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From Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, water and wastewater professionals gathered at McCormick Place in Chicago for WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s premiere trade show. This year marked the first live, physical WEFTEC since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020. Despite a smaller footprint and reduced attendance, the show lived up to what is is known for: strong educational sessions and a wealth of exhibitors with exciting products being brought to market.
Throughout the event, our editors visited exhibitor booths on the showfloor and tweeted about the products they saw. Below is a compilation of those products categorized as either new products making a debut at the show or featured products with existing market influence.
WEFTEC 21 New Products & Announcements
Much like American Water Works Association's ACE, Water Environment Federation’s WEFTEC is a critical show for launching new products, and 2021 was no different. For the first time since 2019, exhibitors could launch a new product at one of the industry’s premiere live events. Below are just a few that WWD editors got to experience at the show.
KSB Amerex ARX Pump & Hydraulics Design
KSB Solutions unveiled a new submersible pump with an updated and refined hydraulic design aimed at reducing and eliminating ragging and clogging issues — such as those created by wipes. It is constructed of cast iron with high chrome content to resist abrasion and grit. This hardened metallurgy is one of the defining features of the new hydraulic design as well.
The company was also showcasing it’s Amaslide option for horizontally installed pumps. This option bolts the pump into guide rails that allow the pump to slide open horizontally for easy access to the pump internals and the impeller for maintenance and cleaning.