Seaforth company hoping to tap into overseas markets with “innovative” product
SEAFORTH–The results of three years of research and development at Seaforth-based company Windtrans are coming to fruition as the company announced August 10 it is planning to place its first product, a hydroelectric pump, on the market by early 2013.
“Our pump turns at low RPM, providing high volume and because of that we can take kinetic energy – rivers, tides, wind, that are a low speed but high torque and actually turn that into useable power,” said Windtrans General Manager Andrew Masse.
The pump, titled Zelda PHD, standing for “power or hand driven,” outputs 1.3 gallons of product per rotation, according to Masse.
Windtrans is a sister company of Sun North and Enviro North, both companies have a focus on agricultural ventilation. About 30 people are employed in Seaforth between the three companies, but Masse said the companies have plans to expand. Read more…
By Kathryn Forrest, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Aug. 27, 2012.