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Technical News

Herborner Pumpentechnik Introduces New Generation of Pumps
The coated “herborner” pump series, now includes t...The coated “herborner” pump series, now includes the new herborner.max series. This series offers numerous innovations to help save energy costs and resources.


Leybold Increases the Energy Efficiency of its Diffusion Pumps
The subject of energy efficiency of vacuum solutio...The subject of energy efficiency of vacuum solutions plays an important role in all areas of application. Not least for this reason, the vacuum supplier Leybold from Cologne has continuously reduced the energy consumption of its product range in recent years.

Scrollvac Plus Vacuum Pumps from Leybold: Flexible, Robust, and Low-Maintenance
Users in research and industry increasingly rely o...Users in research and industry increasingly rely on dry and robust vacuum solutions, which will also provide flexibility of use. With the
modernized, air-cooled Scrollvac plus, Leybold offers an new uncomplicated, reliable fore vacuum pump, which exactly meets this requirement profile. Suitable for a wide application range.

Xylem Announces a Full Commitment to Final Tier 4 (FT4) Beginning with the Godwin S Series
First in series, Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump offers new levels of control, efficiency and environmental protection for the toughest dewatering jobs.

Exhibitions + Conferences

Thousands of Professionals Gather at the 2017 Chem Show to See What’s Next for Processing Technology
The biennial Chem Show was held at the Javits Center in New York City last week, and will return November 19-21, 2019.

IFAT 2018: Water Sector Follows the Digitalization Trend
The provision of affordable drinking water in top ...The provision of affordable drinking water in top quality is one of the most important tasks of the water sector. To be able to do that, the industry needs continuous innovations in order to maintain the high standards for the future.

Pumps and Solar Energy - A Feel-Good Movie, Not a Drama
Despite several setbacks, solar energy is ready for a happy end. Pumps for planned large-scale projects also have a leading role to play.

IFAT 2018: New Recycling Legislation Brings New Impetus to the Market
With the amended Commercial Waste Ordinance (Gewerbeabfallverordnung) and the law on packaging (Verpackungsgesetz), German industry is facing new challenges. Companies in the waste-disposal and recycling sector are now asking what impetus can be expected in the market and in technology as a result of this new framework.

IFAT India 2017: Top Marks on its Fifth Anniversary
2017 was the fifth anniversary of IFAT India, and ...2017 was the fifth anniversary of IFAT India, and this year the show was more successful than ever before: 6,765 visitors took part in India´s leading trade fair for environmental technology between September 26 and 28. The core issue at the three-day fair was how technology can help master the high volumes of waste and the impact of extreme weather on the subcontinent. On show in Mumbai were tailored solutions for the Indian market.

Books + Papers

Blackmer Releases New Brochure
Blackmer is pleased to announce that that it has r...Blackmer is pleased to announce that that it has released a new brochure describing how its oil-free, reciprocating compressors can cost-effectively improve vapor recovery in the global LPG and NH3 industry.


Paulo Ruiz Sternadt Named CEO for Dresser-Rand Business
Paulo Ruiz Sternadt (42) has been appointed CEO of...Paulo Ruiz Sternadt (42) has been appointed CEO of the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division. He succeeds Judith Marks (54) who will leave the company at her own request.


Financial News

National Oilwell Varco Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
National Oilwell Varco reported a third quarter 2017 net loss of $26 million, or $0.07 per share. Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were $1.84 billion, an increase of four % compared to the second quarter of 2017 and an increase of eleven % from the third quarter of 2016. Operating loss for the third quarter was $7 million, or 0.4 % of sales.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Iron Pump Expands Market Position Through Purchase of Ellehammer A/S
The two Danish pump companies will gather producti...The two Danish pump companies will gather production and sales activities from November 1, 2017.

Anderson Process Acquires American Controls, Inc.
Anderson Process, one of the Midwest’s leading suppliers of process equipment and services, has acquired American Controls, Inc., a long-standing pump distributor and service provider in the Michigan and Northern Ohio regions.

GF to Acquire Leading Software Specialist to Accelerate Digital Transformation
In line with its strategy to digitalize its offering, GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, has agreed to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Symmedia GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany). The privately owned company has been specializing in software for machine connectivity solutions for the past 20 years.

Vogelsang Takes Over Beba Mischtechnik
Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG, specialist for individual...Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG, specialist for individually configurable machines, has taken over beba Mischtechnik GmbH effective September 1, 2017. For over 50 years, beba Mischtechnik, which is also based in Essen (Oldenburg), has been developing and manufacturing forced-action mixers as well as foam mixers, from bore machine attachments to large processing plants.

Contracts + Case Stories

Qdos Pumps by WMDTG Deliver Precise Chemical Dosing at Car Wash
One of southern Germany’s leading providers of aut...One of southern Germany’s leading providers of automated car washes is relying on Qdos pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) to dose an expensive pre-cleaning chemical. Among the purchase decision factors in favour of the Qdos over diaphragm pumps were dosing accuracy, ease-of-operation and ease-of-maintenance.

Pfeiffer Vacuum developed Vacuum Solutions for European XFEL
The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European X...The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL) is a research facility of superlatives: It generates ultrashort X-ray flashes: 27,000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources. The flashes are produced in underground tunnels and will allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.


Armstrong Donates Historical Darling Pump Photos to Montreal Art Gallery
Armstrong Fluid Technology recently donated a coll...Armstrong Fluid Technology recently donated a collection of archival historical photos featuring the Darling Pump Manufacturing Facility to the Darling Foundry Art Center in Montreal, Canada.

Pentair Announces New Electrical Company nVent
Pentair unveiled the name of its future Electrical company as nVent Electric plc ("nVent") and announced additional key leadership.