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Pumps News

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. 

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 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... 

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 

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 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Pump company expects first assembly at Bronkhorstspruit plant in April

By: Helene Le Roux     19th January 2007 South African division of Danish pump company Grundfos is preparing to start local assembly of the firm’s NK range of end-suction centrifugal pumps early this year. 

Establishment of two new foundries assists Weir Group in global expansion drive

By: Jade Davenport     15th December 2006 Engineering and minerals solutions multinational Weir Group has embarked on a worldwide expansion programme to increase throughput and improve the time- and cost-efficiency of the production process to benefit its global customer base. 

Turbo’s drive pumps

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     27th October 2006 Pump manufacturer KSB, commissioned six pump units for Sasol’s Project Turbo in September. 

Locally-designed ‘mag drive’ range experiences global success

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Owing to a shift in local market requirements from conventional sealing methods to magnetic drive couplings, KSB South Africa has developed a locally-designed and -manufactured petrochemicals ‘mag-drive’ pump range. 

Training academy to benefit the pump industry

6th October 2006 As a sign of its commitment to the pump industry in South Africa, the local subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos has built a world-class pump academy in Bedfordview. 

Pump-maker eyes commercial building opportunities

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 In light of billion-rand infrastructural developments that are on the cards in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, pump-producer Grundfos is focusing its growth strategy on commercial building services. 

Pump training specialist tackles skills crunch

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Pump training specialist 2KG Training is tacklng the skills shortage issue in South Africa, specifically with regard to the understanding of pumps. 

International pump specialist heads for SA

6th October 2006 Back by popular demand, the internationally acclaimed pump specialist and consultant, Larry Bachus will be presenting a comprehensive three-day seminar on Pumps and Pump Systems from 14-16 November 2006, at the Expo Centre at Nasrec. 

Pump monitor helps cut ownership costs

6th October 2006 TAS PumpMonitor is an independent system that quantifies the inefficiency cost of a pump, both currently and over its lifetime, identifies potential equipment failure before it manifests and calculates the optimum time to refurbish or replace the unit, thus minimising the total life cycle cost of... 

Peristaltic pump reduces friction

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump-manufacturing company, Nicro Industrial, has developed a peristaltic pump range that almost eliminates friction in pumping applications. 

Pump firm plans R2,5m facilities upgrade

By: Clement Deane     6th October 2006 Local pump manufacturer Denorco, is currently upgrading its facilities to handle the greater demand on its internal supply chain, says operations director Rory Parsons. 

Total cost of ownership the key to optimum performance

21st April 2006 When evaluating the performance of slurry pumps, it is important to look beyond the ?short-term gains achieved by cost reductions and realise the longer-term sustainability of looking at the bigger picture of total cost of ownership. 

Dutch pumps arrive in South Africa

21st April 2006 The first consignment of the respected Dutch range of BBA self-priming centrifugal pumps to be distributed locally by Spa Industrial has arrived in South Africa. ? 

New South African distributor for Italian pumps

21st April 2006 Provincial Pumps SA has become the sole importer of the complete range of stainless-steel pumps throughout the South African region, from Lowara Pumps, Italy. 

Largest order in Western Africa

21st April 2006 The 90%-owned subsidiary of Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR), Bogoso Gold Limited (BGL), owns and operates the Bogoso Prestea Mine in the Western Region of Ghana. 

The alternate slurry-pump supplier

21st April 2006 Local company Becker Alert Pumpmor manufactures and services the acclaimed ITT/Goulds range of high-quality, reliable slurry and solids transfer pumps for mining and general industry, under licence in accordance to OEM specifications. 

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