Our Products

Orbit products  are manufactured at company factories in Botswana and South Africa. The product range is represented around the world through an extensive network of dealers and agents.

Orbit’s standard pump range is complemented by a highly flexible manufacturing and design capability, able to conceptualize and deliver unique pumps for specific applications.

Helical Rotor Pumps

The Orbit industrial pump comprises a single helical rotor rotating eccentrically within an elastomeric stator of double helical form.

Application

  • Water and waste water industry.
  • Paper and pulp.
  • Brewing and beverages.
  • Mining.
  • Chemical and petrochemical industry.
  • Food, dairy and confectionery.
  • Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
  • Agriculture.
  • Building and construction.

Characteristics and features

  • Excellent suction capabilities – inherently self-priming.
  • Good solids handling capabilities.
  • Reversible – pumps in either direction with equal efficiency.

Pressure independent of speed.

Orbit Industrial Helical Rotor pumps are available in cast iron and stainless steel configuration. Custom built pumps for specific requirements are also manufactured when necessary.

This form of progressing cavity pump has proven itself in many industries for the handling of corrosive, abrasive and viscous products and is available in the following:

  • B RANGE: Conventional universal with hollow shaft design.
  • C RANGE: Close coupled pump with sealed universal joint for direct coupling on to gearboxes or electric motors.
  • D RANGE: Fully sealed universals for handling of sensitive products.
  • E RANGE: Wide throat/open hopper design with sealed universal suitable for products which have poor flow characteristics.
  • F RANGE: Flexible shaft driven pump with no universals for higher flow and higher pressures.
  • MINI RANGE: The Mini Range with a fully sealed universal is suitable for chemical dosing and transfer applications.

 

Axial Flow Pumps

Orbit’s axial flow pumps efficiently transfer large volumes of water at low heads.

Applications

  • Effluent recycling within sewage works.
  • Features in water parks.
  • Backwash water from filters.
  • Land drainage schemes and irrigation.
  • Cooling water circulation.
  • Raw water abstraction from rivers and dams.

Features

  • Low cost installations.
  • Permanently submerged turbine.
  • Simple and reliable.
  • Motor can be positioned above flood levels.

Versatility

The complete axial flow range can be configured for installation in vertical, sloping or horizontal applications.

Flow and head capabilities

A single stage pump will generate a head of 4 to 6 meters running at low speeds. Higher heads, up to 100m for the smaller pumps, are achieved by using multiple stages and/or higher speeds. The large pumps are capable of flows of up to 2600 litres per second.

 

Power pumps

The largest helical rotor power pump range in the world.

Characteristics and features

  • Positive displacement, with flow proportional to speed.
  • Pressure head independent of pump speed.
  • Very high efficiency over a broad range of heads and speeds reduces fuel/electricity consumption.
  • Resistant to mild abrasion.

Applications

The power pump range is suitable for high flow and high head water transfer duties, spray irrigation, stock watering, domestic water supply, and water abstraction from saturated river beds.

Flow and head capabilities

Orbit’s range of power pumps for water applications is suitable for flow rates of up to 95m3 per hour and discharge pressures of up to 30 Bar.

 

Dosing pumps

Orbit are the approved distributors for these pumps in southern Africa which are renowned for their high accuracy and supreme quality.

Jesco is dedicated to create and to maintain a high standard for the quality of the environment and life worldwide, with a special focus on water treatment. This is achieved by innovative solutions for municipal and industrial applications in the area of water, waste water and process technology. Our products incorporate Jesco know-how; they are the heart of each metering system.

Diaphragm pumps

Diaphragm metering pumps are leakage-free and especially suitable for corrosive or toxic media.

Depending on the type of gear, the diaphragm can be used at pressures of up to 10 bar. As a standard, diaphragm pumps are fitted with a separation chamber which, in the event of a diaphragm failure due to wear, prevents the medium from flooding the pump itself or other system components. Any leakage is routed through an outlet pipe to a collection tank. Flow capabilities range from 2,4 l/hr to 4000 l/hr with a maximum pressure of up to 10 Bar.

The diaphragm metering pumps are also available in a double-diaphragm configuration.

Piston pumps

Piston pumps are precise metering devices and relatively independent of the back-pressure. In contrast to diaphragm pumps, the metering capacity changes in proportion to the stroke length and can be reproduced, even if very small quantities are required.

Therefore, double or multiple-head piston pumps are particularly suitable for precise mixing of different media at a freely settable, constant ratio. By using controllable driving motors, the overall capacity can be changed infinitely between 5 and 100% while the ratio remains constant. Depending on the version, KARDOS pumps can be equipped with 1 to 12 heads.

