South African pump manufacturer Afromix has designed and developed a robust pumping solution delivering exceptional performance the world over. Pipes Pumps & Valves Africa sat down with managing director, Eugene Els, to find out more. 

The members of the Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster South Africa (VAMCOSA) are expanding their horizon and looking for new export markets.

The cloud is everywhere. We save data on the cloud and access them on our phones and computers from anywhere at our convenience. The same applies to seamless connectivity in industrial automation from your components to the cloud. This is why Festo considers your complete automation architecture from the mechanical system to the actuators, motors and servo drives, as well as the motion controllers, right up to modern industrial cloud solutions.

Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing™ applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) don’t deny using their parts for servicing and repairs will cost more than using non-OEM parts. But, they say, their parts are also more efficient and a better quality bringing long-term cost savings to the table. Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa finds out more. 

Werner Pumps, the leading manufacturer of high-pressure jetting equipment in South Africa, is now ISO 2009:2015 accredited. This certification is in recognition of the company’s compliance to the ISO standard that specifies requirements for implementing a quality management system (QMS).

When the team responsible for the maintenance of the irrigation system at one of South Africa’s premier golf courses was confronted with high levels of debris and pumps running dry for periods, it shifted to a high-temperature-resistant high-wearresistant polymer, Hitemp 150, for replacement pump bowl bushings.

Pumping fluids with high solids concentrations is far more complicated than just pumping water. To avoid sedimentation in the system, the correct pump size with appropriately dimensioned hoses and pipes must be selected.

South Africa’s economic slowdown has increased the pressure on the pump and valve industry. Amidst swinging market conditions, a volatile currency and increased competition staying ahead of the game requires a renewed focus on value-add. Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa spoke to Peter Ker-Fox, Stewarts and Lloyds Divisional Manager – Irrigation and Pumps, and his colleague Kevin Van Buuren, the company’s Group Retail Manager, to find out more.

You hear it time and time again: our froth pumps succeed in tough applications where no one else’s can. We take a look at why Weir Minerals leads the industry in managing mineral froths.

As the economy’s largest consumer of water, the agricultural sector is learning the value of effective pond dredging.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution in the increasingly complex mining operating environment. Delivering equipment and service that maximizes efficiency and minimizes the total cost of ownership is what it is all about. Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa caught up with Joseph Kwenaite, regional sales and technical support engineer at Metso, at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba held in Cape Town.

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, corporate responsibility platform Blueprint for a Better World currently provides a travel-grant programme to support employees’ passion to use their technical expertise in partnership with non-profit organisations to bring lasting, scalable solutions to communities in need.

Two African mines are achieving increased production time and plant availability after converting to Weir Minerals’ Linatex® and Linard® rubber lining solutions.

Lubrication, whether it is through the use of oils or grease, plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings. Experts warn that ignoring this necessary function can have catastrophic effects. Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa finds out more.

Dyna-Flo is an international manufacturer of control valves and instrumentation and boasts manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States. They have a history of supplying new valves and reconditioning valves.

Allmech, the sole official agent for Runxin water treatment system valves in thecountry, is for the first time in South Africa making available a Runxin device – product number F107 – specifically designed to remove manganese and iron from water.

In line with its long characterized customer-centric approach, Macsteel is amalgamating its pipes and fittings division with the fluid control division. Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa finds out more.

Come March 1 the business of EnerMech Engineering Services (part of the global EnerMech group of companies) will officially be transferred to EnerMech’s new entity, EnerMech Mzansi on local shores. Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa found out more about the new company name and the company’s transformation journey.

Peter Telle, the Managing Member at Ultra Control Valves, shares his company's take on simple innovations that aid in saving water given the current ageing water and sanitation infrastructure.

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