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Each crane is equipped with a hoist for specific maintenance purposes
Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 

I-MAK shifts gear with successful country road show
I-MAK shifts gear with successful country road show
24th January 2024

In a strategic move to fortify its presence in South Africa, I-MAK, a premium brand under the umbrella of Bearings International (BI), executed an impactful Country Road Show during November 2023.... 

An image of a sugar refinery included in the BMG expansion programme
Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 

A Blue Motovario Motor Gearbox unit which is being imported by Madacan to supply South Africa's mining sector.
Larger premises boosts stockholding
9th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industrial electrical, electronic and mechanical product supplier Madacan Africa started operations last month at its new premises in the Northlands Business Park in Northriding, which is almost... 

FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward
26th October 2023

Keeping the off-highway segment always on the move is a key focus area for FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA, says Andy Weddell, Local Segment Lead: Commercial Vehicles. Operating in the off-highway... 

Image of the SKF TMBH 5 bearing heater
Lightweight solution for roller bearing installation
20th October 2023

A portable induction heater for roller bearings is said to be one of the smallest on the market. Weighing only 3 kg, the TMBH 5 is designed to heat roller bearings weighing up to 5 kg that are... 

Complete lubrication solutions for cement and heavy industry
19th October 2023

A leading supplier of lubricants and services for the cement industry, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA offers diverse products such as STABYL HD, high-performance grease for roller bearings in kilns... 

struandale employees
Ford celebrates four-million engine production milestone at Struandale
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Car manufacturer Ford’s Struandale engine plant, in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape, has produced its four-millionth engine – a 2 ℓ four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel engine that will be installed in a... 

Image of SEW-EURODRIVE gearboxes
Modular gearboxes offer flexible solution
6th October 2023

SEW-EURODRIVE says it has simplified the configuration of its components to offer a modular design for its gearboxes, delivering a high degree of adaptability with parts that are readily available... 

A cut through view of a Timken Quick Flex coupling
Supplier hones in-country offering
22nd September 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG has established itself in Zambia as a single point of contact and reliable supplier of all essential quality branded products and essential support services,... 

SKF TMBH 5 Bearing Heater – an energy-efficient solution for easy roller bearing installation    
SKF TMBH 5 Bearing Heater – an energy-efficient solution for easy roller bearing installation    
19th September 2023

The SKF TMBH 5, one of the smallest, most portable induction heaters on the market, incorporates cutting-edge technology and design features to heat roller bearings weighing up to 5kg that are... 

Image of the locally produced Sandvik screen package
First South African-manufactured screen package
15th September 2023

Mining and rock excavation specialist Sandvik Rock Processing has completed its first South African-manufactured screen package, undertaken at its facility in Johannesburg. The company’s operation... 

An image of filling diesel in a vehicle
Breather range prevents contamination
8th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lubrication and industrial equipment specialist ISO-Reliability Partners’ desiccant breather range is a cost-effective solution to prevent fuel contamination. Companies can reduce internal tank... 

SEW-EURODRIVE’s FM/FAM and KM/KAM designs are flexible and available as parallel-shaft helical gear units and helical-bevel gear units for ease of application into a wide range of industries
Modular design multiplies flexibility for SEW gearbox users
6th September 2023

By simplifying its configuration of components, SEW-EURODRIVE’s modular design delivers the flexibility required to achieve technically unique innovations with parts that are readily available and... 

Bespoke hoist for fast pre-sink
Bespoke hoist for fast pre-sink
21st August 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Condra is to manufacture a high-lift, high-speed, heavy-duty kibble hoist of complex design as the key component of a 15-ton pre-sink portal crane. Lifting height will be 150... 

Kamoa-Kakula is one of many projects in Africa to request the installation of SEW-EURODRIVE’s monitoring equipment on the supplied product
Kamoa-Kakula power pack order is among many for SEW-EURODRIVE
31st July 2023

With well over 100 units already delivered, SEW-EURODRIVE in South Africa is set to continue supplying Ivanhoe Mines’ prestigious Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Supplier protects inner mechanisms
28th July 2023

Local lubricants supplier Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is celebrating 15 years of supplying its Pyroshield 9000 Synthetic Open Gear Lubricant to a major freight rail company in South... 

ISO-Reliability laments the casual approach to fuel cleanliness and handling
Cleaner fuel crucial – specialists
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant tribology and lubrication specialist and supplier ISO-Reliability Partners is unlocking the hidden and lost value in business... 

Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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Expanding access to drive technology
19th June 2023

Drive technology and drive automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa says that it is expanding its presence in Africa, while developing local expertise and rolling out its latest technology.... 

