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What you need to know about cavitation in piston pumps

By Gavin Pote MOST people, when asked what cavitation is, will answer “air bubbles in the inlet water of the pump”. This is only partly...

Top certification for automation components

VALVE specialist Gemü has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The Gemü 1235 and Gemü 1236 electrical...

3D laser scanner takes surveying to the next level

BOSCH Munitech’s new Faro S150 Plus scanner - the first of its kind in South Africa - is designed to capture up to two...

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...

Novel impeller, throatbush combo boosts wear life

USING a novel integrated design approach, Weir Minerals engineers developed the Warman WRT impeller and throatbush combination, which the company says delivers significant wear...

Gas group declares dividend despite COVID calamity

IN the face of the biggest fall in South Africa’s GDP since 1960, African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has maintained a robust cash position enabling...

Stainless steel pump solution for Namibian mine

WHEN a mining operation in Namibia needed a dewatering solution, the corrosive coastal conditions and remote location called for the equipment to be wear-resistant...

Why plastic is fantastic for modern sewer systems

THE Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted the fourth instalment of its popular Quality Workshops recently, focusing on various aspects related to...

Cutting-edge partnership delivers premium equipment, support to SA steel fabricators

TAIWAN-based capital equipment supplier Everising’s long-term collaboration with South African representative First Cut, has enabled local customers to successfully streamline their production equipment and...

Understanding fibre-reinforced plastic vents

LIQUID storage tanks are a crucial part of the chemical industry. With different types of chemicals having different characteristics and behaviours – it’s important...

Speed record: Printing on cables at over 60km/h

COMPANIES in the wire and cable industry are geared to quality and maximum output. The speed of the extrusion line is what determines production...

Holy guacamole! Pumps keep pace with avo-ricious demand

AVOCADOS are now among the world’s most popular superfoods, with much of the global appetite coming from lovers of pre-prepared guacamole. That’s according Watson-Marlow Fluid...

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Gift of the Givers opens boreholes in NMB to ease water crisis

THE Gift of the Givers opened its seventh borehole yesterday as part of its efforts to get 30 boreholes in place to ensure that...

Iconic car maker revs up carbon commitments

ICONIC car and commercial vehicle manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is moving closer towards its vision of carbon-neutral manufacturing production after the successful launch...

Container volumes reach record highs at East London terminal

THE East London Terminal recorded a 67 percent increase in container volumes at the end of May. The terminal had budgeted for the handling...

Auto industry applauds EC port development projects

THE announcement by the Transnet National Port Authority that R9.1-billion will be invested in the Eastern Cape ports over the next seven years has...