Plasti-Tech Company Profile

Plasti-Tech provides world class Thermoplastic piping systems and related products to the Building, Civil, Mining, Irrigation, Plumbing, Gas and Water-works industries of Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa. We specialise in HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) PE100, PP (Polypropylene) PP-R, EF (Electrofusion), Compression fittings and welding products, but always focus on providing a comprehensive solution for all related pipe products.

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THERMOPLASTIC PIPE WELDING A CINCH WITH NEXT-GEN CNC BUTT-WELDING MACHINE

[Johannesburg, 28 June 2017]: The Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 plastic pipe butt welding machine is available through Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, providers of world-class thermoplastic piping systems to the construction, civil, mining, irrigation, plumbing, gas and water-works industries in southern and sub-Saharan Africa.

The CNC ECO 2.0 from Hürner, leading German welding technology company, represents next-generation plastic butt-welding technology of the highest quality and durability, developed in compliance with the highest global industry standards.

“This computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine is available in South Africa from Plastic-Tech Piping Systems in 12 basic machine chassis models, which can join pipes as large as O.D. 1600 mm in diameter,” comments Brad Chamont, Plasti-Tech Managing Member, adding, “The unit is easily transportable and comes with a fully encased CNC hydraulic and control box of ingress protection (IP) of 54 and can handle pressures of up to 220 bar.”

The CNC ECO 2.0’s heating element is covered with an anti-stick coating and, along with the facing tool, is attached to the chassis of the unit on the hydraulic and control box. This configuration negates the need for any additional power distribution on the unit.

Throughout the welding process, the heating element temperature and pressure control are implemented in line with applicable standards, including DVS, UNI, WIS, NEN, etc. All parameters for a good quality, reproducible joint are carefully monitored throughout the welding process and the related data are saved to the unit’s internal memory, which boasts the capacity for up to 10 000 reports.

Additional features on the unit include a movement pushbutton, a tag printer and label tags, and front panel. “The pushbutton on the basic machine chassis of the Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 allows for movement of the unit while the welder stands alongside,” remarks Chamont. “This renders the machine a far more convenient setup than its competition, because it eliminates the usual back-and-forth between the hydraulic and control box and the chassis,” he says.

The standard version of the Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 comes with matching next-generation high resolution temperature-range-extended character display. The modern GT keyboard allows for easy input of component parameters and traceability data. Furthermore, each welded joint is easily labeled with the dedicated tag printer that comes as an optional extra. The printer prints a scratch-proof sticker that can be used as a label on fittings or joints.

“All next-generation butt-weld machines from the Hürner range are made to house additional extras and model upgrades,” says Chamont, adding, “This includes weld data recording and transfer, label printers, CNC automation, etc.”

Driven by data

The Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 also represents innovation in the line of user identification and access control in butt-welding technology. On this unit, user IDs and access control are not reliant on barcodes or scanners as is the case with traditional technology. “Data is made available to the hydraulic and control box by the error-proof and user-friendly RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which makes it so unique.”

Regular input devices like the scanning pen and handheld scanner remain available as optional extras on Hürner’s next-generation units, which also carry a USB port for downloading welding data in short abstract form or in an extended PDF format or for archive in the Hürner DataWork format.

Hürner’s CNC ECO + 2.0 model features the HDC, or Hürner Distance Control, which is a sensing system for accurate verification of proper welding and welding process preparation.

Training & safety

While operation of the CNC ECO 2.0 does require any special qualifications, training on the use of these is necessary and is conducted at Plasti-Tech’s Edenvale premises. “Working at such high welding pressures with large pipes, design consideration for the operator’s safety is paramount,” comments Chamont, who goes on to say that “The units boast excellent operator safety features, including the radio frequency ID system that restricts unauthorized access, as well as the hydraulic system bypass valve that must be opened to relieve the pressure before the machine and weld can be inspected.”

“It is our recommendation that when the welder is operating the unit’s control box, there must be no interference by a second person in the welding zone, due to safety risks associated with high pressure and temperatures,” cautions Chamont. “We always ask our clients to ensure that only one person operates the unit during the welding process,” he says.

“The Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 embodies cutting edge German technology in the field of plastic pipe butt-welding. With its generous features and scope for adaptability and adoption of optional extras, we a proud to carry a range of machinery that speaks the language of Plasti-Tech’s customer base across sub-Saharan Africa,” Chamont concludes.

All Hürner welding machine repairs and maintenance are conducted at Plasti-Tech Piping Systems’ workshop by a trained technician.

About Plasti-Tech Piping Systems

Plasti-Tech Piping Systems provides world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to the construction, civil, mining, irrigation, plumbing, gas and water-works industries in southern and sub-Saharan Africa. Specialising in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), PE100, Polypropylene (PP), PP-R, electrofusion (EF), compression fittings and welding products, Plasti-Tech offers a comprehensive solution for all related pipe products.

