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Technical News

Blackmer Offering GNX & GNXH Series Pumps for Chemical-Transfer Applications
Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company and a globa...Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company and a global leader in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, is pleased to announce that its GNX and GNXH Series sliding vane pumps incorporate numerous design features that help them excel in a wide variety of chemical-transfer applications.

New Pneumatic Actuator for Diaphragm Valves Used in Sterile Applications
September 2017 will see KSB’s Luxembourg subsidiar...September 2017 will see KSB’s Luxembourg subsidiary SISTO Armaturen S.A. launch a new double-acting or single-acting pneumatic actuator. It is designed for diaphragm valves used for sterile applications in the beverage, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Parsons Peebles Extends MV/HV Motor Offering with New Standard Product Range
Electromechanical technology and services provider...Electromechanical technology and services provider, Parsons Peebles, are pleased to announce the launch of their new medium and high voltage standard motors extending their current portfolio of engineered and drop-in replacement solutions

New Hhigh-Performance Multiple Dry Claw Vacuum Pump System from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco has launched a new DZM multiple dry cl...Atlas Copco has launched a new DZM multiple dry claw vacuum pump system offering a powerful combination of energy efficiency, reliability and ease of installation. The plug-and-play vacuum system is easy to operate and ideally suited for industrial companies operating in hot and dry working environments.


Aussie Pump Thinks For Itself
A new 3” trash pump designed to operate automatica...A new 3” trash pump designed to operate automatically has been released by Australian Pump Industries. The pump’s huge advantage is its ability to operate unattended!

AUMA Launches New Part-Turn Gearboxes
A new range of part-turn gearboxes, the GQB series...A new range of part-turn gearboxes, the GQB series, extends the gearbox portfolio of electric actuator manufacturer AUMA. The GQB gearboxes combine compact design with superior quality and reliability. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, they have been specifically designed to meet the requirements for basic 90° applications with standard industrial valves such as butterfly and ball valves.

Almatec Featuring Biocor Series Pumps
Almatec, part of PSG, Almatec will introduce its B...Almatec, part of PSG, Almatec will introduce its Biocor Series pumps. These pumps have been specifically designed for critical sterile applications, and meet the strict standards, regulations and operational requirements that govern the food and beverage industry because they contain no horizontal areas.

Netzsch Presents New Design of the Tornado Hygienic Rotary Lobe
The new design of the Tornado rotary lobe T.Sano h...The new design of the Tornado rotary lobe T.Sano has a completely smooth housing compared to the previous model, which attracts barely any dirt or dust. In addition to materials and cleanability of the pump area, great emphasis is placed on the outer contours of the components in the production process of the food and hygiene industries. To ensure that no dust can accumulate, the pump housing must also be designed without superfluous corners, edges and dead spaces.

KSB Focuses on Hygienic Pump Series
KSB presents its four hygienic pump series Vitachr...KSB presents its four hygienic pump series Vitachrom, Vitacast, Vitalobe and Vitaprime.

Exhibitions + Conferences

The International Symposium in Rottenburg: The Bitzer IRS Symposium
Recently the Bitzer International Refrigeration Se...Recently the Bitzer International Refrigeration Seminar (IRS) Symposium took place at the Schaufler Academy in Rottenburg, near Stuttgart, Germany. Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, former director of the UNO centre for science and technology, gave a lecture about energy efficiency and the use of resources.



Wilo USA Appoints Mohammed A. Siddiqi as Director of Engineering
Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions f...Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, announced it has appointed Mohammed A. Siddiqi as the company s new Director of Engineering.

Wilo USA Welcomes RJ Dausman as Director of Sales
Wilo USA is proud to welcome Roy J. (RJ) Dausman a...Wilo USA is proud to welcome Roy J. (RJ) Dausman as the new Director of Sales, Building Services.

Atlas Copco’s SVP Corporate Communications Annika Berglund to Leave Her Position
Annika Berglund, Atlas Copco’s Senior Vice Preside...Annika Berglund, Atlas Copco’s Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Governmental Affairs, has decided to leave her position. Her last day in the current role will be on December 31, 2017.

