Chemical Technology October 2016

Air & Vacuum Technologies


Air & Vacuum Technologies, based in Midrand, Gauteng, is recognised as one of the leading providers of a wide range of equipment to all parts of South and southern Africa. Instrulab, originally founded to market and service a full range of laboratory equipment, is now the sales division of Air & Vacuum Technologies; Vacuum Technologies had originally been founded by Brian Burn to provide vacuum solutions. In 2000 the name changed to the present one. There are another three sales divisions today. Instrulab is the sole agent for Precisa precision balances and moisture balances; Endecotts particle size analysis sieve shakers and precision sieves; DryVac, ChemVac & ILmvac laboratory vacuum pumps; Instrulab range of peristaltic pumps & syringe pumps; LaboGene bench top and pilot size freeze dryers. Instrulab is also an appointed distributor for the complete Scientific Engineering range of general laboratory equipment and for the complete Labcon range of general laboratory equipment. The company is an appointed re-seller of the Brookfield range of viscometers and is responsible for Instrulab laboratory peristaltic pumps. Instruvac is responsible for Elmo-Rietschle oil-flooded and oil-free rotary vane vacuum pumps, claw and screw type vacuum pumps, side channel blowers and liquid ring vacuum pumps and systems. It is also responsible for Pompetravaini liquid ring vacuum pumps and systems; Instruair-LP range of side channel and Roots type blowers; IndustroVac mobile industrial vacuum cleaner; TAWI vacuum lifters; and Surplus Vacuum secondhand and reconditioned vacuum pumps and related equipment. Instrupump is responsible for Flotronic ONE-NUT-PUMPS from the UK (Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps (AOD- DP)); Price Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps (AODDP); Instrulab industrial peristaltic pumps; and Pompetravaini liquid pumps, hot oil pumps and LPG pumps. Air & Vacuum Technologies is the sole agent for South and southern Africa for Pfeiffer Vacuum (single stage, oil flooded rotary vane vacuum pumps as well as double stage high vacuum pumps and others); Adixen Vacuum, formally known as Alcatel (the PASCAL range of double stage high vacuum pumps and a range of leak detection units for 4 He, ³He and H2; Trinos Vacuum (a wide range of standard

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