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 […]

Tough Couplings for Tough Industries

BMG’s extensive range of power transmission components encompasses robust products from Regal Rexnord, a leading manufacturer of critical system components that perform efficiently under rigorous demands in diverse applications.  “Plant managers and maintenance teams understand that equipment serviceability is a critical factor in maintaining uptime and efficiency at their facilities- whether it’s in cement, food […]

World First Bearing Calculation Techniques

After years of research and development, NSK is revising the basic dynamic load rating of many bearings by up to double the equivalent rolling contact fatigue life (with no change in design or materials). NSK claims to be the first company in 60 years to make a significant breakthrough in bearing life calculation techniques, helping […]

Tough Recycled Polymer Bearing

Motion plastics specialist igus has introduced a new plain bearing made from recycled plastic. The bearing, iglide ECO P210, is a chemical-resistant variant that has been added to the company’s iglide ECO series. The series is manufactured using regranulate made from the sprue and defective injection-moulded parts produced by igus. This allows the company to recycle plastic […]

Expansion in KwaZulu-Natal

BMG has recently expanded its operation in KwaZulu-Natal, with the relocation of its Regional Service Centre (RSC) and the opening of two new facilities, in September 2023. “This expansion programme was necessary for the KZN operation to meet significant development in the region and greater market demand for engineering consumables and support services,” explains Keith […]

Agitator Gear Units Order

After the recent X.e series agitator unit launch in July 2023, SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has secured an order for nine units earmarked for the mining industry – a world-class first! The company has an extensive and proven reputation for providing reliable high performance solutions for mixing and agitation applications in various industries globally. Significantly, the […]

It’s all in the Bearings

BMG’s focus on optimising productivity, minimising downtime and reducing operational costs for companies in all sectors, encompasses a total solutions service.

World’s First Bioplastic Retaining Piece

Made from 100% renewable biological resources (mainly plants), the use of bioplastic for NSK’s the new retaining piece reduces carbon footprint by 90% over its lifecycle in comparison with using conventional materials. The development therefore represents an environmentally sustainable choice for any manufacturer looking to reduce CO2 emissions and meet increasingly stringent regulations. To emphasise […]

Polymer Bearings: a Good Alternative

In recent years, igus polymer bearings have emerged as a reliable alternative to traditional steel bearings, offering a wide range of benefits. These include the fact that polymer bearings are maintenance-free, self-lubricating, and corrosion-resistant, making them suitable for use in harsh environments. They are also lightweight, wear-resistant, and offer excellent shock absorption, making them a […]

Air Cooled Condenser For Power Station

Recently installed in a power station, 24 of SEW-Eurodrive’s MACC-Series two-stage gear units for air cooled condensers are ensuring adequate air movement to cool circulating water so that power generation can continue. This cooling function had become a challenge for the power station when the previously installed competitor products had repeatedly failed unexpectedly. SEW-Eurodrive had […]