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Hydraulics News

Distribution partnership expands pumps supply to Mpumalanga

5th October 2018 Pump distributor Verder Pumps South Africa has appointed pipes manufacturer and supplier Flo-Tek Nelspruit as its exclusive pump distributor in Nelspruit and surrounding areas. This comes after it realised that its major gross domestic product contributors for Mpumalanga comprise 21.8% for... 

New impeller boosts quality of suction

5th October 2018 To improve the quality of suction of its Movitec multistage centrifugal high-pressure pumps, pump manufacturer KSB Group developed a new impeller that can be used with a number of Movitec variants without modifying the outer pump casing. The new impeller, which is offered as an alternative to the... 

EFFICIENT PUMPS
The newly designed KSB impeller delivers improved features for centrifugal high-pressure pumps
EFFICIENT PUMPS The newly designed KSB impeller delivers improved features for centrifugal high-pressure pumps

Pumps offer safe bolting solutions to industries

By: Thabi Madiba     5th October 2018 With several drill ready prospects and potential for more discoveries in the oil and gas industry, hydraulic tools and bolting equipment manufacturer and supplier Hi-Force states that the South African market is constantly in need of new technologies and solutions to support growth. The TPA and... 

RAPID SPEED The TWH-N low-profile hydraulic torque wrench being operated by the TPA air-driven torque pump
RAPID SPEED The TWH-N low-profile hydraulic torque wrench being operated by the TPA air-driven torque pump

New Hydrotechnik range for BMG

31st August 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG has been appointed as exclusive distributor of the Hydrotechnik range of analogue and digital test and measurement equipment in Southern Africa. 

RANGE DISTRIBUTED
BMG supports the Hypertechnik range with a technical advisory, back-up and repair service throughout Southern Africa
RANGE DISTRIBUTED BMG supports the Hypertechnik range with a technical advisory, back-up and repair service throughout Southern Africa

BMG extends Eaton Winner range

29th June 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG has extended its range of Eaton Winner hose and fittings to include Eaton’s latest generation of 4S/6S spiral hose and hose fittings. The fittings are designed for use in high pressure hydraulic systems used in mobile machinery and industrial equipment used in... 

PERFECT FIT These fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems
PERFECT FIT These fittings are designed for high-pressure hydraulic systems

Hydraulics industry on the rise

By: Paige Müller     4th May 2018 After a two-year-long hydraulic industry slump, the South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa) predicts a sustainable boom in demand for new hydraulic equipment. Safpa VP Dustin Pereira told Engineering News that the hydraulics industry has been in a slump since the last quarter of 2015. He... 

A BRIGHTER FUTURE
The hydraulics industry will enjoy a boom for five to ten years
A BRIGHTER FUTURE The hydraulics industry will enjoy a boom for five to ten years

Manufacturer continues to grow in power tools market

6th April 2018 Power tools manufacturer Bosch’s Power Tools division recorded a ‎€4.7-billion turnover last year, which was higher than the year before. This growth corresponds to 5% in local currency and 4% yearly. Bosch is continually expanding its range of cordless tools, which are becoming increasingly... 

POWER TOOLS
The market has shown continual growth internationally
Photo by Creamer Media
POWER TOOLS The market has shown continual growth internationally

Need for crane depends on bridge design and location

By: Simone Liedtke     6th April 2018 The need for cranes in the construction of bridges usually depends on the design and geographical location of the bridge, states Midrand-based crane rental agency Concord Cranes, which forms part of the Industrial Services Group. 

SHOWCASING CRANE CAPABILITIES
The Mthatha River bridge project served as the maiden project for the heavy-lift capabilities of the 750 t hydraulic crane
SHOWCASING CRANE CAPABILITIES The Mthatha River bridge project served as the maiden project for the heavy-lift capabilities of the 750 t hydraulic crane

Hydraulic innovations to be showcased at expo

2nd March 2018 Some of the world’s leading mobile hydraulic technology will be on display at hydraulics and automation company Hytec Group/Rexroth’s stand at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. 

MOBILE INNOVATION Hytec will showcase its range of hydraulic technologies and components
MOBILE INNOVATION Hytec will showcase its range of hydraulic technologies and components

‘World-class’ machine to debut at expo

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd March 2018 Concrete products machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has designed the “world’s best” concrete-product manufacturing machine, which will debut at this year’s bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, PMSA joint MD Walter Ebeling reveals exclusively to Engineering News. The Ultra 3000 is an... 

