Engineering News | Material Handling http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/materials-handling Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:41:21 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Supplier aims to change industry mindset http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-supplier-aiming-to-change-industry-mindset-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465941 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680768_resized_kubotau306miniexcavator092017smithpowerequipment1022.jpg COMPACT EXCAVATOR The 3 t Kubota U30-6 mini excavator from Smith Power Equipment a compact machine 511 287 Well-maintained equipment ensures market competitiveness http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/well-maintained-equipment-way-to-stay-ahead-of-competitors-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465653 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680053_resized_theunsjburgermanagingdirector092017burmaplanthire1022.jpg THEUNS BURGER The proactive approach involves maintenance of a company’s equipment 511 287 Groundwater a viable water saving initiative http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/firms-initiative-to-make-groundwater-a-viable-resource-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466218 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681236_resized_markschapersjgafrika31022.jpg MARK SCHAPERS JG Afrika’s systematic approach is transferred to all activities involved in completing groundwater projects 511 287 Western Cape municipality begins master plan to combat water loss http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-municipality-begins-master-plan-to-combat-water-loss-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466165 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681120_resized_willemliebenbergandandrekowalenskiofdrakensteinmunicipality1022.jpg MASTER PLANNERS Willem Liebenberg and André Kowalewski (right) of the Drakenstein municipality are at the forefront of the master plan 511 287 Renewed focus for construction equipment supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewed-focus-for-construction-equipment-supplier-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466322 1507881107 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681524_resized_twinproweldergenerator092017renttechsa1022.jpg PREFERRED SUPPLIER Renttech SA is the preferred supplier of welding, power generation, lifting and rigging equipment to buy or rent in 511 287 Insurance plays vital role in construction project success http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/insurance-plays-vital-role-in-construction-project-success-2017-10-13 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467710 1507882250 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684736_resized_georgedavisheadconstructionandengineering102017rbsinsurance1022.jpg GEORGE DAVIS Every construction project is unique and has its own set of risks 511 287 Disregard for PPE one of biggest causes of fatalities in work-at-height environment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/disregard-for-ppe-one-of-biggest-causes-of-fatalities-in-work-at-height-environment-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465666 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680033_resized_fallarrestheightsafetyrecognition092017instituteforworkingatheights1022.jpg CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING Personal protective equipment is continuously evolving to ensure maximum safety 511 287 Company provides energy-saving pumps solution http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-pumps-company-provides-energy-saving-pumps-solution-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465393 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680091_resized_vesconitebenefits1022.jpg VESCONITE BENEFITS Materials used by Vesconite swell significantly less when exposed to water than other materials 511 287 Customer awareness key to investment confidence http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/customer-awareness-key-to-investment-confidence-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465174 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679993_resized_wilo540713versatility1022.jpg INNOVATION Wilo Pump products aim for efficiency, versatility and innovation 511 287 High-pressure water jetting pumps witness growth in market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/demolition-alternative-using-nondestructive-high-pressure-water-jetting-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465189 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679264_resized_totalblastingremovalofdeterioratedconcrete1022.jpg NONDESTRUCTIVE EFFICIENCY High-pressure water jetting allows for concrete removal without rebar damage 511 287 Local pumps supplier’s range extended http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-pumps-suppliers-range-extended-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465383 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679985_resized_valleyofwaves4554jpgsunimage14005251022.jpg SUN CITY The resort and casino is one of the many companies in South Africa that make use of HCP’s submersible pumps range 511 287 Manufacturer innovates to address lack of water and sanitation challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacturer-innovates-to-address-lack-of-water-and-sanitation-challenges-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465453 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680002_resized_sulzerpumps1022.jpg TESTING STANDARDS Results of computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis are validated through prototype and model testing at Sulzer 511 287 Manufacturer strives to meet industry demands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacturer-strives-to-meet-industry-demands-2017-09-18 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464973 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680068_resized_balancepolyesterchordsbloomberg20151022.jpg EFFICIENCY GOALS Rand Transmission South BALANCE The intricate balance of polyester chords, neoprene