Premiere at IFAT: SEEPEX 4.0 will showcase the world's first automatically adjustable pump. SCT AutoAdjust optimizes stator clamping at the push of a button. 

Premiere at IFAT: SEEPEX 4.0 will showcase the world's first automatically adjustable pump. SCT AutoAdjust optimizes stator clamping at the push of a button.

Under the slogan “Intelligent pumps optimizing your business”, SEEPEX is launching a world first at IFAT 2022 in Munich, where it will be presenting the next generation of pumps. The industry leader from North Rhine-Westphalia will be presenting the world's first progressive cavity pump with automatically adjustable stator clamping at the leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. With the “SCT AutoAdjust”, SEEPEX has perfected its internationally patented and multi-award-winning Smart Conveying Technology (SCT). The specialist for progressive cavity pumps, pump systems and Digital Solutions once again demonstrates its market leadership in the field of intelligent and innovative solutions. The same applies to the other trade fair presentations featuring its “Digital Solutions” and “Smart Air Injection”. SEEPEX will be participating in the exhibition from May 30 to June 3, 2022, in Hall B1, Stand 215/314, at the Munich Exhibition Center.

Analog is becoming digital. “SCT AutoAdjust is another logical step from the world of analog products into the world of digital pumps and is in terms of its technical design the only one of its kind in the world,” says Dr. Stephan Mottyll, Head of Global Product Management at SEEPEX. The Bottrop-based company is consistently developing its digital products and services with ambition and passion. The pump manufacturer combines its digital solutions with the traditional pump business to give its customers more time for the essentials, reduce costs and simplify processes.

Stress-free retensioning - digital maintenance
At the world fair for environmental technologies at the end of May, international trade visitors will experience the premiere of a fully automated solution with integrated Industry 4.0 features. The current premium model range SCT AutoAdjust offers revolutionary innovations in the area of progressive cavity pumps. Wrenches etc. are now a thing of the past when it comes to maintenance. One click from a remote location and the stator is back in top shape. The range, which was developed on the basis of customer requirements, makes maintenance work much easier and therefore helps to save time and costs. Retensioning ensures constant pumping capacity and high productivity. SEEPEX promises “maximum reliability with absolute operational reliability” and “the shortest, fastest and easiest maintenance work ever. Productivity is increased and maintenance times are reduced to a minimum - so it couldn't be any better.” Compared to pumps without SCT, life-cycle costs are also significantly reduced. SCT AutoAdjust is available in a 1-stage and 2-stage version for pressures up to 8 bar. 

SEEPEX has been optimizing its Smart Conveying Technology (SCT) since 2008. The proven design principle: the Smart Stator consists of two halves, so that maintenance can be easily performed by one person. Suction or pressure lines no longer need to be removed.  With an integrated retensioning device, the clamping between the rotor and the stator can be adjusted for optimal conveyance if the flow rate is reduced due to wear and tear. The latest development, the SCT AutoAdjust, now automatically and hydraulically retensions the stator at the push of a button, without the need for any special tools. The new SCT AutoAdjust generation allows the stator to be retensioned either conveniently from the control room via analogue signal lines or digitally via various fieldbus systems. Quick access on site at the pump can be achieved via a control panel or via Bluetooth using an app for Android and Apple tablets that are already connected to the SEEPEX Pump Monitor.

Connected Services - always well connected
The SEEPEX Connected Services cloud platform forms the interface between smart pumps, services and processes. It bundles the data from Condition Monitoring using the SEEPEX Pump Monitor or the customer's own SCADA system. This enables targeted evaluations and analyses that can be used for process optimization. All collected data is stored reliably and securely in the cloud. The real-time data from the monitoring service provide feedback on wear and tear or indicate that spare parts are due for reordering soon. Shutdowns are avoided and system availability is increased. Reliable evaluations are used for preventive maintenance as outlined in the operating and maintenance instructions based on the operating hours for gearbox oil changes and calibration of instruments. To accomplish this, SEEPEX's Advanced Analytics program also uses historical data to enable predictive maintenance forecasting and identification of abnormal conditions. By combining different sensor data, rules can be created to trigger alarms. For example, a reduced flow rate at increased pump speed compared to the pump's individual calibration curve would indicate pump wear. This means that if unintentional process changes are displayed, measures can be taken at an early stage. The deeper analysis of all collected pump data also enables SEEPEX to make more accurate life cycle predictions for each pump type based on an anomaly detection check.

Pumping sewage sludge over long distances in an energy-efficient manner
With “Smart Air Injection” (SAI), SEEPEX offers its customized system solution that combines the advantages of two pump technologies to transport highly dewatered sludge over long distances in a particularly energy-efficient manner. Sewage sludge compressed into plugs can be conveyed up to 1000 meters to its destination using pulses of compressed air in the pipes. For disposal companies, this alternative to conventional processes can quickly pay for itself. Smart Air Injection (SAI) transports sewage sludge with a dry matter content of 20-40% over long distances. The innovative combination of progressive cavity pump, additional polymer injection and pulsating compressed air application allows compacted sewage sludge to be delivered in an energy-efficient manner over long distances. This system solution comes in the form of a package unit, which contains the pump, the dedicated control logic, as well as the polymer and, if desired, the compressed air components. This pump can also be connected to the Connected Services of SEEPEX as an expansion

More diversity together
Since 2021, SEEPEX has been part of the Ingersoll Rand Group, a global supplier of process-related flow and industrial solutions consisting of more than 40 renowned brands. SEEPEX sister companies Robuschi and Milton Roy are also exhibiting at IFAT. Italy-based Robuschi is a leading supplier of rotary lobe and screw blowers, low-pressure screw compressors, liquid ring and centrifugal pumps, and other customer-specific solutions for a wide range of industries. Milton Roy, based in the USA, offers dosing pump and agitator solutions that help with the proper wastewater disposal required.