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Weir Minerals launches Accumin™ lubricators to optimise Warman® Pump Performance

Weir Minerals has announced the global launch of its Accumin lubricators, following international demand for the superior-quality grease lubrication which has been ensuring optimal performance for equipment such as Warman® slurry pumps in APAC since 2014.

Across more than 100 sites, the Accumin lubrication system has proven itself an efficient way of preventing expensive bearing assembly failures. It reduces maintenance downtime and promotes safety by decreasing the amount of manual interface to keep equipment performing.

“At Weir Minerals, we make the market leading slurry pump for mining applications, but we can’t always control what happens when it gets to site. Between dust, overflow and gland seal leaks, lubrication is a vital tool in the constant battle to keep machinery going,” Michael Roinich, Accumin Specialist at Weir Minerals, says.

Having an Accumin lubrication system fitted prevents over and under greasing, protects equipment from bearing failures and frees up man hours for more critical tasks.”

“When we offer Weir Minerals equipment with an Accumin lubrication system installed, what we’re really doing is giving that equipment its best shot at a long and productive working life,” he says.

Made in Germany, Accumin canisters are produced in 125cm3 gas driven, 120cm3, 250cm3 and 500cm3 electro-mechanically driven configurations and can be deployed up to five metres away from the lubrication point, allowing easy and efficient access to the mount. The electro-mechanical driven lubricator dispenses a consistent dosage of lubricant, regardless of ambient temperature. The system delivers 6 bar of operating pressure and can be easily monitored via an LCD display, flashing LED alert system and a transparent grease cartridge.

“Designed to meet the arduous demands of the mining industry, Accumin single-point lubricators set the global standard for lubricating Warman® pumps and other grease-lubricated, mission-critical mining equipment supplied by Weir Minerals. We’re excited to share our market-leading, best-practice system with mines around the world who are embracing new technologies to simplify their operations,” Roinich says.

Making the move to Accumin lubricators helped an Australian iron ore mine to save almost AU$120,000 each year in downtime reduction, pump rebuilds and bearing assembly replacements.

Accuminlubricators are now available worldwide on new pumps, through Weir Minerals’ aftermarket spare parts supply channels and via our unrivalled service centre network.

About Accumin™ Lubricators:

Since being introduced to the Australian market in 2014, Accumin™ lubricators have supported pump operators to get better value out of their critical equipment. The Accumin™ range of automatic lubricators can be fitted to a wide range of Weir Minerals equipment, including the iconic Warman® slurry pumps, Isogate® slurry valves, Multiflo® dewatering pumps, Lewis® pumps and more. Accumin™ automatic lubricators are now available worldwide for new equipment or retrofitting existing equipment.

About Weir Minerals

Weir Minerals employs more than 8,500 people worldwide, delivering end-to-end solutions for all mining, dewatering, transportation, milling, processing and waste management activities. Annual revenues were more than £1.4 billion in 2018. Weir Minerals has an advanced product range incorporating brands such as Warman® centrifugal slurry pumps, GEHO® PD slurry pumps, Linatex® rubber products, Vulco® wear resistant linings, Cavex® hydrocyclones, Trio® crushers and screens, Enduron® comminution equipment, Isogate® slurry valves, Multiflo® mine dewatering solutions, Accumin™ lubricators and Lewis® Pumps— covering virtually any application, in any environment. The Weir Minerals global network ensures they are close to their customer wherever they may base their local operations.

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