Fri, 30 Jul 2021
22.7 C
Durban

New suction trailer a troubleshooting trailblazer

Home Engineering Pipes & Tubes New suction trailer a troubleshooting trailblazer

WERNER Pumps has created a new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit which it says can be used to pump water, as well as solids, in maintenance and troubleshooting applications, such as clearing manholes or dealing with sewage spills.

“We developed this non-clogging, self-priming sewage pump unit primarily to help meet the needs of our existing customers, many of whom require this type of equipment to complement their larger jetting trucks they have procured from us,” said MD Sebastian Werner.

“We do our best to be a one-stop-shop for our customers, and we’ve seen that there’s clearly a demand for this type of machine as we’ve already sold several in the few months since we built the first one.”

Like all of the trucks and trailers in the Werner Pumps range (excluding the Rapid Response Vehicle), this unit is 100% locally manufactured at the company’s premises in Springs.

It features a heavy-duty diesel tank, 4-cylinder air-cooled Kirloskar engine, SP6 self-priming sewage pump, heavy-duty strobe light and a side-mounted control panel. Designed for stable performance and reliable operation, the unit operates at 750-1450rpm with a flow rate of 2084-4167 L/min, between 5 and 30 kilowatts.

Werner said Its back-pull-out construction makes it convenient to use in a variety of applications, from pumping rainwater and common sewage to use on municipal drainage projects and construction sites.

“It’s also suited to use in the paper, textile, food processing, chemical, utilities, mining, tanning and water purification industries,” he said adding that the lead-time on one of these units is roughly three weeks from order to delivery.

Most Popular

New top team for EC mega tea estate

THE largest tea estate in the Southern Hemisphere, Magwa Enterprise Tea (MET) which was until recently led by an interim Board, has announced the...

Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has expressed it dismay and grave concern about the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

EC pet food company expands pawprint into Gauteng

MONTEGO Pet Nutrition recently acquired an existing 3,000 sqm pet food production facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria, a move that is expected to boost the...

Plastic recycling heavyweights sign sustainability pledge

THE South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) and MyPlas have become the latest signatories of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), an international stewardship programme designed...