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UK group buys out two SA firms

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Companies still seeking new market niches 

BEE deal integral to firm’s competitiveness strategy

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 An Edenvale based valve supplier has recently entered negotiations to develop Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) at the company. Allied Tube fittings and Valves Director Charles Gracie tells Engineering News that the company expects the contracts to be complete very soon on a deal which will see... 

Home-grown product enjoys growing global acceptance

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Nearly 60% of group's turnover now arising offshore 

Better pressure control offered

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Automation specialists have become increasingly aware of the need to improve functionality and performance without compromising on cost or space. 

New range emerging after merger

11th November 2005 Recently merged companies Spirax Sarco and Mitech have both recently announced the development of a number of new products which complement the companies’ already extensive ranges.?The first new product is the Steri-Trol clean service control valves from Spirax Mitech which are... 

Plug-valve group doubles exports following buy-out

11th November 2005 One of South Africa’s largest plug-valve manufacturers has doubled its exports to 40% of turnover over the past six months following its re-acquisition by former parent AZ Armaturen of Germany. ?AZ Valves was founded in 1985 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AZ Armaturen and later became an... 

Enhanced knife-gate valve range released

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 A Sebenza based company has recently released a new range of knife gate valves which have been designed with a number of user friendly features as well as enhanced sealing capabilities. 

Israeli-made units now available in South Africa

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 One of the largest suppliers of valves in South Africa has added a significant number of new valves to it’s product range over the past six months. 

Manufacturer turns marketing attention inwards

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Series of valves released for the petrochemical, oil and gas and pulp-and-paper industries 

Valves selected for chemical-free water-treatment solution

11th November 2005 The creation of clean drinking water is a problem the world over but particularly in Africa. Normally drinking water is sterilised by chemical means or at least with the help of chemicals such as chlorine. An innovative chemical-free process has now been introduced for the purification of water... 

Software suite drives efficiency in pumps sector

7th October 2005 The African pumps and valves industry is now able to take full advantage of international integrated ERP vendor and CRM specialist Epicor Scala’s iScala ERP software suite. 

New fluoroplastic liner prolongs pump service life

7th October 2005 For many plant operators the new fluoroplastic PFA-P leads to a significant prolongation of the service life when used as a lining in pumps and valves. 

BEE status bolsters valve manufacturer's competitiveness

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 One of the largest valve manufacturers in South Africa, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently concluded two black economic-empowerment (BEE) transactions that see 34,5% of its assets in the hands of broad-based BEE company Kagiso Strategic Investments and emerging empowerment company Mediro. 

Actuators, controls and gearboxes fitted to naval warships

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The four new patrol corvettes, which will be South Africa’s first new naval warships in 16 years, have been fitted with some 3 000 Auma actuators, controls and gearboxes, reports Auma South Africa. 

Spindle seals for valves meet emission control standards

13th May 2005 Current German emission-control regulations impose very strict limits on volatile emissions and, as a result, the spindle seals used in valves have to meet stringent requirements. 

Firm introduces new control valve

13th May 2005 Fluid- and motion-control specialist Norgren, represented in South Africa by sole local agents Ernest Lowe, has introduced a new high-performance proportional control valve, the VP60. 

New valve range could open up more markets

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Valve manufacturer AC Valves is taking steps to diversify its offering, the first phase of which is the newly-initiated manufacture of knife-gate valves at its Germiston factory. 

Replacement valves for the automotive industry

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 An innovative local automotive engineering company is taking advantage of a gap in the local market for replacement and refurbished automotive valves. 

Steam plant is installed for valve-steam testing

13th May 2005 Local valves company Gunric has installed a steam plant at its Roberville factory to carry out steam testing on its metal-seated butterfly valves. 

Valve company welcomes healthy competition

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The platinum industry plays a significant role in the business of local valve company Invincible Valves, which has supplied valves to a number of large platinum projects in recent years. 

Intelligent actuator for quarter-turn valves launched

13th May 2005 Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution SA, a subsidiary of the Tyco International group, has grown significantly over the last few years. 

Buyout strengthens local firm's position

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local manufacturer and supplier of sleeved and PTFE-lined nonlubricated plug valves, AZ Valves, is now 100% owned by its former parent AZ Armaturen, Germany, effective from April 1. 

BEE company supplies valves to prominent projects

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Ithuba Valves was established in 2003 as a black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve company focusing primarily on the reconditioning and supply of valves. 

R12m expansion boosts valve company's capacity

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Randburg-based valves supplier OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) has invested some R12-million into expanded and upgraded facilities, which include additional offices, larger storerooms and a new testing facility. 

Valve supplier to launch new products in June

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local valve supplier Ainsworth Engineering has become one of only two manufacturers of the resilient seal gate valve to be awarded the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SANS 664 1999 certification. 

Intelligent control technology reduces users' idle time

13th May 2005 Reduce idle time and improve machine availability – these requirements are right at the top of users’ wish list where automation is concerned. 

Control valves reduce steam pressure

13th May 2005 Process equipment manufacturer Mitech’s sever service control valves are being used to reduce the pressure of 190 t of superheated steam every hour from 4 500 kPa(g) to 450 kPa(g) at steam stations at Sasol. 

New solenoid valve offers higher flow

13th May 2005 Earlier this year, a new addition was introduced to Sterling Hydraulics’ leading range of solenoid valves. 

Solenoid valves set new industry standards

13th May 2005 A new line of solenoid valves, called RedHat Next Generation, is claiming to set new industry standards for reliability and power consumption. 

Southern African agent appointed for Spanish ball-valve range

13th May 2005 BAC Valves of Spain is a specialised company geared for the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of ball valves and high-performance butterfly valves. 

Stainless-steel valve covers offer greater safety

13th May 2005 For use in hostile and corrosive conditions, or for food-processing and other clean-room environments, UK-based Castell Iso-Lok now produces versions of most of its key products in hygienic, easy-to-clean, high-polish stainless steel. 

Diesel compressors added to local company's fleet

13th May 2005 Compressor- and generator-hire company Rand-Air has stepped up the pace of its fleet renewal programme. 

Valve-testing device eliminates downtime

13th May 2005 British company Smith Flow Control has introduced three new valve-related products into South Africa through its local distributor, the fluid-control division of local firm Macsteel Trading. 

New valve controller with valve parameter feedback

13th May 2005 The new Gefran 800V controller comes with valve parameter feedback making ?valve-controlled processes uncomplicated. 

Valve supplier aims to become leader by 2008

13th May 2005 Pipes- fittings- and valves-supplier Incledon-DPI, which has an excellent preferred-supplier relationship with all key suppliers, is a black-empowerment engineering merchant, acknowledged as a leader in its fields of endeavour. 

New range fire-safe ball valve is launched

13th May 2005 Local supplier Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) has launched the new Habonim range of fire-safe ball valves. 

Products put through intensive testing

13th May 2005 Valve company Festo says that its products are exposed to agonising scrutiny. 

Pneumatic valve experiences positive growth

29th April 2005 Since the launch of the Camozzi Pneumatic Y-series valve in 2003, the growth has been positive from Europe, Asia as well as America, Camozzi Pneumatics agent, Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ Martyn Jones reports. 

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