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Pumps

Downturn allows for focus on research, design enhancement

By: Nadine James     3rd February 2017 Agitator and pump manufacturer AFX Mixing and Pumping Technologies, a division of AFX Holdings, has used the mining downturn to focus on its research and development (R&D) initiatives. AFX director and pumps specialist Toby Frostwick says while the company’s commitment to its R&D outcomes and... 

Pumps manufacturer to launch mechatronics solution this quarter

By: Nadine James     3rd February 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals will launch its mechatronics solution, Synertrex, before the end of the first quarter. The solution leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) – combining integrated equipment technology with everyday electronic and mechanical equipment with network... 

Pumps manufacturer to launch mechatronics solution this quarter
PROBLEM PREDICTION Weir's design teams are looking for solutions to challenges that have yet to materialise

Correct pumps will reduce mine costs

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 Using incorrect equipment in pump applications is a key issue that a number of mines need to address, as it results in unnecessary and costly failures, says electric pump and borehole motor supplier Ernest Electro Engineering MD Gert Schwaecke. 

Survey reveals top pumps manufacturers globally

9th September 2016 Global pumps manufacturers Weir, Xylem and Kirloskar have been ranked as the top three global pumps manufacturers, in a survey conducted by industry analysis company Timetric. 

Survey reveals top pumps manufacturers globally
Photo by Duane Daws
WEIR THE WINNER Weir Minerals emerged as the leading pumps manufacturer in Timetric’s survey, demonstrating its success in penetrating the global mining market

Submersible wastewater pumps offer considerable motor power

9th September 2016 Global pumps and valves manufacturer KSB Pumps & Valves launched its range of Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps in May, which it says offers the highest standard motor power available on the market today. 

Submersible wastewater pumps offer considerable motor power
SECURE MOTOR Two bidirectional mechanical seals reliably protect the motor space of KSB’s Amarex KRT submersible motor pump against water ingress

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. 

Pumps company expands across Latin America
EXPANDING ACROSS LATIN AMERICA Xylem has already won a contract to deliver 14 dewatering pumps to a mine in northern Colombia from one of its new hubs

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

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

New pump range for hard to pump slurries

10th June 2016 Rokflo (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive distributor for the Southern Cross Pentair SX Solids pumps range and equipment in Africa. Darryl Macdougall, managing director of Rokflo (Pty) Ltd, says: 'There are numerous pumping problems and site conditions that require a reliable, robust, efficient and... 

New pump range for hard to pump slurries

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... 

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
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