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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

New era for pneumatics

By: Keith Campbell     5th April 2002 THE mechatronics revolution of recent years – the combination of mechanical and electronic systems into integrated products – has particularly benefitted pneumatics. 

Zero contamination with oil-free compressed-air technology

8th March 2002 Atlas Copco pioneered the development of oil-free compressed air technology, resulting in a range of oil-free compressors suitable for applications and processes in the food and beverage industry, that are uncompromising when it comes to 100% oil free, clean air. 

Ready-to-use oil-free compressors

26th October 2001 The Ze-Za(Ze: air-cooled, Za: water-cooled) range of compressors from Atlas Copco, world leader in air technology, air-treatment equipment and power supply, provide engineers with a ready-to-use, oil-free compressor package suitable for all low-pressure applications. 

Three-stage oil-free compressors

26th October 2001 Three-stage oil-free centrifugal air compressors from 200 kW to 50 kW have been launched in the compressed-air industry to provide energy-efficient solutions for a range of oil-free compressed air applications. 

New compressor series launched

20th July 2001 Industrial rotary technology company Atlas Copco has launched a new oil-injected compressor series, which offers improved performance, reliability, long life and reduced maintenance. 

Seven good years for firm's products

20th July 2001 Introduced to the market seven years ago, Atlas Copco’s variable speed drive (VSD) compressors are on offer in ten different models, ranging from 30 kW to 900 kW, in oil-injected and oil-free technology. 

New rotary-vane vacuum pump

20th July 2001 The new rotary vane pump from international company Bestech is a direct-drive, oil-sealed vacuum pump designed for continuous operation. The advanced design DA Series includes features specifically adapted to user requirements. 

Modern compressors for SA rental firm

20th July 2001 In a three-phase process of purchases, rebuilds and older machine sell-offs, Rand-Air has repositioned its high-pressure compressor fleet to stand alongside the most modern in the world. 

Compressors to three UK aluminium plants

20th July 2001 Following a competitive evaluation of compressor manufacturers aimed at increasing energy efficiency, JL French has chosen Ingersoll-Rand two-stage and single-stage compressors for the company’s three manufacturing sites in the UK. 

New meat fridge plant

20th July 2001 An order has been placed with York Refrigeration for the design and supply of a complete refrigeration plant including two Sabroe SMC reciprocating compressor units for Chalmar Beef’s new meat processing plant in Gauteng. 

French firm celebrates first year in SA

20th July 2001 French hose pump specialist Abaque Industrie’s local subsidiary has just celebrated its first year. 

More product ranges to SA

20th July 2001 Compressed air equipment distributors ABAC Air Compressors SA have now introduced several new ranges to the South African market to complement the existing range of rotary screw and reciprocating compressors and air treatment equipment. 

World's largest vacuum pump now in South Africa

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 As time progresses so too does pump technology, bringing with it the launch of new more efficient models. 

Pumps help make car seats more comfortable

20th July 2001 Comfort and safety are significant factors in a consumer’s decision to buy – or not to buy – a particular car. 

Range of pump plugs is now available

20th July 2001 For the leak testing and stopping of vacuum pump and compressor piping systems, a new range of pump plugs is available in South Africa. 

Firm to conquer air-dryer market with new products

20th July 2001 The Pyramid range of refrigeration air dryers is being launched in South Africa, following the ranges successful launch two years ago of the Jemaco Flair HG and F series. 

Vacuum pumps enhancing machines

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 Swedish pump firm PIAB’s new P3010 vacuum pumps have already made big inroads into the market for pumps, by further extending the efficiency and flexibility of the machines, says Gemini Air sales and service manager Danie Greyling. 

Firm now supplying holistic compressor solution

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 International compressor supplier Ingersoll Rand is changing its strategy from just supplying compressors to supplying complete turnkey solutions to meet customer compressor requirements, reports manager of direct sales operations Clive Nicholson. 

