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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Nine compressors breaking rock in Midrand housing development

18th July 2003 Local company WK Construction has hired nine compressors from Rand-Air to break rock in Midrand, Gauteng, where the company is contracted to supply sewers and water pipes to Ivory Park. 

Company secures export order to Mauritius

18th July 2003 Compressor company Arthur Rushmer Engineering (ARE) has secured an export order for a complete compressed air package to Mauritius. 

World’s third-largest reports good growth

18th July 2003 The third largest company of its kind in the world, CompAir, reports that it is the fastest growing company in the compressed air business. 

Cape Town boasts a new variable speed drive compressor

18th July 2003 Atlas Copco has supplied a GA90 FF variable speed drive (VSD) compressor to sock and hosiery manufacturer Falke South Africa’s Belville plant, in Cape Town. 

Mining and petrochemical applications are targeted

18th July 2003 The Pneumofore rotary-vane explosion-proof (ex-proof) air-compressor has been?developed specifically for the petrochemical industry, mining sites and for use in aggressive environments. 

Air-tool importer on growth path

By: renay de     18th July 2003 Local importer of air tools, Garryson Pneumatics, is a small company that has trebled its employees over the last five years. 

Locally-made steam injectors as good as anything from abroad

By: renay de     18th July 2003 South African manufacturer of steam jet ejector equipment, Applied Vacuum, has been manufacturing jet ejector equipment for about 18 years, and have been exporting to countries such as China, Russia, Central America and Australia since 1992. 

New modular concept developed for compressor series

By: renay de     18th July 2003 A year ago, Kaeser introduced the BSD and CSD compressor series. 

Company believes service and marketing have been key in its development

18th July 2003 Over the past eleven years, the staff at Advanced Compressor Technology has committed itself to providing a quality service to all customers, reports the company. 

Turnkey contract for compressed air system nearly completed

By: renay de     18th July 2003 In May this year, Novamoda awarded Pretoria-based Air Systems the subcontract for a turnkey compressed air system. 

Compressor specialist embarks on initiative to improve service

By: renay de     18th July 2003 Compressed air technology specialist Ingersoll Rand has begun its Compressed Air Network (Can) initiative. 

Range of reciprocating compressors upgraded

18th July 2003 The SMC 100 range of reciprocating compressors from York Refrigeration is now being updated to the Mk 4 version, with new improvements that is reported to keep the range in the forefront of technology. 

Chemicals plant orders two filters for compressor protection

18th July 2003 A large chemicals plant in Gauteng has ordered two specialised filters worth almost a quarter of a million rand from McLeod Russel Vokes. 

Compressors hard at work on Chapman’s Peak

18th July 2003 The Barloworld Equipment Cat rental store is providing compressors to assist in the restoration of the Chapman’s Peak pass, in Cape Town, one of the country’s most popular tourist routes, for subcontractors Vaal Tunnelling Contractors (VTC) and Fairbrothers. 

Three centrifugal compressors commissioned

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Manufacturer of air and gas systems CompAir has commissioned three centrifugal compressors in the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Upgrade of compressed air installation

4th July 2003 Compressed air is a crucial utility in the production of aluminium. 

Smelter receives two rotary screw compressors

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Two Aerzen rotary screw compressors that produce oil-free air have been supplied to the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal, by Airgas Compressors, the direct South African subsidiary of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik Germany. 

UK range arrives in SA

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 Plastic pipe technology specialist, Astore Africa, has been appointed by UK company Durapipe as sole distributor in South Africa of its ABS and Air-Line range of pipe equipment and accessories. 

Power station in a container

By: Karel Smrcka     24th January 2003 The future in energy generation and supply belongs to local and decentralised modern technologies. 

'Air' car could spur S. African pressure-vessel opportunities

By: Keith Campbell     15th November 2002 ALTHOUGH the French-designed compressed-air vehicle project, originally demonstrated in this country at Auto Africa 2000, and marketed locally by Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), has not yet started production in this country, the project could be on the verge of creating a new industry in South... 

