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Pumps range included in offering to cater for demand

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) is strategising to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand in diverse industries, including the pumps industry. 

Pneumatics a cleaner solution for packaging, sealing and sorting

By: Johane Turkstra     17th March 2017 Pneumatic valve manifolds have the potential to be the safest means of mechanical driving for the food and beverage industry, as they use clean air to elicit movement in the manufacturing process, thereby eliminating food contamination risks. There are many unique features of pneumatics as a... 

Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years

     14th March 2017 After a Century of Growth and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Spirit of Founder Art Parker Lives On at This Global Engineering Powerhouse Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917 and... 

Chicago Pneumatic’s widens its LED light tower offering

     23rd February 2017 Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new series of electrically-powered light towers.  Available in both metal and LED versions, CPLB2 light towers are designed with a choice of high-quality bulbs to enhance visibility, wheels for optimal ease of movement and a robust canopy. They simply plug... 

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Torque Laboratory attains SANAS accreditation

     16th February 2017 The Industrial Technique business area of Atlas Copco South Africa has augmented its comprehensive range of industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software, and service solutions by obtaining SANAS accreditation for its Torque Laboratory. Nicolas Van Zyl,... 

Sanitary High-Lift Box/Container Tipper

     5th December 2016 A new sanitary TIP-TITE™ High-Lift Box/Container Tipper from Flexicon discharges dust-free into vessels 1830 to 3050 mm above the plant floor. Boxes and other containers are loaded at floor level and hydraulically seated against a discharge hood. The assembly is then hydraulically elevated and... 

Stainless Steel High-Lift Box/Container Tipper

     1st December 2016 A new stainless steel TIP-TITE™ High-Lift Box/Container Tipper from Flexicon discharges dust-free into vessels 1830 to 3050 mm above the plant floor. Boxes and other containers are loaded at floor level and hydraulically seated against a discharge hood. The assembly is then hydraulically elevated... 

Resources Watch 

     16th November 2016 Transnet sets up R20bn acquisitions war chest, as it pulls in capex horns; And, Pneumatic cylinder uniformity benefits distributor, improves part availability 

Chicago Pneumatic’s CPLT H6LED light tower provides efficiency on the move

     15th November 2016 Chicago Pneumatic has launched its seventh light tower. Equipped with wheels and featuring high-efficiency LED lamps with specially-designed optics to maximise light coverage and brightness, the new CPLT H6LED offers greater luminosity and improved transportability with the goal of reducing... 

Company experiences growth despite difficult environment

     4th November 2016 Valve distributor TTV Fluval Group of companies is celebrating 18 years of success in the South African market, further illustrated and encapsulated by this year’s numerous successfully completed projects resulting in a total invoicing for valves and actuators amounting to more than R180-million.... 

Custom-made hoses to be used by railway groups

     4th November 2016 Benoni-based automotive tyre and industrial rubber products producer Dunlop Industrial Products has a high penetration in the African continent where it supplies custom-made solutions, such as the design and supply of vacuum and air brake hoses for State-owned utility Transnet, Passenger Rail... 

Atlas Copco quality air for leading wood based panels producer

     3rd November 2016 The first ground-breaking and super energy efficient Atlas Copco GA 75 Full Feature VSD+ (Variable Speed Drive) compressor to land on the African continent was supplied by Atlas Copco Compressor Technique authorised distributor, Lowveld Compressor Services, to longstanding customer, Sonae... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation Challenges The Status Quo

     1st November 2016 Challenging the status quo in the mining industry is one of the characteristics that has allowed Murray & Roberts Cementation to develop innovative technologies aimed at enhancing safety and increasing efficiencies and productivity in this sector. This often involves taking best practice... 

Ingersoll Rand Material Handling and Fluid Management Solutions for Offshore and Onshore Oilfield Environments at ADIPEC

     26th October 2016 Ingersoll Rand will showcase its safety and durability focused material handling and fluid management solutions for oil and gas operations at the stand number 12430 in Hall 12 of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, the world’s leading oil and gas exhibition and... 

Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper

     14th October 2016 A new Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper from Flexicon features stainless steel product contact surfaces finished to sanitary standards and a wash-down motor, providing a low cost means of discharging non-dusty bulk materials from drums without cross contamination. A single hydraulic... 

Increased interest in machine tools trade exhibition

By: Victor Moolman     14th October 2016 With the machine tools market having grown significantly over the past few years, exhibition specialists Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery plans to expand Machine Tools Africa by extending it from one hall at the Nasrec exhibition centre, in Johannesburg, to two halls in 2017. 

New tank series requires less installation space

     14th October 2016 Drive and control technologies specialist Bosch Rexroth introduced its TMSx hydraulic tank in September, which is particularly designed for application in rotary drives, such as hydrostatic traction, fan, generator or compressor drives in railway vehicles, where space is limited. The company... 

Portable compressor offers convenience and durability

     14th October 2016 Japanese equipment provider Hitachi Power Tools (HPT) announced the addition of the EC99S, a portable twin stack compressor, to its air compressor range in April. The company maintains that this compressor is ideal for contractors seeking a combination of convenience and durability from an air... 

Vacuum ejector modifications improve effectiveness

By: Robyn Wilkinson     14th October 2016 Pneumatics products provider SMC Pneumatics has modified its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved maximum suction flow rate, improving its overall effectiveness and functionality.  The ejector is more compact in... 

