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Industrial Filters and Filtration

Service kit ensures operational uptime

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Filtration solutions provider Filter and Hose Solutions (FHS) states that its unique turnkey filter service kit system significantly reduces operational downtime in the mining and industrial sectors. “FHS offers a fully customised service kit system for all forms of heavy earthmoving equipment,”... 

Local market forces filtration providers into Africa

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Amid a hostile local economic climate, growth in the local industrial water treatment and filtration sector has been stagnant, forcing service providers to expand their offerings into Africa, says South Africa-based industrial water treatment solutions provide WaterIcon. The company focuses on... 

Local market forces filtration providers into Africa
UPTICK EXPECTED The water treatment and filtration industry expects a major drive towards zero liquid discharge plants and effluent recycling plants, which it predicts will bolster the industry’s 2019 project pipeline

Distribution partnership longevity proves model strength

30th November 2018 Mpumalanga-based industrial filtration and ventilation specialist Filvent has had a relationship with filtration brand Fleetguard since its establishment in the early 1990s. Cummins Filtration states that this longest-standing Fleetguard distribution partnership is a testament to the success of... 

Distribution partnership longevity proves  model strength
CHRIS VOS, DARREL MOODLEY, MARK BEAN Filvent Johannesburg notes that the aftermarket support that Cummins Filtration provides is a large part of its success in the demanding mining industry

Fluid maintenance neglect proves costly

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Fluid maintenance is frequently neglected and the consequences of using contaminated fuel and lubricant oil are often underestimated, says technical solutions provider BMG fluid technology business unit manager David Dyce.... 

Fluid maintenance  neglect proves costly
PORTABLE FLUID PURIFICATION The Parker Sentinel portable fluid purification systems are incorporated into planned maintenance programmes to protect hydraulic systems and increase productivity by eliminating moisture in oil

High recovery water treatment plant being commissioned

30th November 2018 After extensive testwork and design, international mineral processing specialist – with a local subsidiary based in Kempton Park – Multotec Group is commissioning a full-scale DeSALx plant to treat waste water from a flue gas desulphurisation scrubber, at a minerals processing plant in Oman in... 

High recovery water  treatment plant  being commissioned
CARIEN SPAGNUOLO During the testwork, we were able to simulate the effect of changing feed conditions on the DeSALx system – proving its ability to adjust effectively to these variable conditions

Indoor smart filtration solution launched

30th November 2018 Germany-based international filter manufacturer Mann+Hummel – with a local subsidiary based in Boksburg – launched its brand for smart filtration solutions for indoor air filtration and ventilation within buildings at the 2018 Chillventa exhibition, held last month. Over 90% of the global... 

Indoor smart filtration solution launched
SMART AIR MANAGEMENT Through the adoption of IoT-enabled indoor air quality solutions, indoor spaces can be virtually managed as digital spaces

New soluble varnish removal range available in Africa

30th November 2018 The new Hy-Pro Soluble Varnish Removal (SVR) system – now available from Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) – offers complete recovery and maintenance for turbine lubricants. The SVR will be available across Africa through HFT. The prevalence and potential economic impact of varnishing in industrial... 

New soluble varnish removal range available in Africa
HY-PRO SOLUBLE VARNISH REMOVAL SYSTEM The Soluble Varnish Removal system attacks the source of the varnish problem on a molecular level, removing the oxidation by-products that form varnish deposits

Distributor adds filters to existing product range

1st December 2017 Engineering consumables and components distributor BMG’s range of products now encompasses EcoPart filter elements for stationary and mobile hydraulic systems from filtration specialists the Filtration Group (FG). These components, with defined filter performance and purity class, comply with... 

New range of filters introduced, new materials enhance filtration

1st December 2017 Drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has introduced a new range of hydraulic filter elements that incorporate new materials which enhance filtration performance for hydraulic systems while reducing operating costs through increased service life. The new Pure Power range of elements has been... 

New standards change filtration requirements

By: Victor Moolman     1st December 2017 With filters being exposed to a much broader range of particle sizes, which requires higher levels of filtration maintenance, filter technology manufacturer Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT) says attention should be drawn to the new ISO 16890 standard for filter testing and assessment.... 

New standards change filtration requirements
IDEAL OPPORTUNITY During the holiday season the closing of some workshops, factories and mines presents a good opportunity for system maintenance

Separators offer versatility and low maintenance

1st December 2017 Compressed air technology, equipment and systems specialist Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s OSC range of condensate separators for compressed air systems is capable of working with compressor systems that are between 74 cfm and 4 984 cfm. There are eight models in the OSC range that use the... 

Small size particles prompt regular filter replacement

1st December 2017 Owing to typical commercial primary filters in a pneumatic circuit being designed to filter out particles as small as 5 μm from the air, particular hydraulic systems, motion and control technologies diversified manufacturer Parker Hannifin says companies need to change or clean dirty elements as... 

