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Pumps

Pump company expects first assembly at Bronkhorstspruit plant in April

By: Helene Le Roux     19th January 2007 South African division of Danish pump company Grundfos is preparing to start local assembly of the firm’s NK range of end-suction centrifugal pumps early this year. 

Establishment of two new foundries assists Weir Group in global expansion drive

By: Jade Davenport     15th December 2006 Engineering and minerals solutions multinational Weir Group has embarked on a worldwide expansion programme to increase throughput and improve the time- and cost-efficiency of the production process to benefit its global customer base. 

Turbo’s drive pumps

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Pump manufacturer KSB, commissioned six pump units for Sasol’s Project Turbo in September. 

Locally-designed ‘mag drive’ range experiences global success

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Owing to a shift in local market requirements from conventional sealing methods to magnetic drive couplings, KSB South Africa has developed a locally-designed and -manufactured petrochemicals ‘mag-drive’ pump range. 

Training academy to benefit the pump industry

6th October 2006 As a sign of its commitment to the pump industry in South Africa, the local subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos has built a world-class pump academy in Bedfordview. 

Pump-maker eyes commercial building opportunities

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 In light of billion-rand infrastructural developments that are on the cards in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, pump-producer Grundfos is focusing its growth strategy on commercial building services. 

Pump training specialist tackles skills crunch

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Pump training specialist 2KG Training is tacklng the skills shortage issue in South Africa, specifically with regard to the understanding of pumps. 

International pump specialist heads for SA

6th October 2006 Back by popular demand, the internationally acclaimed pump specialist and consultant, Larry Bachus will be presenting a comprehensive three-day seminar on Pumps and Pump Systems from 14-16 November 2006, at the Expo Centre at Nasrec. 

Pump monitor helps cut ownership costs

6th October 2006 TAS PumpMonitor is an independent system that quantifies the inefficiency cost of a pump, both currently and over its lifetime, identifies potential equipment failure before it manifests and calculates the optimum time to refurbish or replace the unit, thus minimising the total life cycle cost of... 

Peristaltic pump reduces friction

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump-manufacturing company, Nicro Industrial, has developed a peristaltic pump range that almost eliminates friction in pumping applications. 

Pump firm plans R2,5m facilities upgrade

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump manufacturer Denorco, is currently upgrading its facilities to handle the greater demand on its internal supply chain, says operations director Rory Parsons. 

Agricultural pumps ordered for Dwaf rural water scheme

6th October 2006 The Cemo agricultural pump range has again won through as pump of choice for the Department of Water Affairs’ (DWAF) rural groundwater programme. 

Belts provide flexibility for efficient application changeovers

6th October 2006 Belting Solutions, Bearing Man’s specialist belting division, distributes the complete range of Gates Poly Chain belts, which includes belts designed specially for pumps and pumping equipment. 

Positive-displacement pump for diverse applications

6th October 2006 A new, locally-designed and -manufactured positive displacement pump was launched at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. 

Complete metering systems marketed through local firm

6th October 2006 South African mixing technology company Lightnin Africa has embarked on an aggressive campaign to offer complete metering systems to the local petrochemicals, chemicals, oil, gas, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage industries. 

KZN sewerage upgrade completed

6th October 2006 Consulting engineering firm Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B&A group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the upgrading of sewage infrastructure facilities in the rapidly-developing Ballito area, north of Durban. 

Pumps manufactured locally for diverse applications

6th October 2006 Becker Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of Companies, manufactures the ITT Goulds range of slurry, submersible, horizontal and vertical pumps, designed for the efficient transfer of solids, slurry and dirty water in diverse applications.? 

Comprehensive range of pumps on offer

6th October 2006 The exclusive distributor in Southern Africa for Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment, Bellambie, distributes a comprehensive range of hand and power pumps designed for use during production, testing, manufacturing, construction and maintenance operations. 

