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Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Parker Hannifin releases high-performance PU-cover rubber hoses
June 2016, Parker Hannifin (Africa)

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new high-performance PU-cover rubber hose range for low and medium pressure applications. For the new PU-cover hose range 462PU, 692PU and 837PU-Plus, Parker has employed ...

SMC offers flexible solutions through its SY series
May 2016, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

As part of its continuous pursuit for innovation, efficiencies and cost reduction, SMC Pneumatics has announced that select series’ and products will be manufactured in-house from July this year. One ...

Parker’s press control series offers new ­opportunities
May 2016, Parker Hannifin (Africa)

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new generation of press control manifolds. The PPCC series with pilot operated directional control valves offers a compact control manifold concept with a modular design ...

Eskom extends the use of ­Intergraph ­SmartPlant ­solutions
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016

Eskom has broadened the use of Intergraph SmartPlant solutions to improve its engineering design and maintenance capabilities. The extended five-year contract adds SmartPlant Fusion, SmartPlant Isometrics, ...

Lowering dew point to protect automation equipment
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

Failure to remove water vapour from factory air can quickly ­become a costly maintenance headache.

VUVS from Festo: economically priced, sturdy and powerful
April 2016, Festo

The sturdy valves VUVS, part of the VS series from Festo, are industry-standard individual valves that can be used for almost any application. With these valves, Festo fulfils all the demands made on ...

RS Components boosts pneumatics portfolio with latest innovations from SMC
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016, RS Components SA

RS Components has expanded its Pneumatics, Hydraulics & Power Transmission portfolio by adding the latest innovations from SMC Pneumatics. The rapid pace of new product introductions by SMC has added ...

SMC’s energy efficient regulators deliver savings
March 2016, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

SMC has launched two regulators, the basic IR#200-A and precision IR#000-A that feature a new internal bleeding structure, which almost doubles the flow rate and eliminates the fix throttle. The result ...

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
November 2015

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
May 2015

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 ...

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