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New dual-cartridge seals extend range

23rd April 2004 Mechanical seal manufacturer John Crane is about to launch a new dual-cartridge seal, the 4620P, which forms part of the 4600 series cartridge seal family. 

Petrochem company orders five metering pumps

23rd April 2004 Pump and mixer manufacturer Lightnin Africa recently supplied five Bran+Luebbe metering pumps to South Africa’s major petrochemical producer. 

Dry vacuum pump promoted

23rd April 2004 For all applications with rough and medium vacuum, the XtraDry, by Pfeiffer Vacuum, is a suitable dry vacuum pump for all applications with rough and medium vacuum. 

Accreditation demonstrates focus on quality and safety

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Local pump firm CH Warman pump group reports that it has undertaken a drive to improve its quality, environment and health-and-safety management systems. 

Brand is reintroduced

23rd April 2004 Isando-based Mather & Platt (M&P) recently relaunched its own pump brand in the South African market. 

Motors to arrive this month

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Sole distributor of the Linde range of hydraulic products in South Africa, Ernest Lowe, reports that its range of hydraulic pumps and motors has expanded, due to the introduction of Linde’s new series products. 

Foreign imports on the agenda for Sapma–DTI meeting

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 The South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) reports that it plans to approach the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to indicate its concern and awareness of unlevel trading conditions in the international arena. 

Pump business grows because of construction projects

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Manufacturer, distributor and rental pump company Ian Dickie reports that business has increased as a direct result of large construction projects taking place in South Africa. 

Recent runway resurfacing at JHB airport uses asphalt pumps

23rd April 2004 Night at Johannesburg International Airport is asphalt time. 

Groundwater-solutions training programme launched

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Southern Africa’s largest supplier of submersible borehole pump motors Franklin Electric officially launched its Franklin Authorised Service Provider (FASP) programme – which trains selected people from companies to provide complete solutions to groundwater pumping problems – at... 

Export market share maintained

23rd April 2004 A division of Mather & Platt, Benmacor pumps, is the sole distributors of the Turbosan range of pumps in South Africa. 

Pump introduced to regional market

23rd April 2004 Exclusive distributors for Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment in Southern Africa, Bellambie Mining & Industrial, has extended its range of pumps. 

Empowerment company acquires pump maker

23rd April 2004 Prominent Western Cape businessperson and entrepreneur Peter Swartz has acquired Southern Pumps South Africa, a pump manufacturing company which has been integrally involved in the general industrial, marine, fishing and offshore diamond-mining industries. 

Costs contained through castings manufacture

23rd April 2004 The largest manufacturer of submersible borehole pumps in South Africa, Brisan Turbo, has a wide range of pumps. 

Pumps that work with molasses 

23rd April 2004 An order for pumps to transfer molasses at a Gauteng animal feeds plant, has brought the number of Orbit processing cavity pumps installed for this purpose to more than three hundred. 

Joburg Water chooses pumps for treatment works

23rd April 2004 Jesco diaphragm dosing pumps have been selected by Johannesburg Water for ferric-chloride transfer duty at its Northern Wastewater Treatment Works. 

Donation improves quality of life

23rd April 2004 Lowara pumps, distributed in South Africa exclusively by Hypower, recently donated five submersible pumps to the African Medical & Research Foundation (Amref), the main non-profit health organization in East Africa. 

Web becomes high-tech solution to pump marketing

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Subsidiary of the second-largest global pump manufacturer Grundfos South Africa reports that it has developed a Web-based virtual-reality exhibition, marketing its full range of products. 

Engine power critical for Botswana fire-pump set

23rd April 2004 A standby fire pump set supplied to the Botswana government by pump system and installation provider, MAH Pump Sales & Installations, of Kempton Park, is powered by a new generation Perkins high-speed water-cooled 400 series engine. 

Engines are matched to pumps

23rd April 2004 A partnership between Barloworld Equipment Energy and Witbank-based pump manufacturer and distributor, Rocktuff Manufacturers, has resulted in the first-time application of a Caterpillar C9 electronically-controlled engine in a water pumpset. 

