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Tsurumi Offers an Improved KTV Pump Series

Tsurumi offers an improved KTV pump series. It is one of the successful models of the Japanese manufacturer and is practical for construction and mining sites.

A key factor is the low weight that Tsurumi achieves with a die-cast aluminum housing. Many customers therefore like to use the KTV, especially as it makes transport to different locations easy. However, the lightweight construction sometimes reached its limits in environments with highly abrasive water, such as mining, tunneling and civil engineering.

Tsurumi generally recommends other pumps for these applications. However, operators used the lightweight pumps in heavy applications, so the manufacturer took action and formed a special team. They investigated the mechanical stress, especially on the oil housing, fixing disc, pump housing and wear plate.

The focus was on the use of the pumps in very demanding environments such as hard rock. New wear parts were developed in a modified design with a different hardness value. In addition, the parent company in Japan manufactured the oil housing with a greater wall thickness. The upgraded pumps proved to be considerably more durable.

Tsurumi offers the new components on request. The conversion of the series or the retrofitting of existing pumps is not necessarily required. In “normal” dewatering applications of construction sites the KTV in standard design does its job perfectly fine.

All Tsurumi pumps are designed for unattended continuous operation.