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Industrial Equipment

Accelerating electrification of heavy machinery

18th May 2022 Danfoss Power Solutions and RISE Robotics announced a collaboration agreement to jointly validate and test a key innovation that the companies say has the potential to transform the heavy machinery market through electrification. The two businesses have signed an agreement to work together to... 

Intelligent instruments optimise mining operations

18th May 2022 A portfolio of intelligent instruments designed to solve specific process challenges and enable optimisation for minerals and hydrometallurgical processes is now available. Covering the entire flowsheet, Metso Outotec’s Sense series instruments are suited to both new and existing operations.... 

Graphic aerial view of a mine to show Metso Outotec Sense series offers intelligent instruments for optimising mining operations
Metso Outotec Sense series offers intelligent instruments for optimising mining operations

Improved walk-behind roller offers greater versatility

6th May 2022 South African compaction machine supplier, ELB Equipment, has released a redesigned model of its Ammann ARW 65 walk-behind roller. The updated machine provides two-in-one capabilities with the ability to switch from high-amplitude settings for soils and aggregates, to lower amplitudes for asphalt... 

Image of the updated Ammann ARW 65 roller being used on a road surface
The updated Ammann ARW 65 roller

Portable half frame discharger offers dust-free operation

24th March 2022 A new portable half-frame bulk bag discharger with manual bag dump station and integral flexible screw conveyor is designed to transfer material discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from hand-held sacks into downstream process equipment or storage vessels, dust free.    Mounted on a... 

Image of Flexicon’s mobile half-frame bulk bag discharger
Flexicon’s mobile half-frame bulk bag discharger

Electric-powered multidirectional reach-truck

18th March 2022 A new four-wheel electric-powered multidirectional reach-truck incorporates 360° steering, which provides rotation on each wheel, allowing the forklift to work in forward, sideward and crab steer mode. The Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 was developed as a multi-directional truck, with a very low platform... 

Image of the Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 multi-directional truck from Combilift
The Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 multi-directional truck from Combilift

Large bearings protected by heavy-duty seals

4th March 2022 A new range of radial shaft seals is said to protect large bearings in demanding applications, as well as being easy to retrofit and available as stock items to allow fast replacement. SKF’s new HFS radial shaft seals protect large bearings from contamination in industries such as metals, mining,... 

Image of SKF’s new HFS radial shaft seals
SKF’s new HFS radial shaft seals protect bearings

Numerical analysis now available to a wider range of industries

3rd March 2022 Numerical analysis is used to accurately analyse the fluid dynamic behaviour of almost any boiler system, heat exchanger or boiler auxiliary equipment and Steinmüller Africa is now positioned to take its suite of process, mechanical and piping engineering services to a wider range of industries.... 

A picture of the Computational Fluid Dynamic model of an entire boiler
A picture of the Computational Fluid Dynamic model of an entire boiler

Rubber lining increases wear life

8th February 2022 Rubber lining is a highly skilled process which, when done correctly with the correct type and thickness of rubber, can contribute considerably to the life and profitability of a plant, affirms Weir Minerals Africa product manager: rubber products, hoses and spools Yatheen Budhu. Budhu notes that... 

Image of Linatex premium rubber that helps reduce long-term wear
Linatex premium rubber helps reduce long-term wear

Avoid over-greasing, or using wrong grease, to ensure plant operating efficiency, says GreaseMax

By: Simone Liedtke     26th January 2022 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Over-greasing of bearings leads to higher maintenance and energy costs, states GreaseMax distributor and factory representative Delta International Sales, explaining that there is a direct relationship between the energy needed to keep bearings turning, and the... 

Image of GreaseMax lubricator,
GreaseMax lubricators provide continuous lubrication

Single housing for two generators offers flexibility to end-users

26th January 2022 A single 20-foot container housing two fully loaded generators has been designed to provide reliable and flexible prime and critical standby power solutions for utilities, rental, construction, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas applications with variable load requirements. The modular solution... 

