Pumps, Motors & Drives
The Pumps & Valves special issue of Engineering Review magazine recently featured an interview with Point Pumps’ Kannan Ramachandran.
Pump maker offers surprising lead-times
The Pumps & Valves special issue of Engineering Review magazine recently featured an interview with Point Pumps’ Kannan Ramachandran. The CEO of the Indian multistage, centrifugal and submersible pumps maker touted its quick production and price points. “Lead times, price and a wide range of good quality pumps – that is why European buyers should not ignore us”, says Ramachandran. “We offer average lead-times of 3-4 weeks (excluding transport to Europe), and that is important. With these fast lead-times we really solve a very difficult problem for our customer”. The brand covers: horizontal and vertical multistage, dewatering, drainage and sewage, submersible, as well as pressure boosting and hydropneumatic pump and motor applications. The company’s first marketing event in Europe was at the Aquatech exhibition in Amsterdam, organized through the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), a Dutch government agency. “Through the export programme of CBI, we know the high requirements of the European market and do have systems and infrastructure in place to meet the growing demands. An in-depth CBI export audit of our company ensures our capability to manufacture products as per the European standards,” explains Ramachandran.
Kalapatti, Coimbatore, India
Enquiry No. 200
Grundfos unveils submersible for pumping stations
A useful combination of technologies makes the new Grundfos SL range an efficient option for sewage network pumping stations. The same advantages apply to effluent and surface water pumping stations linked with commercial buildings. The high efficiency of Grundfos’ own motor and pump hydraulics match existing Grundfos SE pump range, with many SE features included also. A hermetically sealed cable entry is filled with a two-component compound to prevent moisture or water entering the motor via the power cable. For service and inspection, the easy-to-open clamp enables quick disassembly of the motor and pump without tools. And primary and secondary mechanical shaft seals are combined into a compact, easy-to-replace cartridge unit. The SL has a motor range of 1.1 kW to 11 kW and comes with a choice of impeller: single channel impellers for 50, 80 and 100 mm free passage, and vortex impellers for 65, 80 and 100 mm free passage. Ideal as a wastewater pump for submerged, alternating or continuous operation in a pumping station, this range comes on the market early in 2009.
Enquiry No. 201
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