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Pumps News

Pumps crucial to sugar processing – supplier

By: Simone Liedtke     5th April 2024 As the sugar industry continues to evolve in a rapidly changing market landscape, the investment in modern, efficient pump solutions and effective maintenance practices will remain vital, says pumps supplier Schurco Slurry process and technical specialist Donovan Higginson. By doing so, sugar... 

Acquisition shows promising results, boosts product offering

22nd March 2024 German manufacturer specialising in vacuum pumps, blowers, systems and service, Busch Vacuum Solutions, has closed a strategic acquisition in the vacuum technology industry, having acquired prominent player in the high and ultra-high vacuum pump manufacturing domain Pfeiffer Vacuum. This... 

Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality

By: Lynne Davies     22nd March 2024 Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence, efficient global inventory management, attentive customer service and cost effectiveness. For example,... 

New pumps range improves fluid handling productivity

22nd March 2024 Engineering products and services provider BMG has extended its range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products to include the new EVO series diaphragm pumps, which are designed to enhance energy efficiency and improve fluid handling productivity. These versatile electric diaphragm pumps –... 

The above image depicts the EVO series which integrates the key benefits of the ARO air operated pumps with important features from other pump technologies
Photo by BMG
INTEGRATING ARO AIR BENEFITS The EVO series integrates the key benefits of the ARO air operated pumps with important features from other pump technologies

Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications

By: Lynne Davies     22nd March 2024 Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products supplier Monitor Pumps & Systems have a versatile fluid compatibility for reliable seal flush... 

The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.
COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The compact design of the hydra-cell pumps provides a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.

Firm prioritises emissions reduction

By: Lynne Davies     19th January 2024 ‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation and energy efficiency across a variety of sectors. The company became one of the first to receive... 

Extending reliability through proactive solutions

13th October 2023 Leader in pump and fluid engineering Sulzer attended the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2023 at the Sydney Showground last month, displaying its comprehensive pump and service solutions for the mining industry. At AIMEX, Sulzer demonstrated its extensive knowledge of mining... 

Image of a dewatering and drainage pump
DEWATERING AND DRAINING Sulzer’s extensive range of pumps includes many drainage and dewatering solutions

Four-chamber pump offers new capabilities

13th October 2023 Leading critical water technology company Xylem has enhanced its innovative Flojet VersiJet Series industrial motor-driven diaphragm (MDD) pumps with the introduction of a new, four-chamber model. The new MDD pump leverages market-leading pump technology from Flojet and is designed to serve... 

Image of a four chamber jet pump
UNDER PRESSURE The new VersiJet four-chamber pump from Xylem brings new capabilities to its Flojet industrial offer, bringing higher pressure capabilities, greater ambient temperature resistance and longer pumping life

Solar pumps can increase crop yield

13th October 2023 A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research Letters, finds that standalone solar photovoltaic (PV) irrigation systems have the potential to meet... 

Cutter fans enhance performance in pump agitation

13th October 2023 The integration of innovative features in pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component, the cutter fan, plays a crucial role in achieving effective agitation and solids handling. Cutter fans... 

Image of a silver cutter fan
CUT OUT FOR THE JOB The cutter fan plays a crucial role in achieving effective agitation and solids handling during arduous pumping applications

Station bypass pumps can withstand any emergency

13th October 2023 Following the Category 3 Hurricane Irma’s widespread destruction across southwest Florida, in the US, in September 2017, the City of North Port needed immediate funding to improve the overall reliability of the sewer collection system for future emergency events. After assessing the damage and... 

An image of Thompson Pumps
BUILT TO LAST The performance record of Thompson pumps in bypassing during any emergency led City of North Port officials to prioritize Thompson pumps as a standard emergency backup for critical pump stations

Pumps manufacturer excited about expansion into the US

By: Bridget Lepere     8th September 2023 Design, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repairs specialist Ryalsan North Engineering’s (RNE’s) Pumps Canadian branch is excited about  its expansion into the US market, increasing the total number of its global branches to five, with a tally of nine distributorships in Africa. The... 

US helps fund water projects

7th July 2023 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last month that it has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects in Africa, through the provision of grants and technical... 

An African child with cupped hands drinking water from a tap
WATER AID The African Water Facility welcomes the donation of $3-million which is being made by The United States Agency for International Development

New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants

7th July 2023 A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a number of the plants it maintains in South Africa. The plant operator was being called in every... 

a pump with vesconite polymer bearings instead of standard material bearings
BEARING THE BRUNT The bearings being used in aeration pumps at a number of wastewater plants kept failing until Vesconite Bearings developed an alternative, more robust bearing

Urbanisation placing pressure on water infrastructure

By: Halima Frost     7th July 2023 Africa’s already limited water infrastructure will likely face increased strain as multiple countries experience rapid urbanisation, says market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant Yaa Ngonyama. She stresses that by 2030, more than 350-million Africans will be living in cities,... 

a black and white photo of an adult male hand under a tap with sparse water dripping out if it
HARSH REALITY The fact that millions of Africans do not have access to water even in urban area's should be of great concern

Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs

30th June 2023 In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket spare parts into sophisticated pieces of equipment, cautions Verder Pumps SA client services Africa... 

