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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

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. 

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%

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

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

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

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... 

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... 

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

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... 

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... 

Service excellence emphasised as key to sustainability

By: David Oliveira     12th July 2013 The biggest potential for growth for Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Service South Africa, a division of global industrial and tooling manufacturer Atlas Copco, lies in its installed base, says Compressor Technique service division business line manager Wayne Jacobs. “We need to ensure that... 

Vacuum pumps deliver high performance in demanding processes

13th July 2012 Global industrial company Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has introduced two new application-focused vacuum pumps to its product portfolio. 

Vacuum pumps used at Moatize coal project

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Liquid ring vacuum pump and compressor manufacturer Vac-Cent Services, which holds the local manufacturing licence for Gardner Denver Nash products, has supplied six pumps for Phase 1 of Brazilian mining group Vale’s Moatize coal mine, in Tete, Mozambique. 

Compressor rental company expands into Nigeria

13th July 2012 Compressor and generator hiring company Rand-Air reports that it has successfully applied its South African rental formula in Nigeria.  

Distributor encourages greater energy efficiency

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Compressor distributors, Avir (D&R Compressor Services is are encouraging industries in sub-Saharan Africa to use more energy efficient compressors. 

Company helps reduce clients’ carbon footprint

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Wear control and filtration specialist Filter Focus South Africa says it has assisted in lowering the carbon footprints of its customers through a meticulous oil-filtration and dehydration process by using its vacuum dehydrator and oil purifier. 

Compressor range extended to meet growing demand for energy efficiency

13th July 2012 Compressor supplier Goscor KLG, which is a business unit within Imperial Group, is extending the line of Sullair high-efficiency, S-energy series, lubricated rotary screw air compressors that it stocks.  

Oil-injected screw compressor drives efficiency

13th July 2012 The new GA oil-injected screw compressor range from industrial group Atlas Copco offers significant improvements in both sustainability and reliability, with an up to 10% increase in performance, the group states. 

Compressors beat the heat at mine smelter converter

13th July 2012 During a four-week trial, compressor and generator rental company Rand-Air was able to provide an innovative solution to a converter challenge at one of platinum miner Lonmin’s mines.  

New central controller helps save energy in compressor rooms

13th July 2012 Compressor manufacturing company Atlas Copco has launched its latest ES 16 central controller, which can be connected with up to 16 compressors.  

South African company awarded contract at aluminium smelter

By: Anine Kilian     13th July 2012 Cape Town-based Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) was awarded a compressed air supply contract in March by diversified resources group BHP Billiton for its Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique.  

Compressed air treatment company makes great strides

13th July 2012 Compressed air treatment equipment provider Artic Driers International reports that it has had an exciting year, having launched many new products and systems. 

SA manufacturer receives Vietnam contract

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 South African steam jet ejector equipment manufacturer Applied Vacuum has been awarded a contract to supply a two-stage steam jet ejector to a sugar refinery in Vietnam, in May. 

Supplier acquires stake in compressor maintenance company

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Air compressor supplier Goscor Compressed Air Solutions (GCAS), part of the Goscor group, has acquired a stake in air compressor service and maintenance company KLG Compressed Air Services, which has been renamed Goscor KLG Compressed Air Solutions. 

New system simplifies vacuum pump monitoring

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Vacuum pump monitoring systems supplier Measure Metrix project manager Roberto Falconer reports that the company has released a new vacuum pump data processing analytical solution. 

Manufacturer sees rapid growth, secures contracts

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Since establishing its business in Johannesburg, in 2008, vacuum pump manufacturer and supplier Busch Vacuum South Africa has grown at a rapid pace and continues to secure contracts. 

Real-time air and gas monitoring system now available

By: Jessica Hannah     8th July 2011 Compressed air treatment company Artic Driers has released its new real-time air and gas system monitoring and controlling software, the DS 500 Intelligent Chart Recorder. 

Air compressor suitable for African market

8th July 2011 Local air compressor company Air Supreme marketing manager Shaun Botha tells Engineering News that the launch of its SolidAir SS range of air compressors is tailored for Africa’s harsh working conditions.  

Energy efficient oil-free compressor launched

8th July 2011 Diversified equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has launched a new, energy-efficient high-speed three-stage turbo oil-free compressor. 

New pump offers low energy consumption

8th July 2011 Vacuum systems supplier Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has launched a new range of dry vacuum pumps that offer low energy consumption, small and flexible combinations and intelligent design for high system uptime. 

promote energy efficient solutions

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 The Mining and Industrial Energy Optimisation (MIEO) organisation has embarked on a series of road shows and seminars to educate users of compressed air on how to achieve significant savings on operational costs. 

Consultancy points to slow recovery of global compressor market

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Although global economies are showing signs of recovery after the recession, the oil-free air compressors market is struggling to regain its former business levels, says market research consultancy Frost & Sullivan. 

Obsolete compressors upgrade results in savings

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Air compressor components manufacturer Air Reliant MD Neal Palmer says that significant cost savings can be achieved by upgrading existing obsolete compressors. “Air Reliant boasts reverse-engineering capabilities using its coordinate-measuring equipment, which gives it the ability to... 

Local company supplies products for new mine

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Specialist portable compressor and generator hire company Atlas Plant Hire’s Midrand branch has recently completed a 36-month project on a new mine in the Mpumalanga province, which included the supply of 340 m3/min of compressed air with diesel-driven compressors and 3,2-MVA electricity... 

Stronger safety standards necessitate safety upgrades

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Increased safety requirements within the mining industry have necessitated air compressor hire company Rand-Air to upgrade its stable of air compressors’ safety features. Rand-Air GM Louwrens Erasmus says that mines increasingly insist on improved safety features for hire equipment. The... 

Smaller vacuum pump added to range

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Vacuum pump manufacturer Vac-Cent Services has added a smaller vacuum pump, known as the Vectra XL liquid ring vacuum pumps to its Gardner Denver Nash vacuum pump range. The pumps are manufactured under licence from American vacuum pump manufacturer Gardner Denver.  

New range of centrifugal air compressors 
enters market

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2010 Compressor and tool manufacturer CompAir has developed a new range of high-speed, oil-free centrifugal air compressors. The Quantima range of compressor represents a departure from conventional technology as it incorporates Quantima’s patented Q-drive compressor and motor assembly.


Refrigerant dryer with increased 
efficiency launched

10th July 2009 Industrial productivity solutions company Atlas Copco has launched its new R410A refrigerant dryer integrated across its oil-injected screw compressors that range from 37 kW to 90 kW. 

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