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Hydraulics News

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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... 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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