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Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

Scan offers predictive maintenance visibility

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 Motors and controls manufacturer Zest WEG is expanding its WEG Motor Scan product in South Africa to incorporate Gateway – a game-changing solution that could help farmers further leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEG Motor Scan entered South Africa’s market late in 2018, equipping... 

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation

1st May 2020 Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining industry is faced with numerous challenges relating to growth in a digitised economy, it is in... 

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Mines labelled as critical to Qld economy amid Covid-19

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th March 2020 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed measures announced by the state government to protect the economy, as both state and federal governments classified mining as an ‘essential service’. “As an industry, we are following the advice of health authorities to minimise the impact on... 

ENERTRAG South Africa scopes wind farm potential in eMalahleni  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2019 Hydrogen and renewable energy project developer ENERTRAG South Africa has started with the installation of a 120-m-tall wind measurement mast near Eskom’s Hendrina power station in Pullens Hope, Mpumalanga. A minimum of 12 months’ ground assessment of wind and general climate conditions, coupled... 

Improving asset value maturity with reliability engineering

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2019 Reliability engineering is often associated with maintenance engineering; however, a reliability engineer’s skill set is more diverse, driving business strategies to achieve goals through a well-structured path utilising vast amounts of data. The maintenance engineer’s skills are used for... 

ARM lifts headline earnings, despite difficulties facing the mining sector 

By: Simone Liedtke     30th August 2019 Notwithstanding a difficult operational period for South Africa’s embattled mining industry, diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) increased its headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the financial year ended June 30 by 9% year-on-year to R27.18 a share. This compares with the HEPS of... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

26th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Comair expects financial hit from 737 MAX grounding, but is filling the fleet gap

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 South African private-sector airline group Comair has suffered financially from having to ground its newly delivered Boeing 737 MAX airliner earlier this year, following two fatal crashes involving the type in just five months in late 2018 and early 2019, which killed 346 people. “We’re obviously... 

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