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Manufacturing

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... 

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

BMG

19th November 2019 BMG Manufacturing provides value added services with skilled labour and well-equipped workshops.  

BMG

BMG

19th November 2019 The Technical Resources Department consists of highly qualified and experienced staff to assist branches and customers with engineering design, product selection, installation recommendations, failure analysis and quality assurance on all products supplied by BMG.  

BMG

Flooring gets a GreenTag

7th November 2019 A range of rubber flooring and paving products has achieved a Global GreenTag Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Level B rating from the green building product rating and certification organisation, GreenTag. GreenTag is an independent ecolabel and certification standard aimed at... 

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

3D printing set to transform manufacturing

10th October 2019 Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is rapidly becoming a major part of the manufacturing industry. AM machines are becoming faster, with more sophisticated design tools, portfolios of materials and finishes to suit industrial applications. 

New generation CNC machining unit

10th October 2019 In what is seen as a boost to South Africa’s engineering capacity and quality, a new-generation three-axis computer numerical control (CNC) machining unit is being employed in the country. Featuring linear rails for greater accuracy, the machine is said to be the first of its kind in Africa and... 

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... 

Modular solutions for the mining, quarrying, construction and recycling industries

1st October 2019 Modular design and implementation aims to limit capital expenditure and reduce wasteful expenditure by selecting only the components required for a specific application. The concept is especially applicable to so-called just-in-time manufacturing, which is geared towards making just what is... 

Gypsum plant raises output and quality

26th September 2019 A leading gypsum supplier has undergone significant upgrades and expansions to its manufacturing facility, in an effort to boost its supply capacity and improve its gypsum quality. Synthetic gypsum is produced from the phosphate waste-product of the fertilizer industry, supplying the cement,... 

Glass fibre applications for the water industry

21st August 2019 The water and marine industries can be challenging environments, where constant exposure to weather can place high demands on materials. Aspects such as durability, weight and corrosion resistance all play an important role in the design and choice of materials required for applications in these... 

Locally manufactured floor gratings

19th June 2019 Metal floor gratings are widely used for industrial flooring in a variety of sectors and for a variety of applications, including access walkways on process plants and in factories and manufacturing facilities. The Mentis Rectagrid RS40 (40/40) floor grating has been manufactured and used by both... 

New composite material introduced

28th May 2019 A new polypropylene- (PP-) based composite, specifically designed for aesthetic applications, was launched at international composite show JEC World, held in Paris in March 2019. The modified PP matrix is expected to meet class A automotive surface specifications and will target the automotive,... 

Klingspor

7th November 2018 KLINGSPOR Abrasives is a manufacturer of the highest quality industrial sanding and grinding products. Our history is a long one which dates back over 100 years. KLINGSPOR originated in Germany where it is still one of the world's largest and most respected abrasive manufacturers making some of... 

Klingspor

Hydra Arc (Pty) Ltd

6th November 2018 Established in 1987, Hydra Arc has grown from a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery maintenance, turnaround specialist and steel fabrication company.  

Hydra Arc (Pty) Ltd

Valve Gate

14th November 2017 With its HPgate, Italian hot runner specialist HRSflow presents a new, quality-enhancing, cost-saving valve gate solution for the manufacture of high-quality parts without flash. Compared with the conventional versions, the gate is machined on a hardened metal insert produced by HRSflow. 

Valve Gate

Lubrication Specialists

9th November 2017 ExxonMobil’s authorised distributor for its lubrication business in Namibia. Lubrication Specialists represents ExxonMobil’s advanced lubrication solutions for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment across Namibia. Together with ExxonMobil, we are able to deliver a... 

Lubrication Specialists

SYSPRO

8th November 2017 SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology,... 

SYSPRO

Centlube

8th November 2017 Centlube is ExxonMobil authorised Distributor in South Africa.  Centlube represents Mobil's advance lubricants solutions for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and industrial line of business across South Africa. 

Centlube
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