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Solar power further cements additive plant’s green cred

CEMENT additive manufacturing company Chryso Southern Africa has installed a solar electricity generating system at its Jet Park premises in Gauteng, as part of...

Handheld pneumatic breakers lighter, safer and more precise

THE powerful, lightweight, and ergonomic RTEX and TEX pneumatic breaker ranges from Atlas Copco can be operated for longer while using less air. That’s according...

Distributor boosts sales with ‘toolkit’ initiative

IN an effort to promote SKF’s MaPro and Power Transmission sales within their branch network as well as various markets, SKF South Africa’s authorised...

Why cheap ‘grey’ printer consumables could end up costing you plenty

IN tough economic times, the grip on production costs tightens and manufacturers may be tempted to cut costs. However, opting for less expensive consumables...

Don’t let these common problems grind your gears

GEARS, like any mechanical element, are subject to wear and, if not addressed, even failure. That’s according to Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at Lubrication...

Grease injector raises productivity in harsh applications

THE latest addition to SKF’s single-line lubricant injector range contributes to increased productivity in tough applications. That’s according to SKF Product Manager Jordan Butler, who...

New disc hubs promise reliability in extreme conditions

FOR bearings deployed in the agriculture sector there is no shortage of potential hazards, including moisture, soil dust, corrosive fertilisers and very high shock...

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...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...