Penstocks, Sluice Gates, Channel Gates, Weirs and Hand Stops

Custom Design and Manufacture of Premium Quality Penstocks and Sluice Gates.

Using a carefully selected range of non-corrosive, composite materials, our specialist team – which includes engineers as well as highly skilled technicians – design and manufacture the best quality penstocks and sluice gates to suit your specific application and requirements.


While our standard sluice gates are manufactured from stainless steel and duplex materials, light duty units are available in a combination of stainless steel, duplex steel and engineering plastics.

The construction materials we use allow for a sufficient margin of safety and minimum deflection. In general, the door deflection allowed is less than 2mm. No metal to metal contact is applied and doors move between HDPE wear liners and the seals.

The seal arrangements we specify are suitable for waste water applications.


The standard leakage rates of sluice gates and penstocks manufactured by our team, are superior to the rates specified by AWWA C561. Should you require specific leakage rates, we are able to design, manufacture and supply your units accordingly.


From hand wheel operated, to hand wheel via gearbox, electrically actuated and air actuated – we customise your sluice gates and penstocks to suit your needs.


In addition to our sluice gates and penstocks, we also assist in the design and manufacture of complete range of water and sewage flow control equipment, which includes:

Channel Gates | Tilting Weirs | Stop Logs | Hand Stops | Diverter Gates

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Based in Stikland, Cape Town, Vacuum and Fluid Technology assists companies within the water, waste and industrial sectors with a wide range of innovative, premium quality Water, Sewage, Vacuum and Air Handling components, products and systems. We manufacture for both the Local and Export market.

Unit 9-12, Hydro Park 1, Hydro Street, Stikland, Western Cape, South Africa
PO Box 430, Gordons Bay, 7151