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Hydraulics News

Comprehensive range of hydraulic seals available from engineering

     27th April 2007 Engineering consumables specialist Bearing Man�s seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved washers and... 

Engineering firm repairs largest cylinders to date

     27th April 2007 Hytec Engineering, through Hytec Mozambique, has recently repaired the largest cylinders serviced by the company to date 

Equipment supplier adds new tube connection to range

     27th April 2007 Hydraulics equipment supplier Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse (HAW), a member of the Hytec Group of Companies, has announced the addition of the newly launched WALRing tube connection system to its product range. The WALRing features a two-edge cutting ring, support ring with a captive seal,... 

Foreign company uses local contrls on packaging machines

     27th April 2007 Pneumatics and mechatronics company Festo has completed an installation for a French packaging machine company. The company manufactures machines that make both traditional blister pack lines and packaging produced through the Carding process. 

Hydraulic drive systems meet cross-industry materials-handling

     27th April 2007 Materials handling specialists Big Lift Trucks supplies a range of conveying equipment with the advantage of high performance hydraulic drive systems for agriculture, mining, shipping and general industry. 

Hydraulic system enhances agricultural equipment

     27th April 2007 A comprehensive range of agricultural equipment is now available from agricultural equipment supplier Northmec. This includes the Sitrex Magnum pull-type rakes, which have a double hydraulic system for enhanced efficiency, even on rough and uneven grounds. 

Hydraulics industry beset by unbranded products, skills shortage 

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     27th April 2007 Hydraulic companies looking for an inexpensive alternative to higher priced local hydraulic products are importing less expensive, unmarked hydraulic products. 

Local company supplies portable hydraulic power

     27th April 2007 The Simplex range of hydraulic products, distributed exclusively throughout Southern Africa by Becker Engineering, includes a lightweight power pump that provides hydraulic power to small and medium-sized hydraulic cylinders or tools in all applications that require portable power. 

Local firm completes Belgian hydraulic cylinder overhaul

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     27th April 2007 Hydraulic repair and distributor company Marine and Hydraulic has just completed the overhauling of two hydraulic cylinders for Belgian company Jan de Nul N.V. 

Local pneumatics importer targets mining markets

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     27th April 2007 Local importer and distributor of Gison pneumatic tools Reef Pneumatics and Industrial Supplies is aiming to expand its imports to meet the growing demand of its client base. 

Paper mill engages in high-power hydraulic deal

     27th April 2007 Since its first steps as a supplier of brakes and clutches to Durban and Johannesburg markets over 30 years ago, Pneumatic Electric Control Systems (PECS) has since opened up offices in both Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. 

Pinpoint lubrication delivered to air tool systems

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     27th April 2007 Pneumatic equipment manufacturer and importer Master Pneumatics of Midrand, Johannesburg, is importing a single point lubricator, or SPL for the pneumatics manufacturing market. 

Power units developed for South African Navy use

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     27th April 2007 Local manufacturer of hydraulic components Hyflo, has been supplying the South African Navy (SAN) with hydraulic systems on the SAN Corvettes and South African in-shore patrolling vessels (IPV�s) for years. 

Compressed-air preparation system to set new standards

By: Amy Heydenrych     20th October 2006 Local company Dowson and Dobson Industrial recently announced the release of a body-ported fully-modular compressed-air preparation system, a range that promises to set a new standard in filter-refulator lubricators (FRL). 

Compressors supplied for railway repair project

     20th October 2006 South African plant-hire company in the Atlas Copco Group, Rand Air, was recently selected to supply GeoCompaction Dynamics with compressed air for repairs to railway track for the famous Outeniqua Tjoe Tjoe train that runs between Knysna and George. 

Conveying for diverse applications

     20th October 2006 The exclusive distributor throughout Southern Africa for B&W Materials Handling, Big Lift Trucks, supplies a range of conveying equipment with the option of high-performance hydraulic drive systems for agriculture, mining, shipping and general industry. 

Dryers firm combats energy wastage

By: Amy Heydenrych     20th October 2006 With the optimisationof resources becoming an issue of nationalpriority, energy wastage on thefactory floor should no longer be considered acceptable. This is a concern with regard to compressed air, which, although widely used, is not the most energy efficient. Unlike other motive power... 

