At Bauma, Godwin Pumps announced a major makeover at its Gloucestershire, England, factory, including a 15,300-square-foot expansion. Godwin has been manufacturing pumps at its Gloucestershire facility since the end of the 19th century.
Most of the space has been used to enlarge the factory area. The company added eight new fitting assembly bays, a new service area and a new electrical department, a new fully acoustic test facility that enables workers to test flow rates up to 2,800 cubic meters per hour (10,000 gallons per minute), pressures up to 370 psi and powers up to 600 horsepower.
The remaining 3,300 square feet was designated for offices, with 65 percent of the office area for design and engineering, project engineers and the service management and quality assurance departments.
Godwin Pumps displayed its full range of Dri-Prime pumps at Bauma. It showed its CD series for lower pressure applications — designed for construction dewatering and sewer by-passes — and its JL series for high-lift applications, designed for higher pressure applications such as mine and quarry dewatering and pumping through nozzles or long pipelines.
The HL series offered three new models — the HL110M, HL130M and HL160M. The Dri-Prime pumps can be equipped with diesel or electric drive, manual or automatic controls, high-volume or high-lift pumping capabilities and various construction materials including cast iron, hardened cast steel or stainless steel.