BUILDING BLOCKS 
The Ultra 3000 is comprised of a number of different components – combining the latest technologies from around the world
BUILDING BLOCKS The Ultra 3000 is comprised of a number of different components – combining the latest technologies from around the world

New hydraulic hose launched

19th January 2018 Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin introduced the GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose, a 7 MPa / 1 000 psi constant working pressure hose, to enhance its GlobalCore product line. Announced towards the end of last year, the 187 Hose is designed to provide... 

NEW PRODUCT  
Parker Hannifin’s GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose is made to meet the needs of evolving higher pressure hydraulic systems
NEW PRODUCT Parker Hannifin’s GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose is made to meet the needs of evolving higher pressure hydraulic systems

Engineer to unveil new industry technology

1st December 2017 High-pressure equipment and technology manufacturer Haskel has revealed that its product engineer Poova Mahmoudian will be unveiling new industry technology, as part of a collaborative technology and research alliance with the US Army. The technology is said to dramatically impact those... 

NEW TECHNOLOGY
Haskel engineers will explain solutions to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement in pressure vessels  at the annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit in 2018
NEW TECHNOLOGY Haskel engineers will explain solutions to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement in pressure vessels at the annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Energy Summit in 2018

Manufacturer expands international reach

By: Robyn Wilkinson     27th October 2017 Having secured its reputation for cost-effective, but high-quality and fit-for-purpose stainless steel hydraulic products in South Africa, manufacturer Wekaba is expanding its reach and targeting new international markets. 

STRONG BASE Wekaba is a top manufacturer in South Africa of one-piece 90° and 45° stainless steel fittings, producing hose fittings and collars for industrial markets
STRONG BASE Wekaba is a top manufacturer in South Africa of one-piece 90° and 45° stainless steel fittings, producing hose fittings and collars for industrial markets

Hydraulics scope for vessel project completed

20th October 2017 In its biggest sea vessel project ever undertaken, hydraulic components and turnkey hydraulic systems supplier Hytec successfully designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned all hydraulics for three systems on board the most technologically advanced marine diamond sampling and exploration... 

SHIPPING IT 
Hytec was responsible for all hydraulics pertaining to the mv SS Nujoma’s heave compensation system, launch and recovery system and the world-first advanced sub-sea sampling system called Seabed Tool
SHIPPING IT Hytec was responsible for all hydraulics pertaining to the mv SS Nujoma’s heave compensation system, launch and recovery system and the world-first advanced sub-sea sampling system called Seabed Tool

Hydraulics company expands Middle Eastern presence

20th October 2017 UK-based hydraulic tools designer, manufacturer and supplier Hi-Force has opened a new office in the Khalidia area of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. According to a statement released by Hi-Force last month, the new facility will stock a range of Hi-Force products that provides the market with the fastest... 

DESERT JEWEL 
Hi-Force’s growth in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East region has been unprecedented for a specialist high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer
Photo by Bloomberg
DESERT JEWEL Hi-Force’s growth in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East region has been unprecedented for a specialist high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer

Integrated facility augments hydraulics and pneumatics services

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th October 2017 Engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) officially opened its upgraded BMG World facility, in Droste Park, Johannesburg, to customers last month. BMG World is the consolidation of BMG’s various product divisions and workshops, into one central facility. This... 

UPGRADED FACILITY 
BMG officially opened its BMG World distribution and engineering facility, in Droste Park, Johannesburg, on September 14 and 15
UPGRADED FACILITY BMG officially opened its BMG World distribution and engineering facility, in Droste Park, Johannesburg, on September 14 and 15

Thermoplastic press supplied for aerospace industry

20th October 2017 Hydraulic components and turnkey hydraulic systems supplier Hytec Cape Town designed and constructed a 400 t thermoplastic press containing hydraulic components, for composite materials supplier AAT Composites, Hytec announced last month. A Recaro Group subsidiary based in Somerset West, AAT... 

HOT OFF THE PRESS  
The Hytec-supplied 400 t thermoplastic press is used in deep-moulding composite materials for components in the aerospace industry
HOT OFF THE PRESS The Hytec-supplied 400 t thermoplastic press is used in deep-moulding composite materials for components in the aerospace industry

Groundwater a viable water saving initiative

13th October 2017 South African consulting and engineering firm JG Afrika is working hard to change the mind-set around using South Africa’s groundwater to mitigate water scarcity, despite project failures in the past. JG Afrika technical director Mark Schapers and JG Afrika executive associate Regan Rose agree... 

