Motion Control Buyers' Guide
Fluid Power Group
Fluid Power Group

26 Central Avenue, Eastleigh, Edenvale

tel:  
+27 11 452 8795
fax:  
+27 11 452 8798
cell:  
+27 83 250 8713
email:  
[email protected]
url:  
www.fluidpower.co.za

Iso Certification ISO 9001:2008

Core business offering: hydraulic components and a complete range of valves, pumps, motors and seals, including the A10V range of piston pumps.


Durban

tel: +27 11 452 8795
fax: +27 11 452 8798
[email protected]
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

tel: +263 974 475
Boshoff, Craig
Sales Director
[email protected]
Pretorius, Jaco
Technical Director
[email protected]
Prophet, Steve
Managing Director
[email protected]
Vorster, Natania
Internal Sales
[email protected]
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(Shared Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
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(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
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(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
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(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
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(Shared Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Polyline SGV
(Manufacturer)
Tiefenbach
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
UFI Filters
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Weptec
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Zi-HYD
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
Section - Actuators & manipulators
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
- Other manipulators
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Cylinder components & accessories
- Bar stock; Cast-iron
- Bar stock; Chrome plated
- Bar stock; Steel
- Barrels
- Boots & bushes
- Cylinder tubing; Seamless steel
- Cylinder tubing; Stainless steel
- Cylinder tubing; Welded steel
- Micro-hydraulics components
- Nuts, pistons & rods
- Other
- Packing
- Rings
- Seals & sleeves
-Cylinder variants
- Braked cylinders
- Cushioned cylinders
- Custom
- Double acting
- Double rod end
- High water content (HWCF)
- Low profile
- Metric
- Mill-type
- Miniature
- Rodless
- Single acting
- Spring return
- Telescoping
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
- Other manipulators
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
Section - Control systems & components
-Control components
- Control relays
- Other
-Programmable controls
- PAC
- PC-based
- PLC
-Visualisation
- HMI
-Manifolds
- Drilled metal block
- Modular
- Rotary
-Valves
- Accumulator charge, bleed
- Cartridge
- Check
- Counterbalance
- Deceleration
- Directional control; ball
- Directional control; manual
- Directional control; pilot operated
- Directional control; solenoid direct
- Directional control; solenoid pilot
- Electrically operated
- Flow control; Flow control valves
- High water content (HWCF)
- Hydraulically operated
- Integrated circuits
- Manually operated
- Modular
- Piloted
- Pneumatically operated
- Priority flow
- Proportional
- Sequence
- Servovalve
- Timing
Section - Gauges, indicators, transmitters, sensors, encoders & switches
-Encoders
- Linear
- Rotary
- Synchros & resolvers
-Gauges & indicators
- Counters
- Current
- Digital
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Flow
- Frequency
- Level
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Voltage
-Machine safety
- Over- under-speed protection
- Overload protection; Electrical
- Overload protection; Mechanical
- Shear pins
- Torque limiters
-Other
- Control panels
- Indicator lamps
- Joysticks
- Switches; Manual
-Personnel safety
- Audible safety devices (alarms, klaxons, etc)
- Dual-hand controls
- Emergency brakes
- Emergency stops
- Foot switches
- Light curtains & guards
- Mechanical guards
- Movement sensors
- Photoelectric guards
- Presence sensors
- Programmable relays
- Safety controllers & shutdown systems
- Safety mats
- Safety relays
- Trip switches
- Vibration sensors
- Visual safety devices (beacons, etc)
-Presence sensors
- Capacitive sensors
- IR sensors
- Limit switch
- Magnetic sensors
- Proximity
- Thermal sensors
- Vision systems
-Switches
- Flow
- Level
- Position
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Vibration
-Transmitters & transducers
- Accelerometers
- Angle
- Current
- Current transformers (CTs)
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Frequency
- Particle counters
- Potentiometers
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Strain gauge sensors
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque sensors
- Turn rate sensors (gyros/solid state)
- Vibration
- Voltage
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Other
- Anticorrosive coatings
- Grease
- Lubricating oil
- Lubrication systems
- Lubricators
-Hydraulics
- Dampers
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular hydraulic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- Hydraulic fluid
- Noise suppressors
- O-Ring bosses
- O-Rings
- Shock absorbers
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
Section - Motors, drives & motor controllers
-AC controllers & starters
- 3-phase; frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; 10 - 100 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Over 100 kW
