Arbo Pumps Celebrates 60 Years in Business


Arbo pumps and filters was founded 60 years ago in Amsterdam by Arnold van den Born (explains the company name Arbo) and is since the last 50 years located in Smilde.

Arbo Pumps Celebrates 60 Years in Business

ARBO pumps and filters

In the area Mid-Drenthe in the Netherlands, which is known as the “ Drentse Hooglanden” with it’s wonderful mixt nature, the high quality green Arbo pumps, filters and oil-skimmers are manufactured and world wide distributed via specialized local pump engineering and sales companies.

Arbo had, right from the start, focus on the development and production of products in plastic materials for corrosive media. This in a time where these materials were not common available or even known like today. The first pumps were produced from Plexiglas and hart rubber and for the same philosophy of chemical resistance, also suitable mechanical seals were developed and produced. Today thermoplastics are available in a wide variety and suitable as pump material for the different parts.

Remarcable for the Arbo products is the lack of welds in the construction of wetted parts to eliminate the increased danger on tension cracks and weak spots.

In 1994 Martijn van den Born took over the company from his father and is since that day a passionate owner and CEO, leading the technological aspects within product development. Arbo has it’s own research and development department and uses CFD as a tool in optimizing both pumps and filter systems.

The last development is the KR 125-250 pump within the chemical standard DIN-EN22585 – ISO 2858 series. The available materials are PPH(standard), HMPE, PVDF, PTFE and conductive thermoplastics for ATEX –explosion proof applications.

The close coupled design is suitable up to 55 KW motor power and is also available are long coupled execution on a chemical resistant baseplate.

Key figures of the KR series are:

Max 90 mwc

Max 600 m3/hr

Max 500 mPas viscosity

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