The piston dosing pumps have a flow capability of up to 8200 l/hr with pressure up to 400 Bar.

Borehole pumps

This pump comprises a single helical rotor that rotates eccentrically within an elastomeric stator of double helical form.

Characteristics and features

  • Positive displacement, with flow proportional to speed.
  • Efficient over a broad range of heads and speeds; pressure head independent of pump speed.
  • Double spider bearing in pump element prevents driveshaft stresses; rubber stabilisers eliminate noise and vibration.
  • Resistant to mild abrasion.
  • Discharge head suitable for drive by AC/DC/solar electric motor, petrol or diesel engine, tractor or rotary windmill.

Flow and head capabilities

The range of borehole pumps is suitable for installation depths of down to 400m with the GW1306 and flow rates of up to 170m3 per hour with the GW25002.

HC 80 / 180

Self Priming, Solids Handling, Centrifugal Pump. It is reliable, effecient and heavy duty.

Applications

  • Screened Abattoir Waste.
  • Wool Washery Waste.
  • Liquid Manure.
  • Dairy Farm Effluent.
  • Domestic Sewage.
  • Fatty Waste.
  • Sawmill Waste (Wood chips).
  • Municipal Sewage Tankers.
  • Piggery Effluent.
  • Poultry Farm Effluent.

Materials

Volute, Impeller, Coverplate, Sealplate, Suction Flange, Checkvalve weights, Priming Cover:

  • CAST IRON OR 316SS OPTIONAL Bearing Pedestal: CAST IRON.
  • Shaft: EN8 CARBON STEEL OR 316SS OPTIONAL.
  • Shaft Sleeve: 316SS.
  • Impeller lock washer: MILD STEEL OR 316SS OPTIONAL.
  • Locking screws: 316SS.

Seal

  • John Crane Type 521 (Eurodin standard).
  • Rotating Face: CARBON.
  • Bellows: NITRILE OR FLUOROCARBON OPTIONAL.
  • Cage and Springs: 304SS.
  • Seat: CERAMIC OR NI-RESIST SILICON CARBIDE OPTIONAL.
  • Bearings: Heavy duty Type 6307 DG Ball Bearings.

Oil lubricated or grease

  • Maximum Solids Handling: 40mm.
  • Maximum Working Pressure: 600 kPa gauge.
  • Maximum Suction Pressure: 200 kPa gauge.
  • Standard Construction: 80 degrees Celsius.

For higher temperatures contact manufacturer.

The Evolution

Series Submersible Borehole Pump range, designed, developed and manufactured in South Africa is capable of delivering consistent trouble-free performance.

Applications

  • Domestic, industrial or municipal water supply.
  • Irrigation from Boreholes.
  • Rivers and dams.
  • Fountains or pressure boosting.

Design features

  • Full floating impellers distribute the thrust over stage minimizing thrusting on the electric motor and provide a limited dry running capability.
  • Impellers and diffusers manufactured from abrasion resistant glass reinforced Noryl ensure consistent superior performance.
  • The built-it non-return valve prevents damage caused by backspin, water hammer or down-thrusting.
  • The stainless-steel shell provides the pumping element with a strong, corrosion-resistant protection.
  • Large stainless steel up-and-down thrust wear rings eliminate plastic to plastic contact within the pump.
  • A precision engineered stainless steel coupling with a close tolerance fit to the motor spline minimizes fretting ensuring longer life.
  • 13mm Stainless steel hexagon shaft withstands increased loads and torque and provides a positive drive to the rotating element.
  • The oversized cut less rubber top beating in a stainless-steel housing ensures the stack is correctly located. This will increase the life in abrasive conditions.
  • Field serviceable – fully floating impellers eliminate the need for adjustment or shimming.
  • The pumps are supplied standard with Franklin Electric submersible motor which are built for dependable operation in submerged applications.

Vimpi

Viscous Liquid Pumps Co. was established in the early 1970’s and became a professional trademark in domestic and foreign markets.

Internal eccentric gear, spur gear, helicial gear, external driven helical gear, vane type pumps which are own production of Vimpi, can be used in maximum efficiency for pumping all types of viscous and semi viscous liquids by modifying the materials of pump items according to usage purpose. Becuase of their positive displacement characteristic, Vimpi pumps can reach higher pressure even at low rounds by sucking from 6,5m depth due to the vaporization point of the liquid. Vimpi pumps have ability to turn both of the two sides by changing round direction of the pump shaft. If the pump selection and necessary maintenance is done correctly, Vimpi pumps will serve for a long time.

