Fabricators win KZN Award

P&A Fabricators has emerged as Standard Bank Client of the Year – Larger Enterprise.  The company scooped the Standard Bank KZN Top Business category which celebrates a larger enterprise with a turnover of R100M or more per annum.  Gerald Anthony is the man behind the success of the sheet metal fabricating and manufacturing company with […]

Chillers for High Precision Machining

Machining with machine tools generates heat in various parts of the equipment due to the high power involved, the friction related to the high mechanical forces applied together with the high rotation speed of the tools. Heat increases the temperature of all parts including electric motors, drives, spindles, working tools and workpieces, causing the metal […]

Fully Automated Powder Coating Line 

AbecoTanks has invested several million in a state-of-the-art automated powder coating line which is now operational at its manufacturing plant in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Although unanimously an essential aspect of our future buildings and industry, water tanks remain a life-saving eyesore,” says Abeco Tanks COO, Mannie Ramos Jnr.   Over the last few years, the […]

Orbital Technology for Heat Exchangers

An even higher standard of welding on heat exchangers will now be achieved by Efficient Engineering, with the installation of two orbital welding machines from France. In the construction of heat exchangers, the welding of the tube to tubesheet connections is known to be a challenging task, according to Dries Vandezande, Quality Manager and Welding […]

Bolt Securing Systems

BMG’s extensive portfolio of fasteners, tools and related equipment has been carefully selected for dependable operation, flexibility, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse sectors, including light, medium and demanding applications. The company’s range of products for the machine tools sector encompasses Nord-Lock bolt securing systems that have been designed to ensure the structural […]

High-pressure Boiler Fabrication

Steinmuller Africa’s commitment to quality management is highlighted by its ISO 3834 certification and its in-house welding skills development programme. According to Steinmüller Africa Director, Moso Bolofo, welding is the company’s bread and butter, and the ISO 3834 certification is vital in ensuring the production of safe and high-quality welded constructions. “If fabricators are not […]

Largest Fabricated Storage ‘Bullets’

South Africa’s oil, gas and petrochemical market is based on stringent global standards, and Efficient Engineering’s pressurised equipment division has shown it is up to the task in consistently meeting these demands. It has been little more than a decade since the division was launched, but the company has already established a customer base that […]

Correct Machine and Consumable Combinations

Everybody is watching their budget and looking for opportunities to reduce operational expenditure, but attempting to combine tool drives with incorrect or sub-standard abrasive consumables, is a bad idea. Purchasing decisions based only on price, which ignore the quality or compatibility required for specific applications, will reduce performance while increasing operational costs.  Dennis Phillips, national […]

Advanced Pivot Pin Technology

BMG’s Nord-Lock range of bolting solutions includes Expander System pivot pin components that comprise advanced pivot pin technology, to offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in diverse industries. Pivots, which are at the centre of any rotational movement, often experience lug wear, which occurs due to the clearance between the bore […]

Robust Two-piece Fastening System

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, like vibrating screens. “BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars  which are designed to replace bolted and welded joints, provide high-strength, vibration-resistant fastening that reduces downtime and improves safety standards, by removing sheet gap and maintaining tension over […]