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Bearings and Bushes

R48-million bearing-supply contract signed

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A contract was signed between bearing- distributor Hudaco and steel giant Iscor last month, covering bearing supplies worth about R16-million a year. “The contract makes us one of two preferred suppliers, whereby we pick up a significant portion of Iscor’s bearing business,”... 

Powering into the 21st century

By: System Author     30th July 1999 What has been hailed as power-transmission technology for the twenty-first century and beyond has been unveiled by Rexnord of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the US. The company is a leading supplier of power transmission and conveying components to industries worldwide, including bearings, chains,... 

SA-made bearings destined for Morocco

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Following the launch, in November last year, of the Timken IsoClass Metric Bearings, the first export order for these bearings has been placed with Timken. Valued at about R2,5-million, the order was placed by SRM of Casablanca, Morocco. This order also represents the first placed on Timken South... 

Industry bearing up under market strain

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 While the outlook for the replacement market in the bearings industry remains fairly positive, the original-equipment market remains depressed, as reflected in the negative growth of the South Africa economy, SKF MD Rohan Kemp tells Engineering News. “Imports from South East Asia and, in... 

Teflon finds increasing favour as bushing material

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Contrary to common belief, teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE) is not only used for covering frying pans to ensure a non-stick surface, but is widely used as a bushing material in various industries. The aircraft, automotive, chemical, civil engineering, dairy, electrical, electronic,... 

New range improves bearing load rating

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Manufacturer of split roller-bearings Cooper Bearings, of the UK, will be launching its new range of 01E series roller-bearings through local distributor Bearings International, a subsidiary of Hudaco, this month. “The new 01E range is an upgraded version of the 01 series, and will replace... 

Method to grease up on bearing lubrication

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Anew lubrication method for bearings used in industry has been developed by NTN Bearings, which are distributed in South Africa by Invicta Bearings. It is a solid patent-pending grease called polylube, and combines the strength properties of an ultra-high polymer polyethylene with the good... 

Robust bearing pullers

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 A RANGE of steel-grip bearing pullers, which are robust, lightweight and user-friendly devices designed for efficient performance and reduced downtime, is available from Bellambie Mining & Industrial. “Due to the different sizes, shapes and condition of bearings being removed, it is... 

Company rolls out bearing service

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Rolling out a comprehensive strategy for bearing services in South Africa, supplier of ZKL Bearings and Plummer block assemblies, Mecho Agencies of Sandton, Gauteng, focuses its attention on more than just supplying roller bearings. “We have been marketing the bearings, which are imported... 

First shipment of new bearings arrives

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Sole distributor of SRB split roller-bearings, OE Bearings, of Selby, Gauteng, released the mark 20 split roller-bearing on to the South African market at the beginning of the year. “The first shipment of the new bearings has arrived, and there are more on their way,” reports OE... 

R7m turbine order from US to be finalised

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 With only months to go before it would have celebrated its centenary, Glacier Bearings was renamed by the Federal Mogul (FM) group, and is now known as FM Large Bearings as of January 1 this year. “Glacier Bearings used to form part of Johannesburg stock exchange-listed T&N Holdings, part... 

Bearing industry’s fortunes tied to economy

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 The acquisition of Fenner Power Transmission (FPT) by Bearing Man significantly extends the company’s range of top-quality branded products as well as its customer base, Bearing Man bearings division head Mohamed Kardar tells Engineering News. The company’s network now includes 65... 

Crime rate continues to take its toll on SA

By: System Author     26th March 1999 That South Africa’s crime rate remains a concern for international business was recently reaffirmed by a visiting US chief executive, Engineering News can today report. Visiting his company’s South African factory in early March as part of the company’s global centennial... 

Lasers for process control

By: System Author     26th March 1999 In the industrial environment, new technology is constantly in demand and, as a result, the laser was designed, bearing in mind the harsh conditions under which instrumentation has to work. The Lasermeter range manufactured by Laser Measurement has proved itself over the past number of years in... 

Automatic lubricators destined for matla

By: System Author     19th February 1999 Supplier of automatic lubricators Perma Lubrication, of Johannesburg has secured a contract to supply lubricators to Eskom’s Matla power station through an agent. Perma will supply a number of the Perma Classic 3, Classic 6 and Star units to Eskom over two years. The Perma Star is a new... 

PVC scrubber order filled

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A scrubber for chlorine and hydrochloric acid was supplied by Kya Sand, Johannesburg, company Polytech to the Amplats research centre in Primrose, Johannesburg. The scrubber is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and coated with fibreglass. It measures 5 m in height and 970 mm in diameter and was... 

New R20-million bearing works opens

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 The highlight in Timken South Africa’s R20-million upgrade programme, a world-class bearing remanufacture centre, has been completed. Following its selection as the world source of several products distributed by global group Timken, the Benoni, Gauteng, plant underwent a revamp involving... 

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