Wilden was founded in 1955 by Jim Wilden when he revolutionized the pumping industry and cemented his legacy by inventing the air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump. Since that time, Wilden has been recognized as a specialist in AODD pump technology for a wide range of applications in the energy, chemical, process, and water & wastewater industries. Wilden became part of PSG in 2008, and now spans more than 160 countries with more than 180 distributors worldwide.
“At Wilden, being simple, reliable and efficient was ingrained into our DNA by our founder Jim Wilden,” said Erik Solfelt, Diaphragm Pump Product Director at Wilden. “Incorporating these design qualities into every one of our solutions is key to bringing our brand promise to life, a promise that includes a commitment to the pursuit of excellence, customer satisfaction, innovation, research and development, and market knowledge. It is this promise, along with keeping alive the innovative spirit and customer-focused culture that Jim Wilden left behind, that has undoubtedly made Wilden one of the market leaders in our industry. Celebrating 65 years in business is a testament to the dedication shown by both our employees and channel partners.”
The company’s most recent innovation, launched in April 2020, is the Wilden SafeGuard – which makes AODD pumps Internet of Things (IoT) enabled. This pump-monitoring system remotely tracks, records and alerts prformance indicators – such as leak detection, stroke rate and total stroke count – of AODD pumps during operation. It provides real-time alerts via SMS or email to indicate any noteworthy change in operations that may be a precursor to or indicators of component failure.
“As the inventor of AODD technology, our pumps and accessories are unmatched in simplicity, reliability, and efficiency,” said Solfelt. “They are so simple because they use the fewest total number or parts of any AODD pump in the industry and require the fewest tools needed for repair, making them extremely easy to maintain. They also take reliability to the next level thanks to a variety of design benefits that extend the life of wear parts as well as an ADS that never stalls. Additionally, Wilden pumps set the standard in efficiency because they provide greater flow rates while reducing air consumption at the same time. Wilden pumps, overall, are designed to offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any AODD pump on the market.”