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Load shedding adds last straws to looming SA water crisis; but there is hope
15th May 2023

South Africa is approaching a water crisis as load shedding adds undue pressure to water and wastewater treatment systems already on the verge of collapse. However, there is still hope that South... 


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New hose reel from local manufacturer
12th May 2023

Local manufacturers of pneumatic grease pumps, oil pumps and hose reels, Pumprite, has recently added a 1 1/2" hose reel to its range. Engineered and manufactured in-house, the Pumprite Oil 1 1/2"... 


Loadshedding places increased pressure on transformers at substations
12th May 2023

Constant loadshedding has highlighted the vulnerability of critical electrical infrastructure such as transformers at substations. This means local authorities must implement specific measures to... 


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Couplings help mitigate fire hazards
12th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the South African mining industry being vulnerable to fire breakouts and explosions, local mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps product supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS)... 


IMPI COMBI UNIT
The units are locally manufactured and have a hydraulically driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295 ℓ/min at 150 bar
Vacuum truck aids rehab project
12th May 2023

Infrastructure maintenance and repair is a pressing issue across many municipalities in South Africa. In George municipality in the Western Cape, work is underway to rehabilitate some of the city’s... 


Pumps for iron ore mine flooding
12th May 2023

Pump and dredging specialist Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) was commissioned to assist with an incident of flooding at an iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape that resulted in the mining company no... 


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Firm celebrates 35 years of safety
12th May 2023

This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of safety solutions provider Sperosens. “We could not be more excited to celebrate all that Spero Sensors and Instruments has accomplished, alongside... 


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Hydraulic tools deliver accuracy in demanding applications
12th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers a range of solutions from bolted solutions specialist Nord-Lock including Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.  These can be used to tighten bolts... 


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Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer to help fund its growth projects, with the Zandfontein underground project at the Crocodile River mine being a priority. 


Monitor Engineering
Details of a dust suppression system
11th May 2023

What is dust suppression? Dust suppression is a process used to reduce airborne dust particles. Dust suppression systems spray a fine mist of water either using hydraulic misting nozzles, or air... 


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Johannesburg Water to mitigate Commando System challenges, ensure steady supply
10th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Johannesburg Water Commando System is grappling with myriad of challenges, which is impacting on the sustainable supply of water to the regions the entity services; however, interventions are... 


ENHANCED BENEFITS
By working with reputable manufacturers and experienced suppliers, users of agricultural equipment can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their operations significantly
Use of soft starters, VSDs in irrigation beneficial
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Implementing modern electric motor control technology in the agriculture industry has become increasingly important to improve efficiency throughput, reduce downtime, reduce waste, and drive... 


SOLAR TRAILERS
Iritron’s solar trailers are designed to be mobile, so farmers can move them around as required
Solar trailers transform industry
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Equipped with solar panels that power various farming equipment, automation company Iritron’s off-grid solar trailers are especially useful for small-scale farmers who do not have access to grid... 


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Compressor partnership for Mpumalanga miner
5th May 2023

Aftermarket services and digital solutions provider Atlas Copco Power Technique and long-standing distributor Airlif Compressors and Pumps have collaborated again to deliver a reliable compressed... 


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Windfall gold project, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has partnered with Osisko Mining to develop and mine the project. 


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Solar-powered PUE systems unlock more revenue, lower costs for African farmers, SMEs
4th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Productive Use of Energy (PUE) applications powered by solar panels pose a massive opportunity for small businesses on the continent, particularly in the agricultural space, to increase revenue and... 


Customer purchases 6th truck from Werner Pumps SA
2nd May 2023

Bokokotla Motshabo Construction & Projects (Pty) Ltd, a Rustenburg-based company offering civil and structural construction services, as well as heavy-duty machinery rentals, has purchased a sixth... 


WEC Projects Supplies New Sewage Treatment Plants for Ghana Developments
28th April 2023

WEC Projects, a local EPC contractor working in the water and wastewater treatment sector, has completed the design, engineering and supply of new sewage treatment plants for three different... 


Atlas Copco turns the cogs in a bid to help uplift previously disadvantaged communities
28th April 2023

Seven two-rider teams from Atlas Copco, made up of employees and customers, will be participating in this year’s epic Sani2C three-day, 265-kilometre cycling race for the third time. As one of the... 


ONGOING SUPPORT
A five-person team from WEC Projects oversaw the installation of the plants and provided training to operators during the commissioning stage
Contractor supplies sewage treatment plants for Ghana developments
28th April 2023

Local water and wastewater treatment engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor WEC Projects has completed the design, engineering and supply of new sewage treatment plants for... 


