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Technical News

Tapflo Launches a Comprehensive Range of Progressive Cavity Pumps in South Africa
The pumps are distributed throughout South Africa ...The pumps are distributed throughout South Africa and are applied in different sectors, from waste water treatment plants both civil and industrial, to oenological and the food sector. They satisfy the most varied demands and application needs.

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pump Range Expanded
The extensive range of Thompson FTI Air-Operated D...The extensive range of Thompson FTI Air-Operated Double Diaphragm pumps (AODD) has recently been expanded with the addition of new larger 3” models. Available in the UK from Michael Smith Engineers these new metallic models (the FT30A and FT30S) are available in stainless steel and aluminium and thanks to a suction and discharge size of 3” x 3” they are capable of delivering flow rates up to 908 lit/min and maximum discharge pressures of 8.3 Bar.

SPX Flow’s New European Plant Enhances Process Equipment Manufacturing Capability
SPX Flow has recently expanded production capabilities by opening a new manufacturing campus in Europe.

Wilo USA Launches New Products
Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, will be launching its new booster offerings.

Franklin Electric Introduces Enhanced PowerSewer System & Innovative Dual Seal Grinder
The redesigned and enhanced FPS PowerSewer System ...The redesigned and enhanced FPS PowerSewer System is a more flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential applications. This low-pressure sewer system pumps residential and commercial wastewater to a collection or treatment area, making it a proven alternative to gravity sewer systems and septic tanks.

Filling Pumps for the Pharmaceutical Production by ViscoTec
Pharmaceutical production lines are to a large ext...Pharmaceutical production lines are to a large extent automated. The prerequisite for a cost-efficient and effective filling line is a high application rate or a short cycle time. This is made possible by filling pumps which, on the one hand, enable the high speed in the filling process. And, on the other hand, ensure a consistent quality in terms of process reliability and accuracy.

Sealless Canned Motor Pumps by Hermetic-Pumpen
Canned motor pump technology provides significant ...Canned motor pump technology provides significant advantages and often constitutes a low-priced alternative to conventionally sealed pumps and magnetically coupled installations with external drive, for example due to the omission of long shafts or complex cooling and lubrication systems for mechanical seals.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT Africa 2017: Finding Ways Out of the Water Crisis
From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and internati...From September 12 to 14, 2017, local and international representatives from the environmental sector will meet at the Johannesburg Expo Centre for the second edition of IFAT Africa.

IFAT Eurasia 2017 Covers More Space
IFAT Eurasia, the International Trade Fair for Wat...IFAT Eurasia, the International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling, will be opening its doors for the Eurasian environment industry on February 16, 2017.

Wasser Berlin International 2017: More Innovative, More Informative, More International
’Only water, but Everything about water’ – Berlin is the capital where water means everything and where water covers seven per cent of the city’s surface. Managed by Berlin’s waterworks, the city’s economic water cycle is equivalent to that of Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart put together.

Auma Co-Organizes Functional Safety Conference
Electric actuator manufacturer Auma is again co-organizer of the Functional Safety Copenhagen (FSCPH)conference that will take place on 3rd and 4th May 2017 in Helsingør, Denmark.



End of an Era at Flowrox – Founder Nuutti Vartiainen has Passed Away
Nuutti Vartiainen, the founder of Larox and Larox ...Nuutti Vartiainen, the founder of Larox and Larox Flowsys (now Flowrox), has passed away at the age of 91. Nuutti was hospitalized two days prior to passing away on Sunday afternoon on 15 January 2017.

Internet + Software

Bitzer Publishes an Update for its Best Service Tool
Bitzer is presenting the latest update to its elec...Bitzer is presenting the latest update to its electronics service tool (Best software). Refrigeration and service engineers can quickly and easily operate all Bitzer IQ products from their PC using the Best software.

New Variable Speed System for HVAC Applications by KSB
KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, presents a new 23...KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, presents a new 230 V version of its motor-mounted PumpDrive Eco variable speed system.

Multi-language Videos by SPX Make Valve Maintenance Even Easier
SPX Flow has been translating its popular maintena...SPX Flow has been translating its popular maintenance videos with the APV brand Delta DA3+ video now available in English, Spanish, German and Chinese.

Financial News

Xylem Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
Xylem reported fourth quarter 2016 net income of $50 million, or $0.28 per share.

Gorman-Rupp Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Financial Results
The Gorman-Rupp Company reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Baker Hughes Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Baker Hughes Incorporated announced results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Ensival Moret
Sulzer announces that it has completed the acquisition of Ensival Moret (EM), a part of Moret Industries. Sulzer will immediately start to integrate EM in its Pumps Equipment division. Combining the complementary product portfolios enables Sulzer to become a full line supplier in most industrial process applications.

Ekki Acquires and Integrates Deccan Pumps
Coimbatore, India-based pumps and systems manufact...Coimbatore, India-based pumps and systems manufacturer Ekki Group s shareholders have completed the acquisition and integration of Deccan Pumps Private Ltd, a leading provider of sump submersibles, monoblocs and surface pumps.

Contracts + Case Stories

Dynapumps Secures Multiphase Pump Contract Utilising Leistritz Twin Screw Pump Technology
Dynapumps secures prestigious Multiphase pump contract utilising Leistritz twin screw pump technology.

Xylem Wins $1.5m USD Contract to Replace Pumps at North Carolina Wastewater Plant
Xylem has won a contract worth $1.5 million USD to provide new, more efficient pumps for use at a wastewater treatment plant in Pineville, North Carolina.


New Reich Subsidiary in Austria
Driven by the successful foundations of subsidiaries, the most recent ones having been in England and China, the Reich-Kupplungen brand is now also independently represented in the Austrian market by the company Reich Austria GmbH with effect from 1st January, 2017.

BPMA Maintains Pressure for Market Surveillance Delivery
Market Surveillance is a key element of a fair and efficient single market. Its role is to ensure that products placed on the community market comply with EU regulations and do not pose any safety or environmental threats for users and the public at large.

Franklin Wells for the World Foundation Provides Clean Drinking Water to Nearly 18.000 People
In 2016, the Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (FWWF) continued to make a difference in South Africa by providing clean, safe drinking water through the installation of wells and leveraging Franklin s innovative products.