New lubricants for farmers
5th June 2023

BMG has launched two new agricultural specific lubricants at Nampo 2023 – a corn head grease and a transmission flow grease – both of which form part of BMG’s Boerslim/Smartfarming portfolio. “The... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

Partnership focus marks SEW-EURODRIVE progress in Africa
1st June 2023

As its expansion into Africa gathers pace, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is getting closer to customers and building stronger direct partnerships – to push modernisation and efficiency. “It just makes... 

IWC launches new range of Air Cooled Condensers
10th May 2023

As a global thermal solutions specialist we are no strangers to developing innovative designs and products.  Our new range of Air Cooled Condensers will certainly set the benchmark for ACC’s going... 

A feed milling plant manufactured by Dalein Agriplan
Increased demand for automation in agri sector
5th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible,... 

The power take-off (PTO) gearboxes, planter bearings and agricultural chains help farmers to increase productivity and efficiency in the field
Company boosts productivity, lessens environmental impact
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International is staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in the agriculture industry by incorporating this knowledge into its... 

Sintech image
5th May 2023

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications not only in mining and mining-related industries but also the... 

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Support services provided for sugar industry
7th April 2023

Leading engineering solution specialist BMG plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not only during the operational period of sugar production, but also in off-crop seasons, when maintenance and... 

R66bn worth of component exports at risk from move to EVs
31st March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Catalytic converters, engine parts, engines, clutches/shaft couplings, silencers/exhausts and ignitions/starting equipment are the component groupings most at risk from the global move to electric... 

BBE commissioned another surface refrigeration plant at Loulo mine in Mali
20th March 2023

Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Projects has commissioned another turnkey surface refrigeration plant at Société des Mines de Loulo (SOMILO) SA gold mine in Mali, West Africa. The Loulo gold field,... 

Image of National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) executive director Renai Moothilal.
R66bn worth of component exports at risk from move to EVs, but it’s not all bad news – Naacam
14th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Catalytic converters, engine parts, engines, clutches/shaft couplings, silencers/exhausts and ignitions/starting equipment are the component groupings most at risk from the global move to electric... 

Man with white hard hat operating Kito RX wire rope hoist in an industrial plant.
First wire rope hoist ordered
3rd March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining infrastructure systems supplier Becker Mining South Africa has sold its first Kito RX wire rope hoist to a processing plant in Rustenburg, in the North West, after launching the range in... 

Ready availability of stock is ensured by SEW-EURODRIVE's new facility in Aeroton, Johannesburg
SEW-EURODRIVE all set to support Africa’s growth
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Despite the travails of the global economy and uncertainty in many countries, Africa will be the place to do business in the coming years. So says SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa MD Raymond Obermeyer,... 

Kwatani image
27th January 2023

Kwatani is a Level 2 B-BBEE accredited South African company, and part of the multi-national Sandvik Group.  As Africaís leading engineered vibratory equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM)... 

AM adapter gets an upgrade
27th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has introduced its AMS adapter, an upgrade of the company’s well-known AM adapter, into the South African market. The AMS adapter, which enables SEW-EURODRIVE’s... 

Image of SEW-EURODRIVE's girth gear solution
Girth gears for upgraded mine
18th November 2022

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has announced that it is installing four of its large segmented girth gear systems at De Beer’s Venetia Diamond Mine in Limpopo province. Venetia mine, in... 

An image depicting MCL’s Rodney Mclagen and Bearings 2000’s Ross Trevelyan shaking hands
Bearings company completes acquisition
11th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

National industrial supplies specialist Bearings 2000 has acquired bearings and power transmission supplier MCL Engineering Products – based in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape. The acquisition, which... 

An image depicting an HKT split roller bearing
Specialist recommends bearings for extreme conditions
11th November 2022

Industrial equipment supplier BMG specialists recommend HKT split cylindrical roller bearings for dependable use in extreme conditions, including applications above ground, underground and in... 

SEW-EURODRIVE's girth gear solution on display at Electra Mining Africa 2022.
SEW-EURODRIVE installs girth gears for Venetia scrubber upgrade
3rd November 2022

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is installing four of its large segmented girth gear systems at De Beer’s Venetia Diamond Mine in Limpopo province. 

Image of Venetia diamond mine openpit
Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is installing four of its large segmented girth gear systems at the Venetia mine. 

Kuseni Dlamini’s KDI Group inks a deal with Bonfiglioli, a global manufacturing company
30th September 2022

Johannesburg, South Africa: KDI Group, a South African business, founded by Kuseni Dlamini has signed a strategic partnership deal with Bonfiglioli, a global manufacturing company, headquartered in... 

Gear unit range for lifting drives launched
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.... 

Improved bearing block units for higher efficiency
29th September 2022

BMG’s range of BTC bearings and components - which is manufactured exclusively for BMG to stringent quality and safety specifications - has been extended to include new bearing block units. “These... 

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