United States of America Sundyne enhances reliability of ANSIMAG Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps

Jan. 24, 2007
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo. (January 25, 2007) – Sundyne Corp., a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today unveiled new and improved features for the Ansimag® sealless magnetic drive, non-metallic line of pumps to increase reliability and improve environmental factors for the chemical processing and steel manufacturing industries.

“Over the past two years we made significant investments in engineering and manufacturing to increase our sealless pump reliability and performance to make the Ansimag by Sundyne the highest quality sealless non-metallic pump line available to the market,” said Jeff Wiemelt, vice president and general manager of Sundyne Corp.

Sundyne now manufactures the Fully Encapsulated Drive™ with new molding technology and materials to improve pump inner drive chemical resistance. The reengineered impeller design will increase the Ansimag K+ pump line’s flexibility and reliability for the most demanding chemical process applications. Pump users will find it easy to repair and retrofit the new impellers into existing Ansimag by Sundyne products. These magnetically driven impellers are less subject to corrosion and can handle extremely caustic chemicals and solvents in temperatures of up to 250° F (120°C).

Sundyne also improved the exterior of their Ansimag magnetic drive sealless pump line with powder coating making them virtually impossible to scratch, chip or expose the pump to corrosion. This significantly increases pump life even with exposure to the harshest chemical environments. Sundyne is backing up these improvements by doubling the industry standard warranty period and providing a two-year pump warranty for all Ansimag sealless magnetic drive, non-metallic pumps.

“Our customer field tests have demonstrated that we have succeeded in making a very reliable product even more reliable. The products in Sundyne’s Ansimag sealless pump line provide as much as 400 percent improved impact and scratch resistance over other pumps available today. Lower maintenance and longer product life provide Sundyne customers significant cost benefits,” stated Shawn Olson, Sundyne’s business unit manager for pumps.

In addition to serving chemical and water processing industries with highly reliable and environmentally friendly sealless pumps, Sundyne also has a family of API process pumps, medium duty pumps, sanitary pumps, as well as high-speed compressors that fill a wide range of purposes, including hydrocarbon processing, power generation, food and chemical processing industries.

About Sundyne Corp.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo. Sundyne Corp. is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. Sundyne Corp. is an industrial business of Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Additional information can be found at
 www.sundyne.com. Hamilton Sundstrand, based in Windsor Locks, Conn., is among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically-advanced aerospace and industrial products. The company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. With 2005 revenues of $4.4 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 17,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.