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The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2017 wi...The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2017 will take place from 12- 14 September 2017 at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore.


Technical News

Blackmer Releases GNX & GNXH Series Pumps
Blackmer, part of PSG, is pleased to announce the ...Blackmer, part of PSG, is pleased to announce the availability of its new GNX and GNXH Series Sliding Vane Pumps. The market’s only alignment free reduced speed positive displacement pumps, Blackmer GNX and GNXH Series pumps are designed to handle a wide range of non-corrosive, non-abrasive industrial liquids and petroleum products.

Next Generation Lowara Smart Pump Range by Xylem Features IE5 Permanent Magnet Motors
Xylem is launching a new Smart Pump range equipped with built-in ultra-premium efficiency IE5 motors to achieve optimal performance in water supply and HVAC applications for commercial buildings. The IE5 motor delivers the highest level of performance, exceeding current IE3 legislative requirements.

Vogelsang Introduces New Pump System
For the first time, Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau Gm...For the first time, Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau GmbH presents the newly developed RoadPump Plus.

Inpro/Seal Introduces the New Inpro/Seal VB45-S Bearing Isolator
Introducing the new Inpro/Seal VB45-S Bearing Isol...Introducing the new Inpro/Seal VB45-S Bearing Isolator. The VB45-S continues in the line of Inpro/Seal’s industry leading VB series of bearing isolator designs that increase equipment reliability through permanent bearing protection.

Armstrong Announces the Next Evolution in Building Performance Management
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the next ...Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the next level of innovation in pumping solutions for enhanced lifetime building performance across its entire Design Envelope pump range from 1hp to 1250hp.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Wasser Berlin International Features New Symposiums on Ozone and Membrane Technology
From 28 to 31 March Berlin Wasser Berlin International 2017 will be the gathering place of the international water industry in Berlin. Exhibitors and trade visitors value the trade fair and accompanying congress as a venue for showcasing new products, a communication platform and a forum for exchanging information.

Books + Papers

The Fluid Sealing Association Releases Updated Expansion Joints - Piping Technical Handbook
The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has just relea...The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has just released a complete update of their Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook. Edition 8.0 is based on the latest experience in research, design, and application of piping expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint - Piping Division member companies in the FSA.


Wilo USA Employee Paulina Tompea is Recognized as November 2016 Face of Manufacturing in Georgia
Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, is proud to announce that employee Paulina Tompea has been recognized as the November 2016 “Faces of Manufacturing” by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech.

Jet Edge Promotes Michael Wheeler to Engineering Manager
Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has ...Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has promoted Michael Wheeler to Engineering Manager.


Financial News

Sulzer with Solid Financial Performance Despite Continuing Market Headwinds
In 2016, currency-adjusted order intake and sales decreased by 2%. Orders in all markets other than oil and gas — power, water, general industry — increased. Order intake gross margin remained broadly stable. Operational profitability declined but remained well within Sulzer’s guidance.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Reports on Successful Financial Year 2016 and Expects Strong First Half 2017
Pfeiffer Vacuum announced preliminary figures for FY 2016. According to unaudited figures, sales amounted to € 474.2 million, an increase of 5.0 percent over the previous year (€ 451.5 million) and surpassing its sales guidance of € 470 million, concluding one of most successful years in the company’s history.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Wilo USA Acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump, and Karak Machine Corp.
Wilo USA is pleased to announce it has under the terms of an asset deal, acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc., and Scot Pump Company, as well as the component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation.

Parker Hannifin Corporation Completed its Acquisition of Clarcor Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation completed its acquisition of Clarcor Inc., a manufacturer of filtration products, for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt.

Contracts + Case Stories

Dynapumps Supplied and Manufactured Dewatering Pump Packages for the Edna May Project
Dynapumps recently supplied and locally manufactur...Dynapumps recently supplied and locally manufactured Dewatering Pump packages for the Evolution Mining - Edna May Gold Mine, 312km east of Perth. Edna May Gold Mine is estimated to produce between 80,000oz and 85,000oz by late September 2017.

Amarinth Enables East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to Make Cost Saving
Amarinth has enabled East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to make significant savings refurbishing its condensate recovery units by providing plug-and-play replacements for the existing Girdlestone pumps.

OEM Pumpheads from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Help Cool Covert Drilling System
With security threats worldwide driving innovation...With security threats worldwide driving innovation in the surveillance industry, Gloucester-based RVA Synergies Ltd has incorporated Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group’s (WMFTG) 102R series peristaltic OEM pumpheads into low-noise drilling system.

Atlas Copco Acquires Turkish Compressor Distributor
Atlas Copco has acquired Orcan Basincli Hava Makin...Atlas Copco has acquired Orcan Basincli Hava Makinalari San. ve Tic. Ltd., a Turkish distributor and service provider of Atlas Copco industrial air compressors and related products.


Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New GF Innovation and Production Center in Biel
On 8 March 2017 the groundbreaking ceremony of the new innovation and production center of GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, took place in Bözingenfeld in Biel (Switzerland). The modern facility will be completed by the end of 2018.

VSX Again Provides Financial Support for Humanitarian Projects
Never before have the challenges, that humanitaria...Never before have the challenges, that humanitarian workers face, been greater than they are at this moment. The United Nations estimate that 93 million people worldwide need humanitarian aid. This is also a challenging situation for the aid organization "arche noVa – Initiative für Menschen in Not e.V." and "Reginold Brooks - International Nature and Climate Protection". VSX - Vogel Software supports the associations based in Dresden and Weimar with frequent donations, this enables the helpers to carry on with their work in conflict areas.