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Hydraulics News

R25m in trading expected this year

By: renay de     30th April 2004 In July 2002 the enterprise development and empowerment initiative of Anglo American, Anglo Zimele, created its twelfth black-empowerment initiative for that year. 

R70-million BEE hydraulics and automation enterprise formed

     30th April 2004 Hytec Holdings and Khulile Investments announced the formation of Afripower, the first empowered, full-spectrum hydraulics and automation enterprise in South Africa on 5 April. 

Range commonly used in maintenance-free applications

By: renay de     30th April 2004 A range of Keylon polyetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) wear strips, which act as guides for metallic pistons and rods in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, is offered by Chemplast. 

SA firm consults on Spanish museum project

     30th April 2004 In the design of the E42-million extension of Spain’s Prado Museum, in Madrid, much of the new space is underground on two levels. A tunnel forms the connection between the existing and the new Prado buildings. 

Safety remains important

     30th April 2004 To ensure that hydraulic equipment performs well, and that worker safety is guaranteed during operation, safety procedures must be strictly adhered to, Bellambie Mining & Industrial product manager Eugene Davids tells Engineering News. 

Seals continue to be supplied for hydraulic and pneumatic applications

     30th April 2004 A comprehensive range of seals for hydraulic and pneumatic applications continues to be developed by Bearing Man’s seals division. 

Silencer developed for regulating pumps

     30th April 2004 A division of Linde Material Handling of Aschaffenburg has developed a silencer called SPU. 

Local engineering practices play key uShaka roles

     16th April 2004 Kwazulu-Natal consulting engineers Campbell Bernstein & Irving (CBI) and Siyabonga Engineering, in joint venture, played a key hydraulics role in the construction of the prestigious Marine World which opens this month. 

R70m BEE hydraulics and automation group formed

     2nd April 2004 Industrial group Hytec Holdings and investment company Khulile Investments yesterday announced the formation of Afripower, the first empowered full-spectrum hydraulics and automation enterprise in South Africa. 

New software to reduce calculation time

By: Irma Venter     16th January 2004 Pneumatic automation specialist Festo has launched Handling Software that will enable the company’s sales engineers to eliminate hours of calculations, according to handling drives product management head Martin Beier. 

SA a key manufacturing hub for German group

By: Irma Venter     16th January 2004 Its not only South African companies taking a beating in the face of a strong rand – some European companies have suffered the same fate as the euro last year kept gaining ground against the weakened dollar. 

Cylinder company reports double-digit growth for 2003

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 Hydraulic cylinder company Kappa Engineering reports a 16% increase in business from last year. 

Dent-removal technology salvages container drums

     24th October 2003 A local engineering specialist has underlined its satisfaction with Tectra Automation by relying on the company for assistance in a project to salvage container drums that would have been destined for the scrap yard. 

Equipment supplier to launch a lightweight sump pump

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 Pneumatic tool equipment supplier Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) expects to launch its newly-manufactured mine dewatering sump pump this month. 

Exports on the rise for mining hydraulics firm

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 The hydraulics industry is showing positive signs of recovery, following a downturn in the gold-mining industry in which rationalisation, cost-cutting, and the postponement of several projects has occurred recently. 

Industry must remain able to support older machinery, says firm

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 South Africa is a throwaway society, where, on many occasions, equipment produced more than ten years ago is thrown away to make way for state-of-the-art equipment, Hydraulics & Pneumatics managing member Martyn Jones tells Engineering News. 

Mechatronics

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 Control systems training company Festo Didactic plans to present its latest version of fluid simulation software as its main drawcard at the Blue IQ exhibition to be held at the Sandton Convention centre, from October 23 to 25. 

New hydraulic power unit comes to South Africa

     24th October 2003 Following the acquisition of world-renowned fluid power specialist, Fenner Fluid Power, by SPX Fluid Power, last year, high-end products like the Pick-a-Pack range were made available to the South African market from May this year through Power Team, distributor of hydraulic maintenance tools and... 

