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Johnson Controls launches new products as it marks SA milestone

By: Schalk Burger     20th April 2018 Building technology systems multinational Johnson Controls launched the new range of YZ York chillers and the new R-1233zd low-global warming potential and low-pressure refrigerant in South Africa as part of its fiftieth anniversary in the country. Johnson Controls South Africa GM Neil Cameron... 

Another hydrogen boost for platinum fuel cells

By: Simone Liedtke     18th April 2018 The introduction of platinum-using fuel cells has received another boost with the latest success in hydrogen compression announced by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday.   Last week, Amplats revealed plans for a fuel cell dozer, which makes use of hydrogen in liquid, to make a 2019... 

Glencore releases all-embracing 117-page sustainability report

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2018 One of the strategic priorities of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is to invest in community initiatives that deliver sustainable socioeconomic benefits, the London- and Johannesburg-listed company states in today’s 117-page Sustainability Report 2017, which emphasises the... 

Costs, downtime impede pressure vessel testing

By: Paige Müller     13th April 2018 Potential downtime and cost considerations are preventing industries from conducting essential pressure vessel testing, says air compression products distributor Tru Compressor Solutions product specialist and sales director Phillip Botha. “Air compressors and pressure vessels are used in... 

East London dry dock hosts SA Agulhas for maintenance lay-up

By: Simone Liedtke     9th April 2018 The SA Agulhas is back in the now-refurbished Port of East London’s Princess Elizabeth dry dock, with improved facilities, for her lay-up maintenance plan after her previous visit in 2013. The contract to undertake maintenance on the 40-year-old vessel was awarded to local ship repair company... 

Rebranded power tools division maintains commitment to quality

     6th April 2018 Tools and equipment manufacturer Hitachi has renamed its Hitachi Power Tools to Metabo HPT for its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America. The transition will start from September this year with the launch of MultiVolt under the... 

Customised ELGi compressor–drill-rig-combo delivers efficient drilling solutions

     29th March 2018 An ELGi diesel compressor, customised by Integrated Air Solutions to fit a state-of-the-art JCB-derived drill and blast drill rig, provides direct flow to all on-board air-dependent equipment and delivers substantial cost savings for the end user. Integrated Air Solution, a GiGi Investments... 

Atlas Copco

     23rd March 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Compact, Lightweight and Mobile – the efficiency trio of Atlas Copco 8 Series Utility air compressor range

     13th March 2018 “The 8 Series Utility air compressor range delivers our value proposition of lowest overall cost of ownership which differentiates us as a preferred supplier of portable energy products to diverse industries,” states David Stanford, Business Line Manager – Portable Products, Atlas Copco Power... 

Integrated Air Solutions showcases specialist compressor engineering at Bauma 2018

     1st March 2018 Integrated Air Solutions will showcase its comprehensive range of world-class compressed air solutions for customers in the construction, mining and drilling sectors in South and Sub-Saharan Africa at Bauma 2018 (stand ES 213). Integrated Air Solutions boasts decades of experience with the ELGi... 

Live demonstrations of FOGMAKER fire-suppression system at Bauma 2018

     28th February 2018 FOGMAKER South Africa (Pty) Ltd. will conduct live demonstrations of its innovative triple-action fire-suppression system at Bauma 2018. “Our launch of FOGMAKER to the South African market at BAUMA 2015 was a huge success which motivated us to participate in Bauma 2018,” explains Managing... 

Energy efficiency hot topic in HVAC industry

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     23rd February 2018 The biggest potential for growth in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry lies in energy efficiency, as a great deal of research and development is going into variable-speed drives (VSDs) because they can cut a chiller’s yearly energy use by up to 30%, says HVAC company... 

Saturday Loose Assets in Pretoria and machinery in Benoni

     19th February 2018 Van’s Auctioneers are excited about the public auction that they will host at their premises in Koedoespoort Industrial at 10h30 tomorrow morning. Everyone is invited to come and join in the excitement and fun of a loose asset auction. Buyers will have the opportunity to buy a large variety of... 

Young company grows fast on back of experienced team

     16th February 2018 Proving that experience truly does count, mainstream industrial plant and equipment rental company Afritech Equipment Solutions has secured notable contracts in the petrochemicals industry, having only been in operation for less than a year. Offering what it claims to be the youngest and most... 

SA’s oldest gold mine shifts to refrigerated cooling as it reaches greater depths

By: Dylan Slater     2nd February 2018 A cool breeze of change has swept over South Africa’s oldest listed gold mine – the Barberton gold mine, in Mpumalanga – where a refrige- rated cooling system has been installed to improve underground conditions as the mine reaches greater depths, where ambient air temperatures become hotter. The... 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique ups the service anti

     30th January 2018 “Atlas Copco must be first in the customer’s mind and first in the customer’s choice when it comes to choosing air compression technology,” states Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Services (CTS), Ian Ainsworth. “So we always strive to put our customers first by making it... 

Legacy Marine (Pty) Ltd Launches New Vessel For Stapem Offshore

     30th January 2018 Stapem Beluga, the first of two Incat Crowther designed 18-meter Aluminium Dive Support catamarans has landed safely in Angola. Built under ABS survey by the Legacy Marine Group in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for French oil and gas services company Stapem Offshore, this Marshall Island flagged... 

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group

     16th January 2018 Atlas Copco has taken a decision to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The planned divestment will enable Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area to intensify focus on its core technologies of air, power and flow. Atlas Copco Power... 

Liquidation auction of large variety of Hydraulic equipment and machinery in Brits

     15th January 2018 Brits Loose Assets   Van’s Auctioneers are very excited to kick off in 2018 with a loose asset auction in Brits on 23 January at 11h00. The auction will be held at 13 Marthinus Ras Street in Brits. 

