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Hydraulics News

Components becoming increasingly smaller

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Hydraulic and pneumatic components are becoming more electronic, sophisticated and smaller in size in order to meet the increasing demand for safety and efficiency, observes local manufacturer Hydraulics and Pneumatics (H&P). 

Empowerment is essential, emphasises company

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Hydraulics and pneumatics firm Eastern Hydraulics says empowerment is an issue that should be handled with responsibility and done for the right reasons. 

New range of pneumatic cylinders and valves makes its local debut

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 With its latest range of pneumatic cylinders and components from Italy-based firm Waircom, local supplier D&D Industrial is determined to provide a complete range of pneumatic components to the South African industry. 

Hydraulics company introduces a new supermarket concept

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 A one-stop supermarket concept, which allows customers to have access to all products on-shelf, has been introduced in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry. 

Company experiences growth in hydraulic lifting equipment sales

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Due to stricter regulations on safety and health in the mining industry, it has become imperative to manufacture lifting systems that meet stringent safety requirements, states East Rand company Bellambie Mining and Industrial. 

Firm invests in new product development

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Pneumatic equipment supplier Festo is making considerable investments in the development of new processes, technology and products. 

New range of cylinders launched

2nd May 2003 A new range of single and double acting aluminium cylinders with lifting capacities of 20 tons to 150 tons and stroke lengths up to 250 mm has been introduced by Enerpac Africa. 

New range of minipumps is launched

2nd May 2003 A range of high-pressure air operated mini pumps have been launched by Ernest Lowe Pneumatic & Hydraulic Automation Solutions (Elco). 

International acquisition has local impact

2nd May 2003 Following the acquisition of internationally known fluid-power specialist, Fenner Fluid Power, by SPX Fluid Power last year, high-end products like the Pick-a-Pack range will be available to the South African market from May through Power Team, distributors of hydraulic maintenance tools and... 

Merger boosts company’s position in Southern Africa’s pneumatics industry

2nd May 2003 All BoschRexroth products and components distributed by Tectra Automation in the Southern African region have now been united under the brand Rexroth. 

Resources group’s empowerment initiative invests in new company

2nd May 2003 Mining group Anglo American’s business development and empowerment initiative Zimele has joined forces with Aero Fluid Power to form an empowerment venture called Kganya Hydraulics and Pneumatics. 

New computer-controlled tube hone introduced by US manufacturer

2nd May 2003 US company Sunnen Products says it has revolutionised the hydraulic tube industry with its computer controlled HTC tube hone. 

Seals divisions report good growth

2nd May 2003 The success of Bearing Man’s two specialised Sealco seals divisions, situated in Durban and Johannesburg, is reported to be evident in the growth they have shown in various sectors of the hydraulic seals after-market. 

Global group celebrates ten years in SA

2nd May 2003 Local representatives of the global industrial group Danfoss, Danfoss South Africa celebrated its tenth year in South Africa. 

Anglo supports hydraulics, rail empowerment

25th February 2003 Mining giant Anglo American's business development and empowerment initiative, Zimele, has joined forces with Aero Fluid Power to form an empowerment venture Kganya Hydraulics and Pneumatics. 

Firm starts manufacture of hospital equipment

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 A South African hydraulics company is making use of home-grown technology to develop hospital equipment and furniture. 

Jigging system cost-effective, promises firm

25th October 2002 A cost-effective option for coal, ferrochrome, manganese and iron ore recovery operations overseas and in southern Africa is Humboldt Wedag’s Batac pneumatic jigging system. 

Hydraulic floor system launched for road transport

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 Hydraulic floor systems for road transport applications were introduced into the local market in May this year by the hydraulics division of IMS Industrial Products. 

Hydraulics pioneers apply expertise to icy pilgrimage

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The originator of cast-iron hydraulic starters, Powerworks, has installed its system in two diverse, but equally exciting applications earlier this year. 

Air-preparation units launched

25th October 2002 A division of D&D Industrial, D&D Pneumatics, has announced a new range of Wilkerson air preparation units. 

Company's motion-control systems dept hits half-century

25th October 2002 An average of 50 units a month, ranging from general electro-pneumatic control cabinets to servo-electric systems, are being produced by Festo South Africa’s Systems Division in Johannesburg. 

Tubing specialist celebrates 24th birthday

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 In the late 1970s when the need for South African designed and produced hydraulic equipment arose, Hydrofit Engineering was established. 

Five-year-old company continues to grow

25th October 2002 Since its establishment in South Africa five years ago, Enerpac South Africa says it has become a major participant in the hydraulic equipment market specialising in maintenance and lifting equipment. 

Valve and actuator all-in-one developed

25th October 2002 Italian company Omal has developed an on-off pneumatic valve, called the VIP, which is a valve and an actuator in one device. 

Good sales reported for new valve series

25th October 2002 Within a month of introducing its HF03, HF02 and MC valve block series version two, Tectra has sold an unprecedented compilation of 60 valves to one customer. 

Product launched for load-sensing applications

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The introduction of the Series 45 pump to the Sauer-Danfoss hydraulic product range, distributed by Danfoss, is set to enhance the application of loading sensing. 

Seals suitable for hot, corrosive applications

25th October 2002 Viton chevron packs, designed for reliable sealing in rod and piston applications for hydraulic cylinders that are used in high-temperature applications and corrosive environments, are included in Bearing Man’s seals division range. 

Hydraulic winch available

25th October 2002 A hydraulic winch, noted for its safety, precision and nimble features, and complementing the manual range of Tirfor hand held machines, is available from Bellambie Mining & Industrial. 

Industry in drive to establish standards and qualifications

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The successful establishment of a qualification for the South African hydraulics and pneumatics industry could be of great benefit to the enhancement of skills of workers in this particular industry, believes South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa) president Russell Gill. 

Two new product ranges introduced

25th October 2002 The sole supplier of Norgren, Ernest Lowe offers two new product ranges for industrial automation. 

Global takeover affects local market

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The international takeover of Ultrafilter International by Donaldson will impact directly on the South African market. 

Specialist company offering a test and repair facility to the industry

20th September 2002 Preventable accidents in the workplace have brought to the fore the importance of personal safety and the necessity for regular maintenance and repair of lifting and pulling equipment, says Bellambie Mining & Industrial director George McMaster. 

R100m upgrade for component-rebuild centres

By: Deborah Spicer     2nd August 2002 Some R100-million is being spent at Barloworld Equipment’s component rebuild centres (CRCs) on the East Rand so as to improve quality, pricing options and turnaround times. 

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. 

SA firm secures UK and German ranges

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Hydraulics and pneumatics company Ernest Lowe, of Johannesburg, has recently added products from Casappa, Ikron and Linde to its range. 

South African firm secures orders from Canadian mines

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 South African-based hydraulics company Horne Hydraulics received orders totalling R2,2-million from two Canadian mines at the end of March and technical sales manager Steve Hill is investigating other potential international orders for its Levelok product. 

Education standards on the cards for fluid-power industry

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 The South African fluid-power industry, represented by the South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa), plans to set unit standards for education in the industry by attempting to forge ties with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Association (Merseta). 

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