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Technical News

Miniature 2-Way Inert Solenoid Valve for Critical Fluid Control
The Lee Company has launched a new LFV Series 8000...The Lee Company has launched a new LFV Series 8000 2-way inert solenoid valve which is ideal for critical flow applications in clinical chemistry, flow cytometry and haematology machines.

Protecting Pumps in Hazardous Areas Easily and Reliably Against Dry Running
A new type of detection technology from Siemens pr...A new type of detection technology from Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. For this purpose, the corporation has developed special current/voltage detection modules for its Simocode pro motor management system.

Portable Pressure Calibrator with Electric Pressure Pump
WIKA has expanded its range of portable calibrator...WIKA has expanded its range of portable calibrators to include an instrument with integrated electric pressure pump. Besides, the new model CPH7650 pressure calibrator - designed within a robust case - is multi-functional: It also fulfils test tasks for the measurement parameters of voltage and current.

New Updated Filter Range from Tapflo
Encouraged by the experience and positive customer...Encouraged by the experience and positive customer feedback after the introduction of the initial FTA series, Tapflo has decided to upgrade and expand its filters range. The project on improving the FTA series dates back to 2015, when first filters entered the market under the Tapflo brand name.

Improve Mean Time to Repair with Maintenance-in-Place-Solution from Allweiler
OEMs and specifiers of industrial wastewater treat...OEMs and specifiers of industrial wastewater treatment applications have a new choice of progressing cavity pumps with Allweiler’s OptiFix. The pump can be disassembled in five steps, and eliminates the need to dismantle it from piping to change the rotor, stator, joints or shaft seal.

Simotics HV C Air-cooled: Innovative Cooling Concept for Greater Power Density
The Simotics HV C air-cooled range from Siemens co...The Simotics HV C air-cooled range from Siemens completes the Simotics HV C platform for compact high-voltage motors up to 3.2 megawatts (MW). The innovative cooling concept, involving a clever combination of fin and tube cooling, delivers improved temperature distribution in the motor, thus increasing the power density significantly.

New 1500 Bar High-Pressure Hand Pump from SPX Flow
Through its Power Team brand, SPX Flow ffers a com...Through its Power Team brand, SPX Flow ffers a comprehensive, leading portfolio of high force tools and equipment. The latest addition to this range is a new High-Pressure Manual Hand Pump, which is designed for controlled and reliable operation in the most demanding applications in the oil & gas, petrochemical and the power generation industries.

Exhibitions + Conferences

BPMA Offers New E-Learning Courses
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has been running dedicated pump training courses since the mid 1990’s and has helped equip hundreds of individuals with the knowledge and skills required to understand the design, installation and operation of this essential piece of equipment.


FSA Appoints Robert S. Coffee as President of the Association
The Fluid Sealing Association is pleased to announ...The Fluid Sealing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Rob) S. Coffee as President of the Association. He is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Proco Products, Inc., in Stockton, California.

New Executive Director for the Poul Due Jensen Foundation
Kim Nøhr Skibsted is appointed new Executive Director of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, the major owner and shareholder of the Grundfos Group.


Financial News

HVACR Manufacturers Report Sales Growth
HVACR manufacturers reported positive 2018 sales growth according to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey. Last year’s confidence in the industry’s economic outlook is forecasted to carry into 2019, with 87% of respondents anticipating positive business prospects heading into the new fiscal year.

Xylem Reports Strong Quarter
Xylem Inc. reported third quarter 2018 net income of $130 million, or $0.72 per share. Excluding the impact of restructuring, realignment and other special items, the Company delivered adjusted net income of $139 million or $0.77 per share in the quarter, an 18-percent increase over the prior year period.

Franklin Electric Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Sales and Earnings
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. reported third quarter 2018 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, versus a GAAP fully diluted EPS in the third quarter 2017 of $0.52.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Sulzer to Expand Electromechanical Services Offering to Southern California
Sulzer has acquired Brithinee Electric of Colton, California. Through this acquisition, Sulzer expands its electromechanical services business into Southern California and gains access to the Californian wind, cement and water markets with established offerings and customers.

Metso Closes Acquisition of India Based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Metso has successfully completed its acquisition of the valve automation division of India based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Private Limited (RMEPL), by acquiring all of the shares in RMEBS Controls Private Limited (RMEBS).

Wärtsilä Divests its Pumps Business
The technology group Wärtsilä has divested its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Wärtsilä Pumps has belonged to the Wärtsilä Marine Solutions organisation and became part of the company along with the acquisition of Hamworthy in 2012. The Wärtsilä Pumps business recorded sales of approximately 50 MEUR in 2017.


Verder Named No. 1 in the top-100 Dutch Manufacturing Industry
Verder has been elected by Management Team as the number 1 in the Dutch top-100 manufacturing industry. The first edition of the top-100 was published in 2013. At that time Verder ranked at number 3. In the years that followed, Verder was always in the top 4.


Optimization of Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants by Using Patented Technology Made in Germany
The overload of biological water and wastewater tr...The overload of biological water and wastewater treatment plants and/or stricter discharge requirements (nitrification and denitrification, as the circumstances may require) issue new challenges to plant operators.

Almatec Announces Headquarters Relocation to Accommodate Company Growth
Almatec announced that it has moved into new corpo...Almatec announced that it has moved into new corporate headquarters located at Hochstraße 150-152 in Duisburg, Germany. The new headquarters will accommodate the growing business by providing roughly 70% more space, including a much larger manufacturing facility and a state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 cleanroom

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Facility in Nashua, NH
Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading provid...Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, NH, on October 25. This modern two-story construction will be the home of the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care.