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Pumps News

Market expected to be worth $22.2M by 2030

By: Tracy Hancock     6th May 2022 The South African hydraulic gear pumps market is expected to be worth $22.2-million by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% over the next eight years, says market research and consulting company Future Market Insights (FMI), which recently published a report on the global... 

Municipality invests in jetting and vacuum truck

25th March 2022 To improve sewerage and stormwater infrastructure maintenance, Govan Mbeki municipality in Mpumalanga has invested in a new local pump manufacturer Werner Pumps combination jetting and vacuuming truck.   

A large truck with a combination jetting and vacuuming capability in front of a group of staff and dignitaries at the hand over of the truck
HAND OVER The Govan Mbeki Municipality and its staff attend the official hand over of a Werner Pumps combination jetting and vacuuming truck

Pump manufacturer increases footprint with acquisition

25th March 2022 Heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry announced in the last quarter of 2021 that it had acquired local pump and part manufacturer Keto Pumps South Africa to broaden its footprint in serving the global mining industry as well as other slurry pump users around the world.  The purchase... 

A Green Schurco slurry pump
SLURRY FLURRY International slurry pump manufacturer Schurco has increased its global footprint by acquiring South African slurry pump manufacturer Keto Pumps

Pump system showcased at expo

25th March 2022 International pumps and compressors designer and manufacturer Sundyne showcased its SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications at the International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, from January 25 to 27.  SundWASH... 

A SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications
NO WASH-OUT The high pressure wash-down system designed by Sundyne was on show at this years International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta US

Pumps range being tested on grey water system

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 Pumps and irrigation supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been exploring the use of their Salflo submersible dewatering pumps, namely the S and V series submersible pumps, in grey water systems for home, industrial and agricultural applications. The supplier’s Salfo range of submersible pumps would... 

Various green water tanks lined up inside a parking lot with flags waving behind at the Syewarts & Lloyds assembly plant
GREEN TO GREY The Stewarts & Lloyds grey water system allows homes and companies contribute to the environment by harvesting grey water

Pumps supplier offers solution to municipal woes

25th March 2022 Local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps is poised to assist with service delivery solutions for wastewater and sewerage system maintenance and repairs, says Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner. He attributes this “call to action” to an increased focus on service delivery which has been brought to the... 

Municipality workers using a high pressure pumping unit to clean out sewers and drains to maintain municipal infrastructure
DOWN THE DRAIN The need to maintain or improve on service delivery can be met with Werner Pups offerings

Internationally available pump comes to S Africa

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves this year announced the introduction of its KSB Delta Macro series to the local market. The series is designed for large flow rates, with a maximum rate per unit of about 960 m3/h and a maximum pump head of 160 m standard. 

6 in line pressure booster systems augmented by Movitec centrifugal pumps and a Command Pro+ microprocessor control unit
NO PRESSURE The ready to connect Delta Macro water pressure booster system is now available to the South African Market

Vesconite pump parts decrease lead leaching

25th March 2022 As part of its drive to be part of a global programme to reduce lead exposure from drinking water, polymer bushing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces products resistant to corrosion-combatting chemicals, which are necessary to reduce lead leaching into the water system. Notably the company... 

A white round bearing part for a pump made out of specialised material called vesconite
LEADING LEAD REMOVAL Vesonite is a notable substitute for bearing materials that would normally contain lead

Hydraulic pumps deliver flow, convenience and precision

26th November 2021 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps is critical to all 700 bar – 10 000 psi operating hydraulic systems. These E-pulse pumps have intelligent auto-cycle functionality and an efficient power-to-weight ratio, to ensure dependable operation... 

The BMG Enerpac E-pulse pumps
SUPER POWER The lightweight E-pulse pumps are able to provide power to various 700 bar – 10 000 psi hydraulic cylinders, nut cutters and torque wrenches

Lubrication pump systems enhance hydraulic components

26th November 2021 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps – the SF series – is used mainly on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and general industry that make use of hydraulic systems. “SF heavy duty pumps, which offer pulsation-free pumping delivery,... 

the BMG SF heavy duty pump
POWER PUMP SF gear pumps are used as circulation pumps in oil lube systems, kidney systems and for transferring oils

Pneumatic positioner lengthens service life

26th November 2021 The latest CMSH pneumatic positioner from automation technology company Festo boosts performance and lengthens service life. The easy-to-use positioner is also part of the latest Festo ‘heart of absolute automation’ campaign. Through this, Festo demonstrates how its products keep machines running... 

The Festo CMSH positioner
LONGEVITY CMSH pneumatic positioner from Festo boosts performance and lengthens service life

Breweries seeking increased flow rates

By: Darren Parker     12th November 2021 Numerous breweries globally are seeking to increase flow rates by upgrading their pumping systems as a way of increasing efficiency and, thereby, improve profit margins, says industrial pumps supplier Verder Pumps hygienic product manager Kenneth Demeulemeester. “Over the past 12 months,... 

