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Paltech and Schneider Electric Global Announce Distribution Partnership
30th May 2023

Paltech, the leading South African original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for valves and pumps, is pleased to announce its strategic distribution partnership with Schneider Electric Global, a... 


Atlas Copco adds mobile electric compressors to its diesel range, enabling customers to choose what’s best for them
30th May 2023

The challenges presented by inconsistent power supply, exacerbated by the everyday reality of rising fuel and energy costs, have to be navigated by businesses across all sectors of the South... 


Werner Pumps SA strikes representation deal in Namibia
30th May 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Werner Pumps, leading local manufacturer of high-pressure jetting and equipment, has partnered with Hino Pupkewitz, authorised Hino dealer in Namibia, to supply its... 


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Cape Town’s solar PV applications reach record levels
29th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The appetite for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations has reached record levels in Cape Town, with March now the best month on record for new applications to install solar energy, says... 


Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 


Simpler aeration pump design reduces maintenance requirements
26th May 2023

There are times when a simple pump design and less maintenance are preferred by pump users, especially in messy dirty wastewater applications. Such was the case with one wastewater plant operator... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 


A solar farm
At $1bn a day, solar investment to outpace oil for first time in 2023
25th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is forecasting that investment in solar will rise to more than $1-billion a day, or to some $380-billion for 2023 as a whole, increasing spending on the... 


Atlas Copco Power Technique and Integrated Pump Rentals partnership pumps up the rental business!
24th May 2023

A business agreement signed by Atlas Copco Power Technique and Integrated Pump Rentals (IPR) serves to improve and expand product offerings, provide green solutions and open up new markets,... 


The Alta Mesa uranium processing plant.
Alta Mesa uranium plant upgrades advancing swiftly – enCore
19th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Upgrades and refurbishments to the Alta Mesa in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium central processing plant (CPP), in south Texas, are progressing faster than originally planned and are under budget,... 


CHECKING EFFICIENCY
KSB can provide rapid response times and quick repairs, minimizing downtime and ensuring equipment is up and running as quickly as possible
Bigger, more efficient valves needed in mining
19th May 2023

As the mining industry in Southern Africa continues to grow, there is an increasing need for pumps and valves that are bigger, more energy-efficient and sustainable.  


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Ringhals nuclear power plant upgrade, Sweden – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Framatome has been awarded contracts with Vattenfall for the modernisation of the nuclear power plant. 


Vineyards in South Africa's Western Cape
Vinpro expects 2023 wine grape season to deliver 'excellent' wines
17th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The 2023 wine grape season in South Africa commenced harvesting at the usual time in early February, at which point experts were impressed by grape analysis, which showed low pH levels and high... 


Pumprite 1 1/2" hose reel complete with a 1 1/2" Piusi automatic fuel nozzle
15th May 2023

New hose reel from local manufacturer Local manufacturers of pneumatic grease pumps, oil pumps and hose reels, Pumprite, has recently added a 1 1/2" hose reel to its range. 


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... 


The Brixton water tower
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... 


An image of the Atlas Copco U110PACE compressor mounted on the back of a service truck.
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... 


Image of drill core from the Windfall project
Windfall gold project, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

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


Solar panel-powered water pump
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 


Image of Grindex pumps
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... 


Image of a gas tank on a highway
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... 


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