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MB Crusher: A journey into the heart of MB

27th September 2016 Within 15 years since its establishment, MB CRUSHER has completely revolutionized crushing concepts: with its crushers directly applicable to heavy equipment machines MB has dramatically changed the logic approach to work, unfolding unthinkable scenarios. The range over the years has expanded and... 

Babcock invests in fully automatic CNC bending machine for their high pressure pipe fabrication facility

22nd September 2016 Babcock is focused on rapidly responding to customers’ challenges by delivering trusted solutions and investing in best in class technology. With boiler experience dating back to 1891, Babcock is Africa’s most established and experienced boiler supplier, and offers a full range of specialised... 

High efficiency, safety and quality in local build of dragline base

19th September 2016 Vereeniging-based DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion of a 380 ton base for a Caterpillar dragline excavator destined for a coal project in Mpumalanga. At 18 meters in diameter, and comprising 16 individual sections, the contract to manufacture the base locally was awarded to the company... 

Flooring installation wins safety award

By: Kimberley Smuts     16th September 2016 Kevin Bates Albert Carpets (KBAC) Flooring was awarded its second Master Builders Association (MBA) North Safety Trophy in July for installing the flooring of petrochemicals group Sasol’s new head offices in Sandton, Johannesburg. KBAC Flooring supplied and installed Interface carpet tile. The... 

Coating solutions from Thermaspray for wear protection of glass product manufacturing tools

15th September 2016 Joint venture companies Thermaspray and Surcotec have a combined technical expertise and experience of over three decades in offering a comprehensive range of coating solutions that protect against wear and extend the service life of tools used in the manufacturing of glass products. Most... 

PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners

15th September 2016 PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, especially suiting applications where space may be extremely limited for attachment hardware.  These stainless steel fasteners install... 

Half-mask respirators prevent the spread of silicosis among SA miners

12th September 2016 The Department of Health’s Tuberculosis (TB) Strategic Plan for South Africa reveals that the country’s mining industry may have the highest incidence of TB in the world. For every 100 000 mineworkers, about 3 000 to 7 000 are infected with TB, according to the official statistics. The risk of TB... 

Afrox secures LPG deals worth R1bn

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th September 2016 Local welding and gas solutions provider Afrox on Friday reported that it had signed additional deals within the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector totalling R1.1-billion. The first contract will see the company provide LPG to major Lesotho distributor Gordon Enterprises over a ten-year period,... 

Certification enables company to work on rail projects

By: Victor Moolman     9th September 2016 Metal fabricator Fabrinox received the EN 15085 certification last month. This enables the company to work on rail infrastructure projects in South Africa, the rest of Africa and European Union (EU) countries. 

Importance of nondestructive testing emphasised

By: Kimberley Smuts     9th September 2016 Regular testing and certification of equipment used in the engineering industry remains important to ensure that degradation of equipment is minimal, comments inspection and testing solutions provider Non-destructive Testing and Inspection Solutions (NIS). NIS spokesperson Jannie de Beer details... 

Company training ensures technical expertise

9th September 2016 Global electrical, automation, mechanical and consumable products provider Elquip Solutions aims to ensure that its customers have access to quality tools and equipment by ensuring that its personnel are trained and certified to offer quality service. 

SAIW continues to make significant contributions to education

By: Victor Moolman     9th September 2016 Despite there being a decline in enrolments in inspector and competent persons courses for welding, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) continues to be well positioned to make a significant contribution to capacity building through its education and training programmes. 

Welding industry seeks new alternatives  

By: Victor Moolman     9th September 2016 With fewer projects being available in the power generation and petrochemical sectors, South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director Sean Blake says that for those seeking welding industry opportunities alternative sectors have to be considered. 

Testing laboratory receives accreditation

9th September 2016 The South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) testing laboratory at SAIW’s headquarters has been ISO 17025 accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and according to SAIW executive director Sean Blake, this is a significant step in the expansion of the services... 

SAIW inspects high quality welding operations in France

9th September 2016 Following the announcement late last year by the South African government that it would be going out on tender for the procurement of 9.6 GW of nuclear power, a delegation from France, which is interested in bidding, visited the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) as part of its mission to... 

EWN&S Enterprises

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th September 2016 Established in Nigel in 1976, EWN&S Enterprises has been suppliers of industrial gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), welding equipment and consumables and safety wear to various industries in Gauteng ever since. 

Afrox posts higher H1 earnings on back of restructuring, clinches various contracts

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th September 2016 Owing to the completion of its restructuring process during the last year, JSE-listed Afrox reported a 7.6% increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to R523-million for the six months to June 30. Headline earnings a share were up 10.4% to 76.5c apiece. 

SMS group to supply two new wire rod mills to Guangdong Guoxin Industrial

7th September 2016 Chinese Guangdong Guoxin Industrial Co. Ltd. has awarded SMS group ( the order to supply the mechanical core components and the complete electrical and automation package for a new wire rod mill complex. The new complex will be built in the Sino-German Development Zone, Jieyang... 

MechCaL Boosts Production Processes with Automation Technology

6th September 2016 MechCaL has invested in cutting edge technology to enhance the productivity, efficiency and production performance of their manufacturing facility. They have procured a Yaskawa Motoman Robot to carry out several vital tasks that will enhance the already cutting edge design of MechCaL’s advanced... 

ABB introduces the IRB 1660ID, the market’s most versatile compact robot

1st September 2016 Munich, Germany (June 21, 2016) - ABB Robotics today unveiled its latest compact robot for arc welding and machine tending, the IRB 1660ID. The most versatile robot in the mid-size class, the new robot’s Integrated DressPack makes it easier to program and simulate predictable cable movements,... 

