Flow International Introduces JetPlex Pump
Design ensures highest possible pressure stability available in a pump, optimal performance, reliability and easy, predictable maintenance
KENT, Wash., June 9, 2009 - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, today introduced the JetPlex pump, designed to set the industry standard for performance and reliability.
Designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, JetPlex pumps are based on field-proven technology with more than 7,000 pumps installed worldwide, logging more than 65 million working hours. The design ensures the highest possible pressure stability available in a pump, with optimal performance, reliability and easy, predictable maintenance.
JetPlex provides users with the following key benefits:
o Reduced wear and tear on pump components since less energy is wasted as transferred heat to a hydraulic system.
o Better edge quality on parts and faster cutting speeds.
o Lower utility bills. Less power and water consumed per horsepower of output, combined with lower maintenance costs, delivers the lowest overall operating pump costs in the industry.
o Reduced downtime. Flow's R&D staff and engineers design parts using sophisticated Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling software, where pressure-cycle fatigue life and structural characteristics can be predicted and analyzed on a computer.
o Increased pump reliability. With Flow's patented designs and high-quality materials, the JetPlex pump offers longer intervals between maintenance cycles than previous generations of pumps.
o Simpler maintenance. With no hydraulic system, JetPlex pumps are easier and more intuitive to maintain than intensifier pumps.
The JetPlex utilizes Flow's Patented Automatic Control Valve, or Pac-V, to ensure quick reaction when changing operating pressure or opening and closing the flow of water through the cutting nozzle. The Pac-V is also easier and more reliable to use than designs that utilize a bypass valve or dual orifice design to control water flow. Another benefit of Pac-V technology is that it allows the use of a wide range of orifice sizes, ensuring that you can tackle the most challenging and diverse applications.
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.flowcorp.com.