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Pumps

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... 

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.  

OEM keeps miners’  cost consciousness  top of mind
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

Strategic penetration of pumps market under way

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Engine manufacturer Cummins is strategically targeting the dewatering pumps market in Africa and the Middle East using a two-pronged approach by working with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users. “We see a lot of opportunity in the pumps sector, with much room for growth. Pumps,... 

Strategic penetration of pumps market under way
GIVING THE POWER BACK The repower project in Ghana saw Cummins installing complete new power packs on the mine’s dewatering pumps

Plug-and-play pumps range launched

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Industrial pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa has launched the Verderflex iDura – a new range of pumps – during the 2020 Electra Mining Connect week online event, hosted from 7 to 11 September. The iDura pump range is a plug-and-play version of the existing Dura hose pump range and... 

Plug-and-play pumps range launched
EASY TO USE If the user can read the display, then they can use the pump

Pumps industry suffering a dry spell

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 The compounded knock-on effects of the Covid-19 lockdown have had a considerably negative effect on South African pumps companies, says industry body Pump Cluster chairperson Howard Jones. One of the largest markets for pumps is the mining sector, which has made a sputtering restart after the... 

Pumps industry suffering a dry spell
HOWARD JONES Importers bring pumps into South Africa at competitive costing, making it difficult for local pumps manufacturers to compete effectively

Rental pump option preserves capital

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Portable air and power rental company Rand-Air, a subsidiary of industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco, has introduced the Weda range of dewatering pumps to its suite of rental options to meet demand from the market. This comes after the range of pumps was added as a purchase-only option... 

Rental pump option preserves capital
NO POWER NO PROBLEM The diesel-driven PAS/VAR range of pumps is ideal for areas where power is not available

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

Mines invest in mobile solutions

19th June 2020 While mines are gradually ramping up to full production while adhering to Covid-19 protocols, it is safe to say that industry is experiencing the effects of the pandemic, says pumping equipment supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) MD Franscois Steenkamp. “Over the last couple of months,... 

Research, development continues to enhance pumps range

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th June 2020 Pumps manufacturer and supplier Australian Pumps Industries MD Warwick Lorenz says the company is continuously working on improving its products by enhancing seal quality, self-priming characteristics and impeller design.  This will enable the company to pump more water with more pressure using... 

Urgent dewatering solutions needed during lockdown

19th June 2020 Pumps solutions supplier Integrated Pump Rental has continued as a secondary emergency supplier throughout the lockdown, including helping to dewater a coal mine in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The failure of one of the mine’s pumps under lockdown restrictions, which prevented pump repairs was... 

Renewed strategies, collaboration needed to address challenges

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th June 2020 The mining sector is one of the toughest operating environments, driven by a constant need to maximise on yield for profitability while ensuring safety and meeting stakeholder expectations, says industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl MacDougall.   He says the sector... 

Manufacturer aids entities during lockdown

19th June 2020 Pump manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps South Africa is able to assist municipalities and contractors to ensure essential services continue during the national lockdown. “At Werner Pumps, our offices and manufacturing facilities remain open to assist our customers working in essential... 

Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan 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,... 

Integrated Pump Technology

ISO 9001 success for pumps company

31st January 2020 UK-based pump manufacturer Atlantic Pumps is celebrating after achieving ISO 9001 accreditation. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised quality management system standard that is issued to companies that can demonstrate a continual ability to provide strong levels of service and products that... 

ISO 9001 success for pumps company
MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS Atlantic Pumps is a specialist in pumping abrasive and aggressive fluids and works closely with the quarrying, mining, recycling and aggregates industries

Mechanical seal solution saves water at mine

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Pump solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) contributed to a Limpopo-based platinum mine’s water-saving initiative towards the end of 2019 by replacing the existing pump gland packing with AESSEAL single cartridge seals.   The replacement project resulted from the mine’s... 

Mechanical seal solution saves water at mine
SEAL OF APPROVAL MRS can provide affordable seal conversion kits to upgrade seals or change the OEM equipment seal environment to improve seal life

Global pumps manufacturer brings training and expertise to SA

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Pump manufacturer and independent maintenance specialist Sulzer is investing in its South African operations to ensure that it is well positioned to cover the needs of the mining sector locally and in Southern Africa. “Sulzer is continually investing in its personnel and facilities to enhance its... 

Global pumps manufacturer brings training and expertise to SA
HANDS-ON TRAINING Training can involve using a cut-away model to help explain the function of the internal components and how they interact

Local company expands service offering as pumps service centre

31st January 2020 Mpumalanga-based mechanical engineering contractor Brimis Engineering has been accredited as a service centre for pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves in South Africa. The company received a certificate from KSB after a thorough inspection. The audit comprised a review of internal processes,... 

Local company expands service offering as pumps service centre
ANDILE NQANDELA Our capabilities as an end-to-end supply, fitment and maintenance organisation mean that we are ideally placed to be part of KSB SA’s service offering

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance reduces TCO

31st January 2020 Pumping fluids with high solids concentrations is far more complicated than pumping water. To avoid sedimentation in the system, the correct pump size with appropriately dimensioned hoses and pipes must be selected, notes local Grindex pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology. Adding to the... 

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance  reduces TCO
FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS The Grindex Bravo submersible slurry pump is proving its worth in slurry pumping applications, as the hydraulic components are made from Hard Iron

Pumps supplier aims to grow footprint of ‘technical excellence’

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is focused on expanding its footprint in Africa by growing its network of local facilities and distributor partners. “With a history of over 18 years on the continent, we have a proud tradition of technical excellence and being committed to... 

