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Warehousing & Storage

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... 

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... 

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

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

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.

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

High speed doors help to reduce energy costs

3rd June 2020 The drive for reduced energy consumption has led to industries seeking new ways of optimising the efficiency of energy usage across supply chains. High speed roll up doors are seen as a way of contributing to reduced energy costs, while also ensuring employee comfort. The doors allow for rapid... 

High speed doors help to reduce energy costs
The Apex range of high speed doors incorporates a counterweighted balancing system

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

Warehousing facility aims to keep mines productive

30th April 2020 A warehousing facility in Stormill, west of Johannesburg, with an area of 10 500 m2 under roof, 1 660 m2 under crane and dual lifting capacity of up to 40 t, is said to be well-position to respond quickly to the needs of customers in various regions of Africa and beyond. FLSmidth states that its... 

Warehousing facility aims to keep mines productive
Aerial view of the FLSmidth Stormill facility

Strip curtains improve work flow

22nd April 2020 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC ) strip curtains are seen as important tools in the implementation of best practice, quality control and safety in the manufacturing industry, enhancing workplace demarcation and workflow. Transparent PVC strip curtains maximise visibility while still meeting the need to... 

Strip curtains improve work flow
Apex strip curtains are used to demarcate workflow areas

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

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.

Robust ribbed PVC materials available

31st January 2020 A range of ribbed material manufactured from durable, impact- and scratch-resistant material, is now available. The new range of ribbed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) strip curtains is suitable for heavy-duty and high traffic applications. 

Air-tight door seals in freshness

12th December 2019 A leading producer and exporter of citrus fruit in the Eastern Cape recently required a certified air-tight door for its steri room chambers. The steri cooling process takes place in three chambers where air tightness is essential. A panel sectional door was fitted in order to ensure that optimal... 


19th November 2019 Acrow is a name known throughout the world and is one of South Africa’s largest storage and construction equipment manufacturers since 1946. Acrow products are manufactured to the highest European standards of FEM and SEMA and are monitored for full traceability using ISO 9001:2015. Acrow is able... 


Universal Storage Systems (SA) (PTY) LTD

15th November 2019 Universal Storage systems, Africa's leading manufacturer of industrial racking and shelving, markets a range of warehousing and storage products, and systems. The company, through the use of its own research, technology and highly trained engineers, plus access through international... 

Universal Storage Systems (SA) (PTY) LTD

Floor grating solution for macadamia industry

14th November 2019 The growth of the macadamia nut industry in South Africa and worldwide, has led to an increased focus on enhancing production processes. Currently macadamia nuts are picked and stored in steel drying bins before being moved to holding bins for distribution. The steel bins have welded angle iron... 

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. 

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... 

Capacitance probes allow interference-free operation

3rd September 2019 Capacitance probes detect the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing very small changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the dielectric constant of the material versus the air. Capacitance probes are point level indicators, used mainly... 


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