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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Compressors help blast Ernie Els golf course

25th March 2005 Outsourcing company, Rand-Air have recently hired out portable compressors to WBHO Construction for drilling and blasting at Gauteng’s first Ernie Els signature golf course, the Gardener Ross Golf & Country Estate outside Centurion. 

High-tech products ensure efficient vibration

By: abdul cook     3rd December 2004 Gauteng-based Concrete Finishing Equipment (CFE) was awarded the contract to supply the high-frequency vibrators and convertors for the Coega project, near Port Elizabeth. 

Rico Taxer

15th October 2004 Full name: Rico Taxer Position: MD, since 2001 Main activity of the company: Supply and service of turbocompressors, steam turbines and gas turbines, local service of the equipment, as well as local manufacture of compressor, steam turbine and gas turbine blades. Date and place of birth:... 

Teamwork results in 30 sales

16th July 2004 Two collaborating companies in Durban, Kwazulu Natal, have obtained 30 sales of new compressors through presentations, technical training sessions and marketing.? 

Air dryer fits into a box

16th July 2004 Compressor supplier Artic Driers International has brought in the HT range of high-temperature compressed-air driers, in which all units are contained in a space-saving box 

After-sales service a business differentiator

16th July 2004 Specialist portable diesel- and electric-compressor hire company Atlas Plant Hire has taken delivery of its third batch of Ingersoll-Rand mobile compressors ranging from 950 cubic feet per minute (cfm) to 1060 cfm. 

Three compressors installed at carpet manufacturer

16th July 2004 Compressor supplier Atlas Copco have recently installed compressors at two carpet manufacturers.?At Harrismith-based Nouwens Carpets, two GA75 full feature and one GA90 VSD full feature compressors were installed.? 

New gas seal has increased performance capabilities

16th July 2004 John Crane commercial and marketing director Gary Pitts reports that the latest version of the company’s Type 28 compressor dry-running gas seal has been released.? 

50% energy saving achieved

16th July 2004 A newly-developed multi-stage ejector, likely to be the smallest in the world, yields a 50% energy-cost saving. ? 

New switchgear helps reduce plant downtime

16th July 2004 Johannesburg-based RBF Technology was awarded a contract to supply new 6,6 kV switchgear for the Unit 41plant and instrument-air Installation at Sasol Secunda.? 

R30m worth of compressors installed

By: lauren rota     16th July 2004 Air Products and Sasol have been jointly awarded a twenty-year hydrogen-gas-supply contract for the Impala precious-metals refinery, in Springs. 

Efficiency reduces energy costs

By: lauren rota     16th July 2004 Textiles was one of three South African industries selected by the Danish government programme, Danida, to investigate in its Cleaner Production demonstration project.? 

Compressor rentals increase

By: lauren rota     16th July 2004 In the past eighteen months, Rand-Air’s depot in Wadeville, Gauteng, has doubled the number of long-term compressor rentals by industrial clients, for which reason the company has increased its fleet from 10 units to 64 units over the same period.? 

Consistent vacuum ensures better-quality products

By: lauren rota     16th July 2004 A Midrand-based company last year introduced a novel refrigerated service water-cooling system for liquid ring-vacuum pumps. 

Compressor and automated warehouse contracts awarded

25th June 2004 One of the world leaders in electrical engineering and electronics Siemens Southern Africa has been awarded a contract to supply six compressor trains to Sasol’s Project Turbo. 

SA firm gains US patent for tagging technology

3rd November 2003 The US Patent Office has granted a patent to a Johannesburg-based company, which has developed a new energy-efficient radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. 

ABB in sale talks on Moroccan power plant

4th September 2003 ABB is in talks on the sale of its 50% stake in Morocco's Jorf Lasfar power plant as the engineer seeks to cut debt, it said yesterday, in a deal valued by analysts at up to $500-million. 

Owner-driver transport empowerment deal launched

18th August 2003 Southern African provider of logistics and transport solutions Cargo Carriers announced that it is now outsourcing contract work, via an empowerment initiative, to owner-driver entrepreneurs. 

