Case Study

Sykes Pumps launch new Bentonite Pump range

As a company committed to expanding our hire fleet, Sykes Pumps are delighted to unveil a new range of specialist Bentonite pumps. Driven by popular customer demand, our technical team have developed two new models: the B150 and the B150E.

Manufactured specifically with the construction, utility and civil engineering sectors in mind, these bespoke innovations have been developed around our existing GP150M both in terms of specification and performance.

Available in two versions – B150 (diesel engine) and B150E (electric motor) – the Bentonite pump has been designed for projects where deep piling or excavation work is being carried out. Both models deploy a 60 cfm rotary vane vacuum which ensures automatic delivery of prime and re-prime whenever required.

These new units provide users with a large pump performance without the extortionate fuel costs normally associated with equipment of this kind. Ideal for arduous applications due to their flexibility and robust composition, these-purpose built units are made up of tried and tested components purposefully selected to safeguard reliability and cost-efficient servicing.

By liaising directly with customers for feedback on how we can assist processes undertaken on site, we have been able to incorporate the necessary features within our latest product. These include:

–          Automatic/manual control panel for flexible operation

–          Priming shut off valve enabling safe functionality on flooded suction

–          Oil bath mechanical seal guaranteeing high abrasion resistance

–          Flushing and drain valves simplifying cleaning and emptying procedures

–          38 m maximum head

–          90 l/s maximum flow rate

–          52 mm maximum solids

–          Skid base chassis complete with fork-lift slots for easy lifting and manoeuvrability

Chris Graham, sales director at Sykes Pumps, explains: “The features and benefits these models offer demonstrate not only Sykes Pump’s technical innovation but also our ability to address the needs of customers on site with practical solutions that save time, reduce costs and make life easier.

“We have combined high levels of specialist functionality with lower emissions, better fuel efficiency, reliability and convenience and we anticipate high demand for both Bentonite applications and other projects involving high solids content or abrasive substances.”

For more information on the Bentonite range, or any other pump in our expansive collection, call 0800 211 611 today to speak to one of our dedicated members of staff. Alternatively, you can click here to see a detailed summary of the product including an overview of all targeted environments.

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