Image of two fully loaded Atlas Copco generators housed in one container
Two fully loaded Atlas Copco generators housed in one 20-foot container

Planned maintenance ensures dependable industrial HVAC systems

26th January 2022 Faulty or inefficient air conditioning systems in large mobile equipment on mines, and at quarries and bulk earthworks sites can lead to costly loss of production. Harsh operating conditions and extreme weather conditions on remote sites further increase the risk of unexpected work stoppages and... 

Image of a Booyco Engineering technician inspecting a compressor joint
A Booyco Engineering technician inspecting a compressor joint

Powerful new tool in field of reality capture

21st January 2022 A US-based robotics startup has unveiled a new real-time colourised point cloud visualization on a handheld light detection and ranging (Lidar) scanner. Exyn Technologies says that its ExynPak tool is a world’s first, allowing users to capture precise, colourised three-dimensional (3D) models 20... 

Imag of ExynPak tool that llows users to capture precise, colourised three-dimensional models
ExynPak allows users to capture precise, colourised three-dimensional models

Ultrasonic imaging camera detects compressed air leaks and electrical discharge

14th January 2022 Ultrasonic imaging is a relatively new technology that can help industrial companies maximise uptime, efficiency and safety, with applications in the detection of compressed air discharge or leaks, as well as electrical discharge and condition monitoring in the power generation sector. RS... 

Image of ultrasonic-imaging camera from FLIR , supplied by RS Components
Ultrasonic-imaging camera from FLIR , supplied by RS Components

Quick-response thermometer for range of uses

14th January 2022 A professional thermocouple quick-response thermometer has been newly designed to offer improved performance to deliver high-quality temperature measurements by means of a range of interchangeable probes. The thermometer enables fast measurement in areas such as kitchens, research and teaching... 

Image of Greisinger measurement devices
A range of Greisinger measurement devices are available from GHM Messtechnik South Africa

Low cost bulk filling system

15th December 2021 A filler for bulk boxes, totes, bins or other intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) promises dust-free, low-cost loading of bulk solid materials. Flexicon's Basic Filler also features a fill head that can be raised or lowered using a forklift and secured with clevis pins to minimise the clearance... 

Image of Flexicon's Basic Filler
Flexicon's Basic Filler

Omni-channel provider expands offering

15th December 2021 RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, has invested in a major expansion of its Molex interconnect product range. The company highlights that it can now offer designers, installers and maintenance engineers over 1... 

Image of theMolex interconnect product range from RS Components
The Molex interconnect product range from RS Components

Easy-to-use electronic flow switch

10th December 2021 A digital display and three-button operation system allows the switch points of the electronic flow switch model FSD-4 to be freely and easily configured directly on the instrument or by means of IO-link. The electronic flow switch from WIKA offers flexibility in monitoring and controlling flow,... 

Image of  FSD-4 model electronic flow switch from WIKA
The FSD-4 model electronic flow switch from WIKA

Energy efficient ceramic elements now available

26th November 2021 Ceramic elements are seen as cost-effective alternatives to solar thermal and heat pumps, reducing water heating costs and saving energy. XTEND ceramic elements have been shown to save up to 25% on water heating costs over the life of the element, compared to standard resistive heating elements.... 

Image of and XTEND ceramic element
XTEND ceramic elements are available from Plumblink

On-site oxygen production helps save costs

19th November 2021 Oxygen is critical to a variety of industries and is used in a range of applications, such as improving the control of heating patterns, increasing furnace efficiencies by lowering fuel consumption and for reducing particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions. Oxygen can also be used with fuel gases... 

Image of Atlas Copco's GP+ Oxygen Generators that produce oxygen on-site
Atlas Copco's GP+ Oxygen Generators produce oxygen on-site

Locally manufactured products for new gas, helium project

18th November 2021 Locally manufactured transformers, switchgear and substations are being supplied to South Africa’s new onshore natural gas and helium project, Tetra4 by local electrical equipment specialist Zest WEG. The company has been contracted to supply a 7 MVA 33/11 KV transformers and two 1.5 MVA 6.6/0.4... 

