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SOLIDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR WASTEWATER PUMPS Gorman-Rupp has released the Eradicator Solids Management


System, a pumping system for handling solids-laden waste-

The Integrated Planning and

water. The system comes as an option on the company’s

Optimisation Solution is designed

range of Super T series pumps and is also available as a

to provide mining companies

retrofit kit on existing Super T Series pumps.

with an integrated software so-

The system features an aggressive, self-cleaning wear plate

lution that manages their entire

incorporating a number of notches and grooves, as well as a

mining operation from resource

lacerating tooth that helps break up stringy materials, scrape

to market. The product enables

them off the impeller vanes and pass them through the pump.

mining companies to optimise

A special cover plate includes a lightweight inspection cover that can

plans and schedules, identify

be removed if necessary to inspect pump internals.

risks and deviations, pinpoint

Benefits are said to include improved and sustainable operational efficiency,

inefficiency and present the right

increased uptime, reduced maintenance costs, lower life cycle costs and easier access to the impeller.

information to the right people

Operators will also find that the cover plate is easy and safe to work with. Internal clearances can be

at the right time. It is said to

adjusted externally without the need to disconnect pumps from the piping system. This can be done

increase mining productivity by

in minutes by one operator to keep the pump at peak efficiency.

up to 20% by helping mining

Eradicator-equipped pumps do not require chopper blades that need periodic replacement but rely on passing large solids and stringy materials straight through the pump. The system is available with

companies use information to drive operational efficiencies.

carbon steel or hardened alloy steel wear plates. Pumps can handle flows from 5 through to 200

The software helps mining com-

L/s and heads to 45 m, and Super T Series pumps are able to be mounted up to 7.6 m above the

panies collect, integrate and

wastewater so that operators gain easy access without the need for cranes or other lifting devices.

analyse information across their

The pumps are suitable for water authorities and councils at their wastewater treatment plants and at sewage pumping stations, along with any industry where pumps are required to pump solids-laden water. Hydro Innovations

production environments to gain a comprehensive view of their operations and address the challenges of siloed data and inaccurate and untimely information. It enables data to be leveraged to model the supply

HMI PANELS FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS The Siemens Simatic HMI TP700 and HMI TP1500 Comfort Outdoor Panels are equipped with a UV-protected front with IP65 protection and are suitable for industries such as dairy farming, mining, refrigerated buildings and ships. Engineered for tough conditions, they are suitable for the harsh Australian climate. The devices can be used to visualise and log performance data about machines. By being able to export or remote access this data, operational data analysis can be carried out in a spreadsheet, for example. With their low glare, automatic dimming feature and a broad reading angle, operating and monitoring tasks can be carried out efficiently and safely in a variety of daylight conditions. The devices can be used in temperatures from -30 to +60°C and in humidity levels of up to 90%. Available in displays measuring 7 or 15″, they feature a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio that displays in up to 16 million colours and can handle complex process or plant images.

chain to predict how each entity in the value chain will operate. It then lets companies view their supply chains both as discrete components and as a single system that operates according to unified objectives and metrics. The software uses data analysis of contextual process information to improve predictive maintenance and identify and resolve bottlenecks. The product uses the company’s StruxureWare for Mining, Minerals, and Metals (MMM) software, a scalable platform that includes solutions for energy management and asset performance.

For optimal use of space in the plant or for special machine designs, the panels can also be

The platform ensures ease of

installed upright and operated in portrait mode. In the event of a power failure, the panels ensure

integration for new functionalities

maximum data security by storing sufficient energy to exit all active archives without errors and

as needed. It also leverages the

back up the data.

company’s consulting, partner

The touch panels are integrated into the automation solution via Profinet and are configured using

and complementary component

the Simatic WinCC engineering tool in the TIA Portal (totally integrated automation). Other industrial


networking protocols and interfaces consistent with the standard Comfort Panel range are available. Siemens Ltd

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