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Safety valves meet the needs of steam, gas and liquid market

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The Spirax Sarco safety valve protects against excess pressure across a broad spectrum of industrial processes. 

Indian companies to launch new valve products at local expo

11th May 2007 Amongst the numerous overseas exhibitors attending this years Pumps, Valves & Pipes Expo at Gallagher Estate in June, are three Indian valve manufacturing companies. 

Solid modelling mastery gives manufacturer competitive edge

11th May 2007 Leading South African valve manufacturer Insamcor uses Auto desk Inventor to design a wide range of valves at its Edenvale plant, east of Johannesburg. 

New valve imports for chemical applications

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African owner-driven family business OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) imports the highest quality valves for use in the hydrometallurgical industry and highly corrosive environments such as the chemical industry. 

Local company announces new addition to product range

11th May 2007 Local valve distributor Glenvalve has announced the addition of the Glen wafer butterfly valve to its extensive range of products. The wafer butterfly valve is used in numerous applications and is ideal for use with flanged piping. 

South African valves destined for Saudi Arabia

11th May 2007 South African valve manufacturer Gunric Valve Manufacturing, the butterfly and tilting disc check valve manufacturer of Robertville, is nearing completion of an order for 27 large-bore, pneumatically operated, triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valves and hydraulically operated metal seated... 

Local manufacturer provides solutions for water industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African company Rare Water Systems designs, manufactures and sells a large range of innovative products and services to the water and waste water industry, covering every aspect of the fluid cycle. 

Local manufacturer broadens product offering

11th May 2007 As one of the largest and longest established valve manufacturers in South Africa, Premier has been deepening and widening its product offering to better service the growing local market. 

New sensor alleviates complex, individual sensor mountings

11th May 2007 Automation technology company IFM Electronic, represented locally by Shorrock Automation, has released details of the new Efector Valvis sensor designed for position feedback on linear valves with a stroke of up to 80 mm. The sensor is fitted over the valve spindle and continuously measures the... 

Isolation valve reduces contamination risk

11th May 2007 Fluid control technology company Norgren’s isolation valves are designed for the most aggressive of fluids and are trusted the world over by the medical sector. 

Actuator range incorporates advanced control variables

11th May 2007 International valve manufacturer Tyco Valves & Controls claims to have the most advanced and comprehensive range of actuators currently on the market. 

Joint agreement grows global suppliers reach

11th May 2007 In a joint agreement covering 16 different countries, Tyco Valves and Controls now supplies and supports Norgren’s range of NAMUR valves and other fluid power products globally. 

Local company distributes hydraulic control components

11th May 2007 Local company Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved washers and... 

Hydraulic products offer efficiency and precision

11th May 2007 South African company Becker Engineering’s Simplex hydraulic and mechanical products include a new series of Uni-Lift linear actuators that provide smooth, efficient operation and precise positioning of equipment in diverse industries. 

SA firm wins pharmaceutical valve order

11th May 2007 The South African distributor of Gem� valves, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation, has been contracted to supply R700 000 worth of sanitary diaphragm valves to a leading pharmaceutical company. 

Power group to upgrade New Mexico control, cooling system

11th May 2007 Power and automation technology group ABB has been selected by the public service company of New Mexico to upgrade the control and the valve cooling systems of their existing ABB high voltage direct current (HVDC) system delivered over 20 years ago. 

Local valve boasts ‘ahead-of-plan’ sales

11th May 2007 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has reported “ahead-of-plan” sales of the Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve since the local launch of the product one year ago. 

New line blind valve reduces down time

11th May 2007 Positive pipeline close-off is vital in many piping systems to assure the safety of personnel working on downstream equipment, particularly when flammable or toxic liquids or gasses could seep past a closure provided by in-line equipment such as gate or globe valves. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Supplier adds Joburg branch on strong growth outlook

By: Laura Tyrer     10th November 2006 Valve supplier Lockwood South Africa is in the process of adding a Johannesburg branch to its strategically-located Durban warehouse, in anticipation of an increased turnover of between R20-million and R30-million next year. 