Image of a locally manufactured 7MVA transformer from Zest WEG
The locally manufactured 7MVA transformer from Zest WEG, ready for transportation to site

New technology extends the life of long-travel energy chains

12th November 2021 Polymer energy chains are used in ports, logistics centres, mines and other industries to safely guide cables and hoses to reduce damage and abrasion, as well as to help provide an orderly and safe environment around equipment. Advanced new glide pads and roller chain links for quick retrofitting... 

Image to show  new glide pads and roller chain links have been developed to extend the life of igus E4.1 energy chains
New glide pads and roller chain links have been developed to extend the life of igus E4.1 energy chains

Benefits of improving labyrinth seal lubrication

5th November 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom):Labyrinth seals provide extremely efficient sealing of housings, contributing to improved bearing life when properly grease purged. However, if this is not done correctly then maintenance and productivity can be negatively affected because of bearing failures,... 

Image of Greasemax lubricators significantly improve labyrinth seal greasing
Greasemax lubricators significantly improve labyrinth seal greasing

Operators urged to desilt dams before rainy season

14th October 2021 Progressive build-up of silt over time may cause water storage and process dams to reach close to critical volume and an influx of water over the rainy season could have dire implications. Integrated Pump Rental has alerted operators that desilting of these facilities should be undertaken as soon... 

Image of The SlurrySucker desilting solution from Integrated Pump Rental
The SlurrySucker desilting solution from Integrated Pump Rental

Electric powered forklift for tough working conditions

7th October 2021 In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, a new multidirectional, electric powered forklift has recently been launched. Irish materials handling company Combilift launched its Combi-XLE as an addition to its existing range of electric models. With up to five ton’s lift... 

Image of The Combi-XLE electric powered forklift from Combilift
The Combi-XLE electric powered forklift from Combilift

Real-time oil condition analysis improves plant competitiveness

1st October 2021 Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa. Sourced from UK-based original-equipment manufacturer Tan Delta, the range of oil monitoring and analysis equipment... 

Image of The Tan Delta oil quality display express kit is available from Hytec Fluid Technology
The Tan Delta oil quality display express kit is available from Hytec Fluid Technology

Integrated electric automation solutions for a complete drive system

3rd September 2021 A new complete drive system, consisting of servo drive and servo motor, aims to ensure seamless connectivity in hardware and software, in order to bolster the optimal functioning of machines. The servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS from Festo are connected by means of a one-cable... 

Image of the Festo servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS
The Festo servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS offer an integrated solution

Water-based cleaner meets food industry standards

20th August 2021 A heavy duty, water-based cleaner concentrate for the food and pharmaceutical processing industry aims to help facilities meet the highest food industry standards, especially Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO 22000 requirements. BIO CLEAN concentrate from FUCHS Lubricants... 

Image of BIO CLEAN cleaner concentrate from FUCHS Lubricants
BIO CLEAN cleaner concentrate from FUCHS Lubricants

Multi-purpose lubricant offers variety of options

10th August 2021 An ‘all-in-one’ aerosol lubricant that displaces moisture and damp-induced faults, lubricates moving parts to keep them working smoothly and effectively, and penetrates and releases seized parts and fasteners is now available in a number of formulations. The multi-purpose Action Can AC-90... 

Image of The Action Can AC-90 multi-purpose lubricant
The Action Can AC-90 multi-purpose lubricant is available from Vermont Sales

Geospatial mapping offers range of underground mining solutions

10th August 2021 New three-dimensional (3D) scanning and geospatial mapping technologies aim to provide innovative solutions  to help mine owners and workers overcome everyday hurdles faced in the mining industry, including improving accessibility to ensure worker safety, speeding up operations and giving... 

