Industry News Archives - PumpProducts.com
  • PumpProducts.com Your #1 Source For Baldor Electric Motors

    October 23, 2018

    PumpProducts.com is proud to announce that we are now carrying general purpose motors from Baldor Motors. Baldor is considered to be one of the finest and most reputable motor manufacturers in the country, long renowned for precision engineering, rugged quality construction and overall reliability. Baldor has long set the standard for motors in the US and the partnership with PumpProducts.com will ensure quality wares for all customers for years to come. When you install a pump with a Baldor motor, you know that product will last.  Baldor Motors can be used with a wide variety of mechanical appliances, such as fans, conveyors, gear reducers and of course, the mighty pump, the king of all appliances. A wide range of the leading pump brands that we carry, such as Goulds, Taco and Bell & Gossett. The Baldor motors give your pump the necessary power to operate your specific pumping application. Whether you are boosting water pressure, recirculating hot water or irrigating your front lawn, Baldor motors let pumps work their wondrous magic. PumpProducts.com currently carries three main motor configurations from Baldor and the company will work to add more motors for a wide variety of applications in the future. Single Phase Enclosed Baldor Single Phase Enclosed Motors are available from 1/12 HP through 15 HP in TEFC designs, where only single phase power is utilized. Standard foot mounted configurations are available, as well as C-Face foot mounted and C-Face footless. These motors are offered in 1/4 HP through 5 HP as Super-E Premium Efficient motors. Three Phase Enclosed Three Phase Enclosed motors are available in totally enclosed cast iron and industrial steel brand for harsh applications. Three Phase Open Three phase enclosed motors are available in totally enclosed cast iron and industrial steel band for harsh applications. The Super E Motors (EM & CEM) provide NEMA Premium efficiency and are designed as standard to be invert ready with wide variable torque speed ranges. PumpProducts.com is rapidly expanding its stock of motors, generators and other mechanical appliances besides pumps. But do not think for one second that we will let the quality of our pump service lag. We will always emphasize excellent pump distribution service. Except we will now bring you that same care and customer service for motors and generators as well. It is an exciting new era for pumps, motors and generators at PumpProducts.com and we want our customers to come along for the ride! Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Hundreds of Firefighters Respond to the Massive Fire in Wrightsville

    October 17, 2018

    On June 1st, the town of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania was shaded not underneath a blanket of clouds but by ash colored plumes of smoke rising from an industrial fire at the Donsco Incorporated facilities. Hundreds of firefighters from every corner in York County assembled to combat the blaze. The fight lasted hours. Workers knelt, knees close to scraping against the foundry floor, in order to keep their noses and mouths just underneath the enveloping smoke. They escaped the building as organized as 100 people can be during a real fire drill. One worker told the story of being lost amidst the smoke and only finding his way out when a flashlight cut through the dark clouds, like a lighthouse reaching out to lost ships. Thanks to the bravery of local firefighters and the emergency preparedness of the Donsco employees, no one was seriously injured. Though the fire was referred to as “one of the largest fire losses in Wrightsville history,” according to fire chief Chad Livelsberger, facilities can always be rebuilt. Three fire fighters and one Donsco employee were checked for heat exhaustion and dehydration but nothing serious beyond that. The flames originated when molten iron was being poured and splashed onto tanks of flammable fluid. After a few hours of fighting off the fire, firefighters set up a perimeter and pushed the public and news media back for fear of an explosion. Luckily no such catastrophe occurred. You might be asking, “But why make particular mention of this fire” Donsco represents an important step in the process of pump manufacturing. Donsco Incorporated (according to their website) is North America’s leading single source of machined iron castings. Many of these iron castings end up on pumps manufactured by brands such as Goulds and Liberty. These pumps in turn, end up at the PumpProducts.com warehouse before getting shipped out to customers all across the country. After terrible things happen, sometimes things are put into perspective. Call it the ripple effect or whatever you want but we get the chance to see how one thing affects another. People rely on pumps. Industry and infrastructure depend heavily on pumps. How would sewage be dealt with if we didn’t have pumps Pumps have even saved lives (i.e. the recent story of a Thai soccer team comprised of young children being rescued from a cave). So when something tragic happens that may slow the production of pumps, we get to see the important role pumps play in our everyday lives, even without us noticing most of the time. Simply stated: events like the Wrightsville fire remind how much we need pumps and how vital they are to making sure that our society runs like clockwork. PumpProducts.com would like to thank the firefighters who reported to the scene and all who made sure the sun set on June 1st with everyone at the scene being safe. Pump Products applications engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800.

