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Festo develops high-pressure pneumatics for digitalisation
16th September 2022

Thanks to high-pressure pneumatics, stretch blow moulding machines achieve an output per blow moulding station of between 1,000 and nearly 3,000 PET bottles per hour. The key to this success is... 


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
Zambia’s acceptance of the IncoValves and Controls range, whose design is based on lowering the total cost of ownership for end-users and increasing uptime, has exceeded AR Control’s expectations
Valve demand up amid mining uptick
16th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand from the Zambian mining industry for valves, and actuator technology manufacturer AR Controls’ product offering, is stable and increasing since Hakainde Hichilema became the seventh... 


A large blue pump used in mills and mines for dewatering
Pumps manufacturer proves its mettle at expo
16th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Multinational pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves showcased its third-generation Mill Duty Xtra (MDX) heavy pumps to the African market at this year’s Electra Mining Africa 2022 expo. 


EnergyValves, a division of EMVAfrica, sets a new benchmark in pneumatic actuators with the introduction of the new V-ACT brand
13th September 2022

EMVAfrica, a trusted and renowned BBBE-E level 4 single-source supplier of world-class industrial stainless steels and valves to Southern Africa’s mining and industry, proudly introduces the new... 


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Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group,... 


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AZ-Armaturen continues to engineer fast, dynamic solutions to customer specification
30th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

During the 50 years that industrial equipment supplier AZ-Armaturen has been in existence, it has continuously developed its portfolio to meet the increasing demands of globally active customers.... 


Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
26th August 2022

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 


ARVALV® from AR Controls an industry mainstay for over 25 years
24th August 2022

The ARVALV® through-port knife-gate valve range from AR Controls has been an industry mainstay for over 25 years, says Head of Engineering Ockert Jacobus (OJ) Labuschagne. From the Central African... 


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Local thermal insulation fills the gap in SA market
23rd August 2022

A range of thermal insulation products such as expansion joints, thermal insulation jackets, fire blankets, high temperature sealing, and boiler joint gaskets are now available from local... 


JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
22nd August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South African joint venture (JV) company African Pipes, Valves & Fittings (APVF) Piping Systems offers a complete thermoplastic piping system for the industrial, gas and mining markets. The JV... 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The three-year construction of the Senqu bridge is set to start soon. 


OVER BORDER OPPORTUNITIES
South African manufacturers are looking to export their valves in light of the volatile local business environment as the rest of Africa presents huge opportunities
Manufacturers feeling pressure as payment delays continue
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Local valve manufacturers continue to struggle with delayed payments from the mining industry, which comprises 55% to 60% of the South African valve manufacturing market, says South African Valve... 


CUTTING COSTS
RGR Technologies has developed products that are less costly to manufacture as price is the determining factor when mining companies procure equipment and not local content
Local demand lower than rest of Africa
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for valves specified for mining applications in the rest of Africa is much higher than demand in South Africa, says valve manufacturer RGR Technologies MD Marinus Ras. “New underground... 


MANUFACTURING FOR MINES
LVSA Group started manufacturing valves for mining applications in 2020 and recently delivered locally manufactured valves to two African mining operations
Replacement valves supplied to gold and coal mines
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa-based valve manufacturer LVSA Group completed the manufacturing of valves for a Ghanaian gold mine and a South African coal mine last month. The orders, comprising of knife gate,... 


SUPPLY STRATEGY
AFS offers better lead times compared with those associated with imported products, by carrying more stock of components that generally have a lengthy lead time
Commodities surge boosts demand
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The global increase in commodity prices is motivating local mines to spend capital on new and existing projects, while the long delivery times of imported products have shifted their focus to South... 


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Hydraulic solutions for Africa
22nd July 2022

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centres (RSC), which are situated in the major city centres and commercial nodes throughout the country, play a critical role by providing engineering... 


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Ensuring energy efficiency in wastewater infrastructures
21st July 2022

Water and wastewater infrastructures are recognised as one of the biggest energy consumers within municipalities, making energy efficiency improvements critical to these operations. “The... 


Two large  air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed stood along side one another air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant
Compressor range well received by market
15th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers’ newly released Sahara range, comprising low dewpoint compressed-air dryers, has been well received by clients in various sectors, Artic Driers... 


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Confectionery company using vacuum pump gripper tech
15th July 2022

Global packaging system manufacturer Tecno Pack SpA has designed and built grippers able to handle pick-and-place applications in the plant of a leading international confectionery company, using... 


New facility opened in the US
15th July 2022

Global vacuum technology and leak detection solutions provider Pfeiffer Vacuum opened its new 3 700 m2 facility in Indianapolis, in Indiana in the US, on May 13. This state-of-the-art facility is... 


