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Pumps News

Grundfos looks to save energy through green, sustainable pumping systems

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 Incorrect sizing and the inefficient use of pumps contributes to about 10% of global energy consumption, says Grundfos business development manager for Industry: India, Middle East & Africa Saahil Khan. By optimising the pump design for energy efficient use and adapting the system to demand... 

Supplier provides hygienic pumps solution to food and beverage industry

20th August 2021 The food and beverage industries remain important contributors to the manufacturing and fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, as well as the local economy. However, food and beverage manufacturers are some of the most highly regulated (and penalised) businesses – and rightly so, given the... 

Supplier reports record sales year

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 Construction equipment supplier Putzmeister South Africa – a subsidiary of Germany-based Putzmeister Concrete Pumps – registered a record sales year in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Putzmeister sub-Saharan Africa head Rudy Myburgh attributes this partly to the Putzmeister range of machines... 

Large concrete mixer and truck mounted concrete pump Putzmeister
PUMPING SALES The South African division for Putzmeister Concrete Pumps reported record sales last year

World-class Africa factory nearing completion

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 The construction of drive components manufacturer SEW-EURODRIVE’s R200-million South Africa head office and factory in Aeroton, Johannesburg, is proceeding to plan and on schedule, says SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer. “Despite the slowdown in the local economy, we believe that it is critical... 

 	Large building, construction site with steel fabrication SEW Eurodrive HO
MAKING GROUND The construction of SEW EURODRIVE's new South African head office is progressing well

Range standardised for mining and construction

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     9th July 2021 In 2020 Atlas Copco Power Technique announced the launch of its PAC H centrifugal pump range, which consists of four models, for high-pressure applications. The pumps have been designed to reduce downtime, prolong the life span of the equipment used in an application and save operational costs.... 

CATERS FOR ALL
The company’s high head pumps range comprises the PAS dry prime pump and the VAR wet prime pump.
CATERS FOR ALL The company’s high head pumps range comprises the PAS dry prime pump and the VAR wet prime pump.

Company aims to gain territory with faceless seal

By: Claire O'Reilly     14th May 2021 Mechanical seal supply and distribution company Pactor “is ready to break into potential markets”, as the local distributor of the Air-Shaft leak prevention system (LPS), says Pactor MD Kobus Swanepoel. 

TAMAR PUMP SHAFT SEAL 730-TP
Faceless seal used in airshaft LPS systems
TAMAR PUMP SHAFT SEAL 730-TP Faceless seal used in airshaft LPS systems

Company launches new pump unit

23rd April 2021 Leading South African high-pressure jetting equipment design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist Werner Pumps has created a new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit. Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner explains that this unit can be used to pump water and solids in maintenance... 

JACK OF ALL TRADES The pump unit is also suited for use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries
JACK OF ALL TRADES The pump unit is also suited for use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries

Marginal gains critical in gaining competitive advantage

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 The compounding effect of not taking advantage of marginal gains has a significant impact on the way in which an organisation operates, says pump manufacturer Grundfos commercial building services sales manager Duncan Graham. Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process,... 

DUNCAN GRAHAM
Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall
DUNCAN GRAHAM Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall

Solutions ensure cleanliness standards are met

19th March 2021 Engineering components provider BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids operate within the required cleanliness standards. Proficient filtration disciplines... 

Company introduces flexible in-line pumps

19th March 2021 Pumps manufacturer KSB has introduced the pump that industrial engineers and building managers have been asking for to reduce space requirements and ease of maintenance over traditional pump types used in residential, office and industrial building environments. 

ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus
ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus

Pumps an essential asset

19th March 2021 Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer regional sales manager Jason Simcoe and technical adviser Seth Tate. 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked
VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked

Pandemic increases demand for pumps

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 With much of the world being tested to its limits by the Covid-19 pandemic, it resulted in an increased demand for pumps and related accessories, says specialist pump company Integrated Pump Technology sales manager Jordan Marsh. He explains that, with mines being considered as “hot spots” for... 

GRINDEX RANGE
The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range
GRINDEX RANGE The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range

Pumps design to handle flow, pressure of liquids

5th February 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s SEIM spindle screw pumps efficiently handle a range of liquids – such as oils – at different flows and various pressures. BMG is the exclusive distributor of manufacturer SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa. 

ALL CLEAR 
The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium
ALL CLEAR The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium

Company adds solar inverters and drives to suite of solutions

15th January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s electromechanical specialists have extended its solutions service to include solar inverters and drives, which are designed to enhance the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems. “PV modules – which use daylight to generate electricity – are gaining... 

READY FOR ANYTHING
The BMG-supplied Vacon IP66 drives and Nema 4X enclosures are well-protected against water and dust ingress
READY FOR ANYTHING The BMG-supplied Vacon IP66 drives and Nema 4X enclosures are well-protected against water and dust ingress

Pumping with flavour for multiproduct lines 

By: Halima Frost     13th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Group has recently redesigned the structure of its hygienic brands – this included rebranding and adding sanitary pump supplier JEC JR’s series of pumps to its diverse pumping portfolio under Packo.  The Packo JRZS series of twin-screw pumps are suited to the... 

