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New compact motors for improved economy of space

By: peter cromberge     12th November 2004 A new series of helical gear units and helical-bevel gear units help improve economy of space, states SEW-Eurodrive South Africa. 

Range of applications for gear motors

12th November 2004 Industrial gear unis from German-controlled company SEW-Eurodrive South Africa sumplement the well-known modular gear motors with industrial gear units for high torque and drive power, the company reports. 

Frequency inverter series downsized and revised

12th November 2004 The size zero in the power range 0,55 kW to 1,5 kW of Movidrive drive inverters complements the vector-controlled series and offers expanded functionality, states SEW-Eurodrive. 

Firm announces new servomotor series

12th November 2004 Concentrating high dynamic properties in the small spaces demands much discipline and know-how. 

Acquisition extends company's product range

By: renay de     22nd October 2004 Local bearings manufacturer SKF South Africa turns 90 this year. On the eve of this important milestone, MD Rob MacKenzie and GM for reliability systems in sub-Saharan Africa Ray Mullen tell Engineering News of the ways in which the company has diversified its portfolio to supply its customers... 

New factory to provide a wider seal variety

By: renay de     22nd October 2004 Up until 1990, bearing manufacturer SKF South Africa had limited access to seals. However, in 1990, it acquired Chicago Rawhide, which is one of the leading seal brands in the world. 

Project demonstrated broadened abilities

By: renay de     22nd October 2004 In March 2003, Sappi Tugela awarded SKF South Africa with a R5,5-million contract, which formed part of a R250-million project, to assist in the upgrade of the paper machine Four (PM4). 

Training initiative continues

22nd October 2004 A fully-fledged internal training centre can be seen at SKF’s offices in Johannesburg, in which it has been training and further developing the skills of both its employees and customers since 1983. 

Company extends bearing life

By: renay de     22nd October 2004 Bearings manufacturer SKF South Africa discovered, through extensive research into extended bearing life, that approximately 60% of premature bearing failures could be contributed to poor fitting, inadequate lubrication and contamination. 

Firm fine-tunes its processes

By: renay de     22nd October 2004 International bearings manufacturer SKF is implementing Six Sigma throughout all of its global operations; Six Sigma is a fact-based, data-driven methodology designed to remove variation from companies’ processes. 

Forklift assists company's lush-lawn delivery service

By: renay de     8th October 2004 Instant lawn and landscaping specialist Evergreen Turf delivers about 15 000 m2 of instant lawn a day. MD Hantie Cloete tells Engineering News that the company’s high delivery rates would be impossible to achieve without the use of the Moffett Mounty. 

Ten years of growth and more to come

By: renay de     8th October 2004 Company set to extend its range 

Nougat maker increases product offerings

By: renay de     24th September 2004 Engineering News found Linbro Business Park’s sweet tooth. Situated deep within Linbro Park is the well-known nougat manufacturer Sally Williams Fine Food. 

Industrial gearbox distributor praises park's location

By: renay de     24th September 2004 Local importer and distributor of industrial gearboxes Bonfiglioli took up occupancy in its leased premises in Newtron street, Linbro Business Park, in 1996, making it the third resident in the park. 

Repair centre invests R14-million in new premises

By: renay de     24th September 2004 In August Forsdicks Approved Repair Centre took up occupancy at its custom-built premises in Linbro Park, which is situated just off the teeming N3 highway, in Sandton. 

Linbro is security company's park-of-choice

By: renay de     24th September 2004 One of the companies located in Galaxy Park, which is one of the parks situated within the Linbro Business Park, in Sandton, is Honeywell Security. 

290 000 m2 of building space developed

By: renay de     24th September 2004 Strategically located on the jam-packed N3 highway, the Linbro Business Park has easy access to the freeway system and to the Sandton central business district. 

Steel awards highlight industry’s achievements

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 The annual Steel Awards, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), once again demonstrated the creativity and innovation found within South Africa’s dynamic structural steel industry. 

Cape Town convention centre voted tops

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) was named overall winner of the 2004 Steel Awards, which were hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). 

R3,2m skywalk for Joburg CBD

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 By the beginning of October Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) will boast an innovative R3,2-million skywalk over Sauer street, between 5 Simmonds street and 25 Sauer street. 

SA company erecting Asian Games stadium

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 South Africa’s Murray & Roberts is involved in the construction of a new sports stadium that is currently being erected inpreparation for the Asian Games, which will be hosted in Doha, Qatar, in 2006. 

Steel - the construction material of the future

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 There are several new trends in the steel construction industry that will potentially alter the industry in fundamental ways. 

Youth centre wins award

By: elizabeth rebelo     10th September 2004 The Chatsworth Youth Centre, which was created on a limited budget and with significant input from the children of the area, has been named the winner in the Architectural category of the 2004 Steel Awards, hosted by the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) on August 3, 2004. 

R130m-worth of media exposure

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld cycling sponsorship has so far yielded an astonishing R130-million in combined television, radio and print exposure this year for an outlay of R7-million. 

Energy entry

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 South African company to produce power for sale in Spain 

American truck sales booming

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 New Barloworld Industrial Distribution CEO Brandon Diamond and his Executive Team are devising a customer solutions strategy for the company’s US, UK, Belgium and Netherlands Hyster Materials Handling businesses. 

How debt profile has been lengthened

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Corporate bonds are relatively rare among South Africa’s industrial companies, but that did not dissuade industrial multinational Barloworld from pioneering the use of this interesting financial instrument to lengthen its debt profile, following the acquisition of car-rental company Avis... 

Coatings project team for China

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld Coatings is devising a new strategy for doing business in China. 

New steel-reinforced 'plastic' pipe!

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 A unique new thin-lined steel piping for water conveyance now being launched is expected to take the market by storm. 

Five growth drivers

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Renewable energy seen as significant new growth opportunity 

How strategists model the future

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Picture this: Mr and Mrs Smith of London visit South Africa for a sightseeing holiday. 

How BEE will be implemented

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld is following a slightly different approach to black economic empowerment (BEE) with broad-based initiatives structured around sustainability. 

New technology for DNA analysis

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 South African employers may on occasion complain about stringent labour laws but in places like California, for instance, employers are required to learn from confidentiality officers that an employee will be absent from work. ? 

Fledgling logistics business gaining ground

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Although not even three years old, Barloworld Logistics, the Barloworld group’s youngest division, is already managing the outsourced logistics for a number of large South African companies. 

Fundamental motor repositioning

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2004 Barloworld Motor is in the process of fundamentally repositioning itself as an integrated vehicle transport, mobility and solutions business. 

The deft touch of today’s forklift business

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2004 Growing trend towards long-term rental and outsourcing. 

World’s No 1 forklift dealer

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2004 Company puts 1 200 forklifts into the South African market a year 

Red alert

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2004 A customer calls with a problem; ten minutes go by, and a technician has still not been assigned to assist. 

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