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Pumps

Municipality invests in jetting and vacuum truck

25th March 2022 To improve sewerage and stormwater infrastructure maintenance, Govan Mbeki municipality in Mpumalanga has invested in a new local pump manufacturer Werner Pumps combination jetting and vacuuming truck.   

Pump manufacturer increases footprint with acquisition

25th March 2022 Heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry announced in the last quarter of 2021 that it had acquired local pump and part manufacturer Keto Pumps South Africa to broaden its footprint in serving the global mining industry as well as other slurry pump users around the world.  The purchase... 

A Green Schurco slurry pump
SLURRY FLURRY International slurry pump manufacturer Schurco has increased its global footprint by acquiring South African slurry pump manufacturer Keto Pumps

Pump system showcased at expo

25th March 2022 International pumps and compressors designer and manufacturer Sundyne showcased its SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications at the International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, from January 25 to 27.  SundWASH... 

A SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications
NO WASH-OUT The high pressure wash-down system designed by Sundyne was on show at this years International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta US

Pumps range being tested on grey water system

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 Pumps and irrigation supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been exploring the use of their Salflo submersible dewatering pumps, namely the S and V series submersible pumps, in grey water systems for home, industrial and agricultural applications. The supplier’s Salfo range of submersible pumps would... 

Various green water tanks lined up inside a parking lot with flags waving behind at the Syewarts & Lloyds assembly plant
GREEN TO GREY The Stewarts & Lloyds grey water system allows homes and companies contribute to the environment by harvesting grey water

Pumps supplier offers solution to municipal woes

25th March 2022 Local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps is poised to assist with service delivery solutions for wastewater and sewerage system maintenance and repairs, says Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner. He attributes this “call to action” to an increased focus on service delivery which has been brought to the... 

Municipality workers using a high pressure pumping unit to clean out sewers and drains to maintain municipal infrastructure
DOWN THE DRAIN The need to maintain or improve on service delivery can be met with Werner Pups offerings

Internationally available pump comes to S Africa

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves this year announced the introduction of its KSB Delta Macro series to the local market. The series is designed for large flow rates, with a maximum rate per unit of about 960 m3/h and a maximum pump head of 160 m standard. 

6 in line pressure booster systems augmented by Movitec centrifugal pumps and a Command Pro+ microprocessor control unit
NO PRESSURE The ready to connect Delta Macro water pressure booster system is now available to the South African Market

Vesconite pump parts decrease lead leaching

25th March 2022 As part of its drive to be part of a global programme to reduce lead exposure from drinking water, polymer bushing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces products resistant to corrosion-combatting chemicals, which are necessary to reduce lead leaching into the water system. Notably the company... 

A white round bearing part for a pump made out of specialised material called vesconite
LEADING LEAD REMOVAL Vesonite is a notable substitute for bearing materials that would normally contain lead

New pumps series now available

8th October 2021 Multinational manufacturing company Atlas Copco has extended the WEDA electric submersible pump series to include slurry, drainage and sludge units, which feature several enhancements in a bid to meet the fast growing demand for these high performing, compact, rugged, reliable and efficient... 

WEDA S pump being used outdoors
NEW AND IMPROVED The WEDA L slurry pumps, WEDA D drainage pumps and WEDA S sludge pumps feature flow rates of up to 16 500 ℓ/min

FDA-compliant pumps benefit multiple industries

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises of Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) compliant, air-operated, diaphragm pumps that provide solutions for the food and beverage sector, as well as in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic pumps... 

BMG's ARO SD Series pump against a white background
SD SERIES BMG’s ARO SD series features a quick knock-down compression clamp system to facilitate easier cleaning and maintenance

Pump testing rigs increases efficiency

8th October 2021 Pump Manufacturer Brehnor Pumps has developed a testing method for axial flow pump impellers that has the potential to increase the efficiency of the current range of axial flow pumps to 90% on certain models and to allow for custom made impellers to suit specific site conditions. The method is... 

axial flow pump impeller testing
GREATER OUTCOMES The model of the impeller is drawn using 80 variables

Gas analyser suitable for easy pressure monitoring

8th October 2021 The E8500 Plus is a powerful and advanced portable emissions analyser from analytical services provider Elemental Analytics, which is a complete, portable tool for Environmental Protection Agency compliance and level emissions monitoring of boilers, engines and other combustion equipment. An... 

the E8500 Plus portable emissions analyser
SMART TECH An internal pressure sensor allows the analyser to measure both pressure and stack draught

Pump range expansion beneficial to industry

8th October 2021 The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series from industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps, has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. 

