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Wire, Rope, Sling and Chain

Twenty-five years of wire manufacturing

By: Liezel Hill     15th September 2006 Established by Norman Elrix in 1981 as a wire tradingcompany, one of South Africa’s leading wire manufacturers, Wire Supplies and Manufacturing, celebrates 25 years in the industry this year. 

Assisting industry to meet new lifting standards

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 There are a number of possible dangers associated with operating lifting equipment and machinery and thus, to maintain and improve a safe lifting industry, regulations regarding driven machinery have been published by the Department of Labour (DoL) in the Government Gazette, earlier this year. 

Plant expanded to cope with high scraper-rope demand

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 Local manufacturer of stay wire, scraper rope and highway barrier cables Ndlovu Wire Ropes is in the process of expanding its scraper rope plant in Kempton Park, on the East Rand. 

Cheap rope imports a real cause for concern

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 South Africa is flooded with imports from overseas countries, especially from the East. 

R6m wire batch pretreatment plant now in operation

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 Specialised bedding wire manufacturer Wire Supplies & Manufacturing has completed the commissioning of a new wire batch pretreatment plant, valued at around R6-million, at its manufacturing facility in Alberton, Gauteng, last month. 

Lifting solutions provider gains important distributorship rights

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 A Randfontein supplier of lifting and rigging equipment has recently signed a contract with Becker Bellambie Mining to gain exclusive distributing rights for the company’s Kito range of chain hoists. 

New low-noise drive chain improves work environment

16th September 2005 The comprehensive range of Bearing Man’s Tsubaki chain products includes a ?newly-designed low-noise drive chain that combats noise pollution, ensuring an improvement in the work environment. 

Wire supplier focuses on niche product ranges

16th September 2005 The wire industry is diverse in terms of type of materials, sizes, specifications and the volume usage of each combination. 

Protection equipment keeps workers safe

16th September 2005 Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s range of personal protection equipment includes a retractable ?fall-arrester block and travelling lifeline system, designed to offer the best protection to workers at heights. 

Association calls for greater focus on beneficiation

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 The South African Wire Association (Sawa), comprising key roleplayers in the wire industry, is a business export council with the purpose of growing exports and monitoring imports to ensure the replacement of value-added products made in South Africa. 

Fall prevention is better than cure

16th September 2005 Local company Fall Prevention Technologies provides products, services and training to the height safety industry and has recently added ARRESTA Ropes to its product range. 

Wire-rope importer expands product offering

By: Mariaan Webb     16th September 2005 A new chain sling system has recently been added to Rope Constructions’ range of lifting equipment. 

Giving industry a lift

16th September 2005 The Engineering Products division of Yale Industrial Products offers a wide range of tough, versatile and cost-effective jacks highly suited to demanding South African applications. 

Expansion plans necessitate branch opening

By: ongezwa manyathi     17th September 2004 One of Africa’s largest stockists of marine and offshore mooring equipment, Anchor Industries, recently opened a new branch in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, adding to its existing branches in Cape Town and Durban. 

Council promotes wire exports

By: ongezwa manyathi     17th September 2004 The South African Wire Business Council (SAWBC) has been registered as a Section 21 company for two years and is also in its second year of having full-time office staff. 

Chain range reduces maintenance costs

17th September 2004 The extensive range of Tsubaki chain products is being supplied by Bearing Man. 

60 years of use for winch

17th September 2004 Specialists in lifting and pulling systems Bellambie Mining & Industrial celebrates over 60 years in this country of one of its most famous products, the Tirfor winch. 

BEE deal is outlined

By: ongezwa manyathi     17th September 2004 Although in business for nearly a year, Ndlovu Wire Ropes is already starting to create waves in the wire industry. 

KZN wire-park plan develops

By: ongezwa manyathi     17th September 2004 Representative body for the South African wire industry the South African Wire Association (Sawa), together with other players in the wire industry, has embarked on a plan to further add value to the raw material that is currently being exported from South Africa. 

How wire use has evolved

17th September 2004 In the 250 years that steel wire has been produced, there have been many changes, but none as revolutionary as the patent taken out 150 years ago, in 1854, by James Horsfall, in England, for hard drawing wire by heat treating and quenching from elevated temperatures, to produce the high tensile... 

