Pneumatic systems & components


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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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SA-built air dryer for food and beverage
Third Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International
The SA Series of air dryer offers an ideal solution for cleaning and drying compressed air for any food and beverage operation.

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Do all wireless solutions solve real industry problems?
Third Quarter 2020, Festo South Africa, Editor's Choice
Wireless technology makes use of devices that allow us to communicate without using cables or wires and it plays a role in solving complex engineering problems. With this platform machines can communicate ...

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SMC offers services as well as components
Second Quarter 2020
Besides being a leading supplier of industrial automation components, SMC South Africa also offers value-added services. One of these is in-house control panel design and construction. This takes a labour-intensive ...

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Pneumatic and electric grippers
Second Quarter 2020, Gimatic
Gimatic is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electric grippers for industrial automation. The company specialises in the production of vacuum cups (flat and bellow), pneumatic nippers, air ...

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Complete vacuum process and industrial automation solutions
Second Quarter 2020
Berntel is introducing several new product ranges through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. These include Ober, an Italian designer and manufacturer of portable pneumatic tools, motors, ...

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Locally built compressed air dryer
Second Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International
The impact of the Covid economy on the compressed air market has left its mark. The ability of importers like Artic Driers to import equipment was severely affected due to massively increased air freight ...

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Customised containerised compressor
First Quarter 2020
When Rand-Air business development manager, Henry Fourie was faced with a dusty and demanding challenge, he needed to come up with a solution which would address the problem effectively.

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