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Identifying air leaks reduces electricity consumption

9th October 2020 Compressed air production is seen as integral for manufacturing plants but can also be one of the largest energy consumers. Air leaks amplify the load on a compressor, which can lead to higher electricity consumption and up to 30% loss of total compressed air production capacity. SKF’s TKSU 10... 

Humidity sensors for hydraulic applications

22nd September 2020 A range of humidity sensors has been developed to serve as a preliminary warning system on any hydraulic application and to continuously monitor application oil relative humidity (rH), or moisture, and temperature. Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group company Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) recently... 

Humidity sensors for hydraulic applications
The AquaSensor range, Humidity Sensor WGM, from Hytec Fluid Technology

Diesel engine component remanufacture saves costs

18th September 2020 Key sectors such as rail, mining, power generation and marine transport that rely on large diesel engines, are increasingly turning to diesel engine component remanufacturing services in an effort to seek cost-containing measures in the current difficult economic climate.  Germiston-based Metric... 

Diesel engine component remanufacture saves costs
A view over a section of the Metric Automotive Engineering facility

High-spec, low-cost oscilloscope for industry and education

18th September 2020 An oscilloscope, also known as an O-scope, is an electronic laboratory instrument used to capture, process, display and analyse the waveform and bandwidth of electronic signals. RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial... 

High-spec, low-cost oscilloscope for industry and education
The Tektronix TBS2000B digital storage oscilloscope from RS Components

App simplifies refrigeration remote monitoring

4th September 2020 A new mobile application (app) that enables the remote monitoring of refrigeration, is now available. The app is designed to help small and medium-sized stores to monitor refrigeration assets from anywhere, at any time, without the need for central management control infrastructure. The new... 

App simplifies refrigeration remote monitoring
The ProsaLink mobile app from Danfoss enables refrigeration remote monitoring

Diesel fuel injection systems quickly returned to service

27th August 2020 A Johannesburg-based specialised, accredited repair and remanufacturing services company asserts that it has the capacity to ensure fast turnaround times for the repair of diesel fuel injection machines. Reef Fuel Injection Services states that it is the only workshop in South Africa that is... 

Diesel fuel injection systems quickly returned to service
Reef Fuel Injection Services’ service, repair and remanufacturing facility

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... 

Tool range returns to South Africa
AmPro tools are now available in South Africa

Pivot wrench sets with lifetime guarantee

24th July 2020 A range of pivot wrenches backed by a lifetime customer-satisfaction guarantee, is available from leading retailers across South Africa. The tools are designed and manufactured by Bondhus, a specialist in the industry for over 50 years. The Pivot Head Hex and TORX wrenches enable users to insert... 

Pivot wrench sets with lifetime guarantee
A Bondhus pivot wrench

Thermal imaging for in-depth building inspection

1st April 2020 A built-in thermal imager combined with moisture hygrometer and multi-spectral dynamic imaging is designed to help users quickly troubleshoot moisture problems in buildings. The all-in-one, thermal-enabled moisture meter with hygrometer provides users with a more comprehensive understanding of... 

Thermal imaging for in-depth building inspection
The FLIR thermal imaging sensor guides users to the source of building-related issues

Range of hand saws on offer

1st April 2020 A number of new hand saws are now available from specialist retail stores across South Africa. The range includes the following options: 

Range of hand saws on offer
Tork Craft hand saws

Crankshaft for diesel engine gets a turn

1st April 2020 A crankshaft belonging to an 18-cylinder diesel engine is currently being remanufactured. The large 4000 hp diesel engine component is 2.7 m in length and powers a rigid frame dump truck in an open cast mining operation, under arduous operating conditions. The Cummins QSK 78 diesel engine had... 

Crankshaft for diesel engine gets a turn
Remanufacturing a crankshaft at Metric Automotive Engineering

Roll-up doors reset themselves

13th March 2020 A roll-up door that offers self-repairing capabilities, enabling it to recover its alignment should the curtain be accidentally dislodged, is now available. This functionality is made possible by the incorporation of side hinges that slide along special guides, together with flexible curtain ends... 

Roll-up doors reset themselves
The Smart Reset roll-up door quickly recovers its alignment on its next opening or closing operation should the curtain be accidentally dislodged.

BMG

19th November 2019 The Field Services Division delivers a variety of specialist on-site services, in sync with customer needs for enhanced operational efficiency and maximized productivity.  

BMG

Artificial turf scores at the Moses Mabhida stadium

24th October 2019 The 9 000 m² run off that surrounds the central soccer pitch at Durban’s iconic Moses Mabhida stadium has been clad in artificial turf imported from Europe. The artificial grass was designed using four different shades of greens and browns to resemble natural lawns found in South Africa. The turf... 

Artificial turf scores at the Moses Mabhida stadium

High speed doors for increased productivity

1st October 2019 Efficiency of the supply chain, combined with employee wellbeing and satisfaction, are seen as primary contributors to a productive workplace environment within manufacturing and storage facilities. High speed roll up doors allow for rapid opening and closing and, together with the promise of a... 

Tablet enables online plant asset management

1st October 2019 A tablet personal computer (PC) tool for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document work progress, has been introduced.   The tablet is pre-installed with device configuration software and a device library. The device enables plant asset management in Class 1 Div... 

Fuel coalescer cleans contaminated fuel

26th September 2019 Engine problems can be the result of contaminated fuel. Condensation, leaking filler pipes, caps, inspection covers, breathers and emulsified water generated during the filling process or movement of the fuel in the storage tank, can result in water contamination. Water contamination can cause... 

Central plant optimisation software benefits explained

28th May 2019 Central plant optimisation, or CPO, technology is designed to help reduce energy consumption in central chilled water plants, where more than 35 % of a building’s power is consumed. While building management systems, or BMS, can be used to schedule plant run-time, CPO software aims to optimise... 

Onpro Consulting (Pty) Ltd

12th November 2018 Onpro Consulting helps companies reinvent the way they work. QUANTL  - our Prescriptive Maintenance Service, uses data produced by industrial machines, determines what constitutes normal or anomalous behaviour, and how it impacts remaining useful life. This provides dramatically more accurate... 

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