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Bearings and Bushes

Manufacturer introduces internal bearing puller

7th November 2008 Multi-national ball and roller bearings manufacturer and supplier SKF has introduced a new internal bearing puller kit, the TMIP series.  

The Bearing Man Group - Offering a dynamic and professional technical engineering solution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th November 2008 The Bearing Man Group (BMG) - previously known as Bearing Man - recently announced its rebranding and new look group logo at the Johannesburg-based Electra Mining Exhibition in September this year. Originally founded as a bearings supplier, BMG has grown substantially and today, bearings... 

Company growth inspires warehouse expansion

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Engineering consumables specialist Bearing Man has increased its warehouse floor space in its bearings facility by 70%, as well as investing R2-million for shelving in an effort to increase the capacity for carrying stock in its centrally located Johannesburg warehouse. 

Bearings manufacturer looks to foreign shores for growth

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 South African plain-bearing manufacturer and supplier Vesco Plastics has secured a contract to supply propeller shafts and rudder bearings to a US manufacturer of high-speed inboard motorboats for the wake-boarding industry. 

Supplier launches new product range

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International is launching a new range of ancillary products that will support the operation of its core products. The products will be launched through the company's leading bearings agency, FAG Industrial Services. 

Split roller bearings contract to reduce down time, increase savings

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 South African split bearings specialist supplier OE Bearings has won a contract to supply steel producer Highveld Steel & Vanadium's steel plants with UK bearings manufacturer Revolvo's split roller bearings (SRB). The two-year contract is valued at more than R1-million. 

Tectra Automation adds eLINE Compact Modules to product range

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Rexroth, represented locally by Tectra Automation, has announced the launch of two eLINE Compact Modules - the eCKK and eCKR. These cost-effective solutions are ideal for general mechanical engineering applications and complement the existing range of pre-assembled linear systems. 

Bearings manufacturer expands product range

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Bearings manufacturer Timken South Africa has expanded its product line to include lubricants and maintenance tools in its offering. 

Bearing pullers designed for efficiency

9th November 2007 Engineering services company Becker Engineering's Posi Lock range of gear and bearing pullers has been designed for efficient performance, enhanced safety, and reduced down time in any application. The bearing puller range has pulling capacities of up to 100 t. 

Bearings supplier launches training academy

9th November 2007 Bearings, power transmission, electric motors, gear boxes, and chain supplier Rand City Bearings has announced the launch of the Rand City Academy. 

Bearings manufacturer secures papermaking industry project

9th November 2007 Bearing technology manufacturer SKF has secured the project for the upgrade of drying cylinders on the paper machine at Mondi Packaging South Africa in Piet Retief. This long-term project covers the upgrade of the bearing arrangements on the 50 drying cylinders with the goal of a higher overall... 

Invicta expects improved H1 earnings

By: Nelendhre Moodley     13th November 2006 Investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings has announced it was expecting headline earnings a share and earnings a share to be 30% to 38% above those reported for the previous corresponding period, for the six months ended September 30, 2006. 

Engineering firms team up on gold-processing problem

10th November 2006 Close collaboration between Marthinusen & Coutts and SKF South Africa has seen unscheduled downtime become a thing of the past at the Goldfield’s Kloof Processing Plant in Westonaira. 

New roller bearings offer extended service life

10th November 2006 Engineering consumables supplier Bearing Man’s bearings division has launched a new range of high-performance NSK spherical roller bearings with a running life nearly double that of conventional bearings of the same size. 

IT solution for leading bearings supplier

By: cheryl reddy     10th November 2006 In an effort to remain one of the country’s leading bearings firms, engineering consumables supplier Bearing Man took on the challenge of upgrading its IT systems to react faster and better to market conditions. 

New CEO mulls ‘bold’ growth strategy

By: cheryl reddy     10th November 2006 Engineering consumables supplier Bearing Man has appointed a new CEO, who has already started planning a bold strategy to effectively build on the company’s strengths. Charles Edward Walters, who took the helm in October, says that he will implement an “empowering” management... 

Firm promotes underwater bushings as demand grows

By: cheryl reddy     10th November 2006 A growing need for proper equipment to be used in underwater applications has prompted Vesco Plastics to raise the profile of its range of underwater bushings. 

Local industry struggles against the import tide

By: cheryl reddy     10th November 2006 The introduction of imported, inferior-quality products into the South African bearings and bushes market is hindering the progress of local companies trying to make their mark in the industry. 

