Pneumatics & Hydraulics


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Linear and rotary pneumatic actuators
October 2003
SMC's standard type linear positioner, series IP200, is suitable for remote positioning or stroke regulation of dose units, pumps, gears, drives, velocities, proportional apertures of valves and many ...

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Guided pneumatic drives replace user-fabricated solutions
October 2003, Festo South Africa, Training & Education
The DFM modular pneumatic drive system and the small, rodless DGC pneumatic drive from Festo both replace elaborate user-fabricated solutions and save space. With features including a maximum speed of ...

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Clean design - the new look in pneumatics
August 2003, Festo South Africa
180 kindergarten children fall ill after eating noodles with ham, 13 000 Japanese are admitted to hospital with food-poisoning symptoms owing to a lack of hygiene in a dairy - events that have made the ...

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Control systems department hits half century
May 2003, Festo South Africa
Every facet of Festo's products and services is continually measured to comply with ISO standards

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Pneumatic cylinders keep bottling plants safe
May 2003
French manufacturer of gas cylinder filling installations, Siraga, has standardised on BoschRexroth technology, available in South Africa exclusively through Tectra Automation, as its pneumatic components ...

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R4-million non-destructive testing solution generates strong international interest
May 2003, Festo South Africa, Products
A R4-million non-destructive testing (NDT) solution developed in South Africa as an affordable option to European alternatives has drawn significant interest from around the world within weeks of completion. Believed ...

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Reliable pressure switches for hydraulic and pneumatic applications
January 2003
A new range of reliable and maintenance-free, electronic pressure switches has been introduced by IFM Electronic for use in hydraulic and pneumatic applications. The type PN meet IP 67 requirements and ...

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Two-year product warranty for instrumentation products
November 2002, Protea Automation Solutions
For close on 50 years Fairchild has been a leading authority in the manufacture of high-quality precision pneumatic, electropneumatic controls and power transmission products. Its growth stems from the ...

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High performance valve island
October 2002, Ernest Lowe (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
Ernest Lowe, sole distributors of Norgren pneumatics components and automation systems, now offer the latest compact, lightweight, high-flow pneumatic valve island on the market. Said to boast the ...

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Sizing of hydraulic tubing
October 2002
When determining tubing sizes one must always use the flow rate that is going to be transmitted in the tubing for calculating diameters. Do not use the pump inlet and outlet ports as a guide to determine ...

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Easy-to-clean valve terminal
August 2002, Festo South Africa
Today, pneumatic cylinders are available to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food and packaging industries. Taking this a step further is the new Clean Design valve terminal (Type CDVI) ...

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Pneumatic and electro-pneumatic positioners
August 2002, Spirax Sarco South Africa
The locally designed and manufactured range of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic positioners from Mitech are suitable for up to 1 MPa supply, offering both double acting and single acting modes. Three ...

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Effective, easy-to-use linear positioners
May 2002
Damper control, gate valve positioning, process control via linear actuators or linear actuated valves or any other linear position control can be easily and accurately achieved with the IP200 series ...

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Robust pneumatic rotary actuators
May 2002
Mitech's locally designed and manufactured pneumatic rotary actuators feature square drives allowing them to be mounted perpendicular to, or in-line with, the pipe work. Their modular springpacks permit ...

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Industrial electro-pneumatic control
May 2002
For close to 50 years, Fairchild has been a leading authority for the manufacture of high quality pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. Their growth stems from the developing technology in four main ...

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Gateway type serial transmission system
October 2001
Reduced wiring and fieldbus communication systems from SMC are now a very powerful and user-friendly way of installing valve bank islands for all pneumatic applications. The gateway unit has the option ...

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High-torque rotary actuators
October 2001
Certain applications in the oil and gas and mining industries utilise very large rotary valves that require powerful actuators to provide the high torques necessary to operate the valves. The new 'mega ...

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Hydraulic and pneumatic couplings and accessories
May 2001
The Staubli quick-coupling range came about, and is in constant development in the context of partnership with industrial users, to cover all industrial applications.    Examples include:    * Standard applications ...

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Pneumatic grippers expand application areas
April 2001
The introduction of new precision parallel grippers Type HGPP and micro-angle grippers Type HGWM have expanded Festo's range of grippers and its modular handling and assembly technology system. These ...

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Over 2000 suction gripper variants for vacuum technology
March 2001
Festo's systematic approach to vacuum technology has resulted in a modular development that offers over 2000 possible vacuum gripper combinations for applications requiring the delicate handling of parts ...

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