Pneumatic systems & components


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One concept, four designs of rodless thrust cylinders
Third Quarter 2007, Tectra Automation
At the Hanover Fair 2007 Rexroth presented a new generation of rodless cylinders which incorporate an oval piston and the company's Easy-2-Combine mechanical connection system. The new RTC (rodless thrust ...

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Proportional control muscles out cylinders
Second Quarter 2007, Festo South Africa
By combining elements of its pneumatic proportional technology in a ready-to-install solution, Festo has overcome the problem of unevenly wound fabric, plastic and paper webs. Edges can be easily adjusted ...

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Vacuum generators - the answer to greater efficiency
First Quarter 2007, Festo South Africa
Pneumatics specialist Festo is breaking new ground with solutions for efficient vacuum generation. Significant savings can be made when it comes to vacuum generation by using a decentralised solution. ...

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Pneumatic diaphragm actuators
First Quarter 2007
The Spirax-Mitech PN9000 series pneumatic diaphragm actuators are a compact range of linear actuators that are available in three diaphragm sizes for matching the requirements of valves at various differential ...

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Large range of pneumatic products for numerous applications
Fourth Quarter 2006
Applied Pneumatics is the authorised distributor in sub-Sahara Africa for the Enidine (an IMC Company) range of energy absorption and vibration isolation products specifically designed for general industry, ...

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Pneumatic piston actuators
Fourth Quarter 2006
The Spirax-Mitech pneumatic piston actuators are designed for the Spirax-Mitech M-Series globe valves. The compact range of linear actuators are sized to suit the specific requirements of the application. ...

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Custom-designed pneumatic rotary actuators
Third Quarter 2006
The Spirax-Mitech pneumatic rotary actuator range is custom-designed to suit various applications up to 250 000 Nm torque. The low maintenance units are available with either a double crank mechanism ...

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New valve technology sparks new robot design
Third Quarter 2006, Festo South Africa
A German robot manufacturer has designed highly economical function packages for its industrial robots using some of the latest Festo valve terminal technology. These robots allow plastic injection moulding ...

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Dredging Shanghai
Second quarter 2006, Tectra Automation
Bosch Rexroth (represented locally by Tectra Automation) has supplied its electro-pneumatic pressure control valve technology to Vosta LMG which specialises in the customisation of freighters. This technology ...

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Rodless cylinders made to size
Second quarter 2006
Ultraline is a leading UK manufacturer of pneumatic rodless cylinders and supplier of magnetic sensors, with a network of worldwide distributors, including Numatics, in South Africa. Ultraline rodless ...

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New aerospace technology moves air and water
First Quarter 2006, Schneider Electric South Africa
The latest Telemecanique technology has a critical role to play in ventilation and air treatment

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High flying high pneumatics
First Quarter 2006, Festo South Africa
South African pneumatics specialist, Festo, has taken on the project of designing a pulley tensioning device for a Magni Gyro autogyro. Festo was approached to develop and install a replacement device ...

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Low-cost conveyor for materials up to 482°C
First Quarter 2006
EXAIR's High Temperature Line Vac Conveyors convert hose or tube into a powerful in-line conveying system for high temperature materials up to 482°C. These air operated conveyors feature large throat ...

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Compressed air for food industry
Fourth Quarter 2005, Artic Driers International
Allen Cockfield of Artic, says that its Pyramid range of refrigeration air dryers takes air-drying into another dimension. The dryer consists of the normal air to air and air to Freon heat exchangers ...

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Compressors keep on running
Fourth Quarter 2005
Arthur Rushmer Engineering reports that the numerous Mattei Maxima range of compressors that it has supplied continue to run well. The range consists of the following models:    * Maxima 35 - which delivers ...

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Safety prototype fitted to entire bus fleet
Fourth Quarter 2005, Festo South Africa
More than 100 buses operated by Interstate Bus Lines have been fitted with an upgraded access system designed and installed by pneumatics specialist, Festo. In addition to automatically opening and closing ...

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Easy debris extraction
Fourth Quarter 2005
This low cost solution quickly removes chips and contaminants from grooves, containers and drilled holes. The EXAIR Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun replaces dangerous blow guns that can cause chips or debris to fly ...

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Mechatronics for a bottle-handling robot
Third Quarter 2005, Festo South Africa
A new industrial robot capable of sorting returned glass bottles has been developed by Recop of Germany, using several inventions from Festo. One of the aims of this robot is to free workers from dangerous ...

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New range of pneumatic fittings
Third Quarter 2005
Motion and fluid control specialist, Norgren, has extended its range of world-class push-in fittings with the introduction of its new Pneufit D series. Featuring quick and easy tool-free connection, ...

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New series of compressed air dryers
Third Quarter 2005, Artic Driers International
Artic Driers International is now offering the new DK dryer, along with its large existing selection of dryers. The Jemaco DK Series of compressed air dryers are said to offer the best value in the industry. ...

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