Verderflex Dura 65 pump against a white background
NEW GROWTH The new Verderflex Dura 65 is much more than just a facelift to replace the Verderflex VF65

Range pumps abrasive solids

8th October 2021 Mining systems solution provider Becker Mining South Africa’s 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 handle solids to 72 mm... 

PVS pump range in an underground mine
POWER PUMP The PVS range can handle solids to 72 mm and specific gravity

Valve components meet application specifications

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Water-jet cutting service provider Maxjet Global has used its extensive experience in the manufacturing of pump and valve components to produce components that are specified for their application. “All our valve components are produced using stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and especially duplex... 

Valve component on a table
STRONG AS STEEL MaxJet valve components are made from stainless steel 304, 316, 310 and duplex stainless steel grades

Pump systems optimised through energy-saving assessments

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 With international studies showing that pump systems account for more than 20% of global electrical energy demand, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) has worked with more than 450 companies during the past decade, under its flagship Industrial Energy Efficiency Project.... 

Dewatering solutions more than just the product

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th March 2021 Many challenges in dewatering require more than just standalone products, and the integrated solutions offered by original-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa have proven to be vastly successful in meeting the needs of customers, says Weir Minerals Africa pumps product manager Marnus... 

Marginal gains critical in gaining competitive advantage

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 The compounding effect of not taking advantage of marginal gains has a significant impact on the way in which an organisation operates, says pump manufacturer Grundfos commercial building services sales manager Duncan Graham. Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process,... 

DUNCAN GRAHAM
Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall
DUNCAN GRAHAM Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process, subsequently resulting in a significant improvement overall

Solutions ensure cleanliness standards are met

19th March 2021 Engineering components provider BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids operate within the required cleanliness standards. Proficient filtration disciplines... 

Company introduces flexible in-line pumps

19th March 2021 Pumps manufacturer KSB has introduced the pump that industrial engineers and building managers have been asking for to reduce space requirements and ease of maintenance over traditional pump types used in residential, office and industrial building environments. 

ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus
ETALINE PUMP The pumps is designed with energy efficiency as a prime focus

Pumps an essential asset

19th March 2021 Used throughout the water, petrochemicals and power generation sectors to move large volumes of water, vertical suspended pumps are essential assets, says fluid engineering specialist Sulzer regional sales manager Jason Simcoe and technical adviser Seth Tate. 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked
VERTICAL SUSPENDED PUMP The routine maintenance on these pumps can be overlooked

Pandemic increases demand for pumps

By: Simone Liedtke     19th March 2021 With much of the world being tested to its limits by the Covid-19 pandemic, it resulted in an increased demand for pumps and related accessories, says specialist pump company Integrated Pump Technology sales manager Jordan Marsh. He explains that, with mines being considered as “hot spots” for... 

GRINDEX RANGE
The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range
GRINDEX RANGE The company is the sub-Saharan Africa supplier for the Grindex range

Dewatering solutions suited for versatile applications

9th October 2020 Industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco’s WEDA electric submersible pump series offers dewatering solutions for the construction, industrial, agriculture, emergency and maintenance sectors, featuring unrivalled performance, efficiency, reliability and flexibility. 

DEWATERING SOLUTIONS 
WEDA D drainage pumps are designed to pump water containing abrasive solids of 4 mm to 12 mm diameter
DEWATERING SOLUTIONS WEDA D drainage pumps are designed to pump water containing abrasive solids of 4 mm to 12 mm diameter

New system creates predictive maintenance

9th October 2020 Water technology company Xylem Africa has announced the launch of the Flygt MAS 801 Pump Monitoring system. 

Flameproof double pump set installed for mine

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) commissioned an underground double configuration flameproof pump set in August, at a colliery in Mpumalanga, to dewater its shortwall coal mining operations. 

EXPLOSION PROTECTION 
The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps
EXPLOSION PROTECTION The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps

Industrialisation, digitalisation calls for smart pump systems

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th October 2020 Government’s driving increased industrialisation to recover economic growth and employment numbers will stimulate an increased need for intelligent wastewater pump systems.  

PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE 
Pump intelligence is non-negotiable and provides accurate information in wastewater treatment plants
PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE Pump intelligence is non-negotiable and provides accurate information in wastewater treatment plants

Customised equipment pleases customers

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Pumps manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps offers custom-built high-pressure jetting trucks and vacuuming equipment to match customer requirements. 

SUPER FLUID
Werner Pumps units are fully customisable, and the company is always willing to adapt to customer requirements
SUPER FLUID Werner Pumps units are fully customisable, and the company is always willing to adapt to customer requirements

Local provider joins forces with global pumps supplier

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has teamed up with industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa as a service and distribution partner. 

