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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Energy savings with smaller compressors

11th July 2014 Compressed air products distribution company Goscor KLG recently performed a series of energy audits at various Barloworld facilities, including at Barloworld Power’s main Boksburg campus, which indicated that significant energy savings could be achieved by replacing existing oversized... 

Africa expansion driven by mining clients

11th July 2014 Compressor, generator and tool hire company Rand-Air reports that it has recently expanded its range of products and services to mining clients in other African countries. 

Counterfeit parts threaten motorists’ safety

20th June 2014 The greatest risk for the automotive components industry is counterfeit critical parts, such as brake pads and shoes, fuel pumps and suspension components, which put the lives of drivers and passengers at risk, says legal firm Spoor & Fisher. 

Imports made easy with one point of contact

20th June 2014 Import and working capital company Blue Strata reports that importing automotive components can be easier if one point of contact is used, as it eliminates the need to deal with five or more services providers, including banks, overseas suppliers, freight forwarders, clearing agents and local... 

Exports drive local manufacturing capabilities

20th June 2014 Hot-forge-based components manufacturer SP Metal Forgings currently has a large contract to supply South African commercial vehicle manufacturers with more than 500 000 vehicle components a year, including drive-train parts, the company reports. 

Industry committed to green development

20th June 2014 Owing to significant increases in the cost of energy over the past four years, some sectors, such as the automotive component manufacturers and high-intensity energy users, have made a commitment to improving energy efficiency at plants, according to government programme the National Cleaner... 

Wireless control for boiler maintenance

6th June 2014 Maintenance and testing procedures on power plant boilers can be monitored with engineering consulting company Carab Tekniva’s U-Fi wireless communication solution that was released in South Africa last year. 

Boiler fuel dominance is changing

6th June 2014 The popularity of coal-fired boilers is slowly losing momentum to the rise in cleaner burning fuels such as natural gas, according to heat generation company Steam Generation Africa. 

Charities benefit from recycled carpets

23rd May 2014 As part of global carpet tile producer Interface’s carpet recycling programme, its local distributor, Kevin Bates Flooring & Carpeting Group (KBAC) has collected 4 000 m2 of used tile carpets and distributed them at several local charities. 

Heavy rains dampen piling

23rd May 2014 Despite being hampered by water ingress after heavy summer rainfall, piling company and Master Builders Association (MBA) North member Gauteng Piling has completed its piling contract for a new large-scale warehouse for Value Logistics in Pomona, Kempton Park, in March. 

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