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Mechanical Engineering

Tradition meets progress: Well equipped for every challenge – with products from KSB

As well as withstanding the toughest operating conditions, valves and pumps for mechanical engineering also have to offer convincing cost-effectiveness.

KSB employee working on a pump for mechanical engineering

Keeping up with the challenges and looking to the future

Mechanical engineering applications place the toughest demands on pumps and valves. Fluids including high-temperature oils, cooling lubricants containing chips, process water with solids content and treated boiler water demand a lot from the materials used for pumps and valves.

Machine tool manufacture, thermal oil systems and steam boiler systems all require the highest levels of precision and safety. The construction materials and performance of valves and pumps in mechanical engineering must therefore match the fluid to be handled.

But production requirements are not the only benchmark; market requirements must also be considered. Mechanical engineering has long faced economic and technological challenges: Internationalisation, new markets in emerging economies and competitors joining the market are all contributing to increased competition.

The impact of technological trends such as digitalisation and Industry 4.0 on the sector is also intensifying. Companies looking to gain ground on the competition need to have their operating costs under control and their eyes open to digital change processes.

Mechanical engineering: a drill milling its way through metal  Chips are flushed away with water.

In demand in mechanical engineering: pumps help to remove metal chips and separate them from cooling lubricants.

KSB products for mechanical engineering
are ready to meet every application technology and economic challenge

Having accrued many years of experience on the market, KSB offers products and services that meet the demanding requirements of mechanical engineering – both in terms of technology and cost effectiveness.

KSB pumps and valves are flexible and can be individually adapted to match the application. They enable efficient operation regardless of load conditions. In addition, high product quality guarantees unbeatable process reliability which in turn supports consistent quality in your production. 

Equipped with innovative technology, KSB pumps for mechanical engineering contribute significantly to lowering operating costs and boosting company earnings.

The toughest demands require products of the highest quality 

From close-coupled pumps to standardised pumps, high-pressure pumps, immersion pumps and cooling lubricant pumps: KSB offers a broad product portfolio enabling us to respond flexibly and individually to your needs and requirements.

KSB pumps for mechanical engineering can also be configured on an individual basis to match the fluid handled, for example by incorporating special mechanical seals, casing wear rings and a wide range of material combinations. This ensures smooth pumping and a reliable production process.

In addition, pumps can be equipped with automation and drive solutions such as PumpMeter, KSB Guard or PumpDrive: These smart products monitor the operating status of the pump, ensure energy-efficient operation of your pump system and notify you of necessary service measures in good time. Digital solutions thus create transparency within the process, prevent unplanned downtimes and reduce operating costs.

KSB offers both specialised niche solutions and integrated system solutions. High-quality products for mechanical engineering are complemented by an excellent range of services from KSB SupremeServ.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a wide range of products for use in mechanical engineering:

  • Standardised pumps/close-coupled pumps (standardised chemical pumps)
  • Process pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Slurry pumps
  • Self-priming pumps
  • Cooling lubricant pumps

Potential applications include  

  • Thermal oil systems
  • Steam boiler systems
  • Machine tool manufacture

Fluids handled include 

  • High-temperature oils
  • Cooling lubricants containing chips
  • Process water with solids content 
  • Treated boiler water

Your benefits

  • Flexible and individual solutions thanks to a broad product portfolio
  • Wear-resistant materials
  • Highest process reliability thanks to consistently high product quality   
  • Automation and drive solutions for energy-efficient operation and process transparency 
  • Reduction of total cost of ownership via innovative technology 
  • Comprehensive service – from installation and maintenance to on-site repairs



Single-stage close-coupled volute casing pump, with ratings to EN 733, with replaceable shaft sleeve and casing wear rings, with motor-mounted variable speed system. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation with the KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.

Etaprime B

Etaprime B

Horizontal self-priming volute casing pump, single-stage, with open multi-vane impeller, close-coupled; pump shaft and motor shaft rigidly connected; ATEX-compliant version available.

Etanorm SYT

Etanorm SYT

Horizontal volute casing pump in back pull-out design, single-stage, with ratings and dimensions to EN 733, radially split volute casing with integrally cast pump feet, replaceable casing wear rings, closed radial impeller with multiply curved vanes, single mechanical seal to EN 12756, double mechanical seal to EN 12756, drive-end bearings: rolling element bearings, pump-end bearings: plain bearings, with magnetless KSB SuPremE motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 and PumpDrive variable speed system; ATEX-compliant version available.

Movitec VCI

Movitec VCI

Multistage vertical high-pressure immersion pump for installation on tanks or platforms.

More products suitable for mechanical engineering



Multistage horizontal or vertical centrifugal pump in ring-section design, long-coupled or close-coupled, with axial or radial suction nozzle, cast radial impellers and motor-mounted variable speed system. ATEX-compliant version available.



Horizontal radially split volute casing pump in back pull-out design to ISO 2858 / ISO 5199, single-stage, single-entry, with radial impeller. Equipped with heat barrier, seal chamber air-cooled by integrated fan impeller, no external cooling. ATEX-compliant version available.



Bellows-type globe valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, with on/off disc or throttling plug, standard position indicator with colour coding for identification of valve design, replaceable valve disc; bellows protected when valve is in fully open position; seat/disc interface made of wear and corrosion resistant chrome steel or chrome nickel steel.



Globe valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, short face-to-face length to EN 558/14, slanted seat, bonnetless, EPDM-encapsulated throttling plug, soft main and back seat, position indicator, locking device, travel stop, insulating cap with anti-condensation feature; maintenance-free, full insulation possible.

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Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

KSB mechanical seals for pumps and valves

KSB Mechanical Seals

The mechanical seal is one of the most important components in any pump. KSB’s in-house shaft seals ensure that your system operates efficiently.

  • Longer service life
  • Reduced costs for maintenance and spare parts