Optimum Machines

Optimum Machines are a German engineered range of metal workshop machines.

They offer quality alongside afordable value.

On the range we offer CNC, Lathes, Drill presses, and bending machines.

For more information contact us now to arange a new, fresh approach to your fitting and turning or fabrication needs.

Blue Metalic Ducting Hose

Blue Metalic Ducting


Blue Metalic Ducting

 Vacuum hose for light duty extraction.

Properties & Applications: Air Conditioning , Ventilation, light duty dust extraction, ducting of fumes of various chemicals

Colour: Metallic Blue

Packaging: In standard coils of 30 metres and cut in straight lengths of. Multiples of 1 linear metre.

Temperature: From -5˚C  to +50˚C

Internal Diameter Weight kg/m Suction (Vacuum m/H2O) Bending Radius mm
25 25 0.100 3 30
32 35 0.160 3 35
40 38 0.200 3 45
50 51 0.300 2.5 60
63 63 0.470 2.5 70
76 76 0.560 2 100
100 102 0.760 2 140
125 127 1.100 2 170
150 152 1.500 2 180

Fuchs Lubricants


FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that has developed, produced and sold lubricants and related specialties for more than 85 years – for virtually all areas of application and sectors. With 58 companies and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, the FUCHS Group is the leading independent supplier of lubricants.


The FUCHS product program comprises more than 10,000 products and related services in six key categories:

•  Automotive Lubricants

•  Industrial Lubricants

•  Lubricating Greases

•  Metal Processing Lubricants

•  Special Application Lubricants

•  Services

FUCHS has more than 100,000 customers from the following industries: automotive suppliers, OEM, mining and exploration, metalworking, agriculture and forestry, aerospace, power generation, mechanical engineering, construction and transport, steel, metal and cement industries, food, glass production, casting, forging industry and many others.

In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, safety, reliability, efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS represents a promise: technology that pays back.

Guaranteed customer proximity

Across South Africa, a team of more than 200 specialists works to guarantee the satisfaction of our customers.


Gasketing / Flexoid

Valumoid, Flexoid, Insurtion Rubber, Red Rubber Sheeting

Townsend have been supplying gasket materials to industry for over 30 years. The company stocks various thicknesses of Vellumoid / Flexoid sheeting which we sell by the running meter. Popular sizes include…

  • 0.25mm
  • 0.4mm
  • 0.8mm
  • 1.5mm
  • 3.0mm

The product has a maximum operating temperature of 120 degrees Celsius and a maximum pressure rating of 8 bars.

Flexoid is a cellulose fibre impregnated with a glue / glycerine composition

It is used with oils, fuel, and water aplications. We ship this product through out South africa.

Other popular gasket products that we stock include…

  • Cork Sheeting
  • Insurtion Rubber
  • Red Rubber sheeting
  • Neoprene cords

For more information contact us below.


Rubber Mounting Products

Our range of locally manufactured rubber products is a wide range. Should you have particular needs send us the specs and we’ll confirm availability.

In stock items include…

Rubber Plate Suckers

Used most generally in the large printing industry, rubber plate suckers are made in two variations.

The first model comes with a 6mm male thread fused into the back of the rubber.

It is 70mm across the flat of the face. It has a 15mm cone depth and overall length of 60mm.

The second model has a female 15mm diameter hole that is 22mm deep in the back for machine pins or plate handles.

It has a face diameter of 80mm and 20mm deep concave with an overall height of 38mm.

We ship these throughout South Africa.

Circular Machine Mounts

We keep a range of circular machine mounts in stock. There are three types, namely…

Type A

The type A has a male thread protruding from either side of the mount.

Type B

The type B has a male thread on one side and a female thread on the other.

Type C
The type C machine mount has female threads on either side of the mount.

These are the sizes, that are readily available, however special requests can be accommodated.

We also stock insurtion rubber sheeting and other rubber products. For more info contact us below.


Somta Tools

From Taps, Dies and Reamers to HSS, UDL and Cobalt drills. Somta is brand that we are proud to distribute in Johannesburg.

The full Somta Catalogue and product data is now available in a wonderful app.

The App offers all kinds of specifications.

Once you have selected the right tool for the job, give us a call and we will assist with pricing and delivery. Get The App On Google Play. Click Here.

Of course if you would prefer just the catalog, download it here  e1-somta-catalogue.

For more information on Somta products, give Townsend a shout.