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Pumps

Bearings advance safety and performance

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Amid health and safety issues regarding pump selection, technical design and pump- bearing solutions supplier VescoPlastics says pumps manufacturers are trying to replace lead-containing bearings in pumps. “There is a move to eradicate the lead products in pumps that are used for potable water... 

Company adds new manufacturing facility

     30th September 2016 Engineering designs, manufacturer and services solutions provider Weir Group opened its new Weir Gabbioneta manufacturing facility in Milan, Italy, earlier this year, which will allow the company to expand its product range for downstream oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation customers.... 

Company adds new  manufacturing facility
SERVICE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER New facility, Weir Gabbioneta customers globally now have access to decades of engineering expertise supported by the most advanced manufacturing facilities

CURVE range to revolutionise slurry pumps industry

     30th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has designed and manufactured a new range of slurry pumps, the CURVE range, tailored specifically for the needs of the market. The CURVE range was officially launched in South Africa at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier... 

CURVE range  to revolutionise slurry pumps  industry
CURVE RANGE Using a technical design approach to ease the use of pumps

Ensuring uninterrupted service for energy sector pumps

     30th September 2016 Owing to the requirement for technologically advanced systems on modern-day renewable energy plants, in order to obtain every available kilowatt of power out of a plant and thereby ensure the utmost efficiency and the projects’ success, pumps, valves and related systems producer KSB Pumps and... 

Ensuring uninterrupted service for energy sector pumps
SECTOR HEAD STEFANO TESTI Invest in the technology required to procure and manufacture high-quality pumps locally

Goodwin Pumps

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Having been supplying submersible slurry pumps across a wide range of commodities on the African continent since 1996, pumps manufacturer Goodwin’s Dirty Water High Head (DWHH) pump made its international debut at Electra Mining Africa this year. 

Goodwin Pumps

Italian company enters South African market

     30th September 2016 For the first time ever, Italian pumps manufacturer Robuschi, represented in South Africa by Letaba Pumps, displayed a Robox blower unit at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Letaba division Brubin Pumps GM Hannes Liebenberg comments that this follows the high level of interest the... 

Italian company enters  South African market
COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY Reducing noise, easy to maintain and cheaper systems manufactured for the mining industry

Manufacturer to take on SA market again

     30th September 2016 Italian pump manufacturer SAER, whose products are solely distributed in South Africa by the pumping requirements solutions provider Letaba Group, was relaunched into the South African market at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Letaba dewatering sales engineer Leonard Applegryn... 

Manufacturer to take on SA  market again
Photo by Duane Daws
NEW MARKET Italian pumps manufacturer relaunches into South African market

Monitoring the use of pool pumps results in greater efficiency

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Pool maintenance and renovations company Pool Busters notes that monitoring pool pumps can lead to greater savings. “Using a pool pump that is popular in the market and readily available doesn’t guarantee savings or effective use. If a pool pump is selected on its availability at a lower price,... 

Monitoring the use of pool pumps results in greater efficiency
PUMPING EFFICIENTLY Monitoring the use of pumps results in longer lasting and cost effective pump use

Move towards OEM pumps becomes an emerging trend

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 With the recent market move towards installing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pumps in the Southern African mining sector, industrial pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology asserts that the previous trend of sourcing cheaper replicated pumps has been turned on its head. “Owing to the... 

Move towards OEM pumps becomes an emerging trend
MOVING FORWARD The market is moving towards installing original equipment manufacturer pumps

New Wilden FIT pumps range launched

     30th September 2016 As the sole distributor of US pumps manufacturer Wilden’s FIT pumps range in South Africa, dewatering specialist Letaba Group showcased the new range as well as its other advanced and Stallion series of double diaphragm pumps from the US manufacturer, at Electra Mining Africa 2016. Letaba... 

Pumps industry thriving in new developments

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 With substantial developments under way within the pumps industry, magnetic drive pumps manufacturer and supplier Brubin Pumps, which forms part of pumping requirements solutions provider Letaba Pumps, showcased the Brubin BA Cleaning in Process (CIP) hose pump at Electra Mining Africa 2016... 

Pumps industry thriving in  new developments
OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH Pumps manufactured to operate in the general industry proves to be more advantageous

Pumps solutions provider launches new products

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Innovative pump solutions provider Verder Pumps South Africa (SA) launched its new peristaltic tube pump, the Verderflex Vantage 5000, at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Verder marketing manager Elaine van der Westhuizen comments that the Vantage 5000 is a next-generation... 

