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Technical News

Atlas Copco Launches a Clean, Clever and Compact Dry Screw Vacuum Pump
Atlas Copco’s Industrial Vacuum division have laun...Atlas Copco’s Industrial Vacuum division have launched the DHS 065-200 VSD+ dry screw vacuum pump offering lower lifecycle costs, higher productivity, less energy consumption and easy maintenance.

New Diaphragm Valve for Drinking Water
The Luxembourg-based KSB subsidiary SISTO Armature...The Luxembourg-based KSB subsidiary SISTO Armaturen is extending its current range by launching its proven SISTO-16TWA valve type series for drinking water applications with new materials for wetted components.

Xylem Launches Enhanced Flygt 4460 Submersible Biogas Mixer
Xylem has unveiled its newly enhanced Flygt 4460 m...Xylem has unveiled its newly enhanced Flygt 4460 mid-sized biogas mixer. Designed in response to specific customer needs, the new submersible mixer delivers greater reliability and mixing efficiency, and has been expertly designed for easy installation in biogas digester tanks, supporting the process of turning wastes into renewable energy resources.

GEMÜ: More Flexibility, Precision and Ease of Maintenance for Filling Processes
The ever-increasing variety of beverages, liquid f...The ever-increasing variety of beverages, liquid foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals presents major challenges for plant operators and plant designers. Manufacturers are placing more and more emphasis on customized solutions when it comes to container shapes, in order to stand out from the competition. This also applies to plant design. Maximum flexibility is often incompatible with low conversion and maintenance costs.

Atlas Copco Completes Its Portfolio of Weda Submersible Dewatering Pumps
Atlas Copco Power and Flow has completed its portf...Atlas Copco Power and Flow has completed its portfolio of WEDA electric submersible dewatering pumps. They have achieved this comprehensive coverage by completing the ranges for drainage and sludge applications and adding a completely new range for slurry applications.

Vacuum Measurement Technology – Reconsidered
The exact observance of pressures or pressure curv...The exact observance of pressures or pressure curves in vacuum-assisted processes in process engineering is an important parameter for ensuring optimum efficiency and the best product quality. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems has now launched the new series of VacTest vacuum measurement equipment.

Exhibitions + Conferences

1st Egyptian-German Water Partnership Day in Cairo
H.E. Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt ...H.E. Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt and Eng. Mamdouh Raslan, Chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Water and Wastewater welcomed over 160 participants to the 1st Egyptian-German Water Partnership Day in Cairo on the 5th of February 2019.

Chem Show Presents Business Outlook Survey
The recent Chem Show Business Outlook Survey distributed to professionals across the Chemical Process Industry (CPI), including chemical and processing manufacturers, equipment suppliers, engineers and plant managers, indicates growth in business prospects and sales throughout 2019.

International Rotating Equipment Conference 2019: Registration Possible
Registration for the International Rotating Equipment Conference 2019 from 24 to 25 September 2019 has begun.



Marcus A. Ketter Appointed New Chief Financial Officer of GEA
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group has appointed M...The Supervisory Board of GEA Group has appointed Marcus A. Ketter (50) to the company’s Executive Board with effect from May 20, 2019. He is set to succeed the long-standing Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Helmut Schmale (62), who will leave the company as of May 17, 2019.

OPW Engineered Systems Appoints Mohammad Noful To Product Manager Role
OPW Engineered Systems is pleased to announce the ...OPW Engineered Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohammad “Mo” Noful to the position of Product Manager.

Parker Announces Operating Group Leadership Changes
Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that Jennifer A. Parmentier, currently Vice President and President - Engineered Materials Group, has been appointed Vice President and President - Motion Systems Group.

Financial News

Sulzer: Strong Operational Performance and Significant Growth in 2018
In 2018, Sulzer achieved significant growth in orders, sales and profitability. Orders were up by 8.4% organically and by 12.5% including acquisitions. Sales showed an organic increase of 7.8% and of 11.9% including acquisitions.

Gorman-Rupp Reports Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Record Full-Year 2018 Earnings
The Gorman-Rupp Company reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

Parker Reports Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results
Parker Hannifin Corporation reported results for the fiscal 2019 second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Fiscal 2019 second quarter sales increased 3% to $3.47 billion compared with $3.37 billion in the prior year quarter.

Xylem Reports Strong Revenue, Orders and Earnings Growth in Fourth Quarter 2018
Xylem Inc. reported fourth quarter 2018 net income of $225 million, or $1.24 per share. Excluding the impact of restructuring, realignment and special charges, the Company delivered adjusted net income of $159 million or $0.88 per share in the quarter, a 16-percent increase over the prior year period.

Pentair Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results
Pentair plc announced fourth quarter 2018 sales of$741 million. Sales were up 3 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding currency translation, acquisitions and divestitures, core sales grew 6 percent in the fourth quarter.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Ebara Delivers Drainage Pump Trucks to the Philippines
Recently, in Southeast Asia, the demand for flood ...Recently, in Southeast Asia, the demand for flood control has increased and early recovery from flood damage has become a major issue. Drainage pump trucks equipped with Ebara pumps have also been delivered to Laos and Vietnam in Southeast Asia.

Contracts + Case Stories

Voith Wins Modernization Order for Togolese Hydropower Plant Nangbeto
Voith is the general contractor for the modernizat...Voith is the general contractor for the modernization of the West African hydropower plant Nangbeto. The technology group has received an order from the Communtauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), a Beninese-Togolese joint venture, to carry out extensive rehabilitation and modernization measures at the plant, which has been in operation for 35 years on the border between the two countries.

Diaphragm Valves for Large Swiss Biopharmaceutical Plant
In October 2018, the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S...In October 2018, the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S.A. in Luxembourg started manufacturing several thousand diaphragm valves for a new production facility in Switzerland.

Combination of Macerator and Rotary Lobe Pump from Netzsch Enables Efficient Collagen Production
Fish is not just one of the staple foods in all th...Fish is not just one of the staple foods in all the world s coastal regions, its high-quality constituents – from omega 3 fatty acids to iodine – mean it is also becoming a significant component of a healthy diet worldwide. On the other hand, most of the residues are disposed of or processed into cheap animal feed, although the skins do for instance contain valuable proteins.


Franklin Electric Celebrates 75 Years of Moving Forward
Franklin Electric is proud to announce 2019 as the...Franklin Electric is proud to announce 2019 as the company’s 75-year anniversary. A lot has changed at Franklin Electric since E.J. (Ed) Schaefer and T.W. (Wayne) Kehoe founded the company in 1944 in Bluffton, Indiana (USA).

Metso Moves its Pumps Business Area Under the Minerals Segment
Metso is moving its Pumps business area under the Minerals segment. The change is designed to better support the common customer interface and the growth plans of the Pumps business area.

BPMA and Lancaster University Sign Mutual Co-operation Agreement
In keeping with its ongoing commitment to serve th...In keeping with its ongoing commitment to serve the interests of its members and the wider pump using industry, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has recently signed a Mutual Co-operation Agreement with Lancaster University.

Grundfos Honoured As Top Best Supplier by Taiwan’s M-Team for Third Consecutive Year
Grundfos Taiwan has been named by the Taiwan Machi...Grundfos Taiwan has been named by the Taiwan Machine Tool Manufacturers Alliance, or M-Team, as ‘Top Best Supplier’ for the third year running, the highest accolade recognising exceptional performance and industrial excellence amongst its members from the machine tools industry.