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Pumps News

Pumps company expands across Latin America

9th September 2016 Global water technology supplier Xylem Water Solutions is expanding its dewatering pumps rental and service capabilities across Latin America with the opening of three new hubs in the region this year. 

Pump modification can withstand acidic applications

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 After a two-year trial at various mine sites, a new version of pumps manufacturer RNE Pumps’ vertical spindle pump is available. First developed in 2014, the pump features a specialised material on the working end to prevent wear in acidic slurry. 

Pump modification  can withstand  acidic applications
RUGGED UNIT The new RNE pump design performs in harsh conditions and requires little maintenance

One of world’s largest peristaltic pumps at Electra

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 Since pump and agitator manufacturer Afromix introduced its AFX peristaltic hose pumps range at Electra Mining Africa 2014, yearly growth in demand for its pumps has increased by between 20% and 30%, Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly. 

One of world’s largest peristaltic pumps at Electra
EUGENE ELS The AFX150 is one of the largest peristaltic pumps available in the world

Equipment advancements improve water, electricity use

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 In conjunction with engineers Carleton Engineering Services, pump manufacturer Hawk High Pressure Pumps has designed a new stope water jetter, which is traditionally used by the mining industry to move rock with water. The new design, which was first introduced in 2011, is gaining popularity in... 

Equipment supplier alleviating 'pressing' need, industry response to technology positive 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 Industrial pumps and dredging equipment supplier Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) continues in its endeavour to make pumping solutions available to the mining industry that will provide maximum uptime and ease of use, states IPR MD Lee Vine. 

Equipment supplier alleviating 'pressing' need, industry response to technology positive
Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine discusses the SlurrySucker. Camerawork and Editing: Darlene Creamer.

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 With the global mining industry facing a challenging commodities price decline, industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals has developed pump designs that offer improved cost effectiveness and a greater lifespan. 

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East sales and marketing director Rob Fawcett discusses the company’s new pump designs. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Gauteng pumps company wins at quality awards

9th September 2016 Centurion-based family-owned enterprise Hazleton Pumps was presented with the Company of the Year and the Product of the Year awards at this year’s Southern African Development Community (SADC) Annual Quality Awards ceremony. 

Gauteng pumps company wins at quality awards
TOP QUALITY Hazleton Pumps marketing director Niël Wehmeyer receives the company’s awards at the 2016 Southern African Development Community Annual Quality Awards

Peristaltic pump to be launched at Electra Mining

By: Nadine James     8th July 2016 The Southern Africa launch of the VerderFlex Vantage 5000 peristaltic cased pump will take place at this year’s Electra Mining Africa at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from September 12 to 16, says pumps supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA). Electra Mining is the biggest mining... 

Peristaltic pump to be launched at Electra Mining
VANTAGE 5000 The peristaltic pump offers a flow rate of up to 6 600 ml/min at 7 bar, almost double the rate of other leading brands

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

By: Ilan Solomons     6th July 2016 The global mining equipment sector is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% between 2016 and 2022, to reach a value of over $150-billion by 2022. This was according to a new report published on Monday by global market research company Allied Market Research (AMR) titled ‘World... 

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng

By: Dylan Slater     17th June 2016 Government’s acknowledgment of the severity of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand, in Gauteng, and the subsequent priority given to take steps to alleviate the problem is of “significant importance”, states Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) CEO Mariette Liefferink.  

Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng

Impeller redesign improves efficiency

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Pumps manufacturing company Walter Meano Engineering has improved the efficiency of its VersaFlo vertical spindle electric (VSE) 100 pump by redesigning the solution’s 30-year-old impeller. The VSE pump is used at mines in Africa to pump water and now offers customers enhanced pumping... 

Impeller redesign improves efficiency
EFFICIENT PUMP SERVICES Using a standard impeller across a range of pumps results in low efficiency; it is important that each model’s impeller is enhanced

Improving froth pumping solution

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Specialist slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals is introducing the next- generation WARMAN horizontal froth pump, which features a continuous air removal system that can be applied to the company’s froth pumps already in the market. This is in line with Weir Minerals’ focus on... 

Improving froth pumping solution
RUI GOMES Being able to develop and implement changes to produce greater efficiency is important in the pumps industry

Upgrading, broadening industry services to facilitate growth

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 With better prospects for the pumps industry, owing to the favourable exchange rate, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) is encouraging its members to take advantage of export opportunities during this time, Sapsda treasurer Holly Smith emphasises. “There are vast... 

