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Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydropower

Global hydraulics manufacturer chooses series to unify its 
communications

20th November 2009 Global hydraulic manufacturer Hydac International has announced that it has implemented supplier of networking equipment and network management Cisco’s unified communications 500 series for small business as part of its strategy to expand operations in Africa. 

Hydraulic hose and 
fittings manufacturer 
expands footprint

20th November 2009 Despite the economic downturn, own-brand hydraulic hose and fittings supplier the Genflex Group is continuing to make inroads in several industries, including mining. 

Quieter pneumatic drill 
introduced to mining 
industry

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th November 2009 Compressor and tool manufacturer CompAir has developed a new pneumatic rock drill to suit the changing legislations for noise level control in mining. 

ISO status for 
hydraulic cylinder tubes supplier

20th November 2009 Supplier of honed hydraulic cylinder tubes and cast iron bars for the hydraulics industry, Honingcraft, has achieved an International Standards Organisation (ISO) 9001:2008 certification, aligning quality procedures with international best practice standards and paving the way for company exports. 

New hydraulic rock drills launched

By: Carla Thomaz     17th July 2009 Rock drill manufacturer Atlas Copco’s Underground Rock Excavation (URE) division, part of Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area, has launched two new versions of its COP1838 hydraulic rock drill, the COP1838MUX and COP1838HUX. 

Hydraulics firm looks to capture further market share

By: Carla Thomaz     17th July 2009 Despite the current economic volatility, hydraulic hose and fittings supplier Genflex Hydraulics is confident that its growth and increased turnover will continue to be achieved through innovative sourcing of competitive pricing from its overseas principles. 

Hydraulics division to trade under new name

17th July 2009 Specialist distributor of engineering components the Bearing Man Group’s (BMG) new specialist hydraulics division Goldquest will trade as BMG Hydraulics from July. 

Product range endures demanding maintenance procedures

17th July 2009 The Simplex range of hydraulic products, distributed exclusively throughout Southern Africa by diversified engineering company Becker Engineering, which is part of the Becker Group of companies, includes hydraulic nut splitters, designed for use during demanding maintenance procedures on the mines. 

Training critical to bridge the skills gap

By: Carla Thomaz     17th July 2009 The escalating costs of hydraulic equipment have made it increasingly imperative that systems are properly maintained to ensure long and trouble-free service. 

Hydraulic systems contract awarded for iron-ore stacker reclaimer project

17th July 2009  

Hydraulics company to expand into mining

By: Darren Parker     21st November 2008 Hydraulic engineering company RB Engineering Services (RBES) supplies many hydraulic components that can be used in mining, and RBES MD Richard Bartholomew says that the company is starting to put more structures in place so as to better grow in that direction. 

Hydrostatic braking system increases safety underground

By: Darren Parker     21st November 2008 Hydraulic engineering specialist Lindos Hydraulics, formerly Brakecore Hydraulics, has introduced a braking system, which employs hydrostatic braking to increase safety in underground mining equipment in South Africa. 

Low quality hydraulic hose imports challenging for local suppliers 

By: Darren Parker     21st November 2008 South African importer of Chinese hydraulic hose Genflex Hydraulics director David Michelle says that there has been a general increase in the importation of hydraulic hose from the Far East, a situation which has not been without challenges. 

Largest rock breaker in Africa gets cracking 

By: Darren Parker     21st November 2008 Hydraulic machinery manufacturer Atlas Copco has supplied the largest pedestal boom rock breaker in Africa to Anglo Platinum's (Angloplat's) PPRust platinum mine. Rock breaker division manager Gordon Jackson says that the machine is performing to the expected standard. 

Local pump manufacturer offers hydropower applications

By: Rozanne Cloete     18th July 2008 The manufacturing arm of chrome plating company Crown Industries, Cemo Pumps, has enhanced its existing range of pumps to accommodate water rock drilling applications in underground mining, says Cemo Pumps MD Brian Leib. 

