Invitation to Participate in Study

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), electric motors are responsible for 53% of the world’s total electricity consumption. In light of this, and initiated by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy policy, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) is expanding its Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling (S&L) Programme.

Instant and Structural Bonding Adhesives

The range of instant-bonding adhesives available from Bearings International (BI) gives a varied fixture time from two to 50 seconds. These are versatile, and able to bond dissimilar products with a high-strength bond. For structural bonding, two-component adhesives are available that can bond a wide variety of materials such as wood, metals, plastic and glass. […]

Soft Starter Upgrades Mill Operation

A WEG SSW7000 medium voltage soft starter has ensured improved starting as well as lowered energy costs for a rod mill at a process plant in Mpumalanga. This installation formed part of an upgrade which also saw a 450kW 8 pole 6600V WEG W50 motor being installed at the plant. According to Fritz Hoogenboezem, branch […]

Getting Customers Back Up and Running

A quick recovery to full manufacturing capacity is a criterion that SEW-Eurodrive understands. The company recently had a rotary cooking pot back to full operation within a week. SEW-Eurodrive Durban examined the fairly old rotary cooking pot breakdown at an animal feed plant which had suffered a transmission failure. “An inspection of the broken unit […]

Unforeseen Costs of Counterfeit Bearings

Downtime, consequential damage, reduced lifespan, poor performance and safety are just some of the dangers of using counterfeit bearings, which are increasingly prevalent across South African industry, warns Andrew Altree, Product Manager at leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Major bearing brands distributed by BI included are FAG and INA. “Installers and suppliers of these counterfeit […]

Ten Years Before Major Servicing

The G3 full line of planetary gearboxes from Zest WEG are among the world’s most robust and capable of running for 10 years before major servicing is required. Manufactured in Brazil by WEG company TGM WEG, these units are successfully operating in sugars mills in Zimbabwe and Angola.  With an output torque range from 400kNm […]

Double The Running Life

BMG’s NSK HPS range has a running life nearly double that of conventional bearings of the same size, ensuring reduced maintenance costs, substantial energy savings and downsizing in product design.  The maximum limiting running speed of these spherical roller bearings has also improved by 20%. “During rotation of conventional spherical roller bearings, slip between the […]

Solution for Air-cooled Condensers

Global drive technology and automation leader, SEW-Eurodrive has developed a purpose-built 2-stage gear unit series solution, the MACC series, specifically for Air-Cooled Condensers (ACC). Air condensers are the preferred solution for dry cooling towers in a range of industries including power stations, refineries, petrochemical plants and even paper mills. SEW-Eurodrive’s MACC solution features maintenance brakes, […]

High-Efficiency Motors

Low-voltage IE3 motors from ABB Africa will now be distributed by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). This is an extension of the existing partnership between the two companies, with BI already a distributor of ABB Dodge gearboxes. BI has been a Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT) partner for ABB since 2011. BI is a channel partner […]