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Big metal is conspicuously tight-lipped on US-China rift

By: Bloomberg     16th June 2018 If mining companies are as bothered by Trump’s tariffs as investors appear to be, they’re not saying. A full-out trade war between the US and China could negatively affect the metals and mining sector in several ways. China could respond to Friday’s US tariffs by cutting imports of raw... 

As Gary Bell steps down as CEO, he urges SA manufacturers to embrace future

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2018 There is no need to cower in the corner when considering the future of manufacturing. Artificial intelligence and three-dimensional printing can open up a multitude of opportunities for South African manufacturers, says Bell Equipment CEO Gary Bell. Bell Equipment is, in fact, readying itself to... 

Improved quality and productivity reduce production costs

15th June 2018 As the leading supplier of gases and welding equipment and machinery in sub-Saharan Africa, industrial gases company Afrox continues to provide innovative welding solutions to the Southern African market by introducing new products and technology. The latest of these is welding equipment... 

As Gary Bell steps down as CEO, he urges SA manufacturers to embrace future

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2018 There is no need to cower in the corner when considering the future of manufacturing. Artificial intelligence and three-dimensional printing can open up a multitude of opportunities for South African manufacturers, says Bell Equipment CEO Gary Bell. Bell Equipment is, in fact, readying itself to... 

Industry 4.0 to add benefits across the entire value chain

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2018 The nascent industrial revolution happening across the world, termed Industry 4.0, is helping to improve the entire value chain through the digitalisation of all processes and the integration and improvement of the interdependent processes, says industrial systems multinational Siemens Digital... 

Case IH donates machinery and training to strengthen the sustainability of Ghanaian agriculture

12th June 2018 Development Partnership will encourage and train future farmers at one of the country’s five agricultural colleges St. Valentin Case IH is supporting Damongo Agricultural College in the Northern Region of Ghana as part of a programme designed to train students. The global agricultural equipment... 

Massive Auction Of Vehicle Manufacturing Plant And Precision Engineering Equipment

11th June 2018 Van’s Auctioneers are very proud to have been instructed to attend to this huge two day Liquidation Auction on 20 and 21 June 2018. Day 1, which will be held on Wednesday 20 June, will feature a very large quantity of heavy duty machinery that are used in the manufacturing of large vehicles. This... 

Technology revolutionises machine tools industry

By: Halima Frost     8th June 2018 Additive manufacturing, which includes the use of three-dimensional and computer-aided-design to make stronger and more reliable components for the machine tool industry, has revolutionised the machine tool industry, says machine tools supplier Reliable Technical Consultants (Retecon). Retecon... 

Innovation and Intelligence for the Factory of the Future

7th June 2018 How adaptive algorithms are creating new ways to optimize production Omron Industrial, Johannesburg. South Africa 

Expertise And Quality Focus See Actom Turbo Machines Expand

5th June 2018 The drive by end-users to achieve longer lifespans from rotating equipment and to reduce their total cost of ownership has seen many customers implement component refurbishment programmes instead of simply replacing parts. This has placed ACTOM Turbo Machines in the ideal position to provide a... 

60 year anniversary of global polymer company - 8 lessons for entrepreneurs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2018 At 87 years old, serial entrepreneur Alain Leger, who founded one of South Africa’s most successful manufacturing enterprises, is a seasoned business person celebrating the 60th anniversary of the company he founded this year. While the art of taking on financial risks in the hope of achieving... 

Renergen impairs hydro project to focus on South African natural gas market

By: Simone Liedtke     1st June 2018 Integrated alternative energy business Renergen impaired its R12.2-million Côte d’Ivoire Hydro hydroelectric project, which was managed by its subsidiary, Mega Power Renewables, during the 2018 financial year and shifted its focus to the South African natural gas market. The impairment decision... 

Canada’s Nautilus aiming to start marine mining in 2019 despite enviro concerns

By: Dylan Slater     1st June 2018 Deep-sea mining is yet to become a major mining activity, and not much is known about undersea deposits of minerals. However, some role-players in the mining industry are claiming that the deep-sea floor could be host to an abundant and untapped resource of highly sought-after commodities, which... 

The impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturers

31st May 2018 Hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, the trade and industry hub of sub-Saharan Africa’s escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in... 

Australia Q1 business investment disappoints but firms boost spending plans

By: Reuters     31st May 2018 Australian business investment missed expectations last quarter as manufacturers cut back on spending, yet other sectors including miners splashed out more on plants and machinery in a positive sign for economic growth. Worryingly, corporate spending plans for 2018/19 pointed to a more cautious... 

Wacker Neuson committed to strengthening dealer partnerships

30th May 2018 Wacker Neuson South Africa remains steadfast in its commitment to strengthening its dealer partnerships in a move to further improve its customer service offering. “As market leaders in the supply of world-class engineered Compact and Light Equipment to the Sub-Saharan construction, mining and... 

NSK Molded-Oil bearings offer long life at food plants

29th May 2018 In the food industry, comprehensive cleaning regimes are commonplace as companies look to meet stringent sector requirements on hygiene. However, such practices can prove detrimental to production line components, not least the bearings that provide motion in critical machinery, equipment and... 

Manufacturing sector investment to remain stable in Q2 – Manufacturing Circle  

By: Anine Kilian     29th May 2018 The Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker (MCIT) for the first quarter of this year shows there has been investment into the manufacturing sector in the past 15 months, but that investment is declining. Presenting key findings of the MCIT, in Centurion, on Tuesday, Manufacturing Circle... 

