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Valves

Automatic shut-off valve improves safety

9th November 2007 Specialised industrial products manufacturer West Rand Engineering (WRE) is introducing new products into the market place, as well as improving tried and trusted items well known to the local industry. 

Load-sensing proportional control valve ensures control

9th November 2007 The HC-MV99 is a proportional load sensing control valve (LSCV) developed by Hydrocontrol Spa. The valve is specifically designed for lifting applications, and meets all the required specifications to ensure the best control of dynamically complex machinery and has the advanced features found in... 

New range of diaphagm valves ensure leak-proof reliability

9th November 2007 Valve manufacutring company Umzantsi Africa, part of flow control company PSV Holdings, is distributing the Geomet Diaval range of valves to meet the requirements of engineers working in modern industrial processes 

East rand company supplies largest valves to Midmar dam

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 East rand valve design and manufacturing company Ithuba Valves have delivered the largest valves manufactured by company to date to the Midmar dam water project in Kwazulu Natal. 

New valve range for petrochemicals industry

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     9th November 2007 Importer and distributor of valves for the petrochemicals industry G&L Projects International is introducing a new range of valves for the petrochemical mechanical valves market 

New valve version for sewage applications

9th November 2007 Air release and intake market supplier ARI South Africa has unveiled a new version of the company 

Intelligent instrumentation for simpler valve systems

9th November 2007 Diaphragm valves and control systems manufacturer Gemu has developed new instrumentation which allows for a better integration of pneumatic and electric valves used in all areas of modern process control systems 

Smaller valve for space-critical applications

9th November 2007 Pneumatics control company PECS has announced the release of its new 53 and 83 series Mac valves. 

Durban valve maker moves to greener pastures

11th May 2007 The Durban branch of valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has moved to Riverhorse Industrial Park, to a new building designed to accommodate additional staff and the increased stock holdings needed to manage projected growth. 

Digital module controls valves

11th May 2007 Advantech’s ADAM-6052 is a 16-channel source type digital input/output module. With eight digital inputs, and eight source type digital outputs, the ADAM-6052 is aimed at meeting the demands for simpler control system architectures. 

Split-disc check valves prevent reverse flow

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The wafer pattern range of split-disc check valves (SDCV) by Spirax Sarco provides an effective maintenance-free solution for the prevention of reverse flow in pipelines carrying most types of liquids and gases, including steam and condensate. 

Positioner keeps smart control of processes

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Control company Spirax Sarco’s new SP2 smart positioner (SP2) is a control instrument responsible for translating an input signal supplied by a monitoring device installed in a process, and translating this to the movement of a valve or other device, Spirax Sarco marketing manager Bobbie... 

Self-acting controls offer stability

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 Process temperatures or pressures can be controlled in different ways. Spirax Sarco self-acting controls are fully calibrated, easily adjusted and can be arranged to be completely tamper proof. 

Safety valves meet the needs of steam, gas and liquid market

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 The Spirax Sarco safety valve protects against excess pressure across a broad spectrum of industrial processes. 

Indian companies to launch new valve products at local expo

11th May 2007 Amongst the numerous overseas exhibitors attending this years Pumps, Valves & Pipes Expo at Gallagher Estate in June, are three Indian valve manufacturing companies. 

Solid modelling mastery gives manufacturer competitive edge

11th May 2007 Leading South African valve manufacturer Insamcor uses Auto desk Inventor to design a wide range of valves at its Edenvale plant, east of Johannesburg. 

New valve imports for chemical applications

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African owner-driven family business OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) imports the highest quality valves for use in the hydrometallurgical industry and highly corrosive environments such as the chemical industry. 

Local company announces new addition to product range

11th May 2007 Local valve distributor Glenvalve has announced the addition of the Glen wafer butterfly valve to its extensive range of products. The wafer butterfly valve is used in numerous applications and is ideal for use with flanged piping. 

South African valves destined for Saudi Arabia

11th May 2007 South African valve manufacturer Gunric Valve Manufacturing, the butterfly and tilting disc check valve manufacturer of Robertville, is nearing completion of an order for 27 large-bore, pneumatically operated, triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valves and hydraulically operated metal seated... 

