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A new battery powered Toypta forklift being driven by a woman in PPE
Battery-operated forklifts offer sustainability in warehousing
3rd November 2023

As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, more businesses are being guided by regulations to reduce carbon emissions. For example, in applications such as food storage and handling,... 


Hytec South Africa GM Freddie Kühn
Increased demand for Hytec South Africa support amid skills shortage challenge, says new GM
21st June 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Hydraulics specialist Hytec South Africa is helping its customers bridge the skills gap created by the decrease in availability of skilled individuals locally, with increased demand for the skills... 


An image of BMG’s Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioners
Hydraulic tools deliver accuracy in demanding applications
12th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers a range of solutions from bolted solutions specialist Nord-Lock including Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.  These can be used to tighten bolts... 


An image of Festo's Piezo Valve intergration
Moving into the future with ‘controlled pneumatics’
12th May 2023

Automation company Festo has further developed its compressed air technology to make its pneumatics sustainable, resource saving and energy efficient. While the production of tyres and wafers are... 


An image of Hägglunds’ Quantum range of hydraulic motors
Efficiency, power meet in new hydraulic motors
12th May 2023

Industrial machinery manufacturer Hägglunds’ Quantum range of hydraulic motors is “going beyond established barriers”, with its combination of torque and speed paired with efficiency. “For direct... 


This image shows the coiled 2 inch assembly with a 2 ½” and 4 inch Victaulic™ couplings
Robust hose meets requirements for various applications
12th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Global hydraulic and industrial hose products manufacturer Alfagomma’s 740AA 85 bar high-pressure concrete pumping hose offers a range of benefits to customers and has been designed to suit their... 


A row of capital equipment, or construction equipment, including graders and diggers on a construction site with the sun rise in the background
Manufacturers must increase export potential – export council
9th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Igniting investor relations and export potential, as well as increased investment in projects, are paramount to gaining traction when trying to reignite the economy post Covid-19, stresses South... 


ENERPAC SCJ-50 CUBE JACK The compact incremental lifting and lowering system has an automated mechanical locking facility for higher efficiency, faster operation and greater safety than conventional climbing jacks with wooden cribbing
Manufacturer expands product portfolio
6th May 2022

Industrial engineered products and components manufacturer BMG’s range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment has expanded its product portfolio to comprise a new portable self-locking cube jack... 


Market expected to be worth $22.2M by 2030
6th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The South African hydraulic gear pumps market is expected to be worth $22.2-million by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% over the next eight years, says market research and... 


ADVANTAGEOUS TOOL Companies can determine the potential energy savings servo-hydraulics can realise for a specific machine by using an online energy calculator Baumüller introduced this year
Servo-hydraulic tech reduces energy needs
6th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

As most machinery is manufactured overseas, there is not much local demand for servo-hydraulic technology, but “massive” energy savings can be achieved, says local industrial automation solutions... 


BIGGER AND BETTER
Kappa is working on custom projects which involve a 350 Series design for the handling of greater pressures and loads
Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer embarks on African roadshow
6th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Precision hydraulic cylinder specialist Kappa Engineering aims to navigate the African business environment through a series of roadshows this year to showcase its expertise to key mining... 


The BMG Enerpac E-pulse pumps
Hydraulic pumps deliver flow, convenience and precision
26th November 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps is critical to all 700 bar – 10 000 psi operating hydraulic systems. These E-pulse pumps have... 


the BMG SF heavy duty pump
Lubrication pump systems enhance hydraulic components
26th November 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps – the SF series – is used mainly on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and general industry... 


the Parker Hannifin Mechanical flange system
Approval for marine applications gained
26th November 2021

Motion and control technologies supplier Parker Hannifin has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants with working pressures of up to 420 bar high performance flange... 


The Festo CMSH positioner
Pneumatic positioner lengthens service life
26th November 2021

The latest CMSH pneumatic positioner from automation technology company Festo boosts performance and lengthens service life. The easy-to-use positioner is also part of the latest Festo ‘heart of... 


Railroad tipper bin standing upright
Specialty containers create easy access
30th July 2021

Niche market container product supplier Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) has developed SCA Intermodal Side Tipper Bins that ensure quick, safe and cost-efficient bulk handling in rail and road... 


INTELLIGENT MONITORING
Incorporating intelligent and services will assist a technician by providing in-depth information on a machine, in real-time, when a technician arrives on site
Tech integrated in maintenance services
30th April 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Filtration services provider Perfect Filtration is incorporating intelligent software technology and services into its filtration and preventive maintenance measures for hydraulic equipment.... 


VALVE SHUT-OFF SYSTEM
This emergency system is hydraulically operated in case of a power failure. The hydraulic system was designed and manufactured by the BMG team in KZN
Solutions for all sectors provided in KZN
30th April 2021

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal, plays a critical role in the province by providing engineering solutions – including hydraulics and... 


HYBRID HYDRAULIC SOLUTIONS
Parker notes that heavy-duty machines with demanding work cycles which cannot embrace full electrification need to be safer, more energy efficient and emit less fumes
Internationally used products in demand and available locally
30th April 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Two of motion and control technologies supplier Parker Hannifin’s products have been used in overseas development projects this year and have received significant demand from the local market, for... 


