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Hydraulics News

Drills increase productivity

26th October 2001 Contracting firm in open-cast mining and blast-holes, Fixtrade, of the North-West Province, has recorded an increase in its production capability with the addition of two new CM695D hydraulic crawler drills. 

Actuators for high output torques

26th October 2001 Certain applications in the oil, gas and mining industries use extremely large rotary valves that require powerful actuators to provide the high torques necessary to operate the valves. 

Hydraulic breakers revived

26th October 2001 Hydraulic breakers, extensively used in the 1980s but lately not much in evidence, have been reintroduced by the Lambson’s Hire group in the construction and demolition industry as a viable production option. 

Accessories for hydraulic parts

26th October 2001 Solid and centre hole cylinders, which complement the range of hydraulic components designed and manufactured locally by Bellambie Mining & Industrial, are used for lifting, pushing, pulling and positioning heavy equipment and machinery. 

Bearing strips for hydraulic equipment

26th October 2001 Versatile bearing strips designed for rod and piston applications have been launched for use in hydraulic equipment to withstand side loads, preventing metal-to-metal contact. 

Hose division a success

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Hydraulics & pneumatics 

Positive view taken by Association

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Welcome signs of recovery

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

New hydraulic cylinders on market

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Hydraulic hose lifts company turnover

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Optimism for the year ahead

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Automation is the way of the future

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Second franchise for booming business

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Cylinder to reduce turnaound time

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

More positive predications

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Hydraulic and pneumatics 

Hydraulic analyser is a first for SA

By: System Author     11th February 2000 A portable test unit for hydraulic systems has been designed by a local hydraulics company. 

Fifth generation of pneumatic tools offered

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

First-aid kit for hydraulic hoses

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Pipes, Tubes & Hoses 

SA-made braider exported to the US

By: System Author     21st January 2000 What is believed to be the biggest stainless-steel wire hydraulic hose-braiding machine ever to be built in South Africa was exported to the US last month. 

Real-term sales fall 20% as business dries up

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Economic upturn to benefit sector only in new year

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

German technology to service SA industry

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Push feeders are supplied to Phalaborwa

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Latest additions beef up company’s pneumatic product range

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Oz hose-repair franchise for South Africa

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

New range of retrofit pumps developed locally

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Warranty, repair facility maintains global standards

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Specialist seal division promotes hi-tech quality

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Training, consulting are the key focus

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

R95-million sewage plant

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A R95-million sewage plant which is said to reach new heights in environmental sensitivity is under construction near Victoria on the island of Mah 

Control leader offers didactic training

By: System Author     25th June 1999 A global leader in control technology, Festo not only designs, manufactures and supplies products, equipment and systems for control technology, but also offers didactic training in order to assist with the upgrading of worker skills for industry. First established in Germany in 1970, Festo... 

Agency for Italian profile-rolling machines secured

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Tube-bending and sawing-equipment specialist Vite Machine Tools, of Jet Park, Gauteng, has landed the agency for the CS series of profile-rolling machines from SAF Curvatrici of Italy. This series of rolling machines has been designed specifically for the cold- rolling of aluminium profiles into... 

Cylinder refinement project

By: System Author     28th May 1999 CYLINDER repairs specialist Cylinder Manufacturers, has initiated a refinement project for its already recognised parts division. The decision to upgrade was based on the fact that repair and replacement equipment is the largest hydraulic cylinder market segment. With 18 years of expertise and... 

Range of electro-pneumatic valves

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A NEW range of electro-pneumatic pressure-regulating valves from Mannesman Rexroth Pneumatic is being marketed by Tectra Automation, of Maraisburg, Gauteng. These valves have a range of functions, offering the user a valve for every application. Process variables such as power, quantity and speed... 

New compact performance valve terminals redefining pneumatics

By: System Author     21st May 1999 NEW compact performance valve (CPV) terminals from international control technology specialist Festo redefine the local pneumatics industry by representing a true technical revolution in terms of performance, size and flexibility. Although 60% smaller, this innovative range of solenoid valve... 

Hydraulic bearing-pullers delivered

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Specialised hydraulic-equipment manufacturer, Hydraulic Power Tools of Benoni, Gauteng, has delivered two hydraulic bearing-pulling devices to remove bearings from railway wheels for Transnet division Transwerk. The units, weighing in at just under 470 kg each, use US technology, and are... 

Latest know-how from the Hannover Fair

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Representatives of Bosch pneumatic and automation products, Pneumatech of Sandton, Gauteng, have just returned from the Hannover Fair in Germany with new products from its principal. Engineering News caught up with chief executive Keith Berning and GM Emil Berning shortly after they returned to... 

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