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Eight years of excellence
3rd Quarter 2014, SEW-Eurodrive

Now in its eighth year, the PneuDrive Challenge is going from strength to strength, with UJ, Stellenbosch, NWU, NMMU, TUT and Wits universities participating. Motion Control spoke to some members of the ...

Hoses for utility maintenance and yellow metal vehicles
3rd Quarter 2014, Genflex, Hydraulic systems & components

Genflex Hydraulics is able to supply hoses and cylinders for utility maintenance vehicles (UMVs) used for railway maintenance, as well as hydraulic fittings for yellow metal machinery across various sectors ...

Siemens grows its business through strategic partners
3rd Quarter 2014, Siemens Industry Automation & Drives Technologies

In the first annual Siemens partner golf day, Siemens’ strategic partners from all over Africa were treated to a day of golf at the Serengeti Golf Estate outside Johannesburg. Part of the proceedings ...

Premier Valves acquired by AVK
3rd Quarter 2014

A majority stake in South Africa’s Premier Valves Group (PVG) has been acquired by Denmark’s AVK, one of the world’s leading valve manufacturers. The R100 million investment will see AVK South Africa ...

Pirtek sponsors fluid power skills training
3rd Quarter 2014

Sparrow FET College based in Sophiatown has launched a new MERSETA accredited qualification. The college has made a name for itself by offering skills training in partnership with industry, and has now ...

Baldwin Filters on the move
3rd Quarter 2014

Baldwin Filters has recently relocated and upgraded its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Cape Town. As part of the relocation, the company has also taken the opportunity to upgrade both the ...

Festo Didactic training: September to November
3rd Quarter 2014, Festo

The following courses are available from Festo Didactic:    Pneumatics (1) Basic PN111:    Johannesburg: 17-19 September 2014, 15-17 October 2014, 12-14 November 2014    Cape Town: 19-21 November 2014 Port ...

Hydromobile training
3rd Quarter 2014, Hydromobile S.A.

Hydromobile’s popular hydraulics training course gives students a good general understanding of hydraulic system design and valve applications. The following topics are covered:    Day One: Explanation ...

3rd Quarter 2014


Zest WEG celebrates 20 years in Cape Town
3rd Quarter 2014, ZEST WEG Group

Zest WEG Group first established a small office in Cape Town 20 years ago to cater for local customers who require fast turnaround times on the supply of electric motors. Today, this thriving business ...

The Jim Pinto Column: Big data and the demise of the traditional IT department
3rd Quarter 2014

Demise of the traditional IT department Information technology (IT) has been a dominating influence in many large manufacturing and process automation companies dating back to the 1970s, the age of mainframes ...

Bosch Rexroth to acquire 50% of Hytec
3rd Quarter 2014

Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire a 50% share in its sales partner Hytec Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group, subject to regulatory approval. Hytec Holdings generated sales of almost ...

Opportunity knocks in the hydraulic hose industry
3rd Quarter 2014, Genflex

Over the last 25 years, Genflex Hydraulics has grown into a major supplier of hydraulic hoses and fittings. The company now wishes to expand its outlets by allowing suitable entrepreneurs to participate ...

Hydraulic training for Inergy automotive plants
3rd Quarter 2014, Festo

Festo Germany recently created an international training partnership with Inergy Automotive. A number of English-speaking countries were selected as pilot countries to start hydraulics training sessions, ...

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