Pneumatic systems & components


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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, SMC Corporation South Africa
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, SMC Corporation South Africa
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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Pneumatic and hydraulic solutions
First Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice
Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its extensive range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. Acquired in 2014 as a complementary company to pneumatic ...

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Sonic imager for leak detection
First Quarter 2020, Comtest
Fluke’s new ii900 is a handheld sonic industrial imager that enables maintenance teams to quickly and accurately locate air, steam, gas and vacuum leaks in compressed air systems. The straightforward, ...

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Proximity sensors for pneumatic and electronic actuation
First Quarter 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new family of proximity sensors for use with pneumatic or electric actuators in a wide range of automation and motion control applications. P8S magnetic cylinder sensors ...

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Enhancements to Parker’s valve portfolio
First Quarter 2020, 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. Designed with a new universal manifold, the H Series ...

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Compressed air management made easy
First Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International, Editor's Choice
Compressed air management is an expensive form of energy. A 160 kW air compressor working 24/7/365 costs over R1,25 million a year to operate. It is essential to know the compressed air consumption in ...

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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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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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