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  • PumpProducts.com Adds More Grundfos Centrifugal Booster Pumps

    June 4, 2018

    PumpProducts.com is proud to announce that it has greatly expanded its selection of Grundfos centrifugal booster pumps to better service the domestic, commercial and industrial pump market. Grundfos centrifugal pumps are built with the famed Grundfos precision engineering, efficient pumping design and quality parts built to last. “Grundfos is well-known in the industry for making sophisticated pumps that operate in a smooth and simple manner,” according to PumpProducts.com application engineer Lee. “I’m glad we’ll have a lot of variety to offer to our customers, who often have demanding applications.” Centrifugal booster pumps are versatile pumps that use centrifugal force to move fluid in a wide variety of application settings. To that end, PumpProducts.com is now offering a wide variety of Grundfos centrifugal pump series. These series include: CR Series: Pump and motor which includes a variable frequency drive (VFD) for use in industrial processing systems, pumping of acids and alkalis, filtration systems, irrigation and water treatment. CR-H Series: Boosters for horizontal end suction design piping with a back pull out design for easy removal and service. TP Series: For quiet, high efficiency boosting applications. TPE Series: Vertical in-line pumps with a built-in frequency converter to offer the user his or her choice of controls. TPE pumps offer high efficiency operation and energy savings. Many other series of Grundfos centrifugal pumps are being added to the PumpProducts.com online catalogue as well. Each series features pump models with a wide range of specifications to meet specific customer needs. Here's a tip: use the handy sidebar filter tool to pick your pump based on your required horsepower, flow, head, voltage, discharge size or material construction - chances are there will be a Grundfos centrifugal to meet your needs. A plethora of options, truly a veritable feast for the discerning contractor, homeowner or general centrifugal pump fan. “It’s definitely a good time to look into Grundfos centrifugal pumps for your water boosting, treatment, irrigation or HVAC applications,” Lee said. PumpProducts.com sales specialists are standing by to help you find the right pump or part, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Pump Products Now Stocking Alderon Industries Controls

    December 13, 2017

    Pump Products is now carrying pump control products and accessories from Alderon Industries. Based out of Hawley, MN, Alderon is a growing company that manufactures control panels, float switches and liquid level switches. “Alderon serves the OEM market, the commercial, and residential market, and special application needs of our customers,” according to the company’s website. The two main categories of products now being distributed are water level alarms, and sewage pump control panels. The most notable alarm type is Alderon’s innovative and versatile Versa’Larm series which can be used in a wide variety of application settings, including septic tanks, sump pits, holding tanks, water tanks, etc., as well as in condensate applications with a dry lead. The Versa’larm 4X series is rated Type 4X for outdoor use with a tank and is waterproof against pressurized wash-downs. Many of the Versa’larm alarms include an auto-reset that automatically resets the buzzer when the alarm conditions clear. The Check It series of control panels can be used for sewage/wastewater applications and includes a thermoplastic enclosure NEMA/4X rated for indoor/outdoor use. Common features on this control panel include alarm flashes, control circuit breakers, indicator lights, and auxiliary contacts. Float switches are not included; both simplex and duplex models are available. “We’re all really excited to add another quality control manufacturer to our repertoire,” Pump Products application engineer Lee says. “It’s an increasingly big part of our business and customers are more sophisticated than ever about getting the right controls for their pumping systems.” Pump Products is also looking to do training with Alderon Industries to better understand the products and communicate the value to customers. Stay tuned for more! Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Pump Products Continues to Expand Line of A.Y. McDonald Products

