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WEG Motor Scan Set To Change Industry

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging digital technology is said to be key to participating in the next wave of economic growth. At the very least using it will allow mines, process plants and other industrial operations to reduce operating costs. Fanie Steyn, manager rotating machines at Zest WEG Group, says one of the... 

The flagship event for infrastructure development in Africa

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Infrastructure Africa 2018 to foster funding and investment opportunities for attending developers and project owners Africa poses unique opportunities for the development of infrastructure across the continent.  There is growing demand for the development of transport, energy, ICT & telecoms... 

Increasing Productivity With Apex Strip Curtains

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With ever more pressure being placed on manufacturing operations to remain competitive, focus is being directed to ensuring an operational environment that is conducive to the production of consistently high quality products and a reduction in wastage. Among the factors that influence this are... 

Increasing Productivity With Apex Strip Curtains

Large Bridges Showcase Concor Infrastructure Expertise On N2 Road Contract

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concor Infrastructure has made solid progress constructing and extending more than eleven structures, including two large bridges and four overpass bridges, on the exciting N2 highway upgrade between Mtunzini and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. This substantial South African National Roads Agency SOC... 

Large Bridges Showcase Concor Infrastructure Expertise On N2 Road Contract

Ultrasonic Sensors For Switching And Measuring

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Longer operating ranges and broader areas of application are only two of the features offered by the Leuze’s Leuze HTU 418B and Leuze DMU 418B ultrasonic sensors. Suitable for switching and measuring applications, the devices have an operating range of up to 1 300 mm. These fully metal-enclosed... 

Ultrasonic Sensors For Switching And Measuring

Imilingo making strides at Electra Mining 2018

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the final day of Electra Mining Africa 2018 themed ‘Diversity Day’ drew to  a close, the Imilingo Mineral Processing team were upbeat about their diversified Electra experience. “We came into this with a great deal of enthusiasm and it hasn't disappointed in terms of our overall objectives to... 

ELB-ELWATINI - joining forces in offering rail solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) is pleased to announce the forming of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) agreement with ELWATINI RAIL CONSULTANTS. This new venture will be called ELB-Elwatini Rail Solutions and will allow the railway expertise of Elwatini to be offered to the market on a... 

Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng order TMbaR mill from SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For decades, SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has been a pioneer in and promoter of thermomechanical rolling. Now, two Chinese companies, Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel, have decided to employ TMbaR, the process developed by SMS group for thermomechanical rolling of rebar. With... 

For its tandem cold mill, PAO Severstal again relies on the modernization expertise of SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In April 2018, PAO Severstal has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to modernize the exit section of the tandem cold mill “2100” at its Cherepovets plant in northwest Russia. In the forefront there is the target of full utilization of the maximum possible strip width of 1,850 millimeters.... 

voestalpine contracts SMS group to supply main melting-area components for new stainless steel plant in Kapfenberg, Austria

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl, a subsidiary of the international technology and capital goods group voestalpine and located in Kapfenberg, Austria, has placed an order with SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply an electric arc furnace, an AOD converter and secondary metallurgical facilities for... 

KEMPER orders logistics systems from AMOVA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gebr. Kemper GmbH + Co. KG, headquartered in Olpe, Germany, has awarded to AMOVA GmbH (www.amova.eu), a subsidiary of SMS group (www.sms-group.com) and located in Netphen, Germany, an order worth several million euros. For the second construction stage of its new Works III, which will accommodate... 

ArcelorMittal Bremen will upgrade its hot strip mill with the aid of SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ArcelorMittal Bremen, Germany, has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to modernize its hot strip mill with the objective of improving hot strip tolerances. The upgrade will comprise the installation of a CVC®plus work roll shifting system with integrated bending mechanism and of new drive... 

JSW orders high-speed billet caster from SMS Concast

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JSW Steel Ltd. in Toranagallu, India, belonging to Jindal Group, has awarded SMS Concast, a company of SMS group (www.sms-group.com), an order covering a 5(6)-strand high-speed billet caster. This project is part of a bigger expansion plan, and the main objective is a productivity increase. The... 

ESTRAL once again counts on extrusion technology from SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ESTRAL S.p.a., in Manerbio, Italy, has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) a contract to supply a HybrEx®28. This extrusion press is the second press the company has ordered from SMS group and the first one of the new HybrEx® series for the Italian aluminum market. It extrudes aluminum billets... 

Successful commissioning of SMS group’s fumes treatment system at Uddeholm AB, Sweden

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has successfully commissioned the second modernization phase of the fumes treatment system of the electric arc furnace, and final acceptance (FAC) has already been granted. In phase 1, SMS group had installed a new, more efficient filter system and replaced the... 

Two Italian companies– Arlenico and Feralpi rely on SMS group MEERdrive®PLUS technology for the production of rebar and wire rod

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Arlenico SpA and Feralpi Siderurgica SpA, two key Italian wire-rod producers, have each ordered a four-stand MEERdrive®PLUS finishing block from SMS group (www.sms-group.com) within one week. Both wire-rod finishing blocks will be integrated in the companies’ existing plants. Arlenico, owned by... 

Exlabesa group commissions SMS group to supply two lightmetal extrusion presses

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exlabesa has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the contract to supply two 35 MN extrusion presses. The extrusion presses are to be installed at the production locations in Doncaster, UK, and in Minden, Germany. Each extrusion press is planned to bedesigned for a production capacity of around... 

Successful modernization of AOD converter at SěAH CSS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 100-ton AOD converter at the SěAH CSS stainless steel mill in Changwon, South Korea, was successfully re-commissioned in March 2018, after installation of an electro-hydraulic torque retainer from SMS group. The purpose of the modernization was to minimize the destructive forces acting on the... 

Vizag Steel Plant successfully commissions new bloom & round combi-caster from SMS Concast

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RINL’s (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.) Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) has successfully commissioned the new continuous casting machine in Visakhapatnam, India, which was supplied by SMS Concast, a company of SMS group (www.sms-group.com). With a casting radius of twelve meters, the five-strand... 

HMT Höfer Metall Technik signs service agreement for extrusion presses with SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / HMT Höfer Metall Technik, based in Hettstedt, Germany, has signed a service contract with the Technical Service of SMS group (www.sms-group.com) for its 25-MN-HybrEx® and its 18-MN-GIAextrusion press. With this contract, HMT aims to increase productivity, assure quality and enhance production... 

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in the Eastern Cape

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in the Eastern Cape this month with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise in the starring role.  KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen... 

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in the Eastern Cape

Wacker Neuson makes its mark in Zimbabwe with appointment of new dealer - Pelgin Consulting Services

14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Expanding its dealer network past the South African border, Wacker Neuson, a global leading manufacturer of light and compact equipment, appointed family-owned Pelgin Consulting Services (Pvt) Ltd. as its official dealer in Zimbabwe on 28 August 2018 during an opening celebration held in Harare.... 

Wacker Neuson makes its mark in Zimbabwe with appointment of new dealer - Pelgin Consulting Services

Thermaspray rolls out Laser Engraving Technology, boosting its comprehensive product portfolio

14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent introduction of laser engraving technology boosts Thermaspray’s comprehensive range of services and gives the coating technology specialist the capability to offer a complete end-to-end solution to the printing and packaging industry.  The company is a market leader in the... 

Thermaspray rolls out Laser Engraving Technology, boosting its comprehensive product portfolio

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa Significantly Expands Communication & Collaboration portfolio with appointment as Mitel distributor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a member of the global value added distributor Westcon-Comstor, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a distributor for Mitel, a global leader in business communications. This partnership follows the appointment in July of Westcon-Comstor as sole... 

Voltex Management Awards of Excellence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Voltex (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s largest electrical and lighting distributor prides itself on setting the benchmark for service and performance excellence in the industry. To achieve this standard requires a purposeful and determined pursuit of going above and beyond expectations. The Voltex... 

Tailored road-freight solutions for SA’s strategic steel industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cargo Carriers, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed supply-chain solutions specialist, remains committed to providing a cutting-edge road-logistics solution to the South African steel manufacturing industry. About 190 000 South Africans earn their livelihood in the steel value chain, spanning... 

Total wins Newcrest Lihir Gold Mine Mining Contract

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Total, the 4th largest international energy company has been awarded a 4-year contract with Newcrest’s Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New-Guinea (PNG), following a competitive tender process that began last November. During the term of the contract, Total will be supplying 14 million litres of... 

Technicrete turns 50

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Technicrete, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products turns 50 this year. Originally part of the Concor Group launched in 1948 by Jurgen Schultz, who, in 1968, saw a gap in the market for the manufacture and application of precast concrete products. The group... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Chairman of Futureproof, S’onqoba Maseko on instilling new ways to accelerate our youths

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the near future, traditional employment opportunities will no longer exist. SA needs to prepare our children for the fourth industrial revolution, now. Futureproof is proud to introduce the chairman of our board, S’onqoba Maseko. S’onqoba received her Honours Degree from Wits University and is... 

GladAfrica Group Media Statement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GladAfrica has noted the resolution of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Council to initiate an investigation into the process which resulted in our appointment to provide project management support to the City. We welcome the Council resolution as we believe this will put to rest any doubt... 

The balancing act of packaging design and product information

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unlike the seasonal fashion designs for clothing, packaging design trends seem to stick around for some time. However, as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, there are some that are no longer finding traction on retail shelves. Clutter is out, simplicity is in 

Johnson Controls supply second round of York chillers for Implats’ No 16 Shaft

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johnson Controls has supplied two York YK centrifugal chillers to Impala Platinum (Implats) for the planned second phase expansion of cooling capacity for its No. 16 Shaft as it heads toward a depth of 1 650 m. The chillers will be installed by the end of August 2018 and the start-up of the... 

DWS today presented on its 2017/18 Quarter 4 performance at the Portfolio Committee

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) today presented on its 2017/18 performance at the Portfolio Committee. The DWS delegation was led by the Acting Director-General, Ms. Deborah Mochotlhi whilst the Portfolio Committee was as usual led by the Chairperson, Hon. Lulu Johnson. In response... 

Vitaglass - ‘reinforcing’ the trend toward maintenance-free, glass fibre reinforced gratings

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For nearly 80 years, Vital Engineering has been providing clients across various industry sectors – from food and beverage, marine exploration, minerals sands processing, architectural, construction, petrochemical, mining, and power generation – with a range of products. This comprises non-slip... 

Vitaglass - ‘reinforcing’ the trend toward maintenance-free, glass fibre reinforced gratings

How the tender processes in South Africa works

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Careful and accurate preparation can help you land that big tender but it can also be a time-consuming and costly exercise, especially if you do not understand the tender bidding process or adhere to the necessary requirements (i.e. submitting all the tender forms). When an organisation such as a... 

How the tender processes in South Africa works

Rand-Air remains sustainable and ahead of the curve with ‘positively disruptive’ business ethos

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The local market leader in portable air compressors and generator rental, Rand-Air, was established 45 years ago – long before the concept of so-called ‘positive disruption’ became a trendy topic of wider business discussion in MBA classes around the country and internationally. However, in many... 

Reliability. Durability. Prosper-Ability. Isosyn Technology

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Reliability. Durability. Prosper-Ability. Isosyn Technology

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