Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow`s heavy-duty hose pump can reliably handle many harsh materials, including grit-filled sludge, dependably for long periods of time. Peristaltic hose pumps are self-priming, dry running and virtually maintenance-free, with no expensive seals to replace, no check valves to clog, and no rotors and stators to wear out. Unlike other pump types such as gear pumps, diaphragm pumps and progressive cavity (PC) pumps, the highly abrasive nature of sludge does not affect peristaltic hose pump life. Every Watson-Marlow peristaltic pump is an inherent metering and dosing pump with repeatability at 99.5%. Many models include digital drives and displays in washdown enclosures. Flow rates range from microlitres to 80 cubic/metres hour, and pressures up to 16 bar. There are no internal universal joints, valves, dead corners, or glands to impede flow, and these pumps are reversible for back flushing lines.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Pumps & Pumping
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.
WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises nine established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:
- Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps for pharmaceuticals and industry
- Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials
- Bredel: heavy duty hose pumps
- Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers
- Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems
- MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications
- BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems
- Asepco: specialises in manufacture of Weirless Radial diaphragm in-line valves for the biopharmaceutical industry
- Flow Smart: a range reinforced platinum silicone hoses and high performance sanitary gasket products
- Aflex Hose: specialist in the design and manufacture of PTFE-lined flexible hoses
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Fluid |Technology Group has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries. Comprising ten established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers unrivalled solutions for their pumping and fluid transfer applications.
Customers demand many things from their process equipment and the prime concern is maintaining product integrity. Positive displacement pump companies such as Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) need to supply products which meet a range of requirements including: value for money; low cost of ownership; reliability; ease of maintenance; and proven after sales service.
There is also the issue of return on investment. We work closely with our customers to demonstrate how our positive displacement pumps ensure accurate metering, transfer and filling, can deliver significant process efficiencies over the lifetime of the equipment.
Factors that need to be considered when choosing a pump include: flow rate; pressures in the system; the fluid viscosity and abrasiveness; temperature; suction conditions; and the size of any particulates. WMFTG has dedicated application engineers available to help customers make the right pump choice.
Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps including the new Qdos pumps which negate the need for ancillaries, boost productivity and cut chemical waste, via more accurate, linear and repeatable metering than conventional solenoid or stepper-driven diaphragm metering pumps in the environmental and mining sectors.
Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing including Pumpsil platinum-cured silicone, plays a key role in biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Tubing manufactured in our ISO 14644-1 Class 7 clean room, provides absolute sterility throughout the fluid handling process.
Flexicon Liquid Filling: aseptic filling and capping systems ease customer validation in demanding contamination-free pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic applications. Designed for small to medium sized batch production, systems provide filling accuracy of ±0.5% over volumes from 0.5ml to 250ml.
Bredel Hose Pumps: heavy-duty hose pumps which are self-priming, dry running, and with no internal valves. Hose pumps improve processes by eliminating troublesome and costly ancillary items like anti-siphon valves, back-pressure valves, degassing valves or run-dry protection, in high viscosity sludge handling and abrasive fluid duties.
MasoSine Process Pumps: sinusoidal pumps designed specifically for the food industry. Pumps produce powerful suction with low shear and low pulsation, to safely transfer delicate products without risk of degradation. The highly efficient MasoSine pumps' working principle means they can contribute to energy savings and a reduction in CO2.
Alitea: pumpheads and panel-mount drives for OEM customers, equipment and machinery manufacturers who need to bring products to market faster and with less engineering cost. Genuine ‘fit and forget’ solutions providing long and predictable service life.
BioPure: single-use tubing connector systems for biopharmaceutical customers. There is clear synergy and a significant growth opportunity presented by bringing together BioPure’s product range and WMFTG’s products to meet the needs of the rapidly growing single-use biopharmaceutical market.
ASEPCO: design and manufacture of high purity aseptic valves for the biopharmaceutical industry. Asepco utilises patented, market-leading technology to improve sterility within the biotechnology production process.
Flow Smart: a range reinforced platinum silicone hoses and high performance sanitary gasket products
Aflex Hose: specialist in the design and manufacture of PTFE-lined flexible hoses
WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 5,000 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises eight established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers unrivalled solutions for their pumping applications.