Sector can benefit from water optimising solutions
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is evident that the South African sewage and effluent sector is under tremendous strain, as ongoing sewage spillage is a symptom of a “far wider and deeper issue”, stresses water solutions... 


Sebastian Werner, MD of Werner SA Pumps & Equipment
Sebastian Werner
28th April 2023

This week we profile Sebastian Werner, MD of Werner SA Pumps & Equipment, a manufacture and supplier of high-pressure jetting units and vacuum units 


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Local pump distributor supports African expansion
21st April 2023

Official distributor of Grindex dewatering pumps Integrated Pump Technology says it is actively expanding its distributor base and empowering local agents to support its growth across the Southern... 


Updated slurry pump handbook now available
21st April 2023

Weir Minerals, manufacturer of the Warman slurry pump, has released the latest edition of its Warman Slurry Pumping Handbook, featuring detailed engineering data required for most slurry pumping... 


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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 


Energy storage a short-term solution
21st April 2023

Energy storage, and how it can be integrated into the energy distribution mix and contribute to electricity stability in South Africa, needs to be considered as a short-term solution, says solar... 


CCUS and gas has big role in net zero - study
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

While new analysis has highlighted the need for natural gas and large carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Australia’s race to net zero, there would be very little space for nuclear... 


Support capacity grows as brand’s reach expands
14th April 2023

Dewatering, slurry and sludge pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology is growing its support capacity for Gindex pumps to ensure customers are well served as demand steadily grows. “Our... 


New LPX Lobe Pumps extends Tapflo's "All about your flow" philosophy
13th April 2023

Tapflo, a leading manufacturer and supplier of pumps and pumping solutions, is announcing the addition of LPX lobe pumps to the company’s product portfolio. The new range of pumps are designed to... 


A thirst for automation: Intelligent filling machine lubrication for the beverage industry
11th April 2023

By Carlos Valderrama is based in Bogota and in his role as Global Offer Manager for the Food and Beverage Industry within SKF Lubrication Management, he supports a number of customers in ensuring... 


Training and service centres for drives distributor
11th April 2023

iTek Drives, the Germiston-based variable frequency drives distributor, is to open a training centre for transferring and improving knowledge of Optidrive product installation, programming and... 


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Out-the-box software solution for hydrostatic transmissions
11th April 2023

Global supplier of mobile and industrial hydraulics and electric powertrain systems Danfoss Power Solutions has launched its PC-GO propel solution for hydrostatic transmissions with one pump and... 


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Project One, Belgium
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Project One is designed to be one of the most efficient and sustainable ethylene crackers in Europe. 


CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Weir Minerals works closely with customers to design a solution that suits their specific process
Weir boosts W African efficiency
7th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals’ extensive experience allows it to comprehend clients’ processes, needs and operational hurdles to design solutions that enhance processing... 


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Additives and lubricants deemed successful in sugar processing
7th April 2023

Since the launch of Liqui Moly Cera Tec industrial wear protection last year, engineering solutions provider BMG’s team has received positive feedback from customers in the sugar sector that these... 


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Collaboration drives positive change for small-scale growers
7th April 2023

Small-scale sugar growers are a vital contributor to the sugar value chain in South Africa and are the economic heartbeat of many communities across the country. This is recognised by the South... 


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Range of lubricants for sugar sector
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Lubricants company FUCHS Lubricants South Africa offers a range of food-safe lubricants for sugar and packaging processes to aid the safety of production and seal off journals and/or bearings... 


Company’s four sugar projects completed
7th April 2023

Member of Bosch Holdings Bosch Projects completed four major projects at a sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal last year. These projects comprised of engineering, procurement and construction... 


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Risk-based maintenance ideal for sugar industry – company
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Industrial valves and pump specialists Brimis Engineering is sourcing an engineering solution for various pumps at a sugar mill in eSwatini. The project involves specialised coating, maintenance... 


Coca-Cola, partners rehabilitate 11 500 ha in water catchment areas
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola South Africa, along with its partners, has collectively rehabilitated and improved land management practices across more than 11 500 ha as it reaffirms its commitment to conserving water.... 


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The Verderflex Dura 80 Hose Pump: The next generation peristaltic hose pump
5th April 2023

Verder Liquids is proud to announce the release of the Verderflex DURA 80 Hose Pump, specifically designed and constructed to meet market demand. Based on feedback from our users in the field, our... 


Verderflex Dura 80 Hose Pump: The next generation peristaltic hose pump 
5th April 2023

Verder Liquids is proud to announce the release of the Verderflex DURA 80 Hose Pump, specifically designed and constructed to meet market demand. Based on feedback from our users in the field, our... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 


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