Thompson Pump Developing Noise Cancellation Concept

Thompson Pump’s Active Noise Cancellation System, which is still in the development stage.

Thompson Pump, Port Orange, Fla., a manufacturer and provider for dewatering and construction pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise for dewatering, bypass and emergency pumping applications, introduced its concept for the “Pump of the Future” at ConExpo-Con/Agg.

The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system mitigates unwanted sound from diesel-driven pumps through the addition of a secondary sound (anti-sound) that is designed specifically to cancel out the primary one, Thompson said.

The company did not give a timetable on when the pump will be available to the public.

“When you create a secondary sound wave with the same amplitude that has an inverted phase to the original sound, the waves combine, form a new wave, and effectively cancel each other out,” said Dale Conway, vice president of engineering. “Better still, the ANC system is completely standalone and automated, and requires absolutely no user intervention.”

The concept pump is on display at the Thompson Pump booth, C30078, where Thompson also debuts its new RECON control panel with a live demo showcasing its smart technology and new Final Tier 4 pump offerings in their Rotary and J-Series lines.