Tsurumi pump passes 7m drop test

A Tsurumi dewatering pump survived a drop test from a height of seven metres.

The test was carried out by the pump manufacturer in the run-up to the upcoming IFAT trade fair in Germany. It comprised two series that were to prove their resistance to extreme events. Firstly, a universal pump of the type HS2.4S was dropped from a height of seven metres. This is roughly equivalent to a free fall out the third floor of a building.

The pump only suffered cosmetic damage which did not really surprise the manufacturer.

"Tsurumi pumps can really take a beating," said test manager Matthew Hill. Although the pump had scratches on the housing, it otherwise worked perfectly.

A test with an LB480, also a universal dewatering pump for construction, industry, agriculture and other applications, showed similar results. In this case, however, the lower casing was slightly deformed at the point of impact.

Tsurumi has published the video of the drop test on its Facebook page. At IFAT, the Düsseldorf-based company will be showcasing a cross-section of its programme at stand B1.444, which includes dewatering pumps, submersible aerators, agitators and a "smart" network solution that also integrates third-party products.