A NEW GENERATION
The Gen III foam proportioner can handle all types of foam agents, even highly viscous, alcohol-resistant and fluorine-free foam agents
New proportioning system ideal for refineries
4th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

Fire-suppression systems developer FireDos launched the third generation (Gen III) of its foam proportioners for fire extinguishing systems globally at the end of last year. The technology has... 


Hudaco unlikely to pay dividend as Covid-19 impacts businesses
21st May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Branded automotive, industrial and electronic consumable product importer and distributor Hudaco reports, that despite business disruptions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, its business... 


FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY 
The Desponia butterfly valves, manufactured in Spain, are available with different lining materials for reliability and extended service life in diverse sectors
Company supports essential service providers amid lockdown
15th May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Industrial equipment supplier BMG encourages companies operating during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown and beyond not to neglect the condition monitoring of process valves. 


LARGE FOOTPRINT 
Hydroscand South Africa is the approved supplier to some of the very large global original-equipment manufacturers operating in sub-Saharan Africa
Company eyes mining sector growth
1st May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Hydraulic hoses and fluid components supplier Hydroscand South Africa (SA) is looking to increase its market share in the mining sector through partnering with initiatives in the local communities... 


 ALWAYS ON POINT 
The E-Pulse pump range features a new interactive pendant that delivers visual and tactile feedback
Components provider launches new hydraulic electric pumps
1st May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Engineering components provider BMG has launched a new range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps, which are critical to all 700 bar and 10 000 psi pound-force operating hydraulic... 


POWERING ON
Bearings International’s Durban branch stocks a range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools and power transmission products for several industries
KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth
1st May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 


CAN YOU DIG IT A fifth SY500 excavator has been added to the mining contractor’s fleet
Excavation and loading fleet adds new machines
7th February 2020 By: Darren Parker

Mining contractor WEGO Africa added another SANY SY500 excavator to its pre-existing fleet of four, in addition to acquiring two new SANY SY956 front-end loaders, at the end of last year. The new... 


TIGHTLY PACKED 
Boltight tensioners are ideal in instances where bolt load accuracy is critical
Hydraulic bolt tightening methods enhance accuracy
18th October 2019

Engineering components supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioners, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial... 


Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer boosts factory optimisation
18th October 2019

Hydraulic cylinder specialist Hytec Engineering is the latest in the group to optimise its manufacturing and repairs operation. 


NOTABLE ENHANCMENTS 
Parker enhances ISO valve portfolio with addition of P2H IO-Link node
Product launched for cost-saving advancements
18th October 2019

Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin has released its P2H input/output link (IO-Link) node, an addition to the company’s popular H Series ISO valve platform. Designed... 


HIGH-TECH 
With Industry 4.0 and more sophisticated and smarter technologies, Parker has developed the P8S continuous position sensor series
Continuous position sensor leads to predictive maintenance methods
18th October 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

The move towards Industry 4.0 by motion and control technology leader Parker Hannifin’s pneumatics division will allow for “outstanding” condition monitoring and maintenance strategies, says Parker... 


UNTAPPED POWER 
Power Team SA is the South African distributor and subsidiary of US-based SPXFLOW Hydraulic Technologies
Positive outlook despite sector uncertainty
18th October 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Despite the instability in the mining sector, equipment and product sales are on the rise for hydraulic equipment and mechanical tool supplier Power Team South Africa (SA). 


TECH FORWARD
Bosch Rexroth is now more focused on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things
First customer day at new location hosted
28th June 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Engineering firm Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies held its first customer day last month at its new location, named Hytec United By Bosch (HUBB), in Kempton Park, Gauteng. 


CENTRE OF ATTENTION
The inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo is set to feature more than 130 exhibitors
Inaugural event to highlight local manufacturing capabilities
17th May 2019 By: Halima Frost

The first Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), which aims to highlight the capabilities of local manufacturers and, subsequently the ability to export, will be held from May 21 to 23,... 


SELINA NAIDOO

Asset monitoring and management of an automated system remotely, from anywhere in the world, will create opportunities and solutions that were once only envisaged
Fieldbus solution for pneumatic valves first step to smart assembly
3rd May 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

The incorporation of a fieldbus solution to control pneumatic valves could be an important step towards cloud-connected Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) innovations on the assembly line, says... 


NICKY MULLER
The warranty centre’s local team is headed up by Muller and has benefited from a recent skills upliftment programme
BMG World accredited as Eaton’s exclusive warranty centre in Africa
3rd May 2019

The well-established partnership between engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) and power management solutions provider Eaton Hydraulics has been enhanced with... 


BROKK HYDRAULIC BREAKER SERIES

The breakers match the company’s full range of remote-controlled demolition robots
Brokk introduces new hydraulic breaker series
3rd May 2019

Multinational remote-controlled demolition machines manufacturer Brokk has launched its own line of hydraulic breakers. The new Brokk Hydraulic Breaker (BHB) series is matched with the company’s... 


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