Valves, Actuators & Pump Control


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Wireless communication and control of electro-pneumatic manifolds and IO
May 2022, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC analysed the control of manifolds-in-motion, where the physical removal of communications cables is desirable. Applications include manifolds mounted on robot gripper assemblies or rotating tables. ...

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Valves for motorised open/close functions
May 2022
The valves’ robust, self-locking linear actuator has a safety switch-off function with overload protection, a manual override and an optical position indicator.

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Abrasive Flow Solutions celebrates 1st anniversary
May 2022, News
The company specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry-related valves, and works closely with sister company, BMG.

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Actuator retrofit gives Indian airport critical performance data
April 2022
Since a reduction in downtime was of critical concern, the customer signed up to a service agreement as part of Rotork’s Lifetime Management programme.

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Rotork actuators installed at Beijing’s second international airport
February 2022
The pump room, oil tanks, oil station and landing field ground wells use the company’s actuators to operate a variety of valve types.

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Festo campaign highlights process automation solutions
February 2022, Festo South Africa
Festo aims to aid its process automation customers to thrive even during unpredictable periods, by continually analysing the value-creation chain and communicating with its customers to understand their needs.

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Silencer to help protect workers from gas process noise
February 2022, Emerson Automation Solutions
Fisher WhisperTube modal attenuator provides noise reduction in compressible fluid service to improve worker safety, with no impact to process flow.

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Flow control at US water resource recovery facility
February 2022
Rotork IQT part-turn electric actuators have been specified for use at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) in Michigan, USA.

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New sustainable technologies to couple with renewable energy production
February 2022, Neles South Africa
You may have noticed the buzz phrase, ‘Power-to-X’ in the press. It refers to hydrogen technology to store or convert surplus electricity, generated preferably from renewable energy sources.

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Automated solution for pump protection valve manufacturer
February 2022, Valve & Automation
Over 50 drawings of various components served as the basis for the automation solution developed by EWM for pump protection valve manufacturer, Schroeder Valves. All of the leading specialist’s components ...

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The ultimate control valve
January 2022, Valve & Automation, Editor's Choice
Zwick has designed its TRI-SHARK range of Triple Eccentric Valves to be used in control or throttling applications as well as for pure on/off functionality.

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Smart pumping – a new era in water management and supply
October 2021, Schneider Electric South Africa
Smart pumping can address the high cost and energy usage challenges faced by private and municipality-managed facilities.

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Schubert & Salzer and Macsteel
September 2021, Macsteel Service Centres
The demand on valves, particularly in tyre production plants, is extreme with tyre curing presses working constantly at high temperatures and pressures.

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Chinese LNG tanker fitted with ARCA anti-surge valves
September 2021, Valve & Automation
ARCA anti-surge valves avoid surging by accurately adjusting the gas circulation or blow-off flow, effectively protecting the safety of the compressor unit.

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Electrified subsea actuator for offshore production
September 2021
Bosch Rexroth has engineered the SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator as a disruptive innovation for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry. It can replace conventional hydraulic cylinders ...

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Eliminate bearing failures in TOVs
August 2021, Valve & Automation
Bearing failures are among the highest root causes of failure in triple offset valves (TOV) for tight shutoff applications. This issue is directly attributed to the need to have metal bearings with very ...

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Locally manufactured knife gate valves
August 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG and Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) play a major role in the local valves sector, through the design, distribution, supply and support of a broad range of slurry related valves.

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Protect your pump and keep it longer
July 2021, Elemental Analytics
Unexpectedly losing a pump is often an expensive or even a dangerous problem in a chemical plant.

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Locally valves manufactured for tailings pipeline
June 2021
The AFS manufacturing plant in Benoni is equipped with advanced equipment and is supported by specialists who offer dependable technical support to ensure the optimum safety, efficiency and extended service life of every system.

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New flange monoblock with shut-off valve
March 2021, WIKA Instruments
WIKA’s new monoblock with flange design integrates a shut-off valve to separate the process from the instrument side.

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