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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Focus on niche applications, aftersales key for air motor market

By: Nadine James     14th July 2017 The air motor market has a directly proportional relationship to the economy, subsequently making aftersales support and services key focus areas for industrial product supplier Actum Group, says Actum’s Deprag product leader Herman Parsons. This focus, combined with Actum’s approach of providing... 

Greener rotary compressor can deliver savings exceeding 20%

     14th July 2017 Compressor engineering firm Lontra founder Steve Lindsey devised a more efficient, oil-free rotary compressor that offers a greener solution to traditional compression technology, able to deliver energy savings of more than 20%. His efforts gained recognition of the European Patent Office (EPO)... 

Greener rotary compressor can deliver savings exceeding 20%
STEVE LINDSEY The founder of Lontra was nominated and shortlisted as a finalist at the 2017 European Inventor Awards

New pumps suited to packaging, food and beverage industries

     14th July 2017 In May, sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco announced that it had extended its range of variable speed drive (VSD) vacuum pumps with the addition of three models offering flow rates up to 5 004 m3/h. The new GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ rotary screw pumps are particularly suited for... 

New pumps suited to packaging, food and  beverage industries
GHS VSD ROTARY SCREW PUMP The range provides significantly higher performance levels and reduced maintenance, noise and heat emissions compared to conventional oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps

New variable-speed drive showcased at European expo

     14th July 2017 Last month multinational industrial machinery manufacturer Voith exhibited power industry  solutions at the POWER-GEN Europe 2017 conference and exhibition, and  one of the main features was its new variable speed drive (VSD), the VECO-Drive, intended to enhance the efficiency of rotating... 

New variable-speed  drive showcased  at European expo
DRIVING FORCE The VECO-Drive increases input speed and generates a high output speed for compressors or pumps

Pipeline expansion project completed in February

     14th July 2017 In February, high-end and specialised equipment supplier Energas Technologies announced that it had completed a commission to design and supply a mobile heater skid to a budgeted $210-million pipeline expansion project. The project was commissioned by engineering firm VGI Consulting Africa, on... 

Pipeline expansion project  completed in February
UNDER PRESSURE The new line was filled and pressurised from atmospheric pressure to a line pack pressure of 116 Bar

Troubleshooting device eases, enables priority maintenance

     14th July 2017 The Fluke 810 – manufactured by industrial testing equipment manufacturer Fluke – is one of the most advanced troubleshooting instruments available for vibration testing, enabling maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems. Fluke, represented locally by... 

Troubleshooting device eases, enables priority maintenance
FLUKE 810 The Fluke 810 uses a set of advanced algorithms to produce a plain-text diagnosis of the machine with a recommended solution

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Ntshu Air provides complete air compressed system solutions for the mining, automotive, chemicals, petrochemicals, plant hire, construction and power generation industries. 

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

New controller range launched for compressors

     8th July 2016 Process control instrumentation and industrial electronics manufacturer Instrotech launched four new Calog advanced controllers for compressors earlier this year. The new Calog range includes optional features and intuitive interfaces, with scrolling text prompts and up to four setpoints. The... 

New controller range launched  for compressors
CALOG QUAD INDICATORS The Calog Quad process controller, is an advanced quad channel process controller with a virtually endless range of possible applications

New portable compressor range affords fuel savings

     8th July 2016 Compressed air and gas solutions manufacturer CompAir, which is part of the Gardner Denver Group, is launching a new DLT0705 range of portable compressors with a Stage 3B emissions compliant engine. The DLT0705 is being upgraded to the latest emission compliance regulations. This range includes... 

New portable compressor  range affords fuel savings
MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCY OPTIMISED The new DLT0705 compressor range provides fuel savings of up to 10% and an overall specific energy improvement of 7% to 8%

New pumps launched at trade fair

     8th July 2016 Global vacuum technology supplier Pfeiffer Vacuum introduced its new turbo pumps and diaphragm pumps at the Analytica trade show in Munich, Germany from May 10 to 13. With a pumping speed of 32 ℓ/s Pfeiffer Vacuum notes that the HiPace 30 is currently the most powerful turbo pump of this size on... 

New pumps launched at trade fair
ENERGY CONSUMPTION REDUCED With a pumping speed of 32 ℓ/s, the HiPace 30 is currently the most powerful turbo pump of this size on the market

New vacuum pumps unveiled by company

     8th July 2016 In May, sophisticated vacuum products and exhaust management systems manufacturer Edwards unveiled its new vacuum pumps, which will strengthen the company’s capability to supply a totally customised vacuum package from atmospheric pumping through to an ultra-high vacuum. Edwards business line... 

New vacuum pumps unveiled by company
NEW PRODUCTS UNVEILED Edwards vacuum pumps unveiled its products at Analytica for the analytical instrument and research and development markets

Oil-free compressed air solutions viable for surface finishing industry

     8th July 2016 Industrial and craft firms in the surface technology sector require premium quality and highly pure, oil-free compressed air for their production processes, says compressed air specialists Boge Kompressoren. Owing to this, Boge Kompressoren showcased its highly efficient system solutions for... 

