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SEEPEX automated pump receives award from German Design Council

World market leader SEEPEX has only just launched the first automated progressive cavity pump on the market, and already it has won a trophy. The German Design Council distinguished the SCT AutoAdjust with the German Innovation Award. Advanced technology from North Rhine-Westphalia is the 2021 winner in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Machines & Engineering”, as well as being a win for modern pump technology.

“It’s all a matter of adjustment”, is how SEEPEX had described its new development last year. The specialist for progressive cavity pumps thus once again demonstrated its expertise in the field of digitalization: “Pumps are the engine of industrial processes, but so far almost none have been digitalized, so a lot of potential remains untapped,” said Dr. Fabian Pöhl, Global Product Manager at SEEPEX. “The SCT AutoAdjust is the world’s first progressive cavity pump that can be automatically monitored and adjusted via a new type of hydraulic adjustment unit with digital monitoring and control technology. This makes it possible to compensate for wear, and the optimum operating point can be set at all times. The operating data is sent to the SEEPEX cloud, where it is analysed using AI. Maintenance can be optimized in terms of plannability, process downtime, and use of personnel and equipment. Pump performance, service life and energy consumption are improved. Thus, the SCT AutoAdjust achieves maximum process efficiency at minimum operating costs.”

The German Innovation Award recognizes cross-industry products and solutions that stand out primarily because they are user-centric and offer added value compared to previous approaches.

“Innovations that shape the future and improve lives exist in all branches of industry. Sometimes you can spot them immediately, but often this is not the case. The German Innovation Award wants to change that. It makes great achievements visible to a wide audience and ensures successful market positioning,” the organization says. Since 1953, the German Design Council has been promoting company competitiveness. Its international competitions award the best achievements in terms of design, brand and innovation. “Because only with a perfect attuned combination of design, brand and innovation can companies be armed for the tough competition of Industry 4.0 and digitalization.»

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