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Pumps

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... 

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

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

Trash pumps offer significant benefits to construction sites

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 Construction machine, equipment and services provider Wacker Neuson recommends that construction sites use its PT range of trash pumps for a maintenance-friendly solution that quickly moves large quantities of water and solids from site work areas. Wacker Neuson sales administrator Rainer Schmidt... 

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

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

Slurry pump scale model receives royal visit

2nd October 2015 During a visit to the engineering business Weir Group’s Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK monarch Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump, says the company. Warman slurry... 

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... 

Vesconite bearing significantly reduces pump downtime

2nd October 2015 Vertical turbine booster pumps are commonly used to maintain adequate water pressure in high-rise buildings which is why, when equipment at a large American metropolitan hospital repeatedly failed, US-based water systems solutions provider Municipal Well & Pump responded with a state-of-the-art... 

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... 

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.... 

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,... 

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... 

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... 

Water solutions provider opens branch in PE

2nd October 2015 Global water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s opened its new branch in Port Elizabeth last month, with the opening of the new facility being intended to extend the service offering to Xylem’s customer-base in the Eastern Cape. This move is in line with Xylem’s commitment... 

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... 

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... 

Sulzer Pumps

2nd October 2015 Sulzer Pumps specialises in pumping solutions and rotating equipment maintenance and services, as well as separation, reaction and mixing technology. Intensive research and development in fluid dynamics, process-oriented products and special materials, as well as reliable service solutions help... 

Sulzer Pumps

Local manufacturers impelled to comply with global standards

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th March 2015 The international exposure of South African pumps manufacturers to international contractors is inspiring local pumps companies to supply products that adhere to international specifications and criteria, says foundry group specialist Steloy Castings. Steloy Castings CEO Danie Slabbert says... 

Global pumps industry shows renewed interest in local expo

20th March 2015 The global pumps and valves manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa Expo (PVPA), which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, says event organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS). The exhibition... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

20th March 2015 To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Manufacturer launches optimised submersible pumps range

20th March 2015 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos recently launched an extended range of high-efficiency medium-sized submersible groundwater pumps that boast increased efficiency and improved wear resistance, which further enhances the reputation that Grundfos’s current submersible pumps (SP) range already has for... 

Pumps specialist highlights need to mitigate AMD in SA

20th March 2015 Owing to the current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, which is contributing to the country’s clean natural resources becoming scarcer, mines are being forced to look at ways to enhance their processes and to recycle and treat their water before reintroducing it to the environment,... 

Flexible pulsation dampener to reduce pump noise and vibration

20th March 2015 Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox has launched the Flowrox Expulse flexible pulsation dampener, which is designed to assist during pump and dampener maintenance by reducing noise and vibration, which can lead to pipe damage that can cause breakage and incur... 

Flexible pulsation  dampener to reduce  pump noise and vibration
ENERGY EFFICIENCY The Expulse dampener can reduce energy consumption in an operation by up to 10%

Twenty submersible slurry pumps supplied to copper mine

20th March 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to copper company Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “These heavy duty electrical submersible slurry... 

Twenty submersible  slurry pumps supplied  to copper mine
ROBUST RANGE The Grindex Bravo slurry pump range features high-wear resistance and results in reduced operating and maintenance costs

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes

20th March 2015 Germany-based technology company Kobold Instrumentation has manufactured a polysulfone paddle switch (PPS) that can monitor flow for nominal pipe sizes greater than NW 32. Kobold develops, manufactures and sells instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating the physical quantities of flow,... 

Polysulfone paddle to monitor flow in larger pipe sizes
FLOW MONITORING The paddle switch is made from polysulfone, a thermoplastic polymer known for toughness and stability at high temperatures and reducing maintenance

Pumps industry body elects first female chair, among other strategic moves

20th March 2015 Among several other positive changes that will complement the local pumps industry and its stakeholders, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) recently elected its first female chairperson, in what is generally perceived to be a male-dominated industry. Newly elected... 

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Newly established Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has spent more than R20-million to build, stock and equip its new facility in the new Touchdown Industrial Park, near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. The company has ambitious plans to make significant inroads... 

