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Reduced future effort for maintenance and repair in tube production

10th September 2018 Železiarne Podbrezová places order with SMS group to modernize existing push bench Železiarne Podbrezová has placed an order with SMS group (www.sms-group.com) covering the upgrade of its existing pushbench plant in Podbrezová, Slovakia. 

Starrett band saws from First Cut – new levels of portable cutting convenience for both professional and DIY users

23rd August 2018 For more than 125 years, manufacturers worldwide have depended on Starrett for quality tools and equipment, which have always been at the forefront of innovation. Traditionally, steel-cutting band saws tended to be larger equipment items that were not particularly portable. However, in... 

Braze-A-Gas is best-practice solution for brazing copper tubes

23rd July 2018 Speciality chemicals supplier A-Gas South Africa launched its new Braze-A-Gas products at FRIGAIR 2018, Africa's largest heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition, from 6 to 8 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Braze-A-Gas has been developed... 

Lighting system success to spur further projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th July 2018 On the back of its successfully executed project in the design, supply and installation of a new lighting system at consumer goods company Unilever’s distribution centre in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, energy efficient electrical solutions provider Magnet will pursue large-scale energy... 

EU to curb steel imports after Trump tariffs

By: Reuters     18th July 2018 The European Union will launch measures on Thursday designed to prevent a surge of steel imports into the bloc following the US imposition of tariffs on incoming steel and aluminium, the EU's official journal said. The European Commission has proposed a combination of a quota and a tariff to... 

No ‘hollow’ promises: Allied Steelrode’s LT20 tube laser leverages the full engineering and design potential of tubular steel

13th July 2018 The increased popularity and use of square and rectangular section hollow steel tubing is a boon for consulting engineers, as it has opened up many new and innovative design opportunities. This type of  steel tubing has many advantages for the consulting engineer as it is cost-effective, light,... 

SKF Endoscopes - Fast and easy inspection with video function

13th July 2018 SKF Endoscopes TKES 10 series are first line inspection tools that can be used for internal inspection of machinery. They help minimise the need to disassemble machinery for inspection, saving time and money. The compact display unit, with 3.5” backlit screen, allows images and video to be saved... 

No ‘hollow’ promises: Allied Steelrode’s LT20 tube laser leverages the full engineering and design potential of tubular steel

12th July 2018 The increased popularity and use of square and rectangular section hollow steel tubing is a boon for consulting engineers, as it has opened up many new and innovative design opportunities. This type of  steel tubing has many advantages for the consulting engineer as it is cost-effective, light,... 

Afrox advances fertility treatment in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2018 Global fertility rates are reported to have decreased by about half since 1960, largely because women are choosing to have children at a later stage in their lives. This causes more and more women to experience difficulty in getting pregnant. For several years now, Afrox has been assisting... 

Growth potential of B grade steel in Africa evident

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     6th July 2018 The growth of various economies in Africa and the reliance on agriculture, means there will be a growing market for B grade steel for use in agriculture equipment, fencing and security in addition to its traditional use in decorative additions, says steel supplier Edenvale Steel and Tube Co. B... 

Company demonstrates gas control products at expo

6th July 2018 Speciality chemicals supplier and lifecycle manager A-Gas South Africa displayed its Rapid Recovery solution and its new Braze-A-Gas products, at this years’ Frigair Exhibition held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand last month. The Frigair Exhibition currently represents Africa's... 

KLT’s community partnerships in South Africa recipe for meeting global production standard

By: Anine Kilian     3rd July 2018 India-based automotive component manufacturer KLT Automotive and Tubular Products South Africa plans to add 1 000 people to its 900-strong work force in the next eight years. The company has a major contract with the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) for the Ford Ranger, and... 

Laser equipment extends design possibilities

29th June 2018 The increased popularity and use of square and rectangular section hollow steel tubing is a boon for consulting engineers, as it has opened up many new and innovative design opportunities, says steel processor and supplier Allied Steelrode. This type of steel tubing has many advantages for the... 

Increased drive towards using natural gas

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     22nd June 2018 There is an increased drive in the local boiler industry towards converting from using coal to using natural gas, as coal – despite its being the cheapest fuel to use – is becoming increasingly problematic, says heat and energy generation equipment provider Steam Generation Africa MD John Rundle.... 

Darlington nuclear power station refurbishment project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd June 2018 Work has begun to reassemble Darlington Unit 2. 

The Principles for Effective Combustion Control in Fired Heaters

11th June 2018 The Principles for Effective Combustion Control in Fired HeatersFired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing. Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via... 

Technology revolutionises machine tools industry

By: Halima Frost     8th June 2018 Additive manufacturing, which includes the use of three-dimensional and computer-aided-design to make stronger and more reliable components for the machine tool industry, has revolutionised the machine tool industry, says machine tools supplier Reliable Technical Consultants (Retecon). Retecon... 

A-Gas South Africa to display its hottest new products at FRIGAIR 2018

1st June 2018 A-Gas South Africa will display its Rapid Recovery solution, in addition to its new Braze-A-Gas products, at FRIGAIR 2018, Africa's largest heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition. With A-Gas South Africa celebrating 25 years as a market leader in the supply... 