Oil-free compressed air solutions viable for surface finishing industry
ECONOMICAL SOLUTIONS PROVIDED Oil-free condensing compressors ensure a high level of efficiency while guaranteeing absolute process reliability

Oil-free compressors display benefits at expo

     8th July 2016 At Foodex 2016, in April, in Birmingham, compressor and pump manufacturer Gardner Denver discussed the importance of air purity across all aspects of food and beverage processing, showcasing oil-free models from across its vacuum and pressure range. The company explains that unlike compressed air... 

Oil-free compressors display benefits at expo
OIL-FREE MODELS SHOWCASED There are many cost-efficiency and safety benefits that can be realised by commissioning oil-free technology

Online compressor monitoring system set for launch in September

By: Kimberley Smuts     8th July 2016 Quality compressor refurbishment, new compressors, lubricants and service provider Ntshu Air, member of the PSI Group, is in the final stages of completing its new online compressor condition monitoring system, which it hopes to complete before the planned demonstration at Electra Mining Africa... 

Online compressor monitoring system set for launch in September
MONITORING SYSTEM The new online compressor condition monitoring system monitors vibration, temperature, pressures and on a compressor

Rotary vane reduces energy consumption

     8th July 2016 Vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors manufacturer Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems presented its new series of energy saving rotary vane vacuum pumps, for the first time at the IFFA exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany in May. The new pumps are designed specifically for fast packaging cycles and for... 

Rotary vane reduces  energy consumption
PRODUCTION COSTS REDUCED Busch committed to developing centralised vacuum supply systems that operate with the highest possible levels of energy efficiency

Vacuum pump optimises production lines

     8th July 2016 A Korean group producing lithium-ion batteries has awarded the contract for the supply of vacuum systems to global technology group Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum. The company will equip several production lines, with delivery of these systems for electrode drying expected to happen before the end of... 

Vacuum pump optimises  production lines
ELECTRODE DRYING PROGRESSES Dry compressing screw vacuum pump optimises customer production lines

Company launches new liquid ring compressor

     10th July 2015 New York-listed control products and services provider Flowserve Corporation last month launched a new liquid-ring compressor, the SIHI KPHX, at the 2015 Achema trade show in Germany. Flowserve sales continuous professional improvement VP Erich Mohrdieck says that the KPHX compressor boasts... 

Company launches new liquid ring  compressor
LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY Flowserve’s new liquid-ring compressor was launched at this year’s Achema expo in Germany

Company launches new range of compressed air units

     10th July 2015 Precision products manufacturer Gast Group, a member of global fluidics manufacturer Idex Corporation, in March launched a new range of Jun-Air oil-less rocking piston-based compressed air systems, the 86/87R Series Systems. Idex Corporation health and science technologies division European sales... 

Company powers two Norwegian subsea compressors

     10th July 2015 New York-listed cabling solutions provider Nexans in April announced that its power umbilicals would be used to power two subsea compressors at Gullfaks oilfield, located off the coast of Norway, which is operated by multinational oil and gas company Statoil. The subsea gas compression station... 

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands company’s market base

     10th July 2015 The South African subsidiary of German compressor manufacturer Aerzen Airgas in June launched a branch in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been growing the company’s market reach in the province and is already working on two major repair projects. The company states that the branch manager of Aerzen’s... 

Compressor manufacturer’s KZN branch expands  company’s market base
JOCHEN SCHMIDT We emphasise the importance of regular maintenance and planning

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Cape Town-based industrial equipment supplier Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) is exploring strategies to leverage its 36 years of experience to expand its market share on the African continent. Company representative Geoff Ellis tells Engineering News that, in addition to supplying the local... 

Compressor supplier aims to grow market reach outside South Africa
EFFICIENT SOLUTION Air Compressor Engineering is focused on supplying energy efficient solutions and, thereby, expanding its African footprint

Expos showcase vacuum solutions for food industry

     10th July 2015 Germany-based vacuum systems manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has exhibited its energy efficient food-processing vacuum solutions at four renowned exhibitions across Europe. In March, the company attended the CFIA Rennes Expo, in France, as well as the Anuga FoodTec trade fair, in Germany. 

Expos showcase vacuum solutions  for food industry
CAPABILITY ON DISPLAY Oerlikon Leybold has showcased its energy saving capabilities at four European expos this year

Latest range of service-friendly air motors launched

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Germany-based air motors manufacturer Deprag Schulz in December launched its latest Basic Line air vane motor, which features improvements to the flagship product that makes the unit more service friendly and easier to operate. “Even untrained personnel can quickly replace worn vanes using only a... 

Latest range of  service-friendly  air motors launched
SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP Actum Group co-directors Kevin Klaff and Greg Barron

Locally manufactured vacuums offer cost-effective solution

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th July 2015 Steam-powered and high-pressure water-powered ejectors do not require maintenance and regular replacement, compared with regular vacuum pumps and, therefore, save clients time and money that could have been lost as downtime, says local vacuums manufacturer Applied Vacuum MD Geoff Levy. He tells... 

