Cornell’s Ron Aceto presents at CWEA conference

Cornell Pump’s Municipal Market Manager, Ron Aceto, presented two sessions today at the California Water Environment Association Show. First class, on Pump Assembly / Disassembly had a standing room crowd of over 125 attendees, and the next session kept nearly the same number to hear about impeller design.

We will also be showing with our distributor Tekdraulics, in booth #317, where we’ll feature our cutaway 4415T pump used in the assembly session in our booth.

Come by and register for a North face jacket giveaway.

Here is a post about French Fries.

Did you know every one of a famous fast food restaurant’s French fries goes through a Cornell pump? From sorting the potatoes through hydro-transport to flash cooking in hot oil, the fries are at their tasty best in part because of Cornell.

Our line of food processing/ hot oil pumps allows products such as eggs, salmon smelt, peas, carrots, –obviously potatoes—and much more to be moved with far less damage than a traditional convey belt, and then be fried if necessary. 

And our line of self-priming pumps are ideal for waste water extraction from the plant. 

Plus, we provide refrigeration pumps to keep the raw vegetables cool before processing, and the food fresh after its been through the plant. 

Think of Cornell next time you bite into crispy fries, and even the ketchup to dip them.

Duane Hargis Retires

Great Lakes Regional Manager, Duane Hargis, retires from Cornell Pump today. Duane joined Cornell Pump in May of 2007, and has spent 12 years focused on municipal, industrial, mining, and rental accounts.

With more than 40 years in the technical and equipment sales, Duane remarked he “saved the best for last.” We’re glad he enjoyed his career at Cornell Pump, and we will miss him. We’re sure he’ll enjoy his retirement; playing golfing, visiting family, making and listening to music, and travelling South whenever he can.  Wishing all the best to Duane, and his wife, Brenda.

DXB Pump & Power Articles in International Mining

Cornell Pump congratulates our distributor, DXB Pump and Power, on getting two articles in the March 2019 edition of International Mining.

Focusing on  a new line of packages designed for open pit mining, and DXB’s Stage V EU emission compliant pump sets (all featuring Cornell Pump wet ends), the articles talk about DXBs capabilities in fulfilling customer demands.

We appreciate DXB’s efforts, and look forward to success they will have with these and other products.

Cornell won’t make a fool of you!

It would be an April Fools’ Joke if Cornell Pump announced a centrifugal pump with 100’ feet of suction lift, no NPSH required, and head of 2000’. An impossibility.

However, we do have some great performers that could test your credulity:

Heads to 800’ (244m) in a single stage: MX series

Working pressures up to 600 PSI (4,137kPA) : SM Series

Efficiency of 89%: RB series

We promise-it is true; and Cornell won’t make a fool of you for using the most robust and efficiency pumps in the industry.

Steve Perry, P.E. retires

Steve Perry, PE is a Product Engineer with Cornell Pump who is retiring on March 28, 2019. He joined Cornell Pump 31 years ago and has seen the engineering department grow and change tremendously in three decades; from a group of five to over 20 engineers and drafts people. Perry has been involved in many of the new innovative products engineered by Cornell Pump, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Cornell’s offerings.

A fixture at Pump School for decades, Perry enjoys imparting hydraulic fluids knowledge to students and end-users. He consistently organized groups of young students to tour Cornell and learn about engineering opportunities.

He will spend time watching is alma mater’s (Oregon State University) baseball team, hiking, folk dancing, and spending time with his wife.

We really want to show you a picture of Steve as ISO man, a character he concocted when he was working to first get Cornell Pump ISO certified in the early 1990’s. Steve wisely seems to have destroyed all photographic evidence of him in tights and cape…

We wish Steve the best in his retirement. He will be missed!


Today is National Agriculture Day

Today, March 14, 2019, The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosts the 46th anniversary of National Agriculture Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.”

Cornell Pump’s first pumps were irrigation pumps used in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, and agricultural pumping, including dewatering, irrigation, and manure handling remain strong markets for Cornell Pump today.

We support National Agriculture Day, and the goals that every American:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced
    · Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products
    · Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
    · Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry

Visit for more information on National Ag Day 2019.

IIAR Drawing Winner     

Don Tragethon from Western Cooling in Castroville, California was the winner of our Apple iWatch drawing at the IIAR Annual Conference, which wrapped up this week in Phoenix, Arizona. While Don won a prize, you can count yourself lucky too, if you need a refrigeration pump! Cornell has manufactured robust and reliable pumps for cooling systems for 60 years. Learn more about the Open Drive CB series and Semi Hermetic Arctic King series.

Photo shows Don Tragethon flanked by  Jon Ylvisacker, Applications Engineer (Left) and Derek Petersen, Industrial Market Manager (Right.)

Cornell in Phoenix for IIAR

This week, Cornell Pump Company is showcasing the Arctic King refrigeration pumps at the annual IIAR conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Come talk to us and learn about the advantages of our semi-hermetic pumps. Cornell has built refrigeration pumps for over 60 years now and has solutions for ammonia, glycol, or brine-based systems. Get more information, including  data sheets and brochures, from the Cornell website.

Did you see our cutter pump at SME?

Earlier this week at the SME show, Cornell pump displayed a cutaway of the 8NNW cutter pump. We offer a whole line of Waste Warrior cutter pumps to address ragging and stringy material. Check out the cutter pump information  on our website for available models, data sheets, and more.