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Troubleshooting conveyor belt challenges

SOME of the toughest maintenance challenges at manufacturing facilities are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems. These critical assets require gear oil for their...

Fluid power stalwart retires after 47 years

WILLEM Gijzelaar, Group Marketing Manager at Bosch Rexroth South Africa, retired recently after 35 years’ service at the company and 47 years in the...

Passing of an industry icon

SOUTH African manufacturer Pratley has announced the passing of Managing Director Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. Kim’s father, George ‘Monty’ Pratley, established the company...

Switched on sales rep helps harvest big agri parts contract

A leading South African importer of innovative products and equipment for the local agricultural industry recently awarded its aftermarket business for combine header gathering...

Diesel engine component cleaning for OEMs

METRIC Automotive Engineering now offers a cleaning service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the diesel engine component remanufacturing sector. “We found that few OEMs...

Appy days as online shopping joins the industrial age

ONLINE retail shopping has seen exponential growth globally, further propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns and health and safety protocols. But according...

Boost energy efficiency with time switch technology

LEGRAND devices, with advanced time switch technology, are used to switch an electric circuit on or off at selected times during a pre-programmed time...

New butterfly valves 4IR ready

VALVE specialist Gemü has redesigned its butterfly valves and now offers the Gemü R480 Victoria in wafer version. According to the company, a team from...

Router upgrade boosts production for wood panel maker

PG Bison recently contracted Tectra Automation to upgrade the company’s 10-year-old router at its Boksburg plant with the aim of speeding up its production...

Hydraulics for hard-wearing jetting and vacuum trucks

WERNER Pumps, manufacturer and supplier of high-pressure jetting equipment, has chosen to employ specialist hydraulics skills in-house. That’s according to MD Sebastian Werner, who said...

Cryo-treated bolts help extend engine life

IPD South Africa has announced it can now supply cryo-treated bolts, offering considerably longer life bolt with less internal stress and optimised tensile strength. The...

Portable power exactly where and when it’s needed

VERT Energy offers custom-designed solutions for dependable power in areas without connection to the mains. That’s according to Managing Director Grant Robertson who said companies...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

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Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

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Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...