About Magnatex Pumps, Inc.


"Since 1985 our passion has been your process reliability and profitability".

Magnatex Pumps, Inc. was founded in 1985 in Houston, Texas by Dave Bullen who had previously founded Bullen Pump and Equipment in 1979. In 1985 the concept of using heavy duty magnetic drive, seal less pumps in the process industries was just starting to gain traction in the USA and around the world and Magnatex Pump was founded to fill the growing U.S. and global demand for these types of pumps. In 2007 we decided to focus 100% of our attention and financial resources on Magnatex so Bullen Pump and Equipment was sold to Puffer Sweiven in Houston. Today we have tens of thousands of magnetic drive pumps installed in thousands of process plants and OEM packages all over the world.

We are dedicated to being a leader in the process pump industry by supplying:

  • Rugged, reliable, field proven products
  • Most complete range of magnetic drive pumps available from any one source
  • Lowest total cost of ownership in the industry
  • 100% external focus on customer service and customer requirements
  • Easiest and lowest cost of repair

Magnatex heavy-duty, state of the art, sealless, magnetic drive, stainless steel and alloy centrifugal and regenerative turbine pumps, Magnatex/Texel® fluoropolymer-lined, sealless, centrifugal pumps and Magnatex 3596 ANSI Mechanical Seal pumps are operating in thousands of applications worldwide, successfully meeting tough pumping challenges for both low and high temperature liquids, recovery solvents, heat transfer fluids, toxic liquids, acids, bases, noxious, toxic and expensive high purity fluids, etc.

Magnatex 3596 ANSI Series pumps are heavy-duty, rugged, world-class quality, ANSI process pumps manufactured to meet the latest ASME B73.1-2001 standard (revision of ASME B73.1M-1991). Pumps are manufactured in 29 sizes from a wide variety of materials, and offer seal options and seal flush systems to handle almost any application in the process industries.

Magnatex stainless steel and alloy MP/MPL, MPH, MPT and MMP close-coupled sealless, magnet drive pumps are designed to cost effectively handle low to medium flow, low to high head applications, utilizing standard C-Face motors. The efficient, simple design of Magnatex pumps allows for easy maintenance, requires no motor and baseplate alignment and reduces unscheduled downtime for a lower total cost of ownership than any of our competitors.

Magnatex rugged, long coupled, stainless steel and alloy MAXP Series magnetically driven, ANSI pumps are designed for safe, superior performance in toxic or corrosive services in high flow, high head applications. Magnatex MAXP series pumps conform to ANSI B73.3 standards and retrofit easily with existing ANSI mechanical seal pump installations or our competitor's seal less ANSI pumps.

Magnatex/Texel pumps feature a compact, simple design for maximum efficiency and minimum downtime. Sealless, magnet drive Magnatex/Texel pumps feature fluoropolymer linings which are designed for superior performance in even the most corrosive pumping environments. The highperformance Magnatex/Texel MTA Series ANSI compatible pump features a high pressure transfer molded, mechanically bonded PFA lining that is thicker and more uniform than traditional rotomolded linings. In addition, it meets ANSI B73.3 standards for enhanced application compatibility. The ME/MER series pumps are designed for low flow, sub ANSI applications, with removable ETFE or PVDF liners with heavy duty cast iron casing armor for superior reliability and long service life.

Magnatex All-Metallic Pumps

The all-metallic design of Magnatex sealless pumps ensures rugged, durable application performance when product leakage is not acceptable. Click here for a more detailed look at the proven design benefits of this pump line.

Texel Pumps

Compact, PFA-lined Texel MTA series pumps excel in the most corrosive pumping applications. These reliable pumps provide a lifetime of efficient, low maintenance operation at a low total cost of ownership. Click here to explore the design and capabilities of the Texel MTA pump series.

Meeting New Challenges

Magnatex and its worldwide partners recognize that unresolved pumping problems represent opportunities that drive innovation. Because of this, Magnatex retains staff with the real world experience and engineering capabilities that allow them to meet these challenges with new and innovative designs and products. Magnatex and its partners offer the capability to address application challenges well beyond the product range described on our website and welcome inquiries seeking solutions to custom pumping requirements.

Magnatex Services

Magnatex Pumps, Inc. delivers the service and support needed to ensure maximum performance for the life of your pumps. We offer sizing and selection support to help choose the right pump for each application. Magnatex offers spare parts, refurbish, rebuild/retest services and preventative maintenance programs needed to ensure maximum application performance and longevity of our products. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the optimum service life for your Magnatex® or Texel® sealless pump products.

  • Nationwide sales and technical services network
  • Start-up engineering assistance
  • On-site training for customers' operation and maintenance personnel
  • Extensive multi million dollar pump and replacement parts inventory to ensure immediate response to customer needs - 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year

In difficult applications where leakage is not an option, superior design and service ensure that Magnatex pumps perform at peak levels with minimum maintenance and downtime for an extremely low overall cost of ownership. Magnatex sealless, mag-drive pumps are used extensively in the following process industries:

  • Chemical Process
  • Petrochemical
  • Refinery
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Textile
  • Food and Beverage
  • Power Generation
  • Semiconductor
  • General Industrial
  • OEM packages

Magnatex Pumps Capabilities
Proven Technology.

Superior design technology is what enables Magnatex and Magnatex/Texel® sealless, magnetically driven pumps to perform at peak levels in tens of thousands of demanding applications worldwide. Magnatex Pumps pumps are engineered to handle the rigorous challenges of low to high temperature liquids as well as the most corrosive, toxic and noxious applications without risking leakage into the environment.

Our straddle mounted inner magnet ceramic bearing system is what sets Magnatex Pumps apart from our competitors. The straddle mounted bearing design significantly reduces bearing wear, lowers shaft loads and increases bearing life. Pictured is a comparison between the Magnatex straddle mounted design where the inner magnet assembly is supported by bearings on both sides of the magnet, and a typical overhung, cantilevered design common to almost all of our competitors. The solid red line indicates static shaft deflections. As you can see, the Magnatex design results in greatly decreased stress levels and bending moments on the shaft.

Magnatex and Texel pumps are designed for ease of maintenance utilizing slip-fit construction, without shims, special tools, heated bushing holders or extensive training requirements. Everything that Magnatex does is done to help lower the total cost of owning our pumps and to increase our customer's process reliability and profitability.