24-volt electric water pump
Russ Cockburn

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Grayson targets higher performance and longer motor life with new water pump technology

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of cooling, heating and air conditioning solutions has launched its first new product of 2017.

Grayson Thermal Systems, which employs 270 people across four sites in the West Midlands and a US operation in Indiana, will officially unveil its new 24-volt electric water pump this week and has already received orders from customers in the bus and coach sector.

The company’s R&D team has spent the last 3 years developing this latest technology, which promises to deliver higher flow pressure at lower pump speed, can be mounted in various orientations and offers a motor with a performance life of up to 40,000 hours.

Suitable for global use in a variety of operating and environmental territories, the pump is lightweight, whilst offering vastly improved performance and exceptional corrosion and water resistance.

“This is a very exciting product introduction for our business and builds on more than 50,000 high-performing water pumps that we have supplied into the marketplace to date,” explained Ian Hateley, Technical Director at Grayson Thermal Systems.

“We have been listening to the vehicle manufactures and fleet operators, who are asking for even longer product life, quieter operation and guaranteed flow pressure…three attributes we have delivered with our new 24-volt electric pump that integrates a number of new designs and technology.”

He continued: “The other element we are rightly proud of is the versatility of our product, which can be used in bus, truck, hydrogen, gas, hybrid and electric vehicle applications.

“This has been proven following extensive testing and significant field trials and has already led to a clutch of new orders.”

Grayson Thermal Systems is expecting to secure more than £2m of sales over the course of the first twelve months and is embarking on a major marketing campaign to reinforce its desire to promote the benefits of using new technology to improve operational efficiency.

This will include a new brochure, splash page on the website and digital marketing campaign, as well as the water pump being one of the featured products at APTA and Bus World in October 2017.

Ian continued: “Customers benefit from the full Grayson Thermal Systems service, from the installation of the water pump on new or existing vehicles to a comprehensive servicing and maintenance programme to ensure optimum performance.

“We have a network of global service partners and an extensive team of engineers continually on the road working with our customers and this is growing with further investment planned this year.”

Established in 1978 by current Chairman Graham Hateley as a small car radiator repair business, Grayson Thermal Systems is now regarded as a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke engine cooling, heating and air conditioning products.

The company plans to bring a wave of new products to the market over the remainder of the year, including a V3 Cooling System Controller to reduce installation time for the OEM, thermal management systems for hybrid and electrical vehicles and, thanks to the design capability of simulation software, new heat exchanger platforms.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Russ Cockburn .

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