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Maximize StoryMinimize StoryPronal's Titanically engineered inflatable seals debut for OEM and materials handling replacements - December 2007

Media Release - AIR SPRINGS - December 2007

One of Europe's most comprehensive ranges of flat and three-dimensional seals is being introduced to Australasia by pneumatic actuation, isolation and suspension specialist Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd.

The Pronal range of stock and customised, application-specific flat and 3D seals is used in many industrial applications as OEM and replacement parts for applications including sealing, pressing, gripping, handling and isolating.

The tough and highly durable seals include types suitable for equipment widely used throughout Australasia, including crushers, conveyors, hoppers, presses, vibrating equipment, silos and materials handling equipment in applications extending from powder handling, primary product and process engineering to minerals processing, power generation and pipelines and tanks.

They complement Air Springs Supply's broader ranges of pipe stoppers and lifting bags from elastomer specialist Pronal, the organisation that developed the tough lifting tanks used to pluck artifacts from the ocean liner Titanic nearly four kilometres down on the ocean floor.

"The great strength of Pronal is not only the incredible reputation they have for quality, but also their depth of engineering expertise to custom-fabricate products for specialist applications. This capability extends from delicate and food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications right through powder handling and primary processing to heavy industries such as mining, power, quarries and resources," said Air Springs Supply National Sales Manager Mr Simon Agar.

"By drawing on the military, civil and industrial experience of Pronal's research department - and their highly flexible production formats - we can work with clients to develop the best responses to particular needs," said Mr Agar.

Pronal doughnut seals technologies include:

  • Weldable polyeurethane materials, with or without textile fabric reinforcing, for operating pressures up to .5 bar depending on application. Available in different shapes, including round, square, rectangular, hoop, gripping and fixing skirt, gripping bars and single and multi-stage actuators and isolators.
  • Vulcanised elastomer made from textile fabric coating with synthetic rubber and assembled using the vulcanization hot curing process. Operating pressure up to 7 bar depending on application.

Mr Agar says Pronal doughnut seals and lifting bags combine the advantages of high durability and power with gentle, precisely controlled force and expansion that can spread over broader surfaces of the object being actuated, isolated or sealed.

Information about Pronal products can be obtained through the Pronal website of Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, www.pronal.com.au. Air Springs Supply's complementary website, www.airsprings.com.au is one of Australia's most comprehensive guides to pneumatic actuation, isolation and suspension.

For more information about Air Springs Supply's national distribution and technical support network, please contact Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, 10 Angas St, (Cnr of Underdale Lane), Meadowbank, Sydney 2114, ph (02) 9807 4077, fax (02) 9807 6979, sales@airsprings.com.au.

Pronal's Titanically engineered inflatable seals
Pronal's Titanically engineered inflatable seals

Maximize StoryMinimize StoryInternationally proven flexible tanks up to 1000m3 solve liquid storage problems - September 2007

Media Release - AIR SPRINGS - September 2007

Flexible storage tanks that can each hold up to 1000m3 or more of stormwater, industrial water or drinking water are being introduced to Australia by Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd.

The PVC coated fabric Liquitanks are part of the internationally proven range of elastomer specialist Pronal, which is one of the world's most experienced and respected producers of flexible products used to lift, push, separate, seal and store.

Pronal's tanks, cushions, stoppers, grippers and lifting bags are employed in tasks extending from manufacturing and onshore mining and quarrying, to water resources protection, offshore petroleum exploration and sub-sea operations (including hoisting artifacts from the ocean liner Titanic 4km below the surface).

"Pronal flexible tanks provide a perfect answer to liquid storage challenges ranging from reservoirs for grey water through to storage of compatible industrial and mining liquids, fire protection, public works and agriculture," said Mr Simon Agar, National Sales Manager for Air Springs Supply, which is national distributor for the Pronal range.

"Flexible tanks are easy and economical to establish. Their main requirement is flat, cleared ground, ideally with a sand bed to rest upon, which is not hard to find in Australia."

Available as either stock types up to 1000m3 or custom-engineered for particular applications, the Pronal flexible tanks are mobile and compact, simple to deploy and use, and cost-efficient as an alternative means of liquid storage.

"The tanks are designed so stored liquids are never in contact with air so that, in addition to water, different versions can be used for the safe storage of products such as liquid manufactures, paint, latex, fruit juice, demineralised water and emulsions. All compatabilities to the various products contained are checked and certified by Pronal's specialised laboratories," said Mr Agar. Different materials can be employed for specialist products or fuels.

The composition of the standard coated fabric (polyester textile supported coated with PVC) permits storage of drinking water and non-fatty and non-acid food products, even with low alcohol contents.

