Retrofitting Air Handling Units

While architects and building engineers have historically focused on thermal comfort and cost reduction when designing and constructing buildings, the SA Department of Labour in March published a new Code of Practice that includes a focus on increased ventilation rates. But simply pumping in air from the outside is not the answer, as SA’s fine particle […]

World-first Rotomoulded Teardrop Camper-trailer

South Africa has taken centre stage in the international design industry when EdgeOut, a South African-designed and world-first rotomoulded teardrop camper-trailer designed for use on tar and gravel roads, was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2022 in the category Product Design in Germany in June this year.  A total number of 7 900 […]

World’s Largest LNG-powered Cruise Ship

As she enters the final stage of her construction process, MSC World Europa will be the largest LNG-powered cruise ship in the world when she launches later this year. This will be the world’s first contemporary cruise vessel to feature brand new solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) developed […]

World’s First Bearing Bioplastic Cage

Following its development in 2021 of the world’s first bioplastic cage for rolling bearings, NSK can now reveal its initial product line-up. The new heat-resistant cage will be available on its 60 and 62 series of deep groove ball bearings, which are ideal for fan motors in air conditioners. Moving forward, the company will continue […]

Atmospheric and Environmental Monitoring Systems

Becker Mining South Africa’s range of safety and communications systems encompasses the high-accuracy Becker Varis Smartsense gas monitoring system, which has been designed for use in industries where the presence of gases may pose a safety or health risk for employees and the environment. The Smartsense system conforms with stringent quality, safety and environmental specifications […]

Parallel Shaft Industrial Gear Units

A wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the Western Cape is undergoing a R1.7-billion upgrade. Currently treating 72 Ml/day, the new plant will be more reliable and efficient with a further 18 Ml/day of additional capacity. Willem Strydom, sales manager, highlights SEW-Eurodrive’s contribution to the project. The 26 plants involved in the Western Cape’s WWTPs were […]

Three Months of Gruelling Testing

SKF recently secured an order for 600 Mudblock cassette seals after these reliable products delivered excellent results during a punishing underground mining field test over a three-month period. Andre Weyers, SKF Product Manager for Seals, explains that the name Mudblock is derived from the fact that SKF originally designed these cassette seals for tractor applications […]

Genset on Before Power Outage

“With our design and manufacturing experience, we can provide genset solutions that can be started up prior to an outage, so that the plant can continue operating seamlessly while switching from utility to standby power, and back again to the utility,” says Damian Schutte, electrical engineering team leader at Zest WEG.  For a recent project […]

A New Industry Standard for Compressed Air Efficiency 

Delivering energy savings of up to 60% and an increase in Free Air Delivery (FAD) of up to 21%, (compared with fixed-speed models), Atlas Copco’s new GA 22 – 37 VSDs (Variable Speed Drive) air compressor range is in an efficiency class of its own. Along with its ultra-efficiency, this air compressor range also raises […]

UJ Student Chapter Roadshow 2022

The SAIMechE UJ APK Student Chapter Roadshow was hosted at the University of Johannesburg on 11 March 2022. The event was intended to educate new members about the benefits of joining SAIMechE, and to introduce the professional development programmes( PdP) as well as the importance of registering with the Engineering Council of South Africa ( […]