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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.

Technical News

Wilden P420/430 and P820/830 FIT Metal Pumps Now Available
Wilden, part of PSG, is pleased to announce the av...Wilden, part of PSG, is pleased to announce the availability of its P420/430 FIT 38 mm (1-1/2”) and P820/830 FIT 51 mm (2”) AODD pumps equipped with the Pro-Flo Air Distribution System (ADS). Available in three wetted-path materials of construction – aluminum, stainless steel and ductile iron – the new P420/430 and P820/830 FIT pumps feature bolted product containment, easier maintenance and efficient operations.

Xylem Announces a Full Commitment to Final Tier 4 (FT4) Beginning with the Godwin S Series
First in series, Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump offers new levels of control, efficiency and environmental protection for the toughest dewatering jobs.

A Retrofit Solution for Holistic System Life-Cycle Management by Gemü
Valve specialist Gemü is expanding its Conexo rang...Valve specialist Gemü is expanding its Conexo range to include a retrofit solution for existing systems, as well as a cloud connection.

Vogelsang Presents Solution for Wet Wipes Problem
“In sewer systems and sewage treatment plants, dis...“In sewer systems and sewage treatment plants, disruptive matter like wet wipes or entangled material is often to be expected. These clog up pumps, lines and valves, thus impairing operation. The new generation of our waste water grinder XRipper reliably reduces this matter to an unproblematic size, ensuring trouble-free operation and helping prevent costly interruptions in the long term,” says Harald Vogelsang, managing director of Vogelsang.

New Fuel Vapor Pump by Pierburg
Today’ strict emission standards govern not only c...Today’ strict emission standards govern not only car emissions, they apply to fuel vapors, too. In most cases, these vapors are trapped in an activated carbon canister mounted close to the fuel tank. This canister needs to be regularly purged. For this purpose, Pierburg GmbH has now developed a compact innovative pump that works even without the intake pipe vacuum necessary until now. The electric pump is the first of its kind and will go into a customer’s series production in 2018.

Blackmer Introduces SX1B-DEF Series Sliding Vane Pump For Use in DEF Fleet-Refueling and Tote Applications
Blackmer is pleased to announce the introduction a...Blackmer is pleased to announce the introduction and availability of its SX1B-DEF Series Sliding Vane Pump. The SX1B-DEF pumps have been designed to met the strict handling requirements of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). All of the pump’s materials are either DEF-approved or have been tested to ensure there is no fluid contamination or leeching into the DEF fluid.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT India 2017: Top Marks on its Fifth Anniversary
2017 was the fifth anniversary of IFAT India, and ...2017 was the fifth anniversary of IFAT India, and this year the show was more successful than ever before: 6,765 visitors took part in India´s leading trade fair for environmental technology between September 26 and 28. The core issue at the three-day fair was how technology can help master the high volumes of waste and the impact of extreme weather on the subcontinent. On show in Mumbai were tailored solutions for the Indian market.

BPMA E-Learning Courses Receive CPD Accreditation
Following on from the recent announcement that the BPMA’s ‘Lecture to Student’ training courses are now CPD accredited, the organisation is delighted to announce that both of its E-Learning courses have also achieved CPD status.


Matthew Latino Appointed Director, Investor Relations for Xylem
Xylem announced that Matthew Latino has been named Director, Investor Relations, effective immediately.

César Montenegro to Retire – Michael Streicher to Take Over as Division President Pumps Equipment
After 40 successful years with Sulzer, César Montenegro, Division President of Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division, has chosen to formally retire and will step down from the Executive Committee as of December 31, 2017.


Acquisitions + Mergers

GF to Acquire Leading Software Specialist to Accelerate Digital Transformation
In line with its strategy to digitalize its offering, GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Symmedia GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany). The privately owned company has been specializing in software for machine connectivity solutions for the past 20 years.

Vogelsang Takes Over Beba Mischtechnik
Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG, specialist for individual...Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG, specialist for individually configurable machines, has taken over beba Mischtechnik GmbH effective September 1, 2017. For over 50 years, beba Mischtechnik, which is also based in Essen (Oldenburg), has been developing and manufacturing forced-action mixers as well as foam mixers, from bore machine attachments to large processing plants.

ABB to Acquire GE Industrial Solutions
ABB announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business.

Contracts + Case Stories

Atlas Copco Collaborates with Saab and Combitech to Develop Safe Mining Digitalization Solutions
Atlas Copco will collaborate with defense and secu...Atlas Copco will collaborate with defense and security company Saab AB and its subsidiary Combitech AB to provide mining customers with solutions for advanced and secure digitalized operations.


Gea Sells its Ice Machine Activities in France
The Gea Group Aktiengesellschaft is selling its ice machine production in the French town of Les Sorinières, near Nantes, following a management buyout.

Sensonics Expands its Operation in India
Condition monitoring specialist Sensonics is delighted to announce the opening of a new facility in New Delhi, India as part of its ongoing expansion in this very important market for their innovative monitoring products.

Pentair Pool Owners Surpass 12 Billion Kilowatt Hours Saved with Energy Efficient Pool Pumps
With the close of the summer pool season, global water company Pentair has surpassed energy savings of 12.7 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) since 2005 with its energy efficient pool pumps-helping pool owners save $1.4 billion in energy costs and conserve enough energy to power 1.3 million U.S. homes for one year.

BPMA Membership Continues to Grow With Two New Member Sign-Ups
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has signed up two new members recently, which it attributes to nothing more that its consistent and ongoing commitment to fully represent the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment on both the domestic and international stage.

Xylem and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Extend Successful Research Partnership
Xylem has announced its commitment to a renewed research partnership with the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF).