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Pumps

Innovation offers accurate dosing without flow measurement

8th October 2004 Accurate, proportional dosing of corrosive and other liquid media, through the combination of conventional diaphragm dosing pump technology and a unique water-driven motor is now available. 

Powerful three-head diaphragm pump available

8th October 2004 A powerful three-head diaphragm vacuum pump N920 capable of high suction pumping speeds of up to 1,3 m3h at atm. pressure and 1500 RPM, has been introduced by KNF Neuberger. 

New foundry reduces manufacturing lead times

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Supplier and manufacturer of vacuum pumps, Global Vacuum in Tulisa Park, south-east of Johannesburg, built a new foundry six months ago, which produces all the components used in the vacuum pump factory. 

From desert to farmland

8th October 2004 SA pumps deployed to Sudan's Nile Rive state for water-harvesting project 

Stainless foundry cautions against indiscriminate substitutions

8th October 2004 Stainless-steel foundry, Steloy Castings, has cautioned pump manufacturers against indiscriminately substituting existing materials based on recognised casting specifications with exotic new alloys that come on the market abroad. 

Expanded distribution leads to bigger orders

8th October 2004 Pumps manufacturing company APE Pumps has expanded its distribution network in central and southern Africa, and earmarked Europe to complement increasing exports to the Middle East. 

New solar-pump range released

8th October 2004 Port-Elizabeth based pump company All Power has developed a new range of solar pumps, which pump 70% – 90% more than previous models, reports director Terry Moss. 

Two new models make debut

8th October 2004 Submersible-pump manufacturer Brisan Turbo will be adding to its extensive pump range two further models in stainless steel. 

Empowered group emerges from chemical-pump firm

8th October 2004 Twenty-year-old pump manufacturer Chemical Pump & Valve Marketing this year established its second subsidiary, and black-economic empowerment venture, HJM Pump and Equipment. 

African market beckons for South African firm

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Pumps sales and distribution company Grundfos Southern Africa is excited about new African market prospects, reports export sales manager Joe Jagger. 

Self-tensioning-belt solution developed

8th October 2004 With the current skilled-manpower shortages within a number of industries including the mining and petro-chemical sectors, it has become essential to look at means of reducing the mechanical labour required to operate plants and especially pump installations. 

Company targets wet and building services industry

8th October 2004 Pumping solutions company Water Engineering and Pumping Technologies evolved in 1997, from the well-established 26-year-old company Solar 2000. 

High-quality drivebelts reduce downtime

8th October 2004 Bearing and pump manufacturer Bearing Man’s power transmission division, one of the country’s largest stockists of drive belts, distributes Fenner branded components that are used extensively in pump applications. 

Well-known brand is relaunched

8th October 2004 Pump distributor Mather & Platt is re-launching its own pump brand, division manager Dave Johnson reports. 

Stationary boom deployed at big dam project

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Local concrete pump and stationary boom supplier Putzmeister (SA) accomplished a first in South Africa during September, when a Putzmeister MX-32 T stationary boom was commissioned for the Flag Boshielo Dam project of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. 

Company casts largest ever impellers

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Casting company Rely Precision Casting is currently casting its two largest-ever impellers by investment casting and sand-casting. 

Locally-made lightweight pump seeks niche

8th October 2004 Local pump and machinery manufacturer, Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) is renewing focus on its successful IMPi pump. 

More bulk lube carrier units for coal-mine

8th October 2004 Witbank-based lubrication equipment specialist and FloSolve distributor, Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS) has built two more bulk lube carrier units for Middelburg Mine, South Africa’s premier opencast coalmine. 

Adding a feminine touch to domestic industry

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 South African pump manufacturer Rapid Allweiler was founded in 1933, and in 1965 became the South African agent for Allweiler, of Germany, which owns 35% of company shares. 

Global supply centre adds marketing clout

By: Liezel Hill     8th October 2004 Supplier of process-industry machinery and systems Metso Minerals created its first global supply centre (GSC) in January this year, at the Jet Park premises of its South African subsidiary. 

Giant lined slurry pump developed

8th October 2004 The largest lined heavy-duty slurry pump ever developed in South Africa was on display at CH Warman Pump Group’s Electra Mining Africa 2004 stand. 

Seals knowlege aids legal compliance

8th October 2004 Changing laws impact on manufacturing plants, and a knowledge of mechanical seals and their application is necessary to meet, for example, new emission standards for centrifugal pumps, says John Crane Engineering executive Jonathon Read. 

Wave-power pump concept punted

8th October 2004 South Africa’s cities are starting to feel the effects of increased demand on its electricity-generating capacity, with power outages being a regular feature this winter. 

German company equips giant water-injection pump

8th October 2004 Azerbaijan, a country with a population of eight-million, situated in the Caucasus, has vast reserves of oil in the Caspian Sea. 

Vac-Cent Services

8th October 2004 Vac-Cent Services is responsible for the local manufacture and marketing of Nash conical liquid-ring vacuum pumps andcompressors, Frese automatic balancing valves, Sisco pressure and temperature-testing plugs, Tomlinson Hall Liquivac self-priming pumps and MarquipWardUnited sheeters. 

Trio of new products from US company

8th October 2004 US-based pump supplier Godwin Pumps manufactures Dri-Prime pumps, Sub-Prime electric-submersible pumps and Heidra hydraulic-submersible pumps and accessories, and has recently launched three new products. 

Deep-level mine pumping solution helps in costs fight

By: andrew lanham     8th October 2004 Increasingly mines are seeking methods to reduce and contain operating costs. 

Micro pump sweet news for diabetics

8th October 2004 For diabetes sufferers, insulin is a lifeline and some diabetics have to self-administer several doses every day – any delay can have serious side effects. 

Pump giant in $36m acquisition

8th October 2004 Late last month, global pump group Sulzer agreed to acquire the US pump assets of Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) as well as all shares of its Chinese pump company. 

German metering and dosing pumps prominent in SA

24th September 2004 The internationally-renowned range of Bran+Luebbe metering pumps and systems that have been available to the South African market for more than 35 years continue to prove themselves with quality and performance across a broad section of local industries. 

SA company pumping life into African desert

17th September 2004 Pumping solutions group Denorco has been contracted by the Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture to supply and commission a total of 37 Tsunami pumps in a multi-million rand project that will see the successful harvesting of water from the River Nile, the company reported this week. 

Maintenance-free seal suitable for pump range

10th September 2004 Designed specifically for use in Warman dynamically sealed pumps, the purpose engineered Dyna Seal provides a cost effective, maintenance-free option, and can be fitted to the entire range of Warman heavy-duty slurry pumps.? 

Iraqi refineries are a growing source of business

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 South Africa’s only wholly locally-owned petrochemical pump manufacturing company, APE Pumps, has just despatched its latest order to Iraq. 

Malawi backs pump-manufacturing initiative

By: Marcel Chimwala     16th July 2004 Malawi – As part of the $50-million World Bank-funded emergency drought recovery project, which was launched following the food crisis that hit Malawi last year, the Malawian government is seeking expressions of interest from eligible firms, technical institutions or non-governmental... 

Attie Jonker, Denorco

11th June 2004 Full name: Attie Jonker Position: MD of Denorco since January 1, 2004 Main activity of the company: Manufacture of pumps and pumping equipment Date and place of birth: November 23, 1954, Vryheid, Kwazulu-Natal Education: Technical High School, Springs, matric, 1973; military aircraft... 

Cleaning equipment firm merges with pump supplier

18th May 2004 At the start of this month cleaning equipment firm Pemsa Technologies and Hydrotek concluded a merger. 

Merger creates new SA pump group

12th May 2004 The consolidation of two former rivals, Howden Pumps and Orbit Pumps, to form Denorco, is significant for both the local market, as well as the ability of South African-based companies to effectively compete in a global, competitive market. 

Further development for Spoornet

30th April 2004 The specialised world of road rail vehicle hydraulics has seen IMS Industrial Products design a second hydraulic system for Spoornet’s road-rail maintenance fleet, this time for a truck to be used for welding repairs on South Africa’s rail network. 

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