Toyo, the world renowned Japanese manufacturer of pumps for heavy and abrasive slurries, has been present for many years in Africa, notably in mining applications.
This manufacturer has developed a large range of pumps with a unique built in agitator. The patented agitator lifts the sediments, creates a homogenous mixture and allows stirring up of solids that have settled in the liquid. The design of the Toyo pump makes continuous pumping of high concentration of abrasive materials possible (up to 70% in weight). It is exactly what is needed for pumping solids in mines.
Toyo is notably present in diamond extraction as well as in gold, copper and uranium mines in South Africa and Zambia. The Toyo pumps are available in different metallurgies including stainless steel.