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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

UK range arrives in SA

By: vanessa vasques     24th January 2003 Plastic pipe technology specialist, Astore Africa, has been appointed by UK company Durapipe as sole distributor in South Africa of its ABS and Air-Line range of pipe equipment and accessories. 

Power station in a container

By: Karel Smrcka     24th January 2003 The future in energy generation and supply belongs to local and decentralised modern technologies. 

'Air' car could spur S. African pressure-vessel opportunities

By: Keith Campbell     15th November 2002 ALTHOUGH the French-designed compressed-air vehicle project, originally demonstrated in this country at Auto Africa 2000, and marketed locally by Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), has not yet started production in this country, the project could be on the verge of creating a new industry in South... 

Industrial laminate introduced

11th October 2002 Specialists in industrial and electrical insulation materials Calidus Von Roll Isola has introduced an industrial laminate, Ferrozell synthetic fibre laminate, which the company says is designed for efficient, safe and reliable performance in the manufacture of vanes and slides for pumps and... 

Turbine-machine firm acquisition concluded

26th July 2002 The local manufacture of parts for large industrial turbines can now be considered, says Siemens Southern Africa executive director of energy and industry Koos Smit, following Siemens’s acquisition of a leading South African turbine machinery company. 

Compact compressor/dryer debuts

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Compressed air should always be available in sufficient quantities to reliably cover the needs of an operation. 

New range of blowers, vacuum pumps launched

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Leading supplier of air blowers, exhausters and vacuum pumps Sowerby Engineering, of Johannesburg South, has launched a new range of blowers and vacuum pumps to the South African market. 

SA manufacturer kicks off SADC export strategy with a big bang

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Local manufacturer and distributor of compressors Arthur Rushmer Engineering, of Johannesburg, has launched a range of rotary screw compressors and cooling solutions known as Champion. 

Number of dryer suppliers shrinks as globalisation takes its toll

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 Supplier of compressed-air driers and aftercoolers, air inline filters, retrofit filter elements and compressed-air cyclone separators Artic Driers has supplied Independent Newspapers in Johannesburg with one of the biggest air driers ever installed in Johannesburg's central business district. 

New compressor series turns up the pressure

19th July 2002 With the high-pressure applications of mining and general industry demanding air supply of 13-bar and 20-bar, they need look no further than the introduction of Atlas Copco’s new GR110 to GR 200 FF compressor series. 

Compressors hired to refurbish barge

19th July 2002 A six-week multiple hire of more than 30 Rand-Air compressors to marine contractors at Sturrock Dry Dock, Cape Town, has been completed. 

Turbocompressor selected by automaker

19th July 2002 After years of experience with other types of compressors and in the in-depth study of the advantages of the Cooper Turbocompressors, Volkswagen elected to purchase a TA3000 Cooper Turbocompressor from CompAir South Africa, the Southern African agents for these units. 

Quarry powers drills with compressors

By: nkolola halwindi     19th July 2002 The construction and mining division of Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) recently supplied three Ingersoll-Rand XP800 portable compressors to Marlin Granite group. 

Liquid-ring vacuum pump agency sold

19th July 2002 Gauteng-based firm Air and Vacuum Technologies has acquired the sole agency for the Pompetravaini range of liquid-ring vacuum pumps. 

Portable power backed by innovative warranty

19th July 2002 For portable power applications worldwide, Ingersoll Rand has developed new ranges of compressors and generators, backed by innovative service and aftermarket packages offering customers full support throughout the working lifetimes of their products. 

Compressors for Swazi highway construction

19th July 2002 Barloworld Flemingo Rental is supplying drillrigs and compressors to WBHO Swaziland for use on the construction of a highway between Mbabane and Ngwenya in Swaziland. 

Zim colliery compressor refurbished

19th July 2002 Earlier this year, IMS Engineering was awarded a contract by Wankie colliery in Zimbabwe for the refurbishment of a steam turbine and compressor to as-new condition. 

R50m compressed-air system for smelter

28th June 2002 A division of the IST group, IST Industrial, has been awarded a R50-million turnkey contract for the upgrading and expansion of the compressed air system at the Hillside aluminium smelter. 

New compressor with permanent synchronous motor technology

31st May 2002 An advanced rotary air compressor has been introduced by the Ingersoll-Rand (IR) Air Solutions group, which it says will enable business to reduce its energy consumption by a minimum of 28% during the unit’s operating life. 