    August 1, 2017

    Pump Products has greatly expanded its stock of products from partner company A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.  A.Y. McDonald's is one of the most reputable manufacturers of pumps, parts and accessories in the U.S.  Pump Products web administrators have been hard at work to add new items to the online store catalog.  One of the most prominent new additions is A.Y. McDonald’s well known line of jet pumps. These include standard shallow well pumps (for wells with water tables of 25 ft. or less), multi-stage jet pumps for extra power and convertible jet pumps which can service both shallow and deep wells. Of course to convert the jet pump between applications, you need the proper fittings and Pump Products carries ejector packages for both shallow and deep wells. Other new products include the DuraMac booster system package for light commercial and irrigation use. The system can shut the pump down when no flow is detected. A.Y. McDonald’s “Super Booster” series centrifugal pumps are also popular items among customers.  Folks, the only thing we don’t sell from A.Y. McDonald’s is Happy Meals. But we can give you happy deals - on pumps! Of course it’s a lot of hard work adding new products to the website which is why dedicated staff members pour over technical manuals, decipher charts and graphs and take the time to communicate with the manufacturer. “We’re happy and excited to introduce more A.Y. McDonald’s pumps to customers and give them the right information for their application” according to Pump Products web associate Jackie. “I especially love looking over the curves and writing out the specs.” Pump Products will continue to add more products from a wide variety of the top manufacturers in the business to better serve customers in the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800.  

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  • Inspector Pumphead Comes Alive

    July 19, 2017

    1969: Man walks on the moon. 1971: man walks on the moon... uh, again. Then for a long time, nothing happened. Until now. Get ready for a seminal moment in American history, one that you will remember for the rest of your life.  I’ve been through a lot of crazy adventures in my life as Inspector Pumphead. There have been so many seminal moments...  In 1968, I argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that not allowing my company to transport pumps across state lines was an illegal restraint of trade - and I won, thus changing the face of pump distribution forever. I am the man who introduced the booster pump to Japan, the chemical resistant pump to Bolivia and the concept of indoor plumbing to Antarctica. I remain an editor-at-large for the International Pump Review of Books where I have championed such critically acclaimed works as The Piping Corrections, The Sound and the Fury (of Your Plumbing System) and A Portrait of the Plumber as a Young Man. Along with some of my friends from other countries, I helped found the International Plumbing Games™, which is now one of the most popular athletic events in the world and draws in over a billion television viewers every four years. It’s been quite a wild ride and I treasure every memory. Still, before now, I have always preferred to maintain the veil of mystery. I usually let my trained disciples, the Application Engineers, speak to you. Until NOW!                                                                         That’s right, I, Inspector Pumphead speak! This is a moment that will be long remembered in American history. Why break my silence now With Pump Products expanding at an exponential rate, I decided now was the perfect time to interact more fully with our customers. We have the momentum of a runaway freight train and we don’t plan on stopping. To get it started, this brief video introduces our top six brands or the “Super 6” as I call them. --Goulds Water Technology, provider of the IRRI-GATOR pump as well as a wide variety of other pump types. Also known for the 2" submersible well pumps. --Zoeller, the makers of the Mighty Mate and the Aquamate. --Liberty, probably best known for the Omnivore series grinder pumps. --Berkeley, known for delivering years of trouble free, efficient operation in the most challenging water transfer projects and residential water applications. --Myers, offers top quality sewage pumps designed for various applications. --Sta-Rite, manufactures some of the best selling centrifugal pumps. These great brands are well known throughout the pump industry for reliability, precision engineering and performance. Responsive customer service is also important to all of our manufacturing partners, as well as to PumpProducts.com. I'll be doing more videos soon. That's the Pumphead way. Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride. Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800.

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  • Pump Products Is Now Carrying Davey Water Products

    June 12, 2017

    Pump Products is proud to announce our newest manufacturing partnership with Davey Water Products USA. Originally founded in Australia by Frank W. Davey, the company is one of the renowned and respected water product manufacturers “Down Under.” Pump Products is excited to grow the business stateside. In addition to pumps, Davey also manufactures tanks, controllers and chlorinators for pools. Currently, we carry the Davey pressure controls and booster pumps as non-stock items. The Torrium 2 pressure controls are intelligent systems that incorporate several layers of pump protection, including an inbuilt surge arrestor and automatic “cut-out” protections to prevent overheating. They can sense when the pump’s pressure falls to 80% of the previous shut-off pressure. The Davey BT pressure boosting system includes the robust BT stainless steel centrifugal pump and the Torrium 2 water pressure controller together. For more information on the Davey pumps or any other products, be sure to call and speak to one of our application engineers today at 1-800-429-0800.

