Pneumatic systems & components
A force to be reckoned with
1st Quarter 2016, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)
Motion Control’s editor, Kim Roberts, and Instrumentation & Control editor, Steven Meyer, paid a visit to SMC Pneumatic's brand new offices in Midrand.
Vacuum handling systems for bus manufacture
1st Quarter 2016, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation recently supplied two Schmalz vacuum handling systems to Iveco South Africa’s bus manufacturing facility in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The handling systems will lift and transport the roof and
Variable speed compressor for BAT Kenya
1st Quarter 2016, Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand recently supplied British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya with an oil-free rotary screw compressor through its Kenyan distributor, Car & General. The compressor will supply compressed air
Miniature latching solenoid valves
1st Quarter 2016, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
Parker has unveiled its Latching-X (LX) valve series. This is a miniature latching pneumatic solenoid valve used typically for air and oxygen delivery. Intended for applications in the medical and life
The state of pneumatic connection technology
1st Quarter 2016, Festo
Festo South Africa’s business development manager, Russell Schwulst discusses the current trends in fittings and tubing.
Ingersoll Rand commitment to Majuba
4th Quarter 2015, Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand is playing a pivotal role in ensuring that Eskom’s Majuba plant in Mpumalanga has sufficient compressed air to ensure continuous operation. Majuba is the power utility’s second largest
Bespoke pneumatic rotary actuators
4th Quarter 2015, Mitech Control Valves
Mitech offers bespoke pneumatic rotary actuators for maximum reliability in moving, regulating and control applications in the industrial plant and power generation sectors. The locally designed and manufactured
SMC redesigns its air preparation modular units
4th Quarter 2015, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)
SMC has redesigned its AC series of air preparation modular units. This is part of the company’s ongoing investment into research and development to refine and improve the performance and functionality
Advanced valve engineering
3rd Quarter 2015, Tectra Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick
Tectra Automation’s new generation range of pneumatic valves from Aventics sets new standards in compactness, lightness and advanced safety features.
Air motors with patented vane-exchange system
3rd Quarter 2015
Featuring a particularly attractive price-to-performance ratio, Deprag’s Basic Line air motor with a power range from 200 W to 1,2 kW is a cost-effective option for uncomplicated production areas. This
New economical solenoid valves
3rd Quarter 2015, Pneumax SA
Pneumax has added the new cost-effective Eco 22 solenoid valve to its product offering. Available with 32 mm and 64 mm ports in 3/2, 5/2 and 5/3 versions, this new Italian-made series of valves comes
Pneumatics for fluid dosing
3rd Quarter 2015, Hydramatics Control Equipment
Three technologies have dominated industrial automation since the ‘70s: pneumatics, electromechanics and hydraulics. The choice of the right technology is guided by parameters such as performance, cost,
SMC Pneumatics steps up a gear with Renault
3rd Quarter 2015, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)
LEF actuators reduce production times and save space.
Streamlined production line for BMW
3rd Quarter 2015, Ingersoll Rand
By replacing its older and larger plant air compressors with two smaller Ingersoll Rand Centac C400 centrifugal air compressors at its Rosslyn manufacturing plant, BMW South Africa will potentially save
Pneumatics on steroids
2nd Quarter 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick
Motion Control’s editor spoke to Monty Jasper, corporate vice president for safety and engineering at Cedar Fair, about the engineering behind the Power Tower.
In search of a suitable pneumatic drive
2nd Quarter 2015, Dowson & Dobson Industrial, This Week's Editor's Pick
How to avoid design errors and save money
Upgraded compressors deliver enhanced value
2nd Quarter 2015, Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand, a specialist in compressed air systems, has introduced two new series in its range of R-Series compressors, bringing modernisation and enhanced value to the company’s compressed air solutions.
Pneumatic or electric – the answer is hybrid
2nd Quarter 2015, Festo
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
Hi-tech pneumatic impactor for CSIR
2nd Quarter 2015, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation designed and constructed a pneumatic impactor for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Capable of firing a cylindrical bar up to 50 metres per second,
Mini slides with pneumatic cushioning
2nd Quarter 2015, Tectra Automation
Aventics is the first manufacturer to supply mini slides with maintenance-friendly pneumatic cushioning. The MSC is a universal handling component for all handling tasks, including pick-and-place applications.
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