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Weldamax is a leading supplier of quality, value-for-money branded welding products. At the forefront of welding technology, we apply our expertise to provide our customers with innovative products and specialised services. Global partnerships with the worlds leading welding companies enable us to deliver the best products on the market at highly competitive prices all backed by a committed, hard-working team of professionals. We are one of the few South African companies to offer a complete range of proprietary welding equipment and associated products, in the fields of Arc, MIG/MAG, TIG, plasma cutting, welding gases, abrasives, safety equipment and consumables.

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Hydra-Arc Group scores again…..

     20th May 2016 Since March the Hydra-Arc Group received three major international awards as recognition of their excellence in quality. Hydra Arc (Pty) Ltd won the Europe Business Assembly’s prestigious international prize The Highest Hallmark on 22 March. This award recognizes effective business activities and... 

Customised solution for automated small part welding

     17th May 2016 CLOOS presents the new QIROX QR-CC-4.1 compact cell, a "Ready to weld" system with many new features. The robot cell has a 2-station workpiece positioner with vertical change and vertical rotation. Whilst the robot welds at one station, the other station can be loaded again. With a clamping... 

Brad M23 Power and Signal Cordsets from Molex with WSOR Cable as Standard

     17th May 2016 Molex, LLC introduces Brad® M23 power and signal cordsets with a short overmould length of just 45mm for quick and easy assembly in space restricted applications. With WSOR (weld-slag and oil-resistant) cable fitted as standard, coupled with the space saving form factor, it helps ensure reliable... 

Restore the original function of castings, reduce scrap & save with polymeric coating solutions from Thermaspray

     17th May 2016 Diamant polymeric metal product solutions from Thermaspray, in partnership with Diamant Metallplastic GmbH based in Germany, can deliver substantial cost savings for the foundry industry by significantly reducing scrap through the restoration of the original function of castings. Porosity, blow... 

EuroBLECH 2016 reflects trend towards smart manufacturing in sheet metal working

     12th May 2016 EuroBLECH 2016 will open its doors in Hanover, Germany. The exhibition will, once again, be the meeting place for sheet metal working professionals from all over the world looking to find enhanced machinery and innovative production solutions. Visitors will be able to discover an extensive... 

eThekwini Metro to train 10 000 artisans

By: African News Agency      11th May 2016 The eThekwini Metro Municipality is set to spend R741-million over the next three years training as many as 10 000 artisans. This was a revealed by municipal manager S’bu Sithole at a meeting of the city’s executive council on Tuesday evening. 

Clamp solution primary focus at Nampo 2016

By: Nadine James     6th May 2016 Southern Africa sole distributor of Jacob Modular Tubing products Roff Industries will showcase the Jacob Quick Connect (JQC) clamp solution for grain-handling and food- processing applications at the Nampo, or National Maize Producers Organisation, Harvest Day. Roff Industries bulk materials... 

Equipment supplier flexes agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016

     6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Goscor Power Products (GPP) – which has been supplying equipment to the agricultural industry for several years –  will for the first time, showcase its comprehensive and affordable product range at the Nampo Harvest Day event, held from May 17 to 20. “As... 

Keep a Distant ‘Eye’ on your Purge

     5th May 2016 When welding lengths of tube and pipework fabrications, as well as sections of pipelines of 20 metres length and more, one problem operators face is not receiving a fast and true weld purge reading from the purge zone. Now, for the first time, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® makes it possible... 

Safety First With Apex Welding Screens

     3rd May 2016 Safety in the workplace continues to be a prime focus, and many manufacturing operations make use of Apex Welding Screens to ensure workers are protected against weld splatter and fumes as well as from harmful UV radiation. Apex Welding Screens are available in various configurations to suit a... 

Making Welding a Breeze: Gasless ‘Innershield’ Welding Machines from Renttech bring multiple benefits to the user

     3rd May 2016 When undertaking MIG welding outside, such as on a construction site or farm, exposing the weld to the weather may hamper progress and compromise the quality of the final result. Effects of wind, or even just a breeze, during the welding process can be a serious problem. Put simply, valuable... 

