Pollard highlights its expertise in the “Positive Displacement Pumps” special issue of the “Journal des Fluides”.

POLLARD has joined forces with a French automobile manufacturer renowned for developing hybrid vehicles.

The manufacturer’s sports division has entrusted POLLARD with developing and supplying the pump for the hybrid system on the new vehicle.

In addition to its highly optimized combustion engine, this hybrid vehicle has an electric motor that runs on a lithium-ion battery.

It has around one hundred 3.5 V cells arranged in groups, which allows faulty components to be isolated in the event of problems and ensures the vehicle can continue to travel. Weighing 25 kg, the battery has been fitted under the back seat for the best weight distribution.

To ensure proper cooling of this strategic component a special oil was developed to circulate in the dedicated radiator, and POLLARD developed the pump that sets the oil in motion.

Among other requirements, the specifications included:
• High volumetric efficiency of the pump
• The lowest possible energy consumption
• Small space requirement
• Silent operation

With its experience in developing pumps "tailored" to its clients, the POLLARD design office was able to produce a pump that meets all these requirements. The pump was manufactured locally in the prototyping department of its factory in the Var, situated alongside the famous Paul Ricard racing circuit in Le Castellet.

POLLARD is proud to have contributed to the success of this vehicle, which has exceeded the hoped-for performance.


“Out to conquer Africa”

In the aim of consolidating its export developments on the African continent, one of Pollard’s communication channels is the monthly Zambian Mining News Magazine.

This publication allows us to put the spotlight on technology much appreciated by the mining sector.

POLLARD Pumps becomes POLLARD Pumps & Compressors

Following years of growth in the hydraulics business, the IPI group with its POLLARD brand is now moving into the compression of gases.
The company’s leading-edge expertise in rotary vane pump technology, as used throughout industry, provides an ideal springboard for expansion into the field of rotary vane compressors, not to mention vacuum pumps using the same principle.
In partnership with a major European name with a huge reputation in industry, we offer a comprehensive range from the outset.

POLLARD offers a total overview of compression machinery supplies.