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Wire, Rope, Sling and Chain

Rope access taking off in SA

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 An industry that appears to be expanding in South Africa is the rope access industry. 

New range of UK products to be introduced

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 A Randfontein-based wire rope, sling and chain supplier has added a range of UK-manufactured products for tensioning and insulating electric fencing to its range. 

Specialist company offering a test and repair facility to the industry

20th September 2002 Preventable accidents in the workplace have brought to the fore the importance of personal safety and the necessity for regular maintenance and repair of lifting and pulling equipment, says Bellambie Mining & Industrial director George McMaster. 

Company moots wire beneficiation

By: candice haase     20th September 2002 Developing the worldwide market for its wire-products, East Rand-based Barnes Fencing Industries has seen potential for its products. 

NZ watchdog to probe SA wire-dumping claim

2nd July 2002 A New Zealand regulator has launched an inquiry into claimed dumping of South African galvanised wire in New Zealand, construction firm Fletcher Building said yesterday. 

Mine-winder tech now and then

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     18th January 2002 This year marked the death of John Lock, one of the great mine-winder engineers. 

New tensiometer launched

21st September 2001 A new tensiometer has been launched by Bellambie Mining and Industrial. The product is designed for force measurement in pre-tensioned wire ropes, such as aerials, pylons, shrouds, masts and supports. 

Improved web slings developed

21st September 2001 Improved for greater versatility, extended life and enhanced safety in industries which include mining, civil and general engineering, construction, manufacturing, freight, retailing and agriculture are Bellambie Mining & Industrial’s Lockay web slings. 

Increased capacity grows firm's exports

By: Deborah Spicer     21st September 2001 From its humble beginnings as a car and trailer wire-selling operation, bedding and seating wire manufacturer Wire Suppliers is growing from strength to strength. 

Firm ropes in contracts

By: Deborah Spicer     21st September 2001 A cost-effective wire-rope sling is making inroads into the mining industry at a time when many gold-mines are struggling to survive. 

New hoists increase workspace

21st September 2001 The new CXT series of wire-rope hoists breaks the traditional mould of design and represents a new approach within the lifting-equipment industry, reports manufacturer Konecranes, which has filed more than ten patent applications for the range. 

New management for lifting firm

By: Deborah Spicer     21st September 2001 The majority shareholders of materials-handling firm,Toco, are again the managers of the company after the Walls consortium bought out the banking consortium shareholding acquired when debt was restructured into equity under previous management. 

Local company in Israeli joint venture

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Wire, rope, sling & chain 

New chain-lifting system is now available in South Africa

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Wire, rope, sling & chain 

New range is set to revolutionise industry

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Wire, rope, sling and chain 

R3,7-billion in capital investments

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Telecom, satellites, cellphones & radio trunking 

R50-million wire-plant expansion nears completion

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Wire, rope, sling & chain 

SA company wins Ethiopian chain contract

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Wire, rope, sling & chain 

New applications for wireless technology

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Custom Agencies

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Factory 

South Africa heads for global wire show

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The primary aims of the newly-formed Wire Association of South Africa are the organisation of the South Africa wire industry to be globally competitive. 

Original ways of wiring-up buildings

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

New plate grab makes its global debut in SA

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Wire, Rope, Sling & Chain 

Difficult trading conditions tie up chain, lifting sector

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Wire, Rope, Sling & Chain 

Changes set to lift up company’s prospects

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Wire, Rope, Sling and Chain 

Rewiring from the vantage of a milk crate

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Keeping onboard ship-wiring afloat

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Over 3 000 catalogued steel grades available

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Steel is a metal composed of iron plus varying amounts of carbon, as well as other elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, zirconium, vanadium, tungsten, and so on. Different types of steel – that is, steel with different properties and characteristics – are produced by... 

Tobacco plant contract awarded

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Due for completion in July, RBF Technology has been contracted to carry out the electrical installation work on a Tanzanian tobacco plant as an extension of work undertaken last year. The contract comes from US-based Universal Leaf Tobacco and is for Tanzania Tobacco Processor’s plant in... 

South Africa plans to rope in its drivers

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 The South African National Roads Agency (Sanra) has placed the first local order for a wire-rope safety fence system, which is a proved method of reducing fatalities from accidents occurring on motorways and dual carriageways in the UK. The Brifen wire-rope safety fence system, manufactured by... 

Company teaches the ropes of industrial access in Gauteng

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Industrial rope-access company Praxis, of Pretoria, and Centurion-based government inspection authority Innovative Inspection Services (IIS) have had a working agreement since 1997. “IIS makes use of Praxis services for rope access on inspections carried out for other companies,”... 

Company is approved cable supplier

By: System Author     19th March 1999 A utomotive electrical cable manufacturer Walro Flex, of Alberton, Gauteng, has been given the green light by Daimler Chrysler as an approved cable supplier for Mercedes-Benz products. “We are extremely pleased to acquire accreditation from one of the most prestigious motor manufacturers in... 

New truss launched

By: System Author     19th March 1999 A new product designed for use in the construction industry has been developed by Johannesburg company International Truss Systems in partnership with Mondi Timber. The new truss, called the Spacejoist, consists of parallel stress-graded lumber flanges manufactured from kiln-dried timber and... 

Go downstream, SA wire-makers urged

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The formation of a wire cluster in South Africa could see value being added to the 327 000 t or 40% of all locally-produced wire rod, which is being exported from South Africa in primary form at present. Only around 153 000 t of secondary wire products are being exported at present, while 19% of... 

New hot seat for G-force simulation

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A new flight simulator seat that re-creates the effects of G-force and offers a more realistic flying experience will be used to train UK fighter pilots. Designed by Cranfield College of Aeronautics, the technology is now being commercially manufactured by Cranfield Aerospace in Bedford, Southern... 

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