Italdraghe and Draghe Lario combine their range of dredge pumpsEquipment & Technology // January 19, 2010
Italdraghe and Draghe Larios have combined their pump range.
Since its successful takeover of the dredge pump manufacturer Draghe Lario, the Italdraghe Group has further extended its range of purpose-designed dredge pumps and booster stations.
Both Draghe Lario and Italdraghe had been designing and manufacturing their own lines of hard-wearing high-performance pumps for over 40 years, and while the products of both companies had certain features, such as easy disassembly and simple maintenance, in common, they differed from one another in terms of impeller diameter and low-high pressure output.
The new joint range, now entirely manufactured on the Italdraghe premises, includes recently geometrically re-designed pumps with three, four and five-blade impellers as well as open impellers able to handle dredged material with a high concentration of cut vegetation.
By offering two complimentary lines of both single and double-walled pumps, the Italdraghe Group is able to supply the ideal dredge pump for all types of cutter suction dredgers excavating materials with a diameter of up to 400mm.
Furthermore, given that its pumps are manufactured in-house in Italy, it is able to guarantee the immediate availability of key spare parts.
Interestingly, both Italdraghe and Draghe Lario pumps are also used outside of the dredging sector in the field of precious metal mining, while the off-spin range of vertical slurry pumps is proving particularly popular with foundries and heavy mining industries.