A photo of a Verderflex dosing pump
VERDERFLEX The Verderflex range of dosing pumps allow for the precise delivery of additives, yeast solutions and clean-in-place chemicals into a system

Energy consumption reduced with new pumps

5th November 2021 The installation of pumps manufacturer and supplier Grundfos pumps and related equipment as part of an international beer brewer’s expansion in Gauteng highlights a common commitment to water and energy efficiency. 

Picture if a dosing skid in a breweries water recovery plant
BEER MADE SUSTAINABLY Grundfos dosing skids installed at a brewery water recovery plant

Smart pumping solves infrastructure problems

By: Darren Parker     15th October 2021 Outdated water management infrastructure is threatening to “spiral out of control” as the global population grows, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South Africa product manager Jaque Mare, who claims that smart pumping technology is the solution. According... 

A photo of Schneider Electric South Africa product manager Jaque Mare
JAQUE MARE Smart pumping has the ability to safeguard water and wastewater expenditure and maintenance

New pumps series now available

8th October 2021 Multinational manufacturing company Atlas Copco has extended the WEDA electric submersible pump series to include slurry, drainage and sludge units, which feature several enhancements in a bid to meet the fast growing demand for these high performing, compact, rugged, reliable and efficient... 

WEDA S pump being used outdoors
NEW AND IMPROVED The WEDA L slurry pumps, WEDA D drainage pumps and WEDA S sludge pumps feature flow rates of up to 16 500 ℓ/min

FDA-compliant pumps benefit multiple industries

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises of Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) compliant, air-operated, diaphragm pumps that provide solutions for the food and beverage sector, as well as in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic pumps... 

BMG's ARO SD Series pump against a white background
SD SERIES BMG’s ARO SD series features a quick knock-down compression clamp system to facilitate easier cleaning and maintenance

Pump testing rigs increases efficiency

8th October 2021 Pump Manufacturer Brehnor Pumps has developed a testing method for axial flow pump impellers that has the potential to increase the efficiency of the current range of axial flow pumps to 90% on certain models and to allow for custom made impellers to suit specific site conditions. The method is... 

axial flow pump impeller testing
GREATER OUTCOMES The model of the impeller is drawn using 80 variables

Gas analyser suitable for easy pressure monitoring

8th October 2021 The E8500 Plus is a powerful and advanced portable emissions analyser from analytical services provider Elemental Analytics, which is a complete, portable tool for Environmental Protection Agency compliance and level emissions monitoring of boilers, engines and other combustion equipment. An... 

the E8500 Plus portable emissions analyser
SMART TECH An internal pressure sensor allows the analyser to measure both pressure and stack draught

Pump range expansion beneficial to industry

8th October 2021 The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series from industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps, has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. 

Verderflex Dura 65 pump against a white background
NEW GROWTH The new Verderflex Dura 65 is much more than just a facelift to replace the Verderflex VF65

Range pumps abrasive solids

8th October 2021 Mining systems solution provider Becker Mining South Africa’s PVS range of vortex pumps has been designed to efficiently pump sludge and slurries containing large abrasive solids and fibrous materials in light, medium and heavy service industries. The PVS range, which can handle solids to 72 mm... 

PVS pump range in an underground mine
POWER PUMP The PVS range can handle solids to 72 mm and specific gravity

Valve components meet application specifications

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Water-jet cutting service provider Maxjet Global has used its extensive experience in the manufacturing of pump and valve components to produce components that are specified for their application. “All our valve components are produced using stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and especially duplex... 

Valve component on a table
STRONG AS STEEL MaxJet valve components are made from stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and duplex stainless steel grades

Pump systems optimised through energy-saving assessments

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 With international studies showing that pump systems account for more than 20% of global electrical energy demand, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) has worked with more than 450 companies during the past decade, under its flagship Industrial Energy Efficiency Project.... 

Grundfos looks to save energy through green, sustainable pumping systems

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 Incorrect sizing and the inefficient use of pumps contributes to about 10% of global energy consumption, says Grundfos business development manager for Industry: India, Middle East & Africa Saahil Khan. By optimising the pump design for energy efficient use and adapting the system to demand... 

Supplier provides hygienic pumps solution to food and beverage industry

20th August 2021 The food and beverage industries remain important contributors to the manufacturing and fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, as well as the local economy. However, food and beverage manufacturers are some of the most highly regulated (and penalised) businesses – and rightly so, given the... 

Supplier reports record sales year

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 Construction equipment supplier Putzmeister South Africa – a subsidiary of Germany-based Putzmeister Concrete Pumps – registered a record sales year in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Putzmeister sub-Saharan Africa head Rudy Myburgh attributes this partly to the Putzmeister range of machines... 

