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New decalcifying pump removes mineral build-up

5th October 2007 The Romatic 20 decalcifying pump manufactured by German pump tool manufacturer Rothenberger, is a new product designed to decalcify pipes systems. 

Software company plans energy-efficient pump workshop

By: Sylvester Haskins     5th October 2007 Pump engineering software company TAS Online is planning to propose a two-day national workshop on energy-efficient pump use to government and power utility Eskom. 

Water, energy efficiencies increase savings

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     5th October 2007 Speaking at the International Pump Users conference keynote speaker and Alliance to Save Energy programme manager Mike Rabe delivered a paper on the the link between water and energy in municipal water systems, termed 'watergy'. 

New range combats corrosive, abrasive environments

20th April 2007 Submersible pumps supplier,ITT Flygt, now adds a range of stainless steel pumps for applications in corrosive and abrasive environments such as mines, industries and public utilities. The new product range consists of both drainage and solids handling pumps. They are especially designed for pumping 

Cost-effective pump design challenges industry

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Cost effective pump design is considered to be one of the biggest challenges in the pump industry in South Africa. Pump manufacturing company, Innovation Pumps MD Eddie Lizemore, says his company has met the challenge by developing a new efficient pump that is now available to the end user. 

Pump rental becomes an attractive prospect

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer ITT Flygt offers a long-term pump rental service with a full maintenance package, making rental pumps a very attractive prospect, says ITT Flygt national service and rental manager, Rey Nurse. 

Acquisition sees new pump range introduced

20th April 2007 The worldwide acquisition by Grundfos of chemical dosing equipment company Alldos has been completed. It is accompanied by the introduction of a larger range of digital dosing pumps (fully electronic between 4 millilitres/ hour and 940 litres/hour) and a new name - Grundfos Alldos. Apart from... 

Local company adds value to pump industry

20th April 2007 Customers have become more demanding when it comes to pump installations, says CEO of South Africa based CH Warman Pump Group, Dr Jan Lourens. 

Comprehensive pump range offers extended service life

20th April 2007 Becker Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of Companies, manufactures a comprehensive range of slurry and solids transfer pumps known for enhanced performance and extended service life in diverse industries throughout Southern Africa. 

German pump incorporates range of new features

20th April 2007 Self-venting, fully controllable dosing pumps with integral flow measurement, �slow-mode� operation and PROFIBUS communication are just some of the inclusions in the latest release from Seybert & Rahier [sera] Germany. 

Pump export resolves performance puzzle

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Flocculants and make up equipment company Senmin, recently supplied and installed a new flocculent plant at Finsch Diamond Mine. Owing to flocculent pumps performance problems after installation, Senmin called in South African pump experts, Denorco to assist them, explains product manager for PD... 

Helical-rotor pumps undergo radical design changes

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Local company Cemo Pumps has made radical changes to the established design of helical-rotor pumps widely used in the water and wastewater industries, one of which is the elimination of tie-rods while ensuring alignment along the length of the pump by means of a strengthened and refined rotor... 

Japanese range finds multiple applications in South Africa

20th April 2007 The Tsurumi submersible pump range, manufactured in Japan and distributed locally by Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), continues to be widely used in sewage treatment plants and mine de-watering applications. 

New couplings range ensures flexible pump applications

20th April 2007 Invicta Bearings and Transmission, a distributor of bearings, power transmission, seals and automotive products in the original equipment manufacture sector and after-market industries, now supplies a range of torsionally elastic Fenaflex tyre couplings, which offer different flange combinations... 

Power utility urges pool pump energy-saving plans

20th April 2007 The pump and filtering system of the swimming pool in the backyard do not usually attract a lot of attention, yet these can go a long way towards achieving electricity savings, says South African electricity supplier, Eskom. 

Manufacturer�s efforts lower industrial rotor stator prices

20th April 2007 Factory expansion and improved economies of scale at local manufacturer Cemo Pumps, have led to lower prices on rotor-stator sets across the industrial range. 

Local firm orders five axial-flow pumps

20th April 2007 A local firm of consulting engineers has placed an order on APE Pumps for five stainless steel units of axial-flow design for an aggressive mining application in Central Africa. 

Hydraulic pump reduces noise for in-house production

20th April 2007 An air powered hydraulic pump, designed for easy use in diverse applications, is being distributed by Becker Engineering, exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment 

Local company to market German pump systems

20th April 2007 Lightnin Africa is to locally market metering pump systems from Bran and Luebbe, a German company. Bran and Luebbe�s Metering Pump Systems have been accessible to the food and beverage industry in South Africa for more than 35 years. 

