Pumps & Systems Presents the Next Installment of Its Live Webinar Series

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Using Integrated Vector Drives for Rotary PD Pumps will be facilitated by a panel of three experts on Feb. 26, 2009

Pumps & Systems, the magazine for pump users worldwide, presents the next edition of its Live Webinar Series on Feb. 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. Eastern. To register for the FREE Webinar, please visit http://www.pump-zone.com.

The Webinar--sponsored by seepex, Inc.-- will show attendees the potential applications for an integrated pump drive system, including metering and blending multiple liquid components, feeding filling machines, dosing chemicals into continuous dilution lines and pH control. It will explain the functionality and advantages of purchasing a pump with an integrated drive and control scheme.

Using Integrated Vector Drives for Rotary PD Pumps will define the time and capital cost savings of using a single component system that is preconfigured rather than a multiple component system that has to be custom built, configured and programmed. The presenters will explain the advantages of a "vector" drive and the various functions that can be either pre-programmed by the manufacturer or re-programmed by the end user. Attendees will see the difference between a pre-programmed unit and the use of an HMI (Human-Machine Interface) programming panel.

Pre-programmed units can also be fitted with potentiometer that can be used for manual speed control or as a scaling device in an automatic model. Scaling can be for minimum or maximum speed or it can be used to change dosing ratios when the unit is pre-programmed in a "follower" mode.

The applicability of the integrated pump vector drive crosses many industries: water and wastewater, chemical dilution and dosing, volumetric filling in the food, beverage and consumer chemicals markets, dye and pigment dosing, pH control and application of adhesives or sealants following the speed of a conveyor. The technology is applicable to almost all variable speed, positive displacement pump applications.

About The Facilitating Panel
Michael J. Dillon is president of seepex, Inc., in Enon, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University and Wright State University, Dillon is the author of numerous articles on positive displacement and progressive cavity pumps. He has more than 35 years of experience with progressive cavity pumps, the last 25 years in senior management positions. http://www.seepex.com

Glenn A. McIntyre, PE is the senior product manager (concentric gearing) with Emerson Industrial Automation/Emerson Power Transmission. He owns a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He has 30 years of experience in AC and DC motors and variable speed controls, application engineering, product design engineering, system integration/design, field service and marketing. McIntyre has been with Emerson for more than 25 years. http://www.emerson-ept.com

John Wood is the marketing manager (gearing) for Emerson Power Transmission/Emerson Industrial Automation. He has a B.A. in Biology and has more than 35 years of experience at Emerson in Motors and Gearing Products Sales and Marketing. http://www.emerson-ept.com

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