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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Control and instrumentation play rugged role in industry

By: Simone Liedtke     28th April 2017 The uptake of new information technology (IT) in industrial automation has traditionally been at a slower rate compared with that of the broader information, communications and technology (ICT) sector, says the Society for Automation Instrumentation, Measurements and Control (SAIMC) professional... 

Machines produce components for isotope facility 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th April 2017 Machine component manufacturer Precision Separators bought six computer numerical control (CNC) machines from machine industry company Hurco to manufacture and produce components for private company Klydon’s medical isotope facility MoF6. 

Machines produce components for isotope facility
Machines produce components for isotope facility

New tandem horizontal boring to be fully operational in July

By: Simone Liedtke     28th April 2017 Installation of the new tandem horizontal boring mill – which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously – will be complete and fully operational by July, enthuses project services corporation Hydra Arc. 

New tandem horizontal boring to be fully operational in July
Photo by Petrus Saayman
FULLY AUTOMATED The tandem horizontal boring mill is fully automated and programmable

High pressure clean-in-place pump now available

     24th March 2017 Peristaltic hose pump provider Brubin Pumps – a division of pumping solution provider Letaba Pumps – has set the benchmark in developing a solution for easier and better clean-in-place (CIP) pumps, says Brubin GM Hannes Liebenberg. 

High pressure  clean-in-place  pump now available
CLEAN-IN-PROCESS PUMP The Brubin BA Clean-In-Process (CIP) pump has a patent pending designed pump-wheel that will allow the pressing shoes to retract for efficient CIP

New concrete pump exhibited at expo in Las Vegas

     24th March 2017 Construction equipment supplier Putzmeister - as a member of heavy machinery manufacturer SANY Group - exhibited a new truck-mounted concrete pump with a 47-m, five-section boom at this year’s Construction Expo (Conexpo), held from March 7 to 11, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

New concrete pump exhibited at expo in  Las Vegas
Photo by Duane Daws
PUTZMEISTER Putzmeister presented innovations and new products over 20 800 ft2 for the duration of the expo

Peristaltic hose pumps to mitigate challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Owing to the high air entrainment and shear sensitivity of froth pulp, mixing equipment and peristaltic pump manufacturer Afromix applied its AFX065 peristaltic hose pump – which is already associated with arduous mining and industrial applications – to mitigate this challenge.  

Peristaltic hose pumps to mitigate challenges
FROTH APPLICATION The AFX065 was selected as the company’s first platinum froth application

Pumps make water treatment easier

     24th March 2017 Used service water from industrial processes is one of the most problematic types of waste water owing to its composition, as it is often very demanding for conveying systems, says building materials and concrete manufacturer NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme. 

Pumps make water treatment easier
RELIABLE SOLUTIONS Reliable and robust conveying solutions do now exist for efficient treatment of industrial waste water and sludge

Pumps range included in offering to cater for demand

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) is strategising to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand in diverse industries, including the pumps industry. 

Pumps range included in offering to cater for demand
PNEUMATIC GREASE TRANSFER About 180 kg of grease is being pumped and used daily at Richards Bay Minerals

Refurbishment demand driven by cost efficiency

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Competition in the pumps industry has become fierce, owing to demand for cost efficiency that has seen growing calls for product refurbishment, says pumps manufacturer and distributor Mather + Platt. 

Refurbishment demand driven by cost efficiency
BEFORE REFURBISHMENT The increased call for product refurbishment has resulted in a significant growth in Mather + Platt’s refurbishment department

Recent aquisition enhances firm’s product quality

By: Victor Moolman     17th March 2017 Following filtration technology company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ acquisition of technology producer Alphasorb in the second quarter of 2016, the quality of Freudenberg’s gas-control products has increased greatly, says Freudenberg market segment manager for sub-Saharan Africa Pooven... 

Recent aquisition enhances firm’s product quality
DANGEROUS Corrosive gases are usually by-products of industry processes and can be flammable

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2017 With South Africa’s signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations twenty-first Conference of the Parties in 2015 requiring it to have met certain greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets from a mitigation and an adaptation point of view by 2020, this year’s Industrial Efficiency... 

