition that, with the RCEV vertical pump, offers a robust solution for heavy-duty applications in which corrosive and abrasive media need to be conveyed. The RCEV metal pump is a base bearing-free design which is particularly suitable for conveying liquids containing solids from containers or open sumps.

Bitzer Presents Orbit+
The new Bitzer Orbit+ models enable system manufac...The new Bitzer Orbit+ models enable system manufacturers to fulfil the requirements of the European Ecodesign Directive. They are equipped with a line start permanent magnet motor, which achieves unmatched efficiency levels that improve the seasonal performance (SEER/IPLV) by up to 8 per cent while also increasing cooling capacity by up to 5 per cent.

The Gemü 790 Ball Valve Series is Reliable Even at High Operating Pressures
The Gemü 790 ball valve series stands out thanks t...The Gemü 790 ball valve series stands out thanks to its compact yet robust design. At the same time, it is suitable for use up to a pressure rating of PN125.

New Gigantic Pumps for Waste Water Transport by KSB
In response to the worldwide increase in extra lar...In response to the worldwide increase in extra large waste water projects, KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Frankenthal, Germany, has significantly extended its range of large dry-installed waste water pumps. The pump manufacturer has developed an extra 15 sizes to add to its Sewatec pump series.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Tailwind for Achema 2018 from Upbeat Industry Mood
Achema 2018 is entering the home stretch: On 11 June 2018, the doors of the exhibition and presentation halls will open. Around 3,800 exhibitors and 167,000 participants from more than 100 countries will turn Frankfurt once again into the global center of the process industries.

Hydraulic Institute Continues Legacy of Recognizing Key Contributors to the Institute through Annual Awards Program
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2018 Annual Conferenc...The Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2018 Annual Conference concluded with the Gala & Awards Dinner, Friday, March 2 at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Analytica Lab Africa, Food & Drink Technology Africa and IFAT Africa to Use a Colocation
Wide-ranging water delivery and purification, solu...Wide-ranging water delivery and purification, solutions for the food and beverage industries as well as laboratory technology, analysis and other application areas are key issues in the future market of Africa.

Books + Papers

New White Paper by Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has produced a white paper explaining how MasoSine Certa pumps using sine technology offer significant benefits compared with rotary positive displacement types such as lobe pumps.



Flowserve Announces the Appointment of Elizabeth Burger as Chief Human Resources Officer
Flowserve Corporation announced today that Elizabe...Flowserve Corporation announced today that Elizabeth Burger will join Flowserve as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, beginning Monday, April 16.

Financial News

Pentair Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
Pentair announced first quarter 2018 sales of $1.3 billion. Sales were up 7 % compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation and acquisitions, core sales grew 4 % in the first quarter.

The Power of Innovation for Suppliers of Combust, Flow and Treat Products
There is a sea change in the route to market for suppliers of combust, flow and treat products. It is being caused by the adoption of digital technologies.

GEA Releases Preliminary First Quarter 2018 Results
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has announced preliminary first quarter 2018 results while simultaneously confirming its business outlook for the year 2018.

Large Replacement Market for Municipal Wastewater Combust, Flow and Treat Products
The market for combust, flow and treat (CFT) produ...The market for combust, flow and treat (CFT) products for municipal wastewater treatment plants is growing faster than GDP and is larger than represented in many reports.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Atlas Copco Closes Acquisition of German Joining Technology Business for the Global Automotive Industry
Atlas Copco has closed the acquisition of the assets of Klingel Joining Technologies. The company specializes in flow drill technology, a joining method used in the automotive industry.

Bitzer Acquires Alfa Laval’s Product Group Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger
Bitzer is expanding its product portfolio and acqu...Bitzer is expanding its product portfolio and acquires the shell-and-tube heat exchanger segment of Alfa Laval SpA based in Alonte, Northern Italy.

Contracts + Case Stories

Dynapumps Installed Pumps Install for Iconic Ocean Pool
Dynapumps NSW supplied and installed a new pump at...Dynapumps NSW supplied and installed a new pump at the iconic Waverley Council 30-metre ocean pool.

Xylem Technology to Be Used in PureWater Colorado Direct Potable Reuse Demonstration Project
Xylem has been engaged as a water technology solutions provider to the PureWater Colorado Demonstration Project, which aims to demonstrate direct potable reuse (DPR) as a safe, reliable and sustainable drinking water source.

Auma Supplies 10,000 Gearboxes to Chinese CSP Plant
Auma has supplied 10,000 multi-turn gearboxes to t...Auma has supplied 10,000 multi-turn gearboxes to the Supcon Delingha concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the province of Qinghai, north-west China.

Voith Modernizes High-Performance Machine in Pumped Storage Power Plant in Vianden, Luxembourg
Voith has won the order to modernize a motor-gener...Voith has won the order to modernize a motor-generator in the Vianden pumped storage plant in Luxembourg. The project covers the design, calculation, construction, delivery and assembly of one of the two most powerful machines in the facility.


BPMA Rewards Engineering Excellence Once Again
In a celebration of pumping prowess, the BPMA stag...In a celebration of pumping prowess, the BPMA staged its 18th Annual Pump Industry Awards Presentation Dinner at the tail end of March.

Atlas Copco Award Recognizes Innovative Marketing and Sales Concept for Smart Factory Solutions
The Peter Wallenberg Marketing and Sales Award this year recognizes the marketing of a digitalized system that boosts productivity for manufacturers.


Endress+Hauser Group Filed 261 Patents in 2017
Endress+Hauser submitted 261 patent applications i...Endress+Hauser submitted 261 patent applications in 2017. The company owns a total of 7,479 active property rights around the world. Innovators are honored at the Group’s annual Innovators’ Meeting.