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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Oil-injected screw compressor drives efficiency

13th July 2012 The new GA oil-injected screw compressor range from industrial group Atlas Copco offers significant improvements in both sustainability and reliability, with an up to 10% increase in performance, the group states. 

Compressors beat the heat at mine smelter converter

13th July 2012 During a four-week trial, compressor and generator rental company Rand-Air was able to provide an innovative solution to a converter challenge at one of platinum miner Lonmin’s mines.  

New central controller helps save energy in compressor rooms

13th July 2012 Compressor manufacturing company Atlas Copco has launched its latest ES 16 central controller, which can be connected with up to 16 compressors.  

South African company awarded contract at aluminium smelter

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Cape Town-based Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) was awarded a compressed air supply contract in March by diversified resources group BHP Billiton for its Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique.  

Compressed air treatment company makes great strides

13th July 2012 Compressed air treatment equipment provider Artic Driers International reports that it has had an exciting year, having launched many new products and systems. 

SA manufacturer receives Vietnam contract

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 South African steam jet ejector equipment manufacturer Applied Vacuum has been awarded a contract to supply a two-stage steam jet ejector to a sugar refinery in Vietnam, in May. 

Supplier acquires stake in compressor maintenance company

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Air compressor supplier Goscor Compressed Air Solutions (GCAS), part of the Goscor group, has acquired a stake in air compressor service and maintenance company KLG Compressed Air Services, which has been renamed Goscor KLG Compressed Air Solutions. 

New system simplifies vacuum pump monitoring

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Vacuum pump monitoring systems supplier Measure Metrix project manager Roberto Falconer reports that the company has released a new vacuum pump data processing analytical solution. 

Manufacturer sees rapid growth, secures contracts

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Since establishing its business in Johannesburg, in 2008, vacuum pump manufacturer and supplier Busch Vacuum South Africa has grown at a rapid pace and continues to secure contracts. 

Real-time air and gas monitoring system now available

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Compressed air treatment company Artic Driers has released its new real-time air and gas system monitoring and controlling software, the DS 500 Intelligent Chart Recorder. 

Air compressor suitable for African market

8th July 2011 Local air compressor company Air Supreme marketing manager Shaun Botha tells Engineering News that the launch of its SolidAir SS range of air compressors is tailored for Africa’s harsh working conditions.  

Energy efficient oil-free compressor launched

8th July 2011 Diversified equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has launched a new, energy-efficient high-speed three-stage turbo oil-free compressor. 

New pump offers low energy consumption

8th July 2011 Vacuum systems supplier Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has launched a new range of dry vacuum pumps that offer low energy consumption, small and flexible combinations and intelligent design for high system uptime. 

promote energy efficient solutions

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 The Mining and Industrial Energy Optimisation (MIEO) organisation has embarked on a series of road shows and seminars to educate users of compressed air on how to achieve significant savings on operational costs. 

Consultancy points to slow recovery of global compressor market

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Although global economies are showing signs of recovery after the recession, the oil-free air compressors market is struggling to regain its former business levels, says market research consultancy Frost & Sullivan. 

Obsolete compressors upgrade results in savings

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Air compressor components manufacturer Air Reliant MD Neal Palmer says that significant cost savings can be achieved by upgrading existing obsolete compressors. “Air Reliant boasts reverse-engineering capabilities using its coordinate-measuring equipment, which gives it the ability to... 

Local company supplies products for new mine

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Specialist portable compressor and generator hire company Atlas Plant Hire’s Midrand branch has recently completed a 36-month project on a new mine in the Mpumalanga province, which included the supply of 340 m3/min of compressed air with diesel-driven compressors and 3,2-MVA electricity... 

Stronger safety standards necessitate safety upgrades

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Increased safety requirements within the mining industry have necessitated air compressor hire company Rand-Air to upgrade its stable of air compressors’ safety features. Rand-Air GM Louwrens Erasmus says that mines increasingly insist on improved safety features for hire equipment. The... 

Smaller vacuum pump added to range

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Vacuum pump manufacturer Vac-Cent Services has added a smaller vacuum pump, known as the Vectra XL liquid ring vacuum pumps to its Gardner Denver Nash vacuum pump range. The pumps are manufactured under licence from American vacuum pump manufacturer Gardner Denver.  

New range of centrifugal air compressors 
enters market

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Compressor and tool manufacturer CompAir has developed a new range of high-speed, oil-free centrifugal air compressors. The Quantima range of compressor represents a departure from conventional technology as it incorporates Quantima’s patented Q-drive compressor and motor assembly.


