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a pump with vesconite polymer bearings instead of standard material bearings
New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants
7th July 2023

A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a... 

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Upgrade pumps first when increasing minerals processing throughput
7th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for higher production rates is placing greater pressure on minerals processing plants to produce greater tonnages. Pumps play a crucial role in minerals processing and need to be... 

The Ds500 offers IoT enabled remote assistance monitoring and touch-screen control
Innovations help supplier service advancing industry
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities into its pump technologies is one way through which industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is keeping up with digital... 

Rand Water's Vereeniging operations
Rand Water weighed down by municipalities, electricity
5th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Despite all efforts, Rand Water remains challenged by the nonpayment of municipalities for water provided and the ongoing power outages and loadshedding. While South Africa's national grid is... 

Isidoro Del Piccolo
Delba Electrical celebrates 60 years of rich history, innovation and commitment to customer satisfaction
5th July 2023

For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of the repair of rotating electrical machines, earning the reputation as one of the industry's most trusted and reliable service providers. As the... 

Shanta gold mining operation
Shanta announces new five-year plan for Singida
3rd July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Shanta Gold has announced a new five-year plan for its Singida gold mine, in Tanzania, for 2023 to 2027.  "The five-year plan . . . demonstrates the long-term potential for Singida. Our... 

A group of peristaltic hoses which are to be used on OEM Pumps
Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs
30th June 2023

In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket... 

Dr Ryneth Mbhele
Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 

In situ iron and manganese removal: a solution for biofouling in groundwater
In situ iron and manganese removal: a solution for biofouling in groundwater
30th June 2023

By Sameera Mohamed and Lebogang Nhleko The engineering, environmental, mining and industrial sectors in South Africa and broader Africa are undergoing a dynamic transformation with the emergence of... 

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Innovative pumps help mines save energy and water
28th June 2023

Mining technology company Weir Minerals says that its GEHO positive displacement (PD) pumps help reduce energy and water consumption and improve mines’ sustainability performance.  The pumps range... 

Christina Ramotsabi, Multotec Process Engineering GM
Multotec’s 12-turn spiral goes to work in the mineral sands sector
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Responding to the needs of the mineral sands sector, process equipment specialist Multotec has developed its first 12-turn spiral concentrator. Multotec Process Engineering GM Christina Ramotsabi... 

Thermal power station refits pumps with Vesconite Hilube
21st June 2023

The largest New Zealand gas-fired thermal power station continues to use no-swell self-lubricating Vesconite Hilube bearings in its cooling water feeder pumps. The power station did a full... 

Image of a worker making final adjustments on a KREBS gravelMAX pump
Pumps help mines reduce energy consumption
19th June 2023

Ensuring pump efficiency is seen as a key factor in conserving energy and advancing decarbonisation in the mining sector. Minerals process specialist FLSmidth highlights two key aspects that reduce... 

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Selecting the correct dewatering pump
19th June 2023

Pump and dredging dewatering specialist IPR asserts that it has the expertise to guide customers in selecting the most suitable dewatering pump for specific applications. IPR rental development... 

Cape Town’s solar PV applications reach record level
16th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The appetite for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations has reached record levels in Cape Town, with March now the best month on record for new applications to install solar energy, says... 

Tackling Cholera At The Source
14th June 2023

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager, Xylem Africa. Cholera used to be a killer of epidemic proportions. In 1817, a cholera outbreak in India continued for almost a decade, killing... 

Atlas Copco’s online solutions enable customers to make the smart connection
14th June 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique supports its portable range of generators, air compressors, light towers, pumps and hand-held tools with several online solutions that enable customers, with the click... 

Image of a pump used in dewatering on mines
Dewatering the wettest mines in Africa
11th June 2023

Submersible pumps are regarded as important tools in keeping deeper mining areas operational and safe, and local pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology says that it has seen significant growth... 

How WEG VSDs technology can help deal with loadshedding
9th June 2023

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are generally considered as vital contributors to energy efficiency, but they also have features that can reduce the operational disruptions caused by load shedding.... 

Vesconite senior technical representative Phillip de Villiers
New Vesconite Wear Rings save electricity
9th June 2023

Save electricity and improve pump efficiencies with Vesconite Hilube. South African wear parts manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces no-swell components for pump applications that are... 

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All-electric mixer launched, tested
9th June 2023

Global innovative and sustainable building solutions developer Holcim tested an all-electric concrete mixer truck last month. The eMixer was officially presented to the industry at international... 

Graco launches QUANTM pump
8th June 2023

The new electric-operated double diaphragm pump for industrial and hygienic applications is a big leap forward in pump innovation Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment,... 

