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Manufacturing

Locally manufactured strip curtains offer durability and flexibility

23rd October 2020 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) strip curtains are widely used in industry to control the influx of hot or cold air, reduce dust levels and prevent the ingress of birds, rodents and insects. Strip curtains also help to prevent contaminants from entering areas where hygiene and cleanliness are critical,... 

Nonwoven materials used in the fight against Covid-19

14th October 2020 Nonwoven materials are used in a range of applications in the healthcare sector, such as filtration, wound care and critical cleaning, as well as in various other sectors. Global manufacturer and supplier of of nonwovens and performance-based materials, Fibertex Nonwovens, highlights its critical... 

Nonwoven materials used in the fight against Covid-19
Fibretex nonwoven material is used in surgical face masks

Tattoo shop owner creates locally designed Covid-19 protective gear

9th October 2020 A new and creative form of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been designed by South African entrepreneur, Andrew King. Owner of M&K Before Ink tattoo shop based in Edenvale, Gauteng, King explains that the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the nation-wide lockdown were... 

Tattoo shop owner creates locally designed Covid-19 protective gear
The Pure Air PPE shirt, with integrated mask

‘Green’ garden hose made from plant-based materials

22nd September 2020 A new ecofriendly garden hose made from ‘green’ raw materials has been introduced as the first plant-based polymer hose in the world. The hose, launched by technology company Continental, uses sugar cane ethylene instead of petroleum-based products and is said to significantly reduce greenhouse... 

‘Green’ garden hose made from plant-based materials
Continental’s EcoRubber garden hose with Eco-brass fittings

Lightweight door for heavy traffic

22nd September 2020 An insulated traffic door that aims to facilitate ease of access into and out of areas in the workplace, is engineered to withstand heavy traffic and impact, while maintaining its aesthetic features over years of service. The fully gasketed heavy duty impact swing door is locally manufactured by... 

Lightweight door for heavy traffic
The Apex SR 9000 door is engineered to be lightweight but robust

Reusable face mask offers comfort and protection

22nd September 2020 A locally manufactured face mask offers a safe and easy-to-use alternative to cloth and surgical masks. The reusable face mask has a replaceable filter and adjustable headband, designed to comfortably fit all face profiles, including adults and children over the age of six years. 

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 impact, durable 3D-printed material revolutionises digital manufacturing

11th September 2020 A digital manufacturing solution for a growing number of medical devices, athletic wearables and personalised audio products, has recently been announced. The solution is hailed as breaking traditional productivity and functionality barriers associated with 3D printing and expanding the world of... 

High impact, durable 3D-printed material revolutionises digital manufacturing
3D-printed hands-free door openers to help prevent the spread of infection

Pandemic provides opportunity for women-owned business

11th September 2020 As the country battles the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on lives and livelihoods, a women-owned small business in the west of Johannesburg was afforded an opportunity for upliftment.   Pello Yabasadi Business Enterprise, a company in the health and safety sector, received an... 

Pandemic provides opportunity for women-owned business
Pello Yabasadi Business Enterprise produced thousands of masks for AfriSam

Contactless high speed doors enhance hygiene standards

4th September 2020 With companies under pressure to ensure optimum hygiene standards, in line with Covid-19 recommendations, contactless automated high speed doors are a beneficial option for manufacturing operations as well as companies in the storage and warehousing sector. Unlike conventional roller shutter... 

Contactless high speed doors enhance hygiene standards
Apex Strip Curtains & Doors manufacture automated high speed doors for contactless operation.

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

3D printed materials for automotive and industrial sectors

21st August 2020 A new range of three-dimensional (3D) printing capabilities and services designed primarily for automotive and industrial customers, is now available. The expansion of Henkel’s additive manufacturing services, also known as 3D printing, aims to provide support with 3D printable materials - from... 

3D printed materials for automotive and industrial sectors
A Henkel engineer working with a customer to optimise a 3D printed part

‘Steel of the future’ offers higher performance and lower costs

14th August 2020 Operations in tough working environments require robust industrial components and equipment that is able to withstand demanding work loads such as extreme vibration, compression and tension. High-yield strength steel is designed to work under intense load stresses without leading to equipment... 

‘Steel of the future’ offers higher performance and lower costs
Trailmax uses Strenx 700 E and Strenx 700MC on its I-beam chassis and other parts

Locally produced plaster for local conditions

14th August 2020 A South African gypsum producer has developed a new and locally-produced line of finishing plaster, skimming plaster and joining plaster for the construction sector. The product is expected to largely replace imported finishing plaster products which may not be as well suited to local conditions.... 

Locally produced plaster for local conditions
Metacote finishing plaster, skimming plaster and joining plaster produced by OMV

Locally manufactured strip curtains improve workplace safety

7th August 2020 Ensuring optimum visibility with the use of strip curtains installed at internal entry and exit points in manufacturing and storage facilities can reduce risks associated with vehicular traffic movement and improve workplace safety. A large percentage of workplace accidents are said to happen at... 

 Locally manufactured strip curtains improve workplace safety
Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are produced using specially formulated PVC material which is transparent for increased visibility

Solutions to counter cold weather

24th July 2020 Large doorways left open to facilitate easy access at manufacturing and storage facilities may present challenges to maintaining a comfortable and healthy working environment for employees. During the cold winter it is especially difficult to maintain a constant temperature in areas with large... 

Solutions to counter cold weather
Traffic high speed fold-up doors from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors

Vehicle-mounted drilling unit installed

17th July 2020 Positive-grip, pressed-section planks and walkways have been installed for the Chamber of Mines rescue drilling unit based at Colliery Training College (CTC) at eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. The walkway’s non-slip features, combined with its high strength-to-weight ratio, make it particularly... 

