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New lifting equipment boosts PGM mine’s maintenance capabilities

CONDRA has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Platreef Mine, part of the Platreef PGM project near...

Polymer materials are stronger than steel

GERMAN polymer manufacturer, igus, is slowly changing the way things are done by replacing metals and other everyday materials with stronger, longer lasting polymers...

Partnership seals official distributor status in southern Africa

BHBW, a leading provider of high-quality industrial and materials handling equipment, is partnering with Motrec International, a global leader in electric industrial vehicle manufacturing. This...

Magnetic flux leakage technology advances wire rope inspection

TECHNOLOGY that helps to give a more accurate assessment of the state of wire ropes without damaging the ropes in the process are a...

Efficiency and safety gain in next generation of truck-mounted forklifts

SHAMROCK Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been...

Replacement crane reveals the sting of undue emphasis on price-based purchase

THE wrong choice of capital equipment can prove costly not only in downtime and lost production, but also in unnecessarily increased expenditure when new...

Automating for efficiency with with pre-defined application modules

WELL-known for its drive technology, SEW-Eurodrive partners with customers to design and implement automation projects for their plants, factories and warehouses – using its...

Warehousing goes greener with electric forklifts

IT is heartening to see a growing trend in the warehousing and logistics sector for more eco-friendly operations that minimise harm to the environment....

Planning is key to effective materials handling

EQUIPMENT selection is a major consideration in the movement of items in various processes and throughout the supply chain. It has the potential to...

Sticky materials require expert design at transfer points in processing plants

HANDLING sticky material in mining and minerals processing plants can be a complex challenge. These materials can cause blockages, equipment wear and increased maintenance...

Don’t risk low-quality replacement parts for forklifts

CRITERION Equipment, which specialises in the supply and support of TCM forklift trucks, encourages the local market to invest in quality branded replacement parts. “We...

Hands-free rod handling system enhances safety and productivity

A HANDS-FREE rod handling system designed to fully automate the loading of drill rods and core barrel operation is enhancing safety, lowering costs and improving...

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Measures in place to contain FMD outbreak in Humansdorp

THE Kouga Municipality said that due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the area, strict measures are being implemented within...

Capital injection to propel black EC citrus producers towards commercialisation

A R1,2 million agreement signed by the Citrus Growers Association: Grower Development Company (CGA-GDC) and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is set to...

American e-commerce giant opens .co.za operation

ON Tuesday 7 May, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon.co.za, providing customers in South Africa with a new online shopping experience. Available by either...