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New range of heavy duty slurry pumps for SA
2nd June 2023

Pump and dredging specialist IPR has announced that it has been appointed as a distributer of the Toyo heavy duty slurry submersible pumps range in Southern Africa by Toyo Pumps Europe (TPE). TPE... 

iTek Drives offers Optidrive products at prices up to 25% lower than competitors
Centre to enhance Optidrive knowledge
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Germiston-based variable frequency drives (VFD) distributor iTek Drives last month inaugurated a training centre aimed at transferring and enhancing knowledge related to Optidrive product... 

Image of AESSEAL conducting training sessions
Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 

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DMS test plant launched
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Minerals and metals process engineering company Consulmet launched its 5 t/h dense media separation (DMS) test plant at its facilities in Modderfontein, in Johannesburg, in March. The DMS test... 

Pumping innovation underpins GEHO success
1st June 2023

The technical advancement of Weir Minerals’ GEHO® positive displacement pumps has ensured they play a key role in reducing mines’ environmental footprint. The GEHO® pump range is well known in... 

SMS group to deliver two high-speed forging presses to Saudi Arabia's biggest casting and forging plant
31st May 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Doosan Enerbility, Gyeongnam, Korea, has placed an order with SMS group for two high-speed open-die forging presses for the biggest greenfield casting and forging plant in Saudi... 

Paltech and Schneider Electric Global Announce Distribution Partnership
30th May 2023

Paltech, the leading South African original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for valves and pumps, is pleased to announce its strategic distribution partnership with Schneider Electric Global, a... 

Atlas Copco adds mobile electric compressors to its diesel range, enabling customers to choose what’s best for them
30th May 2023

The challenges presented by inconsistent power supply, exacerbated by the everyday reality of rising fuel and energy costs, have to be navigated by businesses across all sectors of the South... 

Werner Pumps SA strikes representation deal in Namibia
30th May 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Werner Pumps, leading local manufacturer of high-pressure jetting and equipment, has partnered with Hino Pupkewitz, authorised Hino dealer in Namibia, to supply its... 

Graph of solar energy system applications in Cape Town
Cape Town’s solar PV applications reach record levels
29th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The appetite for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations has reached record levels in Cape Town, with March now the best month on record for new applications to install solar energy, says... 

Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 

Simpler aeration pump design reduces maintenance requirements
26th May 2023

There are times when a simple pump design and less maintenance are preferred by pump users, especially in messy dirty wastewater applications. Such was the case with one wastewater plant operator... 

Image of Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 

A solar farm
At $1bn a day, solar investment to outpace oil for first time in 2023
25th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is forecasting that investment in solar will rise to more than $1-billion a day, or to some $380-billion for 2023 as a whole, increasing spending on the... 

Atlas Copco Power Technique and Integrated Pump Rentals partnership pumps up the rental business!
24th May 2023

A business agreement signed by Atlas Copco Power Technique and Integrated Pump Rentals (IPR) serves to improve and expand product offerings, provide green solutions and open up new markets,... 

The Alta Mesa uranium processing plant.
Alta Mesa uranium plant upgrades advancing swiftly – enCore
19th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Upgrades and refurbishments to the Alta Mesa in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium central processing plant (CPP), in south Texas, are progressing faster than originally planned and are under budget,... 

KSB can provide rapid response times and quick repairs, minimizing downtime and ensuring equipment is up and running as quickly as possible
Bigger, more efficient valves needed in mining
19th May 2023

As the mining industry in Southern Africa continues to grow, there is an increasing need for pumps and valves that are bigger, more energy-efficient and sustainable.  

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Ringhals nuclear power plant upgrade, Sweden – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Framatome has been awarded contracts with Vattenfall for the modernisation of the nuclear power plant. 

Vineyards in South Africa's Western Cape
Vinpro expects 2023 wine grape season to deliver 'excellent' wines
17th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The 2023 wine grape season in South Africa commenced harvesting at the usual time in early February, at which point experts were impressed by grape analysis, which showed low pH levels and high... 

Pumprite 1 1/2" hose reel complete with a 1 1/2" Piusi automatic fuel nozzle
15th May 2023

New hose reel from local manufacturer Local manufacturers of pneumatic grease pumps, oil pumps and hose reels, Pumprite, has recently added a 1 1/2" hose reel to its range. 

Load shedding adds last straws to looming SA water crisis; but there is hope
15th May 2023

South Africa is approaching a water crisis as load shedding adds undue pressure to water and wastewater treatment systems already on the verge of collapse. However, there is still hope that South... 

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