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Press Office - SEW Eurodrive

SEW Eurodrive

SEW-EURODRIVE is movement, tradition, innovation, quality, and service all in one - we prove this to our customers every day and have done so for 80 years. We do not just move countless conveyer belts, bottling plants, sports stadium roofs, gravel plants, assembly lines, processes in the chemical industry, your luggage at the airport, or even you on escalators; no, we also are moving ourselves. In our company, there is no such thing as standstill. Every day, nearly 550 researchers and developers are working on creating the future of drive automation and making it a little better.


Mining needs to embrace Industry 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th January 2019 Challenges faced by the mining industry today like increasing production costs, depressed commodity prices and the high cost of electricity, are forcing the mining sector to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution as it brings industrial transformation. Such developments will bring the training... 

Manufacturer focuses on developing larger vibrating screening equipment

By: Donald Makhafola     5th October 2018 Screening machines are becoming larger and heavier because the ongoing trend in the mining industry globally is to increase tonnage output while maintaining efficiency, said original-equipment supplier and manufacturer of custom-designed vibrating equipment Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin at Electra... 

Dana’s growth buoyed by Brevini technology

7th September 2018 Sporting its new company colours after acquiring the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group early last year, Dana Incorporated is keen to show the world all it has to offer at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. Taking full advantage of the benefits that the acquisition... 

Australia-made load support system on display

3rd September 2018 Known in the industrial and mining fraternity for its lightweight wheel chocks, National Plastics and Rubber will showcase these vehicle restraint systems and its other Australia developed, trialed and tested solutions to the South African mining industry. 

Crane Technology Will Slash Mineshaft Pre-Sink Time

30th July 2018 The world’s fifth largest mine, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, will use advanced techniques enabled by pioneering crane design to fast-track the pre-sink phase at Shaft 6. The time needed will be dramatically reduced by a Condra portal crane that combines a very rapid lift speed with optimised cross... 

Company equipped to capitalise on strengthening market

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st June 2018 With the materials, bulk handling and logistics market “largely improved” over the past two years, drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is capitalising on the opportunities this provides, building on its entrenched role and successes, SEW branch manager Jonathan McKey tells... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 


26th January 2018 Kwatani, previously known as Joest Kwatani, is one of the largest OEMs producing custom engineered vibratory equipment solutions for the African mining sector and beyond. The company has Level 3 BBBEE accreditation with 30% black ownership and was first in its class to exceed the mining charter... 

New optimism in the mining sector sees leading suppliers sign up for West Africa’s premier expo

25th January 2018 WAMPEX will be a key focus in 2018 for mining growth across the region following renewed commitment from governments and increasing levels of investment Top suppliers have already signed up to be part of next year’s premier mining expo for West Africa, WAMPEX 2018, which is celebrating its 24th... 

Why Verderflex hoses outlast competitor hoses.

16th January 2018 Why do some hose pumps have short hose life and what unique features does Verderflex have that offer extended hose life beyond that of our competitors? Hoses fail for one main reason: fatigue.  “Although there can be many reasons for a hose to failure, fatigue is one of the main seasons. Speed,... 

Flexible couplings able to withstand extreme mining conditions

17th November 2017 Manufactured by global bearings manufacturer The Timken Company, parts distributor Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) Quick-Flex couplings are able to withstand the most extreme mining conditions, including temperatures as high as 100 ˚C. The Timken Quick-Flex couplings, which require minimal... 

Project management facility designed to enhance every plant

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd November 2017 Technical solutions supplier BMG’s specialist solutions services for the mining sector encompass a complete project management facility, in Johannesburg, which is designed to improve operational efficiencies of every plant, states BMG contracts and projects GM André Smith. 

Energy efficient motors used for Mpumalanga chrome conveyor system

By: Nadine James     13th October 2017 Automation manufacturer SEW Eurodrive South Africa (SEW SA) supplied multiple units of its DRN motors to an Mpumalanga chrome producer in August. The energy efficient motors form part of a trial project for a materials handling solution, says SEW SA Mbombela branch manager Jonathan Mckey. He... 

Company investing in new tech despite challenging market

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th October 2017 Mining solutions provider Harcliff Mining Services has installed a German-made Hӧfler Rapid 2000 cylindrical gear grinding machine at its manufacturing facility in Gauteng, South Africa. The machine, bought from Switzerland-headquartered Swiss-German gear technology company Klingelnberg Group was... 

High-quality components decrease downtime

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 The failure of mining conveyor components, such as bearings, is most often caused by improper sealing arrangements, lubrication and installation, and can cost some mines up to R1-million an hour in downtime, says industrial equipment supplier Bearings International.  

Solutions provider helping Zambia tackle mining challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2017 The mining and mineral processing sectors present some of the most challenging production environments, as the large-scale operations are often located in harsh, remote areas, explains technical solutions provider BMG.  

Thermaspray showcases thermal spray coating technologies and welding capabilities in Limpopo

7th September 2017 Thermaspray showcased its ground-breaking thermal spray coating technologies and Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) welding process capabilities at the Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE) which took place in Mogalakwena and Lephalale, Limpopo, on 1st and 3rd August 2017 respectively. Thermaspray’s... 

