LEONBERG, Germany (Dec. 20, 2016)—LEWA has commissioned a new test room for process pumps at its Leonberg, Germany, site, according to a statement from the company. The new test facility allows the operation of up to four pumps in parallel in variable frequency drive operation. All pump data is continuously monitored.

If selected parameters exceed given limits, the pump or even the entire system might be shut down in order to protect pump and system against severe damages. This system allows safe and continuous but unmanned operation of pumps with in total 800 kilowatts hydraulic power in maximum, according to the company.

Company board members visited the pump test facility during their meeting Dec. 7. LEWA’s former CEO and now executive vice president and board member, Naota Shikano, started a G3G triplex pump on the control panel to see the new features first-hand, according to the company.

On Dec. 9, the second part of the opening ceremony took place with all LEWA Leonberg employees invited to the facility.