Marzocchi, the efficiency of cast iron pumps
FCIP and FCIM are the acronyms of the new ranges of pumps and engines manufactured by Bologna-based Marzocchi Pompe and presented between October and November at Bauma in Munich and EIMA in Bologna.
The first acronym stands for Full Cast Iron Pump and the second for Full Cast Iron Motor, and they stand for products made entirely of cast iron and capable of working at higher pressures than the earlier devices. These - labelled GHP and GHM - already had a cast iron lid and flange but still had an aluminium body.
Other strengths of the new range are its compact design and integrated valve options, making it particularly suitable for machines and equipment for agriculture, construction, mining, logistics, cleaning and waste collection.
Three versions (models 2, 3 and 4) have also been developed for the new pumps, as well as covering motors of various displacements from 4.5 to 90.5 cm3/rev, which can be obtained by varying the thickness of the toothed belt of the gear. There is also a wide range of flange and shaft combinations and an assistance service for choosing the best solutions and optimal installation of the various devices.
Gabriele Bonfiglioli, CEO of the group, said: “As always, we have listened very carefully to our distributors and OEM customers, and we have grasped the market's need for these new products, which further expand our already extensive range of traditional pumps”.
Marzocchi Pompe is a family-owned company that has been in operation since 1949, with production concentrated in its two factories in Casalecchio di Reno and Zola Predosa, both in the province of Bologna. It exports to 50 countries through an international network and closed 2021 with a turnover of 40 million euro.