David Brown Santasalo Showcases Its Proven Drive Technology And Enhanced North American Capability At Cim 2017

2nd May 2017 At this year’s CIM 2017 Convention, David Brown Santasalo will display its innovative AMF gearbox designed for critical agitator, mixer and flotation applications in the mining industry. Booth #509 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal will be home to David Brown Santasalo’s expert team, who are... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

14th February 2017 The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

Roytec Global

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2017 South Africa-based liquid/solid and mineral separation equipment supplier Roytec Global is a leader in the supply of thickening, filtration and mineral floatation technologies for the mining industry. Roytec is passionate about service excellence and prides itself on living up to its promises.  

Mechanical drives supplied for block cave mine development

By: Sascha Solomons     7th October 2016 Industrial components and technical expertise solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has supplied seven external mechanical drives for the Lift II extension project at Palabora Mining Company subsidiary Palabora Copper’s mine through South Africa-based project management and design... 

S African supplier secures distributorship

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th September 2016 Mining solutions provider Harcliff Mining Services has been appointed the official South African distributor of Brazil-based crusher manufacturer Furlan’s product range, and US-based mining products manufacturer Excel Foundry & Machine’s offering, after being approached by the companies in 2015. 

Local manufacturer launches its first continuous miner

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd September 2016 South African engineering manufacturer JA Engineering’s (JAE’s) first in-house designed continuous miner, the Wildcat JAE42, will undergo field tests in November, after which it will be made available for purchase by the South African mining industry. 


13th September 2016 Kwatani, first in its class to exceed the mining charter requirement, is one of the largest OEMs producing custom engineered vibratory equipment solutions for the African mining sector and beyond. 

David Brown Santasalo

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2016 First established in the UK in 1860, David Brown Santasalo delivers mechanical power transmission solutions, including a variety of industry-specific gears and drives, for industrial applications in critical industries such as mining, power generation, metals processing and water treatment. David... 

Joest Kwatani

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2016 Joest Kwatani, first in its class to exceed the Mining Charter requirement of at least 26% black ownership, is one of the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) producing custom engineered vibratory equipment solutions for the African mining sector and beyond. This fully independent,... 

Siemens AG

26th August 2016 German engineering company Siemens AG, headquartered in Berlin and Munich, is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the... 

Working to stay ahead of competitors

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th May 2016 Crane and hoist manufacturer Condra intends to focus on continuing to supply high-quality, robust and reliable products and lowering the overall lifetime maintenance costs of these products to foster a sustainable competitive advantage while mitigating the major challenges currently faced by the... 

Promising better service delivery

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th May 2016 The operations division of German engineering company SEW-Eurodrive’s South African branch is eager to consolidate current successes and improve service delivery, with MD Raymond Obermeyer admitting that more needs to be done to maintain current clients in South Africa and gain new clients in the... 

Screens Excite Sa Iron Ore Giant

4th April 2016 Joest Kwatani recently successfully completed another large screen equipment project for one of the largest iron ore operations in Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa. Joest Kwatani has enjoyed a 25 year relationship with this mine, considering the performance of its robust screens in these very... 

Underground transport challenges deeper than commodity slump

By: Nadine James     25th March 2016 In addition to the weakened commodity market adversely affecting the sales of underground locomotives, three further challenges that suppliers and manufacturers of underground transport equipment face are insufficient equipment maintenance by mining companies, the incorrect use of equipment and... 

Butterfly valves achieve highest safety standard

4th March 2016 Johannesburg-based industrial valve manufacturer Gunric Valves’ metal-seated butterfly valves are now compliant with the highest level of safety in South Africa as of the end of 2015, the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3.  

Company to launch underground mining machines

By: Bruce Montiea     30th October 2015 Ultralow-profile mining machinery and equipment supplier Centre For Machine Technology and Innovation (CMTI Consulting) will launch two underground mining machines next month. CMTI Consulting MD Danie Burger says the machines are still being developed and will be delivered to gold miner Sibanye... 

Gunric Valves Gears up to Embrace Localisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th October 2015 Gunric valves has been manufacturing butterfly and check valves in South Africa since 1989 

Russia’s Kotinskaya Longwall Mine Orders Cat® Face Conveyor

15th October 2015 Kotinskaya Mine, operated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company, placed an order for a new Cat® armored face conveyor and beam stage loader in September. Using Cat longwall roof supports, face conveyor and stage loader, the Kuzbass region mine has repeatedly set Russian longwall production records.... 

SA company launches exclusive unbalanced drives

By: Dylan Stewart     9th October 2015 Specialist vibrating equipment supplier Joest Kwatani South Africa launched its exclusive range of Joest unbalanced drives in March, states company service GM Theresa Walton. 

Motor and gearbox company to commission power packs at cement quarry

By: Dylan Stewart     9th October 2015 Electric motor, mechanical and electrical motion-control products manufacturer Regal Beloit (CMG) is in the final stage of delivering and commissioning 29 power packs for a modular mobile plant at an industrial company’s cement quarry in Polokwane, Limpopo, says Regal Beloit gearbox specialist... 

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