A group of peristaltic hoses which are to be used on OEM Pumps
FLEX IT The Verderflex hose is perfectly suited to Verders Dura pumps Caption 02:

Couplings help mitigate fire hazards

By: Sabrina Jardim     12th May 2023 With the South African mining industry being vulnerable to fire breakouts and explosions, local mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps product supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) CEO Franscois Steenkamp says fires at mines are reported year in, year out. He tells Engineering... 

An image depicting the flameproof Tsurumi pump
FIRE AWAY Flameproof pumps are designed to withstand the most demanding conditions, including the abrasive waters of construction, aggregate and mine dewatering

Pumps for iron ore mine flooding

12th May 2023 Pump and dredging specialist Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) was commissioned to assist with an incident of flooding at an iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape that resulted in the mining company no longer having access to the floor of one of its pits. 

Company forges on as pumps leading supplier

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2023 Weir Minerals remains a leading supplier of slurry pumps as it continues to pioneer some of the sector’s latest developments and advancements. This, says Weir Minerals Africa pumps GM Marnus Koorts, can largely be attributed to the company’s early involvement with projects. This allows the... 

 	An image of the Warman MC pump
MC PUMP The Warman MC pumps are designed for mill circuit duties in aggressive applications

Boiler tube cleaning equipment to the rescue

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     24th March 2023 Boilers have to be cleaned regularly to keep power plants and other equipment operating efficiently because ash build-up forms slag deposits on the boiler tubes, acting like a layer of insulation, says local high-pressure jetting equipment manufacturer Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner.... 

An image of Werner Pump’s boiler tube cleaning
TRICKY CONDITIONS Werner’s rental units are often used in “tricky” conditions and applications, such as for cleaning out blocked sewers or spillage clean-ups

Testing essential to manufacturing process

24th March 2023 Mines and industry rely on critical high pressure pump technology to keep operations safe and efficient, which makes rigorous testing of this equipment an essential part of the manufacturing process. Manufacturer of high pressure reciprocating pumps RMI Pressure Systems director of engineering... 

An image of RMI’s testing regime
TEST WORK RMI Pressure Systems’ meticulous testing regime has been critical in building the company’s quality reputation

Company provides improved operator safety

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     24th March 2023 Local high-pressure jetting equipment manufacturer Werner Pumps has invested in new devices for its rental combination of jetting and vacuum trucks to improve operator safety in the field. Werner’s rental units are often used in “tricky” conditions and applications, such as for cleaning out... 

Pump rental unit proves successful

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 Local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps completed a project in September for a mine using its Impi Combination Unit, which is mounted on a Toyota Hino 500 2836 6 x 4 Chassis. The project was completed within deadline and entailed sucking sludge from a sludge dam. 

An image depicting a man wearing a cap and sunglasses, Sebastian Werner
SEBASTIAN WERNER “We want to maintain our position in the market, where we are regarded as one of the leaders in the industry and one of the preferred suppliers for rentals and manufacturing”

Companies collaborate on aquaculture project

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) partnered with international pumps company HCP Pumps to supply axial flow pumps to service the recirculated aquaculture system (RAS) of an aquaculture farm in the Eastern Cape. The project,... 

An image depicting the HCP L250A pumps
COVERED UP MRS coated the wet-ends of the HCP L-250A pumps with the Belzona 5811 immersion-grade epoxy coating to extend the life of the new pumps

Manufacturer showcased capabilities at Electra Mining

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 This year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition enabled KSB Pumps to showcase its capabilities as a manufacturer of slurry pumps, says KSB mining market area manager for the Middle East and Africa regions Rob Bond. KSB first entered the slurry pump manufacturing market 25 years ago. Bond says there... 

An image depicting the MDX 550 pump
PUMP DISPLAY KSB displayed its Mill Duty Xtra (MDX) 550 pump at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition

Pumps specialist outlines localisation benefits 

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 The localisation of pumps manufacturing will have a direct benefit for end-users who can, consequently, avert the logistical challenges that have arisen because of Covid-19, says industrial valves and pumps specialists Brimis Engineering technical director Moeketsi Mpotu. The local market will... 

An image depicting a man sitting at a desk
MOEKESTI MPOTU Mpotu encourages government to tighten the monitoring of local-content requirements across the board for projects requiring pumps

Truck handover for eThekwini

14th October 2022 In September, local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps handed over eight of its locally manufactured high-powered jetting and vacuuming truck units to a contractor to the eThekwini municipality in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The vehicles, which will be used for sewer and stormwater maintenance, form part of a... 