Ensuring quality of an international standard, Plasti-Tech distributes European-manufactured products for Hürner welding machines, Bänninger moulded fittings, HSK extruders and wedge welders, and Nupigeco EF and compression fittings.

Plasti-Tech was founded in 2011 by Managing Member, Bradley Chamont. With over a decade of experience and networks in the plastic industry, Chamont has grown Plasti-Tech into a thriving business with a team that has a combined total of sixty years’ experience in the industrial thermoplastic piping industry, making Plasti-Tech South Africa’s one-stop solution for all piping products.

Plasti-Tech Piping Systems contact:

Brad Chamont
Tel: +27 (0) 11 609 5511
Cell: +27 (0) 82 471 5757
Email: brad@plasti.co.za
Web: www.plastitech.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0) 79 5494
Cell: +27 (0) 73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za



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USUTHU WATER PURIFICATION PLANT EXPANDS FOR INCREASED OUTPUT

[Johannesburg, 30 May 2017]: Zululand District Municipality is currently in the process of expanding its Usuthu Water Purification Plant to increase output by 20 mega-litres per day. Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, supplier of world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to industry in southern and sub-Saharan Africa, has been commissioned to supply the expansion project with a range of piping, custom fittings and flanges.

Based in Nongoma in KwaZulu-Natal, the water purification plant, along with reservoir and access road, was first commissioned in 2015 as part of a long-term project established by the Zululand District Municipality to address the water and sanitation needs of the community.

According to a report by the Vryheid Herald, as quoted in an article by Infrastructurene.ws & Service Delivery, the municipality’s then Mayor Mpiyakhe Hlatshwayo commented, “This (project) forms part of our programmes to deliver water services to our communities which has been suffering for some time. The situation was aggravated by the severe drought that continues to affect the whole district and the province of KwaZulu-Natal. We hope the construction of the purification plant will help resolve water challenges within the Nongoma area.”

“The Usuthu Water Purification Project in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal has called for a plant expansion to increase water purification and supply output by 20 mega-litres per day,” says Bradley Chamont, Plasti-Tech Managing Member, who adds, “This has necessitated the involvement of civils, mechanical and electrical services and supply, overseen by project stakeholders, Isimo Project Engineers, Stefanutti Stocks and Water Purification Chemical & Plant (WPCP), who have been in the water treatment works business for 15 years.”

Plasti-Tech is mandated to supply HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) pipes in diameters of 500 mm, 710 mm, 800 mm and 900 mm PN8; HDPE fabricated fittings in diameters of 500 mm, 710 mm, 800 mm and 900 mm; and galvanised flanges of 500 mm, 710 mm and 900 mm in diameter, comprising in total a R1.8 M supply of piping and ancillaries to the R19 M project.

“Plasti-Tech has been in the business of supplying HDPE locally produced SANS / ISO 4427 SAPPMA approved piping and importing HDPE fittings and welding equipment for the past seven years. With extensive expertise in this field coupled with excellent pricing and lead times on delivery, it made sense that we were chosen to supply the HDPE piping and fittings to this project,” remarks Chamont, concluding, “We are proud to have played a role in a project that has not only enhanced the current water supply infrastructure to the people of Nongoma, but whose legacy will serve this community for many years to come.”

The Usuthu Water Purification Plant expansion project, which created employment for 10 WPCP employees and a thermoplastic butt-welding specialist, commenced in January 2017 and is due for completion in September 2017.

Reference:

Frankson, Liesl. ‘Contractors Raring to go on Usuthu Water Purification project’. Infrastructurene.ws &Service Delivery. www.infrastructurene.ws/2016/02/09/contractors-raring-to-go-on-usuthu-water-purification-project/# Posted: 9 February 2016. Accessed: 19 May 2017.

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About Plasti-Tech Piping Systems

Plasti-Tech Piping Systems provides world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to the construction, civil, mining, irrigation, plumbing, gas and water-works industries in southern and sub-Saharan Africa. Specialising in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) PE100 pipes, fittings and welding equipment, Plasti-Tech offers a comprehensive solution for all related pipe products.

Ensuring quality of an international standard, Plasti-Tech distributes European-manufactured products for Hürner welding technologies, Bänninger butt-weld and electrofusion fittings.

Plasti-Tech was founded in 2011 by Managing Member, Bradley Chamont. With over a decade of experience and networks in the plastic industry, Chamont has grown Plasti-Tech into a thriving business with a team that has a combined total of sixty years’ experience in the industrial thermoplastic piping industry, making Plasti-Tech South Africa’s one-stop solution for all piping products.

Plasti-Tech Piping Systems contact:

Brad Chamont
Tel: +27 (0) 11 609 5511
Cell: +27 (0) 82 471 5757
Email: brad@plasti.co.za
Web: www.plastitech.co.za

Media contact:

Bridgette Macheke
MoonDawn Media & Communications
Tel: +27 (0) 79 5494
Cell: +27 (0) 73 400 1549
Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za
Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za




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