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Pumps News

Company is pumping up business in Africa

By: System Author     30th April 1999 With no real growth expected within the South African pumps industry, submersible pumps distributor ABS Pumps of Edleen, Gauteng, believes that the only way of compensating for the loss of business is to target the African market aggressively. “We believe that the only place to find the... 

Sweet Zimbabwe pump order for company

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Four Orbit axial-flow pumps have been installed at Zimbabwe’s Triangle Sugar Estates to transfer water from the Mutirikwi river into irrigation canals. The five-stage pumps are the largest yet manufactured in Orbit’s 600 mm nominal-bore range, and represent an order worth R800 000 to... 

Big breakthrough in heat-pump technology

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) is a breakthrough in thermally-activated heat-pump technology that promises to heat and cool more efficiently; that will last 20 years with minimal maintenance; and that is environmentally benign because it uses neither chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) nor... 

Participation in expo opens floodgates

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Submersible-pump distributor ABS has made major advances in its drive to expand its market outside South Africa through its participation in the Water Africa exhibition held in Kenya. The entire range of ABS products was on show at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi. Special... 

Heavy-duty slurry seal from Oz

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The new John Crane type 5860 slurry seal was developed in Australia with the help of global original-equipment manufacturers, specifically for use on heavy-duty slurry pumps. It covers most slurry pumps, and is available in sizes from 50 mm to 220 mm in diameter. The seal was designed to... 

Pumps supplied to weir station

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A leading local manufacturer of submersible pumps, Pumpmaker, has supplied three 112 kW and two 56 kW pumps, with motors from Franklin Electric, for two pumpstations at the Nondwini weir on the Groot Letaba river. The two pumpstations will serve the 300 ha block of land on the left bank of the... 

Liquid-ring vacuum pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 iquid-ring vacuum pumps and compres- sors from Nash have been in existence for more than 85 years. High reliability, ease of operation, low power requirements and environmental acceptability ensure that this type of pump is widely used in a broad range of industrial applications worldwide. Main... 

End-suction pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The SFH end-suction centrifugal pump supplied by Hypower Pumps has been redesigned and revamped by Lowara using new laser-welding technology. Laser technology is used to weld parts of the pump together as this is more accurate, cleaner and quicker than spot-welding. It also prevents distortion of... 

Streamlining slurry

By: System Author     30th April 1999 THE transportation of abrasive and corrosive solids is often coupled with a costly maintenance budget. The GIW works of KSB Pumps has developed a unique problem-solving solution that maximises the capital investment of slurry pumps. This approach begins by analysing the system and pump... 

Pump company boosts quality

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Extensive applications knowledge and technical expertise has seen MAH Pump Sales & Installations maintain its solid reputation for consistently-high quality standards on all its installations. MD Michael Hartridge maintains that attention to detail on an installation, as well as a commitment to... 

Pump service centre

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Pumps company Sulzer officially opened a new R8-million service centre on 3 200 m2 in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, in March. The aim of the investment was to consolidate and take the company’s level of customer communication and efficiency to new heights. Customers were addressed by the... 

Cost-effective pulveriser provided

By: System Author     9th April 1999 The solution to the Cape metropolitan council’s need for a cost-effective pulveriser to prevent solids from entering and damaging the treatment equipment at its Wildevo 

Sewer-catchpit cleaner launched

By: System Author     9th April 1999 THE tender for the supply of a novel sewer catchpit/stormwater cleaner machine has been clinched by Goscor Industrial. A specialised machine manufactured in the US, the Vactor meets the requirements of this broad description. The unit is the latest in the Goscor range of specialised equipment for... 

Teflon finds increasing favour as bushing material

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Contrary to common belief, teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE) is not only used for covering frying pans to ensure a non-stick surface, but is widely used as a bushing material in various industries. The aircraft, automotive, chemical, civil engineering, dairy, electrical, electronic,... 

Construction of state-of-the-art wine cellar

By: System Author     12th March 1999 IN a project valued at R68-million, Durbanville Hills wine cellar in Cape Town is constructing a new state-of-the-art wine cellar. The cellar was designed by internationally-acclaimed cellar designer Johann Biesenbach. A prerequisite for making high-quality wine is a winemaker’s ability to... 

Oil-submerged motors

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Specialist in electromechanical engineering Leroy-Somer manufactures a range of motors for special applications, including the Oildrolec range, which consists of three-phase asynchronous motors submerged in hydraulic oil. “Oildrolec motors have been specially designed for direct coupling... 

Oil-dispensing system ensures control

By: System Author     19th February 1999 A study conducted by Mercedes-Benz of Germany revealed that traditional oil-dispensing methods in its workshops and factories left 16% of its lubricants unaccounted for. However, the installation of a complete Lubex MDS system resulted in more precise control of expensive oils. “Lubrication... 

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