Pump project exchanges Sudan�s sand for wheat

20th April 2007 South African manufacturer of engineering pumping solutions, Denorco, continues to supply its Tsunami axial flow pumps to the ongoing River Nile State in Sudan. This project will see the transformation of 50,000 ha of arid desert into arable farmland. 

Pump range finds use in sewage and effluent applications

20th April 2007 A wide range of slurry and solids transfer pumps is now available from Becker Alert Pumpmor, a part of the Becker Group of Companies. The ITT/Goulds range of slurry and solids transfer pumps are used extensively in sewage treatment and effluent plant applications. 

High quality manufacture alleviates 'pirate parts' threat

20th April 2007 Becker Alert Pumpmor�s range of locally manufactured ITT/Goulds slurry and solids transfer pumps is manufactured to stringent OEM specifications, which prevent imitation �pirate� parts. 

Spraying equipment improves productivity

20th April 2007 Agricultural equipment supplier Northmec�s range of agricultural equipment includes Jacto spraying equipment, developed for high performance spray applications in orchards.These units are equipped with a highly efficient Jacto piston pump, known for its reliability, ease of service and low... 

New expansion interface improves functionality

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The restructured division of ALSTOM Electrical, CHI Control Components has just released an expansion interface for use with its AuCom CSXi Series of compact soft starters. The pump application interface has been developed in response to demand for more input and output functionality,... 

Oil and gas manufacturers benefit from service-based approach

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 New research by global growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan reveals that pump manufacturers in the oil and gas industry are likely to generate substantially higher sales revenue if they offer complete services and solutions with their products. Manufacturers are improving their competitive... 

New displacement pump enters South African market

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Unique Engineering has introduced a new locally designed and manufactured, positive displacement pump into the South African market. The Eco pump was introduced to the industrial market about four months ago, while test work on the agricultural design of the pump... 

Pump manufacturer cuts costs for Kenyan irrigation scheme

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The distributor of ABS wastewater technology in Kenya, PureSTream, provided new equipment in the contract for the Ahero Irrigation Board. 

Relays provide pump motor protection

20th April 2007 The NewElec�s KC Series motor protection relays provide protection and control in motor pumping applications that would traditionally have used a combination of thermal bimetal, undercurrent and restart timers. 

Pump exhibition attracts international interest

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 The 5th International pumps, valves and pipes exhibition (PVPA) has attracted much attention internationally. Exhibitions Management Services� Serean Thomson says that there have been bookings and enquiries from countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, India and Taiwan. The PVPA is... 

New sealing system to suit industrial pump applications

20th April 2007 Bearing Man�s range of Garlock sealing products has been extended to include a new versatile sealing system that replaces mechanical seals in industrial pump applications. 

International manufacturer secures $1-billion revenue from

By: Guy Copans     20th April 2007 Process equipment manufacturer Group Laperri�re & Verreault (GL&V) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the share capital of Krebs International based in Tucson in Arizona, along with its six wholly-owned subsidiaries in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Austria, South Africa and... 

New service management solution for pump service company

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Black-empowerment company, Joint Venture Pump Services, formed a year ago to maintain all petrol pumps at BP service stations around the country, has implemented HEAT, the customer service management solution from FrontRange Solutions, to gain better control of its day to day activities and,... 

Next-generation N-pump features jet aerator

20th April 2007 The combination of existing jet venture technologies with ITT Flygt�s award-winning N-pump technology has resulted in a robust, efficient aeration solution, which addresses the problems associated with many treatment plants as a result of lack of oxygen transfer. 

Australian pump range launches in South Africa

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     20th April 2007 Pump manufacturer and distributor Evolution Pumps has launched a new progressing cavity (PC) pump in South Africa. Evolution�s David Meagan says the Mission range of pumps was launched in the country following extensive market enquiries made by the company into pump demand trends. . 

Manufacturers aim to reduce pump installation costs

20th April 2007 The role of pump suppliers has changed significantly within the last few years. This is, according to local pump manufacturer CH Warman Pump group CEO Dr Jan Lourens. 

Danish pump manufacturer says pump-market turnover rose 4% to 5% in 2006

By: Helene Le Roux     9th February 2007 One of the world’s largest manufacturers of pumps, independent Danish company Grundfos, expects the turnover of the pumps market worldwide to continue to grow this year. 

German pumps and valves company in BEE deal

By: Helene Le Roux     9th February 2007 Black economic empowerment (BEE) in the pumps industry has received a shot in the arm with one of the largest producers of pumps, valves and related systems worldwide, KSB, selling 25% plus one share of its South African subsidiary to empowered company Medu Holdings. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

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