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Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock is Creamer Media Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Shock Wave Feed Silo Optimiser rental programme kicks off

26th November 2020 Monitoring and control technology company Shock Wave Engineering is negotiating rental agreements with local feed suppliers for its Feed Silo Optimiser to eliminate the “headaches” associated with farmers ordering feed too soon and discarding exceed feed unnecessarily, or running out of feed when... 

Eco-friendly multipurpose GP² degreaser captures global market’s attention

11th November 2020 With environment, social and governance considerations top of mind, owing to issues such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, global markets are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. Consequently, there is growing demand for the GP² Eco-friendly Industrial Degreaser and... 

Demand for Geostott vehicle locks driven by crime stats

30th October 2020 The high level of vehicle and automotive component theft in South Africa is steering owners towards installing vehicle security products from steelwork manufacturerthe George Stott Group (Geostott), thereby, increasing demand from the aftermarket sector. According to the Governance, Public Safety... 

High demand for TES in blasting sector

16th October 2020 The use of temporary employment services (TES) is common among South African blasting companies, and demand for this service is high, says TES provider Workforce Staffing area manager Hendri Poolman. The scarcity of skills in the field presents a challenge for blasting companies. 

Sustaining security of supply, efficiency amid state of disaster

16th October 2020 Adapting to the ‘new normal’ bought on by the Covid-19 outbreak will require companies to listen to and meet the changing needs of customers by adopting new working methods and complying with evolving lockdown regulations, says explosives and blasting services provider BME technology and... 

Covid-19 regulations up demand for Kwikspace mobile classrooms

15th October 2020 With Covid-19 regulations requiring increased capacity to ensure adequate space to comply with physical distancing measures, modular buildings manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings is seeing increased demand for its mobile classroom solutions, producing 497 classrooms so far this year.... 

4IR key to advanced NDT service

2nd October 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an extremely significant focus for material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial because the collection and interpretation of data plays a vital role in forecasting, strategic growth and decision-making in organisations. While... 

Safety up but costs hamper industry uptake

2nd October 2020 Safety is improving in the local metal fabrication sector as more companies realise the importance of having stricter safety protocols in place, says local blades and electrodes manufacturer, and cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut machine division GM Anthony Lezar. “Some... 

Mining tops demand for IPS Fibreglass Mouldings products

1st October 2020 The mining industry continues to represent the greatest demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic for the fibreglass products, such as belt guards, produced by fibreglass moulds and mouldings solutions provider IPS Fibreglass Mouldings. The Benoni-based company also does “brisk trade” in shells for air... 

Industry body submits plastic-waste guidelines to govt

25th September 2020 South African plastics industry representative Plastics SA along with industry body Packaging SA and producer responsibility organisations (PROs) of various packaging waste streams submitted guidelines to government last month following the publication of draft Extended Producer Responsibility... 

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