Case IH’s new 2000 Series planter makes its first appearance at Nampo 2018 following successful S African field tests

28th May 2018 High levels of interest in new planter with Early Riser® system for faster germination 

Easily lock out circuit breakers for safer machine interventions

24th May 2018 Circuit breakers are easily switched on and off which can cause problems for professionals carrying out an intervention. Shocks and extreme injury can be the results of prematurely reactivating a circuit. To avoid these accidents, and to enable safer machine interventions, Brady Corporation... 

Australia-EU FTA an opportunity to remove tariffs on resources trade

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd May 2018 The Australian resources sector has welcomed the start of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia and the European Union (EU), with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) saying it would present a significant opportunity to boost trade, investment and economic engagement... 

ParkerStore™ Limpopo opens with ribbon cutting by The Executive Mayor of Polokwane

23rd May 2018 New motion control products and services specialist facility officially opens doors to service the mining and industrial market needs. Polokwane, South Africa. The Executive Mayor of Polokwane, Cllr. Thembi Nkadimeng and Limpopo Economic Development MEC and Hon. Seaparo Sekoati helped cut the... 

WoodEX for Africa set for a full house

22nd May 2018 WoodEX for Africa, the only trade show in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber and allied trades, is preparing to host a bumper edition show from 11-13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, due not only to near-full bookings, but its incorporation of the Deck &... 

CAMINEX 2018 to provide latest product showcase and free seminars

21st May 2018 CAMINEX, Zambia’s premier Copperbelt agricultural, mining and industrial trade expo, will be taking place at the Kitwe Showgrounds in Kitwe, Zambia, from 5-7 June, and will be showcasing the latest in products, machinery, technologies and services that these and related industries can offer. An... 

Volvo Group Southern Africa to invest millions in youth empowerment

By: African News Agency      21st May 2018 Volvo Group Southern Africa said it was planning to invest more than R20-million on apprenticeship training, automotive industry learnerships, disabled person learnerships, as well as internships in 2018. President of Volvo Group Southern Africa, Torbjörn Christensson, said that since 2015, the... 

Western Cape's mounting rubbish problem

By: News24Wire      21st May 2018 "We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," MEC for environmental affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release. The Western Cape generated approximately three million tonnes of waste in 2017 according to the government. The City of Cape Town... 

Canada March factory sales rise on metals, aerospace

By: Reuters     16th May 2018 nadian manufacturing sales increased more than expected in March on strength in primary metals, aerospace products and parts, fabricated metals and other transportation equipment, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday. Factory sales rose 1.4%, surpassing the 1.2% gain expected by economists,... 

Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry

16th May 2018 South Africa‘s plantation area covers more than 1.5 million hectares, stretching over five provinces - Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape. “With the forestry industry in the summer rainfall areas nearing the fire season, forestry machinery not fitted with a fire... 

Booyco Electronic Checklist Checks All The Boxes

16th May 2018 While design developments in vehicle ergonomics continue to mitigate human error, there remains the need to ensure the safe operation of all construction, earthmoving and mining machinery. Leading electronic safety equipment supplier, Booyco Electronics has again leveraged technology to provide... 

Impact of Industry 4.0 on Manufacturers

14th May 2018 Hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, the trade and industry hub of Sub-Saharan Africa’s escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in... 

Infield hydraulic hose repair kit

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2018 Mica Mining Northern Cape is the sole importer and agent for HOSEPATH® in South Africa. Samples are available to view as well as site visits, surveys and presentations. Our hydraulic hose repair clamp is designed to reduce downtime from hours or even days to just minutes. The clamp is made from... 

Remote con trol your Epiroc Scooptram with new automation package

11th May 2018 For greater safety and efficiency in underground mining, Epiroc releases a number of automation features for the Scooptram underground loader. The Scooptram Automation Regular package allows the Scooptram to be controlled through an operator station from a remote location. "With the new Scooptram... 

First Hero class vessel calls at Port of East London

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th May 2018 The Port of East London on Wednesday hosted the first Post Panamax high efficiency Ro-Ro (Hero) class vessel to call at the port.  

New Volvo CE rigid haulers to deliver improved production

8th May 2018 Babcock customers can now look forward to achieving production targets faster as the new range of Volvo Construction Equipment rigid haulers becomes available in southern Africa later this year following the official launch in Scotland in April. The new Volvo Construction Equipment hauler range... 

Bauer from BI drives innovation in the food and beverage industry

4th May 2018 The AsepticDrive™ from Bauer Gear Motor, distributed locally by Bearings International (BI), is an asynchronous motor with a basic design that does away with a fan and cooling ribs. As a result, its entirely smooth outer casing makes it ideal for the strict hygiene requirements of the food and... 

Exhibition tailored for the African market

By: Melissa Zisengwe     27th April 2018 The third edition of the bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, held from March 13 to 16, 2018 was a reflection of the African market and an opportunity to showcase products and new technology suited to different construction equipment segments for the African market, says Messe München MD Stefan Rummel. The... 

Plastic pipes experience growth in sewer infrastructure market

27th April 2018 The global plastic pipe market is benefiting from the growing acceptance of large diameter plastic pipes in infrastructure applications such as drainage, sewer and water transmission, says South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (Sappma) CEO Jan Venter. “Water distribution and sewage... 

Centre of pressure

26th April 2018 The development of a range of class-leading hydraulic piston seals required SKF engineers to create tailor-made materials and apply advanced analytical techniques. Latest AnnouncementsThe piston seal lies right at the heart of hydraulic cylinder performance. Located in a groove on the outer... 

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