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Pumps and Pumping Systems

Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move liquids, gases or sometimes slurries: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps. Pumps may be classified on the basis of the application they serve, the materials from which they are constructed, the fluid (liquids, gases, slurries) they handle, and even their orientation in space. Find manufacturers of fluid (liquids or gases) moving pumps in our Equipment Guide.

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    Keeping Production Flowing Efficiently - From a solid foundation in pumps, we have evolved to offer a wider range of flow technology solutions that help our customers move, monitor, treat, and manage liquids – and protect water resources from pollution.
  • HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH

    HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetically sealed pumps and pumping technologies. The specialist for canned motor pumps has earned a worldwide reputation for its safe and long-lasting pumps, which can be used for the most extreme applications and conveying hazardous media.
  • Industrial Flow Solutions

    Industrial Flow Solutions specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments.
  • Kecol Pumping Systems Ltd

    Kecol Pumping Systems Ltd is the UK leader in the design & manufacture of stainless steel & hygienic piston pumps and pumping systems.
  • Landia a/s

    Landia is a worldwide supplier of Chopper Pumps and Mixer Solutions with its main businesses being wastewater anaerobic digestion/biogas agriculture and recycling of waste products.
  • Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

    Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions is an award-winning global engineering company. We transform production processes with components and entire systems that are responsive and predictive, producing technology used in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, industrial, water, chemical, mining, food and beverage, OEM and medical device sectors.

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Experts for Pumps and Pumping Systems

  • Jens Enggaard Thuesen

    Jens Enggaard Thuesen

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    Jens Enggaard Thuesen, Product Manager at DESMI, has more than 35 years of experience with hydraulic- and transmissions systems. Over the past 17 years Jens has worked in different positions at DESMI’s R&D department. When pumping a liquid – Jens is the expert that is analyzing possible options, difficulties and troubleshooting. He takes great pride in bringing a pump solution that matches the need of the customer. By the end of 1984, Jens completed his Bachelor of Technology Management in the field of hydraulic and transmissions. Afterward, he completed an engineering education and, he gained broad knowledge by combining practice and theory. Through years of experience and gained knowledge & years of experience, product development became a natural part of his work. As he says himself: "The best solutions come up; when practice and theory come together”. 
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  • A pump is more than just rotary equipment. It is the promise to solve a pumping task safely and reliably. In his function as a product and application manager at HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH, Dominik Hegen takes care of transparently presenting the knowledge about pump technology and the selection of the pump to the customer. After an apprenticeship as a mold mechanic for high injection tools, Dominik graduated as an industrial engineer and specialized in the field of product management and has 9 years of professional experience in this field in different positions. At HERMETIC – Pumpen GmbH he is responsible for standardized canned motor pumps which are used in chemistry, Petrochemistry and oil and gas applications. With numerous webinars and user-friendly brochures, he supports customers and interested parties in the selection of suitable pumps and works as an interface between sales and technology. Should you want to know more about one of the most safe, cost efficient and reliable pump technologies do not hesitate to contact Dominik Hegen.
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  • Francisco graduated as an industrial technical engineer at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Murcia, Spain) in 1993, and joined HRS in 1998. After a year as a design engineer, he focused on HRS’ food processing projects, developing, designing and commissioning large projects for customers. Throughout his professional career, Francisco has worked primarily within the food industry and has an in-depth understanding of its process nuances and requirements. In 2010, he was made Food Business Director for the HRS Group, supporting the sales teams’ engagements and customer requirements internationally across all of the HRS Group’s offices. Francisco’s extensive technical knowledge developed throughout his career as a design engineer, along with his ability to understand the unique needs of the client, have made him one of the top experts in the food processing industry.
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  • Expert Listing: Having completed a Mechanical and production Engineering apprenticeship with GKN, Bryan joined Kecol in May 1986 as a general machinist and progressed to become Works Manager 1991. Bryan supported the UK sales team as well as Kecol’s overseas distributors alongside Stewart Johnson, Kecol’s Sales Manager. Bryan has been responsible for the product development and design of all Kecol equipment since 1995 including all the bespoke systems, of which there have been many. Bryan has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of pumping viscous materials and what is required to build a reliable, efficient system to transfer viscous materials within the food, pharma and general industry sectors.
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  • Martin Hangaard Andersen

    Martin Hangaard Andersen

    Landia a/s
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    Martin Hangaard Andersen, Technical Supervisor with Landia a/s has 20 years of experience with mixing technology, pumps and pumping systems. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and Marine Engineering and he has worked extensively with projects involving waste water management, food industries and biogas production. The past 20 years Martin has worked as Technical Supervisor at Danish Pump and Mixing company Landia a/s, consulting customers and colleagues on a wide range of technical solutions. Whether it is handling and preparing food industry by-products for recycling or updating sludge processing for biogas production in sewage treatment plants - Martin is the expert, providing in-depth advice, sustainable solutions as well as highly specialized products for handling demanding liquids and industrial waste products. He takes great pride in providing reliable, high-quality and long-lasting technical solutions, tailormade to match individual customer needs. Throughout his years of experience Martin has gained vast knowledge and expertise in his field and product development has been a natural part of his job description, resulting in durable and effective solutions such as Landia GasMix. A unique method for treating and mixing sludge for optimal anaerobic digestion used in sewage treatment plants in Denmark and worldwide.
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  • Stéphane Dumonceaux is a French “Water-Man”! We can say that water is his life! Mr. Dumonceaux was sailing since he was a child and started out his career working 3 years on the water in the French Navy. He gained 7 years of experience in the hydraulic construction, pump industry, and water treatment in the field of wastewater. After this, he developed a new method for pump stations rehabilitation and invented Direct In-line Pumping for lift stations in a period of 12 years at S.I.D.E. Industrie. Today he is the owner of SIDE Industrie. After years of time spending his time fixing customers their problems in the field of wastewater, he realized that they needed something different. In 2002 he invented and patented the Direct, Intelligent and Clean way to transport wastewater called the DIP System. S.I.D.E Company. The first system has been manufactured and installed in 2003. Now Mr. Dumonceaux spent his time introducing promoting and deploying the DIP System® all over the World. Mr. Dumonceauxand is still working with lots of passion in improving the vital relationship between humans and water!
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  • Hello, my name is Lee Sandry and I am a Sector Training Manager at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions. My role primarily involves training sales colleagues to provide customers the best fluid handling solutions in industrial sectors, including water treatment, mining, chemical and construction applications. Being from Cornwall and surrounded by the mining industry, with a father who worked underground, my local environment was always about engineering and mineral processing. My apprenticeship when I left school was with the large mining machinery manufacturer, which has led me onto greater things. My background at Watson-Marlow started in 1996 when I was involved in the production of hundreds of parts that go into the manufacture of our pumps. This was followed with becoming a Technical Support Engineer, working directly with colleagues and customers globally. Site visits and constant customer-facing support at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions, gave me the opportunity to experience many aspects of installation and operation of our peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps range. My aim is to enable sales teams around the world to provide robust solutions for demanding pumping applications, helping customers improve the efficiency and safety of their manufacturing process. Choosing the right pump can overcome problems that cause other pump types to fail. With no rotors to wear, or seals and glands to flush, peristaltic hose pumps handle abrasive fluids without the maintenance costs of other pumps. Whilst the extremely low shear and high suction sinusoidal pumps reduce product damage and cut waste in high viscosity fluid transfer duties.
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