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Pumps News

Exhibition highlights industry opportunities

     10th June 2011 Several significant public and private infrastructure projects across South Africa have proffered a lifeline to the pumps industry following the global recession, says Seventh International Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS).  

Latest range of disc pumps launched

     10th June 2011 Power solutions specialist Wegezi Power Holdings, part of Bearing Man Group, have launched a range of disc pumps designed for the pumping of shear-sensitive solids and gaseous froths, as well as for efficient handling of aggressive slurries with heavy viscosities and highly abrasive solids content. 

Latest pump offering proves itself

     10th June 2011 The latest pump offering from slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals, the Warman Mill Circuit (MC) slurry pump, has been trialled at a number of mines in West and Central Africa and has recorded significant success in increasing mill throughput capacity and doubling the lifespan of... 

Dewatering pumps still an industry benchmark

     10th June 2011 The Flygt 2600 series of pumps from pump manufacturer ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT), which incorporates innovative hydraulics and other new materials, provides wear resistance, consistent and long-term performance, easy maintenance and a low cost of ownership. 

Pumps manufacturer meets market demands with heavy-duty pump cable

     10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps has introduced its strongest and highly-durable rubber pump cable in Europe, which meets the increased need for robust pumping equipment in the construction and mining sector. 

Association focuses on training

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 The South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) reports that it is focusing on providing 11 training sessions this year. 

Company invests in skills development

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 Pump sales and repair company Megaflow reports that investing in skills development and training for its employees, remains an ongoing strategic goal this year. 

Significant growth for pump manufacturer’s mining division

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos reports that since it has formalised its mining division in Johannesburg during August 2010, it has witnessed substantial growth within this segment. 

Pump components supplier forms agency partnership

     4th February 2011 Pump components supplier ASW Engineering signed an agency agreement with German progressive cavity pump manufacturer Seepex, in December 2010, to represent Seepex in South Africa and Southern Africa.  

Distributor introduces Italian pump products to local market

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 The exclusive local supplier of Italian centrifugal and submersible pumps and motors manufactured by SAER Electropompe (SAER), National Rotating Equipment, has introduced a variety of new pump and motor products to the local market. 

Eastern conglomerate to bid for mining pump contracts

     4th February 2011 Japanese-Korean conglomerate Hyosung-Ebara has appointed pump specialist company Ecochem Pumps in 2010, to represent its products in South Africa. 

Supplier adds new screw channel pump to its product offering

     4th February 2011 Pump supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) reports that the HUS screw drive pump, which can pump thick and polluted fluids and reduce the high maintenance cost associated with this, has been added to its product range as of January.  

Heavy-duty slurry pumps introduced to the mining industry

     4th February 2011 The manufacturer of a range of slurry, submersible, horizontal and vertical pumps, Alert Pumpmor, has extended its portfolio to include a new series of heavy-duty slurry pumps that are designed to cope with the demands of the mining sector. 

New pump range to enhance company’s existing offering

     4th February 2011 Pump supplier SPP Pumps South Africa launched a new range of in-line pumps, the Instream series into the local market in January, which can be used in vast industries including the mining industry. 

First orders for slurry pump received

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 International pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa reports that it has recently started marketing its new mill circuit duty slurry pump, which is mostly suitable for mill discharge applications. 

New pump controllers introduced

     4th February 2011 Through the recent acquisition of authorised distributor for Danfoss equipment Velo Control, industrial gearbox and motor supplier BMG Drives, a division of the Bearing Man Group (BMG), has extended its product portfolio to include Danfoss electronic variable speed drive systems. 

Submersible mining pumps have long pedigree

     4th February 2011 A reputation for reliability and a long operational life continues to help pump manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps expand its share of the market for submersible mine dewatering pumps. 

Company appointed as distributor of pump range

     4th February 2011 Supplier and installer of industrial and commercial pumping systems and accessories Prime Pump Company in Queensland, Australia, has been appointed as the official distributor of developer and manufacturer of compressed air-operated pumps and centrifugal pumps Tapflo. 

New order for platinum mine

     26th November 2010 Mining equipment supplier Becker Engineering, part of the Becker Group of companies, has secured a R500 000 order from Barplats’ Crocodile River mine, for four Pumpmor submersible pumps. 

Product enhances mining applications

By: Dimakatso Motau     19th November 2010 Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering, part of the Becker Group, reports that it has completed two orders to supply transport utility Transnet and various opencast mines in neighbouring countries with its Simplex range of air-powered hydraulic pumps. 