Refrigerant dryer with increased 
efficiency launched

10th July 2009 Industrial productivity solutions company Atlas Copco has launched its new R410A refrigerant dryer integrated across its oil-injected screw compressors that range from 37 kW to 90 kW. 

Compressors supplied to new, improved Eastgate shopping centre

10th July 2009 Plant-hire and equipment rental company Rand-Air, which is part of the Atlas Copco Group, has hired out two of its new D770 compressors, and 18 air-breakers to construction company Grinaker-LTA Building Inland for a month. 

Technology developed to monitor real-time vacuum pump performance

By: Lindsey Berry     10th July 2009 Engineering and technical service consulting firm Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME) has developed a technology to monitor the real-time performance of vacuum pumps. 

Compressed air solutions company completes acquisition

10th July 2009 Compressed air solutions company Gardner Denver has completed its acquisition of CompAir Holdings (CompAir), a global manufacturer of compressed air and gas solutions. 

Local company appointed Chinese manufacturer agent

By: Lindsey Berry     10th July 2009 Local mechanical and electrical engineering company TM Engineering has been appointed as the sole local agent for vacuum pump manufacturer Pumpvac. 

Air leakage can contribute to increased electricity costs

10th July 2009 Air leaks and compressed air wastage can contribute to increased electricity costs reports compressed air treatment specialists Artic Driers International. 

complete global 
cooperation agreement

10th July 2009 Automation and control solutions company Festo and compressed air solutions company LeekSeek have signed a global cooperation agreement. This cooperation and the subsequent pooling of their expertise in the area of efficient compressed air applications will enable the companies to offer an... 

Vacuum pumps to be 
installed in Angola

10th July 2009 The VS20-75 and VS16-50 vacuum pumps, manufactured by compressed air solutions company Sullair will be installed in Angola for packaging company Nampak’s Bevcan division. 

Company extends its reach into compressor market

11th July 2008 Hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems specialist Voith Turbo is extending its product offering with the addition of compressed air solutions through the supply of the Elgi Horizon electric rotary screw compressor range. 

Combined technology gives birth to gas pump range

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Globalised contaminant-free gas compressor manufacturer Seybert & Rahier has combined its gas compressor and liquid dosing pump technologies in order to release a new range of gas pumps, to be supplied locally through South African liquid dosing solutions specilaists, DoseTech. 

Compressor service units reduce wastage, improve air quality

11th July 2008 Diverse automation applicator Festo's range of MS Series modular service units deliver a solution for today's high quality air requirements. The modular flexibility of the MS Series allows any desired combination of regulators, filters, valves, branching modules, lubricators, sensors and dryers... 

Oil-free compressor prevents contamination, reduces waste

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Diverse global technology specialist Samsung has introduced its 100% oil-free compressor into the market. The environment-friendly Micro TurboMaster (Micro TM) eliminates the need to deal with waste oil and the possibility of oil-contaminated product. 

Plant-hire company recieves recognition

11th July 2008 Plant-hire company Rand-Air has been recognised by diverse chemical engineering giant Sasol as a top supplier for the role they played in the Sasol Synfuels shutdown in 2007. Only one other company out of 1 200 suppliers, Superlift Crane Hire, received a similar acknowledgement. 

New compressed air audit division launched

11th July 2008 Compressed air treatment specialist Artic Driers International has launched a new compressed air audit division, says Artic Driers International CEO Allen Cockfield. 

Air compressor lowers energy costs

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Compressed air solutions company Gardner Denver, in the US, manufactures the Electra-Saver, a rotary screw air variable displacement control air compressor that reduces energy costs. 

Compressor blows a gale in CSIR�s high speed wind tunnel

13th July 2007 Manufacturer and supplier of compressed air packages Atlas Copco�s GA 500 oil-injected twin-rotary screw compressor supplements the airflow at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research�s (CSIRs) high-speed wind tunnel (HSWT). 

Vacuum technology firm set for expansion, adds to offering

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 Vacuum technology distributor Air & Vacuum Technologies has some material expansion plans, which also coincide with an extension of its vacuum and laboratory product offering. 

Local company to distribute US-made pumps

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 Local pump supplier BRC Developments has been awarded the right to distribute US pump company All-Flo�s air-operated double diaphragm pumps in South Africa. 

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