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy
TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES The Industrial Efficiency Conference aims to guide industries in energy, water and waste efficiency

Motors shielded in hazardous environments

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th January 2017 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contracting company 52 Engineering, a member of the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, has employed various methods to protect motors from the dangerous and harsh environments in which they function. 52... 

Filtration group focuses on product expansion

     25th November 2016 Filtration group CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group released over 250 filtration products in the first half of this year. 

Filtration group focuses on product expansion
FILTRATION INNOVATIONS Baldwin’s lube filters provide superior protection against wear and extend the life of wear parts

Fluid cleanliness monitor internationally well received

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th November 2016 Industrial filtration solutions supplier Filtration Management Solutions (FMS) has had an overwhelmingly positive international response to the PCM500 fluid cleanliness monitor, which uses unique filter mesh technology, since its introduction last year. 

Fluid cleanliness monitor internationally well received
REAL-TIME DATA The PCM500 monitor provides a three-part ISO 4406 cleanliness code in under six minutes, which can be uploaded directly to mobile devices for analysis

Focus set on filtration adhesive products

     25th November 2016 Adhesive technologies provider Henkel exhibited its latest adhesive products for the filtration industry at this year’s Filtech – the world’s largest filtration event, which was held from October 11 to 13 in Cologne, in Germany. 

Focus set on filtration adhesive products
HIGHLY HEAT RESISTANT The hot melt technology used in Henkel’s Technomelt AS 5115 enables the product to withstand temperatures of up to 100 ˚C

Greater emphasis on industrial air filtration needed

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th November 2016 Despite the health and environmental benefits associated with ensuring clean air in industrial environments, many companies still consider air filtration as a nonessential element of their operations, says air filtration solutions provider Aircure owner Darren Bibby. 

Greater emphasis  on industrial air  filtration needed
CUSTOMISABLE DESIGN Aircure’s containerised baghouse filter system is scalable and can be supplied with any level of filtration

Local market to benefit from merger

     25th November 2016 Following the sale of industrial filtration products manufacturer Mahle’s industrial filtration division to US-headquartered filtration specialist Filtration Group Corporation in August, engineering components and services provider – and exclusive distributor of Mahle’s range in Southern Africa –... 

Local market to benefit from merger
CONTINUING OPERATIONS With the Mahle duplex filter oil flow can be diverted to the clean element while the contaminated element is being changed, allowing operations to continue uninterrupted

Many benefits to locally produced liquid filtration options

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th November 2016 Liquid filtration specialist Flow Clear Filtration has had exponential growth in market interest in its locally produced liquid filtration solutions, which are more cost-effective and accessible than imported options. 

Many benefits to  locally produced  liquid filtration options
MODIFIED BAG HOUSINGS By fitting its bag housing with bigger inlet/outlet ports, Flow Clear Filtration can achieve higher flow rates

Multibag filter housing system has multiple applications

     25th November 2016 Diversified industrial products manufacturer Eaton’s new line of multi-bag filter housings offers effective solutions for a wide variety of filtration applications for industries such as automotive, pulp and paper, paints, coatings and chemicals, and industrial water where a code stamp is not... 

Reverse pocket filter coming to South Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th November 2016 After extensive trials in Europe, with very successful results, air and liquid filtration solutions provider Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ HydroMaxx reverse pocket filter will become available in South Africa next month. 

Company assists clients with 2020 deadline

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 Air pollution and dust-control equipment designer, manufacturer and supplier John Thompson Air Pollution Control marketing and sales manager Gerard Pretorius says the company is ready to assist clients in complying with new emission standards by 2020. 

Company assists clients with 2020 deadline
INCREASING FILTRATION EFFICIENCY Pulse jet bag filter replacing ESP on a kiln dedusting filter plant

Correct air compressor size crucial for energy savings

     29th April 2016 Significant energy savings can be achieved by replacing existing oversized air compressors with correctly sized units that use power more efficiently, says compressed air products distributor Goscor. 

Correct air compressor size crucial for energy savings
SULLAIR AIR COMPRESSOR Goscor has installed variable-capacity control air compressors at Barloworld branches to increase energy efficiency

Emissions control gaining traction in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 The importance of emission control is gaining traction not only locally but also in sub-Saharan Africa, where it held little priority previously. This is especially true of international companies, says air filtration company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT). 

