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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 seven 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.

Bernard Refson, founder of Watson-Marlow

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 internal valves. Hose pumps improve processes by eliminating troublesome and 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: single-use tubing connector systems for biopharmaceutical customers. There is clear synergy and a significant growth opportunity presented by bringing together BioPure’s product range and WMFTG’s products to meet the needs of the rapidly growing single-use biopharmaceutical market.

Asepco: specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity aseptic valves and magnetic mixers for the biopharmaceutical industry. Asepco utilises patented, market-leading technology to improve sterility within the biotechnology production process.

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 seven established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers unrivalled solutions for their pumping applications.                                                                                                                   

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