AquaMotion was created with the vision of designing the most energy efficient, high performance, sustainable circulator line on the market with more benefits and features to meet and exceed customer demands and to compete with the world and US market leaders.
AquaMotion was incorporated in 2002 by Hans Kuster. The Company developed the revolutionary Green ECO-Cartridge™ Design which is the heart of every circulator and contains all moving parts. It has the only field replaceable and field serviceable cartridge on the market. Competitive manufacturers have to replace their entire cartridge and motor assembly or pump, increasing the foot print on the environment and doubling the cost to the consumer. With an AquaMotion pump, you can simply pull out the rotor assembly, flush the cartridge and reinstall it. It’s that simple, cost effective, and yes, it is patented. This is a tremendous advantage in areas of hard water and in the manufacturing process. The design also prevents black iron oxide and contaminants from entering into the cartridge. We also developed the pump line with the lowest power consumption of any PSC motor and the lowest power consumption of any ECM pump on the market.
How did we do it? With the help of the most experienced engineers in the water lubricated pump field. Benno, formerly Senior VP of Engineering at the market leader in wet rotor circulators joined him at Sparco and then at AquaMotion. Benno and Hans, using their lifetime experience in the hydronic industry began designing the most reliable and energy efficient circulator line on the market.
Previously, Hans Kuster worked for 21 years as Senior VP at the US market leader in circulators. He founded Sparco Inc. of Warwick RI, in 1983, His company developed 18 U.S and foreign patents for these products. Sparco became a leading manufacturer of hydronic heating and energy products. They included radiant manifolds, zone valves and the AquaMix water mixing valves. Hans sold Sparco to Honeywell International.
Benno Lebkuchner, the inventor of the cartridge for the wet rotor circulators and the hollow shaft design, came to America from the Swiss Company who invented the water lubricated pumps. In 30 years working as Senior VP of Engineering with the US market leader, Benno became one of the pioneers of the circulator technology in use today. Benno’s many designs and patents have helped to shape the American circulator industry and his continued innovations are helping to shape its future.
Michael McNamara joined AquaMotion in 2013. McNamara previously worked as Director of Engineering at Grundfos, Pentair and as VP of Engineering at Taco. McNamara brings experience from these top industry companies. His designs as Director of Product Development at AquaMotion are helping to keep Aquamotion in front as technology leaders.