Pneumatic systems & components


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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