Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Grundfos sales is grown by 5.3 % in 2017

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 von admin

With a turnover of DKK 25.6bn, 2017 was the strongest year ever in Grundfos history. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) amounted to DKK 2.346bn (9.2% of net turnover).

“We are very satisfied with the result. We have achieved the highest turnover in company history, our sales growth far exceeded the market trend, and we are well on our way to our 2020 ambition of an EBIT ratio of 10% or higher.” says Group President Mads Nipper.


Niels Due Jensen turns 75

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 von admin

The long-term Group President and Chairman of the Board of Grundfos, Niels Due Jensen, turns 75 on March 8, and takes this opportunity to withdraw himself from the position as Chairman of the Board of the primary owner of Grundfos, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation.

Grundfos has been a substantial part of his entire life, and he has made significant impressions in the company, the industry, and the society alike. It was his father, Poul Due Jensen, who established Grundfos back in 1945. From early childhood, Niels developed an interest in the work, which took place in the smithy, and in the complex engineering trade. In 1960, he got an apprenticeship as a machine tool worker at Grundfos, and after having served in the military, he studied to become a machining engineer at Aarhus Teknikum. After that, he worked as an engineer at Danfoss for a few years, and returned to Bjerringbro and Grundfos in 1974, rejoining as development engineer, and later on director.


Vacuum specialist supports Swissloop team

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 von admin

ETH Zurich students have won the SpaceX competition of US entrepreneur Elon Musk with their Swissloop concept against thousands of other teams. Now, in the summer of 2018, the Swiss will once again be able to prove themselves in the next round with their enhanced capsule.

The Swissloop project is supported by Leybold. The vacuum pioneer has been promoting the Hyperloop projects of the technology revolutionary since 2015 with its vacuum know-how.


More than two million installed electromagnetic flowmeters

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 von admin

After extensive market and competitive research, the market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan honored Endress+Hauser with the Global Market Leadership Award.

The company was recognized during Frost & Sullivan’s awards gala in California. “Endress+Hauser’s success is tied to a strong customer focus and a high level of innovation,” says Dr. Rajender Thusu, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst. The company invests heavily in research and product development in order to meet its customers’ requirements in the area of liquid flow measurements.


Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in February 2018

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Allweiler:_Maintenance-in-place-solution for progressing cavity pumps 
  2. Almatec: What To Consider When Selecting a Filter-Press Pump
  3. Andritz to supply irrigation pumps for Egypt
  4. Grundfos appoints Catherine Yang as new Head of China Sales Region
  5. Fristam: Single-flow twin screw pump for industrial applications
  6. Lutz: Barrel pump for food, pharmaceutical and cometics industry
  7. KSB: Pump acceptance testing – now online
  8. PSG at Anuga FoodTec 2018, Cologne
  9. KSB: Self-cleaning tank inserts for waste water tanks
  10. John Crane showing innovative solutions at Achema 2018

The actual Top 10 posts on  Δ p Online in German:


2017- a solid year for Endress+Hauser

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 von admin

In its preliminary financial figures for 2017, Endress+Hauser reported a broadly supported growth in sales, solid profitability and a marked increase in employment. The company is a leading global provider of process and laboratory measurement engineering, automation solutions and services. The Group’s consolidated net sales rose 4.8 percent to 2.2 billion euros. Exchange rate impacts prevented the company from generating even better numbers for the year. “Expressed in local currencies, we grew more than six percent in 2017,” emphasized Chief Financial Officer Dr Luc Schultheiss.

“The consumer-driven economic boom has now reached the capital goods industry as well,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Group. Higher demand for the company’s products and services spurred a significant increase in new hires, especially in production. Endress+Hauser had 13,299 employees at the end of 2017, an increase of 296 over the prior year.


Barrel pump for food, pharmaceutical and cometics industry

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 von admin

This new YouTube video shows the new hygienic pump Lutz B70V SanitaryPlus and its options in assembly/disassembly and cleaning

Pump acceptance testing – now online

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Ifat trade fair (14 to 18 May 2018) the KSB Group is introducing a trade fair novelty to its visitors: the newly created online pump acceptance testing. When purchasing large pumps, hydraulic acceptance tests and a final inspection are an essential proof of compliance with the guaranteed values. In the past, customers always had to travel to the test facility to witness their purchased pump being tested.

As testing usually takes place at the manufacturing plant, this is a time-consuming and costly trip, especially for international projects or those that are far away. Online acceptance testing is KSB’s answer, developed as a process enabling reliable and standard-compliant pump acceptance testing. The tests conducted are transmitted live via a specially protected part of the Internet. In an online meeting between pump manufacturer and customer, the customer can see the live camera view of the pump in the test facility as well as the characteristic curve measurement during testing.


Grundfos appoints Catherine Yang as new Head of China Sales Region

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 von admin

In this function, Catherine Yang will be based at the Regional Headquarters in Shanghai reporting to Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen. She follows Mr. Humphrey Lau, who is now Regional Managing Director of Grundfos’ Western Europe Sales Region. Catherine joins Grundfos from a previous position as Managing Director of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Asia, at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), in Shanghai where she has led the Commercial Refrigeration business in Asia with operations in several countries and regions. Yang has over 22 years working experience, including 13 years in China, 8 in the US, and 1 in the UK.


Pump field services

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 von admin

Large pumps, such as those operated in the

  • oil and gas,
  • power generation and
  • water industries

perform a crucial role and represent a significant investment by the owner. Safeguarding these assets and maintaining efficiency and reliability are vital for the continued productivity of the application. Very often, when it comes to maintenance, the choice is between the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or an independent service provider (ISP), but John Murray describes here that it is possible to have the best of both worlds.