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Materials-Handling & Logistics

Portable half frame discharger offers dust-free operation

24th March 2022 A new portable half-frame bulk bag discharger with manual bag dump station and integral flexible screw conveyor is designed to transfer material discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from hand-held sacks into downstream process equipment or storage vessels, dust free.    Mounted on a... 

Electric-powered multidirectional reach-truck

18th March 2022 A new four-wheel electric-powered multidirectional reach-truck incorporates 360° steering, which provides rotation on each wheel, allowing the forklift to work in forward, sideward and crab steer mode. The Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 was developed as a multi-directional truck, with a very low platform... 

Image of the Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 multi-directional truck from Combilift
The Combi-MR4 Dynamic 360 multi-directional truck from Combilift

Updated bulk bag discharging system offers improved convenience, safety and cleanliness

17th February 2022 A newly designed bulk bag discharger is set to revolutionise the way users load, untie, retie, remove and collapse bulk bags. Flexicon's new BULK-OUT BFC bulk bag discharging system promotes the flow of bulk solid materials that have solidified during storage and shipment, automatically... 

Image of the Flexicon bulk bag discharger with integral bulk bag conditioner and bag dump station
Flexicon bulk bag discharger with integral bulk bag conditioner and bag dump station

Low cost bulk filling system

15th December 2021 A filler for bulk boxes, totes, bins or other intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) promises dust-free, low-cost loading of bulk solid materials. Flexicon's Basic Filler also features a fill head that can be raised or lowered using a forklift and secured with clevis pins to minimise the clearance... 

Image of Flexicon's Basic Filler
Flexicon's Basic Filler

SA green-tech company pilots 100% electric reefer trailers in The Netherlands

By: Irma Venter     18th November 2021 Four companies have initiated a nine-month pilot project in The Netherlands, which will see diesel refrigeration systems in semi-trailers replaced by zero-emission battery-electric prototypes.  This is the first time that refrigerated trailers are being run by 100% electric eco-sustainable power.  

Image of an electric reefer trailer with a modified Thermo King reefer engine (Advancer A400), in combination with a specialised battery system from Maxwell and Spark (70 kWh)
The four trailers in this pilot will have a modified Thermo King reefer engine (Advancer A400), in combination with a specialised battery system from Maxwell and Spark (70 kWh)

Decentralised drive technology boosts production

14th July 2021 A decentralised drive technology system is said to offer key industries the ability to save on operating costs, while providing the latest in energy efficiency technology. MOVIGEAR from SEW-EURODRIVE is a mechatronic drive system that is particularly suited to horizontal material-handling... 

Image of MOVIGEAR decentralised drive technology system from SEW-EURODRIVE
MOVIGEAR decentralised drive technology system from SEW-EURODRIVE

Ultracold vaccine transportation solution launched in South Africa

26th February 2021 A new solution aimed at ensuring the efficient transport and storage of ultracold biologics, has been launched in South Africa. Helium and natural gas company Renergen recently announced the completion and successful operation of its first Cryo-Vacc prototype. The unit is powered by helium and... 

Renergen's Cryo-Vacc for the transport and storage of ultracold biologics
Renergen's Cryo-Vacc for the transport and storage of ultracold biologics

Electric order picker launched

12th February 2021 A new stand-on electric-powered order picker designed to combine the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and a traditional order picker, offers versatile operation in warehousing applications. The Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) was developed by Combilift as a response to the rising growth... 

Aisle Master-OP order picker, developed by Combilift
Aisle Master-OP order picker, developed by Combilift

Longspan shelving offers flexible, cost-effective solution

29th January 2021 A range of new generation longspan shelves featuring improved versatility and a large selection of accessories, is now available to the Southern African market. South African intra-logistical supplier Logistics Systems Engineering (LSE) has introduced the Constructor range of Longspan Shelving 3... 

New generation longspan shelving from Logistics Systems Engineering
New generation longspan shelving from Logistics Systems Engineering

Ensuring correct control to reduce wear and tear in mill feed and scrubber transfer point

22nd January 2021 Mill feed transfer points and scrubber feed chutes are considered high wear and high maintenance installations and engineering the transfer point to ensure optimum presentation of material feed into the mill or scrubber is said to significantly reduce wear and tear and maintenance. Weba Chute... 

Weba Chute engineers mill feed chutes to ensure correct control of material feed and reduce wear and tear
Weba Chute engineers mill feed chutes to ensure correct control of material feed and reduce wear and tear

Logistics portal facilitates delivery management

15th January 2021 A new road-freight portal is designed to help manage deliveries seamlessly from start to end, providing real-time collaboration and interaction between clients and deliveries. Bidvest International Logistics (BIL) has launched the online Bidtrans Portal which aims to help clients to streamline... 

A Bidvest International Logistics warehouse
A Bidvest International Logistics warehouse

Innovative local product for the dewatering of ultra-fine materials

20th November 2020 The effective dewatering of ultra-fine materials has posed an ongoing challenge for a number of industries. Until now, the use of flocculant was required to ensure sufficient solids retention and good filtrate quality in cases where a slurry feed’s particle size distribution contained more than... 