Pumps solutions provider launches new products
VERDERFLEX VANTAGE 5000 Next-generation peristaltic pump system with touch-screen technology and an intuitive operating system

Hot water pumps range launched

     18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

Mather + Platt

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th March 2016 Established in 1952, pump manufacturer and distributor Mather + Platt is a manufacturer of several pump models used in various applications across industries.  

Mather + Platt

Multinational pumps supplier acquires local pumps company

     18th March 2016 Sweden-based pumps supplier AxFlow Holding has acquired the majority share in South African pumps importer and distributor AQS Liquid Transfer, as part of AxFlow’s growth initiative and strategy to expand its business beyond Europe. AxFlow is a major distributor of high quality fluid handling... 

Multinational pumps  supplier acquires local pumps company
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO Swedish pumps suppliers AxFlow offers a wide variety of process pumps and a stellar maintenance programme

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution

     18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps' VF25 peristaltic pumps are being used as part of a project by UK-based University of Nottingham Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, together with British electrical engineering company Lindhurst Engineering, who have pioneered a new approach to... 

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution
VERDERFLEX VF25 The peristaltic pumps transfer the wet slurry into the anaerobic digester

Pump trends based on increasing operational efficiencies

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 It is not anticipated that the design of pumps will change drastically any time soon, as most modifications or adaptations will either improve operational efficiencies or be introduced specifically for an application, says pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa dewatering product manager Howard... 

Pump trends based  on increasing  operational efficiencies
HOWARD JONES Current trends in the pumps industry are aimed at improving oprational efficiency

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng

     18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is supplying eight ultra-efficient pump sets to State-owned water utility Rand Water’s Palmiet pumping station near Alberton to help boost potable water supply to the Gauteng region. The large diameter pumps are to be installed in tandem on four pumping... 

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng
BOOSTING PUMPS The large diameter pumps will deliver 200-million litres of water a day

Pumps distributor extends submersible dewatering range

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology (IPT) has introduced the Grindex Maxi H-Lite pump to the African market to address the need for an intermediary pump capable of performing heavy-duty drainage applications, says IPT MD Colin Adams. He notes that the Maxi H-Lite, a lightweight 25 kW... 

Pumps distributor  extends submersible  dewatering range
MAXI H-LITE Integrated Pump Technology has announced the launch of the Grindex Maxi H-Lite drainage pump

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Amid depressed commodity prices and expected increased interest rates, companies and government entities often spend less on capital projects, resulting in fewer new pumps being bought, but more focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), says industrial components supplier RS Components... 

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO
ITT FLOWJET DIAPHRAGM PUMP One of the 400 pumps and accessories stocked by RS Components

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Chinese slurry pump manufacturer Atlas Pump Group opened an office and warehouse facility in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in January, which will cater for the mining and industrial sectors across the African market. Though Atlas supplied parts and pumps to companies on the African continent  prior to... 

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa
SOLID COMMITMENT Chinese pump manufacturer Atlas has decided to commit to the African market by establishing a regional base

Vacuum pumps effective in manufacturing process

     18th March 2016 In order to exclude air bubbles and vapour generated by high temperature and pressure from blood collection tube stoppers, Italy-based rubber components manufacturer Datwyler Pharma Packaging (DPP) makes use of vacuum pumps manufacturer Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems’ Cobra dry screw vacuum pumps... 

Vacuum pumps  effective in  manufacturing process
BLOOD STOPPING Rubber tube stoppers are molded under a vacuum

Vacuum systems integral to lithium ion cell production

     18th March 2016 German engineering company Oerlikon’s vacuum technology division, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum (OLV), has been awarded the contract for the supply of vacuum systems that will equip several production lines for a Korean producer of lithium-ion batteries. The delivery of these vacuum systems for... 

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing

     18th March 2016 Power management company Eaton last month announced that the company’s custom variable frequency drive (VFD) solution was recently installed at Mooresville Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina, in the US. The VFD fits within the plant’s space constraints and has been keeping its 600 kW pumps... 

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing
SC9000 EP The medium voltage adjustable frequency drive reduces downtime and maintenan

Vertical spindle range effective for abrasive sludge

     18th March 2016 Mining solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s Pumpmor vertical spindle (PVS) range of vortex pumps has been designed to efficiently pump sludge and slurries containing large abrasive solids and fibrous materials in light, medium and heavy service industries. The PVS range, which can... 

