Welcome to Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company. We supply clients with quality technologies and services in every major industrial sector, from mining and power generation to packaging and food and beverage.
A specialist partner in industrial and factory automation applications, Tectra Automation is a single-source supplier of pneumatic, electric drive and control, linear and assembly technology solutions and process valves.
Hytec Engineering is sub-Saharan Africa’s only hydraulic cylinder company with in-house cylinder design, manufacturing, testing, and repair services in a single workshop. Hytec Engineering is a leader in custom-designed cylinders.
HAW is one of Africa’s largest distributors of hydraulic components and a specialist supplier of mobile machinery products. Our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Middelburg branches ensure fast component delivery.
HYSA is the overseas procurement, import and export arm for all Group companies, managing the entire interlinking supply chain to ensure an effective distribution network of the Group’s entire range of products to Africa.
Our electric drive and control technology enables new possibilities in factory and industrial automation. We offer full design, installation and support of Bosch Rexroth automation technologies for efficient, reliable and economical production.
As specialists in filtration technology, the Group enhances the performance and longevity of your hydraulic systems. We have a wide range of hydraulic filters and filter elements for mobile and industrial hydraulic applications.
We support our technologies with exceptional customer service. Our accredited workshops and testing facilities ensure your hydraulic, automation and pneumatic assets are maintained to OEM standards for maximum equipment reliability and performance. We offer a Service Exchange Programme for cylinders, motors and pumps.
Fleetguard® filters keep your fuel clean for longer, meaning greater performance, longer equipment life and reduced operating costs. Fleetguard® provides a complete range of fuel filters, for diesel and fuel engines across industries, achieving optimum engine protection, performance and reliability.
Fleetguard® is certified by leading OEMs.
Fuel/Water Separators (FS) – Separate water from the fuel and remove large contaminants
Fuel Filters (FF) – Remove the smaller contaminant particles from the fuel
Fleetguard leads the way with new technologies to removal harmful contaminants.
Find out more about Fleetguard's® Fuel Filtration range
Fuel contamination - the biggest cause of engine failure
The main contaminants in diesel fuel are:
Dirt and sediment – if present in the fuel system, these result in blockage of the ﬁlter and increased wear within the fuel system.
Water – is the greatest concern because it is the most common. Water can be met with the fuel during the refuelling process, or due to poor house-keeping practices. Effects of water in diesel fuel can be serious, causing injector tips to blow off, corrosion and reduced fuel lubricity, resulting in premature wear to pumps and injectors.
Organic contaminants – Asphaltines and parafﬁn wax, as residual components from the reﬁning process, will block screens, strainers, ﬁlters and even hoses.
The Importance of Fuel Filtration
Diesel fuel is not only the engine’s energy source; it also performs several other key roles:
Cooling – by circulating through the injection system and absorbing unwanted heat
Lubrication – by separating the moving components in the fuel feed and injection pumps
Cleansing – by transferring contaminants to the Fuel Filter(s), where they are removed.