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Hydraulics News

New range of pneumatic cylinders and valves makes its local debut

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 With its latest range of pneumatic cylinders and components from Italy-based firm Waircom, local supplier D&D Industrial is determined to provide a complete range of pneumatic components to the South African industry. 

Resources group’s empowerment initiative invests in new company

     2nd May 2003 Mining group Anglo American’s business development and empowerment initiative Zimele has joined forces with Aero Fluid Power to form an empowerment venture called Kganya Hydraulics and Pneumatics. 

Seals divisions report good growth

     2nd May 2003 The success of Bearing Man’s two specialised Sealco seals divisions, situated in Durban and Johannesburg, is reported to be evident in the growth they have shown in various sectors of the hydraulic seals after-market. 

Training, empowerment next on association’s agenda

By: nkolola halwindi     2nd May 2003 Empowerment will become a priority of the South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa), alongside its development of a learnership programme. 

Anglo supports hydraulics, rail empowerment

     25th February 2003 Mining giant Anglo American's business development and empowerment initiative, Zimele, has joined forces with Aero Fluid Power to form an empowerment venture Kganya Hydraulics and Pneumatics. 

Air-preparation units launched

     25th October 2002 A division of D&D Industrial, D&D Pneumatics, has announced a new range of Wilkerson air preparation units. 

Company's motion-control systems dept hits half-century

     25th October 2002 An average of 50 units a month, ranging from general electro-pneumatic control cabinets to servo-electric systems, are being produced by Festo South Africa’s Systems Division in Johannesburg. 

Firm starts manufacture of hospital equipment

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 A South African hydraulics company is making use of home-grown technology to develop hospital equipment and furniture. 

Five-year-old company continues to grow

     25th October 2002 Since its establishment in South Africa five years ago, Enerpac South Africa says it has become a major participant in the hydraulic equipment market specialising in maintenance and lifting equipment. 

Global takeover affects local market

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The international takeover of Ultrafilter International by Donaldson will impact directly on the South African market. 

Good sales reported for new valve series

     25th October 2002 Within a month of introducing its HF03, HF02 and MC valve block series version two, Tectra has sold an unprecedented compilation of 60 valves to one customer. 

Hydraulic floor system launched for road transport

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 Hydraulic floor systems for road transport applications were introduced into the local market in May this year by the hydraulics division of IMS Industrial Products. 

Hydraulic winch available

     25th October 2002 A hydraulic winch, noted for its safety, precision and nimble features, and complementing the manual range of Tirfor hand held machines, is available from Bellambie Mining & Industrial. 

Hydraulics pioneers apply expertise to icy pilgrimage

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The originator of cast-iron hydraulic starters, Powerworks, has installed its system in two diverse, but equally exciting applications earlier this year. 

Industry in drive to establish standards and qualifications

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The successful establishment of a qualification for the South African hydraulics and pneumatics industry could be of great benefit to the enhancement of skills of workers in this particular industry, believes South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa) president Russell Gill. 

Jigging system cost-effective, promises firm

     25th October 2002 A cost-effective option for coal, ferrochrome, manganese and iron ore recovery operations overseas and in southern Africa is Humboldt Wedag’s Batac pneumatic jigging system. 

Product launched for load-sensing applications

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 The introduction of the Series 45 pump to the Sauer-Danfoss hydraulic product range, distributed by Danfoss, is set to enhance the application of loading sensing. 

Seals suitable for hot, corrosive applications

     25th October 2002 Viton chevron packs, designed for reliable sealing in rod and piston applications for hydraulic cylinders that are used in high-temperature applications and corrosive environments, are included in Bearing Man’s seals division range. 

Tubing specialist celebrates 24th birthday

By: candice haase     25th October 2002 In the late 1970s when the need for South African designed and produced hydraulic equipment arose, Hydrofit Engineering was established. 

Two new product ranges introduced

     25th October 2002 The sole supplier of Norgren, Ernest Lowe offers two new product ranges for industrial automation. 

Valve and actuator all-in-one developed

     25th October 2002 Italian company Omal has developed an on-off pneumatic valve, called the VIP, which is a valve and an actuator in one device. 

Specialist company offering a test and repair facility to the industry

     20th September 2002 Preventable accidents in the workplace have brought to the fore the importance of personal safety and the necessity for regular maintenance and repair of lifting and pulling equipment, says Bellambie Mining & Industrial director George McMaster. 

R100m upgrade for component-rebuild centres

By: Deborah Spicer     2nd August 2002 Some R100-million is being spent at Barloworld Equipment’s component rebuild centres (CRCs) on the East Rand so as to improve quality, pricing options and turnaround times. 

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. 

Computer-controlled hydraulic lifting system

     3rd May 2002 With the innovative Enerpac synchronous lifting system from Enerpac International, launching, lifting or building a bridge can be carried out with a high degree of accuracy. 

Education standards on the cards for fluid-power industry

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 The South African fluid-power industry, represented by the South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa), plans to set unit standards for education in the industry by attempting to forge ties with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Association (Merseta). 

Electronic automation trend necessitates modernisation

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 As a conduit for the major international hydraulics and pneumatics suppliers, South African company Hyflo has access to a continual stream of innovations and new products, indicates MD Helmut Schwabe. 

Firm spreads net of service centres across Southern Africa

     3rd May 2002 Since the formation of Sauer-Danfoss in May 2000 as a result of a merger between Sauer-Sundstrand and Danfoss Fluid Power, Danfoss has made significant progress as the distributor of Sauer-Danfoss hydraulic components in Southern Africa. 

Hand-held hydraulic breakers added to equipment-hire fleet

     3rd May 2002 Lambson’s Hire and Sales MD Craig Thomas confirms that breaking ground is exactly what it will be helping its clients do with the newest addition to its hire fleet hand-held hydraulic breakers. 

Merger's distribution, R&D spin-offs

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 The recent incorporation of Pneumatic Automation Technologies into Tectra Automation has established a more effective route to market for international supplier Bosch Rexroth, while also improving the product range that the local company offers. 

Moving floor system for transport vehicles

     3rd May 2002 Johannesburg-based IMS Industrial products has introduced a newly designed Hyva moving floor which offers greater cost efficiencies and savings than ever before. 

New combined filter regulators and lubricators

     3rd May 2002 Johannesburg-based D & D Pneumatics, a division of Dowson & Dobson Industrial, has announced the launch of a new range of combined filter regulators and lubricators (FRLs) made from stainless steel. 

New system increases filter's surface area

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Donaldson Filtration Solutions will be releasing a new filtration system which allows for an increase in the surface area of the filter. 

Rebuilt seabed crawler heads back home to Namibia

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Last month, Optima Hydraulics delivered the rebuilt sea-bed crawler Namssol 1 to Cape Town harbour, where it awaits departure for undersea diamond miner Namco’s operations in L 

SA firm secures UK and German ranges

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 Hydraulics and pneumatics company Ernest Lowe, of Johannesburg, has recently added products from Casappa, Ikron and Linde to its range. 

Seals for hydraulic cylinder export order

     3rd May 2002 Bearing Man’s success in the hydraulics industry may be attributed to a comprehensive range of readily available seals and sealing accessories, which conforms with international quality specifications. 

South African firm secures orders from Canadian mines

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 South African-based hydraulics company Horne Hydraulics received orders totalling R2,2-million from two Canadian mines at the end of March and technical sales manager Steve Hill is investigating other potential international orders for its Levelok product. 

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