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Pumps

Company at forefront of engineer-to-order space

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 6 hours ago As industries have developed, customers’ equipment demands have increased. As such, equipment and solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has found that continuously engineering product solutions to meet these industry trends and demands has positioned it uniquely within the engineer-to-order... 

Novus Gear – Pump Couplings

Updated 6 hours ago Mechanical power transmission specialist Novus Gear was born from a wealth of experience and based the success of the business on a passion for service and customer satisfaction. With a historical core business as gearbox repair specialists and designers, it created the ideal platform for Altra... 

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Victor Industrial Equipment

Updated 6 hours ago Victor Industrial Equipment, which has been serving the mining industry for more than 80 years, welcomed its pumps division in 2018 and has henceforth displayed year on year growth. The company offers a wide range of dewatering solutions for the flameproof and non-flameproof markets.   Our pump... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

Supplier replaces pump seals at coal mine

By: Sabrina Jardim     Updated 6 hours ago Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) replaced expeller seals on centrifugal pumps at a coal mining company’s facility, in Mpumalanga, at the end of April and beginning of May; the pumps were registering poor mean time between... 

Image depicting Franscois Steenkamp, leaning against a door frame
FRANSCOIS STEENKAMP Fitting an incorrect sealing solution can cause damage to bearings, owing to excessive leakage from the pump

Local pumps manufacturer details successes

By: Sabrina Jardim     Updated 6 hours ago Submersible industrial pumps manufacturer Amandla Pumps manufactures and designs its pumps locally, enabling the company to meet specific customer demands. The company has a state-of-the-art machining facility, equipped with computer numerical controlled equipment to accurately manufacture its... 

An image depicting the Amandla Pumps factory
FIRED UP The Jenny and Varkie pump series have been flameproof certified for underground use in fiery mines

Easy access to pump, hose flotation devices

Updated 6 hours ago Every dewatering project is different, but most do require the using of accessories such as hosing and flotation systems. While these accessories may seem to be just that, it is essential that when selecting the hosing and flotation system it is correctly matched to the dewatering pump and the... 

An image depicting IPR's range of pump flotation devices
FLOATING STOCKS Integrated Pump Rental carries a comprehensive range of pump flotation devices

Ensuring pump reliability in abrasive service

Updated 6 hours ago Maintaining and improving reliability of pumps used to transport abrasive media can be challenging in high-energy applications with players in the oil and gas industry aiming to optimise performance and minimise downtime. Fluid engineering company Sulzer says these objectives can be met through... 

An image depicting a silver pump
DESIGN CAPABILITIES The pumps responsible for delivering these materials are constantly under attack and their design directly affects their durability and efficiency

Couplings demand up year-on-year

By: Darren Parker     4th February 2022 The demand for low-maintenance, cost-effective couplings has increased year-on-year, with the emphasis on ease of assembly to alleviate hours of downtime, says industrial products provider BMG power transmission product manager Brandon Bouillon. BMG supplies premium Timken Quick-Flex couplings to... 

A photo of a cross section of a Timken Quick-Flex coupling
GOOD PERFORMANCE The Quick-Flex couplings constitute about 30% of BMG's engineering couplings sales

Leveraging industry-leading brands improves technology offering

By: Darren Parker     4th February 2022 The Envirotech pumps range from pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals benefits significantly from synergies in research and technology development, as well as application knowledge sharing across a portfolio of industry-leading brands, says Weir Minerals Africa GM Marnus Koorts. “The Weir Minerals... 

A photo of an Envirotech pump with WRT technology in operation on site at a gold mine
PUMPING AWAY The Envirotech pump with WRT technology is being used in a gold application in Africa

Pump rental added to service offering

By: Darren Parker     4th February 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has added rental mobile pump sets to its core business offering. The company had its first rental enquiry at the end of November last year and officially launched the service on December 1. 

A photo of an MRS mobile pump set
MOBILE UNIT The MRS mobile pump set can not only control in-pit water levels but can also be stored in close proximity to operations

Pumps sector’s VSD adoption could improve

By: Darren Parker     4th February 2022 Some traditionalists in the mining sector are still reluctant to adopt variable-speed drive (VSD) technology for their pump operations, despite VSD technology being more than 20 years old, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South Africa product manager Jaque... 

