10/24/2014 | Pressrelease
Air-operated pumps differ from other conveying technologies with a number of advantages. For example, they do not need electricity. Beginning in September 2014, for the first time Lewa GmbH will offer its own product line which is characterized by a long lifetime, fail-safety, cost-effectiveness, and servicefriendliness. Even shear sensitive media can be conveyed without problems using Airflow pumps. They are completely immersible with no restrictions on safety or performance. The pump stops on its own when the maximum pressure is reached – for example due to a closed slide valve. In...
10/24/2014 | Pressrelease
Agreement covers intellectual property relating to continuous processing of biopharmaceutical manufacturing products
Zurich, Switzerland; Leonberg, Germany and Devens, MA USA September 25, 2014 – Chromacon AG has entered into a licensing agreement with Lewa GmbH and Lewa Process Technologies. This agreement will enable the further development of each company’s current and future biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. As a result of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical industry can expect significant cost savings and quality benefits in downstream processing.
“This agreement enables...
08/28/2014 | Pressrelease
After the retirement of its CEO of many years, Burkhard Schmedding, Lewa GmbH has purchased Ingenieurbüro Schmedding KG, which acts as a sales and consulting office for pump systems in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company's activities are primarily in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, system and machine design sectors and the cosmetics and food industries. In addition to representing Lewa, which the office has done for two generations, Schmedding also offers other high-quality products and technical solutions for industrial applications, including special Bungartz...
08/20/2014 | Pressrelease
Top precision contamination-free conveying and metering in the manufacture of sterile products
Process integrity, recipe constancy, and product safety play a decisive role in the pharma, food, and cosmetic industries. Lewa GmbH, a manufacturer of pumps and systems for a wide variety of industries and segments, will present a portfolio at this year's Technopharm in Nuremberg/Germany from September 30 to October 2 that includes not only different diaphragm metering pumps, rotary lobe pumps, progressing cavity pumps, centrifugal pumps, and air-operated double diaphragm pumps, but also...
08/14/2014 | Pressrelease
To protect the health and safety of employees as well as possible, Lewa GmbH has obtained AMS certification (Arbeitsschutz mit System) compliant with the criteria of NLF / ILO-OSH 2001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 from the VGB (the German Employer's Liability Insurance Association).
The certification was awarded in the presence of Andreas Becker (VBG), Sven Roser, and Werner Bartole (Lewa) on June 26, 2014, in Leonberg. The certification confirms that Lewa GmbH, in addition to meeting legal requirements, has also implemented internal rules at all levels governing the responsibility, training, and...
08/11/2014 | Pressrelease
Continuous, fully automated monitoring and control of odorizing systems
For safety reasons, the Deutsche Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e. V. (DVGW, German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) normally requires an inspection of odorizing systems at least every four weeks. Lewa GmbH has now developed a new control system that continuously compares the set and actual values of the gas volume or odorant, so that these inspections can be eliminated or at least carried out at longer intervals. The odorant concentration can be configured in digital increments,...
07/29/2014 | Webnews
To protect health and safety of its employees, LEWA applied for the certificate according to Arbeitsschutz mit System (Systematic Labour Protection).
Fulfilling the criteria defined by the internationally accepted norms NLF / ILO-OSH 2001 and OHSAS 18001:2007, LEWA was awarded with the certificate by the Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft (Administrative Professions Organization) on June 26, 2014. This not only confirms that LEWA complies with all legal regulations, but also at all levels implements rules which pertain to responsibility, instruction and maintenance of proved and monitored...
07/23/2014 | Webnews
The LEWA Prize is awarded every year for outstanding achievements at University of Stuttgart. This year, the prize goes to the doctoral candidate Daniel Frank for his research at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP). He found out, how potassium can be recovered from liquid manure for agricultural fertilization.
Potassium salts are used as fertilizers for plants in agriculture, because they accelerate photosynthesis and increase the resistance to diverse environmental influences and to vermin. Conventional liquid manure contains larger quantities of...
07/14/2014 | Pressrelease
"Brand Originator" as new recognition feature of the Lewa-Nikkiso Group
Over the past few years, LEWA GmbH has continued to grow strongly, and is also leading the pump and system business in the Nikkiso Group.
In accordance with the overall strategy of the company, which plans continued organic growth and increased investment into the product portfolio, the new Corporate Design should reflect the value, power, and potential of the brand. Since emotions play an important role in the purchase decision even in the investment goods market, the new brand presence will have a...
07/14/2014 | Webnews
Again this year, several schoolgirls from Johannes-Kepler high school in Leonberg were invited to LEWA to learn about the work of industrial companies. The girls had the task to produce an object their school needed.
Within the framework of the project „Girls & Technology“ last year’s participants built a sofa out of steel.
This year, the participating pupils decided to build a basketball hoop for their schoolyard. With the help of the trainers and LEWA’s apprentices, the hoop was completed within one week. In the project, the girls learned about different technologies of wood- and...
07/02/2014 | Webnews
On June 28, 2014, the 5th city run took place in Leonberg. LEWA participated in the run both on and off the race track.
It was raining again and again, but just before the first starting signal sounded, the sun came out, ensuring ideal running conditions. Around 850 runners competed.
171 men and 133 women participated in the 5,000-meter run which was sponsored by LEWA. Within the LEWA company sports group, amongst men Ralph Gommel (29th place) and Andreas Hettich (47th place) achieved the best results, amongst women Ronja Pecher (34th place) and Déborah Stork (42th). „The threat of rain and...
07/01/2014 | Webnews
From August 25 to 28, 2014, LEWA will be present with an exhibition stand on the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) in Norway. LEWA’s know-how in the oil and gas industry will be shown.
The ONS is an exhibition and conference with important representatives from the oil and gas industry. It will take place from August 25 to 28 in Stanvanger, Norway. Around 60,000 visitors are expected. On 33,000 square meters, 1,250 exhibitors from over 30 nations will attend the ONS.
LEWA’s stand with the number 342/18 will be located in the „German Pavilion“ (Hall C). There, LEWA will present the ecoflow and the...
06/02/2014 | Pressrelease
New quintuplex pumps with drive powers of up to 800 kW
Lewa plunger pumps according to API 674 are used wherever high hydraulic power is needed, especially in the oil and gas sector and the process industry. These pumps are characterized by their compact construction and low weight, which is particularly significant for offshore installations. To meet the special requirements of customers even better, Lewa now offers a new generation of pumps with splitted gear housings. This special feature significantly facilitates maintenance, permitting the use of a fully balanced crankshaft which...
05/28/2014 | Webnews
At the „National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training“ (NIBRT) in Dublin, a LEWA EcoPrime chromatography system is installed in a GMP environment until June 6. The capability of the system is demonstrated with simulated production runs.
The NIBRT in Dublin was founded by stakeholders in the Irish government, industry and academia to support and promote the development of biopharmaceutical industry. Tasks of the institute are among others personnel training, laboratory validation and process de-bottlenecking.
From May 19 to June 6, a LEWA EcoPrime chromatography system is...
05/23/2014 | Webnews
From June 3 to June 5, 2014, the annual pharma fair “Vision Pharma” will take place at the exhibition site in Stuttgart/Germany for the first time. LEWA will be present there again. Apart from a classic fair stand, LEWA will inform visitors with a lecture and a daily product presentation about its innovations.
The fair “Vision Pharma” deals with the processing and production of pharmaceutical products. In June 2014, it will take place in Stuttgart for the first time instead of in Karlsruhe as previously.
LEWA will be present with an exhibition stand (stand number E.04) at the fair. For...