December 1, 2012

Cornell Pump Company, based in Clackamas, was awarded the 2012 Product Innovation of the Year by Pumps & Systems Magazine, a leading voice in the pump and rotating equipment industry. The competition was fierce, with numerous innovative products from around the world vying for the title, but Cornell’s Cutter Pump emerged victorious. This pump was designed to solve a common issue in North American wastewater treatment systems: fouled impellers. Cornell’s innovative cutter design uses stationary and rotating elements to break down masses of solids to a size that can pass through the pump. This design reduces impeller fouling, resulting in a significant increase in pump uptime. The cutters have saved more than $31,000 per pump installed in tests. The savings can be substantial, with many municipalities using dozens or hundreds of pumps. READ THE FULL STORY HERE