Sulzer introduces an extension to the SMD axially split pump range towards lower flows and implements a higher level of standardization for cost-effective solutions and short delivery times. The SMD pump range is developed for a wide range of high-volume flow applications where raw, clean, sea, or brackish water is pumped. Such applications are water abstraction, water transport, desalination, water treatment, supply, and distribution. The pumps can also be used for firefighting, drainage, or distribution of heating and cooling media in residential and industrial systems.
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The newly developed free-flow impeller for waste water pumps will be the trade fair highlight showcased by KSB at this year’s Ifat in Munich. The F-max impeller now incorporates different distances between its blades, which are arranged in groups with two small and two large distances. Thanks to this asymmetrical blade arrangement, the F-max offers impressively wide free passages ensuring that even larger rigid solids pass easily and are reliably handled by the pump.
A further focus for KSB’s engineers when designing the blades was their ability to create a swirl in the hub area. This swirling effect shifts fibres away from the impeller hub and transports them to the outside.
Expanding its extensive range of Simotics low-voltage Nema motors, Siemens adds in-line, vertical solid shaft (VSS) motors to its portfolio – the LP100 series – in the Nema Premium efficiency class. They have been specifically designed to address hight thrust pump applications and now have an extra high thrust capability allowing them to be teamed up with many pump types. The motors comply with the new Nema Premium efficiency class, the highest efficiency class required today for Nema low-voltage induction motors in the US. A range of special options is available for the series so that these motors comply with or exceed the most stringent industrial standards and can be used to address a wide range of applications.
- USP Class VI,
- 1935/2004/EC and
- FDA CFR 21.177
requirements for use in a wide variety of hygienic applications. These metal AODD pump models utilize the energy-efficient Pro-Flo Air Distribution System (ADS).
The KSB Sonolyzer app is based on an algorithm that has been integrated in PumpMeter units for five years now, of which well over 30,000 have already been sold.
The smartphone-based application does not require knowledge of the individual characteristic curve or any additional technical data of the pump set to be measured, however, and can also be used with pumps from other manufacturers. Users can utilise the app to determine the load at which each centrifugal pump driven by a fixed-speed asynchronous motor is being operated. The following data must be entered for this purpose: the motor rating, the rated motor speed, the head and the flow rate of the pump. This information can be read from the name plate affixed to every pump.
At this year’s Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Fristam Pumpen will be presenting its newly developed FPC pump series, which is particularly suitable for transporting media with a high gas content, for handling intermittent product inflow and for CIP-return applications. The new hybrid pump scores with a high degree of efficiency, low sound emission and low energy consumption.
Allweiler pumps will meet the Ecodesign Directive ErP 2005/32/EC energy efficiency directive beginning January 1, 2015 – two years ahead of required compliance.
Mitsubishi Electric has added dust and splash-proof versions with an IP55 protection rating to its FR-A800 series of frequency inverters. Specially designed for harsh environments and tailored to the requirements of pumps, the drives are highly robust and ideally suited for use in industrial and commercial building automation systems as well as in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. The new FR-A846 series with an IP55 protection rating represents Mitsubishi Electric’s latest drive technology in the output range from 400 watts up to 160 kW. The drive’s EMC filter built in as standard ensures full compliance with the EMC Directive (EN 61800-3, 1st environment, category C2) while its DC reactor – also built in as standard – ensures full compliance with IEC 61000-3-12 for reducing and limiting harmonic currents so that separate certification is not required. The FR-A846 also has a built-in main switch version with locking option.
The ACS580 is ABB’s all-compatible general purpose drive. Through drive selection, set up, operation and maintenance, the ACS580 turns complicated to simple to control processes efficiently. The ACS580 power range is 0.75 to 250 kW and voltage range is 208 to 480 V.
The wall-mounted drive is available with IP21 enclosure and from now on the drives with IP55 enclosure for harsh environments are available as well.
Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is the worlds’ first zero carbon city. With a new branch office, Grundfos now takes a seat among several other visionary companies in a global cluster for clean technology.
It is designed to be not only free of cars and skyscrapers but also to be powered by the sun. Masdar City is established by the government of Abu Dhabi to advance the development of renewable energy and clean-technology solutions in order to promote alternatives to the use of oil.