Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Simple customisation can make all the difference
February 2016, SMC Pneumatics South Africa
SMC Pneumatics has come to the rescue of many smaller manufacturers who are unable to afford the large R&D costs often associated with customising a control system.
The company calls it ‘Simple Specials’.
SMC Pneumatics eyes market share
November 2015, SMC Pneumatics South Africa
Established in Tokyo in 1959, SMC began life as a supplier of basic pneumatic and filtration equipment. Today the company has evolved into a sophisticated provider of complete automation systems, currently
Pneumatics for food and beverage applications
Satisfaction can only be achieved through a clear understanding of customer requirements.
Pneumatic or electric – the answer is hybrid
November 2015, Festo
There are various schools of thought when deciding between the use of pneumatic or electric technology for automation. Festo’s business development manager, Russell Schwulst, suggests a sensible mixture
BMG introduces Eaton Winner braided hydraulic hoses
November 2015, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
“Extreme care must be taken in the correct selection, installation and maintenance of matched components in any hydraulic system, because hose assemblies can be highly dangerous if misapplied or inadequate
Vortex tubes and enclosure coolers
September 2015, Coolsense
A vortex tube is a device that can take normal compressed air and convert it into two air streams, one hot and the other cold.
The cold air can be adjusted down to -45°C, and the hot side up to 120°C.
Pneumax introduces economical solenoid valves
August 2015, Pneumax Southern Africa
Pneumax Southern Africa has added the new cost-effective Italian made Eco 22 solenoid valve to its product offering.
Available in 1/8” and 1/4” ports in 3/2, 5/2 and 5/3 versions, this new series of
Pneumatics on steroids
You see four steel towers rising 100 metres into the sky. Two towers are Space Shot rides that rocket you 80 metres up to the top at an incredible speed; or you start at the top, where the other two Turbo
New piston pump for oil and fluid grease lubrication
May 2015, SKF South Africa
SKF has introduced the pneumatically-driven PPS30 piston pump for small- to medium-sized oil and fluid grease lubrication applications up to NLGI 00 and 000. Featuring a compact, modern industrial design,
Meter for compressed air consumption
May 2015, ifm Electronic RSA
The efector Metris compressed air consumption meter from ifm electronic allows compressed air users to keep a tally of exactly how much this expensive resource is being used or wasted. It is a low cost
Flo-tech hydraulic diagnostic products
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2015, Hydrasales
Flo-tech is a leading brand of portable testers and turbines for hydraulic fluids. Flo-tech began in 1961 with the introduction of its first generation PFM portable tester. Over the years, the Flo-tech
Pressure transmitters for mobile machine applications
April 2015, ifm Electronic RSA
The new PU type pressure transmitters from ifm electronic are easy and quick to connect and have a short response time of 2 ms. The units feature a resistant welded stainless steel housing, a measurement
A new way of thinking about nitrogen supply
February 2015, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
Parker domnick hunter introduces advanced nitrogen generator series for increased productivity, sustainability and profitability.
Parker GlobalCore high performance hydraulic hose solution
February 2015, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
Five hoses two fittings series cover the critical working pressure range where customers operate.
Specialised vacuum technology for the chemical sector
February 2015, Tectra Automation
Global vacuum technology specialist Schmalz has developed vacuum handling systems for use in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. The Jumbo Vacuum Tube Lifter, with a focus on solutions for use in
Evolution of the MRO industry landscape
November 2014, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
The changing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market demands a new breed of support where knowledge and service are as important as product.
Valves at high sea
November 2014, Festo
Festo supplies pneumatic valves for a variety of marine applications.
BMG Hydraulics supplies hydraulic electrode control system
November 2014, BMG Hydraulics
BMG Hydraulics recently completed the design and manufacture of a new hydraulic control system for precise furnace functions, including temperature control, required during the production of ferrochrome.
Bosch Rexroth adds precision to iron smelting
November 2014, Hytec (Afripower)
Bosch Rexroth was contracted by Wooding Industrial Corporation in the USA to supply the hydraulic components for a rotating material distributor for enhanced iron smelting capabilities within a blast
Festo demonstrates bionic kangaroo
August 2014, Festo
Mobile pneumatics recover, store and efficiently reuse potential energy.
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