EASY ACCESS 
The Dura range of peristaltic pumps use a one piece flange design for greater strength and integrity as well as an easy access hose change
EASY ACCESS The Dura range of peristaltic pumps use a one piece flange design for greater strength and integrity as well as an easy access hose change

Manufacturer launches customer training programme

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th October 2020 Pump manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps launched a training programme for customers and their equipment operators on using the Werner Pumps trucks. 

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
Werner Pumps now has a training programme that will be made available free of charge – the first time – to existing and new customers
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND Werner Pumps now has a training programme that will be made available free of charge – the first time – to existing and new customers

Integrated approach critical for pump requirements 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th October 2020 Responding to customer pump requirements is not about selling a product, but rather about an integrated approach, says equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Steven Du Toit. Taking “a more integrated approach” to customer requirements and problems enables the... 

CUSTOM SOLUTION
A custom engineered stainless steel Sykes pump set produced by Integrated Pump Rental for a mining operation in Namibia
Integrated Pump Rental’s Steven Du Toit gives more insight into the company’s holistic approach.

Integrated Pump Rental

8th September 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Cluster emphasises importance of local manufacturing

By: Halima Frost     20th March 2020 It is of utmost importance to be able to draw a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector, as locally manufactured products need to take precedence over imports in projects, says industry association South African Pump Cluster chairperson... 

HOWARD JONES
There is a need for a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector
HOWARD JONES There is a need for a definitive line between locally manufactured and imported products in the South African pumps sector

Facility upgrades help to ramp up supply

By: Halima Frost     20th March 2020 Local high pressure pump supplier Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment has successfully improved its turnaround time from between four and six months to between two and three months to manufacture a truck mounted pump system, depending on the unit ordered. “This is subsequent to the... 

UNDER THE PUMP
Werner Pumps has managed to increase its turnaround time, to relieve the pressure of increased demand, by upgrading its facilities
UNDER THE PUMP Werner Pumps has managed to increase its turnaround time, to relieve the pressure of increased demand, by upgrading its facilities

Large pumps fleet offers fast turnaround for rental customers

By: Shannon de Ryhove     20th March 2020 Specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental has reported a steady increase in the demand for rental pumps over the last four months, mainly owing to the start of the rainy season. Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine also attributes the increase in demand to the company’s fleet diversity... 

Pump failures at mine addressed

20th March 2020 Last month, mechanical seal and pump supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) was asked to address the multiple failures experienced by a coal mine in Mpumalanga as a result of coupling misalignment between the pump shaft and the motor shaft. MRS MD Franscois Steenkamp suggests that after... 

SHAFTED
A misalignment between the pump and motor shafts had been causing failures at a coal mine
SHAFTED A misalignment between the pump and motor shafts had been causing failures at a coal mine

Dewatering needs new integrated approaches

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th March 2020 Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has evolved its homegrown innovations to fit any dewatering requirements worldwide. Backed by strong development expertise, significant capital injection, continuous product improvement and a sharp focus on integrated solutions, the company now... 

Panel systems order fast-tracked for Zimbabwe delivery

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Local industrial component supplier ElectroMechanica delivered pre-assembled irrigation pump panel systems for use in agricultural applications last month. The panels are scheduled for installation and commissioning, in Zimbabwe, by the end of this month. 

OPEN AND SHUT CASE 
The pump panels were assembled, wired and packaged in seven days
OPEN AND SHUT CASE The pump panels were assembled, wired and packaged in seven days

Drought relief for Karoo sheep farmers

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Pump manufacturer Grundfos, in association with humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, is assisting nonprofit organisation Save the Sheep in providing relief for drought-stricken sheep farmers in Sutherland, in the Northern Cape. Borehole water in the area is usually lifted using wind... 

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
The ongoing drought in Sutherland is killing the livelihoods of the sheep farmers in the region
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS The ongoing drought in Sutherland is killing the livelihoods of the sheep farmers in the region

Fuel pumps supplied to revamped filling station

By: Darren Parker     4th October 2019 Local fuel pump manufacturer and supplier Prowalco Tatsuno completed the refurbishment of a filling station, in Pretoria, for private owner and developer Marius Smith last month. The project is worth about R6-million. 

FUEL-FILLING SUPPLY
The Icon 1000 series’ state-of-the-art technology keeps the fuel flowing
FUEL-FILLING SUPPLY The Icon 1000 series’ state-of-the-art technology keeps the fuel flowing
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