A DeZurik KUL urethane-lined knife gate valve

Valves and accessories often suffer environmental attack in mining operations, and can perish as a result, according to AR Controls, an importer and manufacturer of valves and instrumentation.

The company provides pneumatic enclosures in various materials to house and protect valve instrumentation, and to ensure that valves installed in hard-to-reach areas can be operated with ease from an accessible and clearly-marked remote area.

“Mining customers can rest assured that AR Controls has a valve in the correct material and of the correct design for even the most challenging corrosive or abrasive applications,” explained Julien van Niekerk, Director, AR Controls.

“We deliver premium valve and engineered products, with an unrivalled level of service and support that increases productivity and reduces the total cost of ownership.”

AR Controls also owns IncoValve & Controls, a brand-new range of butterfly and ball valves and actuators.

The combination of locally-manufactured products and premium imports places AR Controls in a unique position to service the mining industry.

“Local manufacture affords us the opportunity to perfect our processes and technology, improve quality, monitor control costs, and even discover new applications.

“Using third-party solutions to manufacture all of our innovations can diminish these opportunities. Taking the decision to remain primarily in-house focuses on longevity and maximises the long-term value that we offer to our customers.

Van Niekerk noted that the biggest advantage in keeping AR Controls production in-house is the continuous product improvement it offers.

He added, “Our reputation for engineering excellence is earned through our commitment to invest in skills, development, and sharing knowledge and experience in order to inspire innovation.

“With a range of premium trusted brands and strong local manufacturing capabilities, we help our customers address their main issues of longevity, productivity, and efficiency of their operations while providing superiority of design and robust research and development for the mining industry.”



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