Blackmer celebrates 115 years in pumps

 

Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, is celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2018. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA-headquartered company specialises in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pumps, and reciprocating compressor technologies.
Blackmer started in 1899 with Robert Blackmer working to develop a more reliable, efficient alternative to rotary gear pumps. That year, he created a new rotary, self-compensating pumping principle that would become the predecessor to today's sliding vane pumps.
In 1903, a few years after the invention of the new positive displacement rotary vane pump, Robert Blackmer founded the Blackmer Pump, Power and Manufacturing Co in Petoskey, Michigan, where the company remained until 1925 when it relocated to Grand Rapids.