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Industrial Filters & Filtration News

Large-scale solutions for Indian companies

11th September 2020 Multinational conglomerate company General Electric Power India Limited (GEPIL) has been awarded three contracts in July for a combined value of $112.57-million to supply its best-in-class air quality control systems (AQCS) solutions to three companies. 

HVAC system safety highlighted in the time of Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     2nd September 2020 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems play a key role in mitigating the spread of airborne pathogens in an enclosed office environment, especially that of offices with few or no windows that can open, said HVAC systems services company SFI Group founder and CEO Edward Hector.... 

Locally made INEX mask reduces hazardous waste

By: Donna Slater     18th August 2020 Mask manufacturer INEX reports that its locally manufactured reusable Sola MR2 KN95-equavalent face mask, which was launched in March, is gaining market traction. The respirator is not only tested, but proven in the market, with thousands of masks in use every day, according to INEX.  

Locally made INEX mask reduces hazardous waste

Technology to mitigate water- treatment challenges

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th August 2020 The 2030 Water Resources Group - hosted by the World Bank - held a webinar last month to showcase three international technologies that can help the food and beverage sector rise above business continuity challenges amid diminishing resources within the sector. The webinar included partners such... 

Technology to  mitigate water- treatment challenges
DECREASE USE The food and beverage sector faces increasingly stringent environmental legislation, with the consequent need to drive water demand down to a minimum

Locally manufactured PPE ensures peace of mind

17th July 2020 Durban-based packaging and materials handling designer and manufacturer Conceptainer has responded to government’s call for assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic and now supplies a full range of personal protection equipment (PPE) to enhance safety in the workplace. 

Locally manufactured PPE ensures peace of mind
COVERED UP Disposable coveralls provide the same degree of protection as standard washable coveralls without the need to decontaminate them after use

3D printing combats mask shortage during Covid-19

22nd May 2020 Drive and automation technology leader SEW-Eurodrive has joined a national campaign to use three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders. 

3D printing combats mask shortage  during Covid-19
COVERED UP SEW-Eurodrive has joined a national campaign to use three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields

Local cloth mask copper drop-in filter launched to combat Covid-19

By: Donna Slater     5th May 2020 Local face mask manufacturer Aeris Mask has launched a new patent pending mask design for existing cloth masks, which feature a filter insert incorporating porous copper materials that it says provide antiviral properties. Aeris is a subsidiary of Somerset West-based energy research and... 

Online portal to boost access to essential medical Covid-19 supplies

By: Donna Slater     17th April 2020 As part of the Business South Africa (BSA) initiative, and with technical assistance from Tencent South Africa, the South African Medical Technology Industry Association (Samed) has created a live online portal for its member companies to upload details of the Covid-19 supplies and equipment they... 

Supplier offers advisory service for equipment

3rd April 2020 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s tools & equipment division supports its range of quality-branded equipment with a technical-advisory service, assisting customers throughout the country with the selection of the correct tools for assembly, manufacturing and maintenance. “Our extensive range of... 

Supplier offers advisory service for equipment
HANDS ON FASTENING BMG’s extensive range of Ingersoll Rand fastening tools for heavy equipment assembly and maintenance, extends from basic tightening devices to high-tech assembly equipment

Hudaco performs well, despite economic downturn

By: Simone Liedtke     31st January 2020 Automotive, industrial and electrical consumable products supplier Hudaco managed to grow its headline earnings a share for the financial year ended November 30, 2019, by 5.1% year-on-year to R13.55. The company said this was “an achievement” given the tough business environment in South Africa,... 

Hudaco performs well, despite economic downturn
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford

New initiatives to support customers begin

29th November 2019 Vertically integrated filtration company Donaldson Filtration Solutions is embarking on new initiatives to further streamline the company’s offerings to the market and effectively support customer expectations.  “We took a strategic decision to source our modular equipment directly from our... 

Company offers filtration solutions for efficient contamination control

29th November 2019 Filtration components supplier Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) fluid technology division is committed to improving operational efficiencies for customers in all industries by providing essential filtration, separation and purification technologies. “With broad technical capabilities and an extensive... 

Company offers filtration solutions for efficient contamination control
HANDLING THE PRESSURE BMG’s fluid technology range encompasses EcoPart filter elements for stationary and mobile hydraulic systems from the Filtration Group

Company’s filter belt applications popular at trade show

By: Cameron Mackay     29th November 2019 International technical weavers GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG received additional enquiries about the company’s Vacubelt range of filter belts and its applications beyond the mining industry during the filtration and separation technology trade show Filtech, held in Cologne, Germany, in October this... 

Company’s filter belt applications popular at trade show
VERSATILE FILTERING RANGE While the range has many mining applications, the Vacubelt 3354 is an alternative to products made of polypropylene in cooling lubricant filtration

Filter status in real time with comprehensive software solution

29th November 2019 Industrial filters manufacturer and supplier Mann+Hummel offers the world's first solution for precise monitoring of the filter status of various applications. Enabling monitoring of the filter status can reduce unplanned downtime as well as lower the total cost of ownership. Algorithms provide... 