Vertical spindle  range effective for abrasive sludge
PUMPMOR VERTICAL SPINDLE PUMPS THe PVS pumps achieves up to 87 m heads at about 3000 rpm

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub

     18th March 2016 Global water technology company Xylem in January announced the expansion of its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multimillion-euro investment. The company believes that this expansion initiative will enable it to better meet the market demand from... 

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub
FOR RENT Xylem is opening pump rental and service hubs across Europe and expanding its pump rental portfolio in South Africa

Ekurhuleni pumpstation project commissioned last month

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 The handover of the Zulu pumpstation, in the Tsakane township on the East Rand, to the Ekhuruleni municipality took place last month, following the commissioning of three Kirloskar end-suction pumps, each coupled with 90 kW motors. The completed pump sets were supplied to construction and project... 

Energy efficiency requirements exceeded

     2nd October 2015 Rotating machines service provider Sulzer launched its innovative SNS end suction single stage process pump range last month, which is designed to exceed the highest standards of performance and reliability, and also the design requirements of the ISO 5199 standard. For end-users this means... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 South African pump solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology’s (IPT’s) pump rental division is hiring out IPT’s locally designed, engineered and manufactured floating desilting dredge solution, called the SlurrySucker, at a sugar cane farm, in Swaziland, and a mining operation, in Madagascar.... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects
IPT’S SLURRYSUCKER The design of the SlurrySucker involved fluid dynamic modelling of the dredge head and strength calculation on the float frame

Local pumps manufacturer wins big at Seifsa awards

     2nd October 2015 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps International took top honours at the inaugural Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence, winning two awards at the ceremony, which took place in May 28 at Emperors Palace, in Ekurhuleni.... 

Local pumps manufacturers benefit from falling rand

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 While South Africa faces a list of crises, including unstable electrical supply, stumbling economic growth and labour unrest in many sectors, the weak rand presents challenges and opportunities for South African pump companies, says the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association... 

Locally designed packing seal limits pump maintenance

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Trials of fluid-sealing solutions provider Klinger Mzansi’s dry running capable mechanical packing seal for centrifugal pumps have revealed that the carbon-based braided yarn solution lasts up to three times longer than other mechanical packings. Klinger Mzansi packings product manager Gareth... 

Locally designed packing seal limits pump maintenance
LOCAL INNOVATION Klinger Mzansi’s new carbon-based braided yarn packing seal was designed and manufactured locally by the company

Longer-lasting Smart Pump launched

     2nd October 2015 High-performance, self-priming centrifugal pump specialist Australian Pump Industries, colloquially known as Aussie Pumps, has extended its range of pumps designed for a range of potentially corrosive or difficult-to-handle liquids, with the launch of its new Aussie Smart Pump, which is... 

Manufacturer launches low-suction drainage pump

     2nd October 2015 Industrial submersible dewatering pumps manufacturer Grindex in September launched its Milli low-suction drainage pump, which is based on the company’s well-established and proven Micro drainage pump. The Micro and Milli share all the main components and functions for the wear parts. Adding a... 

New cavity pump significantly reduces maintenance downtime

     2nd October 2015 Pumping solutions manufacturer Franklin Electric South Africa last month launched its new range of cost-saving Mono EZstrip progressive cavity pumps into the Southern African market.  The new Mono EZstrip transfer pump is easy to install and drastically reduces downtime, as pump maintenance,... 

Plant pumps commissioning under way in Limpopo

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa is assisting in commissioning the plant pumps at a platinum mine in Limpopo’s Waterberg area. The project scope includes the supply of several Warman WBH slurry pumps, with pump sizes ranging from 75 mm to 150 mm, notes Weir Minerals Africa... 

Plant pumps  commissioning  under way in Limpopo
RUI GOMES Weir Minerals works closely with end-users to ensure that they receive the best performance from their on-site equipment

Pumps manufacturer launches online pump station design app

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 End-users now have the ability to find a purpose built pump station to suit their individual needs, thanks to the launch of pump solutions provider Grundfos’ online Pumping Station Creator, which the company announced last month. Pumping Station Creator provides a quick access point to the full... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Pumps and pump components supplier Grundfos has further enhanced its sustainable water solutions product offering for use in remote areas, following the launch of the solar-powered AQpure water treatment system at Grundfos South Africa’s open day. The event took place at the company’s facilities... 

Pumps supplier enhances sustainable water solutions
Photo by Duane Daws
THE AQTAP The AQtap water dispenser system is an integrated revenue collection and water management system designed for sustainable water supply
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