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Experience-based diagnosis of machine mechanical problems
First Quarter 2022, Comtest
Comtest is offering the unique Fluke 810 vibration tester. This is the most advanced troubleshooting instrument available for vibration, enabling maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose ...

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Digital prototyping grows sales 500%
First Quarter 2022, Siemens South Africa, Editor's Choice
“Solid Edge has enabled us to enter a new world of product design and manufacturing,” says Reid. “With its 3D design and sheet metal capabilities, we can now design equipment that is far more functional ...

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High-quality contact lubricants
First Quarter 2022, Vepac Electronics
CG53A is part of the CG series of contact lubricants, designed as an extension of the extremely popular 2X range. The main advantages of these products are reduced contact resistance, even on extremely ...

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HFT appointed distributor of Femco oil drain equipment
First Quarter 2022, Hytec Fluid Technology
Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) has been appointed a distributor of Femco oil drainage equipment in South Africa. Femco oil drain plugs deliver spill-free, toolless oil changes. They are ideal for use across ...

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Honingcraft in the digital realm
First Quarter 2022, Honingcraft
Honingcraft distributes the finest steel products and components used for manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, including honed tube, chrome bar and cylinder kits. The company owns and operates highly-specialised ...

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Simultaneously measure vibration, bearing vibration and temperature
Fourth Quarter 2021, Comtest
Vibration in rotating machinery is the oscillation of a machine and components such as drive motors, pumps and compressors and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts and other elements that make up mechanical ...

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Real-time oil condition analysis
Fourth Quarter 2021, Hytec Fluid Technology
Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa from Hytec Fluid Technology ...

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Superconductivity for aircraft
Fourth Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
In 1911, Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes found himself preoccupied with one question: what happens to the electrical conductivity of pure metals at very low temperatures? During an experiment, ...

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Reliable preconfigured fail-safe circuit from Festo
Fourth Quarter 2021, Festo South Africa
The preconfigured Festo fail-safe circuit in the ready-to-install control cabinet is a safe and low-cost alternative when it comes to fail-safe technology. It replaces a single-acting actuator and guarantees ...

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Digital twin for oil and gas industry
Fourth Quarter 2021
To achieve zero unplanned downtime in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industries, practical efficiencies using digitisation are essential. The most accurate and efficient digitisation method to ...

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Robotics and the potential for the lights-out factory
Third Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice
However the 100% automated, fully lights-out factory is not a realistic goal for a large proportion of manufacturing businesses currently operating. A key reason is that manufacturing needs people. Human ...

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New generation of oil condition monitoring technology
Third Quarter 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin’s innovative oil condition monitoring technology helps marine operators reduce downtime, reduce costs and protect assets. The DIGI Plus offers rapid on-site and on-board oil condition ...

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Digital condition monitoring for conveyor belts
Third Quarter 2021
ABB has launched ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for belts, an advanced digital service to enable mine operators to track speed, misalignment, damage, thickness and wear, slippage and temperature of ...

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ML based predictive maintenance
Third Quarter 2021, SKF South Africa


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Aluminium complex greases
Third Quarter 2021
While no grease can truly be an all-purpose lubricant, aluminium complex grease is a valuable multifunctional, multipurpose product. Applications include vehicle wheel bearings, manufacturing and assembly ...

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Gimatic’s modular design philosophy
Second Quarter 2021
All vacuum pumps, cartridges, suspensions, suction cups and accessories have been designed to combine with a range of mounting elements and extrusions.

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World-first sensor platform for mobile machines
Second Quarter 2021, Instrotech
However dire or adverse the conditions are, mobile machines must work reliably under the harshest of conditions, including heat, cold, shock, vibration, water, mud or dust.       To ensure uninterrupted ...

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Lubrication filter carts for flushing systems
Second Quarter 2021
When a lubricant becomes contaminated it affects the entire machinery system, which then needs to be flushed to prevent further damage to costly equipment. Lubrication Engineers (LE) offers a solution ...

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Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s locally manufactured Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars ensure increased productivity and reliability in heavy duty, high vibration applications, especially where structural integrity is critical ...

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Addressing the challenges of food grade lubrication
First Quarter 2021
Keeping food processing equipment well lubricated can be a challenge. Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE), outlines the challenges associated with the lubrication of ...

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