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Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Hydropower

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. 

Hydraulic workholding offers savings

26th July 2002 Major savings in production can be achieved through hydraulic workholding believes Enerpac Africa territory manager Neil Watson. 

Seals fit for hot, corrosive environments

26th July 2002 Local bearing distribution giant Bearing Man believes its seals division offers the mining industry a comprehensive range of seals for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. 

German medium-pressure range pumps arrive in South Africa

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 One of the world’s major suppliers of mobile hydraulic equipment Linde, of Germany, introduced a medium-pressure range (MPR) pump in to the market last year, which is now available in South Africa through hydraulic and pneumatic company Ernest Lowe. 

Excavator increases mine productivity

18th January 2002 The first Hitachi EX 1200 hydraulic excavator to be put to work in Southern Africa has been achieving increased productivity on Scharrighuisen Opencast Mining’s contract at Middelburg Mining Services for the past three months. 

New hydraulic rock-breakers

18th January 2002 The release of the Montabert V1200 hydraulic rock breakers from Ingersoll-Rand, which is suitable for secondary breaking, general rock excavation and concrete demolition applications in the mining, construction, quarrying and related industries, has been announced by Consolidated Rock Machinery... 

First ever electrical mine drill developed

18th January 2002 The world’s largest gold producer, AngloGold and Hilti Corporation, a world leader in products for the construction and building maintenance industries, are testing the first electric rockdrill ever developed for use in the field of mining. 

Accolade for quiet rock-drill

18th January 2002 A design team at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, headed by Danie Burger, have received an award for their design of a quiet rock drill. 

Easy installation of haulage pipes

18th January 2002 Local mining equipment manufacturer Steinmuller Mining and Piping Systems – Hydropower Equipment (SMP-HPE) has developed the HPE pipe crane, designed for the fast and safe installation of pipes in haulages. 

Fluid power targets platinum

18th January 2002 Substantial growth in the South African Fluid Power Association’s (Safpa’s) membership in 2001 provided it with the opportunity to further its education and sponsorship programme. Ample work in the mining sector, an upcoming exhibition, and set goals for the new year would indicate... 

New ideas solve old tramming problem

27th July 2001 Poor rail joints underground cost the mining industry millions of rands each year through derailments, wheel and axle maintenance and lost production. 

Pneumatic feeders now available

27th July 2001 International company Kvaerner Markham has a range of standard feeder units which can be incorporated into systems capable of transporting mine debris, power station fly ash, dolomite dust, filtration plant medium, limestone, cement, rock salt, pelletised iron, coal and coke. 

Hydraulics training for SA conditions

27th July 2001 The largest hydraulic training system of its kind in Europe and South Africa is run by Festo Didactic. 

SA cage-holding systems to Canada

27th July 2001 Gauteng hydraulic-system supplier Horne Hydraulics has strengthened its export market by supplying Levelok cage-holding systems to the Falconbridge Kidd Creek and Craig mines in Canada. 

Hydraulic business strengthened in Asia-Pacific

27th July 2001 International firm Sauer-Danfoss has entered into agreements with Daikin Industries to establish two joint-venture companies. 

Hydropower gaining popularity

27th July 2001 Hydropowered technology offers improvements in working conditions, safety and operating efficiency, as well as a less invasive effect on the environment, and is fast gaining popularity in local mines. 

Hydraulic winch completes range

27th July 2001 A hydraulic winch manufactured by Bellambie Mining & Industrial, which is noted for its safety, precision, and nimble features, complements the company’s manual range of Tirfor hand-held machines, suited for lifting or pulling heavy loads. 

Hydraulic power delivers, says firm

27th July 2001 Local company Boart Longyear’s capital equipment division in Roodepoort relies predominantly on hydraulic power to drive its range of trackless drilling rigs. 

Read the instructions, says local supplier

27th July 2001 Exclusive distributors in Southern Africa for Simplex hydraulic products, Bellambie Mining & Industrial, has an extensive range of hydraulically powered equipment for use during production, testing, manufacturing, construction and maintenance. 

Firm makes millions with new contracts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2001 East Rand manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic components and systems Hytec has been awarded contracts to the value of several million for various mining projects. 

More drilling equipment for mining firm

27th July 2001 Middelburg firm JEF Drill and Blast has expanded its range of Ingersoll-Rand equipment from distributors Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) to enhance its comprehensive range of drilling and blasting services. 

Firm celebrates 50 years of drilling

27th July 2001 A member of the SIG group, SIG Rocktools, offers a range of rock-drilling and roofbolting equipments used in mining and tunnelling. 

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