Almatec’s pumps feature a new Omega-shaped base frame and few moving parts and are made entirely of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material. Depending on the application, FUTUR-Omega Series pumps are also available made entirely of polyethylene and SS316L material. The FUTUR-Omega range of a self-priming AODD pumps can run dry and are designed so that the pumped liquid flows straight through the product of the centre housing, while the air control system and air chambers are located on the side housing. This design ensures that only one part of the housing comes in contact with the liquid, therefore reducing the number of flow bends to only two, and maximizing surface area. The contact-less cascade between the product chambers excludes the problem of sliding surfaces in the liquid with respect to particle generation and dry running sensitivity. Almatec’s FUTUR-Omega pneumatic diaphragm pumps are available in three sizes with maximum capacities of 20, 50 and 100 lpm (5.3, 13 and 26 gpm). They require very little space and offer simplified installation in confined spaces. The range was recently named a 2011 Innovation Award winner by Flow Control magazine. The 2011 Flow Control Innovation Awards honour the year’s most compelling fluid handling technologies in the industry. Almatec’s FUTUR-Omega Series was nominated for its novel technology solutions in the Control category.