Settima and Kawasaki are two names in industrial pumps that you should know


Settima and Kawasaki are two names in industrial pumps that you should know

It is now just over 105 years since Kawasaki began manufacturing Hele-Shaw type radial piston pumps, and 64 years since the birth of the Staffa Motor. Way back in 1916, Kawasaki started to manufacture the innovative Hele-Shaw type radial piston pumps which were only the second product on the globe designed for use with hydraulic oil.

Since the development of this first pump, Kawasaki now leads the hydraulics industry in the sheer volume of production and capacity, manufacturing a wide range of products, including hydraulic motors, valves pumps, and various hydraulic components for mobile, industrial, and marine machinery, to name but a few key applications.

In 1957, George Hally junior, previously a Hercules radial aircraft engine designer, designed the first ever hydraulic radial piston motor which he named “Staffa” Motor and now over 500,000 Staffa motors have been sold; many of which are still in use today after thousands of hours of trouble-free service.

Originally designed and manufactured to operate in the harsh environment of coal mines, the Staffa motor was quickly discovered to be a tough and reliable motor and it soon became extremely popular wherever a reliable direct drive solution was needed. In the years that have followed, Kawasaki Precision Machinery engineers have improved and refined the motor’s design and construction until the product is what you see today.

Today, modern techniques such as finite element analysis, advanced materials and coatings, computational fluid dynamics and state-of-the-art testing facilities enable us to continue to push the operating boundaries of this unique family of motors.

Kawasaki Staffa motors are all made at the manufacturing facility in Plymouth, here in the UK, where Kawasaki continues to invest millions of pounds in the latest production technology. This has enabled them to continually improve their manufacturing processes, maintaining the world leading quality and reliability of Kawasaki Staffa Motors  that our industry demands

For over 40 years, Settima (inventors of the Continuum® technology) has been leading the way in designing and manufacturing a range of high performance silent hydraulic three screw pumps.

Ask anybody in the industry, when it comes to helical rotor pumps and hydraulic screw pumps, Settima has the reputation for being one of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry. Settima pumps are established as one of the most innovative products available, using the latest technologies and the highest quality components.

Full name Settima Meccanica, the company was originally established over 40 years ago in 1978 with the mission of designing and manufacturing high technology three screw pumps for the lift and elevators industry. The aim was to produce pumps capable of minimising noise emissions and pulsations in hydraulic circuits. Since 1978, the company has invested in new technologies, new applications and new market sectors which has led to Settima gaining experience in difference fields and increasing their overall product portfolio.  They are now seen as one of the leading manufacturers of no noise pumps, both for low and high pressure industrial and commercial applications.

In 2001 Settima designed and developed a new range of helical rotor external gear pumps. These were trademarked Continuum® and have become well known throughout the industry as the first no vibration and no noise pumps for high speed and high-pressure applications and the concept is now internationally patented. Sertima’s Continuum® pump soon became the commercial benchmark in key industrial and mobile applications across the globe.  Antech is one of a small number of ISO 9002 certified and qualified partner suppliers responsible for ensuring products are available to the UK market and can provide ongoing and uninterrupted technical and product support.

A statement from Settima reinforces their position as a leading global player in the market “Innovative equipment and procedures for quality control guarantees the product reliability of our range of pump products. The engineering department at Settima, equipped with cutting-edge design tools, allows the company to develop special projects and customised solutions. Our market knowledge, attention to detail, and employees’ development are all key factors in our continued growth”.

As an official Settima Pumps stockist, we provide our customers with a wide range of innovative pump solutions for most applications. For more information on the Settima Pumps available from Antech Hydraulics, contact our technical team today.


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