New Giant Pump for Mining

25.08.2022
GIW Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of the KSB Group, specialised in the production of mining pumps, has launched a heavy-duty pump called MDX-850 on the market.
New Giant Pump for Mining

The GIW® MDX is ideal for SAG and ball mill circuits, cyclone and screen feed applications and hydraulic tailings transport in hard rock mining. (Image source: KSB SE & Co. KGaA.)

The specialists from Grovetown in Georgia, USA, have developed this type series especially for the extreme conditions encountered in hard rock mining in mill circuits. The new MDX-850 raises the bar of the production level while keeping the overall operating costs, i.e. the total cost of ownership, down. The impeller diameter measures 2,600 mm (102"), exceeding that of the previously largest MDX pump by 250 mm (10").

The design features of MDX-850 include a number of enhancements that have been made to the MDX type series over the last few years. The pump width, for instance, has been enlarged to allow for improved diverter design. The impeller, too, has been reinforced in areas prone to wear. Thicker impeller vanes, cast from Gasite™ 28G and Endurasite™, improve wear resistance and extend the life cycle of the pumps. MDX-850 is characterised by its enhanced interface between suction liner and suction plate, enabling the use of an innovatively designed wear ring at the pump inlet.

Like all MDX pumps, size 850 comes with an adjustable suction liner to allow adjustments of the clearance between the impeller nose and suction liner from the suction side of the pump even when the pump is operating.  The MDX-850 design is compatible with the GIW® RAMSL (Remotely Adjusted Mechanical Suction Liner) technology upgrade that makes adjustment of the clearance between the impeller nose and suction liner fast and precise.

More articles on this topic

New, Fully Automatic Break Tank Package Booster Set for Fire Fighting

01.08.2022 -

With its new Hya-Duo D FL-R pressure booster system the pump manufacturer KSB has complemented its portfolio of hydrant break tank package booster sets for fire fighting. The fire-fighting system, designed in conformity with DIN 14462, uses only one main fire-fighting pump to supply hydrants installed above-floor or underfloor with up to 192 cubic metres of fire-fighting water per hour in the event of fire. The systems have been developed for supplying fire-fighting water to protect multiple dwellings, residential and office buildings, multi-storey car parks and hospitals, for example.

Read more

Pumps Market Share to Exceed USD 92.91 Billion by 2028

22.07.2022 -

According to the statistic, in 2020, the global pumps market size was valued at USD 92.91 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2020 to 2028. Increase in investment in the oil and gas sector, technological advancement in the manufacturing of pumps and new product launches focusing on enhanced performance is expected to have a positive impact on the market.

Read more

Future-Proof Diaphragm Valves for Drinking Water

21.07.2022 -

Valves installed in drinking water transport systems have to meet stringent demands, both in terms of design and materials employed. To satisfy these requirements the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S.A. in Luxemburg has launched its SISTO-16RGAMaXX diaphragm valve type series, featuring threaded sockets, a stainless steel body and a special drinking water diaphragm.

Read more

High-Efficiency Circulator for Larger Buildings

14.07.2022 -

As an extension to its range of high-efficiency glandless pumps with continuously variable speed control, the KSB Group is launching the Calio Pro type series in July 2022. Available in screw-ended or flanged designs, the new pumps have been developed for recirculation systems in larger buildings, such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

Read more