Local manufacturer receives R1-million order for high-pressure pump

6th October 2006 In an unusual follow-up contract valued at R1 million, Ekandustria-based pump manufacturer National Pump has supplied two six ton high-pressure positive displacement plunger pumps to a prominent Gauteng detergent manufacture 

Second-generation dosing pump range launched

6th October 2006 A new range of dosing pumps were released at Achema2006 by Seybert & Rahier (Sera) GmbH which they have called Series 2 as they follow closely in the design of the very successful Series 1 dosing and metering pumps which have been supplied and installed in South Africa since the early 1970. 

Submersible slurry pumps in high demand

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 Manufacturer Hazleton Pumps earlier this year received a South African Excellence award. 

Vertically-configured design guards against corrosion

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 Increasing industry conerns over corrosion and maintenance in acidic and abrasive applications have prompted local pump manufacturing company APE Pumps to boost production levels of its corrosion-resistant pump. The company’s VDK pump is a vertical close-coupled sump pump, which has several... 

SA pump-repair specialists head to Germany for hands-on training

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 The engineering-adhesives division of speciality chemicals and adhesives supplier Henkel South Africa, Loctite, is pioneering new markets with its diverse range of technologies and systems. 

Urethane-lined pump promises longer life

By: thamashni naidoo     6th October 2006 South African pump company Jama Pumps is marketing a new urethane-lined pump, which lasts longer than other products, the firm tells Engineering News. 

Oz heat pump cuts household energy costs

6th October 2006 The new Rheem heat pump provides the benefits of a solar hot-water heater, without the need to install solar collectors, or panels. 

Mobile pumps offer relief during floods

6th October 2006 Water, the giver of life and the very source of our origins is also unpredictable and a remarkable source of power. 

OEM parts offer numerous advantages

6th October 2006 The purchase and use of original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts has a myriad advantages, most of which are not often considered during the buying process. 

Refurbished pumps supplied to mines

6th October 2006 Leading supplier of refurbished mineral- processing equipment, Manhattan Corporation, has secured various contracts and successfully supplied a variety of refurbished pumps to numerous mining groups, says technical director Michael Pouroullis.? 

Total cost of ownership the key to optimum performance

21st April 2006 When evaluating the performance of slurry pumps, it is important to look beyond the ?short-term gains achieved by cost reductions and realise the longer-term sustainability of looking at the bigger picture of total cost of ownership. 

Dutch pumps arrive in South Africa

21st April 2006 The first consignment of the respected Dutch range of BBA self-priming centrifugal pumps to be distributed locally by Spa Industrial has arrived in South Africa. ? 

New South African distributor for Italian pumps

21st April 2006 Provincial Pumps SA has become the sole importer of the complete range of stainless-steel pumps throughout the South African region, from Lowara Pumps, Italy. 

Largest order in Western Africa

21st April 2006 The 90%-owned subsidiary of Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR), Bogoso Gold Limited (BGL), owns and operates the Bogoso Prestea Mine in the Western Region of Ghana. 

The alternate slurry-pump supplier

21st April 2006 Local company Becker Alert Pumpmor manufactures and services the acclaimed ITT/Goulds range of high-quality, reliable slurry and solids transfer pumps for mining and general industry, under licence in accordance to OEM specifications. 

Pump specialist delivers innovative solution

21st April 2006 South Africa’s premier provider of engineered pumping solutions, Denorco, has provided the animal feeds division of TSB Malelane, Molatek, with an innovative pumping solution that has the potential to solve similar pumping needs in a variety of industries. 

A breakthrough for the construction industry

21st April 2006 Intermat 2006 – the international exhibition of equipment and techniques for the construction and building materials industry – will witness a major breakthrough in construction engineering with the global launch of a revolutionary new range of dewatering pumps from ITT Flygt. 

Hand pump ensures sustainable water supply in rural areas

21st April 2006 The pump division of national pump distributor Stewarts and Lloyds has recently introduced the Afridev handpump into its range. 

Helical-rotor dewatering pumps to challenge centrifugals

21st April 2006 South African mines are to benefit from a new range of locally-manufactured dewatering pumps designed to deliver impressive cost savings and competitive performance. 

Efficiency all important for pump-motor supplier

By: Amy Heydenrych     21st April 2006 With a drive to obtain the greatest performance out of its applications, pump original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) and pump end users are paying increasing attention to the total cost of ownership. 

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