A tubular bag configuration from ZebraTube
A tubular bag configuration from ZebraTube

New silo measuring system simplifies monitoring and control

20th November 2020 A new cloud-based tank and silo monitoring system is a first of its kind in South Africa, providing real-time, remote access on a mobile phone or computer. The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering measures and reports the amount of content in a silo or tank and the rate at which... 

The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering monitors stored content
The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering monitors stored content

Interroll SA (Pty) Ltd

16th November 2020 Interroll is a global leading supplier of material handling solutions for specific industries such as Warehousing & Distribution, Courier Express and Parcel, E-commerce & Retail, Airports, Food & Beverage, Tire & Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing.  

Benefits of tank containers outlined

13th November 2020 The logistics related to the transport of chemical products and raw commodities offers a number of alternatives for companies. Minimising the costs of transporting goods, as well as ensuring overall efficiencies, can help companies to reduce operational costs while maximising gross revenue and... 

ISO tank containers used for storage and shipping of commodities
ISO tank containers used for storage and shipping of commodities

Insulated shipping boxes maintain cold chain

1st October 2020 A new range of insulated shipping boxes specifically designed for use in the shipping, food and pharmaceutical industries, has been announced. The Go-Girl Logistics insulated shipping boxes ensure protection of sensitive products by maintaining a constant temperature, according to specific... 

Insulated shipping box from Go-Girl Logistics
Insulated shipping box from Go-Girl Logistics

Radar level sensor launched

11th June 2020 A cloud-connected radar aims to provide full transparency in the storage and transport of liquids. The 80 GHz wireless Industrial Internet of Things sensor combines technology and digital services in one device. The instrument’s continuously recorded measurement data can be accessed remotely at... 

The Endress+Hauser Micropilot FWR30
The Endress+Hauser Micropilot FWR30

Live chat between customer and courier

6th December 2019 A multi-channel tool (MCT) that allows customers to interact with a courier service via live chat and specialised email services, is now available. The MCT uses a centralised knowledge management system that offers a customer service agent desktop, Web self-service, case management and customer... 

HMA Group

22nd November 2019 HMA Instrumentation is a division of the HMA Group and offer a complete range of industrial instrumentation.  

HMA Group


18th November 2019 The BMG bulk material handling division is made up of several strategically located, specialist belting hubs, offering an innovative belting service to a diverse range of industries. This division does more than just supply belting products, BMG's offering also encompasses a strong focus on... 


Goscor Lift Truck Company

15th November 2019 Goscor Lift Truck Company, the first ISO and OSHAS accredited forklift company in South Africa has established a powerful reputation as the sole distributors of Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex forklifts and materials handling equipment. The business has worked hard to build an impressive national... 

Goscor Lift Truck Company

Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 Technology leaders in the development and production of innovation lifting and material handling solutions. 

Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Systems eliminate material degradation

17th October 2019 Correct handling of the discharge and transfer of bulk materials can greatly impact a number of aspects of a company’s production process - from staff safety to profitability. The uncontrolled discharge of bulk materials is linked to increased material degradation, which may affect the quality of... 

Cold storage solutions tailored to industrial environments

10th October 2019 Industrial doors and dock loading equipment suited to cold storage and freezer environments assist in maintaining the constant temperatures required by the cold chain industry.   Entrance solutions seal in the chill to prevent product spoilage and contamination, without disrupting operations. 

Mobile app tracks deliveries

1st October 2019 A new mobile platform allows customers to track and coordinate the delivery of shipments across sub-Saharan Africa. The app offers a number of features, allowing users to access shipping quotations, find service points for collections and deliveries and track shipments in real time. 

Compact series mixers offer faster availability

6th August 2019 A new compact series mixer offers a more standardised solution for users who require faster availability. The mixers are especially suitable for open tank applications such as municipal and industrial water or wastewater and mining and minerals slurry processes, as well as for sealed tank... 

Sensor technology advances bulk flow measurement in cement industry

25th June 2019 The development of sensor technology provides the cement industry with a number of potential solutions, such as lower production costs, improved quality, enhanced tracking accuracy, environment-friendly production and reduced downtime. In particular, non-contact volume flow measurement of... 

Delivery management mobile app launched

4th June 2019 A delivery-management mobile app aimed at scheduling deliveries, managing administration and providing real-time tracking, has been launched. The app provides real-time delivery management information such as the current location of drivers, estimated time of arrival, the routes followed and an... 

Demag Cranes

26th November 2018 Demag Cranes is one of the world´s leading providers of cranes and port technology and enjoys a leading position in globally growing markets. The Johannesburg-based South African division of Demag Cranes specialises in the design and manufacture of cranes and components for industry. 

Demag Cranes

DACHSER South Africa (Pty) Ltd

6th November 2018 DACHSER South Africa provides an essential service offering to clients that ensures the best-fit solution to meet their logistics needs. Four branches ensure the intelligent combination of a logistics network that includes air and sea logistics, warehousing, distribution, customs modalities and... 

DACHSER South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

9th November 2017 A proudly Bidvest company and valued partner of the Panalpina Group, BPL provides end-to-end supply chain solutions that include air, ocean, warehousing, road transport and customs brokering in all major industries. BPL is at the forefront of innovation when it comes to global logistics... 

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

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