STURBRIDGE, Mass. – Load Controls, Incorporated announce that they have implemented a pumping research environment at their Sturbridge, MA headquarters. Load Controls is teaming up with the UMass Water and Energy Technology Center to research the roles of energy, power and motor quality in industrial pumping. This research center will augment an ongoing project the two teams have implemented to monitor and track energy usage of the pumps and wastewater treatment mixers deployed at the WET center and Town of Amherst Wastewater Treatment facility.

The pumping environment includes dedicated research personnel as well as the installation of a fully instrumented pumping system that includes sensors to monitor motor power, pressure, flow and vibration, as well as gateways to send power, quality metrics, local and cloud-based software for analysis.