GRAND TERRACE, CA – Wilden, a leader in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, announced that its Pro-Flo® SHIFT has been recognized as a 2013 Breakthrough Product of the Year from Processing Magazine. The award recognizes products, technologies and service solutions that made significant contributions in the process industry within the last year and are expected to have an impact for years to come.

“The Pro-Flo SHIFT’s advancement in not only performance but also energy efficiency addresses many of the concerns of the modern-day process industry,” said Chris Distaso, Director of Engineering, Wilden. “We hope that this award will be the first of many recognitions for the Pro-Flo SHIFT.”

The new pump represents a significant breakthrough in energy efficiency within the AODD pump category. Due to its design, the patent-pending Pro-Flo SHIFT Air Distribution System (ADS) allows Wilden AODD pumps to achieve up to a 60 percent savings in air consumption over all competitive AODD pump technologies, while providing more product yield per standard cubic foot per minute. While the pump improves energy efficiency, it also costs 50 percent less than an electronically actuated ADS, is submersible and features plug-and-play operation. It is ideal for use in harsh operating environments and includes ATEX compliance for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. It also has fewer operating parts, which equates to less downtime and simple maintenance.

As a recipient of this award, the Pro-Flo SHIFT was featured alongside other recipients in Processing Magazine’s exhibit at the 2013 CHEM SHOW, December 10-12 in New York City.