Knysna rental company acquires high-quality TLB

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2017 The downside of unreliable plant hire equipment is two-fold; for the end-user, unplanned downtime translates into project delays, while for the plant hire company, faulty gear translates to foregone profits and a tarnished reputation, says George-based equipment distributor Carlu Tractors.  

Separators offer versatility and low maintenance

     1st December 2017 Compressed air technology, equipment and systems specialist Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s OSC range of condensate separators for compressed air systems is capable of working with compressor systems that are between 74 cfm and 4 984 cfm. There are eight models in the OSC range that use the... 

Small size particles prompt regular filter replacement

     1st December 2017 Owing to typical commercial primary filters in a pneumatic circuit being designed to filter out particles as small as 5 μm from the air, particular hydraulic systems, motion and control technologies diversified manufacturer Parker Hannifin says companies need to change or clean dirty elements as... 

Unfiltered air shortens air compressors’ life span 

By: Victor Moolman     1st December 2017 With many industrial air compressors being used in dusty conditions, the lack of proper filtration of incoming air can shorten the life span of the compressors by 75% to 80%, says specialised engineering company RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser. “Air compressors used in industries are, for... 

After 130 years cooling comes to the oldest listed mine

     22nd November 2017 As you mine deeper, sooner or later it’s going to get hot. And so it has at Barberton, although it has taken more than a hundred years. BBE Projects have recently commissioned a refrigeration and air cooling system at Barberton Mine’s Fairview Shaft to provide much-needed cooling for the on-going... 

New Generation Engines Raise Bar For Remanufacturers

     21st November 2017 So complex has modern engine design become that companies wanting to have their engines remanufactured should first look carefully at their service provider’s equipment and in-house skills profile. According to Andrew Yorke, operations director of Metric Automotive Engineering, the cost benefit... 

Total plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment

     20th November 2017 A multi-channel, complete plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment is available from FAG, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). The FAG SmartQB is a ready-to-use, preconfigured condition monitoring system for electric motors, fans, compressors,... 

Embraco enters local markets with strong R&D background

By: Schalk Burger     17th November 2017 Brazil-headquartered hermetic compressors and refrigeration solutions multinational Embraco will leverage its research and development (R&D) competitive advantage to gain market share in Africa, says Embraco business and marketing VP Marcio Schissatti. The company invests 3% to 4% of its net... 

Atlas Copco Launches Compact and Lightweight Mobile Compressors for Utility Trucks

     9th November 2017 Atlas Copco has launched a new range of lightweight and versatile air compressors for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications. The space-saving 8 Series Utility range has a footprint that is 10 per cent smaller, on average, than comparable compressors. In addition, all... 

Beheira juice factory, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd November 2017 The project calls for the construction of new juice factory comprising three production units with four lines each. 

Energy savings halved with Atlas Copco’s 4th generation VSD+ compressors

     2nd November 2017 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique is proud to introduce its 4th generation VSD+ compressors - the GA75-110VSD+! “This 4th generation which follows hot on the heels of the GA37- 75 VSD+  compressors we launched in 2016 is the biggest generation of VDS+ compressors for Compressor Technique’s... 

Atlas Copco NGP+ Nitrogen Generator – 99,999% pure nitrogen onsite!

     27th October 2017 “Onsite industrial gas (nitrogen and oxygen) generation offers a much more sustainable and cost-efficient solution compared to cylinder or bulk liquid supply which require transport, handling, storage and administration,” notes Charl Ackerman, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco Compressor... 

Positive prospects for synfuels sector with focus on efficient maintenance

By: Simone Liedtke     27th October 2017 Welding and construction equipment-related supplier Renttech South Africa (SA) sees prospects for the synfuels industry improving, as the recent depressed period - owing to the decline globally in hydrocarbon fuel prices - has seen the petrochemicals industry focusing on efficient maintenance,... 

7.5 MW / 5.2 MWh Energy Storage System, installation completed

     24th October 2017 A Smart Energy Storage System Project Santerno installed and commissioned a 7.5 MW, 5.2 MWh storage system to serve as a grid stabilizer in an off-grid petrochemical plant. The system comprises three functional units, each featuring one Santerno Skid controlled by a Santerno power management... 

Renewed focus for construction equipment supplier

By: Simone Liedtke     13th October 2017 Welding and construction equipment-related supplier Renttech South Africa (SA) aims to provide an “unmatched” range of construction equipment for sale or to rent for the construction industry as part of its goal to grow consistently and sustainably. 

Better air flow, increased efficiency: why pneumatic systems should be optimised

     5th October 2017 Hermann Störk, European Product Manager for Air Preparation, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe In the 21st century, we find pneumatics everywhere in manufacturing as one of the most universally adopted utilities. Compressed air is used in everything from cooling to controlling automated... 

Rand-air introduces the efficient pts 800 to their fleet

     5th October 2017 Recent research reports suggest that the market for oil-free compressors will increase by leaps and bounds in the next five years. With safety and convenience being a concern for most companies, especially those in the food industries, the new pts 800 is a welcomed addition to the oil-free... 

Efficient drilling with Atlas Copco’s high-pressure diesel compressors

     4th October 2017 The new Atlas Copco XRH 1100 and XRV 1200 high-pressure portable diesel compressors are designed and engineered to reliably deliver quality air for a range of drilling applications including deep hole, water well and reverse circulation (RC) drilling. During the development of this... 

Product presentation showcases VRF technology

By: Nadine James     22nd September 2017 Last month, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) product distributor AHI Carrier South Africa – the official distributor for Japanese air-conditioning manufacturer Toshiba – hosted a product presentation and training event for the Toshiba SHRM-e variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system.... 

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