Filter status in real time with comprehensive software solution
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Measured data from monitors is transferred from the respective vehicle to the OEM cloud where it is anonymised and passed on to the Mann+Hummel cloud

Local air-filtration manufacturer enhances plant

By: Cameron Mackay     29th November 2019 In its twenty-first year of servicing the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, local air-filtration and dust-collection products manufacturer Filtaire SA has completed a significant enhancement to its production plant, with the acquisition of an additional 16 sewing machines... 

Local air-filtration manufacturer enhances plant
PRODUCTION EXPANSION Filtaire SA has enhanced its production plant with the acquisition of 16 sewing machines and the addition of seven new production staff

New patent on filter system for metalworking announced

29th November 2019 Motion and control technologies provider Parker Hannifin Corporation’s industrial gas filtration and generation division launched an important new patent for the metalworking industry. Announced in August, the patent is designed to optimise drainage within the SmogHog SHM Machine Mount... 

Portable analysis kit provides reliable filtration solution

29th November 2019 The Fleetguar FK36000 portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit is a reliable solution for testing fuel cleanliness in the field, according to air filter media supplier Cummins Filtration mining sales manager Tinus Naude. Testing can identify dirty fuel, and more importantly the source of the... 

Demand increasing for compressed-air audits

By: Cameron Mackay     8th November 2019 Owing to the struggling South African economy, as well as the general need for companies to reduce energy costs in operational processes, the demand for compressed-air auditing has increased over the past two years, says compressed-air products suppliers Artic Driers CEO Allen Cockfield. A... 

Demand increasing for compressed-air audits
SAVINGS IN THE AIR Artic Driers can rebuild many old air dryers sold by certain manufacturers. This will make them more energy efficient and generally cost-effective

Pneumatic components reduce plant costs

18th October 2019 Growing demand for greater functionality and capability means that the latest pneumatic components are becoming increasingly complex. With this notion in mind, plant engineers seeking cost-effective solutions need to know the optimum products available, states motion and control technology leader... 

Pneumatic components reduce plant costs
PUMP IT UP New pneumatic components are creating cost-effective solutions

Multotec offers dedicated test facilities to best separate minerals 

1st August 2019 With a range of specialised testwork facilities, Multotec provides extensive analysis of how minerals will separate under given conditions. The company last month hosted a media tour of its test facilities. Marleny Arnoldi tells us more. 

Multotec offers dedicated test facilities to best separate minerals
Multotec offers dedicated test facilities to best separate minerals

Additional air compressor installed at pharmaceuticals company

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     12th July 2019 Air compressor products distributor and solution provider Tru Compressor Solutions assisted pharmaceutical company Union Swiss in installing an additional 132 kW oil-free air compressor at its facility, in Boksburg, last month. Union Swiss needed a new oil free compressor owing to the fact that... 

Additional air compressor installed at pharmaceuticals company
INCREASED AIR FLOW By supplying 3 inches of piping with a header it will increase the flow of air to the customers plant

John Thompson’s clean air solutions for emission abatement systems

By: Mamaili Mamaila     5th July 2019 Machining manufacturer John Thompson, which is a division of electro-mechanical equipment manufacturer Actom, is well positioned to assist industry in reducing emissions to comply with the country’s air quality standards legislation, says John Thompson technical salesman Hilton Knight. 

John Thompson’s clean air solutions for emission abatement systems
CONTAINERISED FILTERS The new developments have been applied on the structural side and not from a process point as yet

Inaugural event to highlight local manufacturing capabilities

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2019 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, 2019 at the Expo Centre Nasrec, in Johannesburg. The expo will be hosted by the South African Capital... 

Inaugural event to highlight local manufacturing capabilities
CENTRE OF ATTENTION The inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo is set to feature more than 130 exhibitors

Partnership aims to enhance local fluid power sector

3rd May 2019 Incorporated fluid power technology provider Hyflo Southern Africa has been incorporated into engineering products and service provider Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) fluid technology division. 

Partnership aims to enhance  local fluid power sector
OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH PARTNERSHIP With access to BMG’s central support functions, including engineering, technical expertise and manufacturing skills, Hyflo can further improve its service to its customer base

Tripartite expo to cater for bigger PVP audience

By: Cameron Mackay     18th January 2019 The Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVP) 2019 international trade exhibition and conference is expected to welcome more than 10 500 industry professionals at this year’s event. The 2019 PVP Africa event, which will take place from June 11 to 13, in Johannesburg, at Gallagher Convention Centre, is... 

Tripartite expo to cater for bigger PVP audience
OPPORTUNITY FOR NETWORKING New partnership opportunities in a range of industries will create more opportunities for growth in the relevant sectors

Service kit ensures operational uptime

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Filtration solutions provider Filter and Hose Solutions (FHS) states that its unique turnkey filter service kit system significantly reduces operational downtime in the mining and industrial sectors. “FHS offers a fully customised service kit system for all forms of heavy earthmoving equipment,”... 

