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WORK HORSE AFX hoses are specifically designed and manufactured to enhance fatigue resistance, resulting in a longer service life for its pumps
Downturn allows for focus on research, design enhancement
3rd February 2017 By: Nadine James

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... 

PROBLEM PREDICTION Weir's design teams are looking for solutions to challenges that have yet to materialise
Pumps manufacturer to launch mechatronics solution this quarter
3rd February 2017 By: Nadine James

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... 

FICKLE TIMES Businesses operating in the mining industry are forced to reduce stock availability
Tough times for motors and drives, but mechanisation creates hope
7th October 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

The uncertainty of the mining market necessitates that motors and drives businesses, among others, limit their operating expenses while supplying products and services at minimal cost to their... 

QUALITY LEADS TO DURABILITY Franklin Electric South Africa's previous motor achieved a lifespan of 30 years
Next-generation submersible motors to be launched
7th October 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

South Africa-based pumping system solutions provider Franklin Electric South Africa (SA) is working on launching its next generation of 4” submersible motors, following the success of its previous... 

The FIT pumps are bolted rather than clamp banded, allowing for easier alignment during assembly with less chance of leaks
Electra showcases new air-operated pumps range
23rd September 2016

Pumps supplier Letaba Pumps showcased American pumps manufacturer Wilden’s new FIT air-operated pump range, an upgrade of the well-established Wilden original series, at Electra Mining Africa 2016... 

GROOTEGELUK COAL MINE The Lephalale mine is one of the largest opencast coal mines in the world
Electronic equipment supplier attends Limpopo mining exhibition
16th September 2016

Global engineering solutions distributor RS Components SA attended the Mining & Technical Travelling Exhibition (MTE) Lephalale Mining and Industrial Expo on September 1, at the Mogol Club in... 

LORENZO TENCATI It is technology, not government subsidies, that will add value to the South African mining industry
Consultant promotes technology over subsidies to ensure sustainability
16th September 2016 By: Nadine James

Coal mining companies need to embrace the technological revolution if they are to overcome current challenges, including lower commodity prices, rising labour costs and increased regulatory... 

Correct pumps will reduce mine costs
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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... 

 	WEIR THE WINNER Weir Minerals emerged as the leading pumps manufacturer in Timetric’s survey, demonstrating its success in penetrating the global mining market
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. 

Two bidirectional mechanical seals reliably protect the motor space of KSB’s Amarex KRT submersible motor pump against water ingress
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... 

Xylem has already won a contract to deliver 14 dewatering pumps to a mine in northern Colombia from one of its new hubs
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... 

The new RNE pump design performs in harsh conditions and requires little maintenance
Pump modification can withstand acidic applications
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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 AFX150 is one of the largest peristaltic pumps available in the world
One of world’s largest peristaltic pumps at Electra
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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... 

Equipment advancements improve water, electricity use
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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... 

The beauty of renting a pump before actually buying it, is that mines can test it in their own environment
Equipment supplier alleviating 'pressing' need, industry response to technology positive
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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... 

This innovative technology can be retrofitted to manage the build-up of solids in a sump pump
New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs
9th September 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

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... 

TOP QUALITY Hazleton Pumps marketing director Niël Wehmeyer receives the company’s awards at the 2016 Southern African Development Community Annual Quality Awards
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)... 

VANTAGE 5000 The peristaltic pump offers a flow rate of up to 6 600 ml/min at 7 bar, almost double the rate of other leading brands
Peristaltic pump to be launched at Electra Mining
8th July 2016 By: Nadine James

The Southern Africa launch of the VerderFlex Vantage 5000 peristaltic cased pump will take place at this year’s Electra Mining Africa at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from September 12... 

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report
Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report
6th July 2016 By: Ilan Solomons

The global mining equipment sector is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% between 2016 and 2022, to reach a value of over $150-billion by 2022. This was according to a new... 

Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng
Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng
17th June 2016 By: Donna Slater

Government’s acknowledgment of the severity of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand, in Gauteng, and the subsequent priority given to take steps to alleviate the problem is of “significant... 

Using a standard impeller across a range of pumps results in low efficiency; it is important that each model’s impeller is enhanced
Impeller redesign improves efficiency
10th June 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

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... 

Being able to develop and implement changes to produce greater efficiency is important in the pumps industry
Improving froth pumping solution
10th June 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

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... 

Sapsda training courses combine the expertise of individuals working in the pumps industry
Upgrading, broadening industry services to facilitate growth
10th June 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

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... 

MAINTENANCE MATTERS Maintenance and repairing equipment is as important as supplying efficient pumping solutions
Australian pumps for harsh environments introduced into South Africa
10th June 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

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... 

The Abaque series of perastaltic pumps can handle slurries that contain up to 80% solids with ease
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... 

Thermal spray coatings reduce degradation processes on performance critical pump components
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... 

Offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage.
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... 

CONSIDERABLE CONFIGURATIONS The newly developed PG331 series is a spheroidal-designed cast iron gear pump with more than 19 000 configurations
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... 

ROSSING URANIUM MINE The Hippo duplex stainless steel vertical slurry submersible pump used at the Rössing uranium mine, in Namibia
South African pumps enter Israeli market
10th June 2016 By: Sascha Solomons

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... 

Sinvac Piping
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... 

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