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Pumps export market grows by 250%

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps registered an increase in export sales of more than 250% in 2013, compared with sales in 2012, states company MD Thys Wehmeyer. “This growth can be attributed to the company’s current, continuous product development that provides unique and reliable... 

Dry seal for wet applications to launch, suited to plants in water scarce African areas

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 The Type 2874 dry gas seal for pumps from mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane, which John Crane MD Aziz Sallie says is the first dry gas seal of this design to comply with API 682 and ISO 21049 performance capabilities for wet applications, will be launched this month. He notes that many... 

Pumps range expansion response to client demand

4th October 2013 To meet customer demand for quick and efficient dewatering solutions, international industrial product solutions provider Atlas Copco Portable Energy has introduced five new additions to its WEDA range of professional pumps. The new pump range, which includes the WEDA04 and WEDA08 drainage pumps,... 

Increased demand prompts R7m investment

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Investment casting producer RelyIntracast has increased the diameter size of its pump impeller range from 250 mm to 400 mm by investing R7-million in casting equipment. “Investment castings are traditionally small, but with the larger capacity wax-injection presses and robotic dipping machines,... 

Heavy-duty slurry pumps to go on sub-Saharan roadshow

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 South Africa-based submersible pumps supplier Tsurumi Pumps plans to display its range of Dragflow products at roadshow venues in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique by the beginning of next year, at the latest, to further increase its pump market share in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mechanical seals launched to curb cost of replacement

4th October 2013 In its efforts to curb the ever-rising costs of replacement components, global engineering and technology company Metso has developed a new, complete line of slurry pump cartridge type mechanical seals. After extensive research and development the Orion series cartridge seals have been launched... 

Hospital group offered finance for heat pumps

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Green energy technology services provider New Southern Energy (NSE) is looking to supply and install energy efficient water heating systems, including heat pumps, at a number of hospitals owned by South Africa-based private hospital operator Life Healthcare, NSE director Deepak John tells... 

New R150m facility to consolidate distribution to Africa

By: David Oliveira     4th October 2013 Pump manufacturing company Grundfos’ new 9 000 m2 facility, in Meadowbrook, which cost about R150-million to construct, was officially opened on August 14 and will serve as the company’s assembly and distribution centre for Africa. “The company decided to consolidate its facilities, in Pretoria,... 

RENEWABLE ENERGYThe Meadowbrook building uses three wind turbines that generate electricity directly into the building’s grid to power the pumps and lighting when solar power is not available
RENEWABLE ENERGYThe Meadowbrook building uses three wind turbines that generate electricity directly into the building’s grid to power the pumps and lighting when solar power is not available

On-line pumps supplier records significant growth, signs strategic partnership

4th October 2013 Online pump supplier and consumer information company PumpScout reports that it is growing at a record pace in 2013, acquiring dozens of new clients and attracting to its website thousands of professionals looking for high-quality pumps.  

Slurry pumps limit flooding risk in mines

4th October 2013 The risk of flooding underground while mining is a reality and needs to be properly addressed by mining companies, warns South Africa-based submersible slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps. “Standard submersible pumps are used to help prevent this from occuring but are limited in capacity due... 

Agri solutions provider reports strong growth for 2012

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Demand for local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico’s range of Shakti submersible pumps has increased by more than 400% in the last year, owing to an extensive brand campaign initiated by the company. The company expects the growth to continue, says Agrico marketing manager... 

Local pumps distributor appoints first female fitter

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local water technology provider Xylem Solutions South Africa has employed its first female fitter, Zanele Sithole. She joined the team in January, as part of the company’s employment equity programme, which is aligned to international standards and enables women to progress within the company.... 

Industrial service provider emphasises importance of ESO

22nd March 2013 In an effort to reduce energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, global industrial manufacturer and service provider SKF provides an energy monitoring service to the pumps industry to help pump operators track system efficiency by implementing energy systems optimisation (ESO). Tracking... 

53 high-pressure pumps delivered to gold mine

22nd March 2013 Pumps manufacturing major Watson-Marlow Bredel South Africa has fulfilled the terms of a R4.2-million contract with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Kibali gold mine development for the delivery of 53 Bredel SPX high-pressure hose pump units. The pumps, delivered in December, were... 

Heat pumps help apartment block significantly reduce electricity consumption

22nd March 2013 A manufacturer and supplier of industrial products, Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-Tec) in August 2012 installed four air-to-water heat pumps at an apartment block in Johannesburg. Which have reduced the building’s electricity use by about 70%, when compared with conventional element-powered... 

Pump head launched for solids-laden acids and causticity

22nd March 2013 A new SGV Vortex pump head was, launched late last year, by Vanton. According to Vanton, the Sump-Gard vertical thermoplastic pumps handles fluids and slurries containing stringy materials or solids to 51 mm in diameter.  Solid thermoplastic construction of all wetted components allows... 

Customer-focused turnkey solutions for pumps 

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local mechanical seals manufacturer and product solutions provider John Crane South Africa has undergone a full-scale refurbishment and organisational change to boost its reputation as a turnkey solutions provider to local industries, including the pumps industry and its end-users.   

Local pumping solutions provider adds solar water pump to product offering

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 Local fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon has been appointed key distributor for Australia-based solar water-pumps manufacturer BW Solar, which established a branch in South Africa in June 2012. Farmers across the country can, therefore, benefit from BW Solar’s range of... 

