Eddy current drive

Efficiency Deficiency

Eddy current drives, known alternately as magnetic drives or eddy current couplings, have been a trusted and reliable means of controlling pump speed dating...

Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) Coatings Are Ready for Hard Work

By Dr. Florian Rovere, Oerlikon Balzers Within the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for...
pumping systems

Challenges with Shaft Alignment in Chemical-Transfer Applications

While many chemical fluid-transfer operations may take place in harsh environmental conditions, the pumps and systems used to facilitate product transfer are in actuality...

Utilizing ODS and Vibration Analysis to Eliminate Ongoing Alignment Issues

The following article consists of a case study utilizing Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) in conjunction with standard vibration tools to solve problems in the...
cooling units

Control Panel Cooling Technique for Wastewater Pumping Systems

Enclosure cooling units offer a straightforward active-cooling technique for pump control panels, however, they are not necessarily the best choice for all installation locations....
turbocharger

Improving Balancing Quality and Profitability in the Overhaul of Turbochargers

For most people, turbochargers are associated with vehicles they see zooming past on the road with an extra boost of power. According to a...
Kansas

Local Motor Shop Helps Kansas Water Authority Solve Bearing-Damage Problem

Dan Biby learned it all the hard way. An ordeal concerning several inverter-controlled pump motors with bearing damage made him a believer in the...
Fish Friendly Pump

Fish Friendly Pumps Go Direct Drive

Bedford Pumps, the UK’s leading manufacturer of large submersible and conventional pumps for the Land Drainage industry, has recently installed and commissioned a direct...

Going Against the Current

The LDT Dosatron proportional dosing system is used for the dosing of coolant lubricants and its innovative design significantly increases the energy efficiency of...

Canned Motor Pumps Update

By Heinz P. Bloch In part 1 of this series, we asked the question, “who should repair canned motor pumps?” For decades, the answer, according...