Technical Training Centre in Welkom

Resolution Circle is proud to announce the launch of its newly-revamped training centre in Welkom. Initially established in 1981 under the stewardship of Anglo American and spearheaded by Snyman Naude as its designer and inaugural manager, the training centre in Welkom has a rich history within the local industry. Owned by Harmony Gold Mining Company, […]

Ionised Air for Parts Manufacturing

Disposal of used cutting fluids causes significant environmental contamination. Global annual consumption of cutting fluids is estimated to exceed 2 billion litres, although the actual amount of cutting fluids waste is assumed to be up to 10 times higher, as most fluids are diluted before their use. Cutting fluid treatment and their release to the […]

Demagnetisation of Rolling Bearing Rings

Rolling bearings are essential for the low-friction operation of machines and mechanical components. However, problems with magnetism often occurring, particularly on the rolling bearing rings. High pseudo rejects during eddy current testing and cleanliness problems due to magnetic build-up of particles are well-known consequences. The companies Cestriom and N-Dect in Germany have developed an innovative […]

Next-Gen Slurrysucker

IPR recently launched its new generation dredging system, the SlurrySucker MK III. This powerful unit now incorporates the renowned Toyo heavy duty slurry pump, making it the most efficient and cost effective electrically powered floating dredge system designed on the market.  Not only does the dredging system effectively clean process water ponds, return water dams […]

Accurate and Effective Bearing Replacement  

Each year, incorrect mounting causes countless bearing failures. Overcoming this problem can deliver multiple benefits to owners / operators of rotating machinery, including reduced costs related to maintenance, fewer breakdowns, a more sustainable operation of the machinery, subsequently enhancing uptime and production. SKF has introduced a new version of its SKF Bearing Assist mobile app […]

Wire and Thermocouple Probes

Senseca, formerly the GHM Group, has launched with enhanced features and a re-design, their PRO 111, PRO 115 handheld meter/data logger for Pt100 4-wire probes as well as their PRO 131/PRO 135 data logger for thermocouple probes. Comments MD Jan Grobler. “Both of these devices now give a higher quality LED screen making the data […]

The Reason Behind GirlCAD

It was February 2014. It was Thursday afternoon. I was seated in the tutorial room along with the rest of the first year engineering students. There was a cumbersome board in front of me. To my left another girl frantically sharpened her pencil. The girl in front of her looked on the verge of tears. […]

MEPS: Not a Day Too Soon

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day too soon. This is the view of Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa, who says the company has argued for these MEPS for many […]

Large Investment in Local Production 

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, Fuchs Lubricants SA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and expected to be completed in 2024 at a total cost of R218 million, Phase Two will see a 40% increase in lubricants production capacity, […]

Mechanised Mine Training

Murray & Roberts Cementation has launched a ‘mock-up’ facility for underground mechanised mining. Tony Pretorius, Education, Training and Development Executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation, says the new installation is a quantum leap for mining-related training in Africa. Located at the Murray & Roberts Training Academy at the company’s Bentley Park complex near Carletonville in […]