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Advertisement: 6th English Pump Engineer Programme Starts in March 2018
The Pump Engineer course is an extra-occupational ...The Pump Engineer course is an extra-occupational distance-learning study programme providing expert knowledge on the planning, operation and maintenance of pumps and pump systems. The knowledge acquired during the 15-month study course, with only two attendance periods (two weeks each) in Austria and Germany is attested by the certificate “Pump Engineer” or “Pump Technician” awarded to graduates. The course “Certified Energy Consultant for Pumps and Pump Systems” is integrated into the programme.

Technical News

New Solution From Blackmer Solves Challenges with Shaft Misalignment in Chemical-Transfer Applications
Blackmer is pleased to announce that the design an...Blackmer is pleased to announce that the design and operation of its new GNX Series sliding vane pumps help solve many of the shaft-misalignment challenges faced by chemical manufacturers.

Netzsch Adds Sizes to Full Service-In-Place Version of Nemo Progressive Cavity Pump
Netzsch experts in solutions designed specifically...Netzsch experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, has added to its line of FSIP (full service-in-place) industry-leading Nemoprogressive cavity pumps. Ideal for wear-intensive applications, the maintenance-friendly FSIP design has been re-engineered to provide full access to all the pumps’ rotating parts.

Extensive Additions to Sinamics G120 Portfolio for Optimum Handling
Siemens is extending its portfolio of Sinamics G12...Siemens is extending its portfolio of Sinamics G120 converters to include a new frame size, the FSG with voltage ranges from 380 to 480 volts (V) and from 500 to 690 V.

Mouvex Launches New CC10-24 Vane Truck Pump
Mouvex is pleased to announce the availability of ...Mouvex is pleased to announce the availability of its new CC10-24 vane truck pump.

India’s Ekki Pumps Rolls Out All New Range of 6
Ekki has unveiled its all new range of 6Ekki has unveiled its all new range of 6" Closed Coupled Borehole Submersibles for its global markets.

Wangen X-Unit - The Modular System for Debris Removal and Cutting
The Wangen X-Unit offers a wide range of applicati...The Wangen X-Unit offers a wide range of applications for when foreign bodies and impurities in the conveyed media must be separated out and cutted. Versatile for a wide range of applications: E.g. in biogas plants, biowaste utilisation, stable application in agricultural technology, liquid manure technology vehicle construction and municipal waste water treatment plant.

Exhibitions + Conferences

New Training Course: Converting Refrigeration Systems with R404A and R507A for Use with Low-GWP Refrigerant
Bitzer has been promoting the development of compr...Bitzer has been promoting the development of compressors for refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP). The specialist in refrigeration compressors has now developed a new training concept: on 28 November, at the Rottenburg training centre, company experts explained for the first time how to convert systems for use with low-GWP refrigerants such as R448A and R449A.

What Will the Process Industry Look Like in 2025?
hat will the process industry look like in 2025? More flexible, more integrated, more biological, experts say. Three focal topics bring “Flexible Production”, “Chemical and pharma logistics” an “Biotech for Chemistry” to the forefront at Achema 2018.

Saline Water Conversion Corporation and Hydraulic Institute Partner to Bring Pump Systems Optimization Training to Saudi Arabia
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announces a strategic educational partnership with Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to help companies in the Middle East assess pumping systems and identify improvement opportunities related to both industrial and commercial pumping systems.


Pentair Names Additional Senior Leadership for nVent Electric plc Post Separation
Pentair announced that it has named Lynnette Heath as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Jon Lammers as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Ben Sommerness as Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Pentair s Electrical business, which is expected to separate from Pentair s Water business in the second quarter of 2018, forming two independent, publicly-traded companies. As previously announced, the future Electrical company will be named nVent Electric plc ("nVent").

Moritz Netzsch to become Member of the Executive Board of the Netzsch Group
Moritz Netzsch will join the Executive Board of Er...Moritz Netzsch will join the Executive Board of Erich Netzsch effective 1 January 2018. With the addition of the 33-year-old mechanical engineer, a member of the shareholder family will once again hold a leadership position within the Netzsch Group. In the future, Moritz Netzsch will manage the group of companies together with the current Executive Board Members Dietmar Bolkart and Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl.



Financial News

Andritz Group: Results for the Third Quarter of 2017
International technology Group Andritz recorded business development in line with its own expectations in the third quarter of 2017.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Atlas Copco to Acquire South African Exploration Manufacturing Business
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire the assets of Renegade Drilling Supplies Proprietary Ltd., a South African manufacturer and distributor of drilling consumables for mining exploration.

GEA Closes Acquisition of Italian Pavan Group
GEA concluded the acquisition of the Pavan Group, headquartered in Galliera Veneta near Padua, Italy, which was signed in September.

Contracts + Case Stories

Climaveneta Units for the New HVAC System of Montevergine SpA
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the HVAC system to the Casa di Cura Montevergine S.p.A. in Mercogliano, a private clinic specialized in cardiovascular diseases.

Metering Accuracy of Qdos Pumps Contributes to Product Excellence at Historic Papermill
St Cuthberts Mill, a master papermaker with a heri...St Cuthberts Mill, a master papermaker with a heritage that can be traced back to the 1700s, has switched to Qdos pump technology from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) for metering substances such as pigment and starch.


Leybold Awarded with the Milestone Award for Vacuum Technology
The use of vacuum in analytical technology and res...The use of vacuum in analytical technology and research and development is an essential factor that enables modern applications, for example in the field of measuring instruments. The selection of suitable equipment and the associated vacuum components is therefore crucial for success in laboratories. Since 1850, Leybold has been a partner of customers who have dedicated themselves to research. With innovative products such as the new EcoDry plus dry compressing vacuum pump, this company tradition is continuing into the future, and Leybold has received an award recognizing this.

Endress+Hauser Receives the Swiss Technology Award for the Promass Q Flowmeter
With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swi...With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries, was cited for its outstanding measurement accuracy, even in difficult operating conditions. The prize was awarded on Thursday during the Swiss Innovation Forum.

Boge Wins the Diamond Star for the “Best 4.0 Industrial Business Solution”
The most convincing solution in the field of “Best...The most convincing solution in the field of “Best 4.0 Industrial Business Solution” was honoured - this time it was Boge’s continuous programme.