New PumpSmart™ Model 200 Version 3.0 Provides The Latest in Variable Frequency Drive Technology


    Seneca Falls, New York, USA -PumpSmart Control Solutions, a division of ITT Industries Company, has introduced PumpSmart 200 Version 3.0, a major addition to the award winning PumpSmart product line. Like previous PumpSmart offerings, the new Model PS 200 Version 3.0 is a microprocessor based, variable speed drive, programmed specifically for centrifugal pumps up to 700 HP.

    The new Model 200 Version 3.0 provides the following drive construction improvements: a reduced number of components, a smaller physical size and weight of each drive, "plug & play" fieldbus and analog input/output extension modules. It also features expanded simplification and functionality making it ideal for a wide range of applications where previously process controllers were too costly and complex. For example, the number of parameters needed for set up and start have been reduced to only seven (7) for a single pump pressure control application. In addition, the new model allows a user to start up to three (3) fixed speed pumps compared to only one in earlier PumpSmart 200 models.

    The continuous monitoring and reaction to both pump conditions and system allow accurate control of virtually any process parameter demands. The PS Model 200 Version 3.0 will alert the user that a sensor has failed and then automatically change to speed control. The resulting speed is the average speed for the last minute of operation prior to instrument failure. The Model 200 Version 3.0 offers both fixed and variable dual setpoints. On variable setpoints the user is able to receive a second 4-20m Amp signal and continuously vary the setpoint whenever suction conditions are at a level that would cause cavitation.

    The Model 200 Version 3.0 contains a pump wear monitor, which enables it to automatically identify pump performance decreases due to the wearing of hydraulic components. This wear monitor works on any centrifugal pump and does not require performance data to be fed into the drive. The Model 200 Version 3.0 provides multi-pump control, controlling up to 4 pumps in coordinated fashion to meet system demand and maximize pump performance and reliability. In addition, the units can alternate lead and lag, as desired.

    As with previous PumpSmart models, energy savings in the 30-70% range are obtained because at lower demands, the PS 200 Version 3.0 reduces the motor speeds eliminating the extra energy that's used to overcome the pressure drop of control valves. This new model can be applied to any centrifugal pump in a wide range of applications including: cooling water, transfer and loading, paper stock pumps, reboiler and bottom pumps, wastewater, filtration, slurry pumps and boiler feed.

    PumpSmart Control Solutions is a Division of ITT Industries' Industrial Pump Group. ITT Industries, Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: electronic interconnects and switches; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; fluid and water management and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $4.99 billion in 2002 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

    For additional information and literature on the new PumpSmart Model 200 Version 3.0, contact Goulds Pumps, 240 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 or call 1-800-734-PUMP or visit