Danfoss formally completes US$3.3 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business

   Danfoss’ acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business has fully closed. ·        Danfoss grows by a third and establishes itself as a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. ·        Eaton’s hydraulics business will be combined with the Danfoss Power Solutions business segment, doubling the size of Danfoss’ hydraulics operations. NORDBORG, DENMARK – Danfoss has officially finalized its US$3.3 billion (approximately €3 billion) acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business following confirmation of all necessary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The move will see the Danfoss Group…

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa launches new electro-hydraulics training course

To expand the scope of the training offered to customers, and to ensure they are equipped to meet the electro-hydraulic demands in industry, Bosch Rexroth South Africa has launched a course on electro-hydraulics. It has been tailored to meet the electro-hydraulic educational requirements of anyone working in the industrial or mobile hydraulic industry, from technicians, mechanical fitters, earth moving equipment mechanics and millwrights to engineers.   The five-day hydraulic course (hosted at the Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Training Department, Kempton Park, Gauteng) focuses on the electrical control of hydraulic systems by…

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ElectroMechanica’s safety light curtain installation boosts productivity

A safety light curtain installation for a Cape Town-based non-metallic mineral product manufacturer resulted in operator efficiency improvement of almost 20%. The manufacturer, IWT Abrasives, approached ElectroMechanica (EM) in 2019 for a system that would improve safety around its hydraulic press, and simultaneously enhance press productivity. This installation has continued to prove itself, two years later.   IWT specialises in the weaving and impregnation of glass fibre rovings used in the reinforcement of cutting and grinding wheels. Its hydraulic press shapes flexible material into the form of grinding disks. To…

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Bosch Rexroth SA conducts first virtual commissioning

In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Group Company Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3 000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The power pack had been purchased in 2019, but due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions in that country, technical personnel were unable to commission the system on site. To prevent any further system downtime caused by travel restrictions, HSA and the mine agreed to a virtual commissioning process, carried out in February this year. In a two-day online process using video call…

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A ‘Heads-up’ from Rand-Air for the mining sector

A ‘Heads-up’ from Rand-Air for the mining sector

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Rand-Air is ‘pumping’ in the agricultural sector!

The PAS/VAR diesel-driven pump from Atlas Copco Power Technique.

Rand-Air is ‘pumping’ in the agricultural sector!

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Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

One of Rand-Air’s TwinPower generators hired to Diva Nutritional Products.

Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

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Bladder accumulator recertification by HFT

As part of its part of its accumulator service package, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) conducts legal parameter conformance testing on bladder accumulators. The offering proves accumulator conformance to PER and SANS 347 standards. HFT tests and recertifies 1 – 50 litre-capacity Bosch Rexroth, Olaer and Hydac bladder accumulators. Other bladder accumulator brands, if accompanied by design drawings and parameter specifications, are also tested at the company’s accumulation certification centre in Spartan, Johannesburg. To test accumulator vessel expansion, vessels are subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test to 1.25 times the vessel’s…

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group appoints first distributor in Tanzania

Mabula Magangila, Managing Director, of Magare Company Limited, receives the                 Authorised Distributor certification certificate from Louis Potter, Africa                   Development Manager, HSA. The handover ceremony took place on 16 March.

Hytec Services Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies ,  has awarded distribution rights in the United Republic of Tanzania to Magare Company Limited. An electrical and mechanical engineering company with offices in Mwanza and Dar Es Salaam, Magare’s distribution rights are effective from 1 March 2020. The company, which supplies services to general industry and the mining sector, will distribute all Bosch Rexroth Group Company products throughout Tanzania. In selecting a distributor, numerous companies were evaluated against a set of pre-determined criteria to establish…

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Getting to the core: faster drilling and reduced fuel costs with Rand-Air’s new DrillAir compressors

In a first for Rand-Air, the company has acquired Atlas Copco DrillAir Y1260 variable high pressure (21 to 35 bar) compressors. This new technology – from the world’s leading manufacturer of drilling equipment – has been scientifically designed around pressure and flow for a wide range of high-capacity drilling applications. These two new units are ideally suited for applications such as mineral exploration drilling, geothermal drilling, construction and blast hole drilling; as well as for services such as aerated drilling and the drilling of wells. “At Rand-Air, we constantly strive…

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