Automotive industry and suppliers
Pumps and valves from KSB keep car production reliably rolling
Drawing on many years of expertise, KSB offers optimum solutions for applications such as surface treatment, machine tools, air conditioning, heating and drainage.
Reliable and efficient pumps for the automotive industry
Every year, over 100 million cars and commercial vehicles are rolled off production lines worldwide. This makes the automotive industry and its numerous suppliers located in many countries in Europe and around the world one of the most important economic sectors.
Car and commercial vehicle manufacturing is highly automated and involves closely interlinked supply chains and just-in-time production. Any disruption in the production line, including machine failures due to an insufficient supply of cooling water or compressed air, brings manufacturing to a standstill – and causes costs that quickly become incalculable.
The automotive industry and its many suppliers present a wide range of challenges to be tackled by KSB. From building services applications such as air conditioning and pumped drainage to handling cooling lubricants in machine tools through to pumping cataphoretic dip paint in highly complex paint shops, KSB can provide the optimum solution for almost every application – both for engineering contractors and for end users.
KSB keeps colour on the roads – with pumps suitable for paint shops
Particularly when it comes to paint shops, a lot of energy can be saved by using variable speed pumps with high-efficiency motors, without causing any disadvantages in the application process. At the same time, pumps from KSB also offer maximum process reliability.
KSB has many decades of experience in collaborating with the most renowned engineering contractors for paint shops and also with automotive manufacturers directly. In the area of paint shops, KSB dominates the market at an international level. In Europe, up to 80 % of all pumps in this industry are in KSB blue.
Thanks to its modular solutions, KSB is able to create tailored individual solutions for engineering contractors and operators.
Automotive production systems: KSB is also the leader for building services
In addition to suitable pumps for paint shops, KSB also offers an extensive portfolio for building services applications – from heating and air-conditioning systems through to water supply and waste water disposal or water treatment using filtration and osmosis.
This is complemented by a wide range of different pump sets for use in machine tools, in particular for handling cooling lubricants.
Besides reliability, the focus here is on the efficiency of the drive. KSB produces the world’s most efficient magnet-less pump motor: KSB SuPremE® IE5 – an innovative drive solution for centrifugal pumps with an excellent environmental balance.
Many years of experience, tailored all-in solutions and reliable service worldwide make us a sought-after partner for the automotive industry and its suppliers.
Horizontal volute casing pump, single-stage, with ratings and main dimensions to EN 733, long-coupled, back pull-out design, with replaceable shaft sleeves / shaft protecting sleeves and casing wear rings, with motor-mounted variable speed system. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a 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.
Multistage vertical high-pressure centrifugal pump in ring-section design with suction and discharge nozzles of identical nominal diameters arranged opposite to each other (in-line design), close-coupled. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a 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.
Centred-disc butterfly valve, sealed by elastomer liner, with lever or manual gearbox, pneumatic, electric or hydraulic actuator. Wafer-type body (T1), semi-lug body (T2), full-lug body (T4) or U-section body with flat faces (T5). Body types T2 and T4 are suitable for downstream dismantling and dead-end service with counterflange. Connections to EN, ASME, JIS.
Diaphragm valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, in straight-way pattern; shut-off and sealing to atmosphere by diaphragm; hydraulically favourable full bore body with coating or lining, position indicator with integrated stem protection. From DN 125 with threaded bush. All moving parts are separated from the fluid by the diaphragm. Maintenance-free.