A photo of Schneider Electric’s Altivar Process VSD range
VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES Schneider Electric’s Altivar Process VSD has an embedded pump management function and provides digital metrics to ensure better energy efficiency

Local manufacturers struggle to secure business from miners

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The local mining industry fails to consider smaller, local manufacturers’ products, which have the potential to extend the life of equipment, reduce wear and tear and, consequently, decrease downtime, says pumps supplier Pumps for Africa co-owner Dennis Winslow. Companies are not prepared to give... 

An image of Pumps for Africa's Tuffee Imepeller
TUFFEE IMPELLER The impeller increases cost savings while also reducing electricity costs

Local supplier mitigates mines’ supply chain challenges

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The global disruption of supply chains has resulted in the local pumps industry having to increase stockholding to assist in mitigating production losses and increasing operational efficiency at mines. The lead times of imported spare parts and finished products, as well as other aspects of the... 

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PONTOON The potoons are designed to float submersible pumps with a total mass of up t0 800kgs

Dewatering needs proactive management

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th September 2021 For surface mining operations, dewatering open pits is a critical component and proactive management should be prioritised to ensure cost effectiveness and maximum efficiencies, says equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Steve du Toit. Discussing the integral... 

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HOME-GROWN Integrated Pump Rental also has its own in-house engineered and built dredge called the SlurrySucker which is specialised for the cleaning of lined process water ponds or dams

Innovation key as mill circuit pumps perform

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th September 2021 Weir Minerals’ focus on development and continuous product improvement has contributed to the success of the company’s Warman mill circuit (MC) pumps. Mill circuit pumps, the largest pumps in the milling circuit, manage large-size particles in highly abrasive slurries in large volumes, which... 

Image of Weir Minerals Africa pumps product manager Marnus Koorts
MARNUS KOORTS Innovation, partnership and optimisation have enabled the company to double the wear life of its pumps

Mines’ transition pushes industry to adapt

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry’s expansion and adapting in line with global demands requires the pumps industry to expand accordingly by offering various and robust pumping solutions for versatile applications, says pumps distributor Vansan SA’s marketing coordinator Riëtte Kotzé. Pumps are... 

An image of Vansan's submersible pumps
SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS Various factors need to be considered when choosing a pump

Novel solutions improve costs

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry “insists on value for money”, which has led to companies’ analysing entire life-cycle costs when making buying decisions, says pumps manufacturer, supplier and solutions company Centex Africa MD Theo Philippou. The increased attention to detail has resulted in... 

A graphic of Centex’s Lily Pad shallow water dewatering solutio
LILY PAD The Lily Pad pumps water without creating vortices in water

Integrated Pump Technology

7th September 2021 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub-Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor-made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office, warehouse... 

Integrated Pump Technology

Automatic lubrication reduces labour, costs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 Since adding the Accumin range of lubrication systems to its portfolio of products and solutions in 2020, pumps original-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa says the system has generated significant value for pump installations at mine sites.  

CONSISTENCY IS KEY Accumin lubricators are driven electro-mechanically, dispensing consistent dosages of lubricant regardless of ambient temperature
CONSISTENCY IS KEY Accumin lubricators are driven electro-mechanically, dispensing consistent dosages of lubricant regardless of ambient temperature

Pumps must ‘push limits’ to meet demands

By: Anna Moross     18th June 2021 Mining companies require deeper exploration to find economically viable ore and the further a mining company wants to explore, the more mining pump vendors need to “push the envelope” to ensure that pumps are flexible and can accommodate these depths. 

HIGHER-PRESSURE PUMPS
These high-pressure pumps include three 850 kW Cornell 810 26 MX high-pressure pumps, and four 810 22 mining pumps with 650 kW motors
HIGHER-PRESSURE PUMPS These high-pressure pumps include three 850 kW Cornell 810 26 MX high-pressure pumps, and four 810 22 mining pumps with 650 kW motors

Solutions address challenges from rains

By: Anna Moross     18th June 2021 Heavy rains in recent months have caused the water table to rise, which, in turn, has resulted in “unparalleled issues” for openpit and underground mining operations, with the ingress of water affecting production, explains specialist pump rental organisation Integrated Pump Rental development... 

SYKES DIESEL-DRIVEN PUMP
The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.
SYKES DIESEL-DRIVEN PUMP The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.

Flameproof pump sets delivered to local colliery

18th June 2021 Pretoria-based pump supplier and services company, Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS), delivered six flameproof mobile pump sets to a colliery in Mpumalanga in May. 

