NETZSCH Pumps & Systems Industrial Progressing Cavity and Rotary Lobe Pumps


For more than six decades, NETZSCH has manufactured positive displacement pumps worldwide. The NETZSCH ranges of NEMO® progressing cavity pumps and TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps are designed specifically for the most demanding pumping applications. NETZSCH pumps range in size from the industry’s smallest metering pumps to high-volume pumps for de-watering duties in the mining industry.

The headquarters of NETZSCH Pumps & Systems is in Germany, but the manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, China, India and the US. With 30 direct sales offices and more than 200 agents, NETZSCH is ideally located wherever you are.

Positive displacement pumps

The NETZSCH ranges of progressing cavity pumps, or eccentric screw pumps as they are sometimes known, are used in a wide range of applications in the mining industry, including:

  • Mine dewatering
  • Transfer of mineral slurries
  • Void back-filling applications
  • Dosing of explosives
  • Thickener underflow applications
  • Centrifuge filling
  • Chemical dosing
  • Water treatment
  • Yellow cake transfer
  • Leachate treatment
  • Gland water supply

Progressing cavity pumps

The pumping characteristics of the NEMO® progressing cavity pump make it the ideal choice for many applications in the mining industry. The pumps are traditionally installed for products or applications where:

  • The pumped product contains very high levels of solid particles
  • The product is abrasive
  • High density products need to conveyed
  • Corrosive products are to be transferred
  • High pressure or long distances need to be overcome
  • Accurate dosing is required
  • Low shear pumping of high viscosity products is necessary
  • The application has low suction pressure

Four different helical rotor and stator geometries, along with an extensive selection of sealing and material of construction options allow our specialists to select a NEMO® pump that is tailor-made for your application.

With the emphasis on robustness, long service life and ease of maintenance, the NEMO® pump is an investment you can make with confidence.

Rotary lobe pumps

The TORNADO® T2 rotary lobe pump has been specifically designed to give exceptional service life due to the pumping elements always having an elastomer-to-metal contact. TORNADO® pumps are particularly service and maintenance-friendly; all parts that come into contact with the media are directly accessible without dismantling the pipework or disconnecting the drive.

The innovative design of the TORNADO® T2 provides quick and easy access to the pump chamber, including the inlet and outlet ports, by simply removing the cover plate. This provides improved access for inspection, cleaning, service and replacing parts. The service-friendly design of the tooth belt drive means that, should it be necessary, the belt is easy and quick to replace. Benefits of the tooth belt drive system are accuracy of synchronisation, elimination of timing gears and oil lubrication, less heat generation and quieter operation.

TORNADO® pumps are installed where:

  • Installation space is limited
  • High flow-rates are required
  • The product contains solid particles
  • The product is abrasive
  • High-density products need to conveyed
  • Corrosive products are to be transferred
  • The application has low suction pressure

Impartial pump selection advice

NETZSCH Pumps & Systems is the only manufacturer in the world currently manufacturing industrial rotary lobe and progressing cavity pumps. As both are entirely NETZSCH products, customers can rely on totally impartial advice as to which pump system is better for any application.

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Standardised Pump Technology Simplifies Servicing: Beneficiation Plant in Zambia saves $1m

Until January 2017, a copper beneficiation plant in Zambia was using pumps from six different manufacturers, including units from NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme.

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NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pumps

NETZSCH® has been developing and building high-quality and innovative pump systems for six decades at six sites worldwide, as the exclusive supplier under international patents. Download the free brochure on progressing cavity pumps for further information.

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Press Release

24 July 2017

Until January 2017, a copper beneficiation plant in Zambia was using pumps from six different manufacturers, including units from NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme.

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2 April 2017

NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme, one of the leading manufacturers of positive displacement pumps, has therefore now developed a smaller version of its proven T.Sano® rotary lobe pump for processes in which smaller volumetric flows suffice: the all-metal pump, which is specially designed for media that are demanding in chemical or hygiene terms, offers a pumping capacity of up to 8m³/h.

