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Welding industry shows steady growth and stability

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 The welding industry is more stable, compared with other industries, such as civil engineering and construction, says mainstream industrial plant and equipment rental company Afritech Equipment Solutions projects manager Mornay Nortje. He tells Engineering News that demand for welding equipment... 

Company completes smelter welding project

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company, Thos Begbie, successfully, and timeously delivered erosion-resistant copper coolers, which are being installed, to a smelter in Southern Africa. Thos Begbie started the project in March this year and delivered the coolers at the end of April,... 

New drive technology meets industry demands

21st June 2019 The current trend of rolling high-strength materials requires higher torque capabilities at the drive train in metallurgical plants and stainless steel technical services and products provider SMS group’s drive technology meets this demand. “SMS group drive technology features rolling mill drive... 

Industry needs to ‘normalise’ to foster growth

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 The local gas and welding industry is still a reflection of what it was about 20 years ago and the industry is using less than 20% of the productive economy, which subsequently inhibits growth and development of the industry, says integrated gas and welding solutions provider Unique Welding... 

Welding industry still offers viable opportunities

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 Owing to minimal project work being undertaken in the private and public sectors, many companies involved in welding activities are reliant on maintenance projects, says nonprofit technical organisation Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) caretaker executive director Jim Guild. However,... 

Empowering the Gas and Welding Industry

21st June 2019 Around the world, welders are becoming scarce. Globally, manufacturers of machines and consumables strive to build intelligence into their welding machines thereby making it easier for the welder. Traditionally, gas and welding companies used information as a tool to captivate customers thereby... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

ELB Construction installing Rhovan Leach Vat project at Bethanie

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 ELB Construction (Pty) Ltd (ELBCON) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the project to install 4x Leach Vats, as well as associated structural steel for Turnmill Proquip Equipment (Pty) Ltd at Glencore’s Rhovan Mine Operations at Bethanie outside Brits in the North West province.... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

7th June 2019 The optimised maintenance of vertical roller mills (VRMs) using hardfacing technology does not consist solely in refurbishing the surface by means of welding to the original profile. To achieve an efficient solution for improvement and reliability of components, an assessment of these components... 

Machine tools sector preparing local manufacturing for 4IR

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 Technological advancements in the local machine tools industry will help grow South Africa’s struggling manufacturing sector, says corporate association of manufacturers Manufacturing Circle (MC) executive director Philippa Rodseth. The manufacturing sector’s contribution to South Africa’s gross... 

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