On the other hand, centrifugal pump, reducer, blower, burner, potable emulsion mill are existing in Vimpi product range. Also, in specific working benches, spur, helical, rack, internal gear machining, turning, million and grinding can be done for the industry.

The main principles for Vimpi are making new designs of the products for higher quality, controlling each of the production processes, delivering on time, increasing the customer satisfaction by supporting with large spare parts and technical service after sales.

Vimpi’s product range:

  • Heavy Duty Internal Eccentric Gear Pumps.
  • Helical or Spur Geared Pumps.
  • Centrifugal Pumps.
  • Vane Type Pumps.
  • High Pressure Pumps.
  • Blower.
  • Portable Burner.
  • Burner.
  • Reducer (Gear Box).
  • Valves.
  • Road Sweeper.
  • Filters.
  • High sheer mill.
  • Colloidal Emulsion Mill.

Centrifugal Pumps

Kirloskar centrifugal pumps are used in any general applications for both clean or slightly contaminated, non-corrosive liquids.

Applications

  • Heating circulation duties.
  • Water boosting.
  • Irrigation.
  • Drainage.

Features

  • Cast iron volute with integrally cast feet.
  • Back-pull-out facility permits removal of back cover, stuffing box and impeller without disturbance of suction and delivery pipework. Drive motor can also remain in place if spacer coupling is fitted.
  • Shaft carried in oil lubricated rolling contact bearings.
  • Just three shaft modules cover the entire range and all pumps common to one shaft module have identical bearings, shaft sleeves, seals and impeller fastenings.
  • Cast iron bearing housing secured to cover plate and volute. Only three sizes cover the entire range.
  • Shaft sealing by soft packed gland with stainless steel shaft sleeve. Alternatively, by single mechanical seals, again with stainless steel shaft sleeve.
  • For liquid temperatures over 150 degrees Celsius and up to 180 degrees Celsius a gland cooling chamber can be performed by the addition of a cover plate.
  • Double shrouded design of impeller with back balancing vanes or, on larger diameters, hydraulically balanced by incorporating replaceable wear rings.
  • Replaceable wear rings fitted to all volutes and also to back covers of larger pumps.

Vacuum Pumps

Applications

  • Autoclave.
  • Evisceration.
  • Laboratories.
  • Distillation.
  • Filtering.
  • Evaporators.
  • Hospitals.
  • Deaeration.
  • Filling.
  • Solvent Extraction.
  • Forming.
  • Cookers.
  • Extruder Venting.
  • Packing.
  • Chucking.
  • Exhaust Gas.
  • Liquid Transfer.
  • Drying.

The inside story

  1. The precision case rotor has the resilience to withstand suction line carry over of liquid slugs or semisolids without damage.
  2. Refined internal porting configuration and other design features result in stable capacity performance characteristic up to 300 mbar (A) and a maximum vacuum attaining ability to 70 mbar (A).
  3. Up to the minute design ensures efficient use of drive motor output.
  4. John Crane mechanical seal fitted as standard to reduce maintenance requirement.
  5. Grease lubricated bearings are external to pumping area and fully protected from service conditions.
  6. Minimum space requirements due to compact design with all service connections positioned for easy installation.
  7. Internal and external porting below the shaft level ensure good self-drainage and prevent flooded restarting.
  8. Choice of internally mounted drive motor or sperate bearing pedestal, strong enough to support v-belt driving without extra support.
  9. 100% locally manufactured in Cast Iron, Bronze and Stainless Steel.

Chemical Pumps

Chemical pumps are most successful in handling cold or very hot acids, solvents, alkalines and fatty acids. A complete chemical resistance chart based on long term tests is available.

Chemical Pumps can be factory fitted with all types of mechanical seal arrangements. Dry-running protection devices can be incorporated at slurries with a minimum of wear and tear.

Solid cast epoxy resin is used throughout. all external surfaces, as well as internal ones, are therefore corrosion resistant.

Horizontal centrifugal chemical pumps

  • Monoblock design or coupled units.
  • Capacities up to 440 cbm/hour.
  • Heads up to 60 meters.
  • Temperatures up to 180°.
  • Baseplates made of corrosion resistant epoxy resin.

Vertical submersible chemical pumps

  • Cantilever design, no submersed bearing, bushes, or seals.
  • Can run dry continuously.
  • Capacities up to 440 cbm/hour.
  • Heads up to 60 metres.
  • Temperatures up to 180°.

Reliability

All units are tested and inspected before dispatch.

CHEM-PUMPS® are used in nearly all major South African chemical industries and in many platinum, gold and uranium mines, where a harsh, corrosive environment is present, and downtime costs must be kept to a minimum.

Prices

Other chemical pumps cost more or do less, often both.

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