PRETTY PUMP
Verder offers bespoke food grade pumps to both the brewery and winery industries
Verder Pumps Hygienic Product manager Kenneth Demeulemeester discusses the growing demand for multi-product lines in the brewery and winery industry. Camerawork: Halima Frost. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 19.10.20

Difficulties heightened during pandemic, company forges ahead

By: Mamaili Mamaila     30th October 2020 South Africa’s subdued economic growth has been well recorded – even prior to the pandemic, says industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl Macdougall. 

CHECK THIS OUT
Verder Pumps South Africa also launched the new Verder HI-Clean AODD and EODD pumps earlier this month, with more announcements planned heading into 2021
CHECK THIS OUT Verder Pumps South Africa also launched the new Verder HI-Clean AODD and EODD pumps earlier this month, with more announcements planned heading into 2021

Flameproof double pump set installed for mine

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) commissioned an underground double configuration flameproof pump set in August, at a colliery in Mpumalanga, to dewater its shortwall coal mining operations. 

EXPLOSION PROTECTION 
The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps
EXPLOSION PROTECTION The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps

Industrialisation, digitalisation calls for smart pump systems

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th October 2020 Government’s driving increased industrialisation to recover economic growth and employment numbers will stimulate an increased need for intelligent wastewater pump systems.  

PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE 
Pump intelligence is non-negotiable and provides accurate information in wastewater treatment plants
PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE Pump intelligence is non-negotiable and provides accurate information in wastewater treatment plants

Customised equipment pleases customers

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Pumps manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps offers custom-built high-pressure jetting trucks and vacuuming equipment to match customer requirements. 

SUPER FLUID
Werner Pumps units are fully customisable, and the company is always willing to adapt to customer requirements
SUPER FLUID Werner Pumps units are fully customisable, and the company is always willing to adapt to customer requirements

Local provider joins forces with global pumps supplier

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has teamed up with industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa as a service and distribution partner. 

EASY ACCESS 
The Dura range of peristaltic pumps use a one piece flange design for greater strength and integrity as well as an easy access hose change
EASY ACCESS The Dura range of peristaltic pumps use a one piece flange design for greater strength and integrity as well as an easy access hose change

Manufacturer launches customer training programme

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Pump manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps launched a training programme for customers and their equipment operators on using the Werner Pumps trucks. 

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
Werner Pumps now has a training programme that will be made available free of charge – the first time – to existing and new customers
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND Werner Pumps now has a training programme that will be made available free of charge – the first time – to existing and new customers

Integrated approach critical for pump requirements 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th October 2020 Responding to customer pump requirements is not about selling a product, but rather about an integrated approach, says equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Steven Du Toit. Taking “a more integrated approach” to customer requirements and problems enables the... 

CUSTOM SOLUTION
A custom engineered stainless steel Sykes pump set produced by Integrated Pump Rental for a mining operation in Namibia
Integrated Pump Rental’s Steven Du Toit gives more insight into the company’s holistic approach.

Rising data-storage demand calls for cooling systems

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th September 2020 There has been a surge in the construction of data centres in South Africa since 2017, and the centres need accurate and reliable cooling regimes to function efficiently, says pump manufacturer Grundfos.  

DRIVING OUT THE COLD
A Grundfos TPE pump using the functionality from the onboard variable speed drive to provide pinpoint accuracy for a cooling application.
DRIVING OUT THE COLD A Grundfos TPE pump using the functionality from the onboard variable speed drive to provide pinpoint accuracy for a cooling application.

New proportioning system ideal for refineries

By: Darren Parker     4th September 2020 Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has since been made available in South Africa through local partner and distributor DoseTech. The Gen III... 

A NEW GENERATION
The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents
A NEW GENERATION The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents

Manufacturer develops new range of liquid ring pumps

10th July 2020 Vacuum products developer and manufacturer Edwards Vacuum has developed a range of new liquid ring pumps called the ELRi series. Made for use in wet, humid as well as corrosive conditions, this product offers a range of features and benefits that will distinguish itself from other competitor... 

Company introduces quiet, dry pumps range

10th July 2020 The HiScroll models from vacuum pump manufacturer Pfeiffer Vacuum’s new range of scroll pumps are oil-free, hermetically sealed vacuum pumps with high nominal pumping speeds of between 6 m³/h and 20 m³/h. The new pumps are characterised by their compact design and quiet, low-vibration operation.... 

SUPERIOR QUALITY 
The proven quality of Pfeiffer Vacuum products ensures a long service life as well as lower operating costs
SUPERIOR QUALITY The proven quality of Pfeiffer Vacuum products ensures a long service life as well as lower operating costs

Drives designed to improve productivity

29th May 2020 Bearings supplier BMG’s VACON 100 alternating current (AC) drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors. Through VACON 100’s economical solutions, BMG is able to ensure a quick return on project investments for its customers, says BMG... 

