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Brainwaves No. 36, February 2022

In this issue

  • Video: Airloader 4X4 (500) pump in action.
  • Tips to extend the life of your pulley lagging.
  • Video: Fines Separation Units for mining, quarrying and agriculture.
  • Hire rather than buy to save.

Pump sludges and slurries easily

Brain Industries PD4x4 (500) Airloader Pump

Are you looking for a pump capable of lifting sludge and slurry?

This video showcases one of our Airloader vacuum recovery pumps during testing. The PD4x4 (500) Airloader Pump in the video can handle solids up to 80mm in lump size. Pump sludges and slurries across 100m horizontally and 35m vertically.

Unlike conventional pumps, which rely on vacuum displacement, the Airloader generates a high velocity suction airflow combined with a powerful vacuum. Typical production rate is 20m3/hr.

Watch our Airloader PD4X4 (500) pump in action.

View our pump range here.

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Tips for protecting lagging to extend its service life

A pulley with Brain Industries' lagging on it

The life expectancy or service life of your conveyor pulley lagging depends on the operating environment, maintenance quality and frequency and how the equipment is used.

Read our top Dos and Don’ts for protecting lagging.

View Brain’s full range of lagging products.

Did you know? As well as lagging, rain also makes, repairs, maintains and certifies conveyor pulleys?


Video – Fines Separation Units

This video shows how a Brain Industries' Fines Separation Unit works

Watch our video to see how a Fines Separation Unit (FSU) works to help you to better manage sludge and slurries, including those laden with coal fines.

The fully automatic system dewaters solids laden slurry or fines laden water from several sources simultaneously. The dewatered material is taken back up an auger to a conveyor belt or hopper.

Our FSUs can be used in mining and quarrying. They can even dry out livestock bedding.

Read more about Brain’s FSU.

Case study: FSU for a mine pays for itself in 2 weeks.

Hire rather than buy to save $

Hiring rather than buying can be a cost effective measure, particularly if you only need the pump or other industrial equipment for a one off project.

A popular hire option is our Mudskipper pump. This small yet powerful pump can easily vacuum and discharge sludges, slurries, and mud with solids up to 60mm. It is great for hard to get to and confined spaces.

Hiring a Brain Airloader pump to empty a 7 million litre flyash dam saved a client hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to using vacuum trucks and a dredge. Read more about the project here.

Read more about Brain equipment hire.

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More information or to request a quote

To discuss any of your industrial equipment needs, call the genius team at Brain Industries on +61 2 4969 2111, email, or use our contact form.

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