Hazardous fluid handling systems

10th November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally-safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

Local foundry obtains coveted EU accreditation

10th November 2006 Local manufacturer Steloy Castings has become the first South African foundry to receive European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) accreditation, a move that will greatly assist local valve manufacturers competing in the export market, says Steloy quality-assurance group manager Gert Albasini. 

Air valve isolator now available

10th November 2006 Design and maintenance engineers seeking best-possible air-valve isolator solutions can now buy from local manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), a new product with distinct advantages over conventional RSV valves. 

Angle gauge enables quick and simple mounting

10th November 2006 Germany-based valve specialist Gem 

Innovative valve technology sparks new robot design

10th November 2006 Using the latest Festo valve terminal technology, a German robot manufacturer has designed highly economical function packages for its industrial robots that allow plastic injection moulding machines to be lightly and easily equipped and unloaded. 

Knife gate valve embraces protective urethane liners

10th November 2006 The new ITT Fabri-Valve XS150-ULV urethane-lined knife gate valve uses improved sealing design and includes replaceable FV8000 urethane liners to protect the valve body from abrasion and corrosion. 

Control valves meet diverse requirements

10th November 2006 Supplier Spirax-Sarco’s range of two-port pneumatically-actuated KE valves and PN5000 and PN6000 pneumatic actuators provide a solution to most flow, pressure or temperature applications. 

Steam trap monitoring cuts waste, costs

10th November 2006 Any steam-management system should include steam trap monitoring as a basic tool to reduce waste, costs and environmental liability. 

New ‘combi’ switchbox enables improved actuator control

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 The South African agent for GEMU of Germany, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation recently introduced the GEMU 4221/4222 combi switchbox to the local market. 

Valve-maker plans R21-million factories upgrade

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Benoni-based Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will spend R21-million during the next nine to twelve months to upgrade four of its factories: Saunders, Vosa, Vent-O-Mat and Biman. 

New range includes cooling car valve

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Kya Sand-based Hydro Power Equipment (HPE), has, over the last two years experienced an increased demand for its products in South Africa and in international markets, such as Mali, Ghana, Australia, Canada and Brazil. 

Air-actuated shut-off valve boasts reduced maintenance, easy installation

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Local company The Combustion Group (TCG) has introduced a new member to its product family of valves. The new Maxon series 8000 air-actuated shut-off valves combine a space-saving design with a maintenance-free bonnet seal and a replaceable actuatorfor easy installation and smooth, trouble-free... 

Specialist valves supplied for UK brewer

10th November 2006 An order to supply InBev’s two plants at Magor in south Wales and Samlesbury near Preston has recently been completed by Tyco Valves and Controls’ Hygienic Products Division. 

Isolation valves raise the bar in performance, versatility

10th November 2006 One of the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves Asco has recently introduced its line of Micro 10 rocker isolation valves - setting industry standards for both performance and versatility. 

Mixing valve a world-first, manufacturer claims

10th November 2006 International company Apollo Valves has introduced what it claims to be the first multiple-fixture mixing valve that meets new ASSE 1069 standard. 

Cheap imports hamper growth

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Cheap valves being imported from China and Turkey are crippling the local market, because people buy on price not quality and local manufacturers are unable to keep up with the competition, says Ithuba Valves’ Moses Sekatane. 

Digital valve positioner for accurate calibration

By: Dennis Ndaba     10th November 2006 Flowserve Corp, a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announced the launch of the Flowserve Logix 3400IQ Foundation fieldbus digital valve positioner. 

Long-life coolant valves launched by pneumatic group

10th November 2006 SMC Corporation of America, the world_s largest manufacturer of pneumatic products and filtration equipment has announced the release of their new Series SGC coolant valve with a service life of 5 million cycles or more, for use in machine tool and auto industries. 

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