Pneumatics & Hydraulics


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Hydraulics for Industry 4.0
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016
The fusion of the physical world of production and the virtual world of information technology into Industry 4.0 is becoming increasingly important. The requirements are clearly defined: decentralised ...

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Yokogawa releases the EJXC40A digital remote sensor
July 2016, Yokogawa South Africa
A new differential pressure transmitter for the measurement of liquid levels in large tanks.

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Innovative new valve manifold
July 2016, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC Pneumatics South Africa has announced that the innovative SY series of valve manifolds will be assembled in-house at the company’s new production facility in Midrand.

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SMC introduces 4-axis step motor controller
July 2016, SMC Corporation South Africa
Through listening to and responding to its customers’ ever-changing needs, SMC Pneumatics has introduced the JXC83 controller, which can control up to four electric actuators simultaneously for single ...

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SMC meets market demand with long-life angle seat valve
July 2016, SMC Corporation South Africa
As a supplier for all customer needs, SMC Pneumatics recognised a need for the expansion of its fluid control range by means of its recently launched VXB series. The VXB is an angle seat valve for air, ...

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New cost effective timed compressed air condensate drain
July 2016, Artic Driers
The new ½" bsp gear driven ball valve is controlled by a 24 hour timer system that controls the closed and open times via a simple interface. Supply voltage is either 110 or 220 VAC. The 16 bar rated ...

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Parker Hannifin releases high-performance PU-cover rubber hoses
June 2016, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
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 ...

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SMC offers flexible solutions through its SY series
May 2016, SMC Corporation 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 ...

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Parker’s press control series offers new ­opportunities
May 2016, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
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 ...

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

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Lowering dew point to protect automation equipment
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016, SMC Corporation South Africa
Failure to remove water vapour from factory air can quickly ­become a costly maintenance headache.

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

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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 ...

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SMC’s energy efficient regulators deliver savings
March 2016, SMC Corporation 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 ...

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Simple customisation can make all the difference
February 2016, SMC Corporation 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’. ...

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SMC Pneumatics eyes market share
November 2015, SMC Corporation 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 ...

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Pneumatics for food and beverage applications
November 2015
Satisfaction can only be achieved through a clear understanding of customer requirements.

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Pneumatic or electric – the answer is hybrid
November 2015, Festo South Africa
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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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