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KSB to release new pump app with Bluetooth capability

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German pump manufacturer KSB will release a new pump app in mid-July called KSB FlowManager.

According to the company, the new app can be used to operate and configure the PumpDrive 2 and PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed systems. In addition, it can be used to adjust the fixed speed of MyFlow Drive ‘to the optimum operating point.’

The app will support both IOS and Android devices, and will be available from both the iTunes and Google Play stores.

KSB explains in a statement that the main functions of the app can be summarised under the terms operation and monitoring. The app shows the current operating point and provides access to all key parameters, alerts and warnings as well as records of trends. Other features are a commissioning wizard for open-loop control, discharge pressure control and differential pressure control.

Another new feature on the app is an external Bluetooth gateway, which allows wireless communication with devices via smartphone, tablet or notebook. The gateway does not have to be built into the devices. Instead, it can be attached externally to the service interface of the devices. The gateway also has an additional interface for a mini-USB cable (for communication with a notebook or for charging the battery) as well as an “on-off” button for battery-saving operation or to switch between Bluetooth and USB mode, KSB states.