Pneumatic systems & components


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Identifying energy wastage in compressed air
Fourth Quarter 2019, Artic Driers International
Auditing is a real need and the cost savings that can be achieved are huge. What do the various components of a comprehensive air audit tell you?       Air flow testing Often older compressors deliver air ...

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Class 0 oil-free versus technically oil-free air
Fourth Quarter 2019
Oil-free compressed air is used throughout industry, where the purest compressed air quality is critical to the end product and to the processes involved – in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage sectors, ...

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Externally monitored pneumatic safety exhaust valve
Fourth Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel ...

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Ultrasonic leak detector
Fourth Quarter 2019, SKF South Africa
SKF’s TKSU 10 ultrasonic leak detector helps users to quickly find leakages in compressed air or vacuum systems. The instrument is very simple to use and features adjustable sensitivity and intuitive ...

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SMC is here to stay
Third Quarter 2019, SMC Corporation South Africa
SMC has been making its presence known in the South African market since 2015. Motion Control’s editor paid a visit to incoming general manager, Peter Findlay, to find out more about the company’s progress.

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How the latest pneumatics can reduce plant costs
Third Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Growing demand for greater functionality and capability means that the latest pneumatic components are becoming increasingly complex. Plant engineers seeking cost-effective solutions need to know the ...

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Air-operated diaphragm pumps
Third Quarter 2019, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG has been appointed by Ingersoll Rand as distributors of the ARO Pro series diaphragm pumps. ARO air-operated diaphragm pumps have been designed to pump virtually any type of liquid with ease – ranging ...

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Valve island for end of arm tooling
Third Quarter 2019, Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa
The Metal Work EB80 BOXI Valve Island, now also available with IO-Link, is a suitable candidate for end of arm tooling (EOAT).This is an integral part of robotic technology. It refers to the equipment ...

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Suction cup for sheet metal handling
Third Quarter 2019, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation has introduced the new SAX bell-shaped suction cup from Schmalz to its range of vacuum components. This is a single-piece suction cup with a vulcanised connection nipple made of reinforced ...

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Long-term equipment hire is a cost-saver
2nd Quarter 2019
A factor in favour of long-term rentals is that the mine does not have to employ skilled people specifically to service and maintain compressors or generators.

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Refrigeration compressed air dryers
2nd Quarter 2019, Artic Driers International
The R Class range of compressed air refrigeration dryers and RSXW chemical adsorption dryers have consistently low dew points, with an attractive entry price and a low cost of ownership once in operation.

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Support for new space telescope
1st Quarter 2019, Tectra Automation, Editor's Choice
Tectra Automation designed and supplied a purpose-built assembly tower to integrate and align the telescope lenses for a new space telescope, using the Bosch Rexroth range of heavy duty modular aluminium profiles and accessories.

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How to select an air motor
1st Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
To maximise the gains made available by leveraging the benefits of the simple design principle and the low number of moving parts, selecting the correct air motor for the application is paramount.

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Ready for smart manufacturing
1st Quarter 2019, Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa
Metal Work’s new EB80 is an electro-pneumatic system consisting of a solenoid valve assembly with fieldbus or multi-pin control, and modules to manage analog or digital input/output signals.

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Enhancements to Parker’s valve portfolio
1st Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin has added an expanded range of features and capabilities to its H Series ISO valve platform with flow ranging from Qn 540 to 5900 Nl/mn.

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Reduce compressed air costs
1st Quarter 2019, Artic Driers International
SUTO-iTECH Germany offers a very broad range of compressed air monitoring equipment that can monitor and display a compressed air system’s performance.

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Pneumax on track with fail-safe rail switch prototype
4th Quarter 2018, Partsworld
Pneumax has joined forces with power electronic engineering technology leaders, Battery Electric, to incorporate a fail-safe design into a uniquely assembled South African product that will ensure safe rail switching in high risk areas.

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Compressed air monitoring equipment
4th Quarter 2018, Artic Driers International
Suto-iTec in Germany offers a broad range of compressed air monitoring equipment to record data and inform operational staff about a compressed air system’s performance.

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Oil-free air for pharmaceuticals
4th Quarter 2018
Rand-Air is a leader in the rental of portable air and power solutions.

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Creating a vacuum without compressed air
4th Quarter 2018, Tectra Automation
The ECBP electrical vacuum generator from Schmalz is ideal for handling airtight and slightly porous workpieces.

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