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Compressors, Air Motors and Vacuum Pumps

Firm now supplying holistic compressor solution

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 International compressor supplier Ingersoll Rand is changing its strategy from just supplying compressors to supplying complete turnkey solutions to meet customer compressor requirements, reports manager of direct sales operations Clive Nicholson. 

South African vacuum pumps cleaning up Texas

By: Joanne Delaurentis     20th July 2001 South African liquid-ring vacuum pumps are being used increasingly for soil rejuvenation in the US. 

Use of compressed-air dryers is on the increase

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New dry-claw compressor introduced

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

More focus needed on neglected compressed-air systems

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

Vacuum pump used in oil-spill clean-up

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

Compressors commissioned for Rustenburg platinum-mine

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New range of boost-compressors launched

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Compressors, air motors & vacuum pumps 

New vacuum sweeper

By: System Author     13th August 1999 A range of brush sweepers that ensure productive and cost-effective cleaning has been launched. 

Powering into the 21st century

By: System Author     30th July 1999 What has been hailed as power-transmission technology for the twenty-first century and beyond has been unveiled by Rexnord of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the US. The company is a leading supplier of power transmission and conveying components to industries worldwide, including bearings, chains,... 

Southern Hemisphere’s largest compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 What is believed to be the largest Belliss & Morcom (B&M) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compressor ever supplied in the southern hemisphere has been bought by a leading Gauteng softdrink company from Hamworthy Engineering Africa, of Johannesburg, compressor sales manager Bruce Sillitoe tells... 

South Africa remains complacent about quality

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A range of new products is being launched on to the pneumatic market by Pro-vost Africa, of Pretoria West, Gauteng. “They are state-of-the-art products that stand to revolutionise the industry,” claims director Michal Grobbelaar. The products include safety quick couplings for... 

Sole distributor for new range

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Local company Arthur Rushmer Engin- eering has been selected as sole distributor of Mattei rotary-vane compressors by Enea Mattei, of Italy. This appointment has been made in order to put the brand back on the local map, said Mattei export area manager William Ferlazzo. He said that Mattei had... 

Combating expensive leakage problem

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 In industry, compressed-air generation can account for as much as 10% of all energy costs, of which as much as 30% of the air is wasted through system inefficiencies. An averaged-sized plant with a capacity of about 1 000 1/s can lose as much as R200 000 a year. Leakage is the single largest... 

Rules of thumb explained

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Every day, facilities across the country use compressed air in manufacturing, process or assembly operations, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson David Welch. In the bulk of these facilities there will be multiple air-compressor installations, in a variety of technologies and... 

High-pressure compressor

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A compressor has been launched by High Pressure Systems, of Jet Park, Gauteng, which is sole agent in Southern Africa for Bauer Compressors, sales and marketing manager Renee Tay-lor tells Engineering News. The compressor, which is used for breathing pure air for diving and high-pressure... 

Strategy aims to combat compressor outages

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Unanticipated compressor outages can disrupt production and lead to unscheduled repairs and associated costs, says Ingersoll-Rand Air Compressor Group spokesperson Jim Bovier. Fortunately, most causes of these failures can be identified and avoided when using computer-based statistical trend... 

New series of dry vacuum pumps launched

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 new series of dry vacuum pumps designed to perform in industrial applications has been launched by Edwards High Vacuum International. GV Drystar pumps have displacements of from 90 m3/h to 540 m3/h. The pumps have two pairs of claw-shaped rotors on two shafts, which rotate in opposite directions... 

Saving marginal mines

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Secondhand compressors have been supplied to marginal mines in South Africa’s gold-mining sector by Manhattan Mining Equipment, of Gauteng, technical director Michael Pouroullis tells Engineering News. The secondhand products save companies capital costs and potential production losses.... 

US launches vacuum tech of the future

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Innovative double-stage rotary-vane pumps have been launched by Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology of the US for all applications in the variable and medium vacuum range, featuring pumping speeds of 5 m3/h to 10 m3/h. The totally-new drive concept, known as integrated magnetic coupling, ensures that the... 

A–Z of determining air-quality requirements

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Controls and equipment that use compressed air have become increasingly sophisticated, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson Scott Krull. “Remember the good old days when an instrument air system upgrade meant adding another reciprocating compressor? “Now we worry... 

First rotary-screw compressor for SA rail

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The first prototype rotary-screw compressor to be used in a rail-transportation application in South Africa has been installed in a Spoornet Class ‘E’ freight locomotive operating in the Belfast, Mpumalanga, area. The TrackAir Mahle rotary-screw compressor was installed by CompAir... 

Increased product range

By: System Author     28th May 1999 With an increased product range to supply pressure-reducing stations, controls, metering, boiler controls, compressed-air equipment and various other quality products, Gauteng industrial-equipment supplier Spirax Sarco has demonstrated its commitment to supply knowledge, service and products to... 

Knife-edge of drying technology

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A new technology for various drying applications that has been introduced by Port Elizabeth marketing and sales company A-Tech will be on show at the upcoming Engineering Technologies ’99 exhibition. MD Clinton van Dyk reports that the company represents Air Control Industries (ACI), the... 

Pump service centre

By: System Author     9th April 1999 Pumps company Sulzer officially opened a new R8-million service centre on 3 200 m2 in Elandsfontein, Gauteng, in March. The aim of the investment was to consolidate and take the company’s level of customer communication and efficiency to new heights. Customers were addressed by the... 

Sewer-catchpit cleaner launched

By: System Author     9th April 1999 THE tender for the supply of a novel sewer catchpit/stormwater cleaner machine has been clinched by Goscor Industrial. A specialised machine manufactured in the US, the Vactor meets the requirements of this broad description. The unit is the latest in the Goscor range of specialised equipment for... 

Long-term hire for giant compressor

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Cape Town company Saldanha Steel has taken delivery of Rand-Air’s high-volume Centac portable electric compressor for a six-month hire. The oil-free machine has been commissioned into use for 24-hour back-up to the steel mill’s in-plant compressors, while routine motor maintenance is... 

Supplier takes on the world

By: System Author     19th March 1999 ORIGINAL-equipment supplier Triple C has supplied machined components for more than 19 years. It has enjoyed steady growth in the automotive industry, specifically with Toyota SA, and now supplies a cross-section of components, including knuckles and carriers, clutch housings, stiffener plates,... 

No more smoke-screens at work

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Workplace tensions between smokers and non-smokers could be removed thanks to the introduction of Japanese smoke-control technology to this country, Engineering News can today report. The technology, developed by Tornex of Japan, provides ‘area sharing smoke control’ – that is,... 

Cool program for compressor selection

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a step towards improving the dissemination of knowledge within the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, international compressor and condensing unit manufacturer Danfoss has introduced a computer program that assists in the selection of compressors for cooling systems. The program,... 

Winds of change for refrigeration group

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In a bid to improve competitiveness and make deeper inroads into the international refrigeration market, Carrier Corporation’s Commercial Refrigeration Operation (CRO) has instituted some sweeping management structure changes. CRO was formed in order to oversee the refrigeration interests... 

Argon-purification plant order filled

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Two argon-purification plants have been supplied to Air Products by Keyplan, which is at present in the detailed engineering and procurement phase of a third plant for the gas supplier being exported to Malaysia, Engineering News can today report. To ensure the success of each project the two... 

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