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Welding & Cutting News

Factory Pin-up

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Factory 

Welding engineering, IT and the Internet

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Company cuts teeth on R1,4-million contract

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

Advances with laser-welding techniques

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Downturn cuts welding-sector prospects

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

New locally-designed laser-cutting system

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Gas applications for welding expanding steadily

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Economic upturn predicted for welding

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Robotic welding technology is advancing

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

New tandem welding system perfected

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Welding & Cutting 

Local welding-equipment plant mooted

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The establishment of a welding-products manufacturing plant in South Africa within the next several years is a distinct possibility provided the economy and the welding industry remain stable. 

Welding firm to spark export market’s interest

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Benoni power electronic equipment and component manufacturer Modulectric is making new strides in the field of welding equipment in South Africa and is ready to tackle the export market. 

Friction stir welding for aluminium

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Developments to Watch 

Standards to be outlined by early next year

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Vessels, Tanks and Containers 

R90m investment in new tube facilities

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Welded-steel tube manufacturer Robor Tube has a new name to boast of, and a string of manufacturing achievements which put it some way ahead of the competition. The company has been formed through the merger of Brollo and Tosa, making it the biggest manufacturer of longitudinally-welded steel... 

‘Do-it-yourself’ aluminium welding promoted

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Aluminium welding can be catered for by a process called Techno-Weld, an innovative aluminium fusion-welding and repair process now available in South Africa. It is described as a breakthrough in welding with aluminium, and is a low-temperature (380?C) system which fusion-welds virtually all... 

Aluminium fabricators cut costs

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Correct process and gas selection can help aluminium fabricators reduce overall welding costs and improve productivity at the same time, argues a leading welding specialist. Afrox process development welding specialist Wayne Holt works in co-operation with Afrox clients to develop more efficient... 

R100-million global business for Gauteng gas specialist

By: System Author     25th June 1999 IN a bold export plan that is set to develop into a R100-million-a-year global business by 2001, Gauteng gas company Afrox is taking its new locally-designed and -produced gas equipment product range into new international markets. This major new dimension to the globalisation of Afrox is the... 

Global welding machine order

By: System Author     11th June 1999 DANISH company Migatronic has won an order to supply welding machines worldwide to bodyshops repairing the new Ferrari Modena. The contract, awarded by Ferrari itself, was hotly contested by three European welding-machine manufacturers ahead of the launch of the aluminium sportscar in March this... 

End-suction pumps

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The SFH end-suction centrifugal pump supplied by Hypower Pumps has been redesigned and revamped by Lowara using new laser-welding technology. Laser technology is used to weld parts of the pump together as this is more accurate, cleaner and quicker than spot-welding. It also prevents distortion of... 

Blowing away the opposition

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A NEW series of hot-air tools is now available from HellermannTyton, suitable for a range of drying, curing and forming applications. Three versions are in the range, with power outputs from 1 600 W through to 2 000 W. The top-of-the-range model has a power rating of 2 000 W, and is a handheld... 

Auto welding advances

By: System Author     19th March 1999 Research into the use of aluminium for automotive body panels has resulted in innovations in the welding industry, reports welding-equipment supplier Weld-Cut Equipment MD Warwick Hogan. The liquefying features of aluminium, which make it difficult to weld, have resulted in the development of... 

R20m in-line measurement order supplied

By: System Author     5th March 1999 The R20-million contract for the supply of robot-positioned cameras for an in-line measurement system at BMW’s Rosslyn, Pretoria, body shop, awarded to Johannesburg company ABB in June 1997, was completed earlier this year. The contract comprised the supply of 40 robots, with four of that... 

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