First E-Air Electric Compressor in Africa

“Our customer needed an efficient air solution for their sandblasting and painting workshop that operates 24/7 on a mine site,” explains Aina Rajaonarivelo, Miscellaneous Equipment Sales Manager at HFF. “Air is required to simultaneously operate two sandblasters that individually consume 6 000 litres/minute (210cfm), subsequently requiring 6 bar permanently. Special requirements sometimes also demand the […]

Technical Services for Installed Compressor Base  

In March, compressed air systems specialist, Integrated Air Solutions, was appointed as the official agent for the provision of technical services to ABC Compressors’ installed base of PET high pressure oil-free air compressor in South Africa’s local beverage and packaging manufacturing sectors. All the PET products manufactured by beverage and packaging customers must be food […]

Big Plans for Over the Border

Rand Air celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023 as one of South Africa’s foremost industrial equipment rental specialists. Coming off two consecutive record years, the business is also a kingpin within the global Atlas Copco specialty rental division.   Newly-appointed GM at Rand Air, Karel Verstraeten, describes the company’s success story in South Africa as […]

Mobile Compressed Air to Opencast Mine 

Atlas Copco Power Technique, in collaboration with long-standing distributor, Airlif Compressors & Pumps, has delivered an economical compressed air solution to an opencast mine customer in Mpumalanga. The Atlas Copco U110Pace has been specially engineered for smooth and secure integration onto a utility vehicle on mine and construction sites.  Airlif Compressors supplied the U110PACE to […]

Compressors for the Rail Sector

Compressed air systems specialists, Integrated Air Solutions, has announced the appointment of Compressor & Engine Engineering (CEE) as their exclusive distributor for the ELGi compressor range that is tailored specifically to the local railway industry and allied sectors.  “The premium ELGi brand positions us as one of the country’s leading suppliers of quality air solutions […]

Permanent Magnet Motors for Compressors

Magnetic bearings, which can rotate at up to 50 000rpm are now playing a key role in reducing CO2 emissions across a range of industrial applications, including compressors. SKF’s magnetic bearing technology has been selected by Finnish cleantech company Tamturbo for their high-speed turbo motors used in industrial air compressors. The delivery of compressed air […]

Real-time Info at Users’ Fingertips 

Atlas Copco has announced an upgrade of its SmartLink remote monitoring system with the release of SmartLink 2.0 as well as the development of the new SmartLink mobile App. Customers are able to optimise their compressed air installation’s operational performance by having complete, easily actionable IoT-driven insights at their fingertips. The provenSmartLink all-in connectivity platform […]

Taking its Rental Business Underground

“In line with our core strategy to be the hire partner of choice for a wide range of industrial sectors across Southern Africa, we have put in place a three-year plan which has already seen a significant investment in over 65 new rental machines this year,” says Rand-Air Fleet Manager, Craig Swart.  “This has boosted […]

A New Industry Standard for Compressed Air Efficiency 

Delivering energy savings of up to 60% and an increase in Free Air Delivery (FAD) of up to 21%, (compared with fixed-speed models), Atlas Copco’s new GA 22 – 37 VSDs (Variable Speed Drive) air compressor range is in an efficiency class of its own. Along with its ultra-efficiency, this air compressor range also raises […]

VSD Compressor Technology

Atlas Copco’s ground-breaking Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressor technology has delivered energy-efficient, superior quality, ultra-reliable compressed air solutions to industries around the world for the past 25 years.