IFS News

  • Grease hardening – more than a clean-out problem

    Most engineers are familiar with the sight of hardened grease in a bearing that has been opened for inspection. The causes of this are not always well understood.

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  • Are you ready for the spill?

    Even though the 21st century has brought along huge advancements in chemical contamination awareness and subsequent regulation, you will be surprised to know how many companies are still letting things go down the drain. A leak here and there, a few drops of oil washed into the gutter can’t have that much of an affect, right?

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  • Technical Bulletin


    IFS are very proud to not only bring FloMAX products straight to your door, but also have skilled technical staff to commence with installations to suit your needs.

    One of our favourite products is the FloMAX EXTERNAL Non-Pressurised Fuelling System.

    The FloMAX external line system can flow over 500 GPM, which is higher rates than other competitors.

    Some other great features include:

    • The integrated roll over spill protection;
    • Optional rotation vent top;
    • Compatible with all tank types (plastic and steel);
    • Design reducing foaming and increases flow due to an unrestricted "straight through" flow path;



                           * Illustration indicates an External Tank Empty and an External Tank Full

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  • Your specialised fuel and lubrication handling consultant – The man with the plan!

    Comprising of a team of members that are driven towards technological development, our specialised fuel and lubrication technicians will always be at the ready to deliver on-site solutions to the heavy industrial and mining sectors. 

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  • The ability to manage challenges caused by water contamination of grease lies with GREASEMAX.

    Water contamination is a major issue affecting bearing life. It is a source of bearing failure that is often not well understood and is overlooked, particularly as bearings might not be in direct proximity to wet areas or obvious sources of water contamination. Most engineers seem to imagine that unless the bearing is in wet operating conditions or in equipment that has bearings in close proximity to liquids, for example pumps, that water contamination will not be an issue. Not so.


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  • Techical Bulletin

    Perfect for any workshop environment, IFS offer a range of Meclube trolleys allowing you to effectively transport drums or barrels of different sizes and weights (within range 16<220KG) without putting any extra strain on your own body to do so. Range includes smaller trolley units with 2-wheels, and up to larger ones with 4-wheels. Selected units include a band to fix the drum to ensure it is transported safely and does not tip over.

    The larger trolleys include a base allowing you to also have a hose reel fitted should it be desired.


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  • Greasemax – the single point solution.

    It’s time for a new take on simplicity with GreaseMax. The simple design, effortless installation and trouble-free operation gives you the peace of mind knowing your lubrication needs are taken care of without you having to put in all the effort. All you need to do it track the expiry dates on your calendar along with your club meetings and kid’s sports events and there you have it, you will always be assured that your plant is adequately lubricated. 

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  • Technical Bulletin

    There is so much more to these shinning beauts than you may think. These are an industry first as the FloMAX Flush Face Grease couplers are capable of being connected and disconnected under pressure, up to an impressive 6000 psi. Both, the Nozzle and Receiver, are 1” NPT for maximum flow and adaptability.

    This new design uses an internally sealed ball lock mechanism to ensure trouble-free performance even in the harshest conditions, promising you the World-class performance and flow you want and need.


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  • Did you meet our Heroes?

    Meet our Team Leader, IFS. Our guide with a nose for the villains. 


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  • A reveal like no other - Electra Mining 2018

    IFS Heroes

    Founding member of IFS, Gustav Fourie promises that if you were to visit Electra Mining Africa 2018, you might get more than expected…

    Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS) will be there to celebrate their 15th anniversary in their usual flamboyant style. Apparently they will have their own brand of superheroes at Electra Mining Africa this year.

    “So come sample our magic green potion and meet the team who makes it all happen” Yes that’s right, their boss man reckons that all his employees are Superheroes so he’s going to get them all up in superhero suits for the occasion... you better believe that awesome team from Mpumalanga, coal country, will be donning their capes in hall 9 to celebrate 15 years of being awesome!

    So how did all of this come about? We asked the man of the moment and, of course, he didn’t have a straight answer, but opted to relate a rather tall tale of intrigue and fantasy…

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  • GreaseMax announces its new South African sales partnership with Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS)

    IFS have the sole distribution rights for German based single point lubricator manufacturer GreaseMax in South Africa.  GreaseMax will be an important part of IFS’s national expansion strategy.

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  • Technical Bulletin

    In need of a product that will last in the harshest environments and conditions? Well, these FloMAX High Flow connectors are available in a variety of colour-coded non-interchangeable Nozzle and Receiver sets. This design helps prevents cross-contamination of fluids of non-mating connectors. The connectors are manufactured using 100% metal components. All wear components are Stainless Steel and the non-wear components are aircraft grade anodized aluminium. The billet aluminium caps are O-Ring sealed for greater contaminant resistance.

    MAX Flow Rate: 113 GPM (using ISO 46 Hydraulic Oil)



    SIZE: 1″ NPT Male & Female Threaded Connectors


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  • A turbo cover is just a turbo cover, right? WRONG.


    Not only is fitting a turbo cover a “peace of mind” investment, but it could actually increase horsepower!


    According to studies conducted in 2014 by Steffen Bickle at the University of Texas, making use of a high efficiency turbo cover can lead to an increase in turbo speed and reduced turbo lag. This is achieved by retaining more energy in the pressurisation circuit of the turbo charger which results in higher boost pressures throughout the rpm range while at the same time maintaining optimum turbo temperatures.

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  • Technical Bulletin

    We are so EXCITED about the latest FloMAX stock consignment arriving in July as we have a bulk order of the FNBL fuel nozzles arriving and they have been anodized GREEN just for us so be sure to check them out when they arrive!

    These “beauts” are still of top quality and certain to deliver over 682 LPM and keep all users with a big smile on their face!

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  • The future of fluid handling is... multi coloured


    In fact, if it was up to Industrial Fluid Solutions, the future of fluid handling solutions would be eyeball searing!

    The logic behind this kaleidoscopic approach to fluid management lies in product differentiation in the fight against contamination and to further elaborate on an age-old concept that prevention is better than cure.

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  • Fluid delivery over challenging terrain - The Tankkraft Fluid Carrier

    Canted water Bowser


    With the rise of the junior miner, agility has become the game changer on the African mining scene. Being able to adapt and be more versatile now offer advantages over pure bulk capacity it seems.

    With over 1600 junior mining companies listed globally, there comes a need to cater for this flood of new entries to the mining arena, Tankkraft Truck bodies have scaled their offering to focus on the chassis cab style fluid carrier solutions rather than the off-road platform commonly known.

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  • Take cognisance of your environmental footprint


    Environmental impact through hydrocarbon contamination in mining is of increasing concern these days. It is estimated that more than two hundred million gallons of used oil is wasted or incorrectly disposed of each year (Source: American Petroleum Institute) therefore, the time is now to start reconciling your lubricant usage and to deploy safe and reliable disposal with the purpose of conserving natural resources and improving energy efficiency.

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