Large concrete mixer and truck mounted concrete pump Putzmeister
PUMPING SALES The South African division for Putzmeister Concrete Pumps reported record sales last year

World-class Africa factory nearing completion

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 The construction of drive components manufacturer SEW-EURODRIVE’s R200-million South Africa head office and factory in Aeroton, Johannesburg, is proceeding to plan and on schedule, says SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer. “Despite the slowdown in the local economy, we believe that it is critical... 

 	Large building, construction site with steel fabrication SEW Eurodrive HO
MAKING GROUND The construction of SEW EURODRIVE's new South African head office is progressing well

Range standardised for mining and construction

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     9th July 2021 In 2020 Atlas Copco Power Technique announced the launch of its PAC H centrifugal pump range, which consists of four models, for high-pressure applications. The pumps have been designed to reduce downtime, prolong the life span of the equipment used in an application and save operational costs.... 

CATERS FOR ALL
The company’s high head pumps range comprises the PAS dry prime pump and the VAR wet prime pump.
CATERS FOR ALL The company’s high head pumps range comprises the PAS dry prime pump and the VAR wet prime pump.

Company aims to gain territory with faceless seal

By: Claire O'Reilly     14th May 2021 Mechanical seal supply and distribution company Pactor “is ready to break into potential markets”, as the local distributor of the Air-Shaft leak prevention system (LPS), says Pactor MD Kobus Swanepoel. 

TAMAR PUMP SHAFT SEAL 730-TP
Faceless seal used in airshaft LPS systems
TAMAR PUMP SHAFT SEAL 730-TP Faceless seal used in airshaft LPS systems

Company launches new pump unit

23rd April 2021 Leading South African high-pressure jetting equipment design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist Werner Pumps has created a new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit. Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner explains that this unit can be used to pump water and solids in maintenance... 

JACK OF ALL TRADES The pump unit is also suited for use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries
JACK OF ALL TRADES The pump unit is also suited for use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries

Marginal gains critical in gaining competitive advantage

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 The compounding effect of not taking advantage of marginal gains has a significant impact on the way in which an organisation operates, says pump manufacturer Grundfos commercial building services sales manager Duncan Graham. Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process,... 

DUNCAN GRAHAM
Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall
DUNCAN GRAHAM Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall

Solutions ensure cleanliness standards are met

19th March 2021 Engineering components provider BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids operate within the required cleanliness standards. Proficient filtration disciplines... 

Company introduces flexible in-line pumps

19th March 2021 Pumps manufacturer KSB has introduced the pump that industrial engineers and building managers have been asking for to reduce space requirements and ease of maintenance over traditional pump types used in residential, office and industrial building environments. 

ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus
ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus

Pumps an essential asset

19th March 2021 Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer regional sales manager Jason Simcoe and technical adviser Seth Tate. 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked
VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked

Pandemic increases demand for pumps

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 With much of the world being tested to its limits by the Covid-19 pandemic, it resulted in an increased demand for pumps and related accessories, says specialist pump company Integrated Pump Technology sales manager Jordan Marsh. He explains that, with mines being considered as “hot spots” for... 

GRINDEX RANGE
The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range
GRINDEX RANGE The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range

Pumps design to handle flow, pressure of liquids

5th February 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s SEIM spindle screw pumps efficiently handle a range of liquids – such as oils – at different flows and various pressures. BMG is the exclusive distributor of manufacturer SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa. 

ALL CLEAR 
The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium
ALL CLEAR The design of these low-maintenance units prevents the possibility of pollutants being released into the medium

Company adds solar inverters and drives to suite of solutions

15th January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s electromechanical specialists have extended its solutions service to include solar inverters and drives, which are designed to enhance the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems. “PV modules – which use daylight to generate electricity – are gaining... 

READY FOR ANYTHING
The BMG-supplied Vacon IP66 drives and Nema 4X enclosures are well-protected against water and dust ingress
READY FOR ANYTHING The BMG-supplied Vacon IP66 drives and Nema 4X enclosures are well-protected against water and dust ingress

Pumping with flavour for multiproduct lines 

By: Halima Frost     13th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Group has recently redesigned the structure of its hygienic brands – this included rebranding and adding sanitary pump supplier JEC JR’s series of pumps to its diverse pumping portfolio under Packo.  The Packo JRZS series of twin-screw pumps are suited to the... 

PRETTY PUMP
Verder offers bespoke food grade pumps to both the brewery and winery industries
Verder Pumps Hygienic Product manager Kenneth Demeulemeester discusses the growing demand for multi-product lines in the brewery and winery industry. Camerawork: Halima Frost. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 19.10.20
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