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Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydropower

US tourist attraction orders SA braking system

By: andrea marais     23rd July 2004 With the advent of deeper mine shafts and the increase in mass of equipment and rock loads, rope stretch is becoming an increased concern among miners. 

Optimism for the hydraulics industry

23rd July 2004 The market for hydraulics in South Africa could be looking up despite the price increases on imported cylinders from Europe over the past few months, says Alta Hydraulic Supplies SA MD Mila Naccari. 

SA firm goes European

By: andrea marais     23rd July 2004 Leading manufacturer of flow metering devices and orifice plates Proflow, which is part of the JSE Securities Exchange-listed Set Point Technology group, now represents a company called Dwyer.? 

Five-year plan for BEE

By: andrea marais     23rd July 2004 In an effort to become empowered, local hydraulics company Turnkey Hydraulics which has been established for 20 years, has developed its own black economic empowerment (BEE) programme to facilitate the empowerment of the previously disadvantaged. 

Newly developed rail-carriage mounted drill proves its mettle

16th January 2004 A hydraulic drill system mounted on the chassis of a railway carriage is helping to speed up development in mines that use railway infrastructure for conventional mining operations. 

Drill-lever change brings improved accuracy and safety

By: elizabeth rebelo     16th January 2004 A recent development to Sulzer Hydromining’s new generation drill (NGD) entails a change from the traditional screw-type start lever to a flip lever, enabling safer and more accurate collaring to take place. 

Company receives two SABS Design Institute Awards

16th January 2004 The Ekscalibur water cannon and pump control valve, both from Hydro Power Equipment, have won SABS Design Institute Awards in the engineering category. 

Gauteng company secures Canadian deal

By: elizabeth rebelo     16th January 2004 Gauteng-based Horne Hydraulics has concluded a R1,4-million deal with its Canadian agent for equipment to be supplied to mining group Goldcorp. 

When high accuracy is not the answer

16th January 2004 When monitoring fluid flow in pipes, highly-accurate flow metering is sometimes not needed. 

Supplier adds new test bench to its repair facilities

By: elizabeth rebelo     16th January 2004 The largest supplier of hydraulic components and systems in Southern Africa, the Hytec Group, has added a new test bench to its specialised repair division at its Johannesburg branch. 

Beatrix receives company’s first hydropowered invert drop-raise drillrig

By: elizabeth rebelo     16th January 2004 Designer and manufacturer of hydropowered mining equipment, Hydro Power Equipment (HPE), delivered its first hydropowered invert drop raise drill rig to Gold Fields’ Beatrix Three Shaft last month. 

Mobile breaker system supplied to Free State gold-mine

By: elizabeth rebelo     16th January 2004 Gauteng company Hydraulic Hammers has supplied Target gold-mine, in the Free State, with a hydraulic mobile breaker system, which consists of an extension carriage fitted with a Rammer model G90 hydraulic hammer. 

Export success for East Rand press company

By: renay de     25th July 2003 A company that has been designing and building hydraulic presses and other special-purpose machinery since 1972, Horne Hydraulics, has quadrupled its turnover in the last three years. 

Flexibility of pneumatic power supply ensured by hired compressors

25th July 2003 Granite quarrying makes extensive use of pneumatic power for drilling, blasting and shaping the quarried blocks of stone. 

Growing company expands across South Africa

25th July 2003 International hydraulics company Pirtek is currently experiencing rapid growth in the South African market. 

Company offers braking solution

By: renay de     25th July 2003 Mine and hydraulic components company, Brakecore Hydraulics and Pneumatics, supplies a hydraulic braking system imported from German company Wabco. 

Brave new world

By: renay de     25th July 2003 In November last year, the enterprise development and empowerment initiative of Anglo American, Zimele, created its 12th black empowerment initiative for 2002. 

Company reports success in penetrating niche market

By: renay de     25th July 2003 Already one of the largest importers, stockists and distributors of Caterpillar replacement hydraulic pumps, motors and spare parts in Southern and Central Africa, Hydra-Xcel, currently employs only five people and is the sole distributor of products for international manufacturing companies in... 

Product range now includes imported hydraulic hose

By: renay de     25th July 2003 Manufacturer of engineered products, Goodyear South Africa’s Engineered Products Division is expanding on its range of locally manufactured products to include a host of imported hydraulic hoses. 

SA-developed drill eats up metres and markets

25th July 2003 A pneumatic core drill developed in South Africa by the Boart Longyear group has gained a solid international reputation in underground drill sites and quarries around the world. 

Pneumatics company moves house

25th July 2003 Following 15 successful years of operation at its premises in Sebenza, on the East Rand, Pneumax Southern Africa relocated to new premises in Spartan, also on the East Rand. 

Company scoops several mining equipment repair contracts

By: Helene Le Roux     17th January 2003 The largest manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic components and systems in Southern Africa, the Hytec Group, has its own specialised cylinder manufacturing and repair division – Hytec Engineering. 

Hydraulic trainer emphasises the need for safety and education

By: Helene Le Roux     17th January 2003 “Safety should be paramount when using hydraulics,” says Garnett Cross, director Garnett Cross Hydraulic Courses.? 

Microhydropower systems present mines with new opportunities

By: Helene Le Roux     17th January 2003 Micro-hydropower systems present conventional compressed-air mines with a new opportunity to use more efficient hydropower equipment in front-end development operations. 

Hydraulics company extends its torque wrench range

17th January 2003 Hydraulic equipment manu-facturer Enerpac has added to its range of torque wrench equipment used in the mining industry. 

Hydraulic lifting equipment proving popular

By: Helene Le Roux     17th January 2003 East Rand based Bellambie Mining and Industrial has increased its turnover of high-pressure hydraulic lifting equipment fivefold in the past year, thereby also increasing its market share in this product range significantly. 

Mining equipment supplier's maintenance crew brushes up hydraulics knowledge

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 In order to continually improve maintenance and extend service levels of its equipment, multinational mining equipment supplier Sandvik decided to implement a full electro hydraulic training programme for their maintenance and service crews in South Africa and Africa earlier this year. 

Innovative compressor pushes reliability and efficiency levels

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 The first compressor to combine a standard variable-speed inverter with a hybrid permanent magnet (HPM) motor has been introduced into the South African market by industrial and commercial equipment manufacturer Ingersoll-Rand. 

Low-impact hydraulic buffer cuts costs

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 Southern Africa’s leading supplier of hydraulic buffers, Horne Hydraulics, has introduced a new product that is more suitable and cost-effective for applications in which multiple impacts on the hydraulic buffer are less likely. 

Expansion turns firm into one-stop fluid-power solution provider

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic components and systems, Hytec, believes that it is the only group in the region that can offer the total spectrum of fluid-power products and services to its customers. 

Demand for hydropowered drillrigs grows in South Africa's ageing mines

26th July 2002 Reduced pneumatic pressure in ageing South African mines with increasing underground mining distances is fuelling the uptake of hydro-powered equipment. 

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