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SEW Eurodrive

SEW-EURODRIVE is movement, tradition, innovation, quality, and service all in one - we prove this to our customers every day and have done so for 80 years. We do not just move countless conveyer belts, bottling plants, sports stadium roofs, gravel plants, assembly lines, processes in the chemical industry, your luggage at the airport, or even you on escalators; no, we also are moving ourselves. In our company, there is no such thing as standstill. Every day, nearly 550 researchers and developers are working on creating the future of drive automation and making it a little better.

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Pumps make water treatment easier

     24th March 2017 Used service water from industrial processes is one of the most problematic types of waste water owing to its composition, as it is often very demanding for conveying systems, says building materials and concrete manufacturer NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme. 

Automation company focuses on energy efficiency

By: Johane Turkstra     17th March 2017 Drive and automation technology company SEW-Eurodrive has standardised all its equipment to be more energy efficient as of the first of this month to cater for various industries’ demand for energy efficient equipment. The helical-bevel K19 and K29 series gearboxes are the first of such... 

New system expands product range

     17th March 2017 The condition monitoring equipment range from technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been expanded by the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner (SPM Leonova) system. 

Die-caster prepared for next growth cycle in industry

     10th March 2017 An increasing number of car parts such as engine blocks or structural parts are being manufactured from aluminum using high-pressure die casting, says die-casting technology supplier Bühler Die-Casting. 

SKF rotates to its core strength – bearings

     9th March 2017 SKF has taken a strategic decision to shift its global business focus back to the company’s core strength – bearings. As a leading global technology provider since 1907, SKF has over the years developed a holistic product and service offering that is integral to bearing performance and... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

     14th February 2017 The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

     10th February 2017 The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

Structured maintenance programme emphasised

By: Kimberley Smuts     10th February 2017 Introducing a structured maintenance management programme that ensures ongoing effective lubrication is critical in maximising production efficiencies, says technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG). BMG fluid technology manager Wayne Holton says the company’s efficiency drive, which... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

     8th February 2017 The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

Roytec Global

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2017 South Africa-based liquid/solid and mineral separation equipment supplier Roytec Global is a leader in the supply of thickening, filtration and mineral floatation technologies for the mining industry. Roytec is passionate about service excellence and prides itself on living up to its promises.  

Airbus A400M may have won $2bn Indonesian order – reports

By: Keith Campbell     3rd February 2017 French aerospace journal “Air et Cosmos” and British defence media group Jane’s have both reported that the Indonesian government has approved the purchase of five Airbus A400M military airlifter aircraft. Both cite local Indonesian media as the source of the information. According to the French... 

Company aims to be lead supplier

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th January 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings International (BI) will be proactive this year in its aim of offering one of the most comprehensive power transmission product ranges available on the local market, says BI CEO Burtie Roberts. BI business unit head Ross Trevelyan points out that in terms of... 

Kwatani Puts Exciter Quality To The Test

     28th November 2016 Assuring customers of the quality and reliability of Kwatani’s locally manufactured exciter gearboxes means testing them at full load before they leave the company’s workshop. This is according Kenny Mayhew-Ridgers, general manager engineering at Kwatani. “As the designer and manufacturer of... 

Industrial supplier receives authorisation

By: Victor Moolman     4th November 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings 2000 has been appointed as an ABB authorized value provider for Dodge mounted bearings, gearboxes and power transmission products. 

Subcontractor working on expansion and skills development programmes

By: Simone Liedtke     4th November 2016 Tier-two subcontract manufacturer to original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) IEC Holden, which supplies electric motors and generators to the railway, power generation, oil and gas, and mining industries, is currently directly contracted to OEMs that supply the Transnet Freight Rail rail... 

Women in Logistics: Harnessing the Opportunity to Drive Sustainable Growth

     19th September 2016 In recent years, several major studies have demonstrated that having more female leaders, board members, managers and supervisors leads to better business outcomes including higher levels of productivity, safety and improved financial returns. More specifically, research referenced in the 2009... 

Low volumes will hamper truck parts localisation

By: Irma Venter     9th September 2016 Increased parts localisation within the truck assembly industry in South Africa will be difficult, largely because of the relatively low number of trucks sold in the country each year, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa executive director Kobus van Zyl. Van Zyl is also vice-chairperson... 

Growing govt procurement, exports can push up local content – truck makers

By: Irma Venter     25th August 2016 Increased parts localisation within the truck assembly industry in South Africa will be difficult, largely because of the relatively low number of trucks sold in the country each year, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa executive director Kobus van Zyl. Van Zyl is also vice-chairperson... 

Laser alignment solves the problem of shaft misalignment quickly and easily.

     8th July 2016 It’s estimated that more than one-third of all bearing failures – and up to half the cost of downtime – is caused by misaligned shafts in rotating machines and it’s all for the sake of a few microns. Such a tiny misalignment – either angular or offset – can introduce vibration, wear and failure... 

SKF solutions for enhanced conveyor efficiency

     28th June 2016 SKF’s range of world class bearing, seal, lubrication, alignment and housing solutions optimise conveyor performance and efficiency by enhancing component reliability and extending equipment life. Great demands are placed on conveyors operating across diverse industries which are required to... 

