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Editorial comment

Third Quarter 2005 News & events

Things are warming up in this corner of the industry, with the introduction of the Motion Control Buyers' Guide, the online version (www.mcbg.co.za) and this quarter we see that there is a new pneumatics supplier looking to sell in South Africa. I believe that we will see an increase in activity in the quarters to come.

In this issue

Something that many may not spare too much thought on - hydraulics can (and have) posed a significant fire hazard under certain circumstances. Featured is an article from the Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa that takes a look at different hydraulic fluids and their suitability in different working environments. See 'Fire hazards of hydraulic fluids'.

Ever considered using an alternative source of hydraulic hose, but are concerned over whether or not it will stand up to the rigors of the application? Local company, Genflex Hydraulics, is geared up to perform all the necessary testing and has been working steadily at building up recognition for its imported, unbranded products - see 'Maintaining quality and standards of hydraulic hose'.

How are we doing?

If there is any issue or subject that you, as a reader, feel that should be raised or featured in Motion Control, please let us know. We are here to serve the industry and would welcome any input that enables us to continue improving your magazine. Thrilled with the company that built/serviced/upgraded or engineered your machinery? One way to encourage such service is to submit an article so that other readers get to hear of it. Send your letters to the editor: john@technews.co.za

John Gibbs - editor

Online business directories:

Hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical drives, etc: www.mcbg.co.za

Instrumentation & control: www.ibg.co.za

Electronic components: www.ebg.co.za

Information Technology (IT): www.ictweb.co.za

Security: www.secureit.co.za



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