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About Us

The UK's leading pump specialist for difficult liquid handling applications since 1971

Michael Smith Engineers Ltd was formed in 1971 as a specialist pump distributor.  We have our head office in Woking and a sales and support office near Leeds, allowing us to provide service and support to customers throughout the United Kingdom.

Our workshops in Woking are fully equipped for assembly, repair and testing of our pump ranges and we also offer on-site consultancy, trouble-shooting, commissioning and service.  With an average length of service in the organisation of over 15 years, we can call on broad experience to solve your difficult applications and pumping problems.  We have been accredited to ISO 9000 by NQA Ltd since 1994.

Who we are

Michael Smith Engineers Ltd is managed by Sam Smith, Jason Downing and Jamie Lane.  The rest of the team includes Stuart Willgoss, Roberto Mori, David Todd, Laura Seaton and Stephanie Downing in sales and support, Monica Wonham looks after our accounts, Emma Boothman, Vanessa Higgins, Sumana Khair and Viliv Viana are responsible for order processing, and the workshop is manned by Andi Gough and Kyle Lelliott.

The main markets we service with our ranges of pumps are the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and process sector with our larger pumps as well as laboratories, research and development institutions and OEMs with our smaller pumps.  We only promote products for which we have been appointed as distributors and currently hold around £250,000 in stock of pumps and parts.

What we do

We tend to specialise in sealless leak-free products and offer ranges of magnetically driven gear pumpsmagnetically driven centrifugal pumps (including metalplastic and lined centrifugals), conventionally sealed centrifugal pumps, peristaltic pumps, tubular diaphragm pumps, metering pumps, valveless piston pumps, high pressure diaphragm pumpsvane pumps, side channel pumps, hygienic pumps, lobe pumps, circumferential piston pumps, peripheral pumpsair operated double diaphragm pumps and barrel emptying pumps.

We can supply pumps in a wide choice of wetted materials for liquids between 0.2 cP and 500,000 cP, temperatures between -50°C and +400°C, capacities from nanolitres per hour to over 15m³ per minute and can offer pumps for pressures up to 350 bar and high discharge pressures up to 500 bar.

We are also able to pump liquids with up to 60% solid content, depending on the nature of the solids and the specific duty details.  Self-priming pumps are available for suction lifts up to 7.5 metres.  Depending on the duty requirements, we can offer pumps which have a low shear action or have a smooth flow or which can be run dry.  Corrosion resistant materials are available for many of our ranges include metallic options of stainless steel and high nickel alloys or plastic options of PVC, polypropylene, PVDF and ETFE.

Michael Smith Engineers have experience of pumping many hard to handle liquids including acids, bases, organic liquids, solvents, inorganic liquids, slurries, volatile liquids, corrosives, abrasive liquids, non-lubricating liquids, liquids with entrained gases and flammable liquids.

We are able to provide a wide range of drive options for the various ranges we represent including single phase and three phase motors, inverter control, DC motors, air motors, ATEX approved drives and manual and automatic variable speed units.

As well as supplying a complete range of specialist pumps and drives, we also offer a comprehensive range of accessories including filters, relief and loading valves, flow meters and tubing to complement the different types of pumps.

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