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Pumps News

Bearings advance safety and performance

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Amid health and safety issues regarding pump selection, technical design and pump- bearing solutions supplier VescoPlastics says pumps manufacturers are trying to replace lead-containing bearings in pumps. “There is a move to eradicate the lead products in pumps that are used for potable water... 

Company adds new manufacturing facility

     30th September 2016 Engineering designs, manufacturer and services solutions provider Weir Group opened its new Weir Gabbioneta manufacturing facility in Milan, Italy, earlier this year, which will allow the company to expand its product range for downstream oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation customers.... 

Company adds new  manufacturing facility
SERVICE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER New facility, Weir Gabbioneta customers globally now have access to decades of engineering expertise supported by the most advanced manufacturing facilities

CURVE range to revolutionise slurry pumps industry

     30th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has designed and manufactured a new range of slurry pumps, the CURVE range, tailored specifically for the needs of the market. The CURVE range was officially launched in South Africa at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier... 

CURVE range  to revolutionise slurry pumps  industry
CURVE RANGE Using a technical design approach to ease the use of pumps

Ensuring uninterrupted service for energy sector pumps

     30th September 2016 Owing to the requirement for technologically advanced systems on modern-day renewable energy plants, in order to obtain every available kilowatt of power out of a plant and thereby ensure the utmost efficiency and the projects’ success, pumps, valves and related systems producer KSB Pumps and... 

Ensuring uninterrupted service for energy sector pumps
SECTOR HEAD STEFANO TESTI Invest in the technology required to procure and manufacture high-quality pumps locally

Goodwin Pumps

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Having been supplying submersible slurry pumps across a wide range of commodities on the African continent since 1996, pumps manufacturer Goodwin’s Dirty Water High Head (DWHH) pump made its international debut at Electra Mining Africa this year. 

Goodwin Pumps

Italian company enters South African market

     30th September 2016 For the first time ever, Italian pumps manufacturer Robuschi, represented in South Africa by Letaba Pumps, displayed a Robox blower unit at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Letaba division Brubin Pumps GM Hannes Liebenberg comments that this follows the high level of interest the... 

Italian company enters  South African market
COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY Reducing noise, easy to maintain and cheaper systems manufactured for the mining industry

Manufacturer to take on SA market again

     30th September 2016 Italian pump manufacturer SAER, whose products are solely distributed in South Africa by the pumping requirements solutions provider Letaba Group, was relaunched into the South African market at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Letaba dewatering sales engineer Leonard Applegryn... 

Manufacturer to take on SA  market again
Photo by Duane Daws
NEW MARKET Italian pumps manufacturer relaunches into South African market

Monitoring the use of pool pumps results in greater efficiency

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Pool maintenance and renovations company Pool Busters notes that monitoring pool pumps can lead to greater savings. “Using a pool pump that is popular in the market and readily available doesn’t guarantee savings or effective use. If a pool pump is selected on its availability at a lower price,... 

Monitoring the use of pool pumps results in greater efficiency
PUMPING EFFICIENTLY Monitoring the use of pumps results in longer lasting and cost effective pump use

Move towards OEM pumps becomes an emerging trend

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 With the recent market move towards installing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pumps in the Southern African mining sector, industrial pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology asserts that the previous trend of sourcing cheaper replicated pumps has been turned on its head. “Owing to the... 

Move towards OEM pumps becomes an emerging trend
MOVING FORWARD The market is moving towards installing original equipment manufacturer pumps

New Wilden FIT pumps range launched

     30th September 2016 As the sole distributor of US pumps manufacturer Wilden’s FIT pumps range in South Africa, dewatering specialist Letaba Group showcased the new range as well as its other advanced and Stallion series of double diaphragm pumps from the US manufacturer, at Electra Mining Africa 2016. Letaba... 

Pumps industry thriving in new developments

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 With substantial developments under way within the pumps industry, magnetic drive pumps manufacturer and supplier Brubin Pumps, which forms part of pumping requirements solutions provider Letaba Pumps, showcased the Brubin BA Cleaning in Process (CIP) hose pump at Electra Mining Africa 2016... 

Pumps industry thriving in  new developments
OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH Pumps manufactured to operate in the general industry proves to be more advantageous

Pumps solutions provider launches new products

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 Innovative pump solutions provider Verder Pumps South Africa (SA) launched its new peristaltic tube pump, the Verderflex Vantage 5000, at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Verder marketing manager Elaine van der Westhuizen comments that the Vantage 5000 is a next-generation... 

