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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

Move away from asbestos benefits gasket company

By: warren robertson     9th September 2005 The current trend away from asbestos has led to an Alrode-based company reaping the benefits with its graphite-based sealing material. 

Construction industry to drive sealant growth

By: warren robertson     9th September 2005 The construction industry is expected to be the largest area for potential growth in the sealant industry over the next year. 

Antiterror drive sees new specs for seals

9th September 2005 In June, as part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) initiative, US customs formally launched the requirements that all maritime cargo containers entering the US from foreign points of origin must be secured with a high-security barrier seal, which conforms to the... 

Local supplier warns against pirate seals

9th September 2005 A gradual drop in sales volumes has led to the discovery of the manufacture of pirate seals in South Africa. 

SA distributor appointed for Swedish sealing systems

By: Jade Davenport     9th September 2005 Leading international manufacturer and supplier of cable and pipe sealing systems Roxtec Sweden recently appointed a South African distributor to effectively promote its product range and take advantage of opportunities in the ever-expanding African market. 

New seal to prevent slurry ingress into bearings

By: warren robertson     9th September 2005 For as long as mines have used slurry pumps mine owners have been faced with the necessity for regular maintenance and replacement of the bearings in those pumps. 

Reliable seals for hydraulic cylinders

29th April 2005 Bearing Man’s seals division has a range of 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. 

German company equips giant water-injection pump

8th October 2004 Azerbaijan, a country with a population of eight-million, situated in the Caucasus, has vast reserves of oil in the Caspian Sea. 

John Crane

17th September 2004 John Crane is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of engineered sealing systems, solutions and associated products. 

Improved seal performance from new seal – manufacturer

10th September 2004 Mechanical seal manufacturer John Crane has launched the Laserface seal, a technology which uses seal face structures to offer greatly-improved seal performance in difficult applications. 

R3,5-million spent on capital equipment expansion

10th September 2004 Gasket manufacturer IE Gasket has invested R3,5-million in machinery to assist the company in providing its customers with products accord- ing to their specific requirements, at short turn- around times and competitive prices. 

Security seals have tearaway feature

10th September 2004 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Transvaal Rubber Company, TruSeal, has extended its range of indicative security seals with the release of the Wirelock, Guard Loc and Mega Strap seals. 

Labyrinth seal distributed

10th September 2004 A split labyrinth ring seal for SD housings, which improves the sealing of the housing, offers easy access for seal replacements and ultimately extends bearing life, is now distributed by Bearing Man. 

Maintenance-free seal suitable for pump range

10th September 2004 Designed specifically for use in Warman dynamically sealed pumps, the purpose engineered Dyna Seal provides a cost effective, maintenance-free option, and can be fitted to the entire range of Warman heavy-duty slurry pumps.? 

Renewed focus on live-loading systems

By: Liezel Hill     10th September 2004 Designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision engineered mechanical seals and sealing systems AESSeal is re-launching its Solon range of spring gaskets, says product manager and technical representative Hans Keus. 

Newest cartridge seal range is launched

By: Liezel Hill     10th September 2004 In keeping with its philosophy of innovation and striving towards the forefront of new developments in the sealing industry, Chesterton has launched a fourth-generation cartridge mechanical seal, says product manager Hugh McDulling. 

Software program aids maintenance and administration

By: Liezel Hill     10th September 2004 Local company EagleBurgmann SA is part of the worldwide seal-technology alliance between Burgmann Germany and Eagle Japan, making it the second-largest seal supplier in the world. 

Product reduces fugitive emissions

10th September 2004 THE aspiration of blue-chip companies to reduce the effect of fugitive emissions on the environment is well documented and the East Rand-based Intermech Sealing Solutions hasproducts appropriate to meet these stringent demands. 

How the industry has changed

By: Liezel Hill     10th September 2004 Over the last 30 years the seal and gasket industry in SA has changed dramatically. 

Aluvin Securiseal

7th May 2004 Family-owned company Aluvin Securiseal has been manufacturing security sealing products and systems since 1953. 

New dual-cartridge seals extend range

23rd April 2004 Mechanical seal manufacturer John Crane is about to launch a new dual-cartridge seal, the 4620P, which forms part of the 4600 series cartridge seal family. 

Seal firm looks inwards in empowerment drive

By: Zonika Botha     26th March 2004 Local security-seal manufacturer and distributor Aluvin Securiseal will soon announce a black-economic empowerment (BEE) deal, which will see the empowerment of its black staff on both a shareholders and a management level. 

Chamber to proceed with Bulembu Road project

11th November 2003 The Barberton Chamber of Business (BCB) announced recently that it has resolved to proceed, as soon as possible, with the block paving of the Barberton Bulembu Road project, in the interest of the people of Umjindi, in Mpumalanga. 

Seals division shows growth, reports company

12th September 2003 The specialised seals division of Bearing Man’s, Sealco, is reported to have shown growth in various sectors of the hydraulic seals aftermarket. 

Water-repellant seal for electronics

12th September 2003 Developments of electronic components for engineering industry requirements, environmental engineering and telecommunications are subject to a continuing trend towards further miniaturisation, a lighter weight and higher functional performance. 

New division seeks to improve equipment performance

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 In efforts to enhance productivity among its clients, the local operation of global mechanical seals manufacturer John Crane has created a division called Performance Plus, which seeks to improve the performance of equipment at its clients. 

Gasket manufacturer buys into empowerment firm

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 Johannesburg gasket producer Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC) is in the process of acquiring a share in the empowerment entity Lerechabetse Advanced Products. 

Local subsidiary makes cartridge seals for its German parent

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 Early last month, the South African subsidiary of German company, Burgmann Seals, released a locally designed and manufactured cartridge seal. 

The rush is on to reduce asbestos use

By: candice haase     12th September 2003 The industrial and manufacturing sectors are being pressured to reduce the use of asbestos-based products for the sealing of their process equipment and in the construction of their facilities. 

Slurry pumps can be sealed with standard mechanical seals

12th September 2003 Slurry pumps and mechanical seals are two terms not used easily in the same sentence without producing an argument of some kind, maintains AESSeal sales and marketing manager Nico van Niekerk. 

107-year-old going for market niches

By: elizabeth rebelo     25th July 2003 Following a three-year restructuring process, Hudaco company BEP Bestobell is taking a fresh look at its markets, MD Andrew Vermaak tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview at the company’s operation in Jet Park, Boksburg. 

Sixty percent of seals market

By: elizabeth rebelo     25th July 2003 Abes Technoseal, a Hudaco company, is Southern Africa’s largest seal distributor, MD David Allman tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview at its sole operation in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg 

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. 

Isolators will prevent lube leakage

25th April 2003 Bearing isolators, which prevent leakage of lubricant, stop outside contamination from entering the housing and provide protection for rotating equipment, such as pumps, gearboxes and electric motors, are available from John Crane. 

Seal company’s new series takes on market stalwarts

25th April 2003 With the exception of the defense industry, the refinery industry is probably the most established, controlled and developed industry in the entire world. Within this industry the American Petroleum Institute (API), which is the primary trade association for oil and natural gas industry in the... 

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. 

Many aspects to consider in choosing a pump-sealing system, says firm

11th October 2002 Four areas need to be considered in selection of a sealing system for a pump, namely materials of construction, seal design, seal arrangement and seal chamber design, says John Crane engineering executive Jonathan Read. 

Reusable sealing system introduced

13th September 2002 A reusable sealing system, which reduces labour and costs, has been introduced to the local market by Webb Industries, a Jasco Group company. 

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