New range of synthetic lubricants soothes hydraulic systems

18th July 2008 Engineering consumables specialists Bearing Man, now distributes its range of locally manufactured Habot synthetic speciality lubricants, which is designed to meet the exact lubricating needs for the efficient operation of hydraulics systems and pneumatic tools in mining operations. 

Diversified engineer offers hand-held solutions

18th July 2008 Diversified engineering company Becker Engineering’s range of Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment now includes robust hand and power pumps, designed for use during maintenance operations on scrubbers, sag mills, and ball mills in mines. 

Hydraulics enterprise supplies solution to De Beers Marine

18th July 2008 Hydraulics and automation enterprise Afripower, trading as Hytec, in June completed a project for marine-mining unit of world number-one diamond producer, De Beers Marine, involving the design, supply and commissioning of several hydraulic systems, as well as four pneumatic systems, for use on a... 

Hydraulics supplier powers up

18th July 2008 Hydraulics supplier Genflex Hydraulics has introduced a locally produced dual-purpose portable power unit for use in hydraulic applications. 

Hydraulics specialist offering software solutions

By: Rozanne Cloete     18th July 2008 Local hydraulics service company Turnkey Hydraulics, remains focused on the need to offer the local mining industry the latest software technology which is used in leading markets worldwide, Turnkey sales engineer Victor Price tells Mining Weekly. 

Materials handling company offers pneumatic conveying alternatives

By: Rozanne Cloete     18th July 2008 Materials handling company Clyde Bergemann Africa (CBZ), continues to provide its services in the materials handling field, specifically in the dense phase pneumatic conveying of powdered and granular materials in the mining sector. 

West Africa benefits from local supplier

18th July 2008 Materials handling company Sandvik has been awarded three contracts by the Mauritanian organisation, Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM), for the supply of iron ore materials handling equipment and drill rigs for the Port Minéralier de Nouadhibou, and the openpit mine in Zouérate,... 

Local hydraulics firm supplies safe mining equipment

18th July 2008 South African hydraulics company Horne Hydraulics is contributing to mining safety by supplying Levelok conveyance chairing and emergency braking systems to several mines in Southern Africa. 

Hydraulic over heating problems solved with heat exchanger

18th July 2008 Mechanical products and control manufacturer Danfoss has introduced its brazed plate heat exchanger to overcome the challenge of overheating in hydraulic systems. 

Hydropower system overcomes underground mining challenges

By: Rozanne Cloete     18th July 2008 Hydropower specialist Hydro Power Equipment (HPE), has introduced its water-operated system for mining applications, whereby hydropower is used as a medium of supplying energy to rock drills and other equipment that works on compressed air in underground mines. 

Hydraulic product range expanded to meet mining industry demand

23rd November 2007 Hydraulics supplier Genflex Hydraulics of Alrode South is set to expand its product range offering with the addition of quick release couplings, SAE 100R7 hydraulic hose and Teflon braided hose. 

Engineering supplier acquires hydraulics supply company

23rd November 2007 Engineering supply company Bearing Man, which is part of Invicta Holdings, has concluded heads of agreement for the acquisition of 85% of hydraulics supply company Goldquest International Hydraulics Southern Africa 

Modular air preparation system increases hydraulic tool reliability

23rd November 2007 Motion and control technologies manufacturer Parker Hannifin has supplied its Moduflex air preparation system to hydraulic tool manufacturer Hi-Force for use in the company's air-driven pump units, which complement its hydraulic torque wrenches 

General-purpose bucket designed for hydraulic excavators

23rd November 2007 Mining and construction distributor Komatsu Southern Africa has designed a rugged and affordable general-purpose bucket for hydraulic excavators, used in the mining and construction industry, at the same time significantly reducing manufacturing costs without compromising the structural integrity... 

New hydraulic cylinder series features enhanced configurability

23rd November 2007 The new cylinder series CDM1 of modular design from hydraulic company Rexroth features a number of design improvements and significantly improved configurability 

Pneumatic conveyor system improves diamond mine security

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     23rd November 2007 Solutions provider to the mining and minerals industries ELB Engineering has installed a central vacuum system at a diamond mine in South Africa. 

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