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27 March 2017

An African mine owner was in a fix because a pump, which was critical in terms of the process of filling tankers with an ammonium nitrate emulsion from silos, not only had too low a performance level but was also constantly breaking down: the pin joint could not withstand the torque during the system's frequent stops and starts and there was severe bending of the coupling rod.

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17 June 2015

For decades NETZSCH pumps has been globally renowned for its quality, reliability, efficiency and process optimised design.

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16 June 2015

This year NETZSCH will present three product innovations at the ACHEMA expo in Frankfurt, Germany.

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19 March 2015

The NETZSCH Pumps & Systems GmbH in Waldkraiburg has been granted three certificates in accordance with OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 by the SGS International Certification Services in March.

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26 September 2014

NETZSCH proudly announces that for the second time since 2011, it will be presented with a highly appreciated best practices award by Frost & Sullivan, the US-based growth partnership company.

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17 September 2014

Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Linz (Austria) will be renamed NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme Österreich GmbH. The change of name reflects the company's development over several decades.

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2 February 2014

A platinum mine needed dosing systems for flocculants, anti-foaming agents and flushing water on critical seals. The operator had originally intended to use different types of pumps for these various applications; peristaltic pumps for the flocculants, progressing cavity pumps for the anti-foaming agents and centrifugal pumps for the seal water.

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2 February 2014

Netzsch technicians carried out an assessment and persuaded the company to switch to a NEMO® progressing cavity pump.

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28 January 2014

During the recommissioning of a closed iron ore mine in Swaziland, the consultant appointed by the mining company was planning to install a NEMO® progressing cavity pump, which he had experience good results from in the past.

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28 January 2014

An African mine owner had a problem because a pump which was critical in the process of filling tankers with ammonium nitrate emulsion from silos had too low a performance level and was constantly breaking down. The pin joint could not withstand the torque during the system's frequent stops and starts and there was severe bending of the coupling rod.

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Regional Offices

NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH
NETZSCH Thailand Ltd.

Kwang Klongkum

46/158 Moo 12, Nuanchan Road

10230 Bangkok


+66 2 3637679
NETZSCH Lanzhou Pumps Co. Ltd.

Lanzhou New and High Technology Industrial Development Zone

No. 506 Liu Jia Tan

Lanzhou 730010


+86 931 8558567 +86 931 855 6650
NETZSCH Korea Co. Ltd.

4F., Jaeneung Bldg., #1066

Jungang-Ro, Ilsandong-Gu


South Korea

+82 3193 123 00 +82 31 93 123 88
NETZSCH do Brasil

Ind.E.Com. Ltda.

Rua Hermann Weege

Caixa Postal 5189.107 - 000 Pomerode / SC


+55 47 33878222 +55 47 33878400
PT. NETZSCH Indonesia

Ruko Permata Kota Blok D No 6

Jl. Pangeran Tubagus Angke No 170

Jakarta 14450


+62 21 6667 1513 +62 21 6667 4371
NETZSCH Australia PTY Ltd.

Unit 13/6 Abbott Road

Seven Hills

NSW, 2147


+61 2 9641 2840
NETZSCH Middle East

Dubai Airport Free Zone

Building 5WA -Office No. 105PO Box: 54700


United Arab Emirates

+971 4 260 20 20 +971 4 260 20 24
NETZSCH Southern Africa (PTY) Ltd.

No. 3 Eagle Mini Units

Erf 167 Voorraadskip Avenue 2040 Honeydew


South Africa

+27 11 794 8975
NETZSCH Pumps North America

119, Pickering Way

Exton, PA 19341 - 1393

United States of America

+1 610 363 8010 +1 610 363 0971
NETZSCH Canada, Inc

740 Huronia Road, Unit 10

L4N 6C6 Barrie


+1 705 797 8426 ext. 224 705 794 6140 (mobile) +1 705 797 8427

Lenininski Prospekt 95a

119313 Moscow


+7 495 9569086
NETZSCH (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

D-G-2A, Jalan PJU 1A/3K,

Taipan 1, Ara Damansara,

47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


+603 7843 6883 +603 7832 6883
NETZSCH Technologies India Private Ltd

Plot No. 39, 2nd Street

Spartan Nagar


Chennai 600 037


+91 44 4296 5100

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