Blackhawk’s New, Lower-Cost Apollo Pump Offers Solar, Electric Power Options

GLEN ELLYN, IL — Blackhawk Technology Company, the industry leader in above-well-drive piston pumps, introduces its innovative and lower-cost Apollo Electric Linear Rod Pump model, with low energy requirements and two power options, solar and electric.

Linear rod pump (LRP) technology means fewer moving parts and smoother operation while pumping to 75 feet (23 meters) at 1 gallon (3.7 liters) per minute. No controller is needed.

The solar power option includes solar panels and employs high-capacity storage batteries for long-term operation, ideal for remote locations not served by electricity or pneumatic power. The power supply option converts 24 volt/5 amp AC power to DC at startup, running at 2.5 amps.

The Apollo also can run dry without damage to the pump. Blackhawk is the only company to offer LRP positive-displacement pumping systems for landfill, petrochemical, slow-pumping and remediation applications.

Blackhawk is the leading manufacturer of top-head-drive piston pumps, which feature drivers outside and above the wellhead — safely and cleanly away from the liquids being pumped. This means far less maintenance (no pump pulling — no pumps lost down the well), which significantly lowers the cost of ownership over conventional models.

"There are no greenhouse gas emissions with Blackhawk piston pumps, which help keep operators in compliance," said Mark Bertane, Blackhawk president. "Blackhawk pumps go deeper, offer the broadest flow ranges and do not stall under vacuum — Blackhawks are more reliable in virtually all pumping environments, at lower lifetime costs."

"Blackhawk is committed to continuous pumping improvement, resulting in a more productive, ecologically friendly and safer working environment at lower operating costs," Bertane said.

Blackhawk Technology Company is the originator and the No. 1 manufacturer of top-head-drive, positive-displacement piston pumps — leading-edge technology refined by 20 years of customer-driven improvements. Blackhawk continues to introduce innovative products to the industry’s most comprehensive line of pneumatic, electric and windmill-driven piston pumps and pump supplies, all designed to withstand the harshest weather and downhole pumping environments. Founded in 1990, the company originated landfill and groundwater remediation piston pumps covered by several patents and marks, with others pending. No one offers more real-world experience in tough landfills, chemical facilities, hydrocarbon production and remediation sites throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.