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Technical News

Motor-driven Meteing Pump Sigma X from ProMinent
Representing the systematic evolution of our Sigma...Representing the systematic evolution of our Sigma product range, the new Sigma X combines its durability and process reliability with an innovative and uniform operating concept coupled with comprehensive connectivity.

High Safety Level under Extreme Conditions: Simotics XP Chemstar
Simotics XP Chemstar is a customized solution from...Simotics XP Chemstar is a customized solution from Siemens for the chemical and petrochemical industries as well as oil and gas. The new low-voltage motors are offered with preconfigured industry-specific option packages tailored to the specific requirements of the process industry. Benefits for customers include fast, simple processes, standardized components and low lifecycle costs.

Leybold Announces Innovative Dry Vacuum Pump
Short, reliable and clean production processes are...Short, reliable and clean production processes are more important than ever for the increasingly digital and globally active value chains, in addition to high- quality results. Vacuum technology provides a significant contribution to meeting these requirements. Leybold has designed the new VARODRY vacuum pump series for efficient industrial vacuum processes.

New Robust, Hygienic Pressure Sensor by Baumer
A new hygienic pressure sensor which features a co...A new hygienic pressure sensor which features a condensate-proof silicon measuring cell within a robust IP69K rated stainless steel housing to ensure optimum operating safety in demanding hygienic applications has been introduced by sensing specialists Baumer Ltd.

Siemens Extends Performance Spectrum of Synchronous-Reluctance Drive System
Siemens is extending its portfolio of Simotics synchronous-reluctance motors to include the two new shaft heights, AH90 and AH225. With these new additions, the company is addressing calls from renowned manufacturers of pumps, fans, compressors and machine builders in general for different shaft heights.

New Filling Valve Platform with Innovative PD Design by Gemü
Valve specialist Gemü based in Ingelfingen, German...Valve specialist Gemü based in Ingelfingen, Germany is laying the cornerstone for the latest generation of filling valves with the F40 and F60 valve types.

Almatec Releases New MM Series AODD Pumps
Almatec is pleased to announce the launch of its n...Almatec is pleased to announce the launch of its new MM Series AODD pump specifically designed to meet the strict standards, regulations and operational requirements that govern the food and beverage industry.

Simotics XP Integrated Platform Concept Cuts Life Cycle Costs
With its new generation of Simotics XP motors, Sie...With its new generation of Simotics XP motors, Siemens is providing a technologically integrated platform concept encompassing all explosion-proof low-voltage motors.

New Performance Rating of 15 kW Added to Diaphragm Metering Pump Series
Versatility thanks to its modular design: Lewa´s E...Versatility thanks to its modular design: Lewa´s Ecoflow series is suited for metering a wide range of fluids - even hazardous, toxic, abrasive, viscous or critical media. Now the German pump manufacturer has added another performance rating to its proven series: The new drive unit model, LDZ, which is designed for a hydraulic output of 15 kW, is intended to close the gap between the LDG (6 kW) and the LDH (20 kW) sizes.

Armstrong Unveils New Integrated Tower Control System
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces the introduct...Armstrong Fluid Technology announces the introduction of the new ITC 9521, an Integrated Tower Control System designed to transform an HVAC installation into an intelligent system for a variety of heat rejection applications.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Successful Achema closes in Frankfurt
At the most important trade show for the process industry, more than 3,700 exhibitors from 55 countries showcased the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharma and food industry.

MCE - Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2018 Hailed as a Major Success by Visitors and Exhibitors
More than 162,000 attendees from all over the worl...More than 162,000 attendees from all over the world. Visitors from Italy were up 4 percent while overseas visitors were up 5.6 percent.

Books + Papers

China’s Sponge City Initiatives Can Achieve New Heights with an Innovative, Adaptive and Inclusive Approach, Says Industry Experts
White paper by GWI and Grundfos calls for steps including digitization to accelerate China’s sponge city progress.

Independent White Paper Concludes WMFTGs Quantum Technology ‘Successfully Addresses Many of the Current Limitations Seen in Single-Use Pumps’
Rigorous testing and data analysis from independen...Rigorous testing and data analysis from independent consultant, PDS Sandbox LLC offers conclusive proof that Watson-Marlow’s Quantum 600 peristaltic pump demonstrates an: “…excellent level of precision across a full range of pressures (up to 4 bar) with low shear that is approximately 50% lower than that of the Quattroflow QF1200SU pump from PSG Dover.”


Financial News

Pump Forecasts for Many Thousands of Customers
It is now economically beneficial to forecast pump purchases at many thousands of plants. Since the average industrial pump is replaced every 10 years and since repairs and service generate costs equal to 75 percent of the initial price over the 10 year period, the market for replacement pumps and repairs/service is seven times higher than the market for new pumps for new systems.

Top Five Semiconductor Manufacturers Purchase 40 Percent of the Combust, Flow and Treat Products
The semiconductor industry is a large and growing ...The semiconductor industry is a large and growing market for combust, flow and treat (CFT) products. In 2019 the industry will spend $15.4 billion for these products. The top five purchasers will account for 40 percent of the total.

Successful Year for Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser increased sales and profit in 2017. The Group benefited from stronger industry conditions and introduced a wide range of product innovations, including the first digital services offering. Numerous new hires, substantial investments and great strides in the area of sustainability underscore the Group’s balanced growth.

Largest Market for Liquid Measurement Instruments is at Existing Plants
The market for liquid measurement devices for new plants in industrial flow and treat applications is less than 20 percent of the total when compared to replacement, repair and instruments for upgrade projects due to expanded utilization of IIoT at existing plants.

Contracts + Case Stories

Pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Have Replaced Piston Pumps at a Water Treatment Plant in Limoges, France
Bredel APEX 20 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlo...Bredel APEX 20 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) have replaced piston pumps at a water treatment plant in Limoges, France. The move away from piston pumps – which are prone to abrasive wear and clogging - has resulted in significant process improvements. This includes reduced maintenance time, improved reliability and reduced the need to purchase supporting valves.

Special Rotary Lobe Pumps by Netzsch Meet Even the Strictest Legal Requirements
European commercial and industrial companies must ...European commercial and industrial companies must comply with strict regulations regarding manufacturing, pump systems, and more, in order to ensure the protection of users and the environment. Netzsch designs and manufactures all its systems to ensure that they meet all applicable regulations, and can meet individual requirements at client request. At the start of 2014 a major chemical producer was supplied with a T.Proc rotary lobe pump specially designed to convey corrosive fatty acid, and is both ATEX-compliant and complies with TA Luft air quality specifications.