In 1930, John Markey founded ARO Equipment Corporation in Bryan, Ohio. ARO’s original product lineup included grease guns, couplings, and automotive lubricators. After only six short years, they surpassed $1 million in sales, thanks to John’s original mission: create quality products that make people proud.
During ARO’s first sixty years in business, there were plenty of milestones worth celebrating. Products were expanded to include necessary items for war production, including oxygen regulators, vacuum pumps, grinders, and drills. Soon after, ARO products slowly expanded beyond American soil and headed to Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico, and North Wales, and more. Finally, twenty-two years after ARO pumps made their way into space, the pitboss pump was launched–the first choice for general industrial, mining, and construction professionals worldwide.
Present-day, ARO is a leading global manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, serving various industries worldwide. Their filters, regulators, lubricators, pneumatic valves, and actuators help customers get the most from their compressed air systems. ARO is a leading brand of Ingersoll Rand.
ARO produces top-of-the-line pumps for various markets, including adhesive and sealants, ceramics, chemical processing, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, lithium-ion battery, and more.
Here are ARO’s primary product lines:
Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps
ARO is perhaps best known for their innovative diaphragm pumps. They specialize in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) designs, ideal for general fluid transfer. The double diaphragm design and compressed air actuation allow operators to pump fluids with low to medium viscosity and larger particles with zero damage. In addition, the metal or plastic diaphragm casings will handle corrosive and abrasive fluids without agitation or internal pump damage. ARO offers the following lines of AODD pumps:
- EXP Series
- Pro Series
- Specialty Pumps
- ARO Controller & Electronic Interface Pump
ARO piston pumps can handle a wide selection of fluid viscosities, pressure ratios, and displacement rates. They offer multiple standard configurations, as well as customizable pump packages for specialty applications. ARO provides the following lines of piston pumps:
- 2-Ball Piston Pumps
- 4-Ball Piston Pumps
- Chop-Check Piston Pumps
- Piston Pump Parts & Accessories
Filters, Regulators & Lubricators (FRLs)
Clean air is very significant to the efficient operation of tools, machinery and equipment in almost every industry. Therefore, you need proper air preparation devices, such as filters, regulators, and lubricators to achieve optimal efficiency and performance. ARO offers the following FRL products:
- 2-Piece Combo Units
- 3-Piece Combo Units
- FRL Parts & Accessories
Oil & Grease Pumps
ARO produces lubrication equipment that easily transfers fluids form buckets, drums, barrels and pails. ARO oil and grease pumps can range from 3:1 to 100:1 ratios, depending on your application.
- Oil Pumps
- Grease Pumps
Pneumatic Valves & Cylinders
ARO fluid power products will help you get the most out of your compressed air equipment. Whether you need high flow or a compact design, they have you covered with the following components:
- Pneumatic Valves
- Pneumatic Cylinders
- Pneumatic Logic Controls
Peristaltic pumps are sometimes known as hose pumps or tube pumps. They provide a reliable and simple solution for transferring, dosing, or metering many different types of fluids—everything from cosmetic lotions to abrasive slurries. The elastomeric hose inside the pump fully contains the fluid to prevent product contamination. ARO offers different hose materials to accommodate various chemical compatibilities.
Parts & Accessories
When you need to restore your ARO equipment to its original performance, you need authentic ARO replacement parts. They offer top-quality pump parts and accessories, purpose-built to get your production back on track and minimizing downtime.
DXP CORTECH PARTNERSHIP
At DXP Cortech, we are proud to have established our product partnership with ARO. They manufacture the best specialty pumps, and provide top-notch customer service. We’ll help you determine which of their products are suitable for your specific fluid transfer application.