COMPATIBLE AND EFFECTIVE 
VACON 100 AC drives allow its customers to use the most efficient motor for each application, with the ability to run new motor technologies
COMPATIBLE AND EFFECTIVE VACON 100 AC drives allow its customers to use the most efficient motor for each application, with the ability to run new motor technologies

Steady increase in gasket sealant sales

By: Halima Frost     15th May 2020 Since the launch of adhesive manufacturer Loctite’s 518 gasket sealant pen in South Africa last year, local distributors have shown a steady increase in sales. The Loctite 518 gasket sealant pen was developed to complement the previously launched Loctite 518 flange sealant. 

PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
The Loctite 518 gasket sealant pen combines the leak-fighting properties of 518 flange sealant with a roll-on applicator
PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD The Loctite 518 gasket sealant pen combines the leak-fighting properties of 518 flange sealant with a roll-on applicator

New gland packing reduces emissions

By: Halima Frost     15th May 2020 Companies looking to lower emissions can now buy sealing solutions manufacturer Teadit’s 2236 gland packing in South Africa from gasket manufacturer and distributor Absolut Gasket. Gland packing is a contact-type sealing element that comprises a braided rope-like material that is packed around... 

TIGHT FIT The Teadit glad packing is packed tightly around the shaft of a pump or valve to seal the moving shaft from the housing component
TIGHT FIT The Teadit glad packing is packed tightly around the shaft of a pump or valve to seal the moving shaft from the housing component

Leading seal brand rebranding

15th May 2020 Bearing and rotation specialists SKF has introduced a new packaging design for its vehicle aftermarket products, more so its sealing solutions provider Chicago Rawhide seals. Inspired by Chicago Rawhide’s 140th anniversary in 2018, SKF decided to relaunch the Chicago Rawhide seals brand as a pure... 

NOWHERE TO HIDE
The new branding on Chicago Rawhide seals stays true to SKF's traditional blue colour for bearings and green colour for seals
NOWHERE TO HIDE The new branding on Chicago Rawhide seals stays true to SKF's traditional blue colour for bearings and green colour for seals

Seals company introduces bearing seal combo

15th May 2020 Advanced materials and product supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies introduced a machine component that combines a plastic rotating bearing with a seal in a single, precisely matched unit which the company says is an innovation first. Introduced in February, the design offers significant... 

DYNAMIC DUO
The bearing and seal combination introduced by Freudenberg has been validated through extensive testing
DYNAMIC DUO The bearing and seal combination introduced by Freudenberg has been validated through extensive testing

Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

1st May 2020 As the dry season approaches in many parts of South Africa, farmers need to ensure that silt is not limiting the volume of water that they can store, says specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine. He notes that the progressive build-up of silt means that dams and ponds in... 

SUCK JOB
A fit-for-purpose dewatering solution from Integrated Pump Rental is successfully desilting farm dams
SUCK JOB A fit-for-purpose dewatering solution from Integrated Pump Rental is successfully desilting farm dams

Company eyes mining sector growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Hydraulic hoses and fluid components supplier Hydroscand South Africa (SA) is looking to increase its market share in the mining sector through partnering with initiatives in the local communities where the mines which it supplies are located. 

LARGE FOOTPRINT 
Hydroscand South Africa is the approved supplier to some of the very large global original-equipment manufacturers operating in sub-Saharan Africa
LARGE FOOTPRINT Hydroscand South Africa is the approved supplier to some of the very large global original-equipment manufacturers operating in sub-Saharan Africa

Drive systems suited for sewage applications

24th April 2020 Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers solutions for the water, wastewater and sewage sectors, encompassing the supply of quality branded drive systems. BMG supplies an extensive range of drive packages from Nord Drivesystems and diversified corporation Sumitomo Drive Technologies including... 

HANDSOME HANSEN BMG offers a full range of gear units that drive aerators, water screws and brush aerators for the sewage and water treatment sector
HANDSOME HANSEN BMG offers a full range of gear units that drive aerators, water screws and brush aerators for the sewage and water treatment sector

Mill equipment advances essential for industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th March 2020 With the local sugar industry being more than 150 years old, advances in equipment critical to the milling process add “immense value”, as they improve the operational efficiency potential of the sugar mills, says industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps MD Darryl Macdougall. 

ALLEVIATING THE DEFECTS 
Sucrose losses can be significantly reduced – if not mitigated altogether – if the correct advanced and integrated pumping solution is used
ALLEVIATING THE DEFECTS Sucrose losses can be significantly reduced – if not mitigated altogether – if the correct advanced and integrated pumping solution is used

Correct pumping solutions assist in efficiency, cost savings

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     27th March 2020 Owing to the complexities of having to negotiate the technical obstacles in selecting the right pumping solutions for specific applications, pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl Macdougall says paper and pulp manufacturers need to look to a trusted and reputable brand that not... 

Cluster emphasises importance of local manufacturing

By: Halima Frost     20th March 2020 It is of utmost importance to be able to draw a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector, as locally manufactured products need to take precedence over imports in projects, says industry association South African Pump Cluster chairperson... 

HOWARD JONES
There is a need for a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector
HOWARD JONES There is a need for a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector
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