Technology

SKF unleashes raid to stamp out counterfeit bearings

Authorities, with collaborative support from SKF, recently conducted a large, highly effective raid action on a very well-known bearing seller of SKF bearings in Cape Town. The bearing seller, who has been on SKF’s radar for quite some time, has been selling counterfeit SKF bearings to numerous customers in the …

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Mining industry urged to invest in ‘disruptive’ digital technology

When it comes to mining operations, exploration, project appraisal, mine design, closure, and post-closure stages, digital technology has a lot to offer the sector. Heinrich Jantzen, Senior Mining Advisor at Zutari, holds this opinion. The premier infrastructure advising and consulting organization will be present at Mining Indaba Africa, which takes …

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Winder Controls celebrates 50 years of innovation

The success of shaft-hoisting expert Winder Controls has been sustained by encouraging innovation and emphasizing the quick delivery of solutions to its clients. Since our modest beginnings fifty years ago, we have grown significantly, according to MD Tim Keegan, and as a result, we now have a sizable installed base …

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Digital transformation in the South African mining industry: Part 1

Mining CEOs and their executives are being deliberate with digital transformation Since 2021, mining CEOs have focused on innovation rather than top-down initiative-based approaches to digital transformation. We’re now seeing digital and 4IR as de facto parts of mining, instead of having to prove its value through top-down initiatives. According …

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Hamar growth pattern continues to soar

Specialist electrical partner for Africa’s mining and industry Hamar with over four decades on the market continues to record remarkable growth trajectory. Established in 1981 as a panel manufacturing specialist, increasing customer demand for its quality products and expert workmanship saw Hamar Controls expand its capabilities, adding electrical and instrumentation …

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New Namibian company for Vesconite

Buying Vesconite products in Namibia has become easier with the establishment of a wholly-owned Namibian subsidiary. Known as Vesconite Bearings Namibia, the new company will stock frequently-ordered hollow bar, solid rods and plate for ease of ordering and distribution into the Southern African country. “Coastal Couriers, a leader in the …

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Duroxite® chromium carbide overlay (CCO) products safeguard equipment against wear in severe abrasive environments.

The harder the abrasive material, the more Duroxite® is the solution. Duroxite® overlay products are made by welding a carbide-rich steel alloy on top of a steel plate. This compound material has very high resistance to wear, for example in sliding wear environments where small and hard materials are processed such …

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John Deere’s ADT hits Southern Africa market

Designed with the demands of today’s job site in mind, John Deere has introduced the new 460E-II Articulated Dump Truck (ADT). The John Deere-designed machine delivers ultimate productivity with a redesigned wider dump body, electrical and hydraulic systems, and new drive modes to help you get the job done in …

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Save fuel with Ctrack Crystal

The ever-increasing fuel price continues to put pressure on motorists and businesses. Unfortunately, as consumers, we are at the mercy of government and global oil prices. For many businesses that operate fleets, driving less is not an option. The most apparent solution is finding ways to use vehicles more efficiently. …

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Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE now on offer

Instrotech is now offering Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE, specifically designed for the calculation and display of flow rates and volume flow of flowmeters. The instrument use is applicable whether users have an external power supply or need a battery-powered device, and when a back-lit display is required (or not), the …

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