Positive growth for filtration industry leading to 2022

1st December 2017 The portable filtration systems market is expected to grow from an estimated $512.6-million in 2017 to $621.4-million by 2022, registering a compound yearly growth rate of 3.93 in this time. Market research company Markets and Markets explains that stringent government regulations, growth in... 

Unfiltered air shortens air compressors’ life span 

By: Victor Moolman     1st December 2017 With many industrial air compressors being used in dusty conditions, the lack of proper filtration of incoming air can shorten the life span of the compressors by 75% to 80%, says specialised engineering company RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser. “Air compressors used in industries are, for... 

Unfiltered air shortens air compressors’ life span
RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser explains how spin filters work. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Roytec Global

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2017 South Africa-based liquid/solid and mineral separation equipment supplier Roytec Global is a leader in the supply of thickening, filtration and mineral floatation technologies for the mining industry. Roytec is passionate about service excellence and prides itself on living up to its promises.  

Roytec Global

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

Manufacturing of dust collectors moves to SA next year

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Integrated filtration solutions supplier Donaldson Filtration Solutions will manufacture its PowerCore dust collectors at its facility in Alrode, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. PowerCore technology is currently imported from Europe where it has been available to the international market for... 

Manufacturing of  dust collectors moves  to SA next year
TRAPPING DUST PowerCore technology was integral to the success of the South African Toyota Imperial team, which competed in the 2015 Dakar Rally

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

Filtration supplier offers uniquely local products

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Local primary liquid filtration products designer and manufacturer Flow Clear Filtration has established a niche segment within the industrial filtration market through three distinctly South African products. The self-cleaning strainers, high capacity bag filters and centrifugal filters are... 

Filtration supplier offers uniquely local products
SELF-CLEANING The self-cleaning strainers implement a rotating brush which mechanically scrubs the wedge filtration screen

Filtration technology enables free-water removal

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Oil-quality maintenance and monitoring services provider to the South African energy market, Filtration Management Solutions (FMS) claims to be the only company in Africa using the Pall HCP200 turbine oil coalescer. Developed by global experts in filtration, separation and purification solutions,... 

Filtration technology enables free-water removal
RAPID FREE-WATER CONTAMINATION REMOVAL The Pall HCP200 turbine oil coalescer is designed to remove free-water contamination from oil much faster than centrifuge and vacuum dehydration

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

Filter felt with better service life introduced

By: Malusi Mkhize     27th November 2015 Dust filter bags supplier Crosible Filtration has introduced a new range of filter felt, comprising various polymers and manufactured using a unique method that improves the product’s quality, dust capturing efficiencies longevity and corrosion resistance, says managing member Sebastiaan Buisman.... 

Filter felt with better service life introduced
Photo by Duane Daws
DUST RESISTANCE New Spunlacing filtering felt improves filter efficiency and reduces emissions

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... 

Industry initiative to benefit bag filter manufacturers

28th November 2014 The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) hosted a cluster information session for the proposed Bag Filter Manufacturers Cluster in October, which will be an initiative of industry, managed under the auspices of SACEEC. In 2013, State-owned utility Eskom developed a bag filter... 

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... 

Manufacturing depends on adequate planning

28th November 2014 The implementation of a dust collection system offers many benefits to a production facility, including increased manufacturing effectiveness and a generally cleaner and safer work environment for employees, says dedusting systems manufacturer and supplier Donaldson Torit regional sales engineer... 

Engineering services supply tailored air-filtering system

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 As the mining industry faces growing pressure to contain costs and maintain profits, mining houses are looking towards the engineering industry to offer innovative ways of overcoming these challenges, says Pretoria-based specialised engineering solutions company Rand Technical Services (RTS) MD... 

Lowering emissions a legislative requirement

28th November 2014 Several companies, across numerous industries, are faced with the obligation to lower their emissions to meet legislative requirements coming into force on April 1, 2015, and again on April 1, 2020. This is the result of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (the Act), as a... 

Company launches new water filter

28th November 2014 Motion and control technologies company Racor, a division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, launched its new Racor GreenMAX fuel filter water separator in October. The GreenMAX cartridge fuel filter water separator removes dirt from water, to protect and extend the life of final high efficiency... 

Effective water filtration crucial for plant operations

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Evaporative water cooling  specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has  become the official Southern Africa distributor for Italy-based water filtration systems manufacturer Sati Filters. An effective water filtration system is crucial to the smooth running of industrial cooling tower... 

Fuel contamination presents liability for industry

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th November 2014 Owing to the amount of dirt and dust in the South African air, combined with insufficient tank breathers, oil and fuel contamination is rife. However, industry is focusing on reducing sulphur and aromatics content in diesel fuel to reduce air pollution, says wear control, lubrication and... 

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