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Industrial Equipment

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.... 

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

Non-welded support system arrives in South Africa

19th March 2021 A state-of-the-art modular steel support system that uses 1-Screw technology, is now available in South Africa. A first of its kind in Africa, siFramo is a non-welded support system that is designed to be a versatile, multifunctional and high load bearing modular steel support system. 

The Sikla siFramo non-welded support system is available from Gismo Installations
The Sikla siFramo non-welded support system is available from Gismo Installations

Electric order picker launched

12th February 2021 A new stand-on electric-powered order picker designed to combine the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and a traditional order picker, offers versatile operation in warehousing applications. The Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) was developed by Combilift as a response to the rising growth... 

Aisle Master-OP order picker, developed by Combilift
Aisle Master-OP order picker, developed by Combilift

South African large screens for Nigerian iron-ore mine

5th February 2021 Large screens designed and manufactured in South Africa are being supplied as part of a process solution for an iron-ore mine in Nigeria. Weir Minerals Africa is supplying a range of solutions to the mine, including equipment for screening, washing and grinding, as well as two of the largest... 

Weir Minerals Africa general manager comminution, Tiisetso Masekwameng and technology group leader separation, Steven Hunter, with one of the company’s large screens
Weir Minerals Africa general manager comminution, Tiisetso Masekwameng and technology group leader separation, Steven Hunter, with one of the company’s large screens

Longspan shelving offers flexible, cost-effective solution

29th January 2021 A range of new generation longspan shelves featuring improved versatility and a large selection of accessories, is now available to the Southern African market. South African intra-logistical supplier Logistics Systems Engineering (LSE) has introduced the Constructor range of Longspan Shelving 3... 

New generation longspan shelving from Logistics Systems Engineering
New generation longspan shelving from Logistics Systems Engineering

Electric cleaning units for easier pipe clearing

22nd January 2021 A range of electric flushing and pipe cleaning machines are available for a variety of maintenance applications. The Rothenberger range of pipe clearing machines includes the following models: 

The R550 drain cleaning machine from Rothenberger
The R550 drain cleaning machine from Rothenberger

Fast, bubble-free mixing

15th January 2021 A speed mixer that uses dual asymmetric centrifuge (DAC) technology is able to produce a range of multi-material compounds such as liquids, high-viscosity pastes and powders within minutes. The special feature of the mixing principle used in the Hauschild SpeedMixer is the dual rotation of the... 

The Hauschild SpeedMixer is able to mix homogeneous multi-material compounds in minutes
The Hauschild SpeedMixer is able to mix homogeneous multi-material compounds in minutes

High temperature ratio pyrometers withstand harsh industrial environments

25th November 2020 SPONSORED POST: High temperature ratio pyrometers are designed to be rugged and flexible, enabling continuous visual process monitoring in harsh industrial environments, including primary and secondary metals manufacturing, carbon processing and silicon production. Endurance Series pyrometers... 

The Endurance Series pyrometer from R&C Instrumentation
The Endurance Series pyrometer from R&C Instrumentation

Easy access to on-site supplies increases plant uptime

25th November 2020 Ensuring an adequate on-site supply of hoses and accessories and readily available service and repairs, helps to improve on-site productivity and efficiency. Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) supplies on-site hose and fittings as well as on-site hose and fittings container services,... 

A Hytec hose workshop, supplied by Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW)
A Hytec hose workshop, supplied by Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW)

Industrial Acid Proofing provides a wide spectrum of industries with various types of acid proofing solutions

13th November 2020 SPONSORED POST: Industrial Acid Proofing recently announced that it has obtained the sole rights and agency for the Supertank technology, providing the electrowinning industry with an alternative polymeric cell product that also offers an increased lifespan. The tanks are designed to maintain... 

Polymeric Supertank from IAP
Polymeric Supertank from IAP

Effective machine noise detection

3rd November 2020 An electronic stethoscope can be used for locating noises within machines and installations to assist in the inspection and maintenance of equipment. The SKF TMST 3 electronic stethoscope is designed to ensure the effective identification of troublesome parts, through accurate pinpointing of... 

The SKF TMST 3 electronic stethoscope
The SKF TMST 3 electronic stethoscope

Tool range returns to South Africa

31st July 2020 An internationally recognised range of tools distributed in over 80 countries worldwide, is once again available in South Africa. AmPro exited the local market in 2015 but has now returned as part of Motus Aftermarket Parts (MAP), the sole distributors for the entire range of AmPro tools which... 

AmPro tools are now available in South Africa
AmPro tools are now available in South Africa

Compact infrared thermometer includes new features

3rd July 2020 A non-contact temperature measurement device suitable for spot measurement or thermal imaging now offers a number of improved parameters, including a low bottom temperature of 275 °C and a maximum ambient temperature of up to 315 °C without cooling. The new device also offers a green sighting... 

The CTratio infrared thermometer with a green sighting laser
The CTratio infrared thermometer with a green sighting laser

Portable worktables offer flexibility and mobility

11th June 2020 Three new portable worktables are now available in South Africa. The worktables are designed to facilitate easy and quick set-up, are light and are made of environment-friendly materials. The tables are aimed at do-it-yourself enthusiasts as well as professionals who require a mobile and... 

A Worx portable worktable from Vermont
A Worx portable worktable from Vermont

Fluid conditioning equipment for hire

3rd June 2020 A range of fluid conditioning equipment is available for hire by plants that are unable to procure capital equipment for fluid power applications. A number of flexible rental contracts are on offer, with units available on a day-to-day or month-to-month basis. The equipment is used for a range of... 

The Hy-Pro soluble varnish removal skid
The Hy-Pro soluble varnish removal skid

Reinvented grinding wheels promise improved performance

22nd May 2020 Grinding wheels are considered indispensable tools in a range of applications but may also have a number of drawbacks related to ergonomics and efficiency. Tool solutions company PFERD offers a number of alternatives to the traditional grinding wheel, promising higher performance and improved... 

The CC-GRIND-STRONG grinding wheel from PFERD
The CC-GRIND-STRONG grinding wheel from PFERD

Thermal camera detects gas leaks autonomously

13th May 2020 An uncooled, fixed mount, connected and autonomous leak detection thermal camera for detecting methane and other industrial gases, has recently been launched. The new camera aims to provide upstream and midstream gas processors, producers and operators with the ability to monitor continuously for... 

The FLIR Gas Find IR camera
The FLIR Gas Find IR camera

Hand wash reminder for industries

17th April 2020 A newly-designed industrial hand wash sounder aims to become an essential tool in the fight against Covid-19. The units are specifically designed for use in large, noisy industrial environments such as chicken processing, food factories and food packaging sectors, as a means of reminding staff to... 

Sounder reminds staff to wash hands at regular intervals
Sounder reminds staff to wash hands at regular intervals
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