Munich, Germany -- Machinery specialist KraussMaffei has begun producing pumps for its polyurethane metering systems in-house, the company said 25 March.
According to KraussMaffei, customers can now benefit from pumps that are more suited to their specific job compared to other pumps on the market, and have much longer service lives than previously.
The German company said that making the pumps itself has brought other benefits such as fast and uncomplicated pump maintenance and a quicker supply of spare parts.
From April 2010, the company's EcoStar, RimStar Compact, RimStar Modular, and MiniDos series of machines, as well as its hybrid machines, will all be fitted with KraussMaffei metering pumps. Initially the pumps will be rated for 16-40 litres per minute, with more pump sizes added throughout the year, the statement said.
"This change will give us the opportunity to align our products even more closely with the needs of our customers," said Wolfgang Freshdorf, business area manager in KraussMaffei's Reaction Process Machinery division. (RD)