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SA food industry is in appetising shape

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The South African food industry is in good shape, with various sectors experiencing exceptional growth, reports South African Association for Food Science and Technology (Saafost) president Aubrey Parsons. “In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, there is a drive towards developing... 

Hi-tech projects flowing at soft drink maker

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Various new-technology projects flowing from soft-drink producer Amalgamated Beverage Industries’ (ABI) Clayville plant, in Gauteng, will enable the company to increase production substantially. In August last year the warehouse space of 12 700 m2 was increased by 3 200 m2 to 16 000 m2.... 

R4m capex at Gauteng yeast producer

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Yeast producer Yeastpro is rising to the occasion by embarking on yet another capital-investment project at its Industria, Gauteng, plant by replacing the yeast-cream storage tanks in its drying plant. The estimated R4-million project, which has already begun, is scheduled to be completed by the... 

R1,2-million stock storage expansion planned

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A R1,2-million expansion to increase stock-storage facilities is planned for June at Universal Storage Systems in Randburg, Gauteng. Continuous growth due to the manufacturer’s exports rising to R12-million a year – out of a R45-million turnover – has prompted this move and also... 

New oil heater range reduces fuel bills

By: System Author     26th February 1999 New equipment which has the ability to reduce industrial fuel bills by 20% has been introduced by oil heater specialist Safurnco. “The sharp rise in the price for light oils, such as diesel, prompted us to take a good look at our range. “Using heavier oils can halve the fuel bill, but... 

World-class manufacture requires compliance

By: System Author     26th February 1999 If South African companies wish to become global competitors in a world-class manufacturing market, they will have to comply with international standards, warns Industrial Research and Development MD Bryan Hennessey. The company has been ISO 9001 accredited since 1989, which has provided it with... 

R5-million ammonia plant set to bear fruit

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A R5-million contract has been awarded to Sabroe Refrigeration for the supply and installation of an ammonia refrigeration facility at Del Monte Fresh Produce’s new fruit packhouse at Gouda, Western Cape. The first phase of the project has a total cost of R35-million and is said to be the... 

Final dust-control contract completed

By: System Author     26th February 1999 THE second and final dust-control contract for the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s multimillion-rand ‘Jo-Gro’ compost-production project at Olifantsfontein, south of the city, has been completed by Air Cleaning Equipment of Springs. Worth a total of R2,3-million, the... 

Project to raise dam wall

By: System Author     19th February 1999 THE Zimbabwe Ministry of Rural Resources and Water Development contracted Hydroplus International in December last year in a R13-million project to raise the Ruti dam in the Manicaland Province by 1,6 m. The raising will increase the existing net storage capacity of 126-million cubic metres to... 

Renewed vision on non-grid electrification

By: System Author     19th February 1999 In the new White Paper on Energy Policy released in December last year, government recognises the need to bring the role of non-grid electrification projects in line with grid electrification projects. “Biomass forms the main energy source in the rural domestic sector, while other renewable... 

R1,5m cable-replacement contract won

By: System Author     19th February 1999 In a contract valued at R1,5-million, Robins Engineering is replacing a 4,5-km-long 88 kV high-voltage power cable between the Sans Souci and Ridge substations in Parktown, Johannesburg. The contract calls for the excavation of 1,5-m- deep trenches, laying the cable, which is supplied by African... 

Gas-storage facility transplanted

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The Corex plant at Saldanha Steel, in the Western Cape, was commissioned in December amid extreme weather conditions and other challenges, reports Saldanha Steel engineering manager Gerrie van der Walt. The arrival of a gale-force North-westerly made it necessary to move the gas-storage facility... 

Contract ends at expanded aluminium plant

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Gauteng company Marathon Materials Handling (MMH) completed its portion of a R40-million contract for the supply of materials-handling systems for the R2,4-billion Hulett Aluminium Maritzburg plant’s advanced aluminium rolled products expansion in November. The company was subcontracted by... 

High-quality label range

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Materials-handling forms an integral part of any manufacturing industry, and effective materials-handling depends on speed, accuracy and cost-effectiveness, reports HP Labelling marketing director Erik Howland. The company designs, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality labels which... 

