Industry News - February 2011

Accutech Wireless Doubles Manufacturing Capacity; MSA Acquires General Monitors; Konecranes Expands Machine Tool Business; Parkson Partners with Passavant-Intech; Wilden Pump Receives Pro-Flo X Patent; Ruhrpumpen Opens West Coast Manufacturing Facility; Fluid Components Opens China Subsidiary; Webinar Highlights Jetter Selection

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Accutech Wireless Doubles Manufacturing Capacity

Control Microsystems, a Schneider Electric company, has expanded the manufacturing capacity of its Accutech wireless instrumentation facility. The company has doubled the size of its workforce and manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand. The company’s product line includes acoustic monitors, pressure, temperature and flow instruments for the wastewater industry.


MSA Acquires General Monitors

MSA has acquired General Monitors, developer of fixed systems for gas and flame detection. The acquisition enables MSA to strengthen its position in the global oil, gas and petrochemical markets by adding a brand of detection systems to complement its product line.


Konecranes Expands Machine Tool Business

Konecranes expanded its Machine Tool Service business with the acquisition of King Tool Co., Erlanger, Ky. King Tool had $3.9 million in sales in 2009 and 15 employees. Company founder Bob King will remain with the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Parkson Partners with Passavant-Intech

Parkson Corp. has partnered with German-based Passavant-Intech GmbH. The licensing agreement enables Parkson to introduce its HiOx flat-panel aeration system in Europe.


Wilden Pump Receives Pro-Flo X Patent

Wilden Pump has received Patent No. 7,811,067 for its Pro-Flo X air distribution system. Its efficiency management system optimizes the Pro-Flo X for actual operational parameters, regardless of application demands or pump size.


Ruhrpumpen Opens West Coast Manufacturing Facility

Ruhrpumpen opened a manufacturing facility in Orland, Calif. The plant will produce LS Barge pump, Axial flow and Propeller units for the municipal and industrial markets, including the maritime transportation of petroleum distillates. The new plant joins locations in Tulsa, Okla., Germany, Mexico, Egypt and Argentina.


Fluid Components Opens China Subsidiary

Fluid Components International opened a subsidiary in Beijing, China. FCI Measurement and Control Technology Co. Ltd. provides access to FCI engineering and technical support, repair and re-calibration services, field service personnel, site dispatching, spare parts and training.


Webinar Highlights Jetter Selection

US Jetting will sponsor a webinar on “Selecting a High-Pressure Jetting Unit for Maximum Use Applications and Profits” on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Cleaner magazine will host the session.

Presenters from US Jetting are Ryan Peake, southeast regional sales manager, and Danielle Young, new unit and international sales coordinator. They will explain why purchasing a high-pressure jetting unit is a capital investment that must be researched thoroughly.


A profitable jetting unit needs to cover a wide range of pipe cleaning applications, and the wider the range, the greater the potential profits. The webinar will focus on selecting a unit with the pressure, water flow, water storage capacities and engine horsepower to fill the needs of any sewer cleaning operation. The seminar will last 45 to 50 minutes and will allow 10 minutes for the presenters to answer submitted written questions.


To register, visit


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