Emissions control gaining traction in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th April 2016 The importance of emission control is gaining traction not only locally but also in sub-Saharan Africa, where it held little priority previously. This is especially true of international companies, says air filtration company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT). 

Digester system makes sewage management cost effective

     22nd April 2016 The KomBio digester system reactor from tank and systems solutions provider LIPP, in the UK, is an economical solution for energy production at biogas plants and stabilisation of sewage sludge. 

Electrofusion welding suitable for high-pressure sewerage system pipes

By: Victor Moolman     22nd April 2016 Plastic pipe specialists Marley Pipe Systems has throughout 2015 and in 2016 supplied high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Megatuff pipes that are suitable for electrofusion in sewage system upgrades throughout South Africa. 

World Power Products reinvents to set the efficiency benchmark in sheet metal fabrication

     21st April 2016 World Power Products, South Africa’s leading sheet metal fabricator, is a smart and dynamic company that adapts with the times to ensure the sustainable and on-time delivery of world-class products and service solutions. Since its founding in 1963 in the south of Johannesburg by the late Peter... 

Welding World Award Winner

     20th April 2016 The Association of Welding Distributors announced the winners of their ‘Welding World Awards’ on Wednesday 13th April, at a gala dinner, held at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham, where Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® shared a table with some of the their UK Distributors including EWM,... 

Trimble and Hyundai Heavy Industries Agree to Integrate

     18th April 2016 Trimble and Hyundai Heavy Industries today announced a plan to integrate, engineer and market Trimble Ready® factory fit machine control kits to enable the installation of Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System components on select HHI excavators in the aftermarket. The fast and simplified... 

Fast Purging of Heat-Treated Pipework

     14th April 2016 Chrome steel pipe joints, such as those used in the power industry for high pressure, high strength pipework, need to be pre-heated for welding and also require a post weld heat treatment. Equally, some high strength stainless steel weld joints need to undergo similar heat-treating cycles. Weld... 

Small businesses, not shack-dwellers behind most WCape electricity theft – Eskom

By: News24Wire      14th April 2016 Illegal electricity connections in townships are not behind much of the 6% revenue loss in the Western Cape, Eskom said on Wednesday. "Let me clear this misperception – people think our losses are bigger in areas like Khayelitsha. It's not," Eskom Western Cape provincial head Alwie Lester said.... 

JHB firm to expand lithium iron phosphate energy storage module production 

     13th April 2016 Having completed more than a 100 installations of its locally produced lithium iron phosphate Freedom Lite range of batteries across Southern Africa, Johannesburg-based energy solutions provider Freedom Won aims to enhance its production capacity amid growing demand. 

Latest scientific findings for the innovations of tomorrow

     13th April 2016 There is still much potential for optimisation within the new technologies of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing. This ranges from design and development, processes and materials right through to the aftertreatment of components manufactured using AM. The “Science” trade forum at... 

Making Welding a Breeze: Gasless ‘Innershield’ Welding Machines from Renttech bring multiple benefits to the user

     12th April 2016 When undertaking MIG welding outside, such as on a construction site or farm, exposing the weld to the weather may hamper progress and compromise the quality of the final result. Effects of wind, or even just a breeze, during the welding process can be a serious problem. Put simply, valuable... 

High-pressure heat exchangers becoming key in Africa

By: Kimberley Smuts     8th April 2016 Local manufacturer and maintenance service provider of utility-scale pulverised coal steam generators, Steinmüller Africa, is now offering turnkey solutions for both shell and tube heat exchangers; both the header-type and the tubesheet-type are offered. These heat exchangers are not only... 

Joburg energy-storage firm eyes export prospects as Southern African installations rise

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th April 2016 Having completed more than a 100 installations of its locally produced lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) Freedom Lite range of batteries across Southern Africa, Johannesburg-based energy solutions provider Freedom Won aims to enhance its production capacity amid growing demand. The Freedom Lite... 

An optimised take-up trolley design

     5th April 2016 With the resources market under pressure worldwide, companies are looking for ways to reduce construction and operational costs in this sector. Solutions that were accepted as standard practice a few years ago because they are known to work, are now being looked from every angle to reduce costs.... 

Goscor Power Products flexes its agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016!