Big component offset from SAA’s Airbus purchase

By: laurian clemence     6th August 2003 South African mechanical and aeronautical engineering group Aerosud, of Centurion, yesterday formally announced a new aircraft sub-assembly contract with European aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus. 

New air-dryer launched into South Africa

18th July 2003 The sole African distributor for Jemaco Flair, Arctic Driers International, in May launched the TX series air-dryer, which it reports to be small in capacity, well-engineered and available at a low cost. 

Italian company announces further development of its rotary-vane compressors

18th July 2003 Supplier of rotary vane compressors, Air Compressor Engineering, has for the past 15 years been representing the Italian company Mattei engineering in South Africa, with its range of rotary vane compressors. 

Nine compressors breaking rock in Midrand housing development

18th July 2003 Local company WK Construction has hired nine compressors from Rand-Air to break rock in Midrand, Gauteng, where the company is contracted to supply sewers and water pipes to Ivory Park. 

Company secures export order to Mauritius

18th July 2003 Compressor company Arthur Rushmer Engineering (ARE) has secured an export order for a complete compressed air package to Mauritius. 

World’s third-largest reports good growth

18th July 2003 The third largest company of its kind in the world, CompAir, reports that it is the fastest growing company in the compressed air business. 

Cape Town boasts a new variable speed drive compressor

18th July 2003 Atlas Copco has supplied a GA90 FF variable speed drive (VSD) compressor to sock and hosiery manufacturer Falke South Africa’s Belville plant, in Cape Town. 

Mining and petrochemical applications are targeted

18th July 2003 The Pneumofore rotary-vane explosion-proof (ex-proof) air-compressor has been?developed specifically for the petrochemical industry, mining sites and for use in aggressive environments. 

Air-tool importer on growth path

By: renay de     18th July 2003 Local importer of air tools, Garryson Pneumatics, is a small company that has trebled its employees over the last five years. 

Locally-made steam injectors as good as anything from abroad

By: renay de     18th July 2003 South African manufacturer of steam jet ejector equipment, Applied Vacuum, has been manufacturing jet ejector equipment for about 18 years, and have been exporting to countries such as China, Russia, Central America and Australia since 1992. 

New modular concept developed for compressor series

By: renay de     18th July 2003 A year ago, Kaeser introduced the BSD and CSD compressor series. 

Company believes service and marketing have been key in its development

18th July 2003 Over the past eleven years, the staff at Advanced Compressor Technology has committed itself to providing a quality service to all customers, reports the company. 

Turnkey contract for compressed air system nearly completed

By: renay de     18th July 2003 In May this year, Novamoda awarded Pretoria-based Air Systems the subcontract for a turnkey compressed air system. 

Compressor specialist embarks on initiative to improve service

By: renay de     18th July 2003 Compressed air technology specialist Ingersoll Rand has begun its Compressed Air Network (Can) initiative. 

Range of reciprocating compressors upgraded

18th July 2003 The SMC 100 range of reciprocating compressors from York Refrigeration is now being updated to the Mk 4 version, with new improvements that is reported to keep the range in the forefront of technology. 

Chemicals plant orders two filters for compressor protection

18th July 2003 A large chemicals plant in Gauteng has ordered two specialised filters worth almost a quarter of a million rand from McLeod Russel Vokes. 

Compressors hard at work on Chapman’s Peak

18th July 2003 The Barloworld Equipment Cat rental store is providing compressors to assist in the restoration of the Chapman’s Peak pass, in Cape Town, one of the country’s most popular tourist routes, for subcontractors Vaal Tunnelling Contractors (VTC) and Fairbrothers. 

Three centrifugal compressors commissioned

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Manufacturer of air and gas systems CompAir has commissioned three centrifugal compressors in the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Upgrade of compressed air installation

4th July 2003 Compressed air is a crucial utility in the production of aluminium. 

Smelter receives two rotary screw compressors

By: zeena isaacs     4th July 2003 Two Aerzen rotary screw compressors that produce oil-free air have been supplied to the Hillside Aluminium smelter expansion project, in Kwazulu-Natal, by Airgas Compressors, the direct South African subsidiary of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik Germany. 

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