Emissions control gaining traction in Africa
BAG FILTERS An example of FFT’s product offering – a bag filter unit for a fume extraction system at Ausmelt Copper Smelter

Installation of largest air environmental project under way

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 Resource industries solutions provider Tenova Takraf Africa is installing the largest air- environmental plant that the company has received to date at platinum producer Impala Platinum’s (Implats) Impala Platinum refineries, in Gauteng. The first phase is complete and is in the process of... 

New opportunities, jobs in emissions control sector

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 As a result of South African companies’ efforts to adhere to the standards of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act by 2020, many higher-end jobs are being created, especially in the associated fields of design and engineering, third-party compliance testing, airshed studies and... 

New opportunities,  jobs in emissions  control sector
DRY SORBENT INJECTION PILOT PLANT Lodestone Engineering uses its pilot plant to design various upgrades

New products aid compliance

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 Engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance services provider Steinmüller Africa boiler process group leader Warwick Ham says the company’s product offering positions it well to help South African companies meet stricter emissions standards because of its long-term establishment in... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

Hot water pumps range launched

     18th March 2016 German pumps manufacturer Wilo extended its range of domestic hot water pumps last month, by launching the Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z. The Wilo-Stratos PICO-Z is a glandless circulation pump that the company believes will enhance its domestic product offering. Similar to the Wilo-Stratos PICO, this pump... 

Hot water pumps  range launched
WILO-STRATOS The PICO-Z is suitable for use in small commercial buildings such as hospitals, hotels and flats

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO

By: Nadine James     18th March 2016 Amid depressed commodity prices and expected increased interest rates, companies and government entities often spend less on capital projects, resulting in fewer new pumps being bought, but more focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), says industrial components supplier RS Components... 

Pumps focus shifting from buying to MRO
ITT FLOWJET DIAPHRAGM PUMP One of the 400 pumps and accessories stocked by RS Components

Filtration companies collaborate on expansion

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Having established its coolant manufacturing plant in July 2015 in Woodmead, Johannesburg, global filtration products designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration appointed hydraulic fluid specialist Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) as its ‘super dealer’ for the company’s Fleetguard range of engine... 

Filtration companies collaborate on expansion
WORKING TOGETHER HFT is the ‘super dealer’ for Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard range of products across Southern Africa

Microfiltration key in equipment maintenance in African conditions

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Africa’s extreme environment calls for more effective microfiltration applications to remove wear particles and dirt contamination from lubricants says microfine filtration solutions and vacuum automated and dehydration systems provider Filter Focus, COO Craig FitzGerald. “When new oil that has... 

Microfiltration key in equipment maintenance in African conditions
FILTERING TO THE LAST PARTICLE Microfine filtering extends equipment life span and components by up to ten times

New industrial vacuums enter local market

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Industrial and mining vacuum company Hencon Vacuum Technologies launched its Robot Mole in South Africa last month and will also launch its underbelt cleaning vehicle (UBCV) onto the local market this month.  

New industrial vacuums enter local market
UBCV CLEANING MODE The vehicle has an integrated vacuum system for cleaning spillage, especially under conveyors

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Dylan Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Seal-saving device worth  its weight in gold
SEAL SAVING DEVICE Seal Savers take only 20 minutes to install, which is made easy using heavy-duty Velcro strips and built-in clamps

Singapore company appoints ASME inspector

     5th June 2015 Singapore-based fully integrated water solutions supplier Hyflux Membrane Manufacturing (Hyflux) has chosen engineering advisory firm and assurance services company Lloyd’s Register Energy as its American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) inspection services provider for boilers and pressure... 

Distributor signs strategic partnership with pneumatics manufacturer

By: Dylan Stewart     24th April 2015 Global electronic, mechanical and industrial equipment distributor RS Components has significantly expanded its pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission portfolio by entering into a deep strategic partnership with pneumatic manufacturing company SMC Pneumatics. 

Engineering services help maintain mine profits

     28th November 2014 The biggest threat to a sustainable water supply in South Africa is not the lack of storage, but the contamination of limited available water resources, says extractive metallurgy company Multotec environmental process engineer CJ Liebenberg. This takes place through mining pollution and acid... 

Bag filters supplied to State-owned utility

     28th November 2014 Technology solutions company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa has been awarded a contract by State-owned freight transport utility Transnet to supply three reverse pulse bag filters. Two of the filters are to be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail... 

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