High performance ID robot for arc welding and machine tending

1st September 2016 When shorter cycle times, unmatched versatility, and a smaller more powerful wrist matter - ABB’s new IRB 1660ID is the robot of choice.   

Weld Purge your Pipes at a low cost with Weld Purge Film®

30th August 2016 When tubes and pipes of certain materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, nickel alloys and zirconium are welded together, it is desirable to purge the oxygen out of the inside of the weld zone to prevent it from reacting with the hot metal and causing oxidation, porosity and corrosion.... 

TNPA to launch marine training centre in Cape Town

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd August 2016 As part of government’s Operation Phakisa programme aimed at fast-tracking economic growth in the oceans economy, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is creating a marine training centre at the port of Cape Town for skills development and job creation. The new facility will be located at... 

Dramatically reduce Weld Purging times with QuickPurge®

22nd August 2016 Time after time, welders, supervisors, quality control personnel and others are kept waiting, sometimes for many hours, for stainless steel or titanium pipes to be purged of oxygen ready for welding. In addition, all involved are watching the expensive inert argon gas flow away to waste after it... 

Fit-For-Purpose Wear Solutions

22nd August 2016 Pressure on maintenance budgets coupled with the need to increase productivity while reducing unplanned downtime in the mining, quarrying and power sectors of the market presents a unique set of challenges. One of the most obvious ways to cut costs is to look at areas in the plant where excessive... 

Huta Łabędy issues FAC to SMS group for new HF welded tube line

16th August 2016 SMS group has been granted the final acceptance certificate for the new 12 ¾-inch ERW (Electric Resistance Welding) welded tube line installed at Huta Łabędy´s works in Gliwice, Poland. The plant is designed to produce tubes with diameters from 4 ½ inches to 12 ¾ inches, wall... 

OGP summit leads with the future of Africa’s oil industry

2nd August 2016 Full programme and speakers revealed for the Oil, Gas & Petrochem Summit 2016 in Cape Town Africa’s future in a low oil price world will be the opening address at the Oil, Gas & Petrochem (OGP) Summit 2016 in Cape Town next month. The full three-day programme has been revealed this week by... 

Welding Skills Development Means Job- Creation, says Afrox

2nd August 2016 Developing skills across industries will play a key role in developing South Africa’s economy, and training welding artisans locally will increase opportunities within the country’s workforce, says Afrox.  In support of this, sub-Saharan Africa’s leading industrial gases and welding equipment... 

World Power Products reinvents to set the efficiency benchmark in sheet metal fabrication

1st August 2016 World Power Products, South Africa’s leading sheet metal fabricator, is a smart and dynamic company that adapts with the times to ensure the sustainable and on-time delivery of world-class products and service solutions. Since its founding in 1963 in the south of Johannesburg by the late Peter... 

SAIW re-elects Maroga as president

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st August 2016 State-owned power utility Eskom corporate specialist Morris Maroga has been elected to serve for a second term as president and chairperson of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW). He has held various positions that involve management and leadership roles at Eskom and has been... 

Monitor your Weld Purge at a Low Cost

25th July 2016 Weld Purge Monitors® are essential instruments to help obtain non-oxidised, zero colour welds. By measuring the oxygen content before, during and after welding, high quality welds are achieved when welding metals such as stainless, chrome and duplex steels as well as titanium and nickel alloys.... 

New robot offers bigger payload handling, compact footprint

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd July 2016 ABB Robotics has launched its latest robot – the IRB 1660ID – for applications, such as arc welding, machine tending and material handling, which require work in tight spaces. The new robot’s Integrated DressPack solution makes it easier to programme and simulate predictable cable movements,... 

Belmet And 3c Metal Formalise A Shareholding Relationship

19th July 2016 Following a long history of successful collaboration and joint ventures between Belmet and 3C Metal, the French-based head office of 3C Metal has officially taken the decision to invest in a shareholding percentage of Belmet Namibia and Belmet South Africa. The shareholding agreement is effective... 

Weld Backing Tape™ for Weld Purging

19th July 2016 It is important when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium and zirconium that the welding zone is purged of oxygen even as low as 10 parts per million (ppm) before, during and immediately after welding, in order to achieve a clean, oxide free, zero colour weld. During a recent trip to... 

Possible change in NDT training

By: Simon Sonnekus     15th July 2016 The harmonisation of second and third part assessment certification schemes found in the South African non-destructive testing (NDT) industry could result in continuous skills development and enhanced personnel competence, with companies and employees also retaining a stronger development... 

Training - the essential ‘tool’ to ensure customers get the latest technical expertise from Elquip Solutions

14th July 2016 While being able to access quality tools and equipment is a major advantage, expertise in their use is also essential. To ensure that its customers get exactly that, Elquip Solutions' Internal Sales Engineer Daniel Cox recently attended key training by two of the company’s international... 

Lantek software will power Promotech pipe cutting machines

12th July 2016 Lantek has reached an agreement with Polish company Promotech to supply its world leading sheet metal software with Promotech’s pipe profile cutting machines which can cut pipes up to diameter of 1500 mm and length of 12 metres with oxy-fuel or plasma. Promotech has been manufacturing and... 

New header designs to be showcased at Power-Gen Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th July 2016 Engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance services provider Steinmüller Africa will showcase two header models at this year’s Power-Gen Africa event, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from July 19 to 21. 

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