Introducing Automatic Start and Stop for Hydraulic Submersible Pump

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (August 18, 2006) – Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., of Port Orange, Fla., has developed an automatic start/stop system for hydraulic submersible pumps. Typical hydraulic power units require manual start and stop, manual needle valve adjustment and manual speed adjustment.

Thompson’s automatic start/stop system energizes and de-energizes the hydraulic circuit while automatically adjusting the speed of the hydraulic power unit. Thompson Pump’s development minimizes labor costs and allows for considerable fuel savings. Automatic throttle control allows the engine to warm-up and cool-down, thereby, reducing engine wear.

“Others have tried to add automatic start and stop systems to hydraulic power units in the past and have met with minimal success,” said Dale Conway, VP, Engineering, Thompson Pump. “Thompson Pump has developed a proven system which eliminates the typical problems associated with conventional start and stop systems.”

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high quality engine-powered portable pumps, ranging in size from 2”-18”, for use in varied applications in the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. The company sells and rents their entire line of dewatering pumps including wet and dry prime trash pumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, high pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps as well as bypass systems, wellpoint systems and a complete line of pumping accessories.

Thompson Pump, a family-owned company based in Port Orange, Fla., is a full-service manufacturer and provider of high quality pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise for the toughest dewatering, bypass and emergency pumping applications. Since 1970, Thompson Pump has assisted contractors worldwide with pump rental, sale, design, installation and operation. Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout Florida and in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New England, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company is also aligned with more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau. For more information, call (800) 767-7310 or log onto