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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

First rotary-screw compressor for SA rail

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The first prototype rotary-screw compressor to be used in a rail-transportation application in South Africa has been installed in a Spoornet Class ‘E’ freight locomotive operating in the Belfast, Mpumalanga, area. The TrackAir Mahle rotary-screw compressor was installed by CompAir... 

Increased product range

By: System Author     28th May 1999 With an increased product range to supply pressure-reducing stations, controls, metering, boiler controls, compressed-air equipment and various other quality products, Gauteng industrial-equipment supplier Spirax Sarco has demonstrated its commitment to supply knowledge, service and products to... 

Knife-edge of drying technology

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A new technology for various drying applications that has been introduced by Port Elizabeth marketing and sales company A-Tech will be on show at the upcoming Engineering Technologies ’99 exhibition. MD Clinton van Dyk reports that the company represents Air Control Industries (ACI), the... 

Pump service centre

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Pumps company Sulzer officially opened a new R8-million service centre on 3 200 m2 in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, in March. The aim of the investment was to consolidate and take the company’s level of customer communication and efficiency to new heights. Customers were addressed by the... 

Sewer-catchpit cleaner launched

By: System Author     9th April 1999 THE tender for the supply of a novel sewer catchpit/stormwater cleaner machine has been clinched by Goscor Industrial. A specialised machine manufactured in the US, the Vactor meets the requirements of this broad description. The unit is the latest in the Goscor range of specialised equipment for... 

Long-term hire for giant compressor

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Cape Town company Saldanha Steel has taken delivery of Rand-Air’s high-volume Centac portable electric compressor for a six-month hire. The oil-free machine has been commissioned into use for 24-hour back-up to the steel mill’s in-plant compressors, while routine motor maintenance is... 

Supplier takes on the world

By: System Author     19th March 1999 ORIGINAL-equipment supplier Triple C has supplied machined components for more than 19 years. It has enjoyed steady growth in the automotive industry, specifically with Toyota SA, and now supplies a cross-section of components, including knuckles and carriers, clutch housings, stiffener plates,... 

No more smoke-screens at work

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Workplace tensions between smokers and non-smokers could be removed thanks to the introduction of Japanese smoke-control technology to this country, Engineering News can today report. The technology, developed by Tornex of Japan, provides ‘area sharing smoke control’ – that is,... 

Cool program for compressor selection

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a step towards improving the dissemination of knowledge within the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, international compressor and condensing unit manufacturer Danfoss has introduced a computer program that assists in the selection of compressors for cooling systems. The program,... 

Winds of change for refrigeration group

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a bid to improve competitiveness and make deeper inroads into the international refrigeration market, Carrier Corporation’s Commercial Refrigeration Operation (CRO) has instituted some sweeping management structure changes. CRO was formed in order to oversee the refrigeration interests... 

Argon-purification plant order filled

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Two argon-purification plants have been supplied to Air Products by Keyplan, which is at present in the detailed engineering and procurement phase of a third plant for the gas supplier being exported to Malaysia, Engineering News can today report. To ensure the success of each project the two... 

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