The pioneers of sealless pump engineering and manufacturing

 

In 1947, HMD Pumps broke new territory in fluid handling technology when they pioneered the sealless magnetic drive pump. In 1994 Sundyne combined HMD with the American company Kontro to create Sundyne HMD Kontro, which stands as one of the most reliable pump manufacturers operating today. Take a look at our past achievements to see where we have been and where we are headed!

 

 

1946 

Company founded by Geoffrey and Charles Howard as Hydraulic & Mechanical Developments Ltd.

1947 

Electromagnetical sealless pumps manufactured for ICI to handle Dowtherm at 300°C.

1951 

First permanent magnet synchronous drive pumps manufactured up to 20 HP.

 

1954 

The Kontro Co. Inc. founded in Athol MA (USA).

 

1956 

Vertical magnet drive pumps installed in the United Kingdom's first nuclear reactor.

1962 

HMD High System Pressure mag drive pumps to 300 bar / 45020 psi produced for Rolls Royce Ltd.

 

1970 

Introduction of HMD pumps into US market with Kontro Inc.

1978 

First magnet drives with rare earth magnets produced. Efficiencies increased to 92%.

 

1980 

CS series pumps produced for high temperature applications. Pumps developed to operate without cooling to 450°C/840°F.

1982 

The Company was renamed HMD Seal/less Pumps Ltd.

1984 

First API (petroleum) standard pumps manufactured.

1985 

Achieved BS5750 quality standard.

1985 

250HP mag drive pumps designed and manufactured.

1987 

AQAP1 (Ministry of Defence) quality standard achieved.

1988 

First seal/less pumps delivered for Trident submarines.

1989 

Awarded ISO 9001 quality standard.

 

1990 

HMD/Kontro is the home of the sealless pump. Over the past 50 years we developed and perfected the magnetic drive for pumping applications. Our global customers know they can count on us to provide leadership in the sealless pump industry based on our rich history.

 

1990

Introduction of ANSI B73.1 specification pumps up to 100 HP.

1994

Acquisition of HMD Kontro by the Sundyne Corporation of America.

1995

API610 standard introduced and pumps launched.

 

1996

HMD Kontro appointed European reseller for Ansimag pumps.

1999

High pressure Frame 0 pumps introduced.

2000

API685 standard introduced and pumps launched.

2002

HPGSA Frame 1 launch.

 

2002

Launch of HPGS and HPGSA Frame 1 pumps.

2005

Secondary control gas seal introduced for API685 pumps

2006

HPGSA and HPGS Frame 2 launch.

2007

60 year anniversary of engineering and manufacturing sealless pumps.