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Maintenance and Refurbishment

Tenders for work at power station

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Multimillion-rand maintenance works on the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Kelvin power station near Edenvale, Gauteng, are expected to open for tendering before the end of the current financial year. Although designed to operate on top-quality, R120/t ‘A’-grade coal,... 

Sweet rewards of maintenance

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A saving of more than R200 000 has been made with predictive maintenance on machinery at local glucose and starch manufacturer African Products’ new Kliprivier plant since commissioning in August last year, reports African Products engineering manager Koot Marais. He continues that Midrand... 

‘Slapdash’ attitude to maintenance

By: System Author     19th February 1999 AS hefty increases in new equipment costs hit the South African market, companies which use forklifts are increasingly looking at ways to extend the life of their existing vehicles, both in terms of preventive maintenance and correct driver training. David Milligan, marketing director of forklift... 

SA conveyors sent to US

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Local materials-handling company Melco has supplied its innovative design of lightweight, heavy-duty roof-slung conveyor structures for installation in various coal-mines in the US. The design of the Melco-Loc structure is such that it is easy to install and requires no bolts, nuts or special... 

Integrated flow of information

By: System Author     12th February 1999 A multimillion-rand information technology project designed to enable Iscor Speciality Steels (ISS) to achieve world-class operational excellence has begun to bring benefits. “To compete in the world market today requires integrated information, and that is what is being delivered by the... 

Numerous dumptrucks imported

By: System Author     12th February 1999 A number of Terex TA40 dumptrucks, powered by the Detroit Diesel Series 60, have been imported by local Terex agent Batemans. These 40 t trucks will be used in various mining and construction applications and the 6  

Elevated hoist design

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The new SH-Series from Condra Cranes, of the East Rand, is claimed to represent a new standard in hoists, surpassing many designs on the world market at present. Cleaner, neater, easier to maintain and much more compact than other hoists, the new series is an attempt by Condra to break new ground... 

German, Danish merger

By: System Author     5th February 1999 TWO internationally well-known manufacturers of protective, predictive and performance condition-monitoring systems and portable vibration analysers, Schenck Vibro of Germany and Br 

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