Pumps & Accessories

Airloader Pumps

Brain Industries pneumatic pumps work where others won’t.

Our Airloader pumps are designed to handle just about any flowable material. In fact, we can pump materials and under conditions considered impossible with conventional pumping systems. With no internal moving parts, the Airloader can convey particles up to 80mm in size, handle viscous materials with ease, and achieve vertical suction of up to 25 metres.

The Airloader is not a competitor to conventional pumps. We step in when you need to pump material like sludge or slurries with solids—or in locations that conventional pumps simply can’t reach. The Airloader can convey large volumes of hard-to-pump materials, whether it’s as dry as sand or as thick as mud.

The Airloader range works under the most challenging conditions including underground, offshore and in confined spaces, making it a favourite for oil and gas and mining industries, and well adapted for use in shipping, marine, agricultural and other industries.

Applications

All Airloader pumps are safe for hazardous area operation and removing material from confined locations. Typical uses include sump cleaning, face slurry removal, pump lodge desilting, winding shaft sump cleaning, tank cleaning, sewer cleaning, culvert cleaning and pond desilting.

Mudskipper© Pump

The Mudskipper is our smallest and most popular Airloader. It’s a highly portable, compressed-air driven, solids-conveying system able to produce a Vacuum of 60 kPa. It can convey viscous, high solids concentration sludges and pass lump sizes up to 65mm.

The pump’s unique float system allows it to efficiently transfer slurries and sludge flows at rates of up to 14m³ per hour and discharge up to a kilometre with reliable consistency. The pump can be hand operated or used with a suction screen for fully automatic operation.

When used in conjunction with the Mudskipper© Sieve Bend, operators can not only transfer materials efficiently but also continually separate solids from the slurry as part of their process.

Mudskipper© Pump

Airloader PD4x4 (300) Pump

Brain Airloader Pumps are designed for handling heavily solids laden slurries and sludges normally considered impossible with conventional pumps.

The Airloader PD4x4 (300) is a portable compressed air powered unit, intrinsically safe and low in height making it particularly suitable for applications in underground mining and tunnelling. It can pass solids up to 80mm in lump size.

Unlike conventional pumps, which rely on vacuum displacement, the Airloader generates a high velocity suction airflow (17cu.mtr.min/600cfm.) combined with a powerful vacuum (-0.88 Bar/26″HG) resulting in very effective suction performance.

Airloader PD4x4 (300) Pump

Airloader PD4x4 (500) Pump

Brain Airloader Pumps are designed for handling heavily solids laden slurries and sludges normally considered impossible with conventional pumps.

The Airloader PD4x4(500) is a portable, compressed air powerful unit, totally intrinsically safe and capable of passing solids up to 80mm in lump size.

Unlike conventional pumps, which rely on vacuum displacement, the Airloader PD4x4(500) generates a high velocity suction airflow (25cu m min/900cfm) combined with a powerful vacuum (-0.88 Bar/26″Hg) resulting in aggressive suction performance.

airloader pd4x4 500 pump

Self-Filling Tanker

Skid-mounted or trailer-mounted to match your needs.

Using the same powerful jet-pump as our Airloader and VAC-Pack units, the self-filling tanker vacuum-loads continuously to achieve a noticeably higher loading rate.

Our customers love how easy the tanker is to empty, with its full size, side opening rear door and 250mm diameter dump hatch that allows users to empty it without opening the full-sized door.

The skid-mounted unit is made to be transported on a flatbed trailer or truck using the side-accessed forklift sockets. The MPV unit can also be transported above ground in this way.

The trailer-mounted self-filling tanker has a rocker arm, load sharing wheels with oil-filled hubs and solid tyres.

Self-Filling Tanker

Mudskipper© Sieve Bend

The Sieve Bend is used to separate solids from sludge and slurry. Our Mudskipper Sieve Bend is designed to be used in conjunction with the Mudskipper Pump. It removes the bulk of the water content in the discharged feed from the pump, with all solids larger than 0.4mm returned onto the belt or collected and disposed of as required. The underflow water exits by gravity or may be pumped away.

The Mudskipper Sieve Bend can straddle a belt conveyor or be fixed to the roof for underground mining. Custom larger capacity units are available to match our full range of Airloader pumps.

Mudskipper© Sieve Bend

Air-Operated Float Switch

Eliminate excessive air consumption, premature wear with the Brain Industries air-operated float switch.

Excess consumption and unnecessary wear is caused by dry running. Our air-operated float switch ensures your pump operates only when it needs to, turning on and off automatically at pre-determined levels. It’s intrinsically safe, can handle level differentials from 125mm up to 3000mm and can be reverse operated.

Air-Operated Float Switch