and outer fabric has contributed to the efficiency of TAGEX V-Belts 511 287 Routine mechanical maintenance emphasised as preventive measure http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/routine-mechanical-maintenance-emphasised-as-preventive-measure-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465377 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680064_resized_multistagepumpsspppumps1022.jpg QUALITY IN CONFORMING SPP Pumps conforms to various UK and European standards to ensure quality and longevity in their pumps products 511 287 Supplier extends pumps offering http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/supplier-extends-pumps-offering-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465686 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680125_resized_flowaccomodationatlascopco1022.jpg FLOW ACCOMMODATION Atlas Copco’s high-flow models are capable of handling flow rates of up to 1 400 m3/h 511 287 Water solutions company active at World Water Week http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/water-solutions-company-active-at-world-water-week-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465730 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680331_resized_worldwaterweek20171022.jpg FULL HOUSE Visitors from around the world attended World Water Week 2017 511 287 Companies to benefit from work apparel innovation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/companies-to-benefit-from-work-apparel-innovation-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465535 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679683_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017bramhopegroup1022.jpg CLEAR UNDERSTANDING A clear understanding of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges is essential for proper HSE management and procedures 511 287 Exhibition marks firm’s international re-entry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/exhibition-signifies-companys-international-re-entry-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465384 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679378_resized_protectiveworkwear092017sweetorr1022.jpg CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Sweet Orr benchmarks its continuous improvement process in order to maintain national and international quality standards 511 287 Work apparel company sees further growth in sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-apparel-industry-company-sees-sales-growing-further-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465162 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679254_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017totalblasting1022.jpg SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility 511 287 Closed steel mill discovering new life as an industrial park http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-business-strategy-creates-sustainability-for-steel-and-vanadium-industrial-park-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464935 1506954328 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678641_resized_highveldhiveldadminbuildingandsteelworks1022.jpg CAPITAL LOCATION in less than a year of being operational, Highveld Industrial Park has set up a sustainable business 511 287 Sandvik establishes R15-million local production facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sandvik-establishes-r15-million-local-production-facility-2017-10-04 Creamer Media Reporter MINING Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:16:00 +0200 466656 1507207396 1507205760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682797_resized_rer1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71320_2017-10-06_rer459.mp468781149Sandvik establishes R15-million local production facility Sandvik establishes R15-million local production facility Continued development and investment for KZN SEZ http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/continued-development-and-investment-for-kzn-sez-2017-09-29 Marleny Arnoldi Material Handling Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464599 1506412360 1506636000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677745_resized_idubecoldstoragedubetradeportsez20171022.jpg KEEP IT COOL The iDube Cold Storage facility caters for meat importers servicing local retailers and for exports of dairy, concentrate and citrus to international markets 511 287 Turbine installations at wind project completed ahead of schedule http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/n-cape-wind-farm-completes-turbine-installations-ahead-of-schedule-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach RENEWABLE ENERGY Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464675 1506689816 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677945_resized_khobabwindfarmfinalwtglifting8sept2017101022.jpg SOARING CONSTRUCTION The 100-m-tall Siemens wind turbines, which allow for optimum energy production, take between one and three days to construct, assuming favourable weather 511 287 BMG invests R400m in Joburg distribution centre http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-providers-r400m-world-site-facility-to-enhance-service-capability-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach Distribution Centre Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464912 1506948130 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678606_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg WORLD-CLASS FACILITY BMG’s R400-million investment to upgrade its existing Droste Park facilities into a leading-edge distribution centre, centralises functional and support operations 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71022_2017-09-15_bmg_-_hd_web.mp413548174BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG launches R400m World site facility in Gauteng http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmg-launches-r400m-world-site-facility-in-gauteng-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach MANUFACTURING/ENGINEERING Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:22:00 +0200 464899 1506948141 1505478120 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678545_resized_bmgworldsite0920171022.jpg BMG World site, Johannesburg, Gauteng 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71266_2017-09-15_bmg.mp411126661BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. BMG MD Gavin Pelser discusses the upgraded BMG World site facility in Johannesburg. