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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

AESPUMP and ANDRITZ AG collaboration is shaping the future

22nd March 2024 In the dynamic landscape of Southern Africa’s pump industry, a transformative collaboration between pump supplier AESPUMP and international technology group ANDRITZ AG is set to redefine standards, bringing unparalleled expertise and cutting-edge solutions. AESPUMP’s business development team... 


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.

Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades

By: Simone Liedtke     13th October 2023 With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established itself within the pumps industry by ensuring that heavy mining equipment receives proper lubrication... 

An image of Creamer Lubrication Products MD and Founder Gerard Creamer
GERARD CREAMER The goal is not to mimic existing items but to craft solutions that align with evolving market trends. Adapting to changing demands is essential

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... 

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

Firm expands East African footprint

13th October 2023 Niche industrial pumping solution company Verder Pumps South Africa has confirmed that it will be expanding its footprint and network in Namibia and Kenya with two new distribution partners – Aqua Services and Engineering (ASE) in Namibia and Kubtech Engineering Services (KES) based in Nairobi,... 

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... 

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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

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

Company distributes global offering locally

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th March 2023 Dewatering pumps and dredging specialist IPR has settled into its new master distributorship with global industrial company Atlas Copco, incorporating the global firm’s new pumps range in the Southern Africa region into IPR’s overall product and service offering. IPR, which recently rebranded... 

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... 

Slurry pump company strives for optimisation

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     24th March 2023 With continuous investment in improving its service offering, heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has managed to downscale its energy consumption by optimising its selections and materials criteria, resulting in the absorption of less power to deliver the same service... 

An image of Schurco Slurry South Africa CEO Emile Fourie
EMILE FOURIE Our passion is our drive to support our clients. Without passion, you don’t have any energy, and without energy, you simply have nothing

AESPUMP: Leading pumping solutions company providing expert repair services

24th March 2023 AESPUMP is a leading provider of pumping solutions, offering top-quality repair and maintenance services for all types of pumps, compressors, and fans. Established in 2012, the company was founded as the Secunda-based rotating equipment repairs division of its sister company AESSEAL.  Since then,... 

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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

Municipality invests in jetting and vacuum truck

25th March 2022 To improve sewerage and stormwater infrastructure maintenance, Govan Mbeki municipality in Mpumalanga has invested in a new local pump manufacturer Werner Pumps combination jetting and vacuuming truck.   

A large truck with a combination jetting and vacuuming capability in front of a group of staff and dignitaries at the hand over of the truck
HAND OVER The Govan Mbeki Municipality and its staff attend the official hand over of a Werner Pumps combination jetting and vacuuming truck

Pump manufacturer increases footprint with acquisition

25th March 2022 Heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry announced in the last quarter of 2021 that it had acquired local pump and part manufacturer Keto Pumps South Africa to broaden its footprint in serving the global mining industry as well as other slurry pump users around the world.  The purchase... 

A Green Schurco slurry pump
SLURRY FLURRY International slurry pump manufacturer Schurco has increased its global footprint by acquiring South African slurry pump manufacturer Keto Pumps

Pump system showcased at expo

25th March 2022 International pumps and compressors designer and manufacturer Sundyne showcased its SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications at the International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, from January 25 to 27.  SundWASH... 

A SundWASH high pressure wash-down systems for food and beverage applications
NO WASH-OUT The high pressure wash-down system designed by Sundyne was on show at this years International Production & Processing Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta US

Pumps supplier offers solution to municipal woes

25th March 2022 Local pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps is poised to assist with service delivery solutions for wastewater and sewerage system maintenance and repairs, says Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner. He attributes this “call to action” to an increased focus on service delivery which has been brought to the... 

Municipality workers using a high pressure pumping unit to clean out sewers and drains to maintain municipal infrastructure
DOWN THE DRAIN The need to maintain or improve on service delivery can be met with Werner Pups offerings

Internationally available pump comes to S Africa

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 The South African division of global manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves this year announced the introduction of its KSB Delta Macro series to the local market. The series is designed for large flow rates, with a maximum rate per unit of about 960 m3/h and a maximum pump head of 160 m standard. 

6 in line pressure booster systems augmented by Movitec centrifugal pumps and a Command Pro+ microprocessor control unit
NO PRESSURE The ready to connect Delta Macro water pressure booster system is now available to the South African Market

Vesconite pump parts decrease lead leaching

25th March 2022 As part of its drive to be part of a global programme to reduce lead exposure from drinking water, polymer bushing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces products resistant to corrosion-combatting chemicals, which are necessary to reduce lead leaching into the water system. Notably the company... 

A white round bearing part for a pump made out of specialised material called vesconite
LEADING LEAD REMOVAL Vesonite is a notable substitute for bearing materials that would normally contain lead

Pumps range being tested on grey water system

By: Halima Frost     25th March 2022 Pumps and irrigation supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been exploring the use of their Salflo submersible dewatering pumps, namely the S and V series submersible pumps, in grey water systems for home, industrial and agricultural applications. The supplier’s Salfo range of submersible pumps would... 

Various green water tanks lined up inside a parking lot with flags waving behind at the Syewarts & Lloyds assembly plant
GREEN TO GREY The Stewarts & Lloyds grey water system allows homes and companies contribute to the environment by harvesting grey water

New pumps series now available

8th October 2021 Multinational manufacturing company Atlas Copco has extended the WEDA electric submersible pump series to include slurry, drainage and sludge units, which feature several enhancements in a bid to meet the fast growing demand for these high performing, compact, rugged, reliable and efficient... 

WEDA S pump being used outdoors
NEW AND IMPROVED The WEDA L slurry pumps, WEDA D drainage pumps and WEDA S sludge pumps feature flow rates of up to 16 500 ℓ/min

FDA-compliant pumps benefit multiple industries

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     8th October 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises of Food and Drug Administration- (FDA-) compliant, air-operated, diaphragm pumps that provide solutions for the food and beverage sector, as well as in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic pumps... 

BMG's ARO SD Series pump against a white background
SD SERIES BMG’s ARO SD series features a quick knock-down compression clamp system to facilitate easier cleaning and maintenance

Pump testing rigs increases efficiency

8th October 2021 Pump Manufacturer Brehnor Pumps has developed a testing method for axial flow pump impellers that has the potential to increase the efficiency of the current range of axial flow pumps to 90% on certain models and to allow for custom made impellers to suit specific site conditions. The method is... 

axial flow pump impeller testing
GREATER OUTCOMES The model of the impeller is drawn using 80 variables

Gas analyser suitable for easy pressure monitoring

8th October 2021 The E8500 Plus is a powerful and advanced portable emissions analyser from analytical services provider Elemental Analytics, which is a complete, portable tool for Environmental Protection Agency compliance and level emissions monitoring of boilers, engines and other combustion equipment. An... 

the E8500 Plus portable emissions analyser
SMART TECH An internal pressure sensor allows the analyser to measure both pressure and stack draught

Pump range expansion beneficial to industry

8th October 2021 The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series from industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps, has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. 

Verderflex Dura 65 pump against a white background
NEW GROWTH The new Verderflex Dura 65 is much more than just a facelift to replace the Verderflex VF65
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