One-year hydraulics course to start next year

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 International hydraulics company Goldquest is on track to offer its first one-year hydraulics training course during next year. 

PBMR hydraulic presses delivered within ten months from order date

     24th October 2003 Two hydraulic nuclear fuel laboratory development presses valued at R1,6-million have been designed, delivered and commissioned by the Spartan branch of Hytec South Africa, within 10 months of receiving the order. 

Piston pumps now boast added new features

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 East Rand company Ernest Lowe Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Solutions supplies a range of Oilgear hydraulic piston pumps, which now boasts two interesting features. 

Pneumatics supplier expands its range to include an orbital sander

By: zeena isaacs     24th October 2003 Pneumatic equipment supplier Garryson Pneumatics has increased its range of Dynabrade products to include an orbital sander, known as Dynorbital-Spirit, which it hopes will increase business within a number of industries. 

Firm delivers N-fuel presses for PBMR project

     29th August 2003 Engineering group Hytec South Africa has reported that two hydraulic nuclear-fuel laboratory development presses valued at R1,6-million have been designed, delivered and commissioned by the company’s Spartan branch. 

Local fluid power firm offers automation solutions

By: elizabeth rebelo     25th July 2003 One of South Africa’s longest-established pneumatics-and-hydraulics equipment suppliers is focusing strongly on what it describes as “quality automation solutions”. 

UK bathroom firm seeks local partners

     15th July 2003 UK kitchen and bathroom distributing company PWS, which was recently in South Africa as part of a delegate on the Trade Missions North East business delegation, will be negotiating various licence agreements with South African firms. 

Company experiences growth in hydraulic lifting equipment sales

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Due to stricter regulations on safety and health in the mining industry, it has become imperative to manufacture lifting systems that meet stringent safety requirements, states East Rand company Bellambie Mining and Industrial. 

Company makes production decision on manifold systems

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 In order to add value to its range of hydraulic and pneumatic products, local manufacturer Hyflo now designs, manufactures and commissions manifold systems in-house. 

Components becoming increasingly smaller

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Hydraulic and pneumatic components are becoming more electronic, sophisticated and smaller in size in order to meet the increasing demand for safety and efficiency, observes local manufacturer Hydraulics and Pneumatics (H&P). 

Empowerment is essential, emphasises company

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Hydraulics and pneumatics firm Eastern Hydraulics says empowerment is an issue that should be handled with responsibility and done for the right reasons. 

Firm invests in new product development

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Pneumatic equipment supplier Festo is making considerable investments in the development of new processes, technology and products. 

Global group celebrates ten years in SA

     2nd May 2003 Local representatives of the global industrial group Danfoss, Danfoss South Africa celebrated its tenth year in South Africa. 

Hydraulics company introduces a new supermarket concept

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 A one-stop supermarket concept, which allows customers to have access to all products on-shelf, has been introduced in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry. 

International acquisition has local impact

     2nd May 2003 Following the acquisition of internationally known fluid-power specialist, Fenner Fluid Power, by SPX Fluid Power last year, high-end products like the Pick-a-Pack range will be available to the South African market from May through Power Team, distributors of hydraulic maintenance tools and... 

Merger boosts company’s position in Southern Africa’s pneumatics industry

     2nd May 2003 All BoschRexroth products and components distributed by Tectra Automation in the Southern African region have now been united under the brand Rexroth. 

New computer-controlled tube hone introduced by US manufacturer

     2nd May 2003 US company Sunnen Products says it has revolutionised the hydraulic tube industry with its computer controlled HTC tube hone. 

New range of cylinders launched

     2nd May 2003 A new range of single and double acting aluminium cylinders with lifting capacities of 20 tons to 150 tons and stroke lengths up to 250 mm has been introduced by Enerpac Africa. 

New range of minipumps is launched

     2nd May 2003 A range of high-pressure air operated mini pumps have been launched by Ernest Lowe Pneumatic & Hydraulic Automation Solutions (Elco). 

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