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Fuels and Lubricants

Worm gears need specialist lubrication

11th June 2021 Worm gears are specifically designed to transmit motion and power between nonintersecting shafts, such as shafts at right angles to each other. Because worm gears work differently to other gears, they require specialist lubrication. Unlike other gears, the worm can easily turn the gear, but the... 

Correct lubrication enhances bearing performance

11th June 2021 Friction wastes power, it is a generator of unnecessary heat, the cause of wear and tear and it reduces mechanical efficiency of plant and machinery, explains engineering solutions provider BMG. The undesired effects of friction are effectively reduced by the use of an appropriate lubricant and... 

STOP CAUSING FRICTION 
The purpose of any lubricant is to separate the mating surfaces and thereby reduce friction and wear
STOP CAUSING FRICTION The purpose of any lubricant is to separate the mating surfaces and thereby reduce friction and wear

Specialists mitigate conveyor challenges

11th June 2021 Some of the toughest maintenance challenges at manufacturing facilities are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems, which require gear oil for gearboxes, electric motor grease for motors, and grease for multiple lubrication points – particularly bearings. Improper lubrication and... 

Varnish removal solution makes debut

11th June 2021 Oil major Chevron’s brand Caltex Lubricants launched a holistic solution for varnish removal in steam and gas turbines called VARTECH Industrial System Cleaner (ISC) in April this year. VARTECH ISC’s unique triple action technology cuts through hard varnish, captures and stabilises micro-sized... 

Products meet mining lubrication challenges

By: Cameron Mackay     12th June 2020 Bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) is offering industrial equipment manufacturer ROCOL’s range of wire rope lubricant products to solve vital and complex lubrication challenges for local miners. “Where lubricants are put through the most challenging... 

MEETING TOXICITY CHALLENGES
ROCOL is known for its biodegradable wire rope lubricants
MEETING TOXICITY CHALLENGES ROCOL is known for its biodegradable wire rope lubricants

Lubrication packs cater for customised needs

By: Cameron Mackay     12th June 2020 Local lubrication solutions supplier Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is making its leading products available in value packs, specifically designed to meet the lubrication requirements of everyday users in the local mining industry. LE national marketing manager Callum Ford states that... 

UNIQUE LUBRICATION NEEDS
Load, environment, temperature and machine speed are the variables considered when deciding on an appropriate lubricant
UNIQUE LUBRICATION NEEDS Load, environment, temperature and machine speed are the variables considered when deciding on an appropriate lubricant

Rented mobile equipment presents opportunities

By: Cameron Mackay     12th June 2020 With the resumption of activities in different economic sectors, such as the mining industry, local lubrication equipment supplier Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS) CEO Gustav Fourie states that there has been an increase in demand for fluid-handling equipment which would reduce manpower... 

Indicator paste takes care of nuts and bolts in mining

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     28th June 2019 There is significant interest from the local mining community in bearings and accessories distributor Bearings International’s (BI’s) Dykem cross-check torque seal, and company sales at BI branches in mining areas are increasing monthly, says BI offer marketing manager Victor Strobel. The... 

VICTOR STROBEL
It is essential to be on the lookout for loose bolts and nuts when servicing equipment or carrying out routine maintenance to prioritise safety and reduce downtime
VICTOR STROBEL It is essential to be on the lookout for loose bolts and nuts when servicing equipment or carrying out routine maintenance to prioritise safety and reduce downtime

Company aids mines in better equipment care, improves longevity

28th June 2019 In a tough economic climate, South Africa’s mining, cement and other industrial sector players are facing numerous challenges, including a strained electricity supply, rising operating costs, and fuel increases. This has put them under pressure to maintain profitability by cutting costs. However,... 

PROPER MANAGEMENT
Companies need to focus on protecting and managing their equipment more carefully, particularly in harsh operating environments, such as mines
PROPER MANAGEMENT Companies need to focus on protecting and managing their equipment more carefully, particularly in harsh operating environments, such as mines

Fuel analysis kit can reduce costs for mines

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     28th June 2019 Filtration designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration’s new Fleetguard portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit can reduce mining companies’ total cost of ownership for equipment using modern diesel engines, says Cummins Filtration mining sales manager Tinus Naude. Clean, uncontaminated fuel is... 

FUEL CLEANLINESS
Cummins Filtration launched the Fleetguard portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit earlier this year
FUEL CLEANLINESS Cummins Filtration launched the Fleetguard portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit earlier this year

Lubricants company expects growth in mining segments

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     28th June 2019 Certain segments of the mining sector that have traditionally provided most of the impetus for players in the mining lubricants industry have declined significantly, but lubricants specialist FUCHS Lubricants South Africa (FUCHS SA) commercial sales manager Mitch Launspach says the company... 

Filtration company facilitates required high quality for fuel

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th June 2018 With clean, uncontaminated fuel being the key to optimal fuel system performance and longevity for modern diesel engines used in the mining industry, filtration designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration is ensuring that its products and services cater to this. This entails the proper... 

MARKET NEEDS 
Cummins Filtration offers products to support the rigorous requirements of modern high-pressure fuel systems
MARKET NEEDS Cummins Filtration offers products to support the rigorous requirements of modern high-pressure fuel systems

Company poised to capitalise on burgeoning grease market

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th June 2018 Lubricants specialist FUCHS Lubricants South Africa (FUCHS SA) expects that the demand for high-quality greases will grow “significantly” in all spheres of the market, and is, therefore, equipped to meet and exceed the mining market’s requirements for this through its newly commissioned grease... 

ENHANCHED CAPABILITIES 
FUCHS SA’s newly-commissioned grease manufacturing plant will allow the company to increase its production of speciality greases
ENHANCHED CAPABILITIES FUCHS SA’s newly-commissioned grease manufacturing plant will allow the company to increase its production of speciality greases
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