Oilgear will be showing its newly developed range of variable speed pumps at Electra Mining Africa 2016 in the Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg (12 - 16 September). Electra Mining is South Africa’s biggest mining, industrial, electrical and power generation exhibition.
Neil English, from the Oilgear UK headquarters in Leeds, will be flying out to support local company Turnkey Hydraulics on their Electra mining stand, F19 in Hall 5.
“Oilgear has long been recognised as a leader in variable displacement pumps and has recently invested heavily to develop the new range and to automate production,” explained Mr English. “The new pumps are designed to excel in mining and other arduous environments. For instance, we use hydrodynamic bearings rather than ball bearings to reduce cavitation in the hydraulic fluid and the swash plates and associated components are hardened to reduce wear, even when operating with low viscosity fluids.”
“These design details mean the pumps will be ultra reliable, a key requirement in mining industries where repair and servicing are so difficult. Price is also important, so we have to be competitive. We also have to be able to offer high levels of support, including some high performance problem solving.Machinery breakdowns in a mine could have an immediate impact on profitability, so between Oilgear and Turnkey we have a number of solutions on offer. We have become experts at repairs to an extensive range of equipment and systems, and if a part is not available we will endeavour to reverse engineer a replacement very quickly”.
Oilgear manufactures a full range of robust pumps, cartridge valves, subsea pressure control solutions and electrical embedded controllers.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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