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Hydraulics News

New range of retrofit pumps developed locally

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Oz hose-repair franchise for South Africa

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Push feeders are supplied to Phalaborwa

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Real-term sales fall 20% as business dries up

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Specialist seal division promotes hi-tech quality

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Training, consulting are the key focus

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Warranty, repair facility maintains global standards

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

R95-million sewage plant

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A R95-million sewage plant which is said to reach new heights in environmental sensitivity is under construction near Victoria on the island of Mah 

Agency for Italian profile-rolling machines secured

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Tube-bending and sawing-equipment specialist Vite Machine Tools, of Jet Park, Gauteng, has landed the agency for the CS series of profile-rolling machines from SAF Curvatrici of Italy. This series of rolling machines has been designed specifically for the cold- rolling of aluminium profiles into... 

Control leader offers didactic training

By: System Author     25th June 1999 A global leader in control technology, Festo not only designs, manufactures and supplies products, equipment and systems for control technology, but also offers didactic training in order to assist with the upgrading of worker skills for industry. First established in Germany in 1970, Festo... 

Cylinder refinement project

By: System Author     28th May 1999 CYLINDER repairs specialist Cylinder Manufacturers, has initiated a refinement project for its already recognised parts division. The decision to upgrade was based on the fact that repair and replacement equipment is the largest hydraulic cylinder market segment. With 18 years of expertise and... 

New compact performance valve terminals redefining pneumatics

By: System Author     21st May 1999 NEW compact performance valve (CPV) terminals from international control technology specialist Festo redefine the local pneumatics industry by representing a true technical revolution in terms of performance, size and flexibility. Although 60% smaller, this innovative range of solenoid valve... 

Range of electro-pneumatic valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW range of electro-pneumatic pressure-regulating valves from Mannesman Rexroth Pneumatic is being marketed by Tectra Automation, of Maraisburg, Gauteng. These valves have a range of functions, offering the user a valve for every application. Process variables such as power, quantity and speed... 

Acquisition paves way for exports

By: System Author     7th May 1999 PNEUMATIC specialist Parker Hannifin, of Kempton Park, Gauteng, has bought Global Fluid Power (GFP), a manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders, ISO subplates and directional valves. The company was established ten years ago, and is located in Middelburg, in Mpumalanga. It will form part of the Parker... 

Austrian specialist sets up shop in SA

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Pneumatics specialist Hoerbiger, of Austria, has formed a new company in South Africa under the name Hoerbiger-Origa. The group bought rodless-cylinder manufacturer Origa, with all its global outlets, in 1992. “We established this company in South Africa in January, having decided last year... 

Company celebrates its 25th anniversary

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Control engineering company Festo South Africa, of Isando, Gauteng, is celebrating more than 25 years in South Africa. The company meets low-, medium- and high-technology requirements of its main target market, the manufacturing industry, with cutting-edge control systems. All operations in... 

Hydraulic bearing-pullers delivered

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Specialised hydraulic-equipment manufacturer, Hydraulic Power Tools of Benoni, Gauteng, has delivered two hydraulic bearing-pulling devices to remove bearings from railway wheels for Transnet division Transwerk. The units, weighing in at just under 470 kg each, use US technology, and are... 

In-house hydraulics workshop opened

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Hydraulic-equipment importer Powerforce, of Kempton Park, Gauteng, has opened an in-house hydraulics workshop on the premises of a client, Smith Capital Equipment. “Our client is an original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of drill-rigs employing hydraulics. “At present our client is... 

Latest know-how from the Hannover Fair

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Representatives of Bosch pneumatic and automation products, Pneumatech of Sandton, Gauteng, have just returned from the Hannover Fair in Germany with new products from its principal. Engineering News caught up with chief executive Keith Berning and GM Emil Berning shortly after they returned to... 

Pneumatic system for trenchless piping

By: System Author     7th May 1999 A range of pneumat- ic equipment used to install underground pipes and cables without digging trenches is available from Reef Trenchless Technology SA (RTT), a wholly-owned company of Reef Pneumatics and Industrial Supplies. “The conventional method of digging trenches when one needs to... 

Sector is ‘riddled’ with dishonest firms

By: System Author     7th May 1999 The hydraulics industry and its clients must work together to eliminate irregularities that are giving the industry a bad name in South Africa, insists Hydraulic Engineering Repair Services director Eric Page. He tells Engineering News that, especially the hydraulic cylinder industry, in which... 

Turnkey hydraulic package offered in SA

By: Deborah Spicer     7th May 1999 The range of hydraulic equipment manufactured by Denison, and imported from the US and Europe to South Africa through the Denquip group, has a stronger-than-ever presence in the country. “With some changes taking place in the group itself, as well as a change of agency in South Africa, some... 

Choosing the correct pneumatic tool

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Selecting the correct pneumatic tool for a task enhances productivity greatly, improves quality control, and increases profits, reports Bellambie Mining and Industrial marketing manager Dudley Ward. “To ensure optimum performance and extended operating life of pneumatic tools, proper... 

End-suction pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The SFH end-suction centrifugal pump supplied by Hypower Pumps has been redesigned and revamped by Lowara using new laser-welding technology. Laser technology is used to weld parts of the pump together as this is more accurate, cleaner and quicker than spot-welding. It also prevents distortion of... 

Digital compatibility demand

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Interest in, and use of, digital protocols in the processing industry has grown dramatically, and Worcester Controls, a BTR Siebe Flow Control company, is responding to the demand for digital-compatible products. The company has added actuator sensor interface (ASI) technology to the Norbro... 

UK product enables filtration upgrade for higher performance and efficiency

By: Archivist     26th March 1999 Filtration specialist Filpro has introduced Repak replaceable pleat-pack elements manufactured by UK company PTI Techno-logies, which enable upgrading of existing applications to a higher filtration performance and efficiency, hydraulic, lube and air product manager Frans van der Merwe tells... 

South Africa and France team up on train-door contract

By: System Author     19th February 1999 A R2-million contract to supply an outside sliding-door system comprising 100 pneumatic door gears and 200 door leaves for the upgrade of the South African Rail Commuter Corporation’s 5M2A rolling stock has been secured by a South African–French partnership. Local company Voith South... 

Pneumatic conveying licensee

By: System Author     12th February 1999 LOCAL company Bateman Materials Handling has been appointed as licensee for Southern Africa by Cyclonaire to market its pneumatic conveying and materials-handling systems to the cement, minerals, food and other industries. The range of pneumatic conveying technologies is flexible and reliable and... 

Pneumatic conveying system sparkles

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Gauteng company Bateman Materials Handling is at present installing a new Cyclonaire ferrosilicon pneumatic conveying system at the Orapa mine, Botswana, for Debswana Diamond. Worker safety is the main reason for installing this bag-handling, unloading and conveying system which will ensure... 

New plastic-conveying system

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A new pneumatic conveying system for process waste and light materials such as plastic, packaging and paper has been introduced by waste-handling specialist Kongskilde. “The methodical handling of process waste, critical in any industry, contributes to a lean and efficient working... 

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