Building a successful pump system is often anything but easy. In addition to the many different kinds of pumps on the market today, an effective system also requires a correctly matched motor — and motors have just as many options as pumps. AC motors versus DC motors. Brushless versus brushed motors. Synchronous versus induction motors. Then there are air motors and stepper motors, gearmotors and servomotors, linear motors and hydraulic motors. One’s choices can seem endless. Read More about What Is a Washdown Motor? The Must-Know Facts »
In recent years, rare-earth magnets have become anything but uncommon. Not only have they begun appearing in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, many experts have begun hailing the devices as a potential solution for environmental ills. Business-news website Quartz notes, “One high-stakes arena that could shape the trajectory of the global climate economy is the rare earth permanent magnet industry.” Market Insight Reports also states that the sector is poised for explosive expansion “with a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 8.5% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025.” Read More about Rare-Earth Magnets: From Mining to Manufacturing »
“Energy efficiency” has become a byword for consumer-friendly environmental efforts. Fiona Burlig and Erica Myers of Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago explained to Forbes, “Energy efficiency programs promise to be a ‘win-win’: by reducing energy consumption, they lower households’ electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. That’s why when lawmakers are allocating spending with an eye to both the pocketbook and the climate, energy efficiency is always a go-to—filled with what appears to be low-hanging fruit.” But does the same hold true for businesses? Read More about What is an Impeller’s Trim? How do I Trim if I Wanted to do it Myself? »
If you look up the definition for the word “pump” in Merriam-Webster, you could be forgiven for thinking that pumps are simple machines. According to the venerable dictionary, it’s “a device that raises, transfers, delivers, or compresses fluids.” And while that definition is true, it fails to capture the complexity of the devices that have been used since at least 200 B.C. From allowable pipe stress and the Reynolds number to energy gradients and specific speed, pumps can get very complicated very quickly. One of the areas that often confuses end users is liquid velocity. Read More about The Role of Liquid Velocity in Centrifugal Pump Systems »
March Pumps recently participated in the 2021 Surface Finishing Mexico Virtual Trade Show. This show provided an opportunity for March Pumps to present its products to North and Central American markets that we are traditionally underrepresented in. The SFM Virtual Show ran March 23rd and 24th, 2021 and was attended by many of Mexico and Central America’s largest surface finishing, aerospace and technology sector companies. March had to the opportunity to introduce its products to this outstanding collection of industry professionals. For more information, visit https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/en/
Motors aren’t everlasting implements, and no motor lives forever. According to Acorn Industrial Services Ltd., most electric motors have a life expectancy of anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 operating hours. But that estimation depends on a number of factors. Is the motor properly secured and any vibrations minimized? Are workplaces kept clean in order to minimize contamination from dirt and grime? And is your motor supplied with high-quality energy? Read More about How Voltage & Phase Affects Amp Draw & HP Consumption »
March Pumps is pleased to be a participant in the 2021 Surface Finishing Mexico Virtual Trade Show. This show provides an opportunity for March Pumps to present its products to North and Central American markets that we are traditionally underrepresented in.
The SFM Virtual Show runs March 23rd and 24th, 2021 and is being attended by many of Mexico and Central America’s largest surface finishing, aerospace and technology sector companies. March looks forward to the opportunity to introduce its products to this outstanding collection of industry professionals. For more information, visit https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/en/.
March Pumps se complace en participar en Surface Finishing Mexico 2021 Feria Virtual. Esta feria provide una oportunidad para presentar a los productos de March Pumps en varias mercados de América del Norte y Centroamérica en los que tradicionalmente estamos subrepresentados.
La Feria Virtual SFM se lleva a cabo el 23 y 24 de marzo de 2021 y muchos de las empresas del sector aeroespacial, tecnológico y acabados de superficies más grandes de México y América Central van a asistir. March tendrá la oportunidad de presentar sus productos a esta destacada colección de profesionales de la industria. Para mas información, favor de visitar https://surfacefinishingmexico.mx/.
In some ways, pumps are very simple devices, which explains their regular and repeated use throughout history. In other ways, though, pumps can be extraordinarily complex. Affinity laws. Hydraulic gradients. Suction specific speed. Air entrainment. Cavitation. Those are only a few, randomly selected elements that you need to consider when selecting a pump and designing a system. And another element that you’ll need to think about is the relation between dynamic viscosity and specific gravity — particularly when installing a centrifugal pump. Read More about Specific Gravity vs Viscosity »
Plastic resin is a major player in the raw-materials world. According to the American Chemistry Council, U.S. production of resin reached 7.7 billion pounds in October 2020, a year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent. Allied Market Research also noted that the sector makes a major global impact, reaching a value of $403.1 billion in 2019 that’s expected to grow to $522.5 billion in 2027. Resin is a major component in many types of products — including centrifugal sealless magnetic drive pumps.
In this post, we’ll explain what plastic resin is, how many types of plastic resins have industrial applications, the plastic resin types we use here at March Pump, and the various ways in which different resins can benefit end users. Read More about Types of Plastic Resins March Pumps Uses: Advantages & Applications »
There are a lot of pump selection criteria that go into maximizing centrifugal pump efficiency and ensuring that you have the proper setup for your site. The size of the pump itself. The sort of liquid you need to move. That liquid’s viscosity, acidity, and percentage of solids. The impeller dimensions and its type of connection to the pump. How far the material needs to move. Indeed, these are all important factors. But there’s something else you can’t forget: the piping itself.
Indeed, pipe can prove just as important as a pump itself — if not more so. Elements as seemingly innocuous as the angle of the pipe and even its diameter can mean the difference between the successful movement of liquid and an ignominious failure. This article will discuss pumps requirements for various kinds of applications, including how pipe length and diameter can come into play.