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Valves News

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. 

Manufacturer renews its focus on quality

By: vanessa vasques     17th May 2002 Valve manufacturer and distributor Insamcor, of Edenvale, in Johannesburg, is taking a number of steps towards raising the level of its internal service and skills. 

Butterfly valve a fly-away success

17th May 2002 Patented butterfly valve Ragmax, which was developed to solve the problems associated with the control of flow in pumped slurry lines, has been successfully used by one of the largest producers of coal in the country to control the flow of coal-fine slurries to storage dams. 

Metal-seal butterfly valve improves pipeline safety

17th May 2002 The safety of personnel working in pipelines is of the utmost importance to operators of those pipelines, contractors and, of course, the personnel themselves. 

Takeover extends firm's valve actuator range

17th May 2002 One of the valve actuation market leaders, Rotork Controls, of Johannesburg, now offers a comprehensive range of specialist electric and electro-hydraulic linear, rotary and lever arm actuators as a result of its take-over in January of Jordan Controls, which further extends the company’s... 

Swedish firm introduces new on-off valve technology

17th May 2002 During the 1990s the automation of control valves, which were often referred to as ‘the final control elements’, got the world’s attention, while the automation of on-off valves was almost never discussed. 

Firm reassesses client relationships

17th May 2002 South African valve companies need to reform from the out-moded institutions, which they currently are, to more dynamic entities concentrating on innovation, quality, marketing and customer partnering. 

Launch of new boiler feed-water valve

17th May 2002 A new range of boiler feed-water valves has been launched by local valve designer and manufacturer Mitech. 

Yet another Australian order for SA firm

17th May 2002 Past performance of Johannesburg-based valve manufacturer Ainsworth Engineering has resulted in yet another export order for its pressure-reducing valves and relief valves through its New South Wales agent, in Australia. 

BEE consortium enters valves distribution industry

17th May 2002 Johannesburg-based valves distributor Incledon is the first company of its kind in the valves industry. 

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