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  • Pump Products Stocks SJE-Rhombus Float Switches and Controls

    April 18, 2017

    (SJE-Rhombus Sewage Control Panel) Pump Products is proud to announce our newest partnership with the SJE-Rhombus (S.J. Electro Systems, Inc.) company. Established in 1975, SJE-Rhombus specializes in alarms, floats and other important components to control the level of liquid in both groundwater and wastewater applications. In fact, the company pioneered the Tank Alert alarm and the Sensor Float control switch. Pump Products currently carries float switches and control panels for sewage pumps. According to SJE-Rhombus: “New product designs endure extensive in-house and field testing before submittal to recognized independent laboratories for safety testing and approval. Each product is constructed of materials of the highest quality with expert workmanship and delievered in responsive lead times. This commitment to quality ensures you a dependable, trouble-free product. SJE-Rhombus is so confident in the superior quality and performance of our controls, that nearly every catalog product leaving the factory is backed by a five-year limited warranty.” Pump Products has several wide angle float switches in stock in our warehouse, as well as both simplex and duplex control panels. All panels are rated NEMA 4X for either indoor or outdoor enclosures. “We’re very excited to partner with a company that is well-known for its excellence in its specific field of switches and controls,” according to the Pump Products CEO. For questions about SJE-Rhombus float switches, control panels or other products, speak with an application engineer today by calling our toll-free number 1-800-429-0800.

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  • Save on Daylight, Save on Pumps

    March 10, 2017

    It’s that time of year again, when we spring forward: Daylight Saving Time is here. On Sunday, May 12, the clocks will advance when 1:59 AM changes to 3 AM. Put another way, we’re losing an hour to gain more sunlight. The idea for daylight saving is simple: adjust the clocks so that we have more daylight during times of the year when it gets dark early. The concept is popularly believed to have been invented by the famous Philadelphia 76ers mascot Benjamin Franklin, although Franklin was probably one of many contemporaries who advanced the idea.  Did You Know The U.S. did not have its traditional four time zones until the late 19th century. Before that, localities set clocks based on apparent solar time which uses sundials to measure the position of the sun at noon (mean solar time). This resulted in over 300 time zones throughout the U.S., according to some estimates. Naturally, this made coordination of activities across wide geographical swaths (postal service, railroads) extremely difficult. The Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific Standard times were introduced in 1883. In 1884, the U.S. adopted Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as the standard for all clocks. In 1960, this was changed to Coordinated Universal Time, which is what we have today. Does It Make Sense Conflicting research exists, as many scientists and economists believe that DST disrupts the normal flow of society without any tangible benefit. People obviously don’t get as much sleep as they’re used to and many different problems stem from lack of sleep. People are generally more sluggish, forgetful and irritable. Business productivity decreases, while heart attacks and car accidents increase. But other than that, it’s great! Various proposals have been made to adjust the practice, such as splitting the U.S. into two time zones, East and West. Others have called for the practice to be abolished altogether. Of course, none of these proposals have gained any serious traction, so we’re probably stuck with DST for now. It's Not Just Daylight You'll Be Saving Because many people are tired and grumpy around this time, we at PumpProducts.com wanted to figure out a good way to cheer people up. And what cheers people up more than saving money On pumps especially Enter the code "dst5" at checkout to receive a $5 discount on any purchase. Offer valid until the end of March (03/31/2017).  

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  • Pump Products Super-Packs Every Pump For Safe Delivery

    February 13, 2017

    It’s a common problem with ecommerce sites - products go right from the manufacturer to your doorstep without proper inspection. The result Many times, damaged goods. Manufacturers tend to package products for bulk shipping to distributors. Individual items are not packed properly for ground shipping. Even though pumps are often constructed with heavy duty materials, they are internally sensitive instruments. The damage accrued from too much jostling in the back of a truck can knock a pump out of commission. At PumpProducts.com we take shipping very seriously and treat every pump with the care and attention it deserves. --Once an order is received, our packing team unpacks and inspects the pump or part. --The product is then re-packed with impact-absorbing crinkle paper that braces the item and keeps it from moving too much during transport. Our expert packers mold the paper into stars, snakes and other shapes tailor-made to immobilize the boxed item. --Special care is given to delicate attachments, such as power cords and float switches. These are packed close to the body of the pump, away from the box’s edge. --The box is then stapled-up and secured with premium reinforcing tape  and readied for transport. It’s a process that eliminates a lot of headaches for both the company and the client. As a result, product returns due to damage are practically nonexistent. So when you order a pump or part from PumpProducts.com, you can be sure that it will arrive in good condition with all of the parts in place. Check out the video below to see the process firsthand:

