Some of our companies are working through the annual December/January break in a bid to catch-up on lost production due to Covid, some are taking their usual three weeks’ break after what can only be described as a very hard year, and some are doing a combination of both as equipment needs maintaining no matter […]

Battery-Powered Railway Maintenance Vehicle 

Railcare Group AB recently launched the world’s biggest battery-electric railway maintenance vehicle, using an Epiroc-developed technology platform. Railcare, a Swedish manufacturer of machines that keep railways safe and clean, launched a battery-powered version of its Multi-Purpose Vehicle for rail maintenance applications. The new machine can be used to vacuum away stones, trash and other obstacles […]

Throughout The African Continent

Werner Pumps, a South African company specializing in design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of high-pressure jetting equipment, is positioned to meet the requirements of customers beyond the borders of South Africa. With interest in its products from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia, the company is actively investigating opportunities throughout the African continent.Managing Director, Sebastian […]

Speedy Results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million Rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson says the company’s investment in the equipment has relieved some of the current sample volume pressure and reduced turnaround times in line with […]

The Grey Entrepreneur

The Grey Incubator is pioneering a new approach to help the South African economy recover by saving our biggest economic contributors, middle aged entrepreneurs. They develop more mature entrepreneurs, fondly known as grey entrepreneurs, referring both to their grey hair and the collection of grey matter in the brain and the knowledge it represents. Not […]

Responding Quickly To Emergency Projects

Responding to a fire-damaged building is very different from responding to a bridge collapse. “It is impossible to train for the unknown – all we can do is to maintain our focus on safety, ensuring that all personnel are as prepared as they can be for any project which comes our way,” comments Jet Demolition […]

Setting Up Your Valves For Success

Most valve damage is caused by installation and related issues, says JP Thysse, Senior Technician at Allmech, a leading South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components. This includes: water damage to motor and electrical components, damage caused by power spikes, debris (sand, grit or stones) stuck in the valve, erosion or […]

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