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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

New double-acting piston seals

3rd September 2010 Industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG has introduced a new range of sealing products. The 780 Hallite double-acting piston seals have a robust assembly for efficient operation, reduced wear resistance and extended service life on any hydraulic cylinder application.  

Distributor expands its African footprint

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Distributor of rotary shaft seals and o-ring seals East Rand Seals reports that it plans to expand its footprint into Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Distribution agreement signed with US-based company

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Industrial rotating equipment, transmission, gearbox supply, sealing and repair company Zantec Projects says that it has signed a distribution agreement with US-based company PPC Mechanical Seals, a manufacturer of engineered mechanical seals and sealing support systems. 

An alternative to liquid adhesives for components assembly

3rd September 2010 Manufacturer of precision adhesive preforms used in a wide variety of applications primarily for use in original-equipment manufacturer electromechanical components, Multi-Seals, has launched an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly.  

High-tech machine enhances sealing technology capability

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Integrated technology solutions provider SKF reports that it has acquired the Economos Seal-Jet NG 060 machine from its sister company SKF Austria. 

Agrihubs reduce downtime

3rd September 2010 Provider of bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrications systems SKF reports that its agri-hubs, fitted to replace bushes on rollers of a LandPac scraper unit, have eliminated large maintenances, reliability problems, reduced downtime and increased active operating hours. 

Fully and semiautomated equipment increases local company’s capacity

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Gasket manufacturer Klinger and sister company Klinger Mzansi, part of the Klinger Group International, recently introduced new fully and semiautomated equipment, which has effectively increased the company’s capacity by about 50 % in its spiral wound manufacturing plant based in Wadeville. 

Adhesive bonding is 
becoming the preferred technology of use

4th September 2009 The German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM) reports that new combinations of materials, as well as the rigorous requirements for connections, have made adhesive bonding the preferred technology in the bonding industry. 

Manufacturer reports successful compliance with asbestos legislation

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Gasket manufacturing and distribution company Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC) reports that 18 months after the banning of asbestos, solutions to every possible application have been found. 

New sealing system 
improves carton security

4th September 2009 Security sealing specialist Vikela Aluvin has introduced the SecuriTape system, which secures cardboard boxes with high-value contents. 

Sealing solutions 
company designs seals for petrochemicals giant

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann has custom designed seals for petrochemicals giant Sasol. The seals are designed to solve bad actor problems and improve overall mean time between failures, which reduces indirect spend on maintenance and downtime. 

Sealing company stresses need for rotary shaft seals

5th September 2008 Diversified engineering company Bearing Man has stressed the importance of the TTI rotary shaft seals in the industry. 

New products extends company's reach

5th September 2008 Security bag and seal solutions company Truseal has increased its product range with the addition of three new products. 

New technology makes strides in local market

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Newly developed DiamondFaces technology, which was developed by sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann, is making strides towards capturing a significant portion of the local market. 

Unusual design incorporated in shopping centre project

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Glazing engineering company L&D Enterprises has incorporated an unusual artistic design in a project recently executed for civils giant Murray & Roberts’ Bedford Square Shopping Centre. 

Sealing company aims to make automotive impact

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Diversified sealing company Loctite, a division of Henkel South Africa, is aiming to make an impact on the automotive industry through its remodeled sealing products and service offering, reports the company. 

Seal manufacturer completes petrochemicals plant safety upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Seals and sealing transits manufacturer Roxtec Africa, part of the Roxtec group, has completed an upgrade at petrochemical giant Sasol's Otene Train 3 plant in Secunda. 

Awards generate business for local seals manufacturer

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 The local branch of seal manufacturing company AESSeal, is reaping the benefits after receiving a number of awards between 2004 and 2006, says company key accounts manager for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Bevan Braybrooke. 

Joint integrity programme improves safety standards

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Gasket manufacturer and supplier Klinger Mzansi, part of the Klinger group, has developed a joint integrity programme that has improved the safety standards on clients work sites, reports Klinger Mzansi MD David Halstead. 

New seals distribution, refurbishment company established

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Mechanical seals distribution and refurbishment company Titan Seals has been established off the back of a series of successful projects, one of which was a successful water saving project between AESSeal and Mondi, reports Titan Seal MD Luke Longmore. 