Pumps solutions provider launches new products
VERDERFLEX VANTAGE 5000 Next-generation peristaltic pump system with touch-screen technology and an intuitive operating system

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs 

     18th August 2016 With the global mining industry facing a challenging commodities downturn, industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals is focusing on developing pump designs that improve the cost-effectiveness and lifespan of their pumps.  

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs
New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs

Oil-free compressors display benefits at expo

     8th July 2016 At Foodex 2016, in April, in Birmingham, compressor and pump manufacturer Gardner Denver discussed the importance of air purity across all aspects of food and beverage processing, showcasing oil-free models from across its vacuum and pressure range. The company explains that unlike compressed air... 

Oil-free compressors display benefits at expo
OIL-FREE MODELS SHOWCASED There are many cost-efficiency and safety benefits that can be realised by commissioning oil-free technology

Rotary vane reduces energy consumption

     8th July 2016 Vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors manufacturer Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems presented its new series of energy saving rotary vane vacuum pumps, for the first time at the IFFA exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany in May. The new pumps are designed specifically for fast packaging cycles and for... 

Rotary vane reduces  energy consumption
PRODUCTION COSTS REDUCED Busch committed to developing centralised vacuum supply systems that operate with the highest possible levels of energy efficiency

New submersible motor pumps launched

     27th May 2016 German pump and valves producer KSB has broadened its local series of pumps with the introduction of the Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps range for handling municipal and industrial waste water in a cost effective manner. The company notes that KSB engineers have further improved on the... 

New submersible motor pumps launched
KSB engineers have further improved on the operating reliability and hydraulic efficiency of previous pumps

Rainwater harvesting key for drought-stricken SA

By: Simon Sonnekus     27th May 2016 Owing to constant water supply not being guaranteed, aggravated by the prolonged drought, South Africans have become more proactive in saving water by creating emergency back-up systems and systems that can collect rainwater, says water systems provider Sinvac Plastics, which is based in Pretoria... 

Rainwater harvesting key for drought-stricken SA
ROTOMOULDED TANKS Sinvac has been supplying the South African market since 1962 with rotomoulded products such as water tank

New 25 kW submersible pump to raise the bar

     22nd April 2016 Electrical submersible pump manufacturer Grindex’s new model, the Maxi H-lite pump with a 25 kW motor and a tried and tested hydraulic function, is set to be implemented in water drainage applications across the world.  

New contracts awarded to ECS

     22nd April 2016 Engineering specialists Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) has been contracted to replace a range of screw pumps at water authority Severn Trent Water’s large sewage treatment works in Mansfield, in England. 

New contracts awarded to ECS
SCREW PUMPS Archimedes screw pumps from ECT have greater capacity and are easier to maintain

Hot water pumps range launched

     18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

Mather + Platt

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th March 2016 Established in 1952, pump manufacturer and distributor Mather + Platt is a manufacturer of several pump models used in various applications across industries.  

Mather + Platt

Multinational pumps supplier acquires local pumps company

     18th March 2016 Sweden-based pumps supplier AxFlow Holding has acquired the majority share in South African pumps importer and distributor AQS Liquid Transfer, as part of AxFlow’s growth initiative and strategy to expand its business beyond Europe. AxFlow is a major distributor of high quality fluid handling... 

Multinational pumps  supplier acquires local pumps company
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO Swedish pumps suppliers AxFlow offers a wide variety of process pumps and a stellar maintenance programme

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution

     18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps' VF25 peristaltic pumps are being used as part of a project by UK-based University of Nottingham Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, together with British electrical engineering company Lindhurst Engineering, who have pioneered a new approach to... 

Peristaltic pumps used in biogas solution
VERDERFLEX VF25 The peristaltic pumps transfer the wet slurry into the anaerobic digester

Pump trends based on increasing operational efficiencies

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 It is not anticipated that the design of pumps will change drastically any time soon, as most modifications or adaptations will either improve operational efficiencies or be introduced specifically for an application, says pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa dewatering product manager Howard... 

Pump trends based  on increasing  operational efficiencies
HOWARD JONES Current trends in the pumps industry are aimed at improving oprational efficiency

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng

     18th March 2016 Pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is supplying eight ultra-efficient pump sets to State-owned water utility Rand Water’s Palmiet pumping station near Alberton to help boost potable water supply to the Gauteng region. The large diameter pumps are to be installed in tandem on four pumping... 

