March / April 2019

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Agriculture & Sugar


EC poultry heavyweight acquires Midrand hatchery

SOVEREIGN Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, has announced the acquisition of the Blue Hills hatchery in Midrand. The hatchery was previously known as Hyline Africa which was a commercial layer grandparent facility. Sovereign’...

New bearings, grease sachets to debut at big agri expo

LEADING supplier Bearings International (BI) is due to unveil a range of new products for the agricultural industry at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 14 to 17 May in Bothaville in the Free State. Product Offer Manager Victor Strobel said the fact ...

Food & Beverage


EC poultry heavyweight acquires Midrand hatchery

SOVEREIGN Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, has announced the acquisition of the Blue Hills hatchery in Midrand. The hatchery was previously known as Hyline Africa which was a commercial layer grandparent facility. Sovereign’...

‘Hygienic design’ ball bearing units

WITH companies striving to perfect a proactive approach to food safety, SKF is launching the new Food Line ball bearing units – Blue Range, which extend a hygienic-design mentality to bearing unit components for food-processing equipment. Since 2012...

Hydraulics & Pneumatics


New Africa warranty centre for top hydraulics brand

AN established partnership between BMG and Eaton Hydraulics has been enhanced with the recent accreditation of BMG’s Johannesburg head office facility – BMG World – as the exclusive Eaton Hydraulics warranty centre in Africa. “BMG - which represents ...

Boost for compressor rental fleet

GOSCOR Compressed Air Systems (GCAS) has bolstered its rental fleet of compressors to provide customers with a bigger range to choose from, specific to their requirements. As part of its turnkey service offering the company had previously offered it...

Instrumentation, Measurement & Control


Plug-and-play solution makes for easy flow monitoring

EASE of flow monitoring and low maintenance are two of the benefits said to come with the compact ‘plug-and-play’ EGE SNS 450 thermodynamic flow sensor. According to Gerry Bryant, Managing Director of Countapulse Controls, sole southern African agen...

Web data logger stores variables accurately

THE monitoring of measurements of illuminance, temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and CO2 is critical in the manufacture and storage of electronics, pharmaceuticals and frozen foods and other temperature sensitive applications. The ongoing t...

Pumps, Valves, Pipes & Fittings


New total cost of ownership calculator for hose pumps

A new TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculator offers proof that Bredel hose pumps can save time, money and materials in challenging, abrasive fluid handling applications. Developed by Bredel, a brand of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, the new ...

Speedy, reliable control valve testing

CONTROL valve testing has traditionally meant using complicated testers that require extensive training, the removal of the valve, and often one-to-two hours of test time on the bench. According to Comtest that’s about to change with the arrival of F...