Upgrading, broadening  industry services to  facilitate growth
COMBINED STRENGTH Sapsda training courses combine the expertise of individuals working in the pumps industry

Australian pumps for harsh environments introduced into South Africa

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 There is a dire need in South Africa for a pump rental company that understands the specific needs of the end-user; therefore, pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental aims to ensure that it continues to introduce fit-for-purpose pumps and products that will meet the changing needs of the... 

Australian pumps for harsh environments introduced into South Africa
MAINTENANCE MATTERS Maintenance and repairing equipment is as important as supplying efficient pumping solutions

Peristaltic pumps ideal for mining applications

10th June 2016 Multinational pumps and pump-related solutions provider PSG Dover has designed the new models of its Abaque series of peristaltic pumps, which have been specifically geared to meet the challenging requirements of the mining industry, partially owing to a stronger and more durable rotor design and... 

Peristaltic pumps  ideal for mining  applications
SUITED TO MINING The Abaque series of perastaltic pumps can handle slurries that contain up to 80% solids with ease

Coating solutions for improved pump efficiencies offered

10th June 2016 Machining manufacturer Thermaspray’s cost considerations restrict the manufacture of critical components from optimal wear and corrosion-resistant materials. Therefore, the majority of Thermaspray’s work is on new pump parts for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), although it also... 

Coating solutions  for improved pump  efficiencies offered
PROTECTIVE PRODUCT Thermal spray coatings reduce degradation processes on performance critical pump components

Coatings extend rotating equipment service life

10th June 2016 Rotating equipment manufacturer Sulzer says its latest surface coating technologies offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage. Sulzer's Houston Service Center component... 

Coatings extend  rotating equipment  service life
Photo by Duane
SURFACE COATING TECHNOLOGIES Offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage.

New pump added to product offering

10th June 2016 Hydraulic integrated systems with electronic solutions producer Salami’s new PG331 series cast iron gear pumps with extended longevity and numerous advantages have been added to the existing range of Salami gear pumps and other hydraulic components distributed across sub-Saharan Africa by... 

New pump added  to product offering
CONSIDERABLE CONFIGURATIONS The newly developed PG331 series is a spheroidal-designed cast iron gear pump with more than 19 000 configurations

South African pumps enter Israeli market

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has entered another market, supplying an Israeli company with its locally manufactured Hippo pumps range, which is designed to meet the needs of projects worldwide. Hazleton Pumps CEO Thys Wehmeyer highlights that the family-owned... 

South African pumps enter Israeli market
ROSSING URANIUM MINE The Hippo duplex stainless steel vertical slurry submersible pump used at the Rössing uranium mine, in Namibia

Sinvac Piping

10th June 2016 Original-equipment manufacturer Sinvac Mining & Engineering is capable of supplying its South African Bureau of Standards-approved Sinvac Piping Systems not only across South Africa but into other areas of Africa. 

Sinvac Piping

Recertification still limiting industry growth

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps notes that the South African pumps industry continues to be hampered, losing out on export opportunities, owing to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) certification still not being internationally recognised. “The matter of... 

Technological advancements continue despite mining sector’s downturn

By: Sascha Solomons     29th April 2016 Beneficial trends and technological advancements in the mining industry are being introduced regardless of the depressed market conditions that the sector faces, says environmental management company I-CAT Environmental Solutions technical manager Morne van Wyk. One such trend is recycling water... 

Technological advancements continue despite mining sector’s downturn
HYFLUX KRISTAL HOLLOW-FIBRE Ensure the effective and environmentally safe reduction of excess wastewater in the mining industry

Dewatering pump to help reopen shaft at Orkney

By: Sascha Solomons     29th April 2016 Johannesburg-headquartered dewatering specialist Letaba Dewatering expects to start supplying dewatering pumps to Shaft 7 at the Orkney gold mine, in the North West, in October, enabling gold mining to restart. The company was provisionally awarded a tender to supply SAER dewatering pumps at the... 

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event

8th April 2016 The newly formed West African Chamber of Mines (Wacom), which comprises chief executives from the chambers of mines in Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso, will be officially launched at the twelfth West African Mining & Power Exhibition (Wampex) in June. 

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event
LOCATION LOCATION The West African Mining & Power Exhibition serves as a valuable platform for networking between key industry players

Expert aims to further BEE goals

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Pump supplier, testing and servicing expert AESPUMP intends to further expand its apprenticeship programme, which it says is at the heart of its recent upgrade to Level 4 black economic empowerment (BEE) accreditation. “We believe that this emphasis on skills development will, over time, lead to... 

Expert aims to  further BEE goals
Photo by Alan Thrush
IMPARTING SKILLS Apprenticeships ensure that a steady stream of qualified fitters and turners enters the pumps industry

Provider looks to complement its other solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Global sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco is focused on the development and extension of its pumps in 2016 and 2017 to take advantage of the synergies within its compressors and generators offering. As such, the company is concentrating more of its international resources to... 

