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Echochem clinches pump supply deal

By: Anine Kilian     8th February 2013 Pump distributor Ecochem Pumps has received an order to deliver 12 additional pumps to a platinum concentrator plant in the North West province, bringing its total order to 14 pumps. The company’s projects division had already supplied and installed two skid-mounted Soméflu chemical transfer... 

Xylem to launch new mine dewatering pump

8th February 2013 Xylem Water Solutions South Africa is developing a new mine-dewatering pump that is due for release this year. Xylem Water Solutions acting sales director Bennie Thiart notes that the mine-dewatering pump, currently in its final development and testing phase, is based on customers’ needs. 

BMG’s bolt locking system used in mining applications

8th February 2013 Industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG’s Nord-Lock bolt-securing system is used extensively in pumps and pumping equipment in the mining industry to enhance operation and reliability. Divisional manager of BMG’s fasteners division Darryl Campbell states that the Nord-Lock bolt-securing... 

Pump imports still affecting SA manufacturers negatively

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 The rate at which pumps are being imported into South Africa has affected local pump manufacturers negatively in all sectors, reports the South African Pumps Manufacturers’ Association (Sapma). 

Company aims to increase mining industry revenue, expands range

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 Conveyance solutions provider Incledon plans to substantially increase the mining industry's contribution to its overall revenue in the long term. 

Partnership to produce proudly SA products

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 Manufacturer and distributor of centrifugal pumps SAM Engineering has partnered with local foundry group Steloy Castings for the supply of centrifugal cast high-alloy components, which account for up to 70% of its pump products.  

Pump designed for discharging highly abrasive, corrosive materials

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) reports that, with the introduction of its Verderhus screw channel pump onto the South African market, the company intends to venture into the mining industry where the pump could be of significant use. 

Variable-speed drive reduces energy consumption

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 The use of variable speed drives (VSDs) on pumps can decrease energy consumption by up to 50% by reducing the flow rate, and as a result, also contributes greatly to the reduction of greenhouse gases, says energy management specialist Schneider Electric. 

Dosing pump protects against downtime

31st August 2012 Project consultation company Ecochem Pumps is importing a new and highly accurate dosing pump for the South African industrial and mining markets with built-in protection against downtime owing to diaphragm rupture. 

Slurry pump designed to improve efficiency and life span

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st August 2012 Mining solutions provider Weir Minerals designed its Warman SLR slurry pumps to increase operating life and improve efficiency by means of a full face adjusting throatbush and back liner.  

Pumps career not appealing enough for youngsters, says industry body 

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Skills retention is the biggest challenge facing the pumps industry today, with opportunities in other countries drawing marketable young professionals out of South Africa, the South African Pumps Manufacturers’ Association (Sapma) executive committee says. 

Mining a new market focus for local pumps supplier

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Local multidisciplinary engineering supply company Turbofluid has set its sights on growing its presence in the mining industry. The company has traditionally focused on servicing other sectors of the pumps industry, but GM Jason Bryden tells Mining Weekly that Turbofluid is committed to... 

Pumps manufacturer opens new training facility, educates the industry

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Veteran pumps manufacturer and supplier Rapid Allweiler, which celebrated its eightieth anniversary in March, has opened a conference centre and training facility at its Johannesburg offices as part of an enterprise development initiative to educate members of the pumps industry. 

New technology changes sediment removal methods

15th June 2012 Water technology company Xylem (formerly known as ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa), is enjoying success with its recently introduced SlurryRat, a new floating dredge system for the removal of slurry from process water. 

Local pumps manufacturer still booming

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Pretoria-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps is experiencing continued success with its Hippo range of submersible slurry pumps, having secured another order from independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources for two new high-voltage variants of the popular pump. 

African market buys into mill circuit pump 

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Demand for Weir Minerals Africa’s Warman mill circuit rubber-lined (MCR) pump is growing substantially, having doubled in 2011 alone, says Weir Minerals Africa slurry pumps product manager Rui Gomes.  

Global supplier receives large pumps order

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Pumps manufacturer Metso, a global supplier of sustainable technology and services to various industries, has received a large pumps order for manganese producer Assmang’s wet high-intensity magnetic separation plant at its Khumani iron-ore project. 

Continual growth for manufacturer

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Pumps manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) has experienced an average year-on-year growth of 34,5% over the past nine years. 

Local manufacturer supplies pumps beyond SA border

10th February 2012 Magnetic-driven centrifugal pumps manufacturer Brubin Pumps, has successfully supplied pumps to a mining expansion project in Zambia.  

Technical solutions provider exclusive South African distributor

10th February 2012 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Garlock Sealing Technologies in South Africa, which supplies seals for various pump types used in harsh conditions such as the mining industry. 

Local pump manufacturer benefits from TT 100 awards

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 South African slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps received its fourth Technology Top 100 (TT100) award in November 2011. 

Name change reflects company’s core function

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa, a water handling and treatment solutions provider, is on the brink of changing its name to Xylem to define itself as a 100% water solutions company,” ITT marketing manager Penny Darroll reports.  

Energy efficient products high priority in mining industry

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos has added two energy-efficient products to its heavy-duty dewatering pumps range for the mining industry, which complies with its aim of saving natural resources and reducing the impact of climate change. 

New range of slurry pumps provides extended wear life 

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Weir minerals Africa, a slurry equipment solutions provider, has designed a new range of slurry pumps that will soon be available to the mining industry. 

German pumps company targets Africa

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 German pump company Netzsch Pumps and Systems is targeting Africa through a new branch in South Africa. 

Company starts manufacturing larger pumps

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals South Africa has completed the construction of a manufacturing facility, for the production of 350 mm and 450 mm Warman centrifugal slurry pumps, at its Isando branch, in Johannesburg. 

Energy efficient and environment friendly slurry pump testing positive

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump manufacturer VBV Holdings reports that testing on its new slurry pump, the Phoenix slurry pumping system, is yielding positive results. Instead of pumping slurry with a conventional impeller centrifugal slurry pump, it uses water to actuate a bladder mechanism, that transfers the energy from... 

New range of air-operated transfer pumps available in SA

26th August 2011 Italian pump manufacturer Argal has released a new range of air-operated double-diaphragm chemical transfer pumps in South Africa, which will be distributed and supported by Ecochem Pumps, in Germiston. 

New cast-iron pump for SA industry

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump supplier Zilmet is importing a new range of cast-iron submersible pumps from Italian pump manufacturer Ebara. The new DML Submersible pump range is suitable for dirty water, sewage and other general wastewater applications. 

Manufacturer expands pumping power in Europe

26th August 2011 German-based pumps manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps has introduced four of its largest and most powerful contractor pumps to Europe, meeting the increased demand for powerful, reliable and robust pumping solutions. 

Pumps meeting energy needs

26th August 2011 The latest high-efficiency pumps introduced by German-based pumps manufacturer Wilo deliver electricity savings of up to 80% more than previous-generation pumps, says Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius. 

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