MARK SCHAPERS
JG Afrika’s systematic approach is transferred to all activities involved in completing groundwater projects
MARK SCHAPERS JG Afrika’s systematic approach is transferred to all activities involved in completing groundwater projects

Company upgrades Verderflex Vantage 5000

6th October 2017 Pumps products and services provider Verder Liquids, part of the Verder Group, has released a new remote terminal unit (RTU) version of its Verderflex Vantage 5 000 peristaltic pump. The RTU brings easier system integration and real-time communication to form a sophisticated, remotely operated... 

MODBUS UPGRADE
The Verderflex Vantage 5 000 peristaltic pump has recently improved, integrating a Modbus RTU that allows for increased communication and control
MODBUS UPGRADE The Verderflex Vantage 5 000 peristaltic pump has recently improved, integrating a Modbus RTU that allows for increased communication and control

Innovative system helps control wastewater pumping

6th October 2017 Pumps and valves producer KSB Pumps and Valves has introduced the PumpDrive variable speed system, for the effective and controlled pumping of waste water. The system has been designed specifically to overcome problems related to the pumping of waste water. Three innovative functions have been... 

INDUSTRY PLATFORM The annual Agritech Expo in Zambia is an opportunity for industry stakeholders and consumers to communicate and find solutions
INDUSTRY PLATFORM The annual Agritech Expo in Zambia is an opportunity for industry stakeholders and consumers to communicate and find solutions

Routine mechanical maintenance emphasised as preventive measure

6th October 2017 UK-based pump supplier SPP Pumps has emphasised the importance of routine mechanical maintenance, among other preventive measures, to improve pump reliability. SPP Pumps’ products comply with mandatory UK and European regulations and approvals, which guarantee extensive testing of all pumps. 

QUALITY IN CONFORMING SPP Pumps conforms to various UK and European standards to ensure quality and longevity in their pumps products
QUALITY IN CONFORMING SPP Pumps conforms to various UK and European standards to ensure quality and longevity in their pumps products

Water solutions company active at World Water Week

6th October 2017 International water pump technology company Xylem Water Solutions attended and participated in the annual World Water Week event, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden from August 27 to September 1, where the company coconvened several forums and workshops to showcase its dedication in developing... 

FULL HOUSE
Visitors from around the world attended World Water Week 2017
Photo by Stockholm International Water Institute
FULL HOUSE Visitors from around the world attended World Water Week 2017

Manufacturer innovates to address lack of water and sanitation challenges

6th October 2017 With South Africa’s lack of clean water and sanitation has pressurising the country’s pumps industry to provide solutions, pump manufacturer Sulzer’s new pump ranges cater to the country’s need for improved water and sanitation, with ranges specifically developed for water transportation and... 

TESTING STANDARDS Results of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis are validated through prototype and model testing at Sulzer
TESTING STANDARDS Results of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis are validated through prototype and model testing at Sulzer

Lifting stations ensure efficient wastewater disposal

6th October 2017 Germany-based pumps manufacturer and supplier company Kessel has developed a lifting station with a pump designed to satisfy all modern sewage technology requirements, while simultaneously ensuring user profitability and efficiency. 

AQUALIFT F BASIC The lifting station has been deemed the new standard and economic solution for wastewater disposal
AQUALIFT F BASIC The lifting station has been deemed the new standard and economic solution for wastewater disposal

Pumps investment solidifies Mozambique sugar industry

By: Nica Schreuder     6th October 2017 South African pumps manufacturer and supplier Brehnor Pumps has commissioned two Ornel Floodlifter 1 200-mm-diameter pumps on the Xinavane sugar estate, in Mozambique, owned by agricultural and agroprocessing business company Tongaat Hulett. 

FLOOD MITIGATION
The 1 200 nominal bore (NB) Brehnor Ornel Floodlifter pump on the right, with a smaller 600 NB pump on the left
FLOOD MITIGATION The 1 200 nominal bore (NB) Brehnor Ornel Floodlifter pump on the right, with a smaller 600 NB pump on the left

Supplier extends pumps offering

6th October 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Atlas Copco’s portable energy division expanded its offering for the dewatering market, launching more than 20 new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps in August. The launch included the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps.... 

FLOW ACCOMMODATION Atlas Copco’s high-flow models are capable of handling flow rates of up to 1 400 m3/h
FLOW ACCOMMODATION Atlas Copco’s high-flow models are capable of handling flow rates of up to 1 400 m3/h

BMG invests R400m in Joburg distribution centre 

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th September 2017 Technical solutions provider BMG, which is part of Invicta Holdings, has officially launched its BMG World site, in Johannesburg, which is the culmination of a consolidation and supply chain re-engineering strategy that began nearly ten years ago. “The company’s R400-million investment to upgrade... 

