Pneumatics

Comprehensive pneumatic products and services, from single components to fully custom pneumatic systems, for any industry, anywhere in Africa.

Pneumatic Fittings

Find all the pneumatic fittings, hoses and accessories you need, including rotary joints, couplings, tubing, compressed air guns and push-in fittings.

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Air Preparation Equipment

The complete range of Aventics air preparation equipment, including reservoirs, pressure gauges, maintenance units and components.

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Valve Terminal Systems

Our valve terminal systems are highly reliable, expandable, and compact installation solutions. Designed for food processing and other industries.

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Directional Pneumatic Valves

Tectra Automation supplies in-line and ISO 5599-1 pneumatic valves from Aventics, a global leader in outstanding drive and control technologies.

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Flow and Check Valves

Aventics products reliable flow and check valves create functionally optimised pneumatic systems, with a range of function fittings and accessories.

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Pneumatic Cylinders

Offers powerful and versatile performance for handling small or large loads up to 5 tons! We offer rodless and piston rod cylinders, from 6 to 320 mm.

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World-leading pneumatic solutions

From single components and technologies to completely customised, high-performance pneumatic machines, Tectra Automation is your end-to-end supplier of pneumatic solutions in Africa.

We offer the world’s leading pneumatic and vacuum technology brands Aventics and Schmalz, with fast delivery and complete aftersales support across Africa.

  • Full design, engineering & fabrication capabilities
  • Complete range of off-the-shelf pneumatic components
  • Technologies for any industry
  • Fast lead & delivery times through our African network
  • ATEX-certified technologies for explosive environments

Tectra Automation, backed by the world's leading brands, have the pneumatic solution for you.

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Pneumatic systems

Tectra Automation is Africa's leader in turnkey, customised pneumatic solutions from design, installation and commissioning stages of a project to quality aftersales service and repair.

From fully customised pneumatic presses to packaging machines and assembly systems, our pneumatic systems improve the speed, efficiency and safety of your production processes, whatever your requirements.

From standard pneumatic component supply, pneumatic component customisation to complex, and turnkey pneumatic systems, Tectra Automation is Africa's leader in pneumatics.

We cover the entire spectrum of Africa’s pneumatics industry.

These include:

  • Cylinder valve units with a variety of special functions & mounting elements for decentralised use
  • Modified valve systems configured with all necessary accessories, add-on components, & functional units that are preassembled & ready-to-install
  • Modified maintenance units including flow optimisation & compressed air monitoring for long-term energy efficiency
  • Pre-assembled control cabinets with all essential control components for your application & protection against external influences
  • Pneumatic vacuum handling systems for gripping, moving & positioning. Designed & created precisely for your application

Pneumatic services

Service

Our experienced team of field service technicians offers on-site support including troubleshooting and rectification of faults. We offer installation, commissioning, maintenance and on-site repair.

Repairs

Our installation teams will install and commission your assembly system quickly, reliably and conveniently.

Spare Parts

All parts that sustain wear due to normal use are offered as spare parts. These include core, supplementary, and discontinued products. Complete spare part sets available.

Pneumatic training

Bosch Rexroth Africa delivers merSETA-accredited pneumatics training programmes aimed at various degrees of specialisation.

Designed to improve specific skill sets, comprehensive pneumatic training is designed for customers, end-users and technicians.

When purchasing any pneumatic product or systems from us, you have the option to have pneumatic training on operation and maintenance to maximise your effectiveness and efficiency.

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From single components to fully engineered, custom pneumatic systems, Tectra Automation is your end-to-end supplier of pneumatic solutions.

Tectra Automation has a dedicated project team with complete design capabilities and engineering know-how.

Tectra Automation specialises in building smarter, more efficient industrial and factory automation solutions. From customised pneumatic presses to completely automated production and assembly lines, Tectra Automation helps customers improve the performance of their shop floor.

By combining state-of-the-art materials with innovative component engineering, advanced electronics, integration and pressure regulation products, Aventics is setting the new benchmark for pneumatic drive and control performance in Africa’s food and beverage, electronics, automotive, medical technology and mining industries.

World-leading manufacturers

Aventics is a leading manufacturer of industrial pneumatic drive and control solutions, components and systems for markets around the world. Aventics offers customers customised, cross-industry system solutions, services and pneumatic components based on decades of applied expertise.

Aventics is available exclusively through Tectra Automation.

Schmalz is an international leader and German-based company with a range of over 3 500 vacuum technology products. These are used across Africa to allow operators to handle workpieces up to 2 000 kg, safely and efficiently.

Schmalz is distributed exclusively through Tectra Automation.

Distribution

Bosch Rexroth Africa is on your doorstep with a large network of over 35 branches and 20 strategic distributors and sales partners throughout Africa. This means that businesses in this region that require any of our products or services have easy and timeous access to the range.

We supply products across Africa.

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Frequently asked questions:

What is a pneumatic system?
Pneumatics is an application of fluid power. A pneumatic system is a collection of interconnected components using compressed air. The compressed air or pressurised gas is usually filtered and dried to protect the cylinders, actuators, tools and bladders performing the work. Pneumatics systems are reliable and provide a long service life with little maintenance needed.
What are the main components of a pneumatic system?
The main components of the compressed air production, transportation, and distribution system consist of air compressor, electric motor and motor control centre, pressure switch, check valve, storage tank, pressure gauge, auto drain, air dryer, filters, air lubricator, pipelines, and different types of valves.
Are pneumatics and hydraulics similar?
Pneumatics has long since played an important role as a technology in the performance of mechanical work. It is also being used in the development of automation solutions. Pneumatic systems are similar to hydraulic systems but in these systems compressed air is used in place of hydraulic fluid.
How does using compressed air work?
Compressed air is the air from the atmosphere which is reduced in volume by compression thus increasing its pressure. It is used as a working medium normally at a pressure of 6 kg/sq mm to 8 kg/sq mm. For using pneumatic systems, maximum force up to 50 kN can be developed. Most pneumatic systems rely on a constant supply of compressed air to make them work. This compressed air is then supplied to the system through a series of pipes and valves.
What are the advantages of pneumatic systems?
High effectiveness: There is an unlimited supply of air in the atmosphere to produce compressed air.
High durability and reliability: Pneumatic system components are extremely durable and cannot be damaged easily.
Simple design: The designs of pneumatic system components are relatively simple.
High adaptability to harsh environment: Compared to the elements of other systems, compressed air is less affected by high temperature, dust, and corrosive environment.
Safety: Pneumatic systems are safer than electromotive systems. Unlike components of electromotive system, pneumatic system components do not burn or get overheated when overloaded.
Easy selection of speed and pressure: The speeds of rectilinear and oscillating movement of pneumatic systems are easy to adjust and subject to few limitations.
Environmental friendly: Pneumatic systems are environmentally clean and with proper exhaust air treatment can be installed to clean room standards.
Economical: As the pneumatic system components are not expensive, the costs of pneumatic systems are quite low.

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