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Swiss thermoplastic valves now available

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Plastic engineering company Chemplast Marc Etter on the East Rand offers the local market a wide range of thermoplastic valves from specialist application valve manufacturer George Fischer. 

German manufacturer celebrates 20 years of supplying the SA market

By: Helene Le Roux     15th November 2002 Foreign manufacturers of thermoplastic valves for special chemical applications have long provided a large range of niche products to the South African industry. 

Product ensures compliance with new water legislation

15th November 2002 A recent government regulation stipulates the installation of pressure control valves with every hot water installation. SYR and Kwikot have introduced a new product – SYR Proclean – to cater for this requirement. 

Control valves affect low-cost automation

15th November 2002 Process control valves, incorporating the valve, actuator and positioner are a vital element and cast factor in the control loop. 

Firm launches new range of pressure-control valves

15th November 2002 In response to the varying demands from local and international markets, Cobra Watertech has continued the tradition of developing a versatile range of domestic water supply control valves by introducing the Masterflo III to its valve range. 

Company to open new Cape Town branch

15th November 2002 Local company Heaton Valves Africa was established in 1992, as agents in Southern Africa for Heaton Valves UK, with the aim of providing a first-class stockholding and distribution service to the oil, petrochemical, and associated industries. 

Fast-acting piston-driven linear actuator designed

15th November 2002 A year ago, Johannesburg company Mitech designed and manufactured an extremely fast acting linear pneumatic piston-driven actuator for the power industry. 

New range of butterfly valves

15th November 2002 From the originators of the Mucon iris valve and leaders for more than 60 years, in the supply of valves for flow control of bulk solids, comes a new range of butterfly valves, specifically designed for use in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. 

Locally-made valves now bear certification mark

15th November 2002 Local valve manufacturer for the past 24 years, Walker Crosweller, has enhanced its long-standing Jaswic-accepted and South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) tested Walcro product range to now bear the SABS certification mark. 

Firm promises solution to problem liquids

15th November 2002 Whenever problem liquids with suspended solids are being handled, Orbinox valve systems can provide a solution. 

SA company secures order for cruise liner's fire-safety valves

15th November 2002 An innovative approach and the advantages offered by investment casting has seen Rely Precision Castings of the East Rand, together with UK-based Warren Morrison Valves, secure the order for the manufacture and supply of all fire-safety valves for the Queen Mary II, the new flagship of the Cunard... 

Industry urged to find niche markets

15th November 2002 The embattled valve manufacturing industry needs to marshal its resources if it is to succeed in its fight against imports. 

Two local valve manufacturers join forces

15th November 2002 Manufacturer Gunric Valve has achieved Euro Certification, which it says makes it one of only eight companies in South Africa to have attained this stringent accreditation. 

Locally-manufactured flametraps on offer

15th November 2002 Johannesburg-based Safurnco offers a range of locally-manufactured tank vents, flame arrestors, vacuum and pressure relief valves and automatic shut-off valves. 

Partnership results in mutual growth

15th November 2002 The long-term partnership between valve manufacturer, Hi-Cap Engineering and its supplying foundry, Steloy Castings, has lead to growth for both companies. 

Valve maker celebrates twentieth anniversary

15th November 2002 An opportunity in the market to supply the mining industry with good quality high-pressure, low maintenance, slurry pinch valves, led to the establishment of local valve manufacturer Corflex in 1982, and the company celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. 

Multipurpose valve grinding compound is developed

15th November 2002 Permatex valve grinding compound is an odourless grey paste containing selected abrasive grits dispersed in a water-based, non-corrosive binder composed of gelling agents, lubricants, preservatives and ethylene glycol. 

Reconditioning prolongs component life

15th November 2002 East Rand based Prolong Pumps and Valves has been active in the reconditioning and remanufacturing field for more than thirteen years. 

German firm launches into South Africa

15th November 2002 GSR Valve Technology, founded in Germany in 1971, is now coming to South Africa. 

Expanded flow-control valve range is launched

15th November 2002 An expanded range of flow control valves is being introduced by Enerpac SA to give improved control over hydraulic tools used for lifting, pushing, pulling, jacking, lowering, bending or holding applications. 

Valve maker achieves European stamp of approval

15th November 2002 Two of South Africa’s largest valve manufacturers, Ainsworth Engineering and Premier Valves, have decided to join forces and form a one stop valve marketing company, United Valve Company, to be known as UVC. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

SA-made valves headed for China

11th October 2002 A major power industry contractor based in the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Kejian Electric Power (BKEP), has placed an added order worth R1,4-million for a further 56 dome valves from Clyde Bergemann Materials Handling (CBM) bringing the total number of valves ordered to 142. 

Control stations standard for fuel tankers

9th August 2002 Bartec ComEx local control stations, industrial participation (IP) 66/67 rated for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, and Bartec junction boxes have been fitted to new fuel tankers to operate decanting pump and valve stations. 

Combined valve/cylinder automation solution on offer

12th July 2002 Integrated subsystems have enabled Festo to meet the growing need for full functionality with reduced costs for purchasing, installation and maintenance with its DNCV standard cylinder/valve combination. 

South African valves can give imports a run for their money

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 The South African valve industry is innovative and is in a position to compete with imported products. This is the word of the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) chairperson Dean Moir. 

Local valve manufacturer wants to be the best

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 Launching two new valves at the end of last year was not enough for local valve manufacturer Industrial and Petroleum Valves (IPV); it has also launched another new valve this year, is in the process of upgrading its ball valve range and is working towards becoming the leading valve manufacturer... 

New valve technology by year-end

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 Local valve manufacturer and designer Paltechnologies (Paltech) has designed two innovative and never-seen-before valves for a wide range of local and international industry applications. 

Local supplier goes one brand better

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 Local valve supplier Heaton Valves of Johannesburg has become a distributor for one of the world’s leading manufacturers, Canadian-based Velan, because it says this firms products are of the best quality and provide the best results. 

Versatile slurry valves are an export success

17th May 2002 East Rand-based international valve manufacturer Dual Products has launched the newest edition to its range of valves. 

'Flexible' valve gains popularity in materials-handling sector

17th May 2002 The ease of operation, efficiency and simplicity of the Mucon Iris diaphragm valve, available in South Africa from Mucon, continues to gain popularity in the country’s materials handling applications. 

Valve company expands to new premises

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 Johannesburg-based valve company TTV Fluval has recently had to move premises due to the expansion it has experienced over the last few years. 

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