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Technical News

KNF Neuberger Launches New NPK 012 Swing-Piston Pump
When coming into close contact with medical device...When coming into close contact with medical devices, patients primarily expect these devices to be quiet and produce minimal vibration. For the manufacturers, size, weight and reliability also count — a lot of requirements for the integrated pumps. KNF addresses these demands with the newly developed NPK 012 swing-piston pump, offering an economical and high-performance solution.

Versatile and Agile Pump Package Further Expands Robust Product Offering
Franklin Electric offers the new Pioneer Pump GL1 ...Franklin Electric offers the new Pioneer Pump GL1 Pump Package as an ideal solution to move water in nearly any compact, yet rugged industrial, municipal, agricultural, mining, dewatering, or rental application. This robust, diesel-driven pump package features the PP43O75 solids-handling pump which passes up to 1-5/8-inch solids and reaches a maximum flow of 540 gpm and a max head of 130 feet.

Bürkert: Smart Cubes for Smarter Water Networks
Maintaining clean water quality is extremely impor...Maintaining clean water quality is extremely important for both consumers collecting it from the tap and for manufacturers that rely on it as a key constituent part of a process. Efficient measuring and monitoring of parameters such as pH, iron content and turbidity, is a constant challenge for many water utilities and food & beverage producers. Now there is a flexible, modular system that uses smart cube technology to save space, time and money.

GEA’s New Aseptic Double-Seat Valve Increases Shelf Life of Beverages and Dairy Products
GEA has launched its new D-tec D/DV double-chamber...GEA has launched its new D-tec D/DV double-chamber valve. This special double-seat valve is designed with a sterile leakage chamber which is hermetically sealed from the atmosphere by two side valves.

Rheinhütte Pumpen Presents New Standardised Chemical Pump
Rheinhütte Pumpen launches a modern series with an...Rheinhütte Pumpen launches a modern series with an added value for customers. Proven designs of the current product portfolio were critically reviewed and the latest technical possibilities explored to implement all the knowledge into the new plastic RCNKu+ pump with a strong technical know-how.

Flender Increases Torque of N-Arpex All-Steel Disc Coupling
Flender is rounding off its range of N-Arpex coupl...Flender is rounding off its range of N-Arpex couplings, first introduced in 2017, with two new designs featuring eight and ten bolting points. N-Arpex now covers a diameter up to 988 mm and a torque up to 2,000,000 Nm. The compact design and enhanced bore capacities also enable a leap in size.

GEA Doubles the Drive Power of Hygienic Pump
GEA supplements its GEA Hilge Hygia range with a 4...GEA supplements its GEA Hilge Hygia range with a 45 kilowatt motor, thereby expanding the hygienic pump’s performance spectrum to a flow rate of 180 cubic meters per hour. The new version is also suitable for demanding pharmaceutical applications, particularly because the use of high-quality, no-cast materials in CIP- and SIP-capable special pumps is a critical factor in the production of life science products.

Atlas Copco Introduces Latest Range of Cost-Effective Low-Pressure Lobe Blowers
Atlas Copco has extended its low-pressure blower o...Atlas Copco has extended its low-pressure blower offering with the introduction of the ZL2 lobe blower 11 to 45 kW range. Available in a variety of standard or custom configurable models, and with the choice of fixed-speed or VSD power versions, the ZL2 blowers now provide the option of pure mechanical basic units employing dial gauges for pressure reading, or high-end solutions with integrated VSD inverter and intelligent Elektronikon control.

Exhibitions + Conferences

SPX Flow Held Channel Partner Training Event in the Middle East
As part of a continuing programme of partnership a...As part of a continuing programme of partnership and enablement, SPX Flow has held another highly successful Channel Partner training event, this time in the Middle East. Channel Partners are an imperative part of the company s growth strategy and, throughout the Middle East, its wide network offers essential, efficient support to local customers. The training event, held in Dubai, was a valuable opportunity for partners to gain valuable technical and application knowledge from SPX Flow specialists.

Yokogawa Announces Dates for North America Users Conference and Exhibition 2020
The 2020 Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition has been scheduled for August 31 - September 3, 2020 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in the Woodlands, Texas, USA.



Marcus A. Ketter Became New Chief Financial Officer of GEA
Marcus A. Ketter (51) became Chief Financial Offic...Marcus A. Ketter (51) became Chief Financial Officer of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft. His predecessor Dr. Helmut Schmale (62) left the company on May 17, 2019, after more than 10 years in this position.

