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CONSISTENCY IS KEY Accumin lubricators are driven electro-mechanically, dispensing consistent dosages of lubricant regardless of ambient temperature
Automatic lubrication reduces labour, costs
18th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

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
Pumps must ‘push limits’ to meet demands
18th June 2021 By: Anna Moross

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... 

The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.
Solutions address challenges from rains
18th June 2021 By: Anna Moross

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... 

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

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

MOVEMENT MADE EASY Weir Minerals’ pontoons allow for equipment to be easily moved when necessary
Company offers engineered solutions for pump systems
7th May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Specifying pumps for mine water applications is not as simple as it would first appear, and these applications often require a bespoke solution, says original-equipment pumps manufacturer Weir... 

The units are manufactured locally and offer an “ideal solution” for cleaning sewer lines, as well as water sandblasting and pressure cleaning
Company’s pump systems an ‘ideal solution’
29th January 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

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-... 

COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point
Supplier extends range, suitable for various sectors
29th January 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

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.... 

Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage
Pump maintenance vital to minimise water leaks
29th January 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

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... 

The Sykes CP units weigh only about 1.5 t on a road trailer, which allows easy mobility on-road and off-road
Pumps rental agency ready for dewatering demand
29th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 

The CR185 pump is a new generation of the Grundfos CR pump range
Range brings higher flow rates, delivery heads addition
29th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 

Metso Outotec to sell Vereeniging operations
3rd November 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Consultations evaluating the closure or other alternatives related to former Metso Outotec operations in Vereeniging, South Africa, have been concluded and resulted in the decision to divest the... 

Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile 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... 

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
OEM keeps miners’ cost consciousness top of mind
11th September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

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... 

The repower project in Ghana saw Cummins installing complete new power packs on the mine’s dewatering pumps
Strategic penetration of pumps market under way
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

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)... 

The SF-series pumps are particularly suitable for transporting chemically compatible media with minimal lubricity, that does not contain solids
Pumps range suitable for low-lubricity media
11th September 2020

Component and technical services provider BMG notes that its SF series range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps is used primarily on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and... 

If the user can read the display, then they can use the pump
Plug-and-play pumps range launched
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

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... 

Importers bring pumps into South Africa at competitive costing, making it difficult for local pumps manufacturers to compete effectively
Pumps industry suffering a dry spell
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

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 diesel-driven PAS/VAR range of pumps is ideal for areas where power is not available
Rental pump option preserves capital
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

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... 

Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 

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... 

Research, development continues to enhance pumps range
19th June 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

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... 

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... 

Renewed strategies, collaboration needed to address challenges
19th June 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

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... 

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... 

This year's Electra Mining cancelled
29th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Organisers of Southern Africa’s mining, manufacturing, automation, electrical and power trade exhibition Electra Mining Africa, Specialised Exhibitions, reports that the 2020 edition of the trade... 

A dam can be raised up to 6 m and can double its capacity with the addition of spillway gates
Spillway gates increase dam capacity
8th May 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Increasing the capacity of return water dams results in additional water for mine use, particularly when considering the water-intensive nature of mining activities, and the consumption of water by... 

Weir Minerals Africa has put social distancing protocols in place for staff meetings at their manufacturing facilities
Weir contributes to Solidarity Fund, shares lessons learned during lockdown
29th April 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on April 23 that South Africa's strict lockdown restrictions will start to ease from May, engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa... 

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.
Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining... 

Madala & Associates CEO Dilley Naidoo
Covid-19 a wake-up call on import over-dependency – Madala
27th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The outbreak of Covid-19 internationally should be a wake-up call on the impact of South Africa’s dependency on imported products, Madala & Associates CEO Dilley Naidoo said on Friday. He urged... 

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