Pneumatics & Hydraulics


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Thor’s hammer of pneumatic knockers
November 2023, Neu Matics SA, Editor's Choice
Neu Matics acts as sole distributor for a range of internationally recognised brands, and one of these is the pneumatic knocker from singold.

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How air leak detection equipment prevents downtime
October 2023, Comtest
One of Fluke’s customers is a manufacturer that literally helps keep the wheels of commerce moving. As one of the world’s foremost aftermarket manufacturers of wheel-services equipment, the company designs, builds and markets products under trusted and distinguished brands. Many of this manufacturer’s processes rely on compressed air to run around 400 tools.

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A new electric actuator
October 2023, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC’s new EQ electric actuator controls an electric drive in the same way as a pneumatic solenoid valve and the setup is simple and easy to control.

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Moisture measurement in air and oil
October 2023, ifm - South Africa
The oil moisture sensor of the LDH series from ifm electronic measures the relative moisture in oil in the range of 0 to 100% by means of a capacitive measuring element.

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MX-System extended with two pneumatic modules
August 2023, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff has presented a completely new, holistic concept which aims to eliminated control cabinets. The basic concept aims to replace control cabinet wiring with a baseplate that allows a wide range of electronic modules to be automatically interconnected via standardised interfaces.

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Compressed air monitoring reduces power wastage
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2023, Artic Driers International
Air compressors are a major consumer of power, much of which ends up as air leaks in the factory distribution system. Energy is easily wasted by poorly performing air compressors that waste electricity and do not have rated air flow rates. Energy wastage is not sustainable and escalates production costs.

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Solutions for flow control
August 2023
Neu Matics SA specialises in the design and installation of pneumatic control systems, and the manufacture of cylinders and control panels. One of Neu Matics’ quality brands that it imports and distributes is SMS Tork.

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Why efficient filtration is critical in hydraulic systems
July 2023, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
Because filtration is the only effective defence against wear and tear when contaminants are present, it is critical that effective filter components are used.

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Getting the drop on moisture and contamination control
July 2023
Studies have shown that contaminated oils are responsible for 70 to 80% of system failures. The two primary causes are particulate and water contamination. The inclusion of in-line filtration or the installation of efficient return-line filters results in cleaner and more efficient systems.

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Cross Ocean spherical roller bearings
June 2023, Bearings International
Bearings International (BI) is the exclusive distributor in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa for all products from Cross Ocean Company (COC) of Japan. The main product lines are unitised spherical ...

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Press-fit pneumatic connectors
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview
Janatics One Touch Fittings are a range of press-fit pneumatic fittings. They are designed to provide a quick and easy connection between two pneumatic components, eliminating the need for threading and ...

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Airflow control valves
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview
Designed to control the flow of air in pneumatic systems, Janatics air line valves are used in a variety of applications such as controlling the flow of air to actuators, air tools, and air-operated ...

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Directional control valves
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview
Janatics directional control valves are available in a wide range of sizes, materials, and configurations, allowing them to be used in a variety of applications. Janatics directional control valves are ...

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Compressed air management system
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC’s next-generation compressed air management system, the AMS20/30/40/60 Series, can achieve reductions of up to 62% in compressed air consumption. The system addresses issues of energy wastage with ...

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Air preparation unit
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview
Janatics air preparation units are designed to provide clean and dry air to meet the specific requirements of pneumatic systems. Used in areas where air quality is critical, such as in medical, and ...

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Intelligent industrial bolting
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview
HYTORC consists of over 1000 trained bolting specialists to support your bolting needs in over 100 countries. HYTORC offers the latest hydraulic, electric and pneumatic bolting technology with unique ...

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Managing compressed air
March 2023, SMC Corporation South Africa
Automation and IIoT specialist SMC is actively addressing the need to reduce CO2 emissions and cut energy consumption with the release of its latest innovation, the AMS20/30/40/60 Series compressed Air ...

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Hydraulic rock drill with outstanding features
January 2023
Epiroc continues its proud reputation for setting the global industry benchmark in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality machines and equipment for mining, infrastructure and natural resources ...

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How to solve the pressure connection problem
January 2024
Quick couplings offer a quick, practical, and safe solution for the connection and disconnection of multiple parts of hydraulic circuits; coupling is carried out without the need for tools and stays sound, preventing leakage while the fluid is under residual pressure.

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Festo assists in reducing CO2 through sustainable engineering
January 2023, Festo South Africa
The key to a carbon-neutral future is to assess CO2 emissions from the product and then reduce these emissions with innovative solutions. Festo supports this process through free engineering tools. “Together ...

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