Japanese pump manufacturer Tsurumi is aiming to consolidate a share in the mine dewatering market by teaming with fluid control specialists Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC).
Tsurumi South Africa director Sara Martin says that the Tsurumi pump brand offers competitive value in South Africa’s submersible pump market, particularly in mine dewatering applications.
It is reported that Tsurumi is one of the world’s most prolific pump manufacturers. The plant, based in Kyoto, Japan, is equipped to ship one-million units each year.
Among the models produced, DFC sells and supports sub-mersible pumps with a maxi-mum motor size of 110 kW and flows of up to 100 m3 every minute.
These are supplemented by single and multistage stainless steel booster pumps.
In other news, in 2008, DFC responded to requests for shorter delivery time on higher-kilowatt Tsurumi submersible pumps.
DFC announced that it would increase stocks of Tsurumi models.
DFC supports its marketing of the Tsurumi range by incorporating product selection software as an integral part of all distributor information technology networks, and offering it free of charge to customers who register as users.
Besides shortening the time taken to identify and price the correct pump for any particular application, the software also enables DFC to respond more rapidly to customer enquiries with detailed quotations, performance curves and pump specifications.
Founded in 1924 as a manufacturer of conventional irrigation pumps, Tsurumi began its switch to submersible units in 1953.
Sales reportedly increased exponentially, with the new focus on submersible technology necessitating the commissioning of a dedicated plant in 1965. In the same year, Tsurumi dispatched 10 000 submersible pumps.
Tsurumi commissioned a second, fully automated manufacturing plant for portable submersible pumps in 1973, then opened subsidiaries abroad to facilitate its export drive in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and Germany.
In 1994, the company completed its flagship computer- integrated manufacturing plant in Kyoto, with a yearly capacity of one-million pumps.