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Submersible pumps trending worldwide

By: Carina Borralho     7th February 2014 While alternative pump designs are registering a decrease in sales worldwide, submersible pump sales are registering a global increase, owing to the advantages they offer, says Japanese pump manufacturer EIM Electric, which supplies its pumps in South Africa through sole supplier Mather + Platt.... 

Local pumps performing well

7th February 2014 Local developer and manufacturer of mining pumps and generic spares Unique Engineering is experiencing a rapid increase in the demand for replacement components. “In some instances, customers are saving as much as 40%. We believe that, owing to the weak rand, this trend will continue, and this is... 

Stainless steel application improves pump solutions

7th February 2014 Global water technology company and pumps supplier to the mining industry Xylem is now supplying standard pumps using corrosion-resistant, high-grade stainless steel impellers. Xylem, which is focused on tackling the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced that its branded Goulds... 

Froth pump suitable for tough flotation froth duties

By: Carina Borralho     7th February 2014 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals has developed a new range of horizontal froth pumps, which is achieving positive results in mining applications in South Africa, Weir Minerals Africa’s slurry pump product manager Rui Gomes tells Mining Weekly. “Weir Minerals has performed test... 

Company reports on benefits of a peristaltic pump

7th February 2014 Pump manufacturer and supplier Verderflex says that peristaltic pumps in the mining environment have the ability to use less energy, require less space and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Peristaltic pumps are based on the altering compression and relaxation of a hose or tube drawing... 

SA pump specialist launches range in Zambia

By: Carina Borralho     7th February 2014 South Africa-based slurry pump specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) in November launched its Battlemax pump range in Zambia through an exclusive partnership with pump solutions company Tri-Pump.  The company highlights this as the largest market roll-out ever attempted by the Battlemax... 

Company delivers pumps order to West African gold mine

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th August 2013 Slurry equipment solutions company Weir Minerals Africa reports that it has supplied an extensive combination of products for a specific plant layout to gold producer Resolute Mining’s Syama gold project, in southern Mali, West Africa, in the second quarter of this year. 

Twin pumps manufactured for DRC gold mine

30th August 2013 South Africa-based pumps manufacturer APE Pumps reports that it has completed the manufacturing of two vertical turbine pumps for return water duty at the Namoya gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). APE Pumps has orders of R8-million at present, with the Namoya pumps making up... 

SA pumps manufacturer adds to range

30th August 2013 Local pump manufacturer Mather+Platt reports that it has in May increased its stock of the Viking range of internal gear pumps. This is an attempt by the company to gain market share, by reducing lead time. Mather+Platt pumps division manager Dave Johnson claims to now have the largest ready... 

Training courses to be held in Cape Town in October

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th August 2013 Owing to the massive skills shortage in the pumps industry – from entry level to top management – the South African Pump Manufacturers’ Association (Sapma) will host two two-day courses, in Cape Town, in October. 

Slurry pumps exported to oil-sand fields in Canada

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th August 2013 South Africa-based slurry pumps repairer and manufacturer Hazleton Pumps manufactured and delivered two 5.4 t HIPPO submersible slurry pumps, worth R1.5-million each, to Fort McMurray’s oil-sand fields, in Canada, in June. 

Local pumps distributor partners with French company to expand range

30th August 2013 Germiston-based pump distributor Ecochem Pumps was last year appointed exclusive distributor of the French pump manufacturer Soméflu's range of chemical transfer pumps throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries, and is already supplying the Soméflu pumps to several industries, including... 

Services introduced to reduce mine downtime

30th August 2013 A new system to reduce downtime on mines has been introduced to South Africa through German pump manufacturing and distributing company KSB Pump and Valves. 

Pump proves its efficiency in the market

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th August 2013 The ongoing infrastructure projects in the water, wastewater and power generation sectors in South Africa, as well as the recent rise in productivity in the mining sector, have created the opportunity for VerderHus screw channel pump’s efficiency to be tested in the African mining industry,... 

Eskom – opportunity for pumps cluster

30th August 2013 The inaugural meeting of South Africa’s pump cluster, incorporating seals, couplings and motors in both the mining and industrial sectors, was held on February 7, and saw the cluster planning to take advantage of localisation opportunities, specifically those emanating from state-owned power... 