Product range 
contributes to growth

By: Dimakatso Motau     19th November 2010 Supplier of vacuum and pressure equipment filters and spares Air & Vacuum Technologies (Vactech) reports that its sales targets have significantly increased over the past few years, owing to the new range of products that have been added to its portfolio. 

First mill circuit pump supplied in Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 The first Warman MCR mill circuit pump supplied in Africa is currently pumping mill discharge slurry at mining company First Quantum Minerals’ Frontier copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on a trial basis. The negotiations to supply the pump started in November 2008, with the... 

End-users replacing vertical spindle pumps with 
submersibles

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 Pump supplier ITT Water & Wastewater has decided to offer its Flygt HS 5100 or HS 5150 submersible slurry pump at a discounted price after identifying a trend whereby vertical spindle pumps are being replaced with submersible pumps.

“The offer was initially until the end of July, but the... 

New energy-recovery/slurry 
pump to be launched  

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 International pumps manufacturer Slurry Pump Solutions, a VBV Holdings company, will launch its new product, the Phoenix energy-recovery/slurry pump at the second-largest mining trade show in the world, Electra Mining, in October.

The unit will not only replace seven conventional slurry pumps... 

New advanced ancillary mining pump systems

     27th August 2010 With energy efficiency being a key environmental feature for the South African mining industry, German pumps manufacturer Wilo Salmson has launched a range of advanced ancillary mining pump systems onto the market.

“Mines are among South Africa’s heaviest consumers of water, and at a time when... 

Range extended to include vane pumps

     27th August 2010 Hydraulic engineering firm BMG Hydraulics has extended its range of Vickers products to include the latest vane pumps, designed for high-pressure applications on mines.

These pumps are ideally suited for use in smelter operations and are also used extensively on mobile trackless mining equipment... 

Standardised pumps reduce costs

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 Pumps supplier SPP Pumps’ Patrick Hindry reports that the company’s practice of pump range standardisation gives users the benefit of stocking fewer spares, reduces the cost of spares and enables easy maintenance procedures.  

New mining division 
for manufacturer

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 Danish pumps manufacturer Grundfos has formalised a mining division at its South African offices, in Johannesburg, to cater for the mining industry in Africa.

“Grundfos has never specifically focused on the mining industry in South Africa in the past, but our production range has been used in... 

Pump increases safety, reliability and efficiency

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 n the past three months, explosives supplier Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) has supplied about 11 Mobile Charging Units (MCUs) to mines in Africa, fitted with its specialised Mobile Pearton Pump, with increased safety, reliability and efficiency features when pumping ammonium nitrate based emulsions.  

Despite challenges, pumps industry ready for AMD threat

By: Tracy Hancock     27th August 2010 South Africa’s pumps industry has undertaken a significant amount of work in providing solutions to the relevant consultants that are dealing with the critical and urgent issue of acid mine drainage (AMD). However, one of the key issues for the AMD challenge is a lack of funding, says South... 

Minister says Grootvlei water-quality investigation ongoing

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th August 2010 South African Water Affairs Minister Sonjica Buyelwa confirmed on Friday that investigations regarding the quality of the water discharged at the troubled Aurora's Groovlei mine near Springs were still under investigation by the police and the Blue Scorpions. She said in a written response to a... 

Pumps contribute to cost savings, boost production

By: Dimakatso Motau     20th August 2010 Supplier of pumps and accessories Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) says that the use of the VF125 pump range contributes to cost savings and increased productivity at platinum mines. 

Pump company expands into Africa and Canada

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of VersaFlo pumps Walter Meano Engineering (WME) MD Detlev Börner says that figures from April this year show that sales of these pumps have increased compared with the previous two years.  

Supplier ensures submersible pump stock is available

     11th June 2010 Pump supplier Tsurumi Pumps is holding sufficient stock of submersible pump models for distributors to meet the demand for immediate deliveries. 

Warm response to new pumps

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Minerals solution provider Weir Minerals Africa has released seven units of its newly launched centrifugal or expeller seal, which can be retrofitted to its Warman AH pumps, a heavy-duty slurry pump range.  

Mines should consider more-efficient pumps

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Pumps with greater efficiencies consume less energy, so it is essential to select and invest in the appropriate pump for any given application, reports pump and mixer supplier ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT). 

New contracts 
for pump 
manufacturer

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Pump manufacturer Becker Alert Pumpmor is involved in a number of mining contracts to supply pumps, to both the local and international markets.  

Fault and event recording for motor protection relays

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Motor protection specialist NewElec has released a new pump motor protection relay that keeps a record of faults during a pump’s operation and also measures the power consumption of the pump’s motor. 

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