Grootegeluk contract required 2 l and 6 l pumps

23rd April 2004 At Grootgeluk coal mine, where environmental considerations are paramount, Vogel automatic centralised lubrication systems are playing a vital role in the operation of various fixed-plant equipment. 

Couplings are suitable for pump drives

23rd April 2004 The power transmission division of Bearing Man has extended its range of couplings to include high-torque maintenance-free Escodisc flexible disc-type couplings, which reduces assembly costs and increases machine efficiency. 

New double flange increases hose-operating life

23rd April 2004 Exhibiting ongoing innovation and customer focus Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) has released a newly-developed flange to extend the operating life of high-pressure hoses, thereby reducing mine costs. 

Liquid-dosing company shows rapid growth

23rd April 2004 Two years ago, DoseTech changed its name from Datatrol and refocused on liquid dosing as its core business, rather than chlorine gas dosing, which had been its prime activity for several years. 

Agricultural demand results in borehole pump focus

23rd April 2004 Local pump manufacturer Salmson Pumps South Africa has moved strongly into the borehole pump market with the launch of a new range of high-specification pumps. 

Next-generation blockage-free pump replaces previous range

23rd April 2004 Following more than a decade of leading the field in submersible sewage pumps, the AFP range from ABS, of Sweden, has been superseded by the even more efficient and reliable AFP-ME series of pumps. 

Russian phosphate mine uses South African-made pumps

23rd April 2004 The largest locally-made submersible slurry pump ever to be exported from South Africa has arrived in Russia. 

Firm’s electric pumps updated

23rd April 2004 High-pressure hydraulics company Enerpac South Africa has announced that its well-known Enerpac GPE electric pumps have been updated. 

Magnetic-drive pumping technology offers leak free performance

23rd April 2004 Business unit of the Idex corporation, a reported leader in positive-displacement pump technologies, Micropump offers innovative magnetic-drive technology for exceptional leak-free performance. 

Solar pumps may provide water to rural areas

By: zeena isaacs     23rd April 2004 Solar pump company Divwatt reports that its Solastar solar-powered pumps are 62% efficient in terms of input power to water output. 

Merger creates largest pump manufacturer

23rd April 2004 The imminent merger of two large South African pump manufacturers was made official following an announcement on January 19, giving rise to the largest pump manufacturer in the country. 

Pumps become more suited to chemical applications

26th March 2004 When it comes to available materials engineered to combat wear, most provide either for good abrasion resistance or good corrosion resistance, but few for abrasion and corrosion resistance. 

More of supplier’s pumps for Tshwane Metro upgrade

19th March 2004 The multimillion rand upgrade and expansion of Tshwane Metro’s water-delivery services included the installation of two high-performance Salmson pumps. 

Piston pumps now boast added new features

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 East Rand company Ernest Lowe Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Solutions supplies a range of Oilgear hydraulic piston pumps, which now boasts two interesting features. 

Alex Flett, CH Warman Pump Group

By: Laura Franz     17th October 2003 Full name: Alex Flett Position: CEO since 2003 Main activity of the company: Design, manufacture, supply and service of pumps for abrasive and corrosive applications Date and place of birth: September 30, 1952, Klerksdorp Education: Schoonspruit Ho 

Motor manufacturer receives several orders for pumping projects

10th October 2003 Local manufacturer of electric motors Alstom Electrical Machines, of Benoni, has had a spate of orders for large motors in recent months, for uses ranging from pumping projects to mine processing applications. 

Company focuses on quality control and service

By: Luxolo Tyali     10th October 2003 The purchase of high-quality materials, accuracy of machines and the strict inspection of all aspects of manufacturing, have added to a high quality-control procedure at Ashro Piston Rings. 

Company tackles local double diaphragm pump manufacture

By: Luxolo Tyali     10th October 2003 ?West Rand-based pump manufacturing company Bru-Quip has started manufacturing double-diaphragm pumps for the local market, reports sales director Rob Shaw. 

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