United States of America Sundyne offers new bearing box for heavy duty API Direct Drive Process Pumps

Feb. 25, 2008
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo., Feb. 26, 2008 – Sundyne Corp., a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, has introduced a new bearing box design for its line of heavy duty Sundyne API Direct Drive Process Pumps. The new bearing box design meets the API 610/ISO 13709 Type OH3 requirements and is available in Grease Lube, Oil Splash and Oil Mist configurations. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Bearing boxes are typically used to isolate drive units from high temperatures and loads, allowing mounting of Standard IEC, NEMA and special certified motors. The new bearing box design is now available as standard equipment on all Sundyne LMV-800 series pumps. Customers who wish to upgrade their Sundyne pumps with a new bearing box can contact their local Sundyne dealer.

“Our new bearing box designs are simple and rugged, making our Sundyne Heavy Duty API Direct Drive pumps even more reliable,” said Jeff Wiemelt, vice president and general manager of Sundyne Corp. “This upgrade represents our commitment and investment in continuous product improvement.”

“We have placed more then 70 bearing boxes on Sundyne Heavy Duty API Direct Drive pumps at customer sites over the past year, and they have all performed flawlessly,” said Shawn Olson, Sundyne Corp.’s pumps business unit manager. “Engineers in hydrocarbon processing units chemical processors will be pleased with the enhanced reliability and ease of maintenance that these products provide.”

The improved Grease Lube bearing box and new Oil Splash bearing box are available in six configurations and rated up to 100 horsepower (75 kW), 1100 psig (76 bar) and 300˚F (150˚C). All Sundyne bearings have an L10 life of 25,000 hours minimum to meet or exceed API 610/ISO 13709 requirements.

The Sundyne Heavy Duty API Direct Drive line of pumps includes the LMV-801, LMV-802, and LMV-806 models. Sundyne also manufactures a family of highly reliable gear-driven API process pumps, environmentally friendly magnetic drive seal less pumps, sanitary pumps, and high speed compressors that serve a wide range of applications throughout the 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. Additional information can be found at www.sundyne.com. Hamilton Sundstrand, headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn., employs approximately 18,300 people worldwide and had 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion. 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 Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.