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Icon of SA engineering passes away at 97

South Africa’s ‘grating man’ Andrew Mentis, founder of steel floor grating specialist Andrew Mentis (Pty) Ltd, passed away on 17 June 2018 in Johannesburg at the age of 97, four days before he would have turned 98

Insurance claims due to violent protests up by 30 percent

Aon South Africa says it is crucial for business owners and individuals to review their assets insurance policies and ensure they have Sasria cover included for special risks.

Industry in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes arrival of natural gas

Commercial-scale supplies of compressed natural gas will soon be available to industry in KwaZulu-Natal, with gas supplier Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, currently setting up shop and targeting 2018 for the first natural gas deliveries.

Ishida to showcase its extensive solutions at Propak Cape

Ishida’s comprehensive range of packing line solutions for a wide variety of food markets will be showcased at Propak Cape, with an extensive range of equipment on display for weighing, inspection and snacks packing.

IO-Link range from RS addresses demand for data capabilities

IO-Link represents a huge milestone in sensor technology for industrial customers.

If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet!

BBF Safety Group’s donation of gumboots to Happy Feet Youth Project, based in Cape Town, has enabled the project to extend its reach to more children

Integrated Pump Technology supports Africa with quality pump solutions

Integrated Pump Technology is participating at Electra Mining Africa 2016 to showcase its pump product line-up including Grindex and Faggiolati pumps.

Ingersoll Rand’s Next Generation R-Series air compressors boast new technology

Ingersoll Rand RS30 and RS37 Air Compressors deliver up to 13% efficiency improvement thanks to oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors

Industrial Showcase-Cape sets the tone

The Industrial Showcase-Cape is a Western Cape trade show promoting suppliers within the industrial space. This year exhibitors include Afrox, Compair, ABB, Festo, Linvar, Retecon, ITS Karcher, APC Storage, AC/DC Dynamics, Toyota Forklift and Woodmajor.

Industrial Showcase-Cape

Improved reliability in crane analysis

Konecranes recently developed a Crane Reliability Study (CRS) which provides an in-depth, reliable analysis for all makes and models of cranes and lifting equipment. This valuable information allows operators to better predict and control the total cost of ownership. In addition, a CRS report contains recommendations for the future actions needed to maximise the use of the equipment, thereby enhancing safety, improving performance and increasing reliability.

Lifting equipment

Industrial cleaning company awarded for supporting local communities

Blendwell Chemicals recently won the Eco-Logic Award for Transport for its new concentrate project, which supplies eco-friendly cleaning products to rural communities, and creates opportunities to support their development. By supplying the concentrated product, the cleaning product only needs water added to it. This dramatically reduces carbon footprint and allows for mini factories to earn their own income and create employment.

Cleaning products

Iveco Daily: the light vehicle that can travel 25 times around the world

A total of 13 customers from South Africa, with an estimated 30 vehicles, have informed Iveco that they have reached a mileage figure of one million kilometres on their Iveco Daily light vehicles.

Commercial vehicles

In motion weighing of rail vehicles

The Weighline system allows operators to accurately weigh rail vehicles quickly and at minimum cost. In South Africa, Railweight's in motion weighing system is available from Autotech.

Motion weighing system


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