     4th April 2016 Goscor Power Products, by no means a new kid on the block when it comes to supplying quality equipment to the agricultural industry, will for the first time, showcase their comprehensive and affordable product range at Nampo 2016. “As first-timers at South Africa’s largest agricultural show, our... 

Dual-purpose equipment aimed at reducing costs

By: Kimberley Smuts     1st April 2016 Welding and construction-related equipment supplier Renttech South Africa (SA) aims to provide cost-effective solutions for contractors by supplying high-quality, dual-purpose units. Renttech SA product manager Martiens Opperman explains that Renttech SA’s dual-purpose welder and generators are... 

Hydro scheme cleared for danger

     30th March 2016 In order to eliminate the chances of freak accidents, complying with operational compliance procedures is a prerequisite for a hydro scheme. Skyriders recently assisted engineers with two shaft inspections at a hydro scheme in South Africa. The hydro project was established to deliver energy to... 

Purge your Tube and Pipes the Elite Way

     29th March 2016 When welding stainless, duplex, chrome steel and titanium tubes or pipes, it is important to purge the welding zone with an inert gas to prevent oxidisation, discolouration and to ensure a good internal weld profile. After 40 years of innovation, design and manufacturing expertise in the field of... 

Flexible Welding Enclosures®, Ultra Low Cost Welding Chambers

     22nd March 2016 When welding titanium, zirconium and some stainless steel joints it is important that the welding zone is purged of oxygen to a level as low as 10 parts per million (ppm).  A flexible chamber is available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® for a fraction of the cost of a rigid welding... 

Multi Alloys extends portfolio with new welding consumables offering

     17th March 2016 South African leading supplier of nickel alloys, duplex and high alloy stainless steel as well as titanium, Multi Alloys, has strategically extended its portfolio and enters the welding consumables market with a new range of products. Through a partnership secured with The Lincoln Electric... 

Solar energy solutions can fit your pocket – not just your environment

     16th March 2016 If you are looking to generate electricity from a solar power-based renewable energy solution there a few things you need to consider before you spend a cent. There are plenty of companies out there waiting to dupe you into buying expensive solutions that are wrong for your environment or that... 

Use Backing Tape™ for Perfect Weld Underbeads

     14th March 2016 When welding sheets, pipes, tanks and other vessels made from metals such as stainless, carbon, duplex and chrome steels, it is important to support weld roots and provide even profiles. As an international leader and manufacturer of weld purging technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have... 

Local company’s solution means a tangible ROI from renewable energy solutions

     11th March 2016 Netshield South Africa, a Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa company, has developed a renewable energy solution that will increase the power production capabilities of a solar panel array by up to 45%. The Netshield NPVT5 dual-axis solar tracker enables a solar panel array to follow the sun... 

New lasers increase ouput

By: Malusi Mkhize     11th March 2016 Precision laser-cutting solutions provider Cutting Edge Technologies is benefiting from increased outputs owing to a range of German manufactured lasers. The company, based in KwaZulu-Natal, is using three 5 kW L5030 Trumpf lasers at its Westmead factory, allowing for the cutting of mild steel... 

Nuclear build programme won’t be a ‘purchase’

By: Kelvin Kemm     11th March 2016 I have stressed time and again that the new nuclear programme is not a ‘purchase’. People in the media love to say how much the nuclear power plants will ‘cost,’ as if someone is going to take a truckload of cash and just pay it over to a foreigner and then return home with nuclear power plants,... 

All set for Nuclear Africa 2016 

By: Kelvin Kemm     4th March 2016 Much more nuclear power is essential for South Africa, which is aiming for a massive increase in electricity consumption – at least 100%.  In contrast, some European countries are aiming to reduce electricity consumption over the longer term. In Africa, we have to aim for massive infrastructure... 

Local chemicals group reshuffles board with new appointment

     4th March 2016 Specialty chemical group AECI announced the appointment of Dr Khotso Mokhele last month as a nonexecutive director of the company. Mokhele joins the company’s board which comprises of eight non-executive members namely Schalk Engelbrecht, Richard Dunne, Zellah Fuphe, Godfrey Gomwe, Liziwe Mda,... 

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