Win-Win Situation For a Rental Company

Learn how Cornell Co-Pilot, our innovative pump monitoring system, was able to create a win-win situation for a rental company. Co-Pilot uses new technology to diagnose and correct old problems more effectively. And with remote monitoring—available from thousands of miles away from the pump application, but updated in real time—Co-Pilot can assist in this time of stay at home proclamations.

Read how Cornell Co-Pilot addresses pump cavitation by alerting the rental company when the pump was being run dry for hours at a time, and how that system can help your pumping applications.

Cornell Pump features numerous stories that highlight how our pumps produce solutions for end-users, in a section entitled Application Sheets. To see these sheets, visit our website literature resources.

Pump Monitor Stops Cavitation / Pump Damage

Diagnosis and correcting an old problem with new tools: Industrial Internet of Things Pump Monitoring

The Problem: For decades pump rental companies have wondered how customers have been utilizing pumps in the field. A pump rental company began using Cornell Co-Pilot to monitor pumps to answer that question in late 2019.

The company had only rudimentary operational intelligence on their rental pumps; beyond run time on the engine, usage was self-reported by the end user. Equipment could break down during operation, proving detrimental to productivity for both the end user and the rental outfit. It is often the case that if the pump goes down, the whole job can shut down for repairs—costing thousands of dollars in opportunity cost to the end user and repairs to the rental company.

The Solution: This is where Co-Pilot fits in. By installing Co-Pilot on their fleet of pumps, this rental company is able to track where their equipment is, how it is being utilized, how often it is used, and the total hours of usage, all remotely from the desktop or mobile applications.
The Co-Pilot provided immediate results when it captured a pump that was running dry for hours at a time. It was clear in the data that for the first hour of operation, the pump was running at a higher vibration, and suction/discharge pressures were normal. For the remaining 6 plus hours, vibration dropped to a much lower level, and pressures dropped off to zero. This type of operation causes wear and tear on the pump, adds unnecessary hours to the engine, and consumes excessive fuel. The rental company was able to contact the pump user on site, discuss the scenario and provide valuable insight in correcting the issue. This added level of customer service goes a long way and is a win-win for both parties, saving time and money in unnecessary down time and repairs.

Devices for Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) monitoring, such as Cornell Co-Pilot, have many advantages to equipment owners and end-users above and beyond seeing how your pump is running right now. They include:

  1. Better asset management: Through GPS location tracking, know exactly where a piece of equipment is at all times. Track how often it is moved, when it has been used, under what conditions, and do so quickly.
  2. Predictive maintenance: As the system learns running conditions and operations, Co-pilot users can better predict when parts will wear, and order and replace prior to a costly unplanned shutdown. Alerts can be set up and sent to immediately notify of out of spec conditions.
  3. Plan Maintenance: Real-time information regarding operating hours, bearing frame temperatures, fuel levels etc. allow maintenance teams to better react and efficiently plan for upcoming equipment service needs. Using GPS location tracking, equipment can be found quickly and serviced as required.
  4. Better onsite access and understanding: Allows users in front of equipment to easily access dimensional prints, pump curves, operation manuals, and order replacement parts.
  5. Predictive forecasting: As pump users gather data on their average life cycle for machinery, they can make better forecasts than traditional historical models.
  6. Greater energy efficiency: Operating the rotating equipment at better points on the pump curve can be possible with operational data. A few percentage points of efficiency gained on a piece of equipment running several thousand hours a year can be thousands of dollars in savings.
  7. Improved operational efficiency: Smarter, more timely decisions can come from data, offering improved overall efficiency.
  8. Greater safety: With rotating equipment sending signals—even shutting down—if it is outside of established parameters, the equipment can be run more safely for everyone on-site.
  9. Business analytics: Data from connected pumps can be analyzed, overlaid, and shared. Mission critical insights can be shared with on-site and off-site teams. Better uses and cases can be explored.
  10. Reduce warranty claims: By knowing how your equipment is operated, actions can be taken before damage occurs. This reduces downtime to the end-user and protects equipment for the owner, while providing a higher level of customer service.

Cornell Co-Pilot™ is a pump monitoring and analytics system designed for use to improve pump operation and performance. A typical Co-Pilot system includes the Co-Pilot module connected to the Co-Pilot cloud-based monitoring platform. Learn more about Cornell Co-Pilot at


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Throwback Thursday – Hydro Turbines!

Cornell has been designing and manufacturing pumps for municipal projects for decades. In the Pacific Northwest—where our factory started and remains today—there was concerted push for river dams to help alleviate flooding like the 1948 Vanport flood in Oregon that destroyed housing for 20,000 residents and tragically killed 15.

Throughout the 50’s and early 1960’s dam projects were placed around Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Not only did it help alleviate flooding concerns, but also helped bring clean and plentiful hydro-electric power to the region.

Cornell supplied these turbines for a dam project of that era. We were involved in more than a dozen dam projects over about a decade; as well as working on pumping systems for fish ladders to protect native salmon and other fish.

We do plenty of municipal projects to this day, such as wastewater treatment plants, airport HVACs, and flooding mitigation projects. And we even make small hydro turbines to this day.

Just because it flushes doesn’t mean it is treatable

Cornell Pump has addressed ragging and plugging caused by wet wipes and other non-biological material in the waste water stream for more than a decade. KATU, a local Portland TV station, recently featured a reminder from the Public Works department for the City of Vancouver, Washington, about not flushing paper towels and disinfecting wipes down the toilet. Everyone should clean well, and often, because of the COVID-19 virus, but do your pipes a favor and don’t clog them up!

Read and see the story on the KATU website.

