Pumping since 1954!
Dorian Drake’s Industrial and Environmental Group is the sales and marketing representative of the March Manufacturing brand of equipment in its markets.
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Since 1983, Dorian Drake International has been providing March Pump distributors, dealers and agents with March Pumps for specialty applications in all type of industries. Our distributors and agents receive frequent in-market sales and service training, field servicing, and immediate answers to trouble shoot any March Pump application.
Founded in 1954, March Manufacturing is the originator of the Centrifugal Seal-less Magnetic Drive Pumps in kynar, ryton, carbon filled PVD and stainless steel for a wide range of OEM, chemical, industrial, medical, marine and solar applications.
- Flows from 1/2 gpm to 200GPM/757 LPM
- Heads up to 160 feet/48 meters
- Available in plastic and metallic construction
- AC, DC, Explosion Proof, and Air Motors
- Submersible and Non-Submersible
March manufactures pumps for highly corrosive or mild chemicals, acids or solvents, condensate pumps, and metering pumps – most of them magnetic drive design.
- Seal-less magnetic drive pumps
- Metering Pumps
- Condensate Pumps
- Seal Type Pumps Beer Pumps
- Magnetic Drive Pumps with Explosion Proof Motors
Centrifugal Seal-less Magnetic Drive Pumps can be used in a variety of applications and systems. The following is just a small sample of the different places you can find a March Pump in.
- Chemical Transfer
- Heat Transfer
- Computer Cooling
- Refrigeration Systems
- Ice Makers and Ice Flakers
- Vending Equipment
- Kidney Dialysis Systems
- Electrostatic Painting
- Carbon Arc Furnace Cooling
- Marine Air Conditioning Systems
- Hospital Thermal Blankets
- Microchip Manufacturing
- Home Brewing
- Solar Equipment
- Etching Equipment
March Manufacturing began in 1954 as a job shop performing precision machining for the aircraft industry. In 1955, March developed its first pump for removing cooling coil condensation. Our first magnetic drive pump came out in 1962, and in the late 60’s, March ceased operating in the aircraft industry to concentrate on pumps. Originally located in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, March moved in 1968 to Glenview, Illinois, to a larger building to better accommodate the increasing demand for seal-less pumps. The company was founded by William Zimmermann. Since the beginning, March has been managed by the Zimmermann family, and it continues today with the 4th generation.
The March Pump Manufacturing Facility
March Manufacturing is located in Glenview, IL, a suburb of Chicago. March has been located solely at this facility since 1967. It is 120,000 square feet. At the March Pump Manufacturing Facility, March has 6 Injection Molding machines, 3 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, 19 dedicated manufacturing machines, and many more common machines for manufacturing. March also has over 700 molds which are used for the submersible pump models. March’s goal is to do as much as they can in-house to ensure high quality and a capability to modify pumps as needed for the customer’s needs.
“Magnetic Drive” refers to the coupling between the wet end of the pump and the motor. In “direct drive” pumps, the impeller of the pump is attached to the shaft of the motor, and this design depends on the shaft seal to contain the chemical. In a magnetic drive pump, the wet end and motor are two separate contained parts, connected by only a motor bracket. At the end of the motor shaft, a drive magnet is attached, and as the drive magnet rotates around the rear housing, the impeller, which is fixed upon another magnet, spins in synchronization. It is the attraction of the drive magnet and the impeller magnet which allows the full torque of the motor to be passed onto the pump. As the shaft of the motor does not extend into the interior of the pump, there is no need for a shaft seal, and without a shaft seal, the danger of leakage commonly associated with a shaft seal is eliminated. Furthermore, the maintenance cost is reduced because no time or money is spent on maintaining the shaft seal. For a pump that eliminates the problems and costs associated with mechanical seals, the March Magnetic Drive Pump has no competition.
Would you like to become a distributor or just want to know where to buy?
Contact Dorian Drake International for more information. We are March’s authorized representative in most international markets.
Manufacturer Website: www.marchpump.com