PUMPS in Sykes’ XH range operate at standard engine speeds to achieve maximum delivery heads of 185m.
The XH100 and XH150 were designed, built and tested at the company’s manufacturing facility in Newcastle, NSW.
“Both pumps have been designed to exceed the many challenges of heavy duty mining and quarrying applications,” engineering director, Darren Coles said.
“The units are fitted with stainless steel impellers and wear plates as standard, oversized bearings and an oversized shaft combined with the short overhang will supply excellent shaft stiffness to optimise bearing seal life.”
The pumps were designed to cater for developments in open cut mining and to honour Sykes’ commitment to continuous product improvement, according to Jon Collins, Sykes’ managing director.
“As mines and quarries throughout the world increase their mining depth Sykes product development team was given the challenge of producing a robust automatic self prime diesel driven pump to achieve maximum heads of 185m, the only auto prime pump of its kind available.”
The XH100 pump’s best efficiency point is 160m at 70l/sec, and the XH150’s best efficiency point is 160m at 125l/sec.
The XH series is a world first in mine dewatering. Various material options are available and pumps can be fitted with mechanical seal or packed gland and a bearing bracket designed to suit the demanding mining industry.