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Leybold Presents a New Oil-Free Screw Type Vacuum Pump for Food Processing and Packaging
The completely newly developed, 100 percent oil-fr...The completely newly developed, 100 percent oil-free screw vacuum pump Novadry ensures significantly greater safety and efficiency in food and packaging processes.

Quick Product Changeover Despite Different Viscosity
ViscoTec now supplies its VHD Hygienic Dispenser w...ViscoTec now supplies its VHD Hygienic Dispenser with a hard chrome rotor. This combination of optimized material and well-established technology will open up an even wider range of applications for customers in the future. By doing so, ViscoTec is responding to the developments in the cosmetics industry, which demand even more flexibility and less wear within the filling process.

Flowmeter for the Precise Detection of Media Changeover
Strict quality and hygiene regulations must be adh...Strict quality and hygiene regulations must be adhered to in food and beverage production. Therefore, production plants need to be cleaned regularly when changing over batches or products. At the same time, the production process should, however, be carried out as efficiently as possible. The FLOWave flowmeter from Bürkert Fluid Control Systems now offers extended functions, including the extremely fast and precise detection of media changeovers.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces New High-Performance Vacuum Pumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum presents the new Roots pumps of th...Pfeiffer Vacuum presents the new Roots pumps of the HiLobe series which can be used for numerous industrial vacuum applications such as electron beam welding, vacuum furnaces or freeze drying. The pumps of the HiLobe series are of particular interest for fast evacuations (load-lock chambers or leak detection systems). Furthermore, they are suitable for use in coating applications.

ProMinent: New Metering Pumps for Digital Fluid Management
The new Sigma X combines its durability and proces...The new Sigma X combines its durability and process reliability with an innovative and uniform operating concept coupled with comprehensive connectivity.

ProMinent Presents Solenoid Diaphragm Metering Pump Gamma/ XL
If dosing capacities of 45 l/h and more are requir...If dosing capacities of 45 l/h and more are required, the new Gamma/ XL with its performance range of 8 to 80 l/h at 25 to 2 bar will be the right choice. Additional applications are possible with a newly developed suction lance. Perfectly matched to the control circuit of the pump, the level can be monitored very accurately and continuously.

Pumping Hazardous Media at Higher Flow Rates
The Swiss pump manufacturer CP Pumpen has launched...The Swiss pump manufacturer CP Pumpen has launched a new pump size in its established MKP product range of sealless magnetic drive pumps. With this new pump size, it is now possible to transfer hazardous media at flow rates up to 1200 m³/h.

Putzmeister Is Setting New Standards for Truck-Mounted Concrete Pumps
All new machines come with a range of features, in...All new machines come with a range of features, including the efficient Ergonic 2.0 control system and a new hydraulic system. With the new iLS pump generation, Putzmeister presents worldwide novelty. The new models can be identified thanks to their striking design with the new Putzmeister logo.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT Eurasia 2019 Closes with Strong International Participation
On March 30, 2019, the third edition of IFAT Euras...On March 30, 2019, the third edition of IFAT Eurasia held at the Istanbul Expo Centre (IFM) in Turkey ended. The environmental technology fair convinced with its strong internationality: the 10,467 trade visitors came from 84 countries (2017: 68 countries) to find out about trends in the water, sewage, waste and recycling sectors. Compared to the previous edition, the international participation has increased by 60 percent when compared with the last edition and reached to 16 percent in the total visitors.

Inspired by nature: Berlin Becomes Hotspot for Creative Minds on Water Management
On 9 April 2019, the international water community...On 9 April 2019, the international water community comes together at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften for the BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2019 titled Inspired by Nature: Combining Natural and Engineered Systems in Water Management. The conference is hosted in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 project AquaNES.


Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Board of Management Realigns with Retirement of COO
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies announced that Ch...Freudenberg Sealing Technologies announced that Chief Operating Officer (COO) Dieter Schäfer will retire June 30, 2019. Schäfer, who is widely praised for his contributions to Freudenberg’s intense focus on quality and digitalization, has agreed to consult with the company for an additional two years upon his retirement.


Internet + Software

Wärtsilä Launched New Customer Platform
The technology group Wärtsilä announces the launch...The technology group Wärtsilä announces the launch of Wärtsilä Online, a totally new web-based customer platform aimed at providing a state-of-the-art support service that allows customers to better manage their installed assets. The new platform replaces the company’s current customer portal, Wärtsilä Online Services, which has been supporting customer installations since 2014.

“The Future is Connected” – Connectivity as the Key to the Digital World of Pump System Solutions
Positioning itself as a solutions provider, Wilo not only offers digital products themselves, but also takes a digital approach to the choice, management, commissioning and monitoring of the pumps – as well as the associated service before, during and after installation.

Andritz Presents New Digitalization Platform and Digital Products
International technology group Andritz will be pre...International technology group Andritz will be presenting its new all-in-one, Internet-based Human-Machine Interface and its comprehensive portfolio of digital products and solutions – offered under the technology brand name Metris.

Putzmeister Offers Perspectives for a Digital Future
Putzmeister will be giving the digital future a ne...Putzmeister will be giving the digital future a new, friendly face. Transparency through networking, efficiency and safety play the key roles. Thanks to digital support, intuitive and precise operation gives users a new working experience – the motto: just work!

Financial News

Wilo: Record Revenue for the Ninth Consecutive Year
The Wilo Group has once again completed a successf...The Wilo Group has once again completed a successful financial year. The turnover for 2018 exceeded that of the previous year for the ninth time in a row, and showed a strong 6.2 percent increase to €1.46 billion after currency adjustment.

Contracts + Case Stories

preeflow Partner Scanmaster Automates Dispensing Processes
Cembrane in Lynge, Denmark, produces and exports c...Cembrane in Lynge, Denmark, produces and exports ceramic filters to more than 20 countries under the motto “Clean Water for Life”. In the production of the filter manufacturer the individual components had to be glued together by hand. This took up a lot of working time.


Ebara: Investment and Business Alliance Agreement with Ridge-i
Ebara Corporation announces that it invested 100 million yen in Ridge-i Inc. with INCJ, Ltd. (former Innovation Network Corporation of Japan) and Ricoh Company to form a basic business alliance with Ridge-i to plan, research, and develop in terms of using AI and IoT technologies.

Sulzer and Tamturbo Join Forces in High-Speed Compression
Sulzer and Tamturbo will together bring the benefi...Sulzer and Tamturbo will together bring the benefits of high-speed technology in air compression to customers that need intrinsically safe oil-free air. The target is to replace existing technologies such as oil-free screw compressors in these applications. The global agreement between the companies covers sales to all industries, focusing on Sulzer’s key industries such as pulp and paper, food, metals, mining and chemical processing.

Deep Pits Are a Challenge for Equipment: Drainage Water Under High Pressure
The deeper the pit, the more difficult the dewater...The deeper the pit, the more difficult the dewatering process: When conventional pumps reach their limits, often only a multi-level solution can help. The global race to secure scarce resources is well underway. Deposits are now being mined that could not have been reached or were not economically viable a few years ago. Also, infrastructure projects are becoming increasingly ambitious, one example being the Gotthard base tunnel. This poses great challenges with respect to the dewatering processes.