Internet + Software

Flowserve Launch Mechanical Seal Failure Analysis APP
Providing a remedy for the challenges associated w...Providing a remedy for the challenges associated with mechanical seal failures, Flowserve has released a very simple tool to help diagnose the root-cause of failure.

Pump Selection is Now Even More Intuitiv with the New Spaix 5
The brand-new software Spaix 5 developed by VSX – ...The brand-new software Spaix 5 developed by VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE for the selection and configuration of centrifugal pumps is now available. In addition to functional enhancements, the new version particularly shines when it comes to the newly designed user interface, its intuitive operating concept as well as the increased performance. The participants of the 3rd Spaix User Conference already had a chance to get a first impression of the program.

Financial News

Gorman-Rupp Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Net sales during the second quarter were $97.9 million compared to $96.3 million during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.7 percent or $1.6 million. Excluding sales from the New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps (“PCCP”) project of $2.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, net sales increased 4.4 percent or $4.1 million.

Franklin Electric Reports Second Quarter 2017 Sales and Earnings
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) reported second quarter 2017 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64, versus a GAAP fully diluted EPS in the second quarter 2016 of $0.50, an increase of 28 percent. Second quarter 2017 sales were $305.3 million, an increase of 21 percent compared to 2016 second quarter sales of $252.1 million.

GF: A Substantial Growth in Sales and Profit
Whilst continuing to invest for its future profitable growth, GF grew during the first half-year of 2017 by 7 Percent. All divisions substantially increased sales, most of all GF Piping Systems.

Sulzer Announced Organic Order Growth and Improved Profitability
With the acquisitions Sulzer announced last year, the company has laid the foundation for profitable growth in 2017 and beyond.

Acquisitions + Mergers

SGL Carbon SE Acquires Shares from Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. in Asian Joint Venture
SGL Carbon SE is acquiring the shares from Japanese graphite and carbon specialist Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. in the SGL Tokai Process Technology (STPT) joint venture operating on the Asian market.

Contracts + Case Stories

A Milestone for Hydropower: Successful Startup of Frades II
With its increasing use of solar and wind power, P...With its increasing use of solar and wind power, Portugal has for many years been focusing on the flexible and dynamic potential of pumped storage to stabilize electricity grids. In the north-west of the country, the new pumped storage plant Frades II has been in operation since April 2017.

Modern and Sustainable Shopping Center Has Opened in Uruguay
The city of Las Piedras is a fast-growing urban ce...The city of Las Piedras is a fast-growing urban center, as a result, the Montevideo metropolitan capital development, where the new Las Piedras shopping center is located, was inaugurated in May. The main features of the mall are; 38,000 sqm, a hundred shops, five cinemas, a hypermarket, a large food court with twelve dining options and a capacity of six hundred people, and a large covered parking area are, which has generated over 1,200 new jobs.


Sulzer Awarded With Red Dot for High Quality Design
Sulzer’s Synconta lifting station received the dis...Sulzer’s Synconta lifting station received the distinctive Red Dot Award for outstanding design in competition with thousands of products from all over the world. The Synconta is a brand-new approach to industrial design for Sulzer, accomplished in cooperation with the Irish design and innovation consultancy Dolmen.


Ruhrpumpen Inaugurates a Modern Manufacturing Plant in India to Address the Needs of its Customers
Ruhrpumpen continues to expand its customer-focuse...Ruhrpumpen continues to expand its customer-focused solutions and services with its new manufacturing plant located in the SIPCOT, Vallam Vadagal Industrial Park, 36 km southwest of the city of Chennai, India.

Xylem Selected to Provide Advanced UV Disinfection Technology to Support First UV Drinking Water Treatment Application in Florida
Xylem’s Wedeco UV technology to deliver safe, clean drinking water for 110,000 people in City of West Palm Beach.