Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.
WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 5,000 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises seven established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:
- Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group: peristaltic tube pumps for pharmaceuticals and industry
- Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials
- Bredel: heavy duty hose pumps
- Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers
- Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems
- MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications
- BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Vietnam.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) peristaltic pumps are self-priming and have no seals, valves, diaphragms, glands or impellers. They have clear advantages when handling solids and abrasive chemicals. Conversely the gentle pumping action of these tube pumps ensures that shear sensitive products, and fluids containing small pieces, such as food ingredients, can be pumped without damage to the product.
Watson-Marlow Tubing leads the world in Pumpsil, Accusil, PureWeld and Bioprene TPE pump tubing specifically manufactured for the biopharmaceutical industries. In their state-of-the-art cleanrooms Watson-Marlow manufacture Pumpsil premium quality platinum-cured silicone tube, Bioprene a unique Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) tube and PureWeld XL a pure thermoplastic elastomer that can be welded and heat-sealed. Watson-Marlow also produces tubing for food, industrial and mining applications. They are the only peristaltic pump manufacturer who make their own precision tubing, providing custom sizes and packaging.
The MasoSine Process Pumps Positive Displacement Pump is a highly reliable pump for sanitary and industrial applications. It is frequently chosen as a food pump and is also used to transfer shear sensitive fluids such as shampoos and lotions for the cosmetics industry. The exclusive single shaft and single sinusoidal rotor are the centre pieces of an innovative, simple design. The sinusoidal rotor overcomes the limitations of conventional rotary lobe pumps to produce:
- Low shear
- Superior suction
- Low pulsation
- Gentle handling
- Simple, economical maintenance
Flexicon Liquid Filling aseptic filling and capping systems for pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic applications offers a range of products from stand-alone units for hand filling, through semi-automatic systems, to fully automatic filling, stoppering and capping machines.
A peristaltic pump is well suited to aseptic processes, as it is a sealless pump with no valves or glands to leak, clog or replace. The process fluid touches only a tube – it does not come into contact with the pump itself. The tubing can be easily cleaned or replaced, eliminating contamination and ensuring a fast and efficient validation process.
Bredel Hose Pumps produce high flow high pressure pumps up to 80,000 litres/hour with pressures to 16bar (232 psi) with unique patented direct coupled design. Duplex and CIP models are available. These pumps are found in a range of applications including use as slurry pumps and for handling abrasive, corrosive, high viscosity and shear sensitive products.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world’s largest custom peristaltic pump source for OEM applications. Their OEM peristaltic pumps are available at flow rates ranging from microlitres per minute to 80,000 litres/hour and from one to 32 channels of flow. The range includes a mini peristaltic pump which is the smallest in the market.
Watson-Marlow Qdos pumps are designed as a chemical metering pump with flow rates up to 30 litres/hour at 7 bar (100psi), for use in environmental applications, including water treatment, and reagent dosing in the mining industries. This no-valve metering pump lowers installation and maintenance costs. As metering pump manufacturers they have created a drop-in replacement to diaphragm metering pumps.
BioPure has built its reputation as specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of single-use bioprocessing components. BioPure fluid path components allow the industry to connect with confidence. Our single-use components are manufactured and packed in an ISO Class 7 clean room validated in operational state and have lot numbers moulded in for full traceability.
• BioBarbs™ - hose tail to tri-clamp adaptors
• BioClamp - plastic TriClamps
• FlatBioEndCap -end caps for connectors
• Bio-Y™ - barbed Y
• BioValve™ - precision flow control valve
• BioEndCap™ - end caps with pull tab.
BioPure is happy to announce that it has been acquired by the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology. The clear synergy between BioPure‘s product range and Watson-Marlow Pump Group‘s products will assist in meeting the needs of the rapidly growing single-use biopharmaceutical market.