Vehicle-mounted drilling unit installed
Mentis Die-Line walkways and planks installed around a drill vehicle

Locally manufactured luminaire range extended

10th July 2020 A new addition to the LEDlume XP range of luminaires has been unveiled. The range offers flexible combinations of light emitting diode (LED) modules, with a choice of currents and dimming options, aimed at maximising energy savings and providing cost-effective lighting solutions. 

Locally manufactured luminaire range extended
The LEDlume XP range from BEKA Schréder

Locally manufactured copper filtration face mask

3rd July 2020 A South African startup company has launched a patent-pending offering for cloth masks with filter inserts, which incorporate porous copper materials that are said to provide antiviral properties. In addition, a copper-infused mask with an integrated filter, is also on offer. It is thought that... 

Locally manufactured copper filtration face mask
Aeris copper-infused mask with an integrated filter

Lightweight heavy duty door allows easy access

3rd July 2020 A locally manufactured heavy duty insulated impact door promises ease of use and safe, damage-free access for personnel and equipment. The door is suitable for applications where both pedestrian and motorised traffic move from one area of a facility to another and for all types of environments,... 

High impact screen panel cuts downtime and boosts productivity

19th June 2020 A new high-impact screen panel promises double the wear life of traditional rubber panels, reducing plant downtime and improving mine productivity. Intended for the high-impact area of the scalper screen, the panel is designed to withstand the impact of material up to 300 mm in size, falling from... 

High impact screen panel cuts downtime and boosts productivity
The Ceradox panel from Multotec

Separation technology helps to speed up fight against Covid-19

11th June 2020 The urgency with which pharmaceutical businesses need to meet the rising demands of global healthcare production often does not provide sufficient time to expand operations by increasing their footprint. For producers of medications currently used in the treatment of patients with Covid-19, it is... 

Separation technology helps to speed up fight against Covid-19
Sulzer’s Kühni agitated column (ECR) for liquid-liquid separation

UV-resistant screens improve safety in the workplace

13th May 2020 Welding and safety screens are aimed at ensuring optimum safety in workshop environments, protecting workers from harsh ultraviolet (UV) light and dangerous UV radiation which occurs during welding and grinding processes. A range of locally manufactured safety screens incorporates a heavy-duty UV... 

UV-resistant screens improve safety in the workplace
Apex welding and safety screens in a workplace

Power transformer increases local content on wind farm

7th May 2020 A locally manufactured main power transformer was recently delivered to a wind farm project near Swellendam in the Western Cape. The local manufacture of the transformers gives project developers the opportunity to increase the local content of renewable power projects, in line with the... 

Power transformer increases local content on wind farm
Quality checking at Zest WEG

Manufacturing execution system designed for Industry 4.0

30th April 2020 A range of modular components designed to meet the needs of industry 4.0 have been recently announced. The industry modules aim to allow for flexible and productive manufacturing that also conserves resources. 

Manufacturing execution system designed for Industry 4.0
The GROB-NET4Industry from GROB Systems

Energy savings at manufacturing site

22nd April 2020 The installation of a renewable energy solution at a local manufacturing facility has seen a significant contribution to the company’s energy savings. The investment saw 684 photovoltaic solar panels being installed, creating a 223 kW generating system and providing almost 20% of the daily... 

Energy savings at manufacturing site
Photovoltaic solar panels installed at the Multotec manufacturing facility

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

York Timbers goes big in plywood for the future

26th February 2020 Proudly South African JSE-listed integrated forestry company York Timbers, which holds almost 80% of the softwood plywood market in South Africa, has invested R400-million over the past four years in the plywood plant. This has enabled York to compete in the local and international market with a... 

York Timbers goes big in plywood for the future

South African nanofiber company one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019

31st January 2020 A Cape Town-based developer and manufacturer of advanced nanofiber materials, in collaboration with US skincare and makeup companies, has developed a product selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019. The prestigious list, compiled annually by TIME, highlights “the Best... 

Desk lamp highlighted

23rd January 2020 A magnifying, light emitting diode (LED), rechargeable desk lamp has recently been launched. The cordless lamp is fitted with a lithium-ion battery and is rechargeable by means of a Universal Serial Bus. It emits a bright white light from its six LED lighting units and offers 60 lumens with three... 

Drive system for smaller, more flexible machines

10th January 2020 A servo drive, motor and cable that can function as a system without a controller, has been introduced. The growing consumer demand for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. The new drive aims to offer a more cost-effective option for... 

Local manufacturing reduces lead times

12th December 2019 A manufacturer of insulated switchgear has announced that a product which was previously 100% internationally manufactured, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer waiting period from 12 weeks to four weeks and boosting local manufacturing and empowerment. The company... 

Range of staplers for a variety of uses

12th December 2019 An international brand of staplers, nail and pin guns was recently introduced to the South African market. The range is said to cover models suitable for use by homeowners, crafters, do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts and heavy industry users. 

Electric engraver makes its mark

6th December 2019 An electric engraver can be used to engrave words, designs, patterns or other types of art on a range of materials and objects. The engraver can be used to personalise or label belongings such as tools, school equipment, toys, key rings, name badges and jewellery. It can be used on materials such... 

Simplifying lead screw design

29th November 2019 A new lead screw configurator enables lead screws to be designed and machined without computer-aided design (CAD) programmes. A lead screw, or translation screw, is used to translate turning motion into linear motion in a machine.  

Office chair for changing workspaces

21st November 2019 A task chair with an automatic tilt and suspension armrest was unveiled in Italy last year and is now available for order worldwide. As more organisations move towards the concept of shared workplaces and work points, the manufacturer identified a growing demand for a chair that adapts to the... 

Office chair for changing workspaces
Adjustable chair for shared workspaces

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