User-friendly plummer block units launched

10th November 2006 Manufacturer SNR has released a new range of plummer block units. 

Big savings promised from bearing installation at platinum mine

10th November 2006 Four years after installing a split bearing at a large conveyor belt at Anglo Platinum’s Frank shaft in Rustenburg, the bearing supplied and fitted by OE Bearings is still running, saving the miner a significant amount of money, reports sectional engineer Dirk Erasmus. 

Bearings contract awarded for Zambian mine expansion

By: cheryl reddy     10th November 2006 Local bearings company, Wide Range Engineering has been contracted to manufacture the new 239/1180 rod mill bearing housings in conjunction with FAG South Africa, for the crusher plant that will host 239/1180 FAG spherical roller bearings with a higher load carrying capacity to meet the growing... 

German firm expands capacity

10th November 2006 Rothe Erde GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Technologies, Germany, has placed an order with SMS Eumuco, Witten, Germany for the supply of a further ring-rolling machine for its manufacturing works in Dortmund. 

Comprehensive range of spares on offer

10th November 2006 CSE Equipment Company has a spares and accessories division offering the agricultural, construction and turf industries a comprehensive range of quality branded original equipment and replacement parts. 

Industrial-products firm optimistic that sales will recover

By: peter cromberge     10th February 2006 Hudaco, the JSE-listed distributor of industrial products and security equipment, reported strong sales in its retail sector as a result of growth in spending on housing and commercial properties. 

Empowered manufacturer poised for growth

11th November 2005 Industrial plain and whitemetal bearing manufacturer GB Bearings is poised for growth following its recently-announced empowerment accreditation and a move to new premises in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Machine-tools sector offering growth potential

11th November 2005 Leading bearings distributor Bearing Man believes the South African machine-tools industry has material growth prospects and it has, therefore, positioned itself for opportunities in that market. 

Whole greater than sum of the parts

11th November 2005 It is just over a year since SKF, leading global manufacturers of bearings and associated products, sealing systems, power transmissions and couplings, acquired sole Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) distributorship for the THK linear product range and the alliance is well on track for success in this market. 

Innovation raises quality and performance

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 NTN bearings, distributed exclusively in Southern Africa by Invicta Bearings and Transmission, are used in all main industry segments, including earthmoving equipment, mining machinery and the quality demanding computer drive, machine tool and aerospace industries. 

Supply crunch forces higher stock holdings

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 Asian economies consuming the lion's share of global production 

'Distributors do add value'

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 While many argue that middlemen are simply a curse and lead to higher prices one distributor is standing up for the role such companies and individuals play. 

Less downtime promised with split-roller solution

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 The bronze-bush bearings at Lothlorien Paper’s drying cylinders were converted three years ago to SRB split-roller bearings, and supplier, OE Bearings, reports that, despite temperatures exceeding 100?C, the original bearings remain operational and are working well. 

Proper selection key to efficient operation

11th November 2005 The German-manufactured Kukko mechanical and hydraulic pulling tools, distributed by Bellambie Mining & Industrial, is designed for applications that require bearing fitting and extraction. 

Chinese bearings make South African inroads

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 Local bearing supplier Zhou’s Enterprise has increased its product range to include power transmission products, oil seals and circlips to complement its range of Chinese bearings. 

Two new minibearings released

11th November 2005 Igus (Cologne) has extended its “gubal system”, comprising self-adjusting bearings made completely of plastic, by another two new mini bearings ready for series production. 

Substantial spares range on offer

11th November 2005 The spares and accessories division of CSE Equipment Company offers a comprehensive range of quality branded original equipment and replacement parts, which caters for the agricultural, construction and turf industries. 

Operating in hostile environments

11th November 2005 Gauteng-based Siemag Blanes specialises in the design and manufacture of hoisting systems for the South African mining industry, including platinum, gold and chromium. 

Ball-bearings increase pump service life

7th October 2005 Leading bearing technology company SKF also manufactures and supplies angular contact ball bearings to meet requirements for pump manufacturers. 

Reliable seals for hydraulic cylinders

29th April 2005 Bearing Man’s seals division has a range of viton chevron packs, designed for reliable sealing in rod and piston applications for hydraulic cylinders that are used in high temperature applications and corrosive environments. 

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