Leading South African high-pressure jetting equipment design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist Werner Pumps has created a new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit.
Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner explains that this unit can be used to pump water and solids in maintenance and troubleshooting applications such as clearing manholes or dealing with sewage spills.
Werner developed this non-clogging, self-priming sewage pump unit primarily to help meet the needs of its existing customers, many of whom require this type of equipment to complement their larger jetting trucks they have procured from Werner.
“We do our best to be a one-stop shop for our customers, and we’ve seen that there’s clearly a demand for this type of machine as we’ve already sold several in the few months since we built the first one,” he says.
Werner adds that, like all of the trucks and trailers in the Werner Pumps range excluding the Rapid Response Vehicle, this unit is 100% locally manufactured at the company’s premises in Springs.
It features a heavy-duty diesel tank, 4-cylinder air-cooled Kirloskar engine, SP6 self-priming sewage pump, heavy-duty strobe light and a side-mounted control panel.
Designed for stable performance and reliable operation, the unit operates at 750 rpm to 1 450 rpm with a flow rate of 2 084 ℓ/min to 4 167 ℓ/min, between 5 kW and 30 kW.
In addition, its back-pull-out construction makes it convenient to use in a variety of applications, from pumping rainwater and common sewage to use on municipal drainage projects and construction sites.
It is also suited for use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries. The lead-time on one of these units is roughly three weeks from order to delivery, Werner concludes.