Industry awareness of pump system optimisation increasing, owing to IEE programme

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd March 2013 South Africa’s energy-intensive industrial stakeholders, including mining houses, water boards, refineries and State-owned utilities, are becoming increasingly aware of pump system optimisation, as a result of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) improvement project, an initiative implemented... 

Compact pump ideal for small applications

22nd March 2013 Pump manufacturer Lincoln South Africa reports that its new compact P502 lubricant and supply pump including on- and off-road commercial vehicles as well as construction, stacker and agricultural machines, and is also used in industrial splash zones in the food and beverage industry. 

Manufacturer to focus on nonmining business amid wage disputes

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 Local pumps manufacturer Watson-Marlow Bredel South Africa, part of Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, will focus on growing its non-mining-related business in light of the wage-related strikes in the South African mining industry, says GM Nico Van Schalkwÿk. “Our business is split between mining and... 

Company claims development of world’s smartest dewatering pump

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 International pumps manufacturer Sulzer Pumps launched its new ABS range of submersible dewatering pumps to the South African market at Electra Mining Africa last month. The company describes the ABS range as “the smartest dewatering pump in the world”. 

UK-based company to expand product offering in SA

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 UK-based pumps manufacturer Pioneer Pump wants to expand its product offering in South Africa, after the positive response it received at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition at the Nasrec expo centre in Johannesburg last month. “We had new and existing clients from all the major mining... 

Explosives manufacturer introduces new emulsion pump for narrow reef mining

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 To increase safety in the charging of challenging underground blast holes in the mining industry and enhance narrow reef mining, commercial explosives manufacturer AEL Mining Services introduced its new Portable Charging Unit (PCU) 010 pneumatic pump onto the South African market last month at... 

Motor protection relay manufacturer offers solutions for pump motors

5th October 2012 Last month motor protection relay manufacturer NewElec introduced its KA, KB and KC electronic motor control relays, which it says provide overload, underload, single-phasing, unbalanced current, overvoltage, undervoltage and phase rotation protection for low voltage pump motors. The relays... 

Solutions provider introduces new dewatering pump

5th October 2012 Mining solutions provider Weir Minerals last month introduced its new Warman DWU dewatering pump, which it designed in conjunction with Weir Minerals operations around the world and manufactured in South Africa. The company notes that the Warman DWU pump is designed for harsh operating conditions... 

Local pumps manufacturer provides dosing systems to power generation plant

5th October 2012 Local pumps manufacturer Ecochem Pumps in July completed the manufacture of three complex dosing systems for the boiler feedwater demineralisation station of an unnamed power generation plant. The dosing skids are used for resin vessel regeneration, and will replace pumps that have, in recent... 

New peristaltic hose pump for SA market

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 Local pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA), which is part of the international Verder group, officially launched its new Verderflex Dura 45 peristaltic hose pump to the South African market at Electra Mining Africa last month. Verder first launched the Verderflex Dura 45 pump to... 

Developing energy industries create opportunity for pumps industry

By: Gia Costella     5th October 2012 Multiple developing energy industries in Africa are creating opportunities for new pumping technology and related products, says engineering and construction industries-focused financial solutions provider Chester Trade Finance, part of the Chester Finance Group. “The recent discovery of natural... 

Clean water for rural African schools

5th October 2012 Local non-profit water solutions company Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) continues to request assistance with funding to bring clean drinking water to rural primary schools in Africa through the installation of the PlayPump water pumping system. The first PlayPump systems were installed in 1996... 

Potential for pumps exports into Africa growing

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd March 2012 The pumps industry is buoyant, with specific growth potential for exporting more products to the rest of Africa, reports the South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma).  

Demand for pumping system increases

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd March 2012 Recent increases in electricity costs and water shortages have led to higher demand for pumps manufacturer International Slurry Pumping Solutions’ (ISPS’s) Phoenix pumping system, says MD Dr Murray Bredin. 

Concrete pumps manufacturer merger will not negatively affect clients or company

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd March 2012 The buy-out of concrete, mortar and industrial pumps manufacturer Germany-based Putzmeister Holding by China-based Sany Heavy Industry Company will have no negative effect on Putzmeister’s customers, assures Putzmeister South Africa CEO Ludwig Geyser. 

Equipment solutions provider reveals new projects

By: Sashnee Moodley     23rd March 2012 To ensure that it retains its competitive edge and continuously improves its operations, slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has rolled out a number of new projects at its foundry over the past 18 months as well as designed three new pump ranges. 

Pumps specialist diversifies

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd March 2012 Over the past two years, pumps specialist Ecochem Pumps has diversified from originally only focusing on dosing pumps to include the manufacture of complete skids and doing turnkey dosing projects, says MD Ed Lemke. 

Water technology provider introduces new range

By: Sashnee Moodley     23rd March 2012 Water handling and treatment solutions provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, formerly ITT South Africa, has launched its Godwin Dri-Prime self-priming pumps range, while reinforcing the availability of its popular Flygt range. 

German company opens SA branch

23rd March 2012 German pump company Netzsch’s Pumps and Systems business unit has set up a subsidiary in South Africa and a sales office in the United Arab Emirates.  

Company warns against fraudulent pump engines

23rd March 2012 Pump and engine distributor Goscor Power Products, the sole Southern African distributor of Robin Subaru engines, has warned that fraudulent Robin pump engines are being imported into South Africa. 

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