Pneumatic conveying system sparkles

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Gauteng company Bateman Materials Handling is at present installing a new Cyclonaire ferrosilicon pneumatic conveying system at the Orapa mine, Botswana, for Debswana Diamond. Worker safety is the main reason for installing this bag-handling, unloading and conveying system which will ensure... 

Plant triples carbon dioxide output

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Leading pipeline gas manufacturer Air Products’ carbon dioxide plant in Newcastle, Kwazulu-Natal, is able to produce three times more the amount of carbon dioxide a day following the completion of R27-million-worth of extensions to the plant in September last year, reveals deputy MD Michael... 

SA gas industry boom on the horizon

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Despite South Africa’s small known gas resources, the country could soon be witnessing a boom in the gas industry if negotiations with neighbouring countries Mozambique and Namibia for the cross-border transport of natural gas are concluded successfully, Department of Minerals and Energy... 

Nitrogen air-separation membranes

By: System Author     12th February 1999 A distribution agreement with world-leading industrial gas firm MG Generon has been concluded by Alpha Air Separation for its nitrogen air-separation membranes. The systems are cost-effective, providing the lowest-cost supply of nitrogen because users pay only for the quantities and purities... 

Operations streamlined

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Pressing demands on industry today are streamlining operating procedures, increasing flexibility, controlling inventory, lowering costs and maximising return on investment. Kardex Industrial, a division of The Park Group, provides the solution to achieving these demands through its range of... 

New centre set to lift training courses

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The South African Qualifications Authority Act of 1996 has resulted in the South African Institute of Materials-Handling splitting and forming the Centre for Logistics Excellence which, under the new law, will be the provider of education while the institute will accredit the courses, explains... 

R4,5m Koeberg spent-fuel contract

By: System Author     5th February 1999 THE industrial and automotive division of the IST group has been awarded a R4,5-million contract to upgrade the spent-fuel cranes at the Koeberg nuclear-power plant in the Western Cape. Eskom is in the process of increasing the spent-fuel storage capacity at the power station in order to allow... 

Large-scale telemetry reducing gas costs

By: System Author     5th February 1999 Bulk gas-supply services provided by Air Products are being further optimised through a large-scale application of telemetry systems to drive down supply costs. The telemetry system, TelAlert, remotely monitors the customer’s cryogenic storage vessels from Air Products’... 

New plastic-conveying system

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A new pneumatic conveying system for process waste and light materials such as plastic, packaging and paper has been introduced by waste-handling specialist Kongskilde. “The methodical handling of process waste, critical in any industry, contributes to a lean and efficient working... 

Flame-retardant plastic developed and tested

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A flame-retardant material which meets all the requirements of the UL 214 standard has been developed and tested by Pioneer Plastics Products made from this material are used in various industries locally and internationally and have proved to be successful in replacement of traditional materials... 

West Coast offers projects

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 The West Coast Investment Initiative (WCII) has progressed beyond Saldanha Steel and Namakwa Sands and is aiming to become a truly economically-diverse growth node. Several smaller projects in this multisectoral growth zone are taking off, ranging from minerals, industry, agriculture and... 

Hi-tech shopping trolley rolls in

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A NEW range of ergonomically-designed lightweight shopping trolleys has been launched locally. Speaking at the launch of the Galaxy range in Johannesburg, Cape Gate, Fence & Wire Works MD Robert Kaplan said the products were in line with international consumer trends to offer customers a... 

New tenders out for convention centre

By: Archivist     15th January 1999 All remaining con- tracts for the R350- million Sandton Convention Centre, being built by Grinaker Construction for Liberty Life Properties (LLP), will be put out to tender this quarter. Located adjacent to the Sandton Sun and Towers Inter-Continental, and the Holiday Inn Garden Court Sandton... 

‘Smart’ toolbox from the UK

By: Archivist     15th January 1999 BUSY manufacturing areas in modern engineering workshops around the world are set for a significant productivity boost by the development in the UK of the latest aid in shopfloor automation, the computerised toolbox. Benefits from this ‘smart’ toolbox include time savings and greater... 

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