We worked with the Clark Regional Wastewater District in Vancouver, Washington, years ago to install Cornell Waste Warrior cutter pumps to address their plugging and ragging problems due to wipes. Watch the video to get the whole story.

Learn more about the cutter pumps designed specifically to deal with ragging solids.

Cornell Has Landed at ConExpo 2020


Come See Cornell Pump At ConExpo, on the shows opening Day. We’re in booth # B91323 through Saturday.

Learn about Cornell Co-Pilot , see our expanded SM pump line, and enter to win DJI mavic mini drone and more.

Cornell Pump School: The Best in Hydraulic Pump Training

For more than 70 years, those wanting the best in hydraulic pump training have come to Portland—specifically for Cornell’s Pump School.  Thousands of attendees have learned, networked, and shared at the annual event, and had a better understanding of pumps because of their involvement.

Registration is open for Pump School 2020 and spots are filling fast. We always sell out—we limit attendance for the best experience in classroom and factory tours. And it is very cost effective— $185 for two days of instruction and meals. Many other venues charge in excess of $1,000 for the same 11 hours of training credits.

Plus, it is in beautiful Portland Oregon in late summer. Join us September 15-16, 2020 for Cornell Pump School!

Hotel rooms available at Benson Hotel in downtown Portland—responsibility of attendee. More booking information available in the registration brochure (PDF).

Cornell Pump at ConExpo 2020

Come visit Cornell Pump at the ConExpo 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada from Tuesday, March 10 through Saturday, March 14, 2020! We’ll be at Booth # B91323 in the Bronze Hall.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show. Held every three years in Las Vegas, this massive event features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every aspect of construction. Don’t miss your chance to see the widest selection of products and services – all in one place. In 2017, there were more than 185,000 attendees and exhibitors; the show is immense and impressive.

In the booth, we’ll be featuring Cornell Co-Pilot™ and the SM Slurry Series.

The Co-Pilot monitors your pumps 24/7 for peace-of-mind; track temperature, vibration, and location straight out of the box on battery. Hook up to external power to allow more sensors, more frequent reporting, and integration to control systems such as SCADA.

Our SM Series of pumps are unlined high chrome white iron wet ends for a wide range of slurry applications. All pumps are design to a maximum working pressure of 600 PSI and can be used for series pumping. We’re expanding the line of SM products, and would love to talk to you about it at ConExpo 2020.

Plus, enter to win some great raffle prizes such as DJI Mavic Mini Drone!

Visit us at Bronze Hall Booth # B91323. Use our customer or dealer promo codes for discounted advance registration: Customer Promo Code: EXa76k4rCST / Dealer Promo Code: EXa76k4rDLR

Hall hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Hot Pumps in Arizona this week

Visit Cornell Pump at SME 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Our booth number is 1429. We are showing off the 6612T and 8NNW cutaway pumps , as well as our telemetric pump  monitoring system, Cornell Co-Pilot.

Visit to see efficient by design at work!

Nick Ivers Named International Sales Manager for Cornell Pump

Nick Ivers named International Sales Manager for Cornell Pump: Brings agricultural, oil, construction, and industrial pump experience, language ability, and international background to the position

Clackamas, Oregon – February 1, 2020 – Cornell Pump is pleased to announce Nick Ivers has been appointed as the International Sales manager, with responsibilities for all product lines, including agricultural, industrial, mining, municipal, parts, and rental in Europe and Latin America.
Ivers joined Cornell Pump in 2018, as the Southwest Agricultural Regional manager. His previous responsibilities included irrigation, farm dewatering, and manure in California, the desert Southwest, and the Mountain West.

Ivers has more than seven years of experience in the pump industry, selling into the construction, agricultural, mining, and municipal markets. He has worked in business development, regional sales management, inside sales, and original equipment manufacturing. Ivers has spent 12 years living overseas and has a strong understanding of the cultural and commercial differences that can impact sales and support in different markets. Fluent in French, Ivers also has a working knowledge of Arabic.

Ivers takes on his new responsibility at Cornell, as the company remains an industry-leading manufacturer of end suction centrifugal pumps. He will support the continued roll-out of Cornell’s new agricultural series, Cyclone® Vertical Turbines, along with our pump telemetric system, Cornell Co-Pilot, NSF certified pumps, Waste Warrior cutter series, and many other new innovative products.

“Nick has proven a hard-working and productive member to the sales team,” said Marcus Davi, Cornell Pump Vice President of Sales. “His demonstrated track record, strong pump knowledge, technical skills, problem-solving abilities, plus his language and in-country experience will help our customers, and ultimately Cornell, succeed. Nick is up to the new challenges of the International Sales manager position and will make an immediate impact in our most diverse territory. I’m happy for Nick, and through his and others’ efforts, feel we will continue to have great success internationally.”

About Cornell Pump Company
Cornell Pump Company, is a Clackamas, Oregon based company that provides premium quality, efficient centrifugal pumps for industrial, agricultural, mining and municipal applications. Since 1946, Cornell Pump has engineered products to be rugged, durable, and dependable— efficient by design. Cornell pumps are found in products and applications around the world.
Cornell Pump is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company that is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. For more information on Cornell, please call (503) 653-0330, or visit

Cornell Pump School in Cordele, GA

Cornell Pump is hosting a pump school in Cordele, Georgia for agricultural, industrial, and rental end users and distributors.

More than 60 attendees are learning hydraulics, installation and care, pump maintenance and more over two days.

If you are interested in learning about pump hydraulics, consider attending Cornell’s upcoming annual Pump School, held in Portland, Oregon on September 15 &16, 2020. Learn more.