Local manufacturer provides solutions for water industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     11th May 2007 South African company Rare Water Systems designs, manufactures and sells a large range of innovative products and services to the water and waste water industry, covering every aspect of the fluid cycle. 

Local manufacturer broadens product offering

11th May 2007 As one of the largest and longest established valve manufacturers in South Africa, Premier has been deepening and widening its product offering to better service the growing local market. 

New sensor alleviates complex, individual sensor mountings

11th May 2007 Automation technology company IFM Electronic, represented locally by Shorrock Automation, has released details of the new Efector Valvis sensor designed for position feedback on linear valves with a stroke of up to 80 mm. The sensor is fitted over the valve spindle and continuously measures the... 

Isolation valve reduces contamination risk

11th May 2007 Fluid control technology company Norgren’s isolation valves are designed for the most aggressive of fluids and are trusted the world over by the medical sector. 

Actuator range incorporates advanced control variables

11th May 2007 International valve manufacturer Tyco Valves & Controls claims to have the most advanced and comprehensive range of actuators currently on the market. 

Joint agreement grows global suppliers reach

11th May 2007 In a joint agreement covering 16 different countries, Tyco Valves and Controls now supplies and supports Norgren’s range of NAMUR valves and other fluid power products globally. 

Local company distributes hydraulic control components

11th May 2007 Local company Bearing Man’s specialist seals division distributes a comprehensive range of quality branded seals, which includes rotary shaft, torric, hydraulic and pneumatic seals, as well as allied products like O rings, single spring mechanical seals, gland packing, waved washers and... 

Hydraulic products offer efficiency and precision

11th May 2007 South African company Becker Engineering’s Simplex hydraulic and mechanical products include a new series of Uni-Lift linear actuators that provide smooth, efficient operation and precise positioning of equipment in diverse industries. 

SA firm wins pharmaceutical valve order

11th May 2007 The South African distributor of Gem� valves, OMSA Valves and Instrumentation, has been contracted to supply R700 000 worth of sanitary diaphragm valves to a leading pharmaceutical company. 

Power group to upgrade New Mexico control, cooling system

11th May 2007 Power and automation technology group ABB has been selected by the public service company of New Mexico to upgrade the control and the valve cooling systems of their existing ABB high voltage direct current (HVDC) system delivered over 20 years ago. 

Local valve boasts ‘ahead-of-plan’ sales

11th May 2007 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has reported “ahead-of-plan” sales of the Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve since the local launch of the product one year ago. 

New line blind valve reduces down time

11th May 2007 Positive pipeline close-off is vital in many piping systems to assure the safety of personnel working on downstream equipment, particularly when flammable or toxic liquids or gasses could seep past a closure provided by in-line equipment such as gate or globe valves. 

Pump-maker KSB sells SA stake to black investors

29th January 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft's wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to black partners, it announced on Monday. 

Supplier adds Joburg branch on strong growth outlook

By: Laura Tyrer     10th November 2006 Valve supplier Lockwood South Africa is in the process of adding a Johannesburg branch to its strategically-located Durban warehouse, in anticipation of an increased turnover of between R20-million and R30-million next year. 

Hazardous fluid handling systems

10th November 2006 The drum valve systems manufactured by Micro Matic USA offer an environmentally-safe solution to the standardisation of liquid containers and drums for returnable packaging. 

Local foundry obtains coveted EU accreditation

10th November 2006 Local manufacturer Steloy Castings has become the first South African foundry to receive European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) accreditation, a move that will greatly assist local valve manufacturers competing in the export market, says Steloy quality-assurance group manager Gert Albasini. 

Air valve isolator now available

10th November 2006 Design and maintenance engineers seeking best-possible air-valve isolator solutions can now buy from local manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), a new product with distinct advantages over conventional RSV valves. 

Angle gauge enables quick and simple mounting

10th November 2006 Germany-based valve specialist Gem 

Innovative valve technology sparks new robot design

10th November 2006 Using the latest Festo valve terminal technology, a German robot manufacturer has designed highly economical function packages for its industrial robots that allow plastic injection moulding machines to be lightly and easily equipped and unloaded. 

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