Economisers the key to boiler success

26th January 2018 Fitting an economiser on a boiler is a small addition that can provide big results in terms of helping companies reduce their operating costs and decrease their environmental impact, says heat and energy generation equipment provider Steam Generation Africa MD John Rundle. 

EM brings high-resolution ‘plug-and-play’ thermal transfer printer to SA

25th January 2018 The high-resolution, ‘plug-and-play’ Cembre Markingenius MG3 thermal transfer printer can produce thousands of tags – using just three plates – for cables, pipes, and tubes. It is now available in South Africa through leading distributor ElectroMechanica (EM). Manufactured in Italy, the... 

Sassda promotes the use of stainless steel water pipes

5th October 2017 The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is, along with the Drakenstein municipality in Paarl, in the Western Cape, and South African stainless steel product manufacturers, evaluating the use of stainless steel pipes to reduce water leaks. Sassda states that as much... 

Company providing a package for complete heat containment

11th August 2017 Johannesburg-based incineration technology company Saubatech (formerly a division of Safurnco) is now offering a total heat containment package. Saubatech’s total heat containment package starts with the heat transfer service. Saubatech enlightens that a common problem is where companies put too... 

Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand

By: Martin Creamer     1st March 2017 Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of the metal that is attracting attention because of its growing use in electric vehicles (EVs). In an... 

Kimo Portable Airflow Meter From Asstech

9th January 2017 French manufacturer of 30 years experience, KIMO has introduced a new generation of airflow meters and is available through ASSTech. The DBM 610 is a necessary tool for all professionals involved in HVAC, for airflow commissioning and balancing. The device can be used on any supply or exhaust,... 

Welding of Vacuum Tubing and Piping

8th December 2016 Welds in tubing and pipework for vacuum systems should have many important characteristics. They ideally need to be manufactured from stainless steel, leak tight, the joints should have full penetration with excellent sidewall fusion, there should be no porosity and the finish should be free from... 

Lantek: Software offering custom-built solutions for the railway industry

17th June 2016 Ever faster, ever more reliable... From the first steam trains to old-time locomotives right up to the high speed TGV, the railway world has always been at the cutting edge of progress and technological innovation. To meet the challenges of today and particularly tomorrow, key companies within... 

Purge your Tube and Pipes the Elite Way

29th March 2016 When welding stainless, duplex, chrome steel and titanium tubes or pipes, it is important to purge the welding zone with an inert gas to prevent oxidisation, discolouration and to ensure a good internal weld profile. After 40 years of innovation, design and manufacturing expertise in the field of... 

Testing company provides services to Eskom power stations

11th September 2015 TÜV SÜD Pro-Tec, part of the global technical services provider TÜV SÜD, performs phased array testing, not only on large bore piping, but also on small tubes, at State-owned power utility Eskom power plants, where welds have been tested during scheduled outages. This technique can be used on... 

PurgElite® Inflatable Tube and Pipe Weld Purging System

20th August 2015 When welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, chrome etc., it is important to purge the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidisation, discolouration and to ensure a good internal weld profile. After 40 years of innovation, design and manufacturing expertise in the field of... 

Efficient production of tube and profiled semi-finished products

21st July 2015 In order to be able to cope with the current and future demands of modern motorcars and commercial vehicles, the automotive supply industry depends on efficient processes and technical innovations. The rational production of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas... 

Controls improve efficiency

6th June 2014 Combustion controls, used in boilers, can boost thermal efficiency and reduce excess air curves, resulting in improved combustion reactions within the boiler. 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st March 2014 Excavation and rock support works on the underground works have been completed and civil works, together with the installation of the turbine units and other mechanical items, are under way. 

Search on for funds to resume private power contracts, saving schemes

By: Terence Creamer     14th March 2014 State-owned electricity producer Eskom and government are assessing ways to secure the financial resources necessary to enable the utility to resume power-saving schemes, as well as to contract with those municipalities and independent power producers (IPPs) able to supply electricity into South... 

Changzhou ChangBao commissions stretch-reducing mill and groove dressing machine

4th March 2014 Changzhou ChangBao from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has commissioned a new stretch-reducing mill including automation system from SMS Meer www.sms-meer.com , Germany. The scope of supply includes the CARTA® technology package (Computer Aided Rolling Technology Application) and a fully... 

Coatings range sparks interest from power utility 

By: Sashnee Moodley     31st May 2013 The ceramic coatings solution offered by local thermal coatings supplier General Thermal Spray has caught the attention of State-owned power utility Eskom, as it is designed specifically to combat erosion or corrosion in coal-fired boilers at power stations.  

Range of corrosion-control technologies highlighted

31st May 2013 Corrosion-control technologies company Cortec’s CorrLube food-grade penetrant is a multipurpose, light-duty, nontoxic lubricating oil developed by Cortec Laboratories, which contains only United States Department of Agriculture H-1 food-grade designation-compliant ingredients.  

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st May 2013 SA Five Engineering has reported that it is 30% complete with Lot A of the main mechanical turbine and generator contract and has just started work on the main auxiliary contract – Lot D. 

Company Announcement: From films to trays and tubes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2013 BASF has once again added variants to its range of the compostable and partially bio-based plastic ecovio 

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