Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, acquired by SPX Flow in 2001 through its acquisition of United Dominion, has a deep history in the food, dairy, beverage and industrial process industries. Waukesha pumps were founded in 1933 in Waukesha, WI.  Waukesha pumps and other equipment have always been known to have exceptional quality and precision made components. The Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brand is synonymous with pumps, valves, fittings, scraped surface heat exchangers and dispersion equipment. Waukesha’s product offering was developed over many years through a series of strategic acquisitions and mergers of many highly significant brands in the food and beverage industry. These brands include Waukesha Pumps, Cherry-Burrell, Superior Stainless, Anco-Votator, Puriti and Robert-James Production. Waukesha has always has and always will value its reputation as the leading brand in pump and processing equipment.

The Williams-Carver Company has been a distributor of Waukesha pumps for over 50 years. Our services and relationship go far beyond the simple distribution of pumps and other equipment. The Williams-Carver Company is a certified and factory authorized Waukesha pump repair establishment. The experience of our engineers and salesmen combine for over 160 years of accumulated knowledge of the products and understanding of process and refrigeration systems. The Williams-Carver Company not only sells the products but uses that experience to engineer efficient and durable systems.

Waukesha Sanitary Positive Displacement Pumps

Waukesha Pumps       Waukesha sanitary positive displacement pumps are the most efficient on the market. This is made possible in part by Waukesha’s External Circumferential Piston (ECP) technology.  The basics of which operates on the principle of two counter rotating ECP rotors.  The constant velocity caused by the turning of these rotors combined with its shape allows for a constant volume per unit flow.  In order for this technology to perform well, precise pump clearances are needed.  The following effect precise clearances in a Waukesha pump:

Rotor Location          Bearing           Forces on Body

Timing Gears            Shearing         Temperature

ECP pumps can be used on low to high viscosity products.  It consists of a metered flow and high pressure capabilities.  An ECP Waukesha pump can handle particulates and can be used for shear sensitive products.  It also requires less horse power than centrifugal pumps for viscous flow rates.

Waukesha Pumps General Characteristics

  • 316 Stainless Steel Body
  • Elastomers that comply with FDA requirements
  • Up to 500 psi (34.5 bar) pressure capabilities
  • No bearing in product zone
  • Bi-directional flow capabilities
  • Aseptic available
  • Upper or lower shaft positioning

Waukesha Universal II Sanitary Pump

        Universal 2 Series pumps (pictured above) include advanced sanitation technologies, long life features and installation flexibility.  It was introduced for CIP cleaning without disassembly, higher pressure capabilities, extended run installations, and improved mechanical seal design.  This Waukesha pump is also used in not only sanitary applications (Food and Beverage) but also Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical, Pulp and Paper, Automotive Paint, and Power Generation systems due to its unique design and ability to handle very difficult applications.  Other characteristics include:

  • USDA and EHEDG Certified
  • Bi-directional flow
  • Large diameter shafts for greater strength & stiffness
  • Rotor/shaft connection sealed from the product zone
  • Extended-life outer seal

Waukesha Universal I Sanitary Pump

Waukesha Pumps U1

       Waukesha Cherry-Burrell’s traditional “Can-Do Pump.” Versatile in application, its reliability has made it the industry standard worldwide for more than 50 years.  Its ECP rotor design allows for low slip performance as well as many other characteristics.  Some of the Universal 1 features can be seen below:

  • Easy cleaning and disassembly
  • Flexible, three-way mounting
  • Field interchangeable single and double “O” ring and mechanical seals
  • Non-galling Waukesha “88” alloy rotors
  • 3-A and BISCC approved
  • Maximum pressure: 200 psi (13.8 bar)
  • Temperature range: -40°F (-40°C) to 300°F (149°C)

Waukesha Universal III Sanitary Pump

        The Waukesha Universal 3 Series is the latest addition to the Waukesha positive displacement pump family by SPX FLOW. It offers a front loading seal design with no bearings in the product zone. Operating pressure capacities up to 500 psi (34.5 bar) and standard 316L stainless steel body and cover makes this an attractive hygienic pump option for your most challenging applications in the food and beverage industry. Assembled and tested in Delavan, WI with “Waukesha 88” non-galling rotors and a standard 304 stainless steel gear case provides an ideal fluid transfer solution that is able to withstand the rigors of daily processing environments. Other characteristics include:

  • Up to 500 psi (34.5 bar) pressure capability 
  • Pumps rated to 300°F
  • Special rotor nut designed for extended service without loosening
  • No bearings in the product zones
  • New shafts are shorter and have larger diameter which improves shaft alignment and decreases seal and bearing wear for extended seal life
  • Extended outer seal life. A wave spring, instead of an O-ring, mechanically loads the seal

For more information on these and other Waukesha Pumps, visit the LITERATURE tab of our Website