Portable Diaphragm Pump suits fuel cell applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring nylon housing and end cap that limits pump weight to 4.4 lb, 118Z Series provides maximum continuous pressure rating of 20 psi and maximum vacuum rating of 22 in. Hg. Oil-less vacuum pump is equipped with 24 V brushless DC motor, permanently lubricated bearings, and stainless steel valves. All wetted aluminum parts are treated for corrosion protection.

Original Press Release:

Thomas 118Z Series Pump Combines Lightweight Portability With Efficiency

The 118Z Series pressure/vacuum oil-less diaphragm pump from Thomas provides the ultimate in mobility with a quiet, efficient low-vibration design that utilizes a lightweight nylon housing and end cap that limit the pumps weight to 4.4 lbs.
(1.99 kg) - all combined with a highly efficient, long-life 24V brushless DC motor.

Specifically designed for fuel cell applications, the 118Z series also features permanently lubricated bearings, stainless steel valves, all wetted aluminum parts treated for corrosion protection and is designed to meet agency requirements. Maximum continuous pressure is rated at 20 psi (1.38 bar) and maximum vacuum at 22" hg (-745 mbar).

Thomas Division, gd-thomas.com, a Gardner Denver Company headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision engineered compressors and vacuum pumps. Thomas products are found in medical, environmental systems, pharmaceutical equipment, automobiles, business machines, printing presses, packaging machines and vending products, among others. Gardner Denver, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of reciprocating, rotary and vane compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial and transportation applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial markets, and other fluid transfer equipment serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is headquartered in Quincy, IL. For more information, visit the company's Web site, gardnerdenver.com.

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Thomas Division

1419 Illinois Avenue

Sheboygan, WI 53081

Phone: (920) 457-4891

Fax: (920) 451-4397

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