Naude Broers takes Massey Ferguson to new heights in Naude’s Neck Pass region
13th July 2022

Brothers Donie and Stephanus Naude have a 16-strong MF tractor fleet and growing stronger every year The Massey Ferguson brand is anywhere in South Africa where farming takes place. Nowhere is this... 


A large mobile valve testing instrument owned by Brimis Engineering on display at a launch event
Pumps project under way
8th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialists Brimis Engineering has been subcontracted by customised water treatment solutions provider Aqua Pro Solutions to size, recommend and supply new pumps for the... 


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Industry continues to face supply chain woes
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The stainless steel industry has been under severe supply chain pressure caused by rising prices of raw materials, such as nickel, as well as shipping and logistics and energy costs, in Europe and... 


A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 


Improved commodity prices spur AFS knife gate valve demand
Improved commodity prices spur AFS knife gate valve demand
19th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Improved commodity prices have resulted in increased demand for knife gate valves from slurry-related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), in Gauteng, as mining houses upgrade... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 


FendtONE combines the tractor and the office with one operating system
14th June 2022

The new FendtONE platform merges the machine and the office into one control unit. FendtONE combines the familiar operation of the tractor with the terminal for planning or controlling tasks that... 


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Smart way to make machine interventions safer
14th June 2022

Increase workplace safety with a world-class Lockout/Tagout solution from a single supplier.  


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Minimizing downtime in mining operations with set to spec equipment
14th June 2022

Machine downtime has a major impact on profit and productivity in any mining operation. It is critical that mining companies have access to reliable heavy equipment and machinery 24/7 to achieve... 


Festo highly modular Angle Seat Valve VZXA 
10th June 2022

In anatomy, the valves in the heart regulate the flow direction of blood and the heartbeat. The Angle Seat Valve VZXA featured in the Festo heart of absolute Automation 2.0 campaign serves the same... 


A photo of the AzkoNobel head office taken from the bottom looking up
Online portal launched to guide clients
10th June 2022

Last month, protective powder coating and paint manufacturer AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launched a dedicated site to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings. AkzoNobel created the... 


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Correct choice of seals, gaskets can prevent failures
3rd June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Seals and gaskets must be correctly selected, as the failure of seals and gaskets can endanger human life, as well as potentially causing significant financial losses, particularly in critical... 


Aerial image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 


Festo PUN-H-T tubing and fitting combinations for multiple applications
26th May 2022

Over the past 49 years, Festo South Africa has earned their reputation for providing cleverly designed components. Continuing with their groundbreaking absolute Automation 2.0 campaign that focuses... 


'No attempt to disguise' latest incident of sabotage at Eskom power station as another cable is cut
23rd May 2022 By: News24Wire

A cable on Unit 1 at Eskom's Matla Power Station was cut over the weekend in what is now the fourth incident of suspected sabotage at a power station in the past two weeks. News24 understands that... 


The Medupi power station
Medupi units 1 to 3 at full load, Eskom to bring damaged unit 4 online in August 2024
20th May 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned power utility Eskom this week revealed that it had implemented repairs and fixes to generation Units 1 to 3 at the Medupi power station, and that the units are operating at full load,... 


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African valves industry on the upswing
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the easing of lockdown restrictions has allowed for easier logistical navigation globally, the war between Russia and the Ukraine has created a knock-on effect in terms of the increase in... 


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Specialist replaces valves at pump station
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering is designing, fabricating and installing three custom-designed sluice gate valves to replace the obsolete valves at the Zuikerbosch pumping station... 


A spray nozzle affixed to a ceiling spraying a large amount of mist water as a fire suppression system offered by Danfoss Fore Safety
Water mist tech to be presented at event
20th May 2022

Multinational engineering and manufacturing company Danfoss Fire Safety – part of the Danfoss Group – will be presenting a session at the Firexpo South Africa 2022 being held from May 31 to June 02... 


A large fire fighting nozzle which is fitted with a Dosetech Fire Dos proportioner which mixes air water and foam agent to effectively fight fires.
Fire protection foam dosing system on offer
20th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

Fire protection equipment supplier DoseTech offers its FireDos fire protection foam dosing technology, known as proportioners, to the South African fire prevention and firefighting market. The... 


Image depicting a man, Moeketsi Mpotu, wearing a black and white suit, standing in front of a Ventil safety valve testing machine
Valves technology meets necessary standards
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering uses a safety valve testing machine from machining manufacturer Ventil to test and certify critical application safety valves, in line with the... 


An image depicting people at an AFS launch function in the company's hydraulic press room
Company celebrates one year anniversary
20th May 2022

Slurry related valves design and manufacturing company Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) celebrated its first year of being in business in March. The company hosted a two-day launch function at its... 


An image depicting two dark blue valves
Valves supplier highlights importance of technical knowledge
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

A holistic approach should be followed when buying valves to ensure that they are appropriate for specific applications, says valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds export manager Andre... 


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