Turnkey Defence Solutions: Cape Town

“The Milkor 380 has reached a stage where it is ready to be deployed for operations to enhance aerial surveillance capabilities,” says Ghaazim Rylands, CEO of Milkor Integrated Systems in Cape Town. At the Paris Air Show 2023, Aerodata and Milkor solidified their commitment to cooperation with a Memorandum of Understanding resulting in the AeroForce […]

Pulp and Paper into Ethanol

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile starting material that finds diverse application in the production of industrial chemicals, bio-based plastics and sustainable aviation fuel. The solution was announced in April by the Paper […]

Pump Rebuild Solutions

Pump Rebuild Solutions In the current economic climate, where reducing operating costs is paramount, IPR’s advanced pump servicing, repair, rebuild and refurbishment capabilities emerge as a critical solution for businesses seeking to enhance efficiency and reliability without the need for substantial new investments. This is according to Henru Strydom, Operations Manager at IPR, who says […]

Best-in-class Compressors

Danish multinational engineering group, Danfoss, headquartered in Denmark, has officially finalised its acquisition of BockCK GmbH. As of 1 March 2024, sales of Bock compressors to resellers, contractors and end users were transitioned to distribution partners, while certain key OEM customers will continue to be supported directly.  Bock’s products are available via partners such as […]

Machine Learning in Robotics

Machine Learning in Robotics The integration of machine learning (ML) into robotics has the potential to revolutionise many industries, and in particular, the manufacturing sector. Productivity, efficiency, precision, and flexibility are of the essence in this industry and its incorporation into production processes is increasing at a rapid pace. Yaskawa South Africa, among others, is […]

V-belts for Reliability in HVAC

According to BMG, reduced life of V-belts operating in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) sector, is a major concern to the industry, in spite of users implementing rigorous system inspection programmes. BMG specialists recommend that replacing conventional rubber V-belts used on air handling units (AHUs) with Fenner High Performance Composite (HPC) V-belts, is a […]

Segmenting the Market

BI’s extensive network of thirteen suppliers, which include the three premium brand partners, I-MAK (gearboxes), JTEKT–Koyo (automotive and industrial bearings), Schaeffler (automotive, industrial and linear bearings and solutions) and ABB (gearboxes), provide access to premium products and technologies tailored to each industry’s specific needs. These strategic global suppliers serve as catalysts for innovation, efficiency, and […]

Dedicated to Drives

BMG has established a dedicated VSD workshop at its Cape Town Engineering facility. “Our new VSD facility which commenced operations at the beginning of the year, is an approved warranty centre for BMG’s Danfoss/Vacon and Synergy VSD products,” says David Dyce, Business Unit Manager: Electronics, BMG. This ElectroMechanical facility is manned by a team of […]

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 […]

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 […]