Service kit ensures  operational uptime
INDUSTRY SLOW-DOWN The mining and construction industries are under significant pressure

Local market forces filtration providers into Africa

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Amid a hostile local economic climate, growth in the local industrial water treatment and filtration sector has been stagnant, forcing service providers to expand their offerings into Africa, says South Africa-based industrial water treatment solutions provide WaterIcon. The company focuses on... 

Local market forces filtration providers into Africa
UPTICK EXPECTED The water treatment and filtration industry expects a major drive towards zero liquid discharge plants and effluent recycling plants, which it predicts will bolster the industry’s 2019 project pipeline

Distribution partnership longevity proves model strength

30th November 2018 Mpumalanga-based industrial filtration and ventilation specialist Filvent has had a relationship with filtration brand Fleetguard since its establishment in the early 1990s. Cummins Filtration states that this longest-standing Fleetguard distribution partnership is a testament to the success of... 

Distribution partnership longevity proves  model strength
CHRIS VOS, DARREL MOODLEY, MARK BEAN Filvent Johannesburg notes that the aftermarket support that Cummins Filtration provides is a large part of its success in the demanding mining industry

Fluid maintenance neglect proves costly

By: Paige Müller     30th November 2018 Fluid maintenance is frequently neglected and the consequences of using contaminated fuel and lubricant oil are often underestimated, says technical solutions provider BMG fluid technology business unit manager David Dyce.... 

Fluid maintenance  neglect proves costly
PORTABLE FLUID PURIFICATION The Parker Sentinel portable fluid purification systems are incorporated into planned maintenance programmes to protect hydraulic systems and increase productivity by eliminating moisture in oil

High recovery water treatment plant being commissioned

30th November 2018 After extensive testwork and design, international mineral processing specialist – with a local subsidiary based in Kempton Park – Multotec Group is commissioning a full-scale DeSALx plant to treat waste water from a flue gas desulphurisation scrubber, at a minerals processing plant in Oman in... 

High recovery water  treatment plant  being commissioned
CARIEN SPAGNUOLO During the testwork, we were able to simulate the effect of changing feed conditions on the DeSALx system – proving its ability to adjust effectively to these variable conditions

Indoor smart filtration solution launched

30th November 2018 Germany-based international filter manufacturer Mann+Hummel – with a local subsidiary based in Boksburg – launched its brand for smart filtration solutions for indoor air filtration and ventilation within buildings at the 2018 Chillventa exhibition, held last month. Over 90% of the global... 

Indoor smart filtration solution launched
SMART AIR MANAGEMENT Through the adoption of IoT-enabled indoor air quality solutions, indoor spaces can be virtually managed as digital spaces

New soluble varnish removal range available in Africa

30th November 2018 The new Hy-Pro Soluble Varnish Removal (SVR) system – now available from Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) – offers complete recovery and maintenance for turbine lubricants. The SVR will be available across Africa through HFT. The prevalence and potential economic impact of varnishing in industrial... 

New soluble varnish removal range available in Africa
HY-PRO SOLUBLE VARNISH REMOVAL SYSTEM The Soluble Varnish Removal system attacks the source of the varnish problem on a molecular level, removing the oxidation by-products that form varnish deposits

New standards change filtration requirements

By: Victor Moolman     1st December 2017 With filters being exposed to a much broader range of particle sizes, which requires higher levels of filtration maintenance, filter technology manufacturer Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT) says attention should be drawn to the new ISO 16890 standard for filter testing and assessment.... 

New standards change filtration requirements
IDEAL OPPORTUNITY During the holiday season the closing of some workshops, factories and mines presents a good opportunity for system maintenance

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... 

Engineer to unveil new  industry technology
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

Heat exchangers made compact

1st December 2017 Wisconsin-based shell and tube heat exchangers company Enerquip has added a new line of compact heat exchangers to meet growing demands from customers with low flow-rate applications. Enerquip is one of the leading providers of heating and cooling equipment for production plants and... 

Heat exchangers  made compact
U-TUBE Heat exchangers are available in U-tube and straight tube designs, and save a significant amount of space due to their size

Unfiltered air shortens air compressors’ life span 

By: Victor Moolman     1st December 2017 With many industrial air compressors being used in dusty conditions, the lack of proper filtration of incoming air can shorten the life span of the compressors by 75% to 80%, says specialised engineering company RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser. “Air compressors used in industries are, for... 

Unfiltered air shortens air compressors’ life span
RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser explains how spin filters work. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Filtration firm perfectly positioned to meet rising demand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2017 To achieve enhanced equipment performance on a continuous basis by reducing the level of contamination in fluids and fuel, adoption of efficient filtration and contamination control is highly essential for any industry. For over one hundred years, Donaldson has been a leader in the design and... 

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