An image of people standing next to the truck
PUMPS HANDOVER Werner Pumps handed over eight of its locally manufactured high-powered jetting and vacuuming truck units to a contractor to the eThekwini municipality

Pump reuse key for circular economy

14th October 2022 Pump manufacturers require a large amount of raw materials to create their products and, as such, they have a responsibility to assist the circular economy by recovering, reusing and recycling pumps as far as possible. Fluid engineering specialist Sulzer has a long history of supporting renewable... 

An image depicting a man working on a pump
SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS 95% of Sulzer’s pumps are serviceable by design and 95% of the materials used in the pumps are recyclable

One-piece liner unveiled at Electra Mining 

By: Sabrina Jardim     14th October 2022 Heavy duty slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry released its new rubber one-piece cover plate liner – installed in the cover plate of a pump – at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which was held last month. The one-piece liner ensures greater safety for pump installations. This is... 

An image depicting the one-piece liner in fragments
Schurco Slurry MD Emile Fourie discusses the new one-piece liner

Komati power station to be decommissioned and repurposed 

28th September 2022 The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec), which is based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), together with the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) have signed a partnership agreement with Eskom for the development of a new training... 

Komati Power station image
Komati power station to be decommissioned and repurposed

More is possible with Pump & Abrasion’s revolutionary new technology 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2022 Pump & Abrasion Technologies is a global OEM consisting of pump system specialists, focused primarily on supplying impact-reducing slurry pumps, as well as dewatering pumps and submersible pumps into the mining industry. This is supported by 24/7 breakdown and engineering support, high stock... 

Pump & Abrasion Technologies’ South Africa and Africa GM Shawn Donly
Pump & Abrasion Technologies’ South Africa and Africa GM Shawn Donly and the company's global product specialist James Pienaar speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Local manufacturer boasts impressive export capacity

By: Halima Frost     9th September 2022 Mixing and pumping equipment manufacturer Afromix’s AMX range of agitators comprises the lion’s share of its global exports, which accounts for about 80% of the company’s revenue.  The company’s AFX peristaltic pumps market is also growing daily. 

A large agitator propeller installed inside a tank, with a man under the blades checking them.
GETTING AGITATED Afromix's range of agitators are international recognised as quality products

Manufacturer maintains export market despite pandemic

By: Halima Frost     9th September 2022 Local manufacturer Ryalsan North Engineering (RNE) Pumps managed to maintain its export figures throughout Covid-19 and continues to successfully market its RNE vertical spindle pumps range. The range is suited to various applications, from underground mining and industrial plants to wastewater... 

An aerial view of a factory floor with a range of vertical spindle pumps lined up ready for export
PUMPING 'EM OUT Despite the global pandemic RNE Pumps has successfully maintained its export capabilities

Stewarts & Lloyds hands over R330 000 to women and children's charities

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th August 2022 Steel, pipe, roofing, fencing, hardware and irrigation and pumps products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds on August 11 handed over R330 000 it had raised through its Break the Cycle campaign to three women and children’s charities, at an event at the company’s head office in Johannesburg. The amount... 

An image of Ovakado's Vicky Dockray, standing posing with charity organisation representatives
Vicky Dockray (fourth from left) stands with representatives of the charity organisations

Compressor range well received by market

By: Halima Frost     15th July 2022 Compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers’ newly released Sahara range, comprising low dewpoint compressed-air dryers, has been well received by clients in various sectors, Artic Driers CEO Allen Cockfield tells Engineering News. To date, equipment suppliers Promax Co has bought two of... 

Two large  air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed stood along side one another air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant
CLEANER CLEARER Two large air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant

Innovative tech for CO2 removal recognised

15th July 2022 Air capture technology specialist Climeworks has been awarded the Innovation in Vacuum Busch Award by global manufacturer Busch Vacuum Solutions for its advanced use of vacuum technology in its processes. Climeworks is the first company to use direct air capture technology to remove carbon... 

A group of colleagues form Cimeworks stood on the steps of the  headquarters of Busch Vacuum Solutions in Maulburg, Germany holding their
CAPTIVATING TEAM The team from Climeworks accepted the Innovation in Vacuum Busch Award award ata small ceremony held at the the headquarters of Busch Vacuum Solutions in Maulburg, Germany

New facility opened in the US

15th July 2022 Global vacuum technology and leak detection solutions provider Pfeiffer Vacuum opened its new 3 700 m2 facility in Indianapolis, in Indiana in the US, on May 13. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 4037 Guion Lane. The facility will be used to service the semiconductor as well as the... 

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