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Pump efficiency a priority

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Pumps 

New pump helps flood victims

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Pumps 

Do-or-die time to avoid SA commuter-rail train smash

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Decision time is looming for South Africa if it has any hope of salvaging its commuter rail service which operates in the main urban centres of Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal. 

Alstom Electrical Machines

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Factory 

Optimism for economy and industry

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Bearings & bushes 

Solution for icy Norway found in sunny SA

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Johannesburg pumps manufacturer Crown Chrome Plating completed an order for two unusual pump units to be supplied to a Norwegian operation this month. 

Rolling stock upgrade, Gauteng and Western Cape

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Two contracts have been awarded to upgrade 176 rail commuter coaches. 

Electronic relays are a hit

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

Revolutionary urban car developed

By: System Author     10th March 2000 A new concept in tyre design, developed by tyre manufacturer Michelin, is revo-lutionising car design, resulting in a new type of environment-friendly and spacious urban vehicle. 

Advances in fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Chinese province to expand SA investment

By: System Author     10th March 2000 No fewer than 14 companies from Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China are considering investing in South Africa. 

Crane refurbishing, Western Cape

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Tenders are invited for the refurbishment of a wharf crane. 

‘Smart pumps’ and voice-activated communication devices

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Developments to Watch 

Hydraulic analyser is a first for SA

By: System Author     11th February 2000 A portable test unit for hydraulic systems has been designed by a local hydraulics company. 

Factory File

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Motor-maker wins exports 

Bearing up under hi-tech demands

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

What is on the cards for 2019

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Machine Tools 

Now South talks free-trade deal

By: System Author     21st January 2000 NEWSBREAK: The Brazilian embassy in Pretoria has confirmed that talks are to begin at the end of this month on a free-trade agreement between South America’s Common Market of the South and South Africa. 

Taxi! A new order dawns in SA

By: System Author     21st January 2000 South Africa’s long-awaited taxi recapitalisation project will begin in earnest next week with an exhibition at the Kyalami race circuit in Gauteng where the eight short-listed bidders will be able to show their offerings. 

Electric-motor maintenance strikes sparks

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Maintenance 

Info sources for production engineers

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Developments to Watch 

Sweden is mulling big SA investment

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Deal expected before end of year 

German technology to service SA industry

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

New range of retrofit pumps developed locally

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Warranty, repair facility maintains global standards

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

Pump standards set for petroleum sector

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

Company’s prospects continue to evolve

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Pumps 

SA to be sole engine supplier for Indian car

By: System Author     8th October 1999 The Port Elizabeth South African Motor Corporation engine plant has started production of the Ford 1,6 RoCam engine which it will supply exclusively to the Indian market. 

Rewiring from the vantage of a milk crate

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Advances in automatic drilling machines

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Developments to Watch 

How owner of 3500 stores has no stock, debtors or buying personnel

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Information technology in the third millennium will bring about a business and personal revolution as it introduces an age of interaction, decision and personal responsibility. 

Harbour repairs, Western Cape

By: System Author     27th August 1999 The decaying harbours of Kalk Bay have been thrown a R5-million lifeline for emergency repairs. 

Keeping onboard ship-wiring afloat

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Control solution for engine plant

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Automotive manufacturer Ford/Samcor is in the process of upgrading several of the key production lines at its Port Elizabeth engine plant in preparation for some large export orders. 

Speed-reducers launched

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A new range of helical and bevel helical speed-reducers, designed to meet the de-mands of heavy-duty applications, has been released by Bearing Man geared motor division, Power Drives. “The Paramax range has new standardised modular gearsets which offer a wide ratio selection, optimum... 

Correct maintenance critical for performance

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Correct maintenance is critical for the performance and optimum safety of any mechanical rotating equipment, says Leroy-Somer MD Grant Robertson. To ensure that users adhere to appropriate procedures, the company has published recommendations for storing, installing and maintaining ac and dc... 

Keeping one’s motors running

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Since a motor is a fundamental component of mechanical power transmission, knowing how to maintain it is invaluable. The correct maintenance of a motor can extend its service life, and ensure more efficient performance. Correct motor selection, storage, installation, operation and maintenance is... 

Project dearth boosts maintenance trend

By: System Author     30th July 1999 With a scarcity of projects and investment in South Africa, Flender Power Transmission, of Isando, Gauteng, is intensifying its focus on maintenance and servicing of transmission products. “Due to the economic situation in this country over the last three to four years, the availability of... 

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