KTH-LOGO.gif (8856 bytes)       Listing of cataloged pumps by manufacturer

Description of types of pumps

Centrifugal Pumps - Most pumps are centrifugal type that use a rotating  impeller to add KC-small-pump.jpg (4856 bytes)velocity to the liquid being pumped.  Within the pump, the velocity of the liquid is generated by centrifugal force.    The velocity of the solution is converted with internal restrictions within the pump into pressure.   Pressure is usually rated in feet of head for centrifugal pumps.  This type of pump is used for liquids that are water like in viscosity (thickness), when quantities of flow are large compared to the pressure requirements.

Horizontal Pumps - These pump are mounted in a horizontal direction with the motor.  They may be centrifugal or positive displacement. They require a seal to prevent the pumping solution from leaking past the rotating shaft.  Shaft sealing can be of packing, mechanical seal, or magnetic driven.

Vertical Pumps - These pumps are mounted in a vertical direction -- usually in or over the supply tank.  The shaft sealing is normally a restrictive bushing that will limit the leakage up the shaft or may use a second impeller (expeller) to prevent solution migration up the rotating shaft.  Magnetic driven - seal-less pumps are also available in this type of pump.

Submersible Pumps - These pumps are mounted in the tank with the solution.   The motor is normally contained in an oil filled cavity that is protected for contact with the liquid by a lip or mechanical seal.  They can be Perfecta.jpg (10449 bytes)designed to pump large solids or  grind solids to smaller sizes, transfer waste water at large flow rates or high pressures, or just pick up water off the floor or the bottom of a tank.   Often called sump pumps, they usually incorporate a float valve to automatically stop when the liquid level is low.  Most submersible pump are centrifugal type.

Positive Displacement  - This type of pump uses a mechanical force to push the liquid through and out of the pump.  Rotating gears, reciprocating pistons or diaphragms are the most common type.  Pressure will be rated in PSI (pounds per square inch).  This type of pump is suitable for higher viscosity liquids or when pressure requirements are high.

Pumps are designed for may different special applications.  Pumps are constructed of metal or thermoplastics suited for their abilities to handle corrosive chemical or solution process temperatures.   There are special designs for most unusual applications -- Pump designs will incorporate the service conditions of the application and will be balanced with pump efficiency, pump service life, corrosion resistance, manufactured cost and  physical size. 

Let us help you in your selection process to obtain the features and benefits that are most important for your application.

Centrifugal Pumps - Horizontal and vertical for transfer applications

Magnetic coupled / driven horizontal Pumps - "Mag Drives"

Horizontal Magnetic Sealed Pumps - horizontal seal less centrifugal

Penguin Pumps,  March, Iwaki, InnoMag, Little Giant

  • Horizontal Magnetic Drive - PP - PVDF -316 SS

Dickow Pumps - heavy duty chemical process

  • Metallic Magnetic Drive - Chemical and Hot Oil Service
  • Stainless Steel - Hastelloy C - other alloys

Finish Thompson,

  • Self-priming magnetic sealed - PP - PVDF
  • Horizontal magnetic sealed - PP - PVDF

Horizontal Mechanical Sealed Pumps -     

LaBour / Taber 

  • ANSI centrifugal standard pumps
  • ANSI Triple Volute
  • Self-priming centrifugal
  • Vertical long shaft centrifugal
  • Cast Iron - 316SS - most other alloys

           LaBour / Taber product line for Northern Illinois and NW Indiana only.

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  • Horizontal -Centrifugal - Mechanical Seal - CPVC - 316 SS
  • Horizontal -Multistage - CPVC - 316 SS

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  • Horizontal Magnetic Drive - PP - PVDF
  • Magnetic Sealed Vertical Sump Pump - PP - PVDF
  • Horizontal - Mechanical Seal - Atlas Series- 316SS

Memphis Pumps

  • Centrifugal pump for industrial and commercial applications
  • Cast iron construction - flows to 750 GPM - 280 feet        

G & L Pumps

  • Centrifugal pump for industrial and commercial applications
  • Stainless Steel construction - flows to 1050 GPM - 280 feet        

Vertical Sealless Centrifugal Pumps

Penguin Pumps

  • Vertical Immersion -Seal-less -CPVC -PP -PVDF

Finish Thompson

  • Magnetic Sealed Vertical Sump Pump - PP - PVDF

LaBour / Taber 

  • Vertical long shaft centrifugal to 36 foot length
  • Cast Iron - 316SS - Hastelloys - most other alloys
  • Heavy Duty for chemical process applications

G & L Pumps

  • Vertical Centrifugal pump for industrial and commercial applications
  • Stainless Steel construction - flows to 1050 GPM - 280 feet        

Centrifugal - For sump applications - submersible

Perfecta, BJM,   

  • Submersible Sump Pump - Norel thermoplastic
  • waste chemical sump 

BJM - Industrial Duty cast iron and stainless submersibles  

  • Industrial waste water pumps  
  • Grinder and Vortex Sump Pumps 
  • Sand, sludge and slurry Sump Pumps

Little Giant          

  • Home sump and sewage ejectors

Drum Pumps - For transfer from containers and drumsLutz_Drum_MSL.jpg (9966 bytes)

Finish Thompson,   Lutz

  • Drum Pumps -CPVC -PP -PVDF - 316 SS - Hastelloy
  • Electric Motors  TEFC - ODP - Explosion Proof
  • with optional speed control
  • Air Driven
  • Batching control systems 
  • Progressive cavity drum pump
  • Mixer / pump combination

Centrifugal - Gasoline Engine Powered


  • 2" & 3" Self-priming polypropylene
  • 2" & 3" Self-priming stainless steel
  • 2", 3" & 4" Self-priming cast iron

Positive Displacement 

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LMI, Pulsatron, Madden, Wilden, Gorman Rupp Industries

  • Chemical Metering - PVC - PP -Teflon - 316 SS
  • Analog and/or digital input signals

Positive Displacement - For transfer applications

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  • Air Diaphragm -PP -PVDF -Teflon -aluminum - cast iron - 316SS - Hastelloy
  • Drum pump adapter kits
  • Batching control systems


  • Batching control systems
  • Progressive cavity drum pump

Click below to go to other product types or to listing by manufacturers

Valves - manual and actuated for control and shut off of liquid flow
Tanks -
for storage of chemicals or processing
Mixers -
tank and inline mixing of liquids
Filtration -
equipment for solution filtration
Heaters -
electric immersion and coils for temperature control of solutions
Systems -
for monitoring liquid flow and pH
Fittings -
pipe and piping systems
Liquid Level Controller - for tanks or starting and stopping pumps
Waste Treatment -
component equipment for waste treatment systems
Accessories -
liquid handling products
Manufacturer Listings -
products listed by our key vendors

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