The Trusted Brands of CRANE
is made up on nine brands that have come together through company innovations and acquisitions [DEPA® ELRO® KROMBACH® PSI® RESISTOFLEX® RESISTOPURE® REVO® SAUNDERS® XOMOX®]. These nine brands form a comprehensive product portfolio consisting of sleeved plug valves, lined valves, high performance butterfly valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps.
Of these nine brands, two have a significant presence in the British market. XOMOX® With 55 years of experience in the valve industry, Xomox, originally established in 1956 as the Continental Manufacturing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for its quality products and services. At its inception, the company’s principal product was its Tufline fluorocarbonsleeved plug valve, a non-lubricated sleeved plug valve that used Teflon to ensure that the valve sealed tightly and operated reliably on a relatively maintenance-free basis. Acquired in 1980 by Emerson Electronics and later in 2001
by Crane Co., Xomox gained global recognition of its products and capabilities. Now, as a part of CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions’ product portfolio, Xomox has become one of the company’s trusted fluid handling brands, offering the broadest range of materials, sizes, pressure classes, and temperature ratings for a number of different demanding fluid handling applications, including chemical, pharmaceutical and oil & gas. Xomox’s highly engineered valves are manufactured according to ANSI, JIS and DIN standards in its complete line of quarter-turn sleeved plug valves, ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, and lined plug and ball valves. Major manufacturing facilities for the brand are located around the world in Lindau, Germany; Chihuahua, Mexico; Székesfehérvár, Hungary; Chennai, India and Cincinnati, OH in the United States. The newest product launch from Xomox is its XLB Global Lined Ball Valve featuring a metallic core, PFA lining and advanced sealing technology that come together to form a durable single-piece design that better resists corrosion.
Founded in 1933, following the 1928 invention of the original diaphragm valve by P.K. Saunders, Saunders has led the way in providing solutions in industries where resistance to corrosion, abrasion, contamination and trouble-free operation are imperative. Also acquired by Crane Co. in 2001, the addition of Saunders and Xomox significantly strengthened Crane’s position in the rapidly consolidating global valve industry. Now known as one of the trusted brands of CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions, Saunders has major manufacturing facilities in Cwmbran, UK; Satara, India and Conroe, TX and Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States.
The Saunders product portfolio encompasses a complete line of manual and linear actuated diaphragm valves, both weir and straight through type, Aseptic diaphragm valves and blocks solutions, Non-return Check valves and ball valves. Its two signature products, however, are the Industrial Diaphragm Valve and its HC4 Diaphragm Valve. The Saunders HC4 brand is globally recognized in biopharm industries for its quality and innovation, as it introduced several firsts for the category of diaphragm valve technologies, including the first to bring a forged body to market. The Saunders Industrial Diaphragm Valve has evolved since its invention more than eighty years ago to handle more fluids, gases, solids and powder than alternative valve types, and it has been developed to satisfy most industrial applications. The most recent product introduced by Saunders is its Saunders XA diaphragm that offers a 25% improvement in elastic recovery, resulting in better sealing performance.
Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions, Tel: 01633 486 666