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  • It’s Groundwater Week and Here’s What You Need to Know

    December 5, 2016

    The first full week of December brings snow and Christmas trees to mind for many. But in our industry, it’s also Groundwater Week, an important time to discuss and reflect on changes in groundwater in the U.S. What is Groundwater Simply put, groundwater is the water found beneath the top layer of the earth’s surface. Groundwater finds space in the cracks between rocks, soil and sand and settles in reservoirs called aquifers. Aquifers are the source for water wells and are thus the main source of all water for a significant portion of the U.S. population. Over 65,000 million gallons of groundwater were withdrawn every day in the U.S. according to a 2005 USGS survey. The NGWA Groundwater Expo The NGWA (National Groundwater Associaton) is a “a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach.” To that end, they have established the annual Groundwater Expo to bring together the best and brightest minds in the groundwater industry. This year, the Expo will take place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 6 to December 8. The expo will allow manufacturers to display pumping systems, motors and other groundwater equipment on the exhibition floor. Key exhibitors this year include Boshart, Franklin Electric, Grundfos and Goulds Water Technology, all partners of PumpProducts.com. Of course, a big part of the expo is that it goes beyond exhibiting new equipment and delves into the various scientific, environmental and legal aspects of the industry as well. Contractors and suppliers will be present, but so will scientists, engineers, regulators and policy makers. Seminars this year include “The Water Systems Cost Savings Act and Other Legal and Legislative Issues,” “Solar Water Pumping: This Growing Renewable Energy Opportunity Can Become Your New Viable Revenue Source,” and a series of talks on “Large Capacity Well Efficiency: Food Production, Energy and Supply Challenges.” Keynote Speaker: Peter G McCornick, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE will give this year’s keynote speech. McCornick is a well-respected authority on subjects involving water, food and environmental research and will talk about the effects of drought and groundwater completion. The NGWA posted a fascinating excerpt of an interview with McCornick in the November issue of Water Well Journal. A relevant portion: WWJ: In the United States, how critical is the drought in the West and Southwest Peter: The chances of a 35-year or longer “megadrought” striking the Southwest and Central Great Plains by 2100 are above 80 percent if the world stays on its current trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions, report scientists from NASA, Columbia University, and Cornell University in a recent study published in the new open-access journal Science Advances. Water—and groundwater in particular—is vital to mitigating the impacts of drought in the West and Southwest. Experience from the recent drought in California shows the use of groundwater to augment shortfalls from other sources helps protect agricultural revenues. However, prolonged drought and reliance on groundwater will lead to depletion, as well as competition with other users, salinity, subsistence, and in some cases, degradation of the ecosystems. The recent experience with drought in the West and Southwest is an important reminder of the significance of groundwater and the importance of improving our management of the resource. Read more here. How Can We Meet Your Groundwater/Well Water Needs PumpProducts.com stocks a wide variety of well water pumps and accompanying accessories from top manufacturers such as Goulds Water Technology, Pentair (through its subsidiaries Berkeley and Myers) and Grundfos. Both deep well (for water tables more than 25 ft. underground) and shallow well jet pumps are available for older systems. Highly efficient submersible well pumps from Franklin Electric and Goulds are also featured. One of our most popular models is the Goulds J7S Shallow Well Jet Pump. Check out the product highlight video below: The video includes all the relevant specifications, information and curves for this popular well pump. Be sure to consult your local well specialist to get a sense of your system requirements. Once you have that information, be sure to call our PumpProducts.com experts at 1-800-429-0800 to size out a specific pump model.

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  • PumpProducts.com Gives You Great Cyber Monday Savings

    November 28, 2016

    In honor of Cyber Monday, PumpProducts.com is offering a great deal to all of our online customers. We’re giving you 5% off of any purchase order from our online catalog. Been putting off buying a new sump pump for your flood-prone basement With this discount, now is the right time to buy! Want a circulator pump because you’ve been waiting for hot water at the tap Don’t wait any longer! Just enter the code “HappyShopping” in the coupon code bar upon checkout to take advantage of this great deal. The discount will apply to the entire price of the purchase order, including tax and shipping. Offer valid through Tuesday (11/29/16) so be sure to act now for great savings!

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