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Valves

R21-m factory upgrade on track for valve manufacturer

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 Local valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control’s (DFC) R21-million factory upgrade is on track. A new factory layout, which is expected to optimise material flows and handling, is being implemented in four of DFC’s factories: Saunders, Vosa, Vent-O-Mat and Biman. 

Specialist company expands product range

9th March 2007 Better known for their external dart valves, specialist company eDart is now manufacturing an expanded product range which includes Y-pattern slurry valves, pinch valves and knife gate valves. 

Local company exports its largest valve to date

9th March 2007 Local manufacturer, Spirax Sarco South Africa has supplied two pressure balanced 24 inch nominal bore carbon steel valves to a UK based pump test rig. The valves are the largest ever, supplied by Spirax and were freighted out of Johannesburg on January 1, 2007. 

New product springs onto SA market

9th March 2007 Local company Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM) has introduced the impact spring assist to the South African market. The spring assist is a pneumatic device that increases the spring closing torque on spring return actuators. 

Pump maker sells local stock to black investors

9th March 2007 German pump manufacture KSB Aktiengesellschaft’s wholly-owned South African subsidiary, KSB Pumps and Valves, has sold a 25,1% stake to Black partners, it recently announced. The company has sold the stake to Medu Holdings, an investment management company cofounded by Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi... 

Local valve experiences increasing market penetration

9th March 2007 The locally manufactured Bovaco knife gate valve with transverse seals has been experiencing an increasing market penetration in the past five years, says East Rand Valve and Engineering Supplies marketing director, Hellmut Bock. The company is one of several stockists of the Bovaco knife gate... 

Local foundry receives SA's first European accreditation

9th March 2007 Specialist foundry Steloy Castings has become South Africa’s first foundry to receive European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) accreditation, which will assist the local pressure vessel manufacturer to compete in the export market. 

Valve manufacturer meets cross-industry needs

9th March 2007 Valve manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves is well known in the mining industry for its wide variety of mining related valves. The mining valves supplied are suitable for abrasive and aggressive products. The company also focuses on supplying valves, pumps and system engineering to several other... 

Local firm secures rights for German products

11th August 2006 Local supplier OMSA Valves and Instrumentation has secured the agency for the Dr Leye Gmbh of Germany range of sample conditioning and online water quality analysers, the company reports. 

Industry recovering, but not yet out of the woods

By: thamashni naidoo     11th August 2006 Although the valve manufacturing industry is definitely recovering from a period of ‘drought,’ the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturing Association (Savama) cautions that the industry is still in need of guardianship and care. 

A comprehensive valves offering

By: thamashni naidoo     11th August 2006 The South African subsidiary of UK-based Tyco Valves and Control Distribution has served diverse industries with a variety of standard and custom valves for many years. 

Valve specialist aids Chinese freighter firm

11th August 2006 Represented locally by Tectra Automation, Bosch Rexroth has supplied its electro-pneumatic pressure control valve technology to Vosta LMG who specialise in the customisation of freighters. 

New test and calibration facility installed

11th August 2006 OMSA Valves and Instrumentation has installed a new test and calibration facility at its Fountainebleu offices in Johannesburg. 

Local supplier prepares for big move

By: thamashni naidoo     11th August 2006 November this year willmark a significant move formarket-leader in steam andinstrumentation Spirax-Sarco. The company recently announced that it will relocate from its Spartan offices to a new multimillion-rand factory in the Chloorkop, east of Johannesburg. Spirax acquired Mitech Actuators and... 

Valve-based solutions limit water consumption

By: thamashni naidoo     11th August 2006 Many South African mines are facing the challenge of excessive water consumption. 

Knife-gate valve to re-enter South Africa

11th August 2006 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), is set to launch the Wey knife-gate valve range in South Africa. 

New loaders cut costs and boost productivity

11th August 2006 Two new Caterpillar H-Series medium-wheel loaders, the 966 H and 972 H, feature key changes to boost productivity and reduce owning and operating costs. 

Specialised approach gives valve company competitive edge

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 Using a combination of process know-how, valve expertise and specialised services, eDart Slurry Valves is making its presence felt in a niche market. 

Firm offers solutions to curb water waste

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 Local company Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) has devised several solutions to curb the excessive water consumption experienced in many South African mines. 

Valve correspondence course under new leadership

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 Taking over from where the South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama) left off, Engineering Sessions is administering a correspondence valve skills course to aid all segments of the industry. 

Staying on top in a cut-throat business

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 In an industry rife with pirating and foreign imports, Benoni-based Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is constantly on the lookout to improve its services and products to remain the leader in an increasingly cut-throat valve market. “Having been in the business for over 50 years, we are always... 

Local is better

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 In a triumph for local industry, Johannesburg company Ainsworth Engineering has been awarded a contract by Johannesburg Water to supply and deliver the Ainsworth resilient gate valve. 

Smart valve positioner ‘talks’ with main communications protocols

10th March 2006 Local company Spirax Sparco’s SP300 smart positioner has been manufactured to be compatible with HART, Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus protocols. 

Product specialist joins Jhb valves firm

10th March 2006 Omsa Valves and Instrumentation of Fontainbleau, Johannesburg has appointed Keith Barclay as its Praher Valve product specialist. 

Mining-consumables manufacturer continues to add value

10th March 2006 Leading local manufacturer and supplier of mining consumables, West Rand Engineering, continues to add value to the mining industry with its time- and cost-efficient range of products. 

Local valve industry valued at R2,5bn

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 The total value of locally-manufactured and imported ferrous and nonferrous valves in South Africa is currently estimated to be some R2,5-billion. 

Pressure-reducing valves delivered to Aussie gold-mine

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 Johannesburg-based engineering company Ainsworth Engineering recently delivered model 80 pressure-reducing valves and in-line fabricated strainers to its agent for an Australian gold-mine. 

Anticlogging design makes valve ideal for slurry-handling

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 Local company Actuators & Controls designs and manufactures its Mitech range of globe and angle control valves for use in all process-control industries. 

Upgraded valves remain a mining favourite

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 A leading range of locally-manufactured straight-through diaphragm valves has been re-engineered and upgraded, without a price increase. 

Industrial valve sales to reach $50bn by 2010

12th August 2005 Sales of industrial valves worldwide were just under $40 billion in 2004. 

Firm wins order to supply valve to Canadian mine

By: thamashni naidoo     12th August 2005 Gauteng-based company Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) has won a multimillion-rand deal to supply a Canadian mine with a newly-developed multistage ratio valve, designed to operate on mine water. 

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