Provider looks to  complement its  other solutions
PRODUCT BOOST Atlas Copco is placing the same emphasis on its pumps range as that of its compressors and generators

German leak-free hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps available locally

29th January 2016 South Africa-based components and systems provider for metering liquids and water treatment and disinfection solutions the ProMinent group has introduced a new range of hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps – the Orlita MF. Launched late last year the Orlita MF offers reliable capacities even under... 

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Pumps manufacturer Mather + Platt claims to have built up one of the largest number of pumps operating in the South African mining and water sectors. Mather + Platt marketing and business development manager Dave Johnson tells Mining Weekly that pumps that have been installed and working for more... 

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity
EXPERIENCE COUNTS Mather + Platt has been operating in South Africa since 1954

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Comprehensive pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps expects to deliver two Hippo model 200MH slurry submersible absorbing 185 kW pumps to the Kearl oil sands project in Canada by the end of the next month. “Owing to the general economic slump experienced in South Africa and more specifically the... 

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine
OVERSEAS FOOTPRINT Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo model is destined for one of Canada’s highest-quality oil sands deposits

Pumps supplier offers new hydro mining solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Industrial pump solutions leasing company Integrated Pump Rental has introduced Slurry Blaster, a cost-effective cleaning tool for slurry removal. The Slurry Blaster forms part of the company’s hydro mining equipment solutions and was launched in mid-2015 as a response to the lack of hydro mining... 

Pumps supplier  offers new hydro  mining solutions
SLURRY REMOVAL The Slurry Blaster is a hydro mining solution for the removal of slurry build-up

Cost savings of positive displacement pumps outlined

29th January 2016 Global progressing cavity pumps manufacturer for the oil and gas industrial sectors PCM Pumps has highlighted the benefits of positive displacement pumps as the overall efficiency and life cycle of pumps are becoming paramount in the procurement process. PCM’s progressive and peristaltic pumps... 

Cost savings of positive  displacement pumps outlined
COST SAVINGS Positive displacement pumps offer efficiency at a low life cost

Inaugural pumps summit aims to expand pumps industry

29th January 2016 The inaugural Pump Summit Americas is set to expand the pump industry network and offer a professional platform for the pump community members and experts across North and South America to stay informed about the latest technologies in the field of pumps and pumps systems. The two-day conference... 

Inaugural pumps  summit aims to expand pumps industry
Photo by Bloomberg
GROWING THE PUMPS NETWORK Pump Summit Americas aims to create a pumps community across several industries and share knowledge of the pump industry

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

29th January 2016   Technical consulting services provider Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME), the vacuum technology-specific,  KwaZulu-Natal-based  rotating equipment supplier, offers solutions to the very destructive system variables that prevail in most manufacturing and process plants. 

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

Call to adopt internationally recognised pumps standards certification processes

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 South African exports to lucrative overseas markets will be simplified when the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) product certification processes and procedures are amended to be recognised by other international certification authorities, says South African Pumps Systems Development... 

Call to adopt internationally  recognised pumps standards  certification processes
Photo by Duane Daws
OVERCOMING RESTRICTIONS Cooperation between the South African Bureau of Standards and international standards authorities can pave the way for pumps of South African manufacturers to enter lucrative overseas markets

DTI invites local companies to participate in DRC expo pavilion

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th January 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited South African manufacturers and exporters of mining equipment and related products and services to apply to participate at DRC Mining Week 2016, scheduled to take place on June 8 and 9 in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The... 

Hydraulic solutions provider launches new sectional mobile valve

13th November 2015 Power management company Eaton last month announced the launch of its CLS sectional mobile valve. The CLS provides patented load sense bleed off, pre- and post-compensated load sense relief on each section, and a highly modular design with one of the smallest envelopes in the industry. 

Hydraulic solutions provider launches new sectional mobile valve
CLS SECTIONAL MOBILE VALVE Eaton's new valve was designed prioritise work functions, improving machine efficiency and safety

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

Specialist pumps manufacturer prioritises product reliability

11th September 2015 In heavy industries, such as mining, building something to last could be the difference between unnecessarily expensive downtime and eventual profitability, says RMI Pressure Systems marketing manager Mike Sherman. Sherman asserts that industries involved in processing high-value commodities... 

Specialist pumps  manufacturer prioritises product reliability
QUALITY BEATS PRICE RMI Pressure Systems delivers high pressure pumping systems to a variety of industries including oil and gas and mining

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