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Pumps News

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. 

New heat pump saves EC hospital on electricity costs

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th February 2013 An air-to-water heat pump installation undertaken by industrial and commercial equipment specialist Advanced Industrial Technology, or Ai-Tec, is reducing the electricity consumption of Burgersdorp Hospital, in the Eastern Cape, by 70%. 

Frost prevention system to benefit fruit producer

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th November 2012 Local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico is implementing a frost-prevention system at fruit producer Karsten Group’s Hoogland farm, in Ceres, in the Western Cape. The company states that the project has enabled it to demonstrate the benefits of using filters manufactured by... 

Borehole pump donation to enable municipal provision of potable water 

By: Natalie Greve     26th October 2012 Local pump distributor Xylem, in partnership with South African water and sanitation nongovernmental organisation Mvula Trust, has donated 378 borehole and other pumps, worth some R400 000, to ensure the reliable provision of potable domestic water for the rural Setumong community, in Limpopo. 

Joburg to host consolidated industrial fair in 2013 

19th October 2012 Ten trade events targeting different sectors of industry will be combined at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, on May 14 to May 16 next year. 

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... 

Large refinery order for dosing pumps company

7th September 2012 Germiston-based pumps company Ecochem Pumps has secured the dosing pumps contract for Sasol Synfuels’ water recovery growth project, in Secunda. 

Key focus on technical competence as competition rises

By: Schalk Burger     31st August 2012 The number of medium- and heavy-steel projects in South Africa and globally should ensure medium growth for industrial holding company VBV Holdings, but the company must remain globally competitive to grow, says VBV Holdings chairperson Gary van den Berg. 

New focus for PSV as it sells pumps business

10th August 2012 Industrial engineering company PSV Holdings has sold its pump business to WPIL Limited. The sale involved of 100% of the issued share capital of PSV Services, PSV Zambia, APE Pumps and Mather + Platt, as well as the associated properties from which these companies operate and all claims on loan... 

Gorman-Rupp eyes African expansion with new Joburg branch

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd August 2012 New York-listed pumps manufacturer and distributor Gorman-Rupp on Thursday launched its African branch in Johannesburg and announced the acquisition of a 74% stake in local distributor Pumptron. Known as Gorman-Rupp Africa, the new division would primarily focus on the planned expansion of... 

Vacuum pumps used at Moatize coal project

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Liquid ring vacuum pump and compressor manufacturer Vac-Cent Services, which holds the local manufacturing licence for Gardner Denver Nash products, has supplied six pumps for Phase 1 of Brazilian mining group Vale’s Moatize coal mine, in Tete, Mozambique. 

Pumpmaker’s academy hosts class of 2012 graduation

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     29th June 2012 Multinational pump manufacturer Grundfos South Africa recently held a graduation ceremony for the class of 2012 that has completed the six-month full-time course.  

Sewage pump impeller design improved

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, formerly ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa, has introduced the Adaptive N-hydraulics submersible sewage pump range to the South African market. 

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. 

New diaphragm pump for high-capacity customers

23rd March 2012 Industrial pumps manufacturer Tapflo is extending the T-series’ metal pump capacity with the launch of the new T820 S, a compressed air-powered diaphragm pump made from American Iron and Steel Institute-approved stainless steel 316L.  

Customised pump station designed for Kenyan golf course

By: Sashnee Moodley     23rd March 2012 Engineering supplies specialist Incledon Pumps & Irrigation (IPI) has developed a customised pump station for the Thika Greens golf course in Kenya. The system is en route to Nairobi and will be commissioned this month. 

Erbacon sells 80% stake in small plant unit

By: Henry Lazenby     14th March 2012 JSE-listed construction firm Erbacon on Wednesday reported it had disposed of its 85% interest in BO’s Hire and Sales, formerly known as Erbacon Small Plant (ESP), for R30-million to Imbewu SPV4, on February 29. ESP, which is based in Durban, hires out small plant to companies engaged in... 

TCTA calls for prequalification bids to build KZN water infrastructure

By: Henry Lazenby     9th January 2012 State-owned bulk water provider the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has invited companies to prequalify for the construction of a new 8.5 MW pump station and 14 km pipeline as part of the Mooi Mgeni Transfer Scheme Phase 2 (MMTS-2) project in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The MMTS-2 involves... 

Threat of nationalisation rippling through all industries

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 Although the South African pumps industry is experiencing a busy period, South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) chairperson Gareth Langton points out that this is being driven mostly through projects outside of South Africa.  

Pumps industry skills requirements changing

By: Jessica Hannah     30th September 2011 The skills required to sell pumps to industry is changing, and providing value-added engineering consultancy and advisory services is needed for pump companies to survive, says pump manufacturer and supplier Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius. 

Pumping equipment rental continues to grow

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th September 2011 Water handling and treatment solutions provider ITT Water & Wastewater says it is experiencing steady growth in its pumping equipment rental division. 

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