Mitak foundry: global castings heavyweight offers highest quality HCWI mill and ore-chute lining solutions.

– improving wear life for better grinding performance and lower cost-per-ton milled High chrome white irons (HCWI) are renowned in mining ore processing plants for their hard-wearing, abrasion-resistant qualities. They have proven ideal for highly durable mill liners and for protecting ore-chutes. The Johannesburg-based Mitak is one of the largest dedicated HCWI foundries globally. “Mitak was established in 1973 and, over the years, we have developed a great understanding of the HCWI alloy range. This has laid the foundation for our competence and capability,” says Graham Anderson, Business Development Director…

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Kelmeg Lifting Services provides customer support ‘on site and on demand’ with its mobile LMI unit

When it comes to lifting, rigging and lashing, Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) is South Africa’s leading manufacturer and supplier, and a company within the Commercial Products division of Bidvest. For the past 26 years, KLS has been providing customers in all industry sectors with excellent lifting equipment and outstanding after sales-support. This year, KLS is pushing the boundaries of excellence even further by bringing this support right to the customer’s premises or project site. “We have recently expanded our service offering to include a mobile Lifting Machinery Inspection (LMI) unit.…

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Women of Steel: ‘tempered’ by empathy and experience and taking the industry forward

Despite the many women making a sterling contribution to many facets of the local steel industry today – from management, finance and procurement, sales, marketing, production and on the shop floor itself – the pivotal role women play in this sector is not widely known and seldom acknowledged. With this in mind, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) recently held what is envisaged as the first in a series of events to highlight and showcase the increasingly influential role which women are playing in the sector. Speakers included…

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Rand-Air moves on to ever ‘hire’ levels of customer service with brand new Durban depot

The staff at Rand-Air’s Durban depot have set themselves ambitious targets. Branch Manager Rudi Devry and his team have recently taken occupation of new premises, a move which will assist in realising their growth objectives. Devry explains that their former premises were rented and, after six years, the lease had come to an end. “That was part of the reason for the move, but we also wanted to find premises in Durban’s South Basin which would be closer to our major customers such as the oil refineries and the motor…

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Revolutionising the data centre space with IT-Pod solution

Johannesburg South Africa, September 17 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have made flexible standardisation a reality with Hyperpod – the only IT-Pod Frame solution available in the data centre market space today. A flexible configuration that supports all of today’s rack types and can reduce CAPEX costs by up to 15%, Hyperpod has recently won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership. “Hyperpod, which links…

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Peruvian Companies Enthusiastic About Doing Business with SA

If the unexpectedly high number of businesspeople who arrived for business-to-business meetings with South African companies in Lima is anything to go, then trade and investment between South Africa and Peru is poised to increase significantly in the near future. This view was expressed by the General Manager of the South Africa-Peruvia Chamber of Commerce, Ms Itala Piaggio. She was speaking during the matchmaking session that signified the second day of the Trade and Investment Mission to Peru organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). “I am…

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Transportation Components’ Duroline and Eren friction material – an aftermarket ‘brake-through’ for safe, reliable and more cost-effective trucks and trailers

TRANSPORTATION COMPONENTS Brakepads

South Africa’s heavy vehicle transportation sector is a highly competitive industry, and those involved in it are constantly looking for ways in which to save costs. Most transport companies understand that investing in a top-quality heavy transportation truck and trailer will ultimately deliver the lowest cents-per-kilometre. However, once this vehicle is out of warranty – and the time comes to start replacing for example brake linings with aftermarket components – opting to purchase the most economical product may not be the most financially prudent decision. “A highly critical part of…

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First Cut cuts steel processing costs with the BLM SC425 sawing machine

First Cut cuts steel processing costs with the BLM SC425 sawing machine

Sawing is one of the fundamental activities in any manufacturing, steel processing or fabrication business. The more efficiently this can be carried out, the more profitable the business will invariably be. Available locally from leading cutting consumables and capital equipment distributor First Cut, the BLM SC425 – a semi-automatic upstroke circular sawing machine – will bring higher levels of efficiency to any manufacturing or fabrication business. The sawing machine is ideal for making straight or angled cuts in steel tubes or profiles, thanks to the SC425’s convenient rotating head. While…

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At least three killed in accident at Sibanye mine

Three workers have been killed underground a mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater  and two others are still missing, the company said on Monday. According to a statement by the mine, five workers had entered an “abandoned working place” at Kloof Ikamva shaft, south of Johannesburg. “Sadly, three employees have been retrieved and declared deceased,” the statement read. “Mine rescue teams are still searching for two employees.” The company did not provide details as to what the workers were doing in an abandoned area. The Monday accident is the latest to hit the…

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Davies calls out corruption in awarding of tenders

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says corruption must be rooted out if government is to realise the full impact of its industrial policy. “If we have corruption in the awarding of government money to support the programmes, it means somebody who is getting it is not supposed to get it and means the programme itself is weakened (sic). “Further, if entrepreneurs fail to abide by the law… [they] out-compete those that do and this includes collusion. In fact, collusion is the polite name for corruption,” said Davies. He…

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