Industrial pump supplier Verder Pumps will be celebrating one decade of success in the South African market by launching two new pumps at the 2012 Electra Mining exhibition.

The Verder SA marketing manager, Laetitia Möller, points out that the company will be officially launching a new range of Verderhus screw channel pumps and Verderflex Dura 45 peristaltic hose pumps. The company will also be exhibiting tried-and-trusted models such as the Verdermag magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and Verderair air-operated double Diaphragm pumps.

Verder South Africa was established in 2002 with just four employees. Today, the local division has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing companies within the Verder Group over the past decade. We have found it fitting to celebrate our 10th year in the country by launching new products at Electra Mining as the mining industry is our largest market, and the event serves as the ideal platform to engage with some of the largest and emerging names in the industry” she explains.

Verder sales engineer, Hannes Liebenberg, highlights the fact that the new Verderhus range is ideally suited to the gold and platinum mining sectors. “The local gold and platinum mining industries have major problems in dewatering shafts and sumps where there is a high content of solids and abrasive products with a low water pH level. The Verderhus pump is perfect for removing this slurry, due to the fact that it is specifically designed for discharging highly abrasive, corrosive and high-flow materials.”

According to Liebenberg, the Verderhus pump has a corkscrew shaped impeller  and a cone-shaped 45° housing. “The corkscrew and cone-shaped casing makes this pump completely different to any other pump in the local market. This design ensures that the material that comes into suction inlet of the pump does not hit the impeller at a 90° angle but rather at a 45° angle. Once the material hits the impeller, it is pushed along the 45° angle of the cone to the back of the casing, where the centrifugal force provides displacement. This design ensures that the material is typically expelled within two revolutions of the impeller, which eliminates the risk of blockage and associated downtime.”

Liebenberg adds that the Verderhus model is able to pump solids that are up to 80% of the discharge diameter, which ensures a smoother and more efficient flow. “The pump is also small and easy to install.”

Verder SA will also be launching the Verderflex Dura 45 peristaltic hose pump at Electra, adds Möller. “The new Verderflex Dura 45 peristaltic hose pump is the latest in the class leading Verderflex Dura family of industrial peristaltic pumps. The pump gives a 33% improvement in continuous flow when compared to other pumps in its class, which lowers its overall running cost. Additional features of the Dura 45 range include a 16-bar pressure rating, shimmable rotor shoes for precise control of discharge pressure and optimum hose life, a ringfeeder slip bush to protect against a stalled rotor, fully supported rotor shoes and a simple flange assembly to reduce hose change downtime.”