Internet + Software

Masterflex Peristaltic Pumps with MasterflexLive Now 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 Compliant
The industry technology, MasterflexLive Cloud-enab...The industry technology, MasterflexLive Cloud-enabled pumps, brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to pump applications, providing pump operators with the ability to remotely control and monitor pumps via the Internet — without the need to be onsite. This feature has now been enhanced with 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 compliance, so that robust security, data control, and electronic records is possible with a low-cost subscription.

Financial News

Flowserve Corporation Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Flowserve Corporation a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

McIlvaine: Power Industry will Spend $ 3.2 billion for Pumps Next Year
Power plant purchasers will spend $3.2 billion for pumps next year. Sixty-seven percent of the purchases will be for Asian power plants. Decades ago many pump decisions for Asian power plants were made in other regions by international power plant developers. Today many Chinese power plant developers are making pump decisions for Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

Xylem Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Xylem reported first quarter 2019 net income of $79 million, or $0.43 per share. Excluding the impact of restructuring, realignment and special charges, the Company delivered adjusted net income of $94 million or $0.52 per share in the quarter.

Acquisitions + Mergers

AxFlow Expands Business in the Balkan Region By Acquisition of VIP Tehnika
AxFlow Austria, part of the AxFlow Group, has announced its acquisition of VIP Tehnika, experts in sales and service of pumps for water and wastewater applications, based in Slovenia.

Dover Announces Acquisition of All-Flo and Enhances its Presence in a Growing Specialty Pump Market
Dover completed the acquisition of the All-Flo Pump Company, Limited business (“All-Flo”), which is now part of the Pump Solutions Group (“PSG”) unit within Dover’s Fluids segment.

Contracts + Case Stories

Pleuger Industries Supplies Process Water Pumps to Chile’s Leading Copper Mine
The Chilean Collahuasi Mine in the Pica district o...The Chilean Collahuasi Mine in the Pica district of the Tarapacá region produces more than 5,000 tons of fine copper per year, making it one of the largest copper mines in the world. Two opencast mines, Rosario and Ujina, provide the necessary copper ores, which are smelted on site into copper concentrate and cathodes. Destination: Far East and the Chilean copper industry. For enrichment, the mine relies on the "flotation" process, for which the German motor pump manufacturer Pleuger Industries now supplies six robust high-performance pumps.

Andritz’s Energy-Efficient Pumps Secure Water Supply in Amman, Jordan
International technology Group Andritz supplied 12...International technology Group Andritz supplied 12 multi-stage axial split case and high-pressure ring section pumps to the Water Authority of Jordan last year. These energy-efficient pumps secure the water supply of the capital city Amman.

Tripling Service Life in a Wastewater Treatment Plant: FSIP Pump Design Permits Situation-Specific Adaptation
An existing pump, which conveyed thick sludge to a...An existing pump, which conveyed thick sludge to an intermediate tank, showed a high level of wear due to the abrasive medium. The wastewater treatment plant therefore decided to replace it with a unit that is more robust and easier to maintain. A Nemo progressing cavity pump with a special “Full Service in Place” (FSIP) concept from German-based company Netzsch Pumpen & Systeme has therefore been used since 2016.

Amarinth Secures Order for API 610 Pumps for Kerteh Refinery, Malaysia
Amarinth has secured its first order of API 610 pu...Amarinth has secured its first order of API 610 pumps through its new Malaysian agent, Terra Energy Sdn.Bhd, for Petronas Penapisan. The order, for API 610 11th edition OH2 pumps, is to replace existing API 610 8th edition, Japanese manufactured, Shin Nippon pumps at the Petronas Penapisan operated Kerteh Refinery.


Excellence Rewarded at Pump Industry Awards
The Pump Industry Awards is now recognised as one ...The Pump Industry Awards is now recognised as one of the leading award ceremonies within the industrial arena. Founded by the British Pump Manufacturers Association in 2000, the awards celebrate the achievements of pump companies and individuals who strive to go the extra mile.


Pumpenfabrik Wangen Celebrates 50th Company Anniversary
Founded in September 1969 as a small trade operati...Founded in September 1969 as a small trade operation, in 2019 Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH is now a globally operating company with its headquarters, development and production site in Wangen in the Allgäu region of Germany. Wangen pumps and pump components enjoy regional, national and international repute and are used on every continent across the globe.

PSG Approved through Hydraulic Institute’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program
The Hydraulic Institute introduces member company, PSG a Dover Company, as the latest company to have their pump test laboratory approved through the HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program. The approved pump test lab is located at 22069 Van Buren Street, Grand Terrace, CA.

Elliott Opened New Factory in Bengaluru, India
In February 2019, Elliott Group (“Elliott”), a who...In February 2019, Elliott Group (“Elliott”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebara Corporation, opened a new manufacturing facility and started the operation in Bengaluru, India.