Founded in 1946 by Thomas Komline and Wally Sanderson, Komline-Sanderson’s first product was the Coilfilter. This vacuum filter was the industry standard for sludge dewatering for many years and drove the company to innovate new solutions for the wastewater treatment industry, including the RotoKone® high-rate drainage system and the effective and durable plunger pump.
As these solutions were applied to new industries, new solutions were needed, including spray drying and atomizing, which proved to be an effective way to desulfurize flue gas. The paddle dryer for thermal processing applications, including drying biosolids, was added to expand the company’s stable of processing solutions. In 2021, Komline-Sanderson expanded its customer footprint by acquiring Barnes International, Harn R/O Systems, AquaShield Inc., and The Haselden Company. This brought the Komline Group into the coolant filtration, reverse osmosis, stormwater, and beverage process industries.
Further expansions were made through acquiring FluidQuip, a corn wet milling equipment manufacturer, and Wyssmont, with its flagship Turbo-Dryer® to expand Komline’s drying solutions.