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A man’s arm holding a hard hat wearing other PPE in the foreground of a construction site
Fatalities draw attention to health and safety standards
21st June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Recent tragic events, resulting in the loss of over 40 construction workers' lives across three sites last month, have brought heightened attention to both the wellbeing of construction personnel... 


Red SEW-EURODRIVE motors
Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


The range of Red Powertwist V belts that are manufactured by Fenner and distributed by BMG in South Africa
V-belt range improves HVAC system uptime
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that the reduced life of V-belts operating in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector is a major concern to the industry, despite users... 


An image of a team repairing a mine winder motor
Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


Staff often have to work on outages at night
Cape Town’s water and sanitation staff victims of 22 hijackings, 52 robberies
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says its Water and Sanitation staff have been the victims of 22 hijackings and 52 robberies since July 1, last year. Of the hijackings, seven were in Khayelitsha, six... 


A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


Underspending on repairs, maintenance impacting on Joburg infrastructure – JoburgCAN
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following a decade of underspending on repairs and maintenance on infrastructure, JoburgCAN, an initiative of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says it is “gravely concerned” over the... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions
Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


The image depicts compressor motors that had undergone a rapid overhaul
Compressor motors undergo rapid overhaul
26th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer and ACTOM division Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia (M&C Zambia) noted, in a press release last month, that a smelter based in the Copperbelt had requested that... 


Hydropower plants, like Kinguélé Aval in Gabon, can, with refurbishment, play a key role in Africa's energy transition by reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity
AfDB approves $9.72m grant to modernise African hydropower
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The African Development Bank- (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), on November 21, approved a $9.72-million grant to scale up the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme... 


An image of a sugar refinery included in the BMG expansion programme
Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 


Image of a dewatering and drainage pump
Extending reliability through proactive solutions
13th October 2023

Leader in pump and fluid engineering Sulzer attended the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2023 at the Sydney Showground last month, displaying its comprehensive pump and service... 


An image of a crane-less solution
Crane-less technology simplifies turbine repair
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Given the increasing size and weight of wind turbine components, ‘crane-less technology’ is becoming more relevant in the wind energy sector and will likely be adopted more widely in South Africa... 


Abrasives used in robotic applications
29th September 2023

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals... 


DRY SANITATION TOILET
The Khusela Dry Sanitation Toilet aims to eliminate pit latrines in South Africa by 2030
Company forges path to safer sanitation
15th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Concerted efforts are under way in South Africa to address the use of pit latrines, which remains a pressing human rights concern, especially in schools and areas with inadequate infrastructure.... 


a light aircraft on the runway at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane
Event continues to impress
15th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Southern Africa's premier event for the general aviation industry, AERO South Africa took place this year at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane, Gauteng, from July 6 to 9. The event was... 


a newly developed Jonker Sailplane in the air
Two aerospace research projects under spotlight
15th September 2023

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with prominent aerospace design company Ontrack... 


An aerial view of the Execujet offices, and hangars in Lanseria
Firm expands maintenance portfolio
15th September 2023

Aerospace company Dassault Aviation's South African subsidiary ExecuJet announced in July it had expanded its portfolio of maintenance approvals for business aircraft and engines. ExecuJet... 


Image of multi-fuel biomass layout
Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


SAFETY VANGUARD
Vertical Logic consistently promotes awareness of total quality and safety principles
Company spotlights new trend in rope access
18th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Emerging rope access company Vertical Logic Rope Access MD Craig Muller highlights an “interesting new trend” in the rise of robotics and third-party access initiatives, such as drones, and other... 


A mesh of conveyor belts carrying ore with the sun behind
Global giant acquires materials handling supplier
18th August 2023

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Metso signed an agreement to acquire privately-owned Australian company Brouwer Engineering in July. Brouwer Engineering specialises in automation,... 


Image of a furnace being installed
Company diversifying its international portfolio
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is finalising plans to expand and diversify the product and service offering of its subsidiary, industrial solutions provider DGC Africa, says DGC chairman... 


Image of a man handling hot liquid
Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


Launched last year and with over 7 418 potholes reported, PotholeFixGP is an easy-to-use app that is available from Google PlayStore and Apple App stores
Gauteng dept adds faulty traffic signals reporting to pothole app
7th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has introduced an additional feature on its PotholeFixGP app to also report faulty traffic signals. Launched in 2022, the app was designed to enable... 


JRA closes part of road as illegal mining activity causes sinkhole
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has closed one lane of Miles Stoker road in the Roodepoort direction owing to a sinkhole, which has developed because of illegal mining activity in the area,... 


a hallway with lights across the length and breadth of the structure which are lower energy LED lights installed by Infinite Blue Energy at two older buildings in the Johannesburg CBD
Lighting provider upgrades two buildings
21st July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting solutions provider Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has successfully completed the conversion of outdated lighting solutions to new energy efficient lighting technologies at two older buildings... 


image of a shredder lube system on BMG
Firm completes KZN sugar mill project
7th July 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG is a pivotal player in the sugar sector, and its regional workshop in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently completed a refurbishment, fabrication and... 


An image of Peresh Wellcome conducting a calibration test
Mobile calibration averts excessive downtime
7th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA’s mobile calibration vehicles simplify the recalibration of installed instruments; its mobile calibration team... 


a pump with vesconite polymer bearings instead of standard material bearings
New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants
7th July 2023

A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a... 


Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 


Zikalala provides updates on infrastructure projects and initiatives
28th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has assured the country that his department has plans in place to deal with the various infrastructural challenges. During a media briefing,... 


An image of an overnight pedestrian bridge removal
Structural demolitions pick up pace
15th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Requests for proposals for structural demolition have increased recently, following a backlog in maintenance and repairs of critical infrastructure, owing to the temporary suspension of... 


TAILORED CORROSION SOLUTIONS
DGC offers tailored corrosion solutions for various industries
Company expands industrial solutions through two partnerships
9th June 2023

Industrial service provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) has emerged as a trusted industry leader in asset integrity management and has recently entered into two distribution agreements with... 


CONNECTIVITY & INSIGHTS
SEW-EURODRIVE’s Smart App connects the user to the data gathered and the insights that follow
Company revolutionises IIoT, predictive maintenance
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Unplanned downtime is a major challenge for companies active in manufacturing, as it not only leads to lost productivity and revenue but can also result in additional costs, owing to emergency... 


TÜV Rheinland acquires technical engineering business from ABB
3rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

German inspection services group TÜV Rheinland has acquired the UK technical engineering consultancy of Swedish electrification and automation corporation ABB, creating a full service offering to... 


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