World's largest air-separation plant

By: Marius Roodt     24th May 2002 South African petrochemical giant Sasol’s planned 15th air separation unit (ASU) will be the largest single oxygen producing unit in the world, and will confirm the company’s status as the world-leader in this arena. 

SA vacuum-pump manufacturer's European, SADC exports on rise

By: nkolola halwindi     26th April 2002 Johannesburg-based manufacturer of Nash liquid-ring vacuum pumps and compressors Vac-Cent Services has extended its services to the vacuum industry to include a field service to existing customers and potential vacuum users. 

New era for pneumatics

By: Keith Campbell     5th April 2002 THE mechatronics revolution of recent years – the combination of mechanical and electronic systems into integrated products – has particularly benefitted pneumatics. 

Zero contamination with oil-free compressed-air technology

8th March 2002 Atlas Copco pioneered the development of oil-free compressed air technology, resulting in a range of oil-free compressors suitable for applications and processes in the food and beverage industry, that are uncompromising when it comes to 100% oil free, clean air. 

Ready-to-use oil-free compressors

26th October 2001 The Ze-Za(Ze: air-cooled, Za: water-cooled) range of compressors from Atlas Copco, world leader in air technology, air-treatment equipment and power supply, provide engineers with a ready-to-use, oil-free compressor package suitable for all low-pressure applications. 

Three-stage oil-free compressors

26th October 2001 Three-stage oil-free centrifugal air compressors from 200 kW to 50 kW have been launched in the compressed-air industry to provide energy-efficient solutions for a range of oil-free compressed air applications. 

New compressor series launched

20th July 2001 Industrial rotary technology company Atlas Copco has launched a new oil-injected compressor series, which offers improved performance, reliability, long life and reduced maintenance. 

Seven good years for firm's products

20th July 2001 Introduced to the market seven years ago, Atlas Copco’s variable speed drive (VSD) compressors are on offer in ten different models, ranging from 30 kW to 900 kW, in oil-injected and oil-free technology. 

New rotary-vane vacuum pump

20th July 2001 The new rotary vane pump from international company Bestech is a direct-drive, oil-sealed vacuum pump designed for continuous operation. The advanced design DA Series includes features specifically adapted to user requirements. 

Modern compressors for SA rental firm

20th July 2001 In a three-phase process of purchases, rebuilds and older machine sell-offs, Rand-Air has repositioned its high-pressure compressor fleet to stand alongside the most modern in the world. 

Compressors to three UK aluminium plants

20th July 2001 Following a competitive evaluation of compressor manufacturers aimed at increasing energy efficiency, JL French has chosen Ingersoll-Rand two-stage and single-stage compressors for the company’s three manufacturing sites in the UK. 

New meat fridge plant

20th July 2001 An order has been placed with York Refrigeration for the design and supply of a complete refrigeration plant including two Sabroe SMC reciprocating compressor units for Chalmar Beef’s new meat processing plant in Gauteng. 

French firm celebrates first year in SA

20th July 2001 French hose pump specialist Abaque Industrie’s local subsidiary has just celebrated its first year. 

More product ranges to SA

20th July 2001 Compressed air equipment distributors ABAC Air Compressors SA have now introduced several new ranges to the South African market to complement the existing range of rotary screw and reciprocating compressors and air treatment equipment. 

World's largest vacuum pump now in South Africa

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 As time progresses so too does pump technology, bringing with it the launch of new more efficient models. 

Pumps help make car seats more comfortable

20th July 2001 Comfort and safety are significant factors in a consumer’s decision to buy – or not to buy – a particular car. 

Range of pump plugs is now available

20th July 2001 For the leak testing and stopping of vacuum pump and compressor piping systems, a new range of pump plugs is available in South Africa. 

Firm to conquer air-dryer market with new products

20th July 2001 The Pyramid range of refrigeration air dryers is being launched in South Africa, following the ranges successful launch two years ago of the Jemaco Flair HG and F series. 

Vacuum pumps enhancing machines

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 Swedish pump firm PIAB’s new P3010 vacuum pumps have already made big inroads into the market for pumps, by further extending the efficiency and flexibility of the machines, says Gemini Air sales and service manager Danie Greyling. 

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