Local demand for gravel pumps declining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 The demand for gravel pumps in South Africa has been on a steady decline over the past twenty years, says mining equipment manufacturer PCF Engineering managing partner Jan Feldtmann. “At times, it takes up to a week to secure an order, whereas sometimes it can be anything from a month to a year... 

Local demand for gravel pumps declining
LOOKING AHEAD PCF Engineering sees a positive future for pumps used in mining in Africa, especially in artisanal mining

Marked increase in company’s pump refurbishment orders

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 Pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has witnessed a marked increase in refurbishment orders for its pumps division in the first quarter of 2019 – as opposed to new installations – compared with the same period last year. “The company has invested significantly in the improvement of... 

Marked increase in company’s pump refurbishment orders
OPTIMAL SYSTEMS The future of pump technology may be in optimal system integration rather than the pump itself

Pump couplings supply completed

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 Since being appointed the South African distributor for coupling manufacturer Straub’s couplings range, pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has completed several mining projects that included the supply and installation of these couplings. “The removal of a suction pipe for pump... 

Pump couplings supply completed
STRAUB COUPLIGS The Straub Grip and Open Flex reduces pipe assembly to just fifteen minutes

Supplier supports pumps through the life cycle of mine operation

13th September 2019 Mines need to partner with suppliers who can support pumps through the full life cycle of the mine. “As a market leader with more than 80 years of experience in providing slurry transportation systems, Weir Minerals is well positioned to supply and support appropriate pump solutions, says Weir... 

Supplier supports pumps through the life cycle of mine operation
MARNUS KOORTS Weir Minerals Africa slurry pumps product manager

Water flinger adopted by pumps manufacturer

13th September 2019 A Southern African pump manufacturer has received its order for Vesconite low-swell hard-wearing water-flinger polymer bearings for four of its pump sizes. 

Water flinger adopted  by pumps manufacturer
WATER FILINGERS Two of the different water flingers that have been produced

High-head dewatering saved the day at Lesotho mine

13th September 2019 Normal mining operations continue at a Lesotho mine, thanks to the quick delivery by pump solution specialist Integrated Pump Rental of a rapid dewatering solution. 

High-head dewatering saved the day at Lesotho mine
HIGH HEADS A Sykes Xtra High Head dewatering pump provided reliable dewatering to a mine in Lesotho

Pumps solutions specialist celebrates distributorship

13th September 2019 Pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental is celebrating being the Sykes diesel-driven pump set distributor for over three years. Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Ruaan Venter says the Sykes distributorship has exposed the company to a broader market enabling it to offer... 

Pumps solutions specialist celebrates distributorship
DEWATERING SOLUTIONS Sykes diesel driven pump sets offer a dewatering solution where there is no access to power

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2019 With mines’ ever-expanding need for efficient dewatering solutions in remote locations, pump rental specialist Integrated Pump Rental has added the stainless steel Sykes diesel-driven pump to its portfolio. Integrated Pump Rental development manager Ruaan Venter tells Mining Weekly that this pump... 

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments
SYKED UP Integrated Pump Rental’s diesel-driven Sykes units offer pumping capabilities of up to 1 130 ℓ/s and maximum heads of up to 208 m

Company creates new opportunities, targets new regions

By: Cameron Mackay     14th June 2019 Water pump manufacturer and supplier Donnlee Pump Tech has increased its service offering to supply pumps and pump services to the copper fields in Zambia, as well as parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   “We are targeting every mine, and are manufacturing and supplying a greater... 

Company creates new opportunities, targets new regions
MULTISTAGE PUMPS Donnlee Pump Tech has exclusively focused on the supply and reconditioning of a range of multistage dewatering centrifugal pumps to the mining industry

Zambia mine’s pump motors rehabilitated

14th June 2019 Electromechanical services provider Marthinusen & Coutts’ Cleveland Engineering Services Division, a division of electromechanical equipment company ACTOM, has teamed up with the Marthinusen & Coutts Kitwe repair and manufacturing facility, in Zambia, to rehabilitate medium voltage pump motors in... 

Zambia mine’s pump motors rehabilitated
ON SITE Marthinusen & Coutts technical personnel inspecting oil levels on a 3300 kW pump motor

Process water pumps supplied to Chile copper mine

14th June 2019 Motor pumps manufacturer Pleuger Industries has supplied six high-performance process water pumps to the Chilean Collahuasi copper mine in the Pica district of the Tarapaca region. The mine relies on a flotation process, for which Pleuger will supply the six tailormade pump units for the... 

Process water pumps supplied to Chile copper mine
ACCEPTANCE UNDERTAKING The acceptance trials of the six pumps, for which the mine’s technical management, together with pumps distributor Wellford, travelled from Chile to Hamburg, in Germany, took a week

New slurry pumps range offers opportunities in local mining

By: Cameron Mackay     14th June 2019 Industrial tool and equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco Power Technique’s completion of its portfolio of WEDA electric submersible dewatering pumps, with the addition of a new pumps range for slurry applications in the mining industry, is enabling the company to increase its supply to the local... 

New slurry pumps range offers opportunities  in local mining
SLURRY OPPORTUNITIES IN MINING WEDA L pumps manage water of specific gravity of up to 1 700 kg/m3 and have a solid handling of between 20 mm and 60 mm
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