Load Controls Announces New Pumping Center

Load Controls, Inc., have implemented a state-of-the-art pumping research environment at its Sturbridge, MA headquarters. As part of a commitment to extend the leadership in motor and pump power sensing, 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 and the installation of a fully instrumented pumping system that includes sensors to monitor motor power, pressure, flow and vibration, gateways to send power, quality metrics, and local and cloud-based software for analysis.

Courtesy of Load Controls Inc.

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