South African vacuum pumps cleaning up Texas

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 South African liquid-ring vacuum pumps are being used increasingly for soil rejuvenation in the US. 

Use of compressed-air dryers is on the increase

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New dry-claw compressor introduced

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

More focus needed on neglected compressed-air systems

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

Vacuum pump used in oil-spill clean-up

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

Compressors commissioned for Rustenburg platinum-mine

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New range of boost-compressors launched

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New vacuum sweeper

By: System Author     13th August 1999 A range of brush sweepers that ensure productive and cost-effective cleaning has been launched. 

Powering into the 21st century

By: System Author     30th July 1999 What has been hailed as power-transmission technology for the twenty-first century and beyond has been unveiled by Rexnord of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the US. The company is a leading supplier of power transmission and conveying components to industries worldwide, including bearings, chains,... 

Southern Hemisphere’s largest compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 What is believed to be the largest Belliss & Morcom (B&M) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compressor ever supplied in the southern hemisphere has been bought by a leading Gauteng softdrink company from Hamworthy Engineering Africa, of Johannesburg, compressor sales manager Bruce Sillitoe tells... 

South Africa remains complacent about quality

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A range of new products is being launched on to the pneumatic market by Pro-vost Africa, of Pretoria West, Gauteng. “They are state-of-the-art products that stand to revolutionise the industry,” claims director Michal Grobbelaar. The products include safety quick couplings for... 

Sole distributor for new range

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Local company Arthur Rushmer Engin- eering has been selected as sole distributor of Mattei rotary-vane compressors by Enea Mattei, of Italy. This appointment has been made in order to put the brand back on the local map, said Mattei export area manager William Ferlazzo. He said that Mattei had... 

Combating expensive leakage problem

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 In industry, compressed-air generation can account for as much as 10% of all energy costs, of which as much as 30% of the air is wasted through system inefficiencies. An averaged-sized plant with a capacity of about 1 000 1/s can lose as much as R200 000 a year. Leakage is the single largest... 

Rules of thumb explained

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Every day, facilities across the country use compressed air in manufacturing, process or assembly operations, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson David Welch. In the bulk of these facilities there will be multiple air-compressor installations, in a variety of technologies and... 

High-pressure compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A compressor has been launched by High Pressure Systems, of Jet Park, Gauteng, which is sole agent in Southern Africa for Bauer Compressors, sales and marketing manager Renee Tay-lor tells Engineering News. The compressor, which is used for breathing pure air for diving and high-pressure... 

Strategy aims to combat compressor outages

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Unanticipated compressor outages can disrupt production and lead to unscheduled repairs and associated costs, says Ingersoll-Rand Air Compressor Group spokesperson Jim Bovier. Fortunately, most causes of these failures can be identified and avoided when using computer-based statistical trend... 

New series of dry vacuum pumps launched

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 new series of dry vacuum pumps designed to perform in industrial applications has been launched by Edwards High Vacuum International. GV Drystar pumps have displacements of from 90 m3/h to 540 m3/h. The pumps have two pairs of claw-shaped rotors on two shafts, which rotate in opposite directions... 

Saving marginal mines

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Secondhand compressors have been supplied to marginal mines in South Africa’s gold-mining sector by Manhattan Mining Equipment, of Gauteng, technical director Michael Pouroullis tells Engineering News. The secondhand products save companies capital costs and potential production losses.... 

US launches vacuum tech of the future

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Innovative double-stage rotary-vane pumps have been launched by Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology of the US for all applications in the variable and medium vacuum range, featuring pumping speeds of 5 m3/h to 10 m3/h. The totally-new drive concept, known as integrated magnetic coupling, ensures that the... 

A–Z of determining air-quality requirements

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Controls and equipment that use compressed air have become increasingly sophisticated, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson Scott Krull. “Remember the good old days when an instrument air system upgrade meant adding another reciprocating compressor? “Now we worry... 

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