Image of GeoSlam Connect mapping a mining shaft
GeoSlam provides geospatial mapping solutions for the mining industry

Decentralised drive technology boosts production

14th July 2021 A decentralised drive technology system is said to offer key industries the ability to save on operating costs, while providing the latest in energy efficiency technology. MOVIGEAR from SEW-EURODRIVE is a mechatronic drive system that is particularly suited to horizontal material-handling... 

Image of MOVIGEAR decentralised drive technology system from SEW-EURODRIVE
MOVIGEAR decentralised drive technology system from SEW-EURODRIVE

Tube fitting system promises leak-free operations

24th June 2021 A newly launched soft seal cutting ring system is designed to meet demanding hydraulic tube fitting requirements in applications across agriculture, construction, commercial vehicles, discrete manufacturing, rail transport and other industries. The WALRINGplus Soft Seal Cutting Ring system is... 

The WALRINGplus Soft Seal Cutting Ring system is designed to meet demanding hydraulic tube fitting requirements
The WALRINGplus Soft Seal Cutting Ring system is designed to meet demanding hydraulic tube fitting requirements

Machine operator training on offer

11th June 2021 The correct handling and application of cutting and grinding machinery is not only critical for operator safety but also helps to extend the life of machinery, ensures effective and efficient use of consumables and improves the overall quality of work. Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive... 

PFERD South Africa offers operator and distributor training at its academy
PFERD South Africa offers operator and distributor training at its academy

Lightweight induction heaters offer optimised performance

2nd June 2021 Small and medium induction heaters from SKF are designed to optimise performance, efficiency and handle-ability, while also delivering time and energy savings. The compact and lightweight design of the induction heaters combines high heating capac­ity with convenient portability. The small TIH... 

The SKF TIH 100m induction heater
The SKF TIH 100m induction heater

Quick viscosity test kit launched

28th May 2021 Measuring viscosity (thickness) of a lubricant helps to determine its film strength and its efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts. Thick oil has a high viscosity and thin oil has a low viscosity. If oil is too thick for efficient operating conditions, the machine is forced to... 

WearCheck’s new Rheo-stick viscosity test kit determines a lubricant’s resistance to flow
WearCheck’s new Rheo-stick viscosity test kit determines a lubricant’s resistance to flow

Latest technology sets new standard for imaging

21st May 2021 New technological advancements have led to significant improvements in image quality, product construction and functionality of optical systems. The new Hawkeye Borescopes V3 HD video borescope is now available from GP Agencies, the agent for Hawkeye Borescopes in South Africa, and is said to set... 

The Hawkeye V3 HD video borescope is available from GP Agencies
The Hawkeye V3 HD video borescope is available from GP Agencies

New tools available in South Africa

21st May 2021 A new range of imported tools, said to be ideal for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts, is now available in South Africa. The comprehensive range features a wide selection of products, including generators, paint accessories, garden tools, safety products and automotive equipment. The comprehensive... 

The Total Tools range is available at Brights Hardware stores
The Total Tools range is available at Brights Hardware stores

New range of cordless, brushless power tools

30th April 2021 Four new power tools have been recently launched in South Africa. The tools are designed using the latest graphene battery system technology and are set to lead the way in the 18 V cordless tool category. Leading construction and mining equipment manufacturer CAT has extended its international... 

The Cat cordless DX51B jig saw
The Cat cordless DX51B jig saw

Thermal camera with user-friendly features

1st April 2021 A new handheld thermal camera is said to put the power of thermal imaging at users’ fingertips.  The FLUKE TIS20+ from local representative, COMTEST, with touchscreen Infrared- (IR-) fusion, point-shoot-fix and asset tagging is designed to save time by delivering the right level of IR and analysis. 

New Fluke TiS20+ handheld thermal camera available from COMTEST
New Fluke TiS20+ handheld thermal camera available from COMTEST
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