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Thor’s hammer of pneumatic knockers
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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Anti-surge valves
Anti-surge valves meet the most stringent requirements, and in the event of a disturbance must open lightning fast, with precise positioning and absolute reliability. One of the world’s leading compressor manufacturers selected Arca anti-surge valves for its compressor stations at a steel mill in Taiwan.

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Sun carries the load
When valuable lives are hoisted in the air, reliable load holding technology is at its utmost importance. That’s why you can count on Sun’s excellent load holding cartridge valves.

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Latest articles

The time is now to implement a motor management strategy
Schneider Electric South Africa, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Motor management plays an all-important role in controlling motor energy costs in various industries, segments and applications. Research and practical experience have consistently shown that effective motor management practices can result in significant energy savings, reduced operational costs, and improved overall system reliability.
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Drive solution for stacker reclaimer
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Hägglunds Drives South Africa recently completed a retrofit project on the bucket wheel of a stacker reclaimer at Richards Bay Coal Terminal. The project entailed replacing a gearbox drive solution with a direct drive solution from Hägglunds Drives SA.
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I-MAK shifts gear with successful roadshow
Bearings International, News & events

In a strategic move to fortify its presence in South Africa, I-MAK, a premium brand under the umbrella of Bearings International (BI), recently embarked on a very successful countrywide roadshow.
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Oil-free beer and wine processing
Pneumatic systems & components, Hydraulic systems & components

The food and beverage industry depends on superior quality, 100% oil-free compressed air to eliminate the presence of unwanted oil vapour throughout the production line.
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Machine Tools Africa exhibition
News & events

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec.
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Energy management system for electrohydrostatic actuation systems
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In the machine manufacturing industry, more drive systems are being converted from servo-hydraulic throttle to electrohydrostatic actuation systems. The four-quadrant capability of the electrohydrostatic pump unit and servo drive used in this technology, in combination with the new Moog energy management system, allows regenerative power flows generated during braking or pressure relief to be stored and reused.
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ABB and Gravitricity to collaborate on energy storage systems
News & events

ABB has signed an agreement with UK-based gravity energy storage firm Gravitricity to explore how hoist expertise and technologies can accelerate the development and implementation of gravity energy storage systems in former mines.
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SAFPA: From the President's desk
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), News & events

Reflecting back on 2023, it was a busy year for the SAFPA committee.
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Execution of the massive Azmet Reactor project DRC
Editor's Choice, News & events

The Azmet Reactor project, a collaborative effort led by Viva Engineering, involved fabricating six massive reactors that were over three stories high in Gauteng, and then transporting these more than 2500 kilometres to a mine in the DRC - where all 3265 parts fitted perfectly, with not even one of the 26 900 bolts out of place. This was a massive achievement.
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WEG partners with Panaco in the DRC
Zest WEG Group Africa, Editor's Choice, News & events

The strengthened presence of WEG in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), through its strategic alliance with ts value-added reseller (VAR) Panaco, has proved to be highly successful.
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Hydraulic connectors with residual pressure
Editor's Choice, Hydraulic systems & components

Hydraulic connections are vital in both outdoor and indoor industrial machinery. However, the hydraulics lines frequently require connecting and disconnecting for maintenance or changeover. The goal is to enable quick, easy swaps to enhance machine flexibility and productivity.
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Approaches to wire rope lubrication
Other technologies

The approaches to wire rope lubrication have shifted in recent years, largely due to important technological advances to improve the application and performance of lubrication products for wire ropes. Locally, Lubrication Engineers has been at the forefront of these advancements.
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Field reference handbook for instrumentation and process control
News & events

This book contains useful practical information that can be used in the instrumentation and process control area, regardless of academic level.
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Automation solutions for underground material handling on mines
Other technologies

Deep Automation is Epiroc’s cutting-edge set of automation systems and applications, used to orchestrate loaders and trucks in underground mining operations.
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Condition monitoring for critical hydraulic equipment
Hydrasales, Hydraulic systems & components

Systems maintenance personnel often classify equipment as critical, based solely on its value. Instead, critical equipment should be determined by its importance to the operation and the objectives of the organisation.
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Industrial gear units for lifting drives in mining
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG has launched a new range of Nord industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector. Lifting applications place great demands ...
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Lube tip: thermal failure in lubricants
WearCheck, a division of Synerlytic Services , Other technologies

One of the most common causes of thermal failure in hydraulic fluids and some lubricating oils relates to aeration.
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Magnetic bearings
SKF South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

SKF’s magnetic bearings, which can rotate at up to 50 000 rpm, are now playing a key role in reducing CO2 emissions across a range of industrial applications, including compressors. The company’s magnetic ...
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