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Machine Tools

Bearing up under hi-tech demands

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

R7,9m roll-grinder rebuilding contract

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

Fifth generation of pneumatic tools offered

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

Machine tool merchants diversifying

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Facing tough times in the Western Cape market, machine tool merchants have begun diversifying in order to survive. 

SA's biggest locally-made machine tool

By: System Author     10th December 1999 What is believed to be the largest computer numeric control machine tool ever manufactured in South Africa is being built by company Machine Tool Technologies. 

Torque limiters from the UK put on brakes

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Torque limiters perform an invaluable service by protecting machinery in the event of overload, and preventing machinery from being damaged. One application is in paper-manufacturing plants, where pulp stock is carried through pipes to various machines in the paper factory. Once a stock thickener... 

Industrial hub plans for Ivory Coast

By: System Author     9th July 1999 As is the case with most West African countries, the Ivory Coast imports the bulk of machinery and manufactured goods at present, a situation the country plans to reverse to become the industrial hub of the subregion. The country produces only 21% of all manufactured products consumed and hopes... 

Bleak year ahead for machine tool sector

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 High interest rates, the fall in the rand and the general lack of growth in the South African economy suggest a bleak outlook for the machine tool industry in 1999. “Because interest rates are expected to remain abnormally high for at least the next six months in order to protect the... 

Used equipment sector toughs it out

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 How would you describe the state of the used machine tool industry? The used machine tool industry went through a rough year in 1998. Orders were hard to achieve owing chiefly to the lack of confidence in the economy and the country. Our industry is affected just the same as any other which deals... 

Products sourced worldwide

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A comprehensive range of products used in the machine tools industry is distributed by Bearing Man, specialist in bearings, seals, power transmission components, geared motors and belting. The range includes IKO linear bearings, NSK ball and roller bearings and high-precision ballscrews, Gamet... 

Machine tool stockist

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Having serviced the South African engineering industry for 25 years, Machine Tool Exchange, an offshoot of AD Machinery, stocks machine tools ranging from pedestal drilling machines to heavy engineering machinery, including vertical, horizontal and floor boring mills. All items stocked are... 

Defence contracts will bolster growth

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Although the machine tool industry has been subdued for quite some time and no significant recovery is expected in 1999, Retecon executive chairperson Burkhard Herrmann is quietly optimistic about the future. He attributes this to positive signs such as the softening of interest rates, which is... 

Crisis can be surmounted

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Introducing lean manufacturing principles, improving and maintaining service and quality as well as developing an export market are important factors for surviving the present economic crisis, Dorbyl Automotive Technologies executive director Mornet Villet tells Engineering News. This can be seen... 

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