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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Compressors supplied to new, improved Eastgate shopping centre

10th July 2009 Plant-hire and equipment rental company Rand-Air, which is part of the Atlas Copco Group, has hired out two of its new D770 compressors, and 18 air-breakers to construction company Grinaker-LTA Building Inland for a month. 

Technology developed to monitor real-time vacuum pump performance

By: Lindsey Berry     10th July 2009 Engineering and technical service consulting firm Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME) has developed a technology to monitor the real-time performance of vacuum pumps. 

Compressed air solutions company completes acquisition

10th July 2009 Compressed air solutions company Gardner Denver has completed its acquisition of CompAir Holdings (CompAir), a global manufacturer of compressed air and gas solutions. 

Local company appointed Chinese manufacturer agent

By: Lindsey Berry     10th July 2009 Local mechanical and electrical engineering company TM Engineering has been appointed as the sole local agent for vacuum pump manufacturer Pumpvac. 

Air leakage can contribute to increased electricity costs

10th July 2009 Air leaks and compressed air wastage can contribute to increased electricity costs reports compressed air treatment specialists Artic Driers International. 

complete global 
cooperation agreement

10th July 2009 Automation and control solutions company Festo and compressed air solutions company LeekSeek have signed a global cooperation agreement. This cooperation and the subsequent pooling of their expertise in the area of efficient compressed air applications will enable the companies to offer an... 

Vacuum pumps to be 
installed in Angola

10th July 2009 The VS20-75 and VS16-50 vacuum pumps, manufactured by compressed air solutions company Sullair will be installed in Angola for packaging company Nampak’s Bevcan division. 

Company extends its reach into compressor market

11th July 2008 Hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems specialist Voith Turbo is extending its product offering with the addition of compressed air solutions through the supply of the Elgi Horizon electric rotary screw compressor range. 

Combined technology gives birth to gas pump range

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Globalised contaminant-free gas compressor manufacturer Seybert & Rahier has combined its gas compressor and liquid dosing pump technologies in order to release a new range of gas pumps, to be supplied locally through South African liquid dosing solutions specilaists, DoseTech. 

Compressor service units reduce wastage, improve air quality

11th July 2008 Diverse automation applicator Festo's range of MS Series modular service units deliver a solution for today's high quality air requirements. The modular flexibility of the MS Series allows any desired combination of regulators, filters, valves, branching modules, lubricators, sensors and dryers... 

Oil-free compressor prevents contamination, reduces waste

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Diverse global technology specialist Samsung has introduced its 100% oil-free compressor into the market. The environment-friendly Micro TurboMaster (Micro TM) eliminates the need to deal with waste oil and the possibility of oil-contaminated product. 

Plant-hire company recieves recognition

11th July 2008 Plant-hire company Rand-Air has been recognised by diverse chemical engineering giant Sasol as a top supplier for the role they played in the Sasol Synfuels shutdown in 2007. Only one other company out of 1 200 suppliers, Superlift Crane Hire, received a similar acknowledgement. 

New compressed air audit division launched

11th July 2008 Compressed air treatment specialist Artic Driers International has launched a new compressed air audit division, says Artic Driers International CEO Allen Cockfield. 

Air compressor lowers energy costs

By: Darren Parker     11th July 2008 Compressed air solutions company Gardner Denver, in the US, manufactures the Electra-Saver, a rotary screw air variable displacement control air compressor that reduces energy costs. 

Compressor blows a gale in CSIR�s high speed wind tunnel

13th July 2007 Manufacturer and supplier of compressed air packages Atlas Copco�s GA 500 oil-injected twin-rotary screw compressor supplements the airflow at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research�s (CSIRs) high-speed wind tunnel (HSWT). 

Vacuum technology firm set for expansion, adds to offering

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 Vacuum technology distributor Air & Vacuum Technologies has some material expansion plans, which also coincide with an extension of its vacuum and laboratory product offering. 

Local company to distribute US-made pumps

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 Local pump supplier BRC Developments has been awarded the right to distribute US pump company All-Flo�s air-operated double diaphragm pumps in South Africa. 

Mechanical pumps offer cost-effective alternative

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 While electric pumps are often considered the immediate solution to pumping requirements, mechanical pumps offer almost maintenance-free operation, are easy to install and do not require electricity to power them. 

