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WMFTG marks 60 years of the Bredel peristaltic hose pump

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Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has marked 60 years of its Bredel brand with significant investment in new technology at its factory in the Netherlands.
High-performance Bredel pumps are relied upon to transfer and dose aggressive, viscous and abrasive fluids and solids.
Originally designed to meet the needs of customers in the construction sector as a concrete pump, Bredel pumps are now used in applications across a wide range of industries that include brewing, water treatment, construction, chemical and mining.
Managing Director Johan Van den Heuvel said: “Over the past few weeks we have invested around €750,000 in our hose grinding equipment, to upgrade it and ensure continuity of our unique hoses.
“At Bredel we are one of the only pump companies to manufacture our own hoses, optimised for perfect performance by precision machining. The new grinding equipment software and hardware components comply with the latest standards and safety regulations.”
Late last year, the company installed a 3.4 million advanced CNC turn-mill centre, complete with automated loading/unlading and an innovative storage system.
By executing this major overhaul, WMFTG is future-proofing its Bredel business for the long term.
Bredel pumps have no seals, valves, diaphragms, stators, glands or other costly components to replace, ensuring they can be easily maintained in-situ without relocation to a workshop. Only the hose requires occasional replacement.