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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

Gasket manufacturer buys into empowerment firm

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 Johannesburg gasket producer Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC) is in the process of acquiring a share in the empowerment entity Lerechabetse Advanced Products. 

Local subsidiary makes cartridge seals for its German parent

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 Early last month, the South African subsidiary of German company, Burgmann Seals, released a locally designed and manufactured cartridge seal. 

The rush is on to reduce asbestos use

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 The industrial and manufacturing sectors are being pressured to reduce the use of asbestos-based products for the sealing of their process equipment and in the construction of their facilities. 

Slurry pumps can be sealed with standard mechanical seals

12th September 2003 Slurry pumps and mechanical seals are two terms not used easily in the same sentence without producing an argument of some kind, maintains AESSeal sales and marketing manager Nico van Niekerk. 

107-year-old going for market niches

By: elizabeth rebelo     25th July 2003 Following a three-year restructuring process, Hudaco company BEP Bestobell is taking a fresh look at its markets, MD Andrew Vermaak tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview at the company’s operation in Jet Park, Boksburg. 

Sixty percent of seals market

By: elizabeth rebelo     25th July 2003 Abes Technoseal, a Hudaco company, is Southern Africa’s largest seal distributor, MD David Allman tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview at its sole operation in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg 

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. 

Isolators will prevent lube leakage

25th April 2003 Bearing isolators, which prevent leakage of lubricant, stop outside contamination from entering the housing and provide protection for rotating equipment, such as pumps, gearboxes and electric motors, are available from John Crane. 

Seal company’s new series takes on market stalwarts

25th April 2003 With the exception of the defense industry, the refinery industry is probably the most established, controlled and developed industry in the entire world. Within this industry the American Petroleum Institute (API), which is the primary trade association for oil and natural gas industry in the... 

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. 

Many aspects to consider in choosing a pump-sealing system, says firm

11th October 2002 Four areas need to be considered in selection of a sealing system for a pump, namely materials of construction, seal design, seal arrangement and seal chamber design, says John Crane engineering executive Jonathan Read. 

Reusable sealing system introduced

13th September 2002 A reusable sealing system, which reduces labour and costs, has been introduced to the local market by Webb Industries, a Jasco Group company. 

UK-developed seal on local market

13th September 2002 Replacing other more costly mechanical seals, and converting packing on pumps and rotating shaft equipment, the John Crane Type 4610 cartridge seal reduces maintenance and running costs, product leakage and equipment downtime. 

Company opens new Sasolburg branch

By: vanessa vasques     13th September 2002 April saw one of the largest participants in the fluid sealing industry, Klinger, set up a branch in the Vaal Triangle in order to service clients in its largest market. 

New range of seals to be launched

13th September 2002 Recent developments in the seal manufacturing industry have seen the launch of new products from numerous seal makers competing for a share of the market. 

East Rand firm celebrates 20 years of business

13th September 2002 April this year saw Carlin Medical Extrusions celebrate 20 years of business and MD Dave Carlin recalls the company’s humble beginnings. 

Reconditioning service available

13th September 2002 Mechanical seals, which have been designed for efficient sealing of equipment such as pumps, compressors and mixers is distributed by Bearing Man’s seals division in its range of comprehensive seals. 

Asbestos remains a concern

By: vanessa vasques     13th September 2002 It is hard to believe the material used to make artificial arteries and veins for the human body is the same material used to seal equipment flanges and vessels. 

Seal for harsh conditions launched in S Africa

By: vanessa vasques     13th September 2002 A new seal, which its manufacturers say has a longer life, performs better and is easier to install than leading competing products, is now being launched in South Africa. 

Firm's export venture set to expand

By: vanessa vasques     13th September 2002 Local gasket manufacturer and distributor Gasket Manufacturing Corporation has been exporting a range of its products to a German company since last year and says this venture is likely to grow considerably over the next few years. 

New range of wheel-bearing kits launched

2nd August 2002 Bearing Man has launched a new range of wheel-bearing kits for the automotive industry. 

Bearings ideal for steel milling

19th July 2002 Bearing Man’s bearings division distributes a range of NSK bearings that provides efficient performance and reduced maintenance costs in many steel mill processes, including casting, rolling, finishing, raw materials handling and iron making. 

Alliance sealed to reduce pump costs

24th May 2002 UK company John Crane has been a preferred mechanical seal supplier to Sasol since the fifties when the Sasol One complex was built in Sasolburg. 

New-generation seals introduced

26th April 2002 For many engineers with responsibility for pumps and other rotating equipment, mechanical seals can appear to be complex products, perhaps too difficult to be bothered with, says East Rand-based engineering firm John Crane engineering executive Jonathan Read. 

Spate of international deals for KZN rubber manufacturer

5th April 2002 South Africa’s growing involvement in global markets has prompted Wayne Rubber, of Isipingo in Kwazulu-Natal, to secure international technical and marketing agreements, enabling the company to produce sophisticated breakthrough products for the local and international markets. 

Water-controlling seal launched

14th September 2001 Manufacturer of mechanical seals Aesseal has launched a meter which controls and monitors seal water. 

Heavy-duty hydraulic seals now available

14th September 2001 Local company Bearing Man is the sole distributor in South Africa for Hallite Seals International – a leading manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic seals. 

New gasket concept introduced

14th September 2001 A new composite gasket for use in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries has been developed by Frenzelit. 

Couplings enhance performance

14th September 2001 Safety and reliability for critical applications is provided by Metastream T series power transmission couplings, incorporating an all-metal flexible element design that has proved itself with more than 30 years of successful application. 

Chemicals group has growth 'Bee' in its bonnet

14th September 2001 In its first year as part of Chemical Services (Chemserve), the largest speciality chemicals operation in Southern Africa, local polyurethane specialist Industrial Urethanes has significant plans for the future, says MD Mike Bee. 

Pump seal finds wider applications

14th September 2001 The operating range of the Warman Dyna seal, previously used only on heavy-duty slurry pumps, has been increased significantly as a result of continuous research conducted by the CH Warman pump group. 

New seals range in South Africa

14th September 2001 Local company IE Gasket & Pressing has been appointed the official Flexitallic agents in South Africa. 

Seals for Chinese power station

14th September 2001 German company Gustav Espey, has been awarded a contract by BBP Energy, a subsidiary of the Babcock Borsig Power Group, for the supply of 48 shaft seals for sealing double-flow ball mills at the Dezhou power station project in China. BBP Energy will be delivering two steam generators each with an... 

Product sales reach R1,2bn

14th September 2001 Sales of Isolast, the brand name given to the perfluoroelastomer range of products manufactured by Smiths Group, UK, parent company of mechanical seal manufacturer John Crane, have increased from R37,2- million in 1996 to an estimated R1,2-billion in 2001. 

Seals for revenue protection

14th September 2001 Electricity theft is a major problem in South Africa. This is according to Aluvin Securiseal MD Kevin Norwitz, the largest manufacturer and distributor of security seals in South Africa. 

New seal reduces downtime

14th September 2001 International company Chesterton has made large inroads in various South African industries through its local distributors with its patented SpiralTrac mechanical seal, an imported product from Canada. 

Seals supplied to fertiliser project

14th September 2001 National sealing company Burgmann Seals has supplied mechanical seals to the value of R800 000 to the Indian Ocean Fertiliser (IOF) expansion project in Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal. 

Acquisition opportunity for firm

14th September 2001 One of the largest sealing companies worldwide was formed with the purchase of Busak+Shamban by the Smiths Group a few months ago, and has proved to be valuable for the local distributor Hydranet. 

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