ECS to upgrade major pumping station for Environment Agency

     22nd June 2016 Following an extensive review of the flood risk management strategy for the Isle of Axholme, the Environment Agency has begun implementing the recommendations of the final report. One of the major pieces of infrastructure is the pumping station at Keadby, which will be renovated and updated by... 

UK wind industry to benefit from service agreement

     20th May 2016 Wind gearbox service provider Moventas Gears UK has invested heavily in the UK wind service market with its offering of a multi-brand service portfolio suited to UK and Ireland’s most popular fleets. A substantial upgrade of Moventas’s original equipment manufacturer quality facility in... 

Manufacturer to focus on drought relief initiative

     6th May 2016 At this year’s Nampo (or National Maize Producers Organisation) Harvest Day, components manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) will be focusing on its  ‘Feed a Farmer/Voer ‘n Boer’ initiative, in addition to exhibiting its extensive range of agricultural components. BMG agricultural manager Carlo... 

BI to unveil new brand identity to agricultural sector at NAMPO 2016

     22nd March 2016 Bearings International, which has exhibited at every NAMPO Harvest Day ever hosted by Grain SA, will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s event from 17 to 20 May 2016. With a record 70 000 attendees at the 2015 event, NAMPO Harvest Day is an important... 

Why Parker servo motor kits enable compact size and better performing systems

     8th March 2016 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has built up considerable first-hand experience over many years about the complex topic of how to integrate servo motor kits into machines, especially when working in conjunction with demanding OEMs. Now, Parker is looking to... 

Note from Treasury provides clarification on locally manufactured valves and actuators

By: Anine Kilian     1st March 2016 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which operates under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury had published an updated instruction note stipulating the minimum threshold for... 

The new HiflexDRIVE from Bauer – the flexible, efficient and clean drive solution

     24th February 2016 Geared motors have offered solutions to a number of challenges in a variety of industrial sectors for many years, and now, with ever increasing pressure to improve efficiency and reduce costs, more innovative and flexible solutions are being created. At the forefront is Bauer Gear Motor, which... 

Hyundai extends warranty to seven years

     19th February 2016 Korean motor vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) has extended its manufacturer’s warranty to ensure a better resale value. The Bedfordview-based company has implemented a long, five year/150 000 km warranty period since 2007. Moreover the company, which sold around... 

New Suzuki transmission given green light for SA market

     19th February 2016 Japanese vehicle producer Suzuki has unveiled their refined hybrid version of an automatic and manual transmissions to be used in its range of motor vehicles. 

Crane refurbishing improves operational performance

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th January 2016 To meet the increasing need for modernising materials handling equipment, solutions provider Terex Materials Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) has refurbished two 36 m, 30 t scrap-handling cranes as part of a crane modernisation and modifications project for a major steel producer in... 

Cycloidal drive propulsion commissioned to power local tugboats

By: Dylan Slater     22nd January 2016 Drive components and systems company Voith’s cycloidal drive marine propulsion system, the Voith Schneider propeller, was chosen to power State-owned freight logistics company Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TPNA’s) new fleet of tugboats, currently under construction as part of the 9 Tug... 

New factory propels local-content aspect for rail industry

By: Dylan Slater     22nd January 2016 The new Isando-based factory of Canada-headquartered industrial motors manufacturer IEC Holden has invested in local content and will supply the South African rail industry with alternating-current (ac) traction motors for locomotives, of which it has built 23 and delivered 21 by the end of last... 

Turbine owners establish global peer-to-peer platform to solve O&M issues collaboratively

     30th November 2015 Wind farm owners representing 12 % of global turbine assets have founded a new peer-to-peer online platform called o2o Wind, dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience on operation and maintenance issues. The o2o Wind forum is the first initiative of the kind aimed at fostering wind... 

Lubricants continue to drive equipment performance

By: Malusi Mkhize     13th November 2015 South African petrochemicals major Engen’s two lubricant ranges - Engen Gengear XEP and PETRONAS Grease LiX Syn series – are just two recent additions to the range of lubricants which form part of its Fluidlink solutions to deal with equipment lubrication-related concerns and maintenance and... 

Engen introduces marine & maritime customers to PETRONAS Disrol lubricants

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th November 2015 Engen recently introduced the PETRONAS Disrol range of marine diesel engine oils to the African and Indian Ocean Island coastal territories. PETRONAS, a global integrated oil company, is Malaysia’s national oil and gas company and Engen’s parent company. It operates in the African lubricants... 

Components manufacturer sparks spherical roller bearings trend

     6th November 2015 Industrial components manufacturer The Timken Company hopes to prompt a revolution with its recent introduction of medium-bore high-performance spherical roller bearings, including new steel cage sizes. "Customers have made spherical roller bearings an increasingly important element of our core... 

Gunric Valves Gears up to Embrace Localisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th October 2015 Gunric valves has been manufacturing butterfly and check valves in South Africa since 1989 

Company highlights benefits of fully integrated drive systems

     16th October 2015 Fully integrated drive systems – mechanical and hydraulic – offer many benefits in terms of easier procurement, improved performance and ease of maintenance. Increasingly, plant engineers and original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are adopting a systems approach rather than buying individual... 

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