Engineering firm places earthmoving equipment order

     20th October 2006 EWT Plant Hire & Construction of Rynfield, Johannesburg, which purchased its first S220LC-V crawler-type excavator from Doosan Daewoo in 2001, has just acquired two more, plus a S55V excavator with a hydraulic hammer. This brings its total Doosan Daewoo fleet to eight machines, while its oldest... 

Heat exchangers boast increased capacity 

By: Amy Heydenrych     20th October 2006 Transon modular shell and tube heat exchangers from Power Drives, designed for oil cooling applications, are especially suitable for the efficient and safe handling of hydraulic oil in large gearbox systems.? 

Hydraulic hybrid diesel vehicle unveiled

     20th October 2006 In June this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the first-ever series hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle, which will provide dramatic improvements in fuel economy and in emission reductions. 

Hydraulic torque wrench range expands

     20th October 2006 Becker Engineering, exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Simplex, has extended it range of hydraulic torque wrenches to include square drive and low clearance units. 

Local firm clinches ‘biggest importer’ honours

By: Amy Heydenrych     20th October 2006 Empowered firm Kiloton has received a prestigious Enerpac award for being the biggest importer of Enerpac hydraulic tools in 2004/5 and 2005/6 in Africa and the Middle East. 

Need identified for service-focused hydraulics firms

By: Amy Heydenrych     20th October 2006 There is a worldwide necessity for responsive and efficient service for industrial and hydraulic hose problems, states Pirtek Southern Africa MD Brendan Goss. 

Pneumatic, electric drives work hand in hand

     20th October 2006 At pneumatics specialist Festo, electrical drives do not compete with pneumatic drives, but are instead the perfect complement to their capabilities, the firm says. 

Retractable roof a first for China

     20th October 2006 The new Nantong Stadium in the Chinese Jiangsu province is China’s first large stadium with a roof that can be opened and closed. For the first time in history, the propulsion and stabilisation of the moveable parts takes place hydraulically. Enerpac signed a contract for the development... 

New filter range unveiled

     17th March 2006 A brand-new range of filters, regulators and lubricators has just been released by Ernest Lowe under its own Elco label. 

W Cape distributor supplies lubrication pumps for fuel tankers

     7th October 2005 Calberg Lubrication, FloSolve’s Western Cape distributor, has won an order to fit more than 50 Vogel centralised lubrication pumps onto fuel tankers that are being manufactured for various fuel carriers by Cape-based tanker manufacturer GRW. 

UK factory relocated to Cape Town

By: Jill Stanford     27th May 2005 A factory being moved in stages from Salisbury, in the UK, to Cape Town, to produce metal couplings for Europe’s hydraulics industry has exported its first container of components. 

Company steps up its fleet-renewal programme

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

Company's investment in oil-free compressed air tops R15-million

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 Rand-Air’s leadership in oil-free compressor hire has been further strengthened by the addition of two diesel machines to the company’s specialised fleet. 

Customised samplers and dosers suitable for various applications

     29th April 2005 Approved by major petrochemical companies, Mitech’s high-performance positioners have three take-off options, making them suitable for almost all applications. 

Getting a high-tech grip on your car's roadholding

     29th April 2005 High-technology developments in the automotive industry in recent years have taken family and sports cars to levels of performance and safety previously only associated with the racetrack. 

How to design the right reservoir for a hydraulic power unit

     29th April 2005 Some companies sending out tenders for hydraulic systems, quite often accept the lowest quote, without first determining what is being offered. 

Hydraulic pipebursting machine is in a class of its own

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 A hydraulic pipebursting machine, the Grundoburst 800G, working with quick-lock rods, has been introduced to the South African market about a year ago when Jacked Pipelines, a division of WK Construction, used it for rehabilitation works on pipelines. 

Hydraulic winch help to lift and pull heavy loads with ease

     29th April 2005 Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s hydraulic winch, noted for its unique safety, precision and nimble features, complements the manual range of Tirfor handheld machines, ideally suited for lifting or pulling heavy loads. 

Hydraulics market still strong despite iron-ore price increases

By: Mariaan Webb     29th April 2005 The market for hydraulics in South Africa is still positive, despite the threat of price increases by iron-ore producers worldwide, Edenvale-based Alta Hydraulic Supplies SA MD Mila Naccari tells Engineering News. 

Hydraulics specialist gives tipping firm a lift

     29th April 2005 There’s nothing slow about Express Industrial Truck Body’s Speed van Rensburg. 

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