Device introduced to monitor efficiency of pumps saving costs

30th August 2013 Global industrial manufacturer and service provider SKF in February introduced the SKF TKSA 40 energy-monitoring device to the South African market, which was designed to assist pump operators track efficiency, as well as actual operating efficiency relative to a pump’s best efficiency point... 

Localisation encouraged through cluster

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th August 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) initiative to designate industries for domestic production – where procurement is conducted by public entities, including State-owned enterprises – has motivated the inception of the pump cluster in South Africa. 

Pumps provider expands range, adds new services

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Mining equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa is expanding its range of pumps intended for use in high-head mine dewatering, and general dewatering applications, including acid mine water drainage (AMD). In April, Weir Minerals Africa expanded its range of submersible slurry pumps from... 

SA-manufactured pump added to company’s range

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Mining equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa, part of the Becker Group of companies, has introduced a new range of locally manufactured slurry and solids transfer pumps. “The Alert Pumpmor hydrosolids (HS) pump is manufactured according to stringent original-equipment manufacturer... 

New range of multifunctional pumps introduced onto SA market

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Hydraulics specialist Enerpac introduced its new range of EVO-System multifunctional synchronous lifting system pumps, which are suitable for use in mining operations, in April. Enerpac Africa and sub-Sahara director Neil Watson informs Mining Weekly that the pump has been well received by the... 

Company upgrades pump application fittings

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Installing a QuickVic coupling system, which is used in pipe-joining systems for pumps in mining applications, can reduce the risk of gasket pinching as well as material handling and installation time, developer and manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic regional manager Barry... 

Portable mine pump undergoes upgrade

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Explosives and initiating systems supplier AEL Mining Services has upgraded its portable emulsion charging unit (PCU) 010 pneumatic stope pump, primarily for use in narrow-reef stopes and tunnels. The new pump is the tenth iteration in the PCU series, and consists mostly of steel components,... 

New range of multijackbolt tensioners for use on mining pumps

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) new range of Nord-Lock Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners has been well received by the market. The Superbolt tensioners were introduced in February, were designed to reduce downtime and eliminate unsafe and laborious... 

Cheap imports prove challenging to African pumps industry

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 The challenge of cheap imports into Africa is a serious one to local South African manufacturers as a whole, mining solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa dewatering manager Ian Farquhar tells Mining Weekly. However, the fact that Weir Minerals Africa, manufactures most of its products in South... 

New polyurethane formulation to improve slurry-pumping capability

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Polyurethane product manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) is working closely with the mining industry to create abrasion-resistant polyurethane body liners and impellors for slurry pumps, which will extend the pumps’ product life, UMP CEO Trevor Carolin tells Mining Weekly. In 2011, UMP... 

Company expands range of pumps for SA market

By: Ilan Solomons     14th June 2013 Vacuum technology distributor Air & Vacuum Technologies is expanding its range of pumps with the introduction of the Flotronic Chemflo pump, which can handle hazardous materials. 

Local pump suppliers explore expo’s African linkages

By: Anine Kilian     8th February 2013 The Pumps, Valves and Pipes Africa exhibition (PVPA) is one of ten component shows in the South African Industrial and Technology Fair (Indutec) taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from May 14 to 16, 2013. The show is targeted at suppliers in the mining, water utilities, national and... 

Company designs innovative mine pump fittings

By: Anine Kilian     8th February 2013 Installing an Advanced Groove System (AGS) Vic-Ring System, which is used in pipe-joining systems for pumps in mining applications, can deliver significant financial savings, including faster field installation, the elimination of hotworks and the reduced need for expansion joints, Victaulic... 

Company releases pump accessory

8th February 2013 Design, manufacture, repair and servicing of mining electrical equipment Emis Sales 2002, which is part of design, manufacturing and supplier of energy distribution, automation, communication, transportation and roof support Becker Mining South Africa, supplies a wide range of electrical... 

Pump assessment company assists coal plants with energy efficiency

By: Anine Kilian     8th February 2013 Engineering software developer and pump specialist TAS Online has secured contracts with three coal washing plants to assess the efficiency of their pumps, using portable instrumentation and their locally designed pump analysis software. TAS Online business development director John Schulkins... 

Grooved mechanical piping increasingly popular

8th February 2013 The use of grooved mechanical piping has become the generally accepted method for joining pipe in the mining industry, particularly in underground mines. This, says developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems Victaulic regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld would be the reason why... 

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