Gasket company strives for African growth

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Gasket manufacturing and distribution company Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC-SA) has put a system in place that will improve the company's penetration into the African market, reports Gasket Manufacturing MD Mark Stoger. 

International alliances bring diversity to local seals, gasket market

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Local seals and gasket manufacturing and distribution company Novus Sealing South Africa has aligned itself with international seals and gasket companies to promote diversity in the South African seals and gasket market. 

Siemens turbomachinery factory quadruples turnover in three years

By: Jade Davenport     20th October 2006 Turbo-machinery and spare part manufacturer Siemens Power Generation Mechanical Services (PGMS) has experienced significant growth in the last three years, with the company’s turnover increasing from R80-million to R320-million since 2003. 

Outlook good, despite tough trading conditions

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 The South African seals and gaskets industry is fraught will a multitude of low cost, low quality suppliers but, despite tough trading conditions, outlook for the seals division remains positive, says Durban-based company, Bearing Man. 

Sealing system saves water

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 Seals specialist AES Seal has developed an innovative water-management system designed to significantly reduce waste in barrier-fluid systems, reports sales manager Hans Keus. He says that AES Seal undertook a water review programme five years ago and has since made some remarkable findings. Keus... 

Slurry sealing solution cuts maintenance down time

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 Technology has advanced tremendously over the last decade with regard to slurry pump sealing applications and, according to EagleBurgmann Seals South Africa, there are many advantages adding customer benefit from converting to a mechanical seal. 

Fluid-power hydraulic seal range launched

8th September 2006 Ekurhuleni Bearings and Seals, assimilated into the Bearings International (BI) fold in 2005, is in the process of launching a full range of Simrit fluid power hydraulic seals to BI’s distribution network of 44 branches countrywide. 

PVC strips seal doorways against cold air

8th September 2006 Companies with large doorways that allow easy access will have to find a way of maintaining the indoor temperature to ensure comfortable working conditions. 

Local firm awarded special status by German supplier

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 Sealing specialist, Abes Technoseal was earlier this year awarded the title of ‘preferred distributor’ for German company Simrit. 

Seals for extreme operating conditions

8th September 2006 Bearing Man’s range of Garlock sealing products, designed for extreme operating conditions, includes bearing and protector seals that provide optimum bearing protection, ensuring contamination exclusion and extended service life. 

Resin preforms for diverse sealing applications

8th September 2006 Seals specialist Multi-Seals offers an innovative alternative to liquid epoxy for high-volume, high-quality epoxy sealing applications. 

Top local gasket firms merge

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 In an effort to become one of the leading gasket manufacturing companies in South Africa, two local manufacturing companies, IE Gasket & Pressing (encompassing Paramount Engineering SA) and Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (encompassing Lerechabetse Advanced Products) merged in March this year. 

New dewatering pumps reduce seal wear

8th September 2006 Isando, Johannesburg-based pump company ITT Flygt has announced its new generation of dewatering pumps to be launched locally at this year’s Electra Mining show. 

Local firm clinches UK seals award

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 AES Seals scooped the overall award for manufacturing excellence in the prestigious Institute of Mechanical Engineers MX2006 awards in the UK. 

Cost-saving PVC pipe to debut at show

8th September 2006 Pipeline solutions provider to the mining industry DPI-Fike recently announced that it would launch an innovative, cost saving PVC pipe, locally manufactured by DPI Plastics, at the biennial Electra Mining exhibition. 

New padlock combines security and tamper evidence

8th September 2006 Seal maker Vikela Aluvin has launched an innovative new padlock called the Hole-in-One, a padlock that combines hard-core security with tamper evidence. 

Acquisition announced

8th September 2006 Tyco International in July announced that US Surgical, a subsidiary of Tyco’s Healthcare segment, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Confluent Surgical, a leading developer and supplier of polymer-based technology used in sprayable surgical sealants and anti-adhesion products. 

All-purpose mechanical seal available from US pump firm

7th October 2005 US-based Goulds Pumps, one of the premier fluid brands of ITT Industries, is now offering Seal Plus, a highly versatile single and double cartridge all-purpose mechanical seal. 

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