Wilden, part of PSG, a Dover company, is celebrating 65 years of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology in 2020.
The company, which is based in Grand Terrace, California, USA, was founded in 1955 by Jim Wilden when he invented the AODD pump. Wilden became part of PSG in 2008, and now spans more than 160 countries with more than 180 distributors worldwide.
“At Wilden, being simple, reliable and efficient was ingrained into our DNA by our founder Jim Wilden,” said Erik Solfelt, Diaphragm Pump Product director at Wilden. “Incorporating these design qualities into every one of our solutions is key to bringing our brand promise to life, a promise that includes a commitment to the pursuit of excellence, customer satisfaction, innovation, research and development, and market knowledge.”
The company recently launched the Wilden SafeGuard, the industry’s first AODD Internet of Things (IoT) enabled remote performance monitoring and alert system. This all-inclusive pump-monitoring system remotely tracks, records and alerts customers to key performance indicators – such as leak detection, stroke rate and total stroke count – of AODD pumps during operation. It provides real-time alerts via SMS or email to indicate any noteworthy change in operations that may be a precursor to or indicators of component failure.