Pneumatic systems & components


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Oil-free air for petrochemical pipelines
Fourth Quarter 2021
Rand-Air recently took a bold decision which has changed the way its customers – and Rand Air – will approach future hires. Working in the petrochemical sector requires critical attention to detail, with ...

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How to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice
Understand how this challenge creates opportunities It is important to consider how insights from data can help end-users react to real-time events or even predict the future. For example, the Emerson ...

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New energy efficient, compact compressor range
Third Quarter 2021
CompAir has launched a new series of energy-efficient oil-lubricated, rotary screw compressors, offering best-in-class performance in a compact design. Part of the CompAir L-Series range, the new compressors ...

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Use compressed air efficiently
Third Quarter 2021, Artic Driers International
With air compressors being one of the bigger consumers of energy in many plants, it pays to keep tight control of compressor station power costs. Focus points include:    • Compressor performance testing. • ...

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Digital transformation: how to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions
For end-users responsible for maintaining machines and keeping them running, the path is clear. An IIoT system provides data from the machine, ensuring its systems or components are working within their ...

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Five reasons why smart pneumatics boosts packaging performance
Third Quarter 2021, Emerson Automation Solutions
The intelligence built into smart pneumatic components unlocks valuable machine data that can transform operations. OEMs and end-users can know more about the performance of their machines and packaging ...

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Compressed air purity analyser
Second Quarter 2021, Artic Driers International
Compressed air treatment using filters and dryers is an effective barrier to airline contamination. Until recently, auditing the compressed air quality in a system was difficult, but clients and professional ...

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Critical compressed air on platinum mine
Second Quarter 2021
The mining industry is a vital cog in the economic workings of South Africa, in particular platinum mines, of which the country has significant reserves, that are among the largest worldwide. Yet, if ...

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Tectra Automation contracted for PG Bison’s MFB press upgrade
Second Quarter 2021, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation has provided all the pneumatic and vacuum equipment required for the installation and commissioning of PG Bison’s sixth melamine-faced board (MFB) press. The press, which came online ...

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Festo at the heart of absolute automation
Second Quarter 2021, Festo
Festo is renowned as one of the leading pneumatic automation suppliers. Over the years, the company has also set the pace in both Process and Electric Automation. This is backed by its proven record of ...

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Highly flexible pick and place with digitised pneumatics from Festo
First Quarter 2021, Festo
A wide range of products, functions and complete solution packages are integrated into the Festo Motion Terminal. One of these products is Motion Apps, which heralds a new Industry 4.0 era. Motion Apps ...

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Smart positioners of the future
First Quarter 2021
SMC’s new range of smart positioners was designed to pair perfectly with a variety of process control valves and actuators.

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Locally built air dryers for hospitals
Fourth Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International
Artic Driers recently partnered with an NGO (non-governmental organisation) called Save-P to develop a locally designed compressed air dryer and filter bank providing breathing-quality air for hospitals ...

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Efficient pneumatic performance with multifunctional sensor
Fourth Quarter 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation’s recently introduced multifunctional FTMg (flow thermal meter for gases) flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages well before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered ...

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Festo Motion Terminal VTEM bolsters productivity
28 September 2020, Festo
The world’s first valve to be controlled by apps.

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SMC launches wireless valve bank in SA
1 September 2020
In response to customer demand for a reliable communication system, which could limit the number of cables needed to communicate between multiple valve banks/field sensors and a PLC, a wireless communication ...

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The role of hydraulics and pneumatics in smart mining technologies
Third Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice
A Bosch Rexroth South Africa perspective.

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Quick, easy leak detection
Third Quarter 2020, SKF South Africa
Compressed air production is an integral part of manufacturing plants but it is also one of the largest energy consumers. Air leaks amplify the load on a compressor, leading to higher electricity consumption ...

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Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future
Third Quarter 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice
As manufacturing continues its rapid journey to digitalisation, one must ask, what will become of conventional technologies? Take pneumatics for example, which remains based on the age old principle of ...

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