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Snow-making equipment with KSB pumps

Snow-Making Equipment

Snow making with KSB – for boundless winter fun

Climate change is making our winters milder and milder. KSB’s energy-efficient components for snow making leave winter sports resorts less dependent on the weather and guarantee great slopes. 

Perfect snow making – as challenging as the slopes themselves

Snow-making equipment tends to consume a lot of energy and incur relatively high operating costs. Our winters are also becoming milder, shortening the winter sports season. It is therefore important that the pumps installed in these systems – e.g. submersible motor pumps or high-pressure pumps from KSB – are not “energy guzzlers”. Instead, they should make a positive contribution to total life cycle costs. 

But this cannot come at the cost of performance: Pumps and valves employed in snow making must be able to perform excellently at all times and work reliably even under high pressure, as water extracted from streams or rivers sometimes has to be raised hundreds of metres in altitude.

A machine room used to treat water for the production of artificial snow

At the Jenner ski resort on the Königssee lake, variable speed high-pressure pumps make for reliable production of artificial snow.

Impressive winter landscapes – thanks to robust technology from KSB

KSB’s energy-efficient pumps reduce the operating costs of your snow-making equipment and thus minimise the total life cycle costs. Featuring sturdy materials and larger dimensions of impellers and bearings as well as casings with large wall thicknesses, the robust design of cast steel pumps from KSB makes for a long service life. With its submersible motor pumps, submersible borehole pumps and high-pressure pumps, KSB offers the right technology wherever needed in snow-making equipment.

Products from KSB: unbeatable performance on every slope

KSB pumps make the operation of snow-making machines extremely cost-effective and energy-efficient – especially if they are equipped with automation technology such as PumpDrive which automatically adjusts the flow rate to provide the output required. 

KSB automation solutions record all relevant operating data and optimise the pumps’ energy efficiency. Cutting-edge monitoring equipment enables you to keep track of all operations at any time. 

KSB high-pressure pumps for snow-making machines are also used in industry. Here, robust design and smooth operation are crucial, and these pumps are engineered for reliability. They help you avoid downtimes and their expensive consequences. 

KSB products and services have proven their worth in many regions synonymous with winter sports all over the world including major ski resorts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy. 

Benefit from 24-hour service and comprehensive consultation – from planning and commissioning all the way to maintenance and repair.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a wide range of products for snow-making equipment

  • Submersible motor pumps
  • Submersible borehole pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Mobile pumps
  • Mixers / agitators / tank-cleaning units
  • Various drive systems
  • Variable speed systems

Applications include

  • Water extraction from rivers or lakes
  • Pumping and transport of water – even hundreds of metres of altitude upwards 
  • Water supply for snow cannons 
  • Automatic control of pumps
  • Pressure control of the main pump
  • Monitoring of snow-making equipment

Your benefits

  • Robust, energy-efficient pumps reduce overall operating costs 
  • Powerful pumps enhance equipment’s performance  
  • Economical, optimum operation thanks to variable speed systems and the latest monitoring equipment
  • Less downtime and consequential damage due to reliable products and straightforward maintenance
  • 24-hour service and comprehensive consultation in all project phases 
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.

Inspection service

Inspection service

KSB’s inspection service provides regular pump inspection and pump maintenance to ensure the reliable operation and increased availability of your system.

  • Preventing failures
  • 24-hour on-call service
Spare parts kits for pumps and valves

Spare Parts Kits

KSB offers complete spare parts kits for many pump ranges. The kits contain sealing elements, bearings and impellers, for example, and are considerably less expensive than purchasing each part separately.

  • All main wear parts in one set
  • Easy to order and available at short notice

KSB - one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial valves and pumps

Founded in 1871 in Frankenthal (Germany), KSB has been one of the leading suppliers of pumps and industrial valves for over 150 years. With more than 15,000 employees worldwide and its own sales and marketing, manufacturing facilities and service operations, KSB develops and produces custom-fit pumps for various applications.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, its product portfolio includes building and industrial technology, water transport, wastewater treatment and power plant processes. Thanks to innovative research and development, KSB can meet the most diverse requirements of customers. Benefit from many years of experience and technical expertise as a renowned pump manufacturer.

KSB pump manufacturers: the best solution for your plant
Industrial pumps and valves from KSB cover a wide range of applications and are highly energy-efficient. Products convince with the most innovative technology as well as with systems that have been tried and tested for many years - including the Etanorm water pump. Achieving more than 1.5 million sales worldwide, Etanorm is the most successful standard water pump. With KSB spare parts and services.

KSB ensures the operational reliability of its industrial pumps and valves. The KSB success formula for high-performance pumps lies in the technological strength in hydraulics, materials and automation.

Competent service right from the start
The numerous production facilities ensure that KSB as a pump manufacturer can guarantee customer proximity and first-class service. The experienced specialists are certified to ensure excellent quality and extensive experience. KSB Service takes care of the commissioning, inspection, servicing and maintenance of your pumps, valves and complete systems directly on site.  KSB also provide you with spare parts quickly. This means you get the best service directly from your pump manufacturer.