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BMG is set to officially open its recently upgraded BMG World distribution and engineering facility at a two-day event in September 2017. “The reveal of the BMG World facility in Johannesburg, is the culmination of a consolidation and supply chain reengineering strategy which began nearly 10 years ago.

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017 is undoubtedly the largest gathering in KZN for providers and users of industrial technology and services. Held at The Durban Exhibition Centre, KITE 2017 featured the hottest trends in industrial technology and services. With over 140 exhibitors showcasing the widest variety of top brands from local and international manufacturers and suppliers, visitors was spoilt for choice.

Under the invaluable leadership of the award-winning Pam du Plessis, Managing Director, the company has dedicated itself to skills training and empowering women within the industry. Invincible Valves has completed the work on its new training facility at its factory in Knights and it is now planning a grand opening with the Mayor of Ekurhuleni. In the interim, however, Du Plessis says they are utilising the facility, which is a fully-equipped centre that can seat up to 20 candidates behind desks.

I took over the business as a 30 year old blond who had a degree in Food and nutrition and did not even know what a pump was or how it worked. The pump industry was and still is a white male dominated industry. Most of the people in the industry gave me 3 months, but it has now been 14 years and I am still continuing to grow the business ever day. It was hard being a lady in the pump industry with all the jokes that come with it.

Tender Process For The Tough-Minded

Speaking of transparency in the same sentence as tendering to government; surely not? Chartered accountant [CA(SA)] Julius Mojapelo, Senior Executive for the Public Sector, at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) sets the record straight. There are many Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) doing honest deals with government, through a legal, transparent process of procurement and Tendering.

The South African Pump Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) was established 54 years ago and was registered as an employers’ organisation in 1981, and is federated to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA). One of the primary objectives is to look after the interests of the pump manufacturing companies in South Africa. The primary membership of the SAPMA includes members who are actively engaged in the manufacture, fabrication and/or assembly of pumps. Provision is also made for Second, Associate/Individual and Affiliate Membership.

Why Use A Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump?

Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways to create and capture value for the end user. Firstly let us start with the principles of operation: In a nut shell the basic components of a liquid ring vacuum pump (L.R.V.P) comprise of an impeller, with equi-spaced radial blades rotating between two end covers & eccentrically mounted within a cylinder casing. The cylinder casing is partially 
filled with sealing medium, usually water. As the impeller turns, the water is flung outwards & forms a rotating water ring which seals the spaces between the vanes of the impeller.

South Africa’s Thermal Spray and Plasma Coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, delivers world-class refurbishing, manufacturing and repair services to numerous power stations around the country. Equipment and components such as steam generators, pumps and turbines that handle steam and water in the steam cycle operate in extremely harsh environments, including high pressure steam, high temperatures and metal-to-metal wear at seating areas.

The Vaughan Chopper Pump is a centrifugal pump with the unique ability of chopping all incoming solids prior to pumping. This not only protects the pump from clogging, but also provides added benefit to downstream
components, processes, and the environment. All wear components are cast steel and heat treated for maximum impact and wear resistance. Combined together, these heavy duty patented components create the ultimate pump for handling severe solids.

Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a vital role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coalfields of central India. M/s BGR Mining (P) and Infra Pvt. Ltd, one of the
biggest mining contractors in Hyderabad, with a fleet of 1600 dumpers, 200 excavators and 200 supporting vehicles, has placed an order for ten CPS 1100/300 high pressure compressors, with each forming part of a unique machine suitable for blast hole drilling.

Understanding the influence of slurry particle size on wear is essential to maximising the life of centrifugal pumps operating in mineral processing plants and for hydrotransport duties. Particle size influences not only the wear rate but also the wear pattern in pumps. Complicating the situation is the different relative wear rate for different pump parts depending on particle size.

No Recirculation With Krebs Slurrymax

The elimination of recirculation within a slurry pump not only lowers power consumption but significantly reduces uneven wear on parts, and this, according to Morne Potgieter, sales and customer service manager of FLSmidth Krebs, equates directly into an overall improved wear life of the pump, lowering spare parts stockholding, downtime and labour costs.

“This contract, for the manufacture of two 8x8-12 HS pumps with “V” belt drives C/W 160 kW motors and three 6x6-18 HS pumps with “V” belt drives C/W 90 kW motors, was delivered prior to the required delivery date,” says Rick Jacobs, Becker Mining SA. Becker Mining SA has recently supplied five HS pumps to a new furnace slag granulation process plant at a Platinum mine in the Limpopo region.

Our EUPSIM control system has a module built inside the motor that reads how deep the pump unit is in the water, and you can set the control unit to switch the pump off when the water reaches a certain level above the pump so that it does not run dry and destroy itself. The EUPSIM also reads at what temperature the motor is running and under what condition the motor is running.

KSB Pumps and Valves recently added the new generation Etabloc close-coupled pump range to its line-up of efficient water pumps. The newly enhanced series comprises 43 pump sizes, which can be driven by either 2-pole or 4-pole motors. With further additions to the selection chart, the pump size can now be selected even closer to
the best efficiency point.

Robuschi provides premium rotary lobe blowers at varying pressures above atmospheric up to 1,000 mbar (g) and for vacuum duties up to 100 mbar (a) along with a maximum air flow of 25,000 m³/h. There are a large number of models, sizes, options, configurations available providing solutions for most industrial applications. Their RBS range is an innovative three lobe rotary positive displacement blower equipped with a special low pulse system to
reduce pressure pulsations.

A global company dedicated to the manufacture, sales and service of fluid-handling equipment has commented on the ease with which it installed a total of 12 Vesconite Hilube line-shaft bushings and two Vesconite Hilube stuffing box bushings in two 18-m-length pumps.

In an effort to continuously innovate and provide total engineering solutions while meeting demand, SMC recently expanded its local production offering to include the design and build of electro/ pneumatic control panels for many industrial applications.

Afrivalve, a division of eDART Slurry Valves, now offers a simple patented design of the Red Roc Hi-Lift pinch valve allows for inline changing of the rubber sleeve, without the use of lifting equipment and has been granted a patent number 2017/02223.

Afrivalve, the sales division of specialist valve manufacturer eDART Slurry Valves based in Johannesburg, recently delivered DN800 C-Tech valves to a customer in Africa for use on a mineral processing plant. Due to the recent expansion in factory facilities, Afrivalve now manufacture up to DN800 as a standard with larger sizes upon request.

SKF has taken a strategic decision to shift its global business focus back to the company’s core strength – bearings. As a leading global technology provider since 1907, SKF has over the years developed a holistic product and service offering that is integral to bearing performance and reliability.

PCS Foundry is today seen as one of the most significant suppliers to the pump, valve, steel, petrochemical, cement and paper and pulp industries. PCS is one of the few foundries that has the capability to supply a full range of industrial castings to industries in stainless steel, high alloys, carbon steel, with a wide range of ASTM standards.

Viking Foundry was founded in 1994. Viking Foundry was started with a 250kg Radyne furnace which was very much against the norm in those days. Through extreme hard work and perseverance, the company has now
progressed to being able to cast up to 6 000kg. Son and Father, Grant and George Estman, combined their many years of foundry experience to establish Viking, And now Father and Son Grant and Greg Estman look forward
to the future of Viking 

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