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Welding Alloys South Africa

6th December 2019 Crushing hammers, cane knives, washboards, shredders, trash plates and mill roll arcing are a few areas within a sugar mill that experience significant wear. In most cases, demand on throughput outweighs the need to do regular and ongoing maintenance.  It is vital to extract the most value out of... 

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     4th December 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Locking onto efficiencies - AMPCO Gen 2 plastic switched interlocked socket range from Powermite

29th November 2019 Powermite recently expanded its renowned AMPCO product portfolio with the introduction of a range of plastic switched interlocked sockets which form part of a new series of cutting-edge Gen 2 plastic industrial plugs and connectors which are poised to raise the efficiency, versatility and... 

UK govt's investment in small nuclear reactor programme confirmed

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th November 2019 Britain’s quasi-autonomous national research and development agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) confirmed on Tuesday that it had released £18-million in funding to a British industrial consortium developing a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR). The consortium, which has been working on the... 

Company completes smelter welding project

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     6th November 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company, Thos Begbie, successfully, and timeously delivered erosion-resistant copper coolers, which are being installed, to a smelter in Southern Africa. Thos Begbie started the project in March this year and delivered the coolers at the end of April,... 

Rand-Air’s oil-free compressors, portable generators and nitrogen generators ensure ‘well-oiled’ refinery shutdowns

22nd October 2019 An oil refinery is a very large and highly complex installation. Because of this complexity and the nature of the process, shutting the plant down for ad hoc repairs is not an economical option. Oil and gas refineries are designed so that they will run uninterrupted for a period of 18 months to... 

Bloodhound LSR team lands in desert and gears up for high speed runs

18th October 2019 Bloodhound LSR team arrives at Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa for testing Car assembly begins after a successful journey overland from Johannesburg Painstaking process of clearing desert floor for safe high speed runs completed The Bloodhound LSR car has arrived safely at the Hakskeenpan... 

Toyota increases localisation through expanded Hiace Ses’fikile plant

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th October 2019 Automotive manufacturer Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Friday unveiled its upgraded Hiace Ses’fikile assembly plant, in KwaZulu-Natal, which manufactures South Africa’s most popular minibus taxi. TSAM invested R454-million to upgrade the facility, which now uses 13 Kawasaki robots for... 

Deflating the myths around the mechanical joining of HDPE pipe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2019 Victaulic South Africa’s Marcel Ley exposes the myths surrounding the mechanical joining of HDPE piping, and why it is the best method to ensure not only job site safety and a reduced completion time frame but provides financial benefits as well. As innovations arise, so do the replacements of... 

Skyriders intensifies presence in industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 Industrial rope access company Skyriders Access Specialists continues to offer various maintenance and repair solutions to aid key sectors – such as the furnaces industry – locally and abroad while expanding its service offering. 

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