Ski ropes are latest product introduction

By: ongezwa manyathi     17th September 2004 It has been 70 years of trusted quality and safety; this, says Brockwell & Company MD Norman Wallis, coupled with the wide range offered at the company, has kept the company rolling for the last 70 years. 

Firm boasts of in-house control measures

17th September 2004 Sling supplier Cargo Control Systems is the first and only company in South Africa to hold the SABS Mark to SANS 94 parts 1 and 2 for its full range of locally-produced and branded Load-Lift flat webbing and Load-Lift endless round polyester lifting slings. 

US Agency awarded to Durban firm

17th September 2004 Durban based Wire Belt Systems is the new agents for Maryland Wire Belts for the Southern Africa region. 

Surveillance helps reduce copper-cable theft

6th May 2004 The installation of a high-tech surveillance solution has helped copper-cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables to markedly decrease theft levels, Intervid Africa, the provider of the security solution said yesterday. 

New mill for SA cored welding wire group

19th March 2004 In line with constant development and improvements in quality, the South African division of the Welding Alloys Group, Wasa, has decided to replace one of it’s wire manufacturing mills at a cost of R2,2-million. 

Chain manufacturer in R8m expansion

By: renay de     19th September 2003 Division of the international group Baughan, Salchain, is upgrading its East Rand factory to accommodate for and cope with the increased demand experienced by the company. 

Project under way to develop a new textile sling

By: renay de     19th September 2003 Established in 1994, Special Industrial Supplies is part of a project that is looking into replacing traditional sling handling material, which includes chain, steel and wire rope, with what it believes could be be a safer and more versatile textile sling. 

World-class rope suite on offer from lifting firm

By: renay de     19th September 2003 Specialist lifting and rigging equipment supplier Infast Tools has, since its establishment in 1969, formed a network of alliances to make it one of the largest stockists of steel-wire rope in South Africa. 

Growing concern sets up lifting division

19th September 2003 Anchor Industries was established nine years ago primarily to meet the demand for quality marine and offshore mooring equipment in Southern Africa. 


By: renay de     19th September 2003 The Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, Johannesburg, was officially opened on 20 July to celebrate former president Nelson Mandela’s 85th birthday. 

New lifting system safe and easy to use, says company

By: renay de     19th September 2003 Local division of the Gunnebo group, Cargo Control Systems increased its end-users’ efficiency when it introduced Gunnebo’s new system of lifting components and chains, GrabiQ, into South Africa at the Electra Mining show last year. 

Joint venture makes Belgian group’s products locally

19th September 2003 A joint venture between Bekaert – an international independent manufacturer of steel wire products – and Bastion Wire and Sagentra Trade Corporation, was announced at the end of last year. 

SA wire industry mulls new export hub

By: Terence Creamer     27th June 2003 The South African wire industry has mooted the creation of a coastal-based manufacturing hub, tentatively known as ‘Wirepark’, in a bid to boost the value-added wire exports. 

Wire association earmarks six potential export markets

By: nkolola halwindi     24th January 2003 In an effort to promote exports in the wire industry, the South African Wire Association (Sawa) has embarked on an export promotion campaign in which it will organise at least six missions this year to expose the local industry to the international markets. 

Hydraulic winch available

25th October 2002 A hydraulic winch, noted for its safety, precision and nimble features, and complementing the manual range of Tirfor hand held machines, is available from Bellambie Mining & Industrial. 

Prevention technique for rope corrosion

20th September 2002 A wire rope grease applicator, reduce product wastage and ensure less downtime for underground mining operations has been developed by Shell South Africa (SSA), in a bid to extend rope life. 

Blasting barricade designed for mine industry

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A Johannesburg-based manufacturer and supplier of tie-down straps, lifting chain slings, and lifting- and restraint-nets, has formed a design partnership with HB Hydraulics for a blasting barricade for underground mining applications. 

Many rope products for various markets

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A product designed by Johannesburg-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier and manufacturer Rope Constructions, has been widely used in the mining sector for the last three years. 

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