WORLD-CLASS FACILITY
BMG’s R400-million investment to upgrade its existing Droste Park facilities into a leading-edge distribution centre, centralises functional and support operations
BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

BMG launches R400m World site facility in Gauteng 

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th September 2017 Technical solutions provider BMG, which is part of Invicta Holdings, has officially launched its BMG World site, in Johannesburg, which is the culmination of a consolidation and supply chain re-engineering strategy that began nearly ten years ago. “The company’s R400-million investment to upgrade... 

BMG World site, Johannesburg, Gauteng
BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Extended component and solutions range ensures management and control

By: Simone Liedtke     1st September 2017 Engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) has extended its range of power management solutions provider Eaton’s hydraulic components to include Eaton’s advanced conveyor solutions, which are designed for safe and efficient electrical power management and control. 

DISTRIBUTION VALUE
The new distribution agreement is valued at R6-million in the first year
DISTRIBUTION VALUE The new distribution agreement is valued at R6-million in the first year

BMG to distribute Eaton’s conveyor solutions across sub-Saharan Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     11th August 2017 Power management solutions provider Eaton has signed a distribution partnership agreement with technical solutions provider and engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG), whereby BMG will be responsible for the distribution of Eaton’s range of conveyor solutions... 

TERMS OF AGREEMENT
BMG will distribute Eaton’s conveyor safety switches with all corresponding accessories to provide complete conveyor solutions
TERMS OF AGREEMENT BMG will distribute Eaton’s conveyor safety switches with all corresponding accessories to provide complete conveyor solutions

Hudaco maintains resilience amid tough economic environment 

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th June 2017 Despite a difficult economic and trading environment, JSE-listed industrial products provider Hudaco remains cash-generative, with operations having generated net cash of R247-million for the six months to May 31. Speaking at a presentation of the group’s results on Friday, CEO Graham Dunford... 

Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Industrial products provider Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford discusses the group's results for the six months ended May 31, and provides an outlook for the second half of the year. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2017 With South Africa’s signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations twenty-first Conference of the Parties in 2015 requiring it to have met certain greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets from a mitigation and an adaptation point of view by 2020, this year’s Industrial Efficiency... 

TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES 
The Industrial Efficiency Conference aims to guide industries in energy, water and waste efficiency
TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES The Industrial Efficiency Conference aims to guide industries in energy, water and waste efficiency

Portable compressor offers convenience and durability

14th October 2016 Japanese equipment provider Hitachi Power Tools (HPT) announced the addition of the EC99S, a portable twin stack compressor, to its air compressor range in April. The company maintains that this compressor is ideal for contractors seeking a combination of convenience and durability from an air... 

DUAL PACKAGE PROVIDED 
HPT offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories
Photo by Bloomberg
DUAL PACKAGE PROVIDED HPT offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories

Pneumatics providers join forces

14th October 2016 Global distributor for engineers RS Components reached an agreement to integrate pneumatics solutions provider Festo pneumatics products into its range, in June, which will enable the company to further extend the range of brands it offers to its customers. The two companies have agreed to align... 

PRODUCT RANGE EXTENDED Key markets across Europe and South Africa aligned
Photo by Bloomberg
PRODUCT RANGE EXTENDED Key markets across Europe and South Africa aligned

New range showcased at Electra Mining

14th October 2016 Hytec, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT), Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse (HAW), Hytec Services Africa and Hytec Engineering – all part of hydraulic components supplier Hytec Group – collaborated at Electra Mining Africa 2016 to showcase their range of products and solutions for the hydraulics... 

PRODUCTS EXHIBITED 
Hydraulic offerings on show at Electra Mining
PRODUCTS EXHIBITED Hydraulic offerings on show at Electra Mining

Vacuum ejector modifications improve effectiveness

By: Robyn Wilkinson     14th October 2016 Pneumatics products provider SMC Pneumatics has modified its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved maximum suction flow rate, improving its overall effectiveness and functionality.  The ejector is more compact in... 

OVERALL FUNCTIONALITY IMPROVED 
SMC provides a range of safety components including a series of single and dual residual pressure release valves
OVERALL FUNCTIONALITY IMPROVED SMC provides a range of safety components including a series of single and dual residual pressure release valves

Pneumatically actuated valve has many applications

14th October 2016 Fluid control systems provider Bürkert introduced the pneumatically actuated Type 2380 valve in August, which the company enthuses opens up possibilities for numerous applications, including innovative modular solutions. Bürkert says that the Type 2380 – a hygienic 2-way bellow control valve for... 

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