A machine that works and works and works for 17 years without having had even one downtime. Is this possible? Yes, it is. Albert Flaschter from Zell am See in Austria has such a treasure, a Wangen pump GL50S 80.2. He had bought it 17 years ago as replacement for a pump of another manufacturer, which had lasted only 12 months.
The starting shot for the new production hall in direct vicinity of the parent plant was only fired in June 2010. And in November, it was already opened during an opening ceremony with the employees.
In the pump industry it has become fashionable to hurry from one superlative to the next superlative in describing the own competence in mechanical engineering. And this although already ancient history gives us an example of a sensationally modern, as measured by the technical options of that time, sewage treatment technique.