US Patent Granted for Mag-Drive Containment Shell Designs

Patent number US 10,208,869 B2 has been granted to PeopleFlo for multi-piece containment shell designs that provide huge improvements in magnetically coupled pumps. This invention allowed PeopleFlo to incorporate a zero-loss carbon fiber/PEEK containment shell into a very simple and compact pump design for a new, soon-to-be-launched line of pumps.

The patent covers multiple different versions of shells, which have great potential in many other magnetically-coupled designs.

Dan Turner, one of the co-inventers, states “By separating the shell into multiple pieces, we were able to combine a fairly complex metal and carbide support structure with a simple, low-cost, non-metallic shell body.”