Locally manufactured  vacuums offer  cost-effective solution
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED Applied Vacuum recently sold spare parts to an edible-oil distillery for the first time since the company bought the ejector 12 years ago

New compressed air tech boosts productivity

     10th July 2015 Compressed air and gas systems and solutions provider Ingersoll Rand showcased new and “revolutionary” compressed air and gas technologies, which advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations,  at the 2015 ComVac trade show, which took place in April in... 

New compressed air tech boosts productivity
RS-SERIES COMPRESSORS Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening its portfolio, enhancing its energy efficient solutions and building on its proven record of reliability

Africa expansion driven by mining clients

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Compressor, generator and tool hire company Rand-Air reports that it has recently expanded its range of products and services to mining clients in other African countries. 

Africa expansion driven by mining clients
HILLARY KIONGO Rand-Air has increased its capacity in the East Africa region owing to increasing business activity

Detecting leaks saves money

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Leak detection in a compressed-air system can lead to significant energy savings, as compressors will have to work less frequently to replenish lost air, says KwaZulu-Natal-based industrial instrumentation and control equipment supplier Etest. 

Detecting leaks saves money
ELECTRONIC FLOW CONTROL The EFC device turns the air product on and off only when required

Energy savings with smaller compressors

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Compressed air products distribution company Goscor KLG recently performed a series of energy audits at various Barloworld facilities, including at Barloworld Power’s main Boksburg campus, which indicated that significant energy savings could be achieved by replacing existing oversized... 

Energy savings with  smaller compressors
SAVING ENERGY The Sullair machines, installed at the Barloworld Isando and Cape Town plants, save about 70% and 25% respectively in energy costs

Equipment fitted with tracking device

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 A trailer tracking and monitoring solution will enable compressor owners and operators to manage their assets better, regardless of whether the assets are on site or rented out, reports asset management company QCIC. 

Equipment fitted  with tracking device
COMPRESSOR MONITORING The device features ten built-in geo-fences

Hybrid compressor bridges middle ground

     11th July 2014 The Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressor, manufactured by Germany-based gas conveying and compression company Aerzen, produces negative pressure and positive pressure from -700 mbar to 1 500 mbar, reports Aerzen sub-Saharan subsidiary Airgas Compressors. 

Hybrid compressor  bridges middle ground
BLOW OUT The Delta Hybrid compressor creates pressure from -700 mbar to 1 500 mbar

New and used driers added to hire fleet

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Air-treatment equipment company Artic Driers International’s compressed-air drier hire fleet was expanded during May and June with the addition of three units – each with a capacity of 56 m3/min – the company reports. 

New and used driers added to hire fleet
FLEET EXPANSION The hire fleet has doubled its capacity in the past year

Tax incentive possible with compressor efficiency

     11th July 2014 The 12L tax incentive could benefit compressed air users if they achieve efficient parameters such as lowering the energy use of compressors and associated systems, reports measurement and verification (M&V) company Veritek. 

Tax incentive possible  with compressor efficiency
VERIFICATION TEAM Veritek personnel have gained experience in various industries

Water and particles removed with latest technology

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 The Dropout water and particle removal filter, designed to produce clean dry air at point of use or during stages in a compressed air line, was launched onto the South African market in August last year, following development and testing by its overseas manufacturer, filter company Dropout... 

Water and particles removed with latest technology
ZERO WATER INGRESS Dropout filters are guaranteed to dry air to 99.99%

Compressed-air leaks a silent money pit, millions of rands to be saved

By: David Oliveira     12th July 2013 Companies are yet to realise how significant the costs of air leaks in compressor systems can be, hence the surprise at the costliness of having high leak rates, which could have been avoided, says condition assessment and monitoring company Martec. Air compressor systems consistently experience... 

Compressed-air leaks a silent money pit, millions of rands to be saved
LEAK DETECTION There are many places where leaks can occur in a compressed-air system because of the deterioration of old systems, insufficient maintenance and inappropriate use

Energy savings company aims to offer more holistic solution

By: David Oliveira     12th July 2013 Gas solutions provider Shield Technologies expects to roll out its first air-leak detection survey this month for a transport company in Bloemfontein. “The compressor that the transport company is using has the correct capacity and duty cycle for the tools being used, but there is insufficient... 

Local vacuum dehydrator outperforms foreign prodct

By: David Oliveira     12th July 2013 Filtration systems specialists Filter Focus recently rented its locally designed and manufactured vacuum dehydrator to Pietermaritzburg-based aluminium manufacturer Hulamin, after proving a competitor product to be inferior. “Hulamin was recently in the market to either buy or rent a vacuum... 

New device helps gauge energy consumption of compressor systems

By: David Oliveira     12th July 2013 Compressor hire company Rand-Air is investigating the introduction of the MBox Lite, a device that measures the peaks and troughs of compressed-air energy consumption. “All derived information can be used to suggest a prudent choice of compressor to promote energy efficiency, thus, further... 

New medical air plant complies with latest medical standards

     12th July 2013 Global provider of industrial product solutions Atlas Copco continues to expand its portfolio of medical devices. In June, the company presented a medical air plant, the uAIR series, which incorporates dedicated GA MED compressors; the latest generation of medical purifiers, the MED+; and the ES... 

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