Pumps boost water supply in Gauteng
BOOSTING PUMPS The large diameter pumps will deliver 200-million litres of water a day

Pumps distributor extends submersible dewatering range

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology (IPT) has introduced the Grindex Maxi H-Lite pump to the African market to address the need for an intermediary pump capable of performing heavy-duty drainage applications, says IPT MD Colin Adams. He notes that the Maxi H-Lite, a lightweight 25 kW... 

Pumps distributor  extends submersible  dewatering range
MAXI H-LITE Integrated Pump Technology has announced the launch of the Grindex Maxi H-Lite drainage pump

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Amid depressed commodity prices and expected increased interest rates, companies and government entities often spend less on capital projects, resulting in fewer new pumps being bought, but more focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), says industrial components supplier RS Components... 

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO
ITT FLOWJET DIAPHRAGM PUMP One of the 400 pumps and accessories stocked by RS Components

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Chinese slurry pump manufacturer Atlas Pump Group opened an office and warehouse facility in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in January, which will cater for the mining and industrial sectors across the African market. Though Atlas supplied parts and pumps to companies on the African continent  prior to... 

SA pumps facility to cater for Africa
SOLID COMMITMENT Chinese pump manufacturer Atlas has decided to commit to the African market by establishing a regional base

Vacuum pumps effective in manufacturing process

     18th March 2016 In order to exclude air bubbles and vapour generated by high temperature and pressure from blood collection tube stoppers, Italy-based rubber components manufacturer Datwyler Pharma Packaging (DPP) makes use of vacuum pumps manufacturer Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems’ Cobra dry screw vacuum pumps... 

Vacuum pumps  effective in  manufacturing process
BLOOD STOPPING Rubber tube stoppers are molded under a vacuum

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing

     18th March 2016 Power management company Eaton last month announced that the company’s custom variable frequency drive (VFD) solution was recently installed at Mooresville Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina, in the US. The VFD fits within the plant’s space constraints and has been keeping its 600 kW pumps... 

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing
SC9000 EP The medium voltage adjustable frequency drive reduces downtime and maintenan

Vertical spindle range effective for abrasive sludge

     18th March 2016 Mining solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s Pumpmor vertical spindle (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... 

Vertical spindle  range effective for abrasive sludge
PUMPMOR VERTICAL SPINDLE PUMPS THe PVS pumps achieves up to 87 m heads at about 3000 rpm

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub

     18th March 2016 Global water technology company Xylem in January announced the expansion of its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multimillion-euro investment. The company believes that this expansion initiative will enable it to better meet the market demand from... 

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub
FOR RENT Xylem is opening pump rental and service hubs across Europe and expanding its pump rental portfolio in South Africa

Skills development and blue economy prioritised at CIS 2016

By: Simon Sonnekus     12th February 2016 Having identified the lack of training opportunities as a rising concern in the oil industry, the biennial Cape Industries Showcase (CIS), scheduled to take place from July 13 to 15 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will focus on skills development and training in the sector. 

Skills development  and blue economy  prioritised at CIS 2016
JOHN THOMSON The focus on training at the CIS will provide useful networking platforms for employers, government, training organisations and other stakeholders

Supplier introduces a new double-acting high-pressure pump

     13th November 2015 Industrial-strength pumps manufacturer and distributor Verder now offers a new, FDA-approved high-pressure, double-acting diaphragm pump, suitable for applications where the discharge pressure is higher than the available compressed air pressure, and for filter-press applications in the brewery... 

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

     12th October 2015 South Africa has an established pumps industry that is considered to be well equipped and highly professional. The quality of pumps produced locally is of a high standard, with several local manufacturers producing pumps in accordance with international standards. Further, it is believed that... 

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

Ekurhuleni pumpstation project commissioned last month

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 The handover of the Zulu pumpstation, in the Tsakane township on the East Rand, to the Ekhuruleni municipality took place last month, following the commissioning of three Kirloskar end-suction pumps, each coupled with 90 kW motors. The completed pump sets were supplied to construction and project... 

Energy efficiency requirements exceeded

     2nd October 2015 Rotating machines service provider Sulzer launched its innovative SNS end suction single stage process pump range last month, which is designed to exceed the highest standards of performance and reliability, and also the design requirements of the ISO 5199 standard. For end-users this means... 

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