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 valves, seals or glands. Hose pumps improve processes by eliminating 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: specialists in the design and manufacture of single-use fluid path components. Manufactured and packed in an ISO Class 7 clean room, BioPure components have lot numbers moulded in for full traceability.
ASEPCO: design and manufacture Weirless Radial diaphragm valves for the bioprocessing industry. They are contamination-free and have a 180° flow path, without leakage. Diaphragm change takes less than one minute and reduces maintenance costs by up to 80%
FlowSmart: high purity sanitary gaskets, silicone transfer tubing and reinforced silicone hoses for the bioprocessing and pharmaceutical industries
Aflex Hose: utilising patented technology, Aflex produces PTFE lined flexible hose for the most demanding applications in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries, ensuring the highest levels of chemical resistance and superior flexibility.
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: