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Fasteners

Mechanical splicing the answer to joining conveyor belts, believes firm

11th October 2002 The type of splicing system used for joining conveyor belts goes a long way in determining its effective operational life span. 

Exchange rate, buoyant mining industry sees market conditions improve – for now

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 Market conditions for the rationalised fasteners industry have been reasonably buoyant and have improved from three years ago, observes CBC Fasteners MD Rob Pietersma. 

Plastic fastener use suffers from public ignorance

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 In what was a humble beginning, Easyhold Fasteners Systems started with the production of the Easyhold Plug. 

Beware backyard merchants

11th October 2002 The use of plated fasteners in corrosive environments is a common practice today and is more cost effective than using bolts made of stainless steel or other exotic metals, says SA Bolt Manufacturers GM John Robbins. 

Fastener firm develops accounting and distribution software package

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 Leading distributor of industrial fasteners and tools with multiple branches in South Africa, Action Bolt, has developed Boltpac, a highly sophisticated and fully-integrated accounting and distribution software package. 

Steel price surge endangering exports, says company

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 The escalating prices of steel, with an about 42% increase in just nine months, has not only increased the cost of production, but has also resulted in the cancellation of some export deals, laments Nedschroef Johannesburg MD Peter Swanson. 

Three companies, many products

11th October 2002 Although they operate under the same roof and premises, UPL Socket Screws, Minox Fasteners and Socketex specialise in different fasteners. 

Steel price surge endangering fastener exports

By: nkolola halwindi     11th October 2002 The escalating price of steel, with an about 42% increase in just nine months, has not only increased the cost of production, but has also resulted in the cancellation of some export deals, laments Nedschroef Johannesburg MD Peter Swanson. 

SA firm gains foothold in N Africa

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 With up to 60% of SA Bolt Manufacturers’ total production output geared towards exports, the company has a significant foothold outside national borders, specifically in North Africa. 

Firm fixes sights on exports

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 With a turnover of R64-million, Nedschroef Johannesburg of the East Rand is the largest automotive fasteners manufacturer in South Africa. 

Fulfilling a market niche

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 As one of only few fastener manufacturing companies in South Africa specialising in thread rolling, Tel-Screw Products has been a familiar site on the East Rand for the past 34 years. 

Local distributor expands services

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 East Rand fastener distributor Astra Fasteners has relocated its commercial offices and warehousing facility from Boksburg to Benoni and has also opened a new branch office in Durban. 

Tensioners increase compressor service

12th October 2001 Tensioners from Aesseal have been used to increase compressor service ability at a Durban refinery. 

New fasteners can stand the heat

12th October 2001 International engineered fastener company Long-Lok Fasteners has released another significant breakthrough in self-locking fasteners used for high temperature applications. 

Special rivet-hinged belt fasteners launched

12th October 2001 A new rivet-attached, hinged-plate conveyor belt fastener from Flexco is made of a special metal that offers good resistance to wear and abrasion. 

Firms form strategic alliance

12th October 2001 US fastener manufacturer DFCI Solutions has concluded an agreement with MilSpec Products, in which the latter will distribute genuine DFCI fasteners worldwide. 

Firm flying high for 50 years

12th October 2001 International fastener manufacturer Peerless Aerospace has been servicing the aerospace industry since it founding in 1952. 

Bolt production more than doubles

By: Zonika Botha     12th October 2001 Almost 18 months have passed since the successful merger of CBC Fasteners of the West Rand and National Bolts (Natbolt) of the East Rand – a joining that many believe saved the latter from imminent financial disaster and helped to consolidate the industry as a whole. 

Fastener industry contracting

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Dutch company buys automotive-fastener division

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Exhibition offers opportunities

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Large export orders secured

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Expansion study completed

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

Worldwide exports for local company

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Fasteners 

New conveyor fastener design

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Locally-designed fasteners for conveyor-belts, which can reduce downtime and are half the price of conventional fasteners, have been introduced. 

CBC Fasteners

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Factory 

SA’s nuts and bolts being refastened

By: System Author     9th June 2000 With the country’s one-time fastener king uncrowned, anew regrouped resolve is emerging with force. 

Fastener-manufacturing sector is losing grip

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

Fixing method for millennium

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

Specialist-fastener supplier strengthens its market hold

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

Final stages in clinching US supply deal

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Fasteners 

New galvanising firm wins quality accolade

By: System Author     24th September 1999 New galvanising company Pro-Tech Galvanizers opened its doors to business in July and received the South African Bureau of Standards 763 stamp of approval in August. 

Firm’s quality listing

By: System Author     30th July 1999 CONVEYOR-belt fastening system manufacturer Mato Products has officially received its accreditation from Lloyds Register. The company has been operating as an ISO 9002 manufacturer since November 1998, and is belived to be the only local manufacturer of conveyor-belt fastening systems to have... 

Hydraulic bearing-pullers delivered

By: System Author     7th May 1999 Specialised hydraulic-equipment manufacturer, Hydraulic Power Tools of Benoni, Gauteng, has delivered two hydraulic bearing-pulling devices to remove bearings from railway wheels for Transnet division Transwerk. The units, weighing in at just under 470 kg each, use US technology, and are... 

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