FLAMEPROOF PUMP SET
The Tsurumi KTX series is an explosion-proof model of the general KTZ series of dewatering pumps.
FLAMEPROOF PUMP SET The Tsurumi KTX series is an explosion-proof model of the general KTZ series of dewatering pumps.

New isolation pads make SX plants safer

18th June 2021 The engineered polymer Vesconite, which is traditionally used for bearings, can reduce fire risks for solvent extraction (SX) plant, notes polymer developer Vesconite, adding that it has been installed on base plates for centrifugal pumps at pump manufacturer SAM Engineering.  

VESCONITE ISOLATION PADS
The polymer, Vesconite, has been installed by SAM Engineering on base plates upon which its centrifugal pumps are mounted.
VESCONITE ISOLATION PADS The polymer, Vesconite, has been installed by SAM Engineering on base plates upon which its centrifugal pumps are mounted.

Victor Industrial Equipment

18th June 2021 Victor Industrial Equipment has been serving the mining industry for more than 80 years. It welcomed its pumps division in 2018 and has since then displayed year on year growth. Victor Industrial Equipment offers a wide range of dewatering solutions for the flameproof and non-flameproof market.... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

Company’s pump systems an ‘ideal solution’

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 High-pressure jetting equipment specialist Werner Pumps continuously supplies systems, such as power jetting pump systems, to several gold mines in South Africa. These systems include the trolley- and trailer-mounted units, says Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner. 

IDEAL SOLUTION
The units are manufactured locally and offer an “ideal solution” for cleaning sewer lines, as well as water sandblasting and pressure cleaning
IDEAL SOLUTION The units are manufactured locally and offer an “ideal solution” for cleaning sewer lines, as well as water sandblasting and pressure cleaning

Supplier extends range, suitable for various sectors

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 Air compressor, pumps and generator rental supplier Rand-Air has introduced two robust and durable pump ranges suitable for use in a variety of applications, including within the mining sector.  The new ranges include the Weda electrical submersible pump, which features low to medium heads, and... 

COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point
COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point

Pump maintenance vital to minimise water leaks

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 As one pump can spill up to 8 820 kℓ of water a year, saving water is coming to the fore as one of the most important aspects of mining and the granting of mining permits and licences, highlights industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) CEO Franscois Steenkamp. He... 

BREAKING IT DOWN 
Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage
BREAKING IT DOWN Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage

Pumps rental agency ready for dewatering demand

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental is well positioned to cater for the rise in urgent dewatering requirements, as a result of the rainy season and subsequent heavy downpours in South Africa and its neighbouring countries, through its market-ready range of dewatering solutions. While... 

EASIER MOBILITY
The Sykes CP units weigh only about 1.5 t on a road trailer, which allows easy mobility on-road and off-road
EASIER MOBILITY The Sykes CP units weigh only about 1.5 t on a road trailer, which allows easy mobility on-road and off-road

Range brings higher flow rates, delivery heads addition

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Pump manufacturer Grundfos’ CR185 vertical, multistage centrifugal pump range – which has suction and discharge ports on the same level – allows for higher flow rates and delivery heads. The uptake of the CR185 pump – launched in October 2020 – has been “really positive”, as it can operate in a... 

NEW GENERATION
The CR185 pump is a new generation of the Grundfos CR pump range
NEW GENERATION The CR185 pump is a new generation of the Grundfos CR pump range

Mobile pumps prove useful in opencast mining

11th September 2020 The mobility of trailer-mounted pumps has earned them a reputation for versatility and efficiency, according to pump-leasing agent Integrated Pump Rental. The company claims that its range of Sykes pumps in mobile configuration has encountered “enthusiastic” take-up in various markets, from large... 

A MOVING PROPOSITION
Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile pumps
A MOVING PROPOSITION Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile pumps

OEM keeps miners’ cost consciousness top of mind

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th September 2020 At a time when mines have come under even more pressure to maintain profitability and sustainability, original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa has put operational cost reduction and added value at the forefront of its research and development (R&D) strategy and product offering.  

BACKED UP
The Warman WRT impeller and throatbush is a culmination of decades of research into wear patterns and hydraulic performance of the Warman AH pump’s impeller and throatbush
BACKED UP The Warman WRT impeller and throatbush is a culmination of decades of research into wear patterns and hydraulic performance of the Warman AH pump’s impeller and throatbush
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