Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • PumpScout Joins Forces with US Plunger Pump Manufacturer Pumptec

    PumpScout and Pumptec Inc are pleased to announce a new partnership that will introduce more pump buyers to Pumptec's high-quality duplex stainless steel plunger pumps.

    The pump manufacturer is now a featured supplier on, a web service that streamlines the pump buying process by instantly connecting buyers with the right suppliers for price quotes and, ultimately, product sales.

    "Our partnership with Pumptec puts another leading company and their well-known brands front and center for the thousands of pump buyers who visit our site," says Justin J. Johnson, CEO of PumpScout. "Pumptec has a strong history of high quality products and excellent service."

    Pumptec Inc is a leading US manufacturer of duplex stainless steel plunger pumps designed to pressurize water for various applications, including pest spraying, misting, pressure cleaning, hydrostatic testing, carpet, tile and grout, and injection and metering. The company's plunger and metering pumps are engineered, designed, assembled, and lubricated at the Minnesota factory for life-long performance; they're also engineered to handle flows up to 4 gpm and pressure up to 1200 psi.

    Gary Geiken, Marketing Director of Pumptec, says the partnership with PumpScout is already providing the company with new customers and increased product sales.

    "We're looking forward to tapping into the ever-growing pool of pump buyers who are using to source their pumps," says Gary Geiken. "PumpScout has a unique and powerful strategy of reaching new buyers for our products. We very much look forward to this partnership". aims to be a one-stop shop for pump buyers from every industry. The website helps buyers determine the type of pump they need and then routes them toward the appropriate suppliers. It also helps streamline the process by connecting them with multiple pump suppliers for product quotes.

    "The PumpScout web service is used by more than 50,000 engineers, maintenance professionals, and contractors every month. These buyers are using PumpScout to quickly and easily source pumps for their projects," Johnson says.

    About is the pump buyer's single source for pump supplier and consumer information, tools, and tips on buying and maintaining all kinds of industrial pumps. The website features a powerful quote system allowing buyers to get price quotes - fast and free. For more information, visit

    About Pumptec

    Pumptec Inc is a U.S.A., Minnesota-based company that started over 24 years ago with a simple philosophy in mind: build durable, high-quality pumps that work as hard as its customers. Working closely with its customers, the company continues to leverage their expertise. Armed with many industry patents, Pumptec constantly strives to create innovative pumping solutions for spraying liquids in all types of chemical spraying applications. The company designs small, high performance pumps. That is why Pumptec Inc says: Simple. Reliable. Profitable. Performance. For more information, visit

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  • Series 213C Plunger Pump

    213C Plunger PumpPumptec’s Series 213C plunger pump for applications in the performance range of up to .75 gpm and up to 1000 psi.

    Standard features of the pump include:

    • Ceramic plunger
    • Stainless steel valves
    • Cartridge seal design

    The most popular application for this pump is Flash Evaporative misting, or mist cooling. In this market, it is often used to provide flow for 2-4 misting rings on fans.

    Pumptec’s unique, compact design allows for a great amount of performance in a small package. Additionally, the Pumptec design permits mounting positions not possible with other type of pumps that rely upon oil to lubricate moving drive parts.

    Other markets include: High pressure chemical injection, low flow dispensing and odor control.

    Motor options: 12V, 24V, 120V and 230V.

  • Pumptec Inc is on IHS GlobalSpec

    Pumptec Inc is pleased to announce that they are a pump manufacturer that has partnered with IHS GlobalSpec to increase visibility worldwide  to OEMs and other potential business partners. Pumptec sees this as a way to gain more awareness and placements of their USA made stainless steel duplex plunger pumps manufactured in Anoka, MN.

    IHS GlobalSpec is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing professionals.

    More than seven million industry professionals rely on IHS GlobalSpec as a trusted resource at every stage of the research, product design and purchasing process – from product discovery, to learning new applications, designing products, identifying service providers and staying abreast of the latest news and trends in the industry.

  • Unloader vs. Regulator

    Unloader vs RegulatorMany find it confusing to decide whether to use an unloader or a regulator in their equipment. Please use the following as a reference to help you make the best choice.

    Regulators maintain a set maximum pressure in a system as a result of bypassing fluid. The system pressure may be lower at different times as valves open and close, but the pressure will not exceed the maximum set pressure. Regulators are simple devices that typically consist of a piston or ball held on a seat by the force of a spring. The force in the system needs to be greater than the force on the piston before the piston will begin to move and release fluid. The piston will move to release only the fluid necessary to maintain the system pressure.

    Pressure regulating unloaders provide the ability to control pressure like regulators, but their special function is decreasing pump head pressure to very low when valves are closed. This ‘no load’ pressure decreases wear on the pump and lowers energy consumption over time. Unloaders are more complex than regulators and have more moving parts to wear. These valves typically include a check valve in the discharge fitting that ‘traps’ pressure between a control valve, like a spray gun, and the unloader. Inside the valve will be a piston and seat, like a regulator, held down by a spring. The trapped pressure is greater than the spring force causing the piston to move and bypass fluid to flow. While this trapped pressure is maintained, the pump head pressure will be low. Once the valve is opened and the trapped pressure is released, the pump head pressure will return. It is very important with unloaders to have no leaks or loss of trapped fluid between the valve and unloader.

    Reasons to choose a regulator include:

    • No frequently closing valves in system.
    • Simplicity of design for lower maintenance.
    • Using a DC motor with extended bypass times.
    • Strong chemical use.

    Reasons for unloader:

    • Frequently closing valves with extended closed times.
    • Energy-sensitive application.

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