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SMC has the wides range of products, engineered to meet applications in every sector of the market. From Semiconductor to Automotive, Medical and Petroleum, SMC’s products are designed to fit your unique requirements.


Three new paramotors available for South African market

By: Victor Moolman     26th May 2017 Paramotor manufacturer Parajet has started the distribution of the Maverick, Volution 3 and Zenith paramotors as well as the Falco paratrike, in South Africa, all of which can be used for recreational flying as well as many other applications including antipoaching and aerial surveillance in... 

First orders for installation-ready knife gate valve

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Mechanical piping systems supplier Victaulic is installing the first of its Installation-Ready™ Series 795 knife gate valve in South Africa at African Rainbow Minerals’ Modikwa mine near Burgersfort in Limpopo.  

Training facility in final stages

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2017 Valve company Invincible Valves is in the final stages of completing its new training facility on-site at the company’s factory in Knights, in Germiston.  

Chicago Pneumatic adds quiet, safe and efficient electronic vibration equipment to concrete range

     9th May 2017 Chicago Pneumatic has introduced a new concept in vibration equipment to its range of concrete tools. The quiet, safe and efficient Vektor 12K electronic vibrators provide high centrifugal force (1035 lbf or 4600 N), making them suitable for use across a wide variety of high-to-low slump concrete... 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique - at the heart of customers’ sustainable productivity

     8th May 2017 While South African business, mining and industry have been under prolonged pressure caused not only by the protracted global economic downturn but also by economic, political and social difficulties on the local front, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique remains resolute in its commitment to... 

New alliance increases reach of pneumatic vibrators

By: Victor Moolman     5th May 2017 Through bearings and power transmission distributor Bearings International (BI), pneumatic and electric vibrators manufacturer OLI has released a new range of pneumatically powered centrifugal vibrators to the South African market. 

New facilities to manufacture actuators and valves

By: Victor Moolman     5th May 2017 Valve producer Afrivalve has expanded its facilities to Randburg where it will manufacture its C-Tech knife gate valves (KGV), RedRoc pinch valves and pneumatic and hydraulic actuators. 

Pneumatics specialist showcases intelligent pneumatics

     5th May 2017 At the 2017 Hannover Messe, in Germany, which took place last month, pneumatics manufacturer Aventics will show how the company’s intelligent pneumatics can anticipate system maintenance, using already available sensors and a new smart pneumatics monitor which is the company’s first Internet of... 

Chicago Pneumatic high pressure compressors support unique blast hole drilling machines in India

     10th April 2017 Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a vital role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coal fields of central India. M/s BGR Mining (P) and Infra Pvt. Ltd, one of the biggest mining contractors in Hyderabad, with a fleet of 1600... 

Testing of world’s first fuel-cell-powered train under way

By: David Oliveira     7th April 2017 Railway systems and equipment company Alstom successfully completed an 80 km/h test run of the Coradia iLint, the world’s first fuel-cell-powered passenger train, at the company’s test track in Salzgitter, Germany, last month. An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and the Czech... 

Dynapac quality secures Eastern Cape local municipality tender for distributor, Universal Equipment

     6th April 2017 Dynapac distributor in Eastern Cape Province, Universal Equipment, was awarded the tender for the supply of two Dynapac CA510 Soil Rollers with compaction meter technology, to Lukhanji Local Municipality in Queenstown. Universal Equipment Managing Director, Riaan Claassen, attributes the... 

Safeguard Against Costly Condensation

     5th April 2017 In today’s manufacturing environment, compressed air is an essential power source and therefore its quality requirements are vital. Even when meeting operational requirements, air moving through pipelines can lay down more moisture through condensation than what is acceptable, causing costly... 

Sanitary Tilt-Down Flexible Screw Conveyor Cleans Rapidly, Rolls Through Doorways

     3rd April 2017 New from Flexicon is a Sanitary Flexible Screw Conveyor that can be tilted down and rolled to serve multiple functions.  Using a manual jack screw, the support boom and conveyor can be raised for discharging into vessels or other process equipment.  Fully lowered, it can be rolled through... 

C-Tech – The Game Changer That Continues To Impress

     31st March 2017 Afrivalve exceeded expectations with their robust C-Tech Knife Gate valve in 2016. The C-Tech Knife Gate valves, manufactured at eDART Surry Valve’s manufacturing facilities in Jet Park, Gauteng, range in sizes from DN100-DN800. The DN750 size has proved extremely popular, with Afrivalve... 

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... 

C-Tech – The Game Changer That Continues To Impress

     28th November 2016 Afrivalve exceeded expectations with their robust C-Tech Knife Gate valve in 2016. The C-Tech Knife Gate valves, manufactured at eDART Surry Valve’s manufacturing facilities in Jet Park, Gauteng, range in sizes from DN100-DN800. The DN750 size has proved extremely popular, with Afrivalve... 

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... 

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