Industrial distributors adding value and support from design through to MRO

     11th October 2016 The changing face of industrial distribution The traditional perception of an industrial distributor as simply a stockist and seller of products is, in modern manufacturing terms, somewhat outdated. Today, pushed by product manufacturers and pulled by end users, distributors must add value in... 

Innovative SKF Dynamic Stabilizer Cover cuts retractable stabilizer fin box opening drag by up to 90 percent

     7th October 2016 Flexible, pneumatically operated cover system offers significant fuel savings with minimal complexity and low maintenance requirements At the SMM 2016 trade fair (Hamburg, 6-9 September), SKF launched its new SKF Dynamic Stabilizer Cover, designed to reduce drag and improve the efficiency of... 

Flexicon Opens New Office In Germany

     3rd October 2016 Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office here to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, Managing Director. "The Aschaffenburg location will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the region by... 

Chicago Pneumatic launches the toughest ever range of portable compressors – Red Rock

     30th September 2016 International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic recently launched Red Rock, its toughest ever range of portable air compressors. What makes the Red Rock range so tough is the incredibly durable polyethylene canopy that is supplied as standard on all ten models. “With the Red... 

Talisman Hire Kya Sand wins an Atlas Copco RTEX breaker!

     29th September 2016 On 14 September 2016 Atlas Copco Construction Technique handed over a RTEX handheld pneumatic breaker to Dries Fouché and Shaun Sirchia, franchise owners of Talisman Hire in Kya Sand, Johannesburg, which they won in a lucky draw during the Talisman Suppliers Day held in August 2016. The... 

FA 07 Refineries are quite sophisticated

     20th September 2016 Valve makers are increasingly targeting refineries outside of Europe. Energy efficiency is decisive for the competitiveness of refinery operators and their valve suppliers. Refineries always are in operation, and simply cannot be replaced. Traffic can only flow with their products, namely petrol... 

Sanitary Drum Tipper With Roller Conveyor

     16th September 2016 A new TIP-TITE™ Sanitary Drum Tipper allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums to downstream equipment, and rapid sanitising between changeovers.  Constructed of stainless steel and suitable for wash-down, the tipper is pneumatically powered and certified for use in areas with... 

Investments integral to effective safety

     9th September 2016 The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) notes that deeper conversations pertaining to legislation, education and safety processes are necessary to ensure that the industry advances the safety of motorists.  This is the motivation behind the SATMC’s collaboration with other... 

Manufacturer hires external company for machine cleaning

     26th August 2016 Multinational Voith Industrial Services has supplied a team of 40 employees to take over the machine cleaning responsibilities at the headquarters of compaction technology and manufacturer Bomag, in Boppard, Germany. 

High-Performance Material Handling Technologies on Display at MINExpo 2016

     19th August 2016 A broad range of advanced technologies for safer and more productive bulk handling will be on display at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, as Martin Engineering unveils new and improved component designs for conveyor belt cleaning, dust management, load containment, risk reduction and improved... 

Food and beverage companies aim to minimise project risk

     19th August 2016 In line with ELB Engineering Services’ (ELB’s) diversification strategy the Industrial Projects business line has expanded from its traditional pneumatic and fine handling capability into the food, beverage and fast moving consumer goods sector, as well as the power sector associated with... 

Chicago Pneumatic launches new mid-sized forward and reversible plate compactor

     11th August 2016 Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its range of light compaction equipment with the introduction of a new tough and fast mid-sized forward and reversible plate compactor. The MV 504 is very easy to operate and maintain, and intended for deep and medium deep compaction of granular soils. “With its... 

Correct sealing products imperative

     5th August 2016 The selection of the correct industrial sealing product in modern engineering is a critical consideration, both in the design of new equipment and in the choice of products to replace those that are no longer suitable, says industrial static sealing products manufacturer and supplier BMG gaskets... 

Parker Hannifin to showcase motion and control solutions for rail at InnoTrans 2016

     2nd August 2016 InnoTrans 2016, Messe Berlin, 20-23 September, Stand 209, Hall 10.2 2nd August 2016 - Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will be exhibiting at this year’s InnoTrans rail exhibition in Berlin. Visitors to the Parker stand will have the opportunity to see a wide... 

There’s more to history than political pacts reported by the media

By: Kelvin Kemm     29th July 2016 When history is taught in school, it is usually mainly taught as a political-type subject. In other words, it is all about  what settlement followed what war, and who was in control, and so on. In reality, history is a combination of science, economics and the associated political factors. People... 

Complete mobile on-site air, power, light, and now also pump solutions from a single source

     15th July 2016 Atlas Copco Portable Energy leads the market as a single source supplier of turnkey on-site mobile solutions with the development and extension of its pump portfolio to complement the division’s already well-established range of compressors, generators and light towers. “The shared synergies... 

Serco builds show trailer for Joburg Theatre

     11th July 2016 Joburg Theatre wanted to get more exposure for their shows by taking them to the people - especially those folk from disadvantaged backgrounds - thus allowing them easier access to theatre productions.    The aim was for audiences in remote areas and at major festive gatherings to be able to... 

Increased demand for air pollution control in power industry

     8th July 2016 Increasing pressure on manufacturers in South Africa to reduce their environmental impact has seen a strong demand for mining and bulk handling equipment supplier Tenova Takraf Africa’s air pollution control technology from the power generation industry. 

Zuma leads delegation to France to promote trade

By: Anine Kilian     4th July 2016 President Jacob Zuma will lead South African Ministers and a business delegation on an official State visit to France from July 11 to 12. The key objective for the visit would be to promote South Africa’s exports and to attract investment in the automotive, ship-building, aquaculture and energy... 

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