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility
READY TO SUPPLY Integrated Pump Technology’s warehouse stocks a range of pumps and spares inventory

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Sales of the Sunflo range of medium-duty centrifugal pumps have been positive since independent pump supply and equipment repair company  AESPUMP South Africa was appointed as the new local distribution and service agent for the range in May 2013, the company reports. US-based pumps and... 

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises
SUNFLO P-1500 This gear-driven centrifugal pump delivers flows of up to 7.5 m3/h and head heights of 396 m

Filter unit supports pump system

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Valve manufacturer Omsa has supplied two Mahle water-filtration systems to a local water supplier’s facilities, in Bloemfontein, in the Free State. These systems formed part of a new feed-water-supply system that was recently installed at the supplier’s facilities. “The R550 000 water-filtration... 

Filter unit supports pump system
MAHLE WATER-FILTRATION SYSTEM The system is automated and is used to prime and lubricate the water feed pumps

Integrated pump dispensing system in use

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Flow-measurement equipment supplier Meter Systems, a division of Set Point Group, says the Piusi Pitstop dispenser fluid-handling equipment range is being used by telecommunications company Tesuco at one of its local project sites. Meter Systems MD Warren Erasmus tells Engineering News that... 

Integrated pump dispensing system in use
PIUSI PITSTOP DISPENSER The dispenser is a compact product that can safely pump diesel fuel from a container through a connection to a 12 V battery supply

Local supplier highlights new and long-standing ranges

3rd October 2014 Local pumps supplier Raptech introduced Chinese pumps and garden equipment manufacturer LEO’s new High Lift Series LGP20-H gasoline water pump to the local market, in July. The LGP20-H features include a new design with a “highly efficient” hydraulic system. 

Local supplier  highlights new and long-standing ranges
LGP20-H GASOLINE WATER PUMP The LGP20-H is designed for use in water supply and drainage applications for factories, mines, municipal facilities and field irrigation

Integrated pump system drives improved efficiencies

3rd October 2014 The combined use of pumps manufacturer Grundfos’ range of submersible pumps, external frequency converters and multi-pump controller system ensures a reliable way of increasing efficiencies and ease of use of pump systems. “Each product is dedicated to taking up its position in a pumping system.... 

Integrated pump  system drives  improved efficiencies
SIMPLIFICATION SEARCH An integrated engineering approach can end the challenges of complex installation and modification tasks

Industrial hose pump offers 20% more performance

3rd October 2014 Alongside pumps technology company Verder Pumps South Africa’s (VPSA’s) existing range of industrial pumps, the company exhibited its new Verderflex Dura 55 peristaltic pump for optimum performance and easy maintenance in heavy-duty applications at the Electra Mining 2014 trade show, in... 

Industrial hose pump offers 20% more  performance
VERDERFLEX DURA 55 PUMP The Dura 55 expands the Dura range’s flow rates from less than 1 ℓ/hr to 15.3 m³/hr at pressures of up to 16 bar

New corrosion-resistant lubricators suitable for use in pumps

3rd October 2014 Engineering components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its range of NTN-SNR bearing products was extended to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit, to provide continuous, reliable, clean and precise lubrication, last month.... 

New corrosion-resistant lubricators suitable for use in pumps
NTN-SNR READY BOOSTER 125 LUBRICATOR The lubricator ensures less friction, which therefore provides for significant energy savings and extended service life of components and equipment

New pump range a cost-effective option

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s range of Lowara e-NSC heavy-duty end-suction pumps are designed to deal with the most challenging water-related applications at the lowest costs, says growth centre manager: applied water systems Ernst Viljoen. He tells Engineering... 

New pump range a cost-effective option
BUILT TO LAST The Lowara e-NSC series’ robust design, different bearing-frame sizes and stainless steel replaceable wear-rings ensure a long service life

Good sales growth for electronic water-pressure pump  

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 As of September 1, pumps, motors and electronic systems manufacturer DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics had sold more than 500 e.sybox pump systems locally and sales are expected to continue, owing to the system’s ease of use and energy efficiency, GM Hein Botha tells Engineering News. “We... 

Good sales growth for electronic water-pressure pump
DWT Pumps, Motors and Electronics GM Hein Botha discusses the company's e.sybox pump system.
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