Monitoring equipment reduces cost of air dryer failures

By: Chanel de Bruyn     13th July 2007 Compressed air dryers have become more vital today than at any other time in the history of the compressed air industry, says supplier of compressed air treatment products Artic Driers GM Allen Cockfield. He adds that pneumatic systems have become more and more sophisticated and the cost of a... 

Siemens turbomachinery factory quadruples turnover in three years

By: Jade Davenport     20th October 2006 Turbo-machinery and spare part manufacturer Siemens Power Generation Mechanical Services (PGMS) has experienced significant growth in the last three years, with the company’s turnover increasing from R80-million to R320-million since 2003. 

Air-suspension system sees success

14th July 2006 Manufacturer of truck bodies for specialised applications, TFM, is having great success with its Glide-Rite air suspension product for which it is the sole distributor in Africa. 

Supplier expands service offering

14th July 2006 Compressor supplier Artic Driers International has recently launched three new service support teams for Durban, Cape Town and Francis Town in Botswana, says Artic Driers GM Allen Cockfield. 

Oz firm punts ‘new breed’ of hybrid compressors

14th July 2006 To lower energy costs and environmental impact, Australian compressed air manufacturer, Champion Compressors has developed a new breed of Hybrid Compressors. 

New range offers 35% energy-cost reduction

By: Dennis Ndaba     14th July 2006 Global industrial group Atlas Copco has introduced an improved range of its industry leading oil-injected rotary screw compressors. 

On course for record growth

By: Dennis Ndaba     14th July 2006 JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) is on course to reach its sales growth target for BOC Edwards’ vacuum products of 300% in 2006, Technical Solutions Engineer Michael Hill tells Engineering News exclusively. 

Holistic benefits from quality-assurance scheme

14th July 2006 Thanks to their holistic, company-wide Quality Assurance programme Rand-Air, a local plant-hire and equipment rental company in the Atlas Copco group have improved their equipment availability from 70% to 90% says quality manager Lukas Hopley and Rand Air Safety Health Environment and Quality... 

R19m refrigeration contract in the bag

By: Dennis Ndaba     14th July 2006 Howden Energy Systems (HES),has won a R19-million turnkey installation contract for a 11 000-MW ammonia refriger-ation plant at Kloof No 7 Shaft. HES MD John Shaw tells Engineering News that the installation comprises a complete water-chilling system, including refrigeration machines, cooling... 

Action needed to grow skills base

By: Dennis Ndaba     14th July 2006 Established in 1991 as a family business, Artic Driers has become a mainstream outlet for Jamaco Flair, based in Busan, in South Korea, GM Allen Cockfield tells Engineering News. 

Expanded product range available from German group

7th October 2005 Over the last few years international company Pfeiffer has expanded its product range with a number of new products. 

US air dryers now in SA

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 New compressed air dryers are being imported into South Africa by Arctic Driers International. These dryers, which are used to cool and dry the air discharged by compressors, are highly unusual and are set to represent an important advancement in the field. 

Compressed-air specialist completes projects

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 A Cape Town company specialising in the purification of compressed air recently completed two completely disparate types of projects. 

New flow sensor for compressor industry

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 For many companies compressed air provides a clean and convenient source of energy. It is, however, an expensive medium to produce. 

International orders on the increase

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 Steam ejector design, manufacture and supply company Applied Vacuum has been increasing the number of international companies to which it delivers. 

Busy year for vacuum-pump importer

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 A Midrand-based importer of vacuum pumps has had a busy year that has, included a merger and, seen the company break into new areas of its field of business. 

New pump hits local market

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 A new liquid-ring vacuum pump is now available in South Africa from Vac-cent Services. 

Taking advantage of a growing market

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 The mining industry recovery and the low interest rate are two of the reasons that Atlas Copco believes the compressor industry is booming. Atlas Copco business manager Jan Fourie tells Engineering News that business is growing on the back of capital investment by large companies taking advantage... 

Foundry upgraded to increase production output

By: warren robertson     15th July 2005 Speed and cost efficiency are the two reasons why Global Vacuum is upgrading its foundry. Based in Tulisa Park, south-east of Johannesburg, Global Vacuum has been manufacturing and supplying vacuum pumps since 2001. ? 

Company steps up its fleet-renewal programme

29th April 2005 Rand-Air has stepped up the pace of its ?fleet-renewal programme. 

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