Weights of Liquitanks range from 20 kg for a 1000-litre type (one cubic metre) through to 655kg for the 350,000 litre (350 cubic metre) types. Their volumes when folded range from 0.09 to 3.00 cubic metres respectively.

Options include Gullemin Coupling, Kamlock Coupling, Storz Coupling, alimentary PPG Coupling, automatic vent, taps, pumps, refueling hose, reductors and adaptors, and flex9ible hose equipped with a valve.

Pronal tanks are proven worldwide in military and industrial applications, including helitransportable and vehicle transportable smaller types, with larger models being used for storage of drinking or industrial water at public works support bases and sites, water treatment works, villages and isolated sites.

Liquitanks are part of an extensive Pronal range of inflatable emergency, rescue and maintenance equipment used by industrial, military and civil defence organisations worldwide (including transportable water and fuel tanks and lifting cushions used to raise equipment ranging from crashed aircraft to mining plant and pipelines needing installation or maintenance).

One of the major advantages of Pronal technology - in addition to its proven performance globally - is that its inflatable elastomer products can also be custom-fabricated to suit particular applications, said Mr Agar, whose organisation has more than 25 years specialist national experience in applying pneumatic actuation and isolation technologies.

Information about Pronal products can be obtained through the Pronal website of Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, www.pronal.com.au. Air Springs Supply's complementary website, www.airsprings.com.au is one of Australia's most comprehensive guides to pneumatic actuation, isolation and suspension.

For more information about Air Springs Supply's national distribution and technical support network, please contact Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, 10 Angas St, Meadowbank, Sydney 2114, ph (02) 9807 4077, fax (02) 9807 6979, sales@airsprings.com.au.

Flexible storage tanks that can each hold up to 1000m<sup>3</sup>
Flexible storage tanks that can each hold up to 1000m3

Maximize StoryMinimize StoryPronal's doughnut seals debut for OEM and materials handling replacements - April 2007

Media Release - AIR SPRINGS - April 2007

One of Europe's most comprehensive ranges of flat and three-dimensional seals is being introduced to Australasia by pneumatic actuation, isolation and suspension specialist Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd.

The Pronal range of stock and customised, application-specific flat and 3D seals is used in many industrial applications as OEM and replacement parts for applications including sealing, pressing, gripping, handling and isolating.

The tough and highly durable seals include types suitable for equipment widely used throughout Australasia, including crushers, conveyors, hoppers, presses, vibrating equipment, silos and materials handling equipment in applications extending from powder handling, primary product and process engineering to minerals processing, power generation and pipelines and tanks.

They complement Air Springs Supply's broader ranges of pipe stoppers and lifting bags from elastomer specialist Pronal, the organisation that developed the tough lifting tanks used to pluck artifacts from the ocean liner Titanic nearly four kilometres down on the ocean floor.

"The great strength of Pronal is not only the incredible reputation they have for quality, but also their depth of engineering expertise to custom-fabricate products for specialist applications. This capability extends from delicate and food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications right through powder handling and primary processing to heavy industries such as mining, power, quarries and resources," said Air Springs Supply National Sales Manager Mr Simon Agar.

"By drawing on the military, civil and industrial experience of Pronal's research department - and their highly flexible production formats - we can work with clients to develop the best responses to particular needs," said Mr Agar.

Pronal doughnut seals technologies include:

  • Weldable polyeurethane materials, with or without textile fabric reinforcing, for operating pressures up to .5 bar depending on application. Available in different shapes, including round, square, rectangular, hoop, gripping and fixing skirt, gripping bars and single and multi-stage actuators and isolators.
  • Vulcanised elastomer made from textile fabric coating with synthetic rubber and assembled using the vulcanization hot curing process. Operating pressure up to 7 bar depending on application.

Mr Agar says Pronal doughnut seals and lifting bags combine the advantages of high durability and power with gentle, precisely controlled force and expansion that can spread over broader surfaces of the object being actuated, isolated or sealed.

Information about Pronal products can be obtained through the Pronal website of Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, www.pronal.com.au. Air Springs Supply's complementary website, www.airsprings.com.au is one of Australia's most comprehensive guides to pneumatic actuation, isolation and suspension.

For more information about Air Springs Supply's national distribution and technical support network, please contact Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd, 10 Angas St, (Cnr of Underdale Lane) Meadowbank, Sydney 2114, ph (02) 9807 4077, fax (02) 9807 6979, sales@airsprings.com.au.

Pronal's Titanically engineered doughnut seals
Pronal's Titanically engineered doughnut seals