Industrial laminate introduced

11th October 2002 Specialists in industrial and electrical insulation materials Calidus Von Roll Isola has introduced an industrial laminate, Ferrozell synthetic fibre laminate, which the company says is designed for efficient, safe and reliable performance in the manufacture of vanes and slides for pumps and... 

Turbine-machine firm acquisition concluded

26th July 2002 The local manufacture of parts for large industrial turbines can now be considered, says Siemens Southern Africa executive director of energy and industry Koos Smit, following Siemens’s acquisition of a leading South African turbine machinery company. 

Compact compressor/dryer debuts

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Compressed air should always be available in sufficient quantities to reliably cover the needs of an operation. 

New range of blowers, vacuum pumps launched

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Leading supplier of air blowers, exhausters and vacuum pumps Sowerby Engineering, of Johannesburg South, has launched a new range of blowers and vacuum pumps to the South African market. 

SA manufacturer kicks off SADC export strategy with a big bang

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Local manufacturer and distributor of compressors Arthur Rushmer Engineering, of Johannesburg, has launched a range of rotary screw compressors and cooling solutions known as Champion. 

Number of dryer suppliers shrinks as globalisation takes its toll

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Supplier of compressed-air driers and aftercoolers, air inline filters, retrofit filter elements and compressed-air cyclone separators Artic Driers has supplied Independent Newspapers in Johannesburg with one of the biggest air driers ever installed in Johannesburg's central business district. 

New compressor series turns up the pressure

19th July 2002 With the high-pressure applications of mining and general industry demanding air supply of 13-bar and 20-bar, they need look no further than the introduction of Atlas Copco’s new GR110 to GR 200 FF compressor series. 

Compressors hired to refurbish barge

19th July 2002 A six-week multiple hire of more than 30 Rand-Air compressors to marine contractors at Sturrock Dry Dock, Cape Town, has been completed. 

Turbocompressor selected by automaker

19th July 2002 After years of experience with other types of compressors and in the in-depth study of the advantages of the Cooper Turbocompressors, Volkswagen elected to purchase a TA3000 Cooper Turbocompressor from CompAir South Africa, the Southern African agents for these units. 

Quarry powers drills with compressors

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 The construction and mining division of Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) recently supplied three Ingersoll-Rand XP800 portable compressors to Marlin Granite group. 

Liquid-ring vacuum pump agency sold

19th July 2002 Gauteng-based firm Air and Vacuum Technologies has acquired the sole agency for the Pompetravaini range of liquid-ring vacuum pumps. 

Portable power backed by innovative warranty

19th July 2002 For portable power applications worldwide, Ingersoll Rand has developed new ranges of compressors and generators, backed by innovative service and aftermarket packages offering customers full support throughout the working lifetimes of their products. 

Compressors for Swazi highway construction

19th July 2002 Barloworld Flemingo Rental is supplying drillrigs and compressors to WBHO Swaziland for use on the construction of a highway between Mbabane and Ngwenya in Swaziland. 

Zim colliery compressor refurbished

19th July 2002 Earlier this year, IMS Engineering was awarded a contract by Wankie colliery in Zimbabwe for the refurbishment of a steam turbine and compressor to as-new condition. 

R50m compressed-air system for smelter

28th June 2002 A division of the IST group, IST Industrial, has been awarded a R50-million turnkey contract for the upgrading and expansion of the compressed air system at the Hillside aluminium smelter. 

New compressor with permanent synchronous motor technology

31st May 2002 An advanced rotary air compressor has been introduced by the Ingersoll-Rand (IR) Air Solutions group, which it says will enable business to reduce its energy consumption by a minimum of 28% during the unit’s operating life. 

World's largest air-separation plant

By: Marius Roodt     24th May 2002 South African petrochemical giant Sasol’s planned 15th air separation unit (ASU) will be the largest single oxygen producing unit in the world, and will confirm the company’s status as the world-leader in this arena. 

SA vacuum-pump manufacturer's European, SADC exports on rise

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 Johannesburg-based manufacturer of Nash liquid-ring vacuum pumps and compressors Vac-Cent Services has extended its services to the vacuum industry to include a field service to existing customers and potential vacuum users. 

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