- Direct on line (DOL)
- Direct torque control
- Flux vector control
- Matrix converter
- Regenerative
- Resistance
- Single phase; Frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Over 10 kW
- Soft starters; Autotransformer
- Soft starters; Electronic
- Soft starters; Other
- Soft starters; Resistance
- Soft starters; Star-Delta
- Traction control
-AC Motors
- 3-phase
- 3-phase; 1-10 kW
- 3-phase; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; Synchronous
- Geared
- HV; 3-phase
- MV; 3-phase
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Single phase; 1-10 kW
- Single phase; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Over 10 kW
- Single phase; Synchronous
- Traction
-Controller motor sets
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Closed loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Open loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Closed loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Open loop
-DC controllers & starters
- Current control; 10-100 kW
- Current control; 1-10 kW
- Current control; Fractional kW
- Current control; Over 100 kW
- Regenerative
- Starters
- Traction control
- Voltage control; 10-100 kW
- Voltage control; 1-10 kW
- Voltage control; Fractional kW
- Voltage control; Over 100 kW
-DC Motors
- 10-100 kW
- 1-10 kW
- Brushless
- Fractional kW
- Geared
- Over 100 kW
- Permanent magnet
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Traction
- Wound field
-Other electric motors
- Stepper
-Other
- Motor contactors & isolators
- Motor Control Centres (MCC)
-Controller motor combinations
- Hydrostatic drive systems
- Other
-Controllers
- Other
-Motors
- Other
Section - Power generation & storage
-Accumulators & intensifiers
- Accumulators; Bellows or diaphragm
- Accumulators; Bladder
- Accumulators; Non-separator
- Accumulators; Piston
- Accumulators; Spring-loaded
- Decontaminator, pipe & tube
- Filters, filtration systems & accessories
- Heat exchangers
- Hydraulic reservoirs
- Intensifiers; Continuous action
- Intensifiers; Single action
- Intensifiers; Variable displacement
- Other
-Oil coolers
- Air cooled
- Water-cooled
-Power packs
- Custom
- High water content (HWCF)
- Standard
-Pumps
- Air-operated
- Fixed displacement
- Ganged
- Gear
- Hand/foot operated
- High water content (HWCF)
- Piston
- Plunger
- Staged
- Vane
- Variable displacement
-Valves
- Air bleed
- Pressure reducing
- Unloading
-Oil coolers
- Air cooled
- Water-cooled
-Other
- Filters
- Filtration systems
- Separators
-Compressors & pumps
- Compressors; Diaphragm
- Compressors; Oil-free
- Compressors; Reciprocating
- Compressors; Rotary screw
- Compressors; Rotary vane
- Pumps; Other
- Pumps; Vacuum
-Other
- Filters
- Lubricators
- Receivers
- Relief valves
- Separators
- Service units
- Anticorrosive coatings
- Grease
- Lubricating oil
- Lubrication systems
- Lubricators
-Hydraulics
- Dampers
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular hydraulic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- Hydraulic fluid
- Noise suppressors
- O-Ring bosses
- O-Rings
- Shock absorbers
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hose protectors
- Hose reels
- Hoses; Non-conductive
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
Section - Services
-Design & engineering
- Cylinder; Custom design
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Maintenance & manufacture
- Accumulators/intensifiers; Repairs/maintenance
- Cylinder chrome plating
- Cylinder custom build
- Cylinder; Honing
- Fluid analysis & testing
- Maintenance
- Power pack; Repairs/maintenance
- Rebuilding
-Corporate
- Exhibitions
- Institutes & associations
- Personnel recruitment
- Publicity & promotional agency
-Plant & maintenance
- Asset management
- Condition monitoring
- Energy efficiency
- Lubrication oil analysis & testing (tribology)
- Shutdown
-Training & education
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars at customers' premises
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars at training centre
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars by arrangement
- Electrical drive systems; Regular courses/seminars
- Electrical; Books, literature, multimedia
- Hydraulics; Books, literature, multimedia
- Hydraulics; Courses/seminars at customers' premises
- Hydraulics; Courses/seminars at training centre
- Hydraulics; Courses/seminars by arrangement
- Hydraulics; Regular courses/seminars
- Pneumatics; Books, literature, multimedia
- Pneumatics; Courses/seminars at customers' premises
- Pneumatics; Courses/seminars at training centre
- Pneumatics; Courses/seminars by arrangement
- Pneumatics; Regular courses/seminars
- Web-based
Section - Tools & equipment including software tools
-Electrical
- Electrical; Test equipment
- Software; Electrical drive design
-Hydraulic
- Cleaning equipment for fluid power lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Hydraulic; Test equipment
- Software; Hydraulic design
-Other
- Alignment tools
- Mechanical
- Software; Safety design
- Tribology equipment
- Vibration analysers
-Pneumatic
- Cleaning equipment for pneumatic lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Pneumatic; Test equipment
- Software; Pneumatic design
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