Pneumatics & Hydraulics


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RS adds self-adjusting double-acting air cylinders
December 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has expanded its offering from factory automation manufacturer Festo to include new double-acting pneumatic cylinders in the DSBC product range. Aimed at both machine builders and maintenance ...

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Parker enhances H Series ISO valve portfolio
September 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has added an expanded range of features and capabilities to its H Series ISO valve platform as part of its global focus on factory automation. Designed with a new universal manifold, the ...

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SMC is here to stay
August 2019, SMC Corporation South Africa
   Kim Roberts [KR]: How does SMC SA fit into SMC’s global vision and strategy?    Peter Findlay [PF]: SMC entered the South African market directly in 2015 as a subsidiary of SMC UK, and in turn as a subsidiary ...

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How the latest pneumatics can reduce plant costs
August 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
The implementation of predictive maintenance has become a high-held ambition for many modern plants, a strategy that avoids the costs of both reactive and scheduled preventative maintenance by only deploying maintenance routines exactly when needed; namely, shortly before a pneumatic component is predicted to fail.

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Boltight hydraulic bolt tightening from BMG
August 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, ...

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Robotics meets artificial intelligence
June 2019, Festo
Whether its grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing – in everyday life, we use our hands as a matter of course for the most diverse tasks. In that regard, the human hand, with its unique ...

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Parker Hannifin introduces couplings for quick and easy installation
May 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin now offers quick connection couplings for its NSA series, notable for features including their low weight. NSA couplings are available in nickel-plated brass or stainless steel, while ...

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VUVS-LT Poppet Valve
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Festo
Frequently used in different locations and exposed places, the VUVS-LT Poppet Valve can take a lot – all without losing its good looks. Simple on the outside, sturdy on the inside, it is the ideal combination ...

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Optimum hydraulic performance through cost effective filtration solutions
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Hydrasales
Maintenance personnel have to facilitate optimum hydraulic system performance through their programmes, hence the incorporation of oil cleanliness checks, or oil contamination monitoring should not be ...

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The advantages of rolled vs. cut threads for fluid system instrumentation fittings
March 2019, Fluid Systems Africa
A new level in leak tightness from Fluid Systems Africa.

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Ready for smart manufacturing
March 2019, Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa
Metal Work's new EB80 is an electro-pneumatic system consisting of a solenoid valve assembly with fieldbus or multi-pin control, and modules to manage analog or digital input/output signals. It can accommodate ...

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Ham-Let moves into the future with smart valves
December 2018, Fluid Systems Africa
The Ham-Let Group has manufactured high-quality instrumentation valves, fittings and auxiliary products for fluid systems in a variety of markets since 1950, and has now launched its first smart valve ...

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Intelligent valve sensor for pneumatic applications
December 2018, ifm - South Africa
The intelligent valve sensor for pneumatic quarter-turn actuators from ifm electronic features 360° position monitoring to allow precise and continuous scrutiny of the valve condition. Problems such as ...

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BMG fluid technology services
November 2018, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s fluid technology services include solutions for hydraulics and pneumatics, lubrication, fuel and industrial filtration systems, hydraulic hose and fittings, as well as instrumentation, pumps and ...

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Vacuum generator operates without compressed air
October 2018, Tectra Automation
The electrical vacuum generator ECBP from J. Schmalz is ideal for handling airtight and slightly porous workpieces. It features an integrated speed control, which regulates the power of the pump to suit ...

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Connected hydraulics: ready for Industry 4.0
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Hytec South Africa
Prejudices last for a long time, even when reality has long since disproved them. One of these prejudices is that hydraulics have no place in Industry 4.0 because they are not intelligent – but they have ...

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Suction cup for optimal sheet metal handling
July 2018, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation has introduced the new SAX bell-shaped suction cup from Schmalz to its range of vacuum components. This is a single-piece suction cup with a vulcanised connection nipple made of reinforced ...

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A unique compressed air dryer
June 2018, Artic Driers
The design of any air dryer is critical to its life span, with many, especially the smaller types for air compressors with capacities from 0,38 to 1,5 m³/min built to a price. There are a number of components ...

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Parker’s new GLF iprotect low pressure filters score on efficiency
June 2018, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has introduced the GLF iprotect series, a new generation of low pressure filters. As with Parker’s proven high and medium pressure types, the innovative and environmentally friendly design ...

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Pressure transmitters for hydraulic systems
May 2018, Turck Banner
Turck has extended its line of PT2000 pressure transmitters with the release of a variant for use in hydraulic systems. “With a list of features that includes an SAE fitting, stainless cell, gel filled ...

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