September / October 2020

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Disaster Management


PE’s Day Zero: Poor planning, failure to fix leaks blamed

SEVERAL neighbourhoods in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality recently went past Day Zero, the point where municipal taps don’t supply water anymore. Mkhuseli Sizani and James Stent of GroundUp investigate. Many Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality reside...

Chemicals giant adds bite to fight against illicit explosives

AECI Mining Explosives has partnered with Vapor Wake K9 South Africa (VWK9SA), providing them with explosives samples to assist in training their dogs to identify illegal explosives. Criminal activities that involve the use of illicit explosives in S...

Industrial Cleaning


Control office hygiene with door automation and touchless switches

COMPANIES can protect the health of their employees by curtailing the spread of bacteria, germs and viruses like COVID-19 by automating their doors and installing touchless switches. That’s according to Maxiflex Managing Director Bram Janssen, who sa...

​Can you trust your sanitiser to do a proper job?

Burt Rodrigues CEO of disinfectant manufacturer Biodx gives his insight into sanitisers and their residual efficacy. THE COVID-19 pandemic is a long way from over, considering infection rates at the time of writing this are roughly 100 times more tha...

Machine Tools


Power boost for popular nitrogen generator

Nitralife, a manufacture and supply of nitrogen generators to the mining, transportation and fabrication sectors has introduced a booster for its Nitracut generator. Managing Director Tom Sowry said that while Nitracut generators provide high-purity ...

Same-day VSD installation cuts welding operation downtime

WHEN a manufacturing facility in Johannesburg required an urgent replacement Variable Speed Drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, it turned to leading supplier Bearings In...

Metals & Alloys


Power boost for popular nitrogen generator

Nitralife, a manufacture and supply of nitrogen generators to the mining, transportation and fabrication sectors has introduced a booster for its Nitracut generator. Managing Director Tom Sowry said that while Nitracut generators provide high-purity ...

Same-day VSD installation cuts welding operation downtime

WHEN a manufacturing facility in Johannesburg required an urgent replacement Variable Speed Drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, it turned to leading supplier Bearings In...

Motors, Drives & Transmissions


​ New higher-range synchronous servo motors

WITH 12 new variants of the synchronous servo motor MS2N, Bosch Rexroth is expanding the performance range of the engine series at the high end. With up to 692 Nm, the maximum torque is almost doubled. These new, compact motors offer high continuous ...

New chain promises improved wear life in demanding conditions

BMG’s power transmission division has launched the Tsubaki Titan chain series which it says offers significant improvements in wear-life in demanding applications, including abrasive and dusty conditions. “Selecting the right chain for every job is c...

Pumps, Valves, Pipes & Fittings


New SA-built breathing air dryers

A new range of low dew point breathing air dryers is now available from Artic Driers International. The capacities range from 3 to 40 m³/min @ 7 bar. The SA Range of dryers provides -40⁰C PDP compressed air with great design features. These include t...

Novel impeller, throatbush combo boosts wear life

USING a novel integrated design approach, Weir Minerals engineers developed the Warman WRT impeller and throatbush combination, which the company says delivers significant wear life improvements in Warman AH pumps. According to a statement from the c...