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Localisation key to welding industry growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/localisation-key-to-welding-industry-growth-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462505 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673262_resized_20160129senotlelofeedmillagriculutralwelding1022.jpg AGRICULTURAL WELDING The Senotlelo feed mill is an example of how welding is used in the agriculture industry 511 287 NDT testing integral to safety foundation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ndt-testing-integral-safety-foundation-2017-09-15 Nica Schreuder Material Handling Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463068 1505199165 1505426400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Equipment manufacturer inaugurates new facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-manufacturer-inaugurates-new-facility-2017-09-15 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463804 1505199167 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676183_resized_capitalequipmentcaterpillarfacility0920171022.jpg SHEER ADVANTAGE The 60 000 m2 facility allows for the ability to work more efficiently while increasing capacity to provide unmatched parts availability for customers across Africa 511 287 Extended component and solutions range ensures management and control http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/extended-component-and-solutions-range-ensure-management-and-control-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461819 1503989762 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671663_resized_bmgsafetyswitches082017bearingmangroupbmg1022.jpg DISTRIBUTION VALUE The new distribution agreement is valued at R6-million in the first year 511 287 Level measurement probe an alternative to traditional systems http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/level-measurement-probe-an-alternative-to-traditional-systems-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462063 1503989763 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672295_resized_ltm2levelprobe082017booysendalplatinummineinstekcontrol1022.jpg PRODUCT APPLICATION Level Transmitter Mining-2 probes are typically installed in flotation banks, tanks, individual flotation cells or in columns and sumps 511 287 Range of radar level transmitters extended http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/range-of-radar-level-transmitters-extended-2017-09-01 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461906 1503989763 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671925_resized_radarlevelmeasurement082017krohne1022.jpg RADAR LEVEL MEASUREMENT Each device has a particular target area of application 511 287 Forklifts delivered to Zimbabwe food producer http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/forklifts-delivered-to-zimbabwean-food-producer-2017-08-25 Victor Moolman Material Handling Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461243 1503384957 1503612000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Fire-protection equipment and ongoing maintenance provided by consultant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fire-protection-equipment-and-ongoing-maintenance-provided-by-consultant-2017-08-25 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461164 1503384957 1503612000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670144_resized_michaelvanniekerkceo082017aspfire1022.jpg MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK ASP Fire has completed a number of risk assessments in shopping centres 511 287 Innovative surfactants enhance firefighting http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovative-surfactants-enhance-waters-fire-fighting-potential-2017-08-25 Simone Liedtke Material Handling Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461435 1503384957 1503612000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670655_resized_lourensjansenvanrensburg062017icatenvironmentalsolutions1022.jpg LOURENS JANSEN VAN RENSBURG iFire is an ideal water-treatment agent to improve the wetting capability of water which, in turn, enhances its firefighting capability 511 287 Advanced wear technology stands to set new benchmark http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/advanced-wear-technology-stands-to-set-a-new-industry-benchmark-2017-08-18 Robyn Wilkinson Material Handling Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460397 1502782664 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668181_resized_wonderstoneglztuffinlethead720171022.jpg ENHANCED PROTECTION Zirconia-enhanced alumina offers superior mechanical strength, abrasion resistance and fracture toughness in wear linings protecting components such as inlet heads 511 287 Attention to detail crucial for conveyor belts http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/attention-to-detail-crucial-for-optimal-conveyor-performance-2017-08-18 Robyn Wilkinson Material Handling Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460387 1502782664 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668146_resized_conveyortrainingmartinengineering1022.jpg SAFETY FIRST It is imperative that a risk assessment be performed prior to working on conveyors and that all operators are educated on the learning points identified 511 287 Comprehensive service support adds value to forklifts http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/comprehensive-service-support-adds-value-to-forklifts-2017-08-18 Robyn Wilkinson Material Handling Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460396 1502782664 1503007200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668268_resized_smithpowerequipmentkiporforklift0820171022.jpg FIT FOR PURPOSE Kipor forklifts were supplied to Icon Bricks with additional filtration systems to protect the engines from fine dust particles 511 287