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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Corrugated or IBR Roof Sheet Machines

Introduction With the growth in the building industry there is currently such a huge demand for IBR and corrugated iron roof sheeting that it has culminated in shortages of ‘cromodek’ of up to a year. The raw materials are readily available there is simply not enough manufacturing capacity to meet demand.   IBR Roll Former Video download Benefits/Advantages: Cash business (depending on market sector). Simple manufacturing process (one manufacturing process). Easy administration (very few product lines and variations). High demand for product. Easy to market.   Machine Attributes: The machine…

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SOLAR POWERED VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES FOR REMOTE BOREHOLE APPLICATIONS -ZEST WEG GROUP

SOLAR POWERED VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES FOR REMOTE BOREHOLE APPLICATIONS

Farmers are making increasing use of photovoltaic solar panels and variable speed drives (VSDs) to get clean and continuous power to their boreholes in remote locations, cutting out the need for costly infrastructure and cables to link with the main grid. Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motors and controls manufacturer WEG, supplies these stand-alone electrical solutions so that users in the agricultural sector can immediately benefit from ‘free’ solar power for pumping water. As a key element of this arrangement, the VSD protects the motor from the…

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Preparing for Industrial Manufacturing 3D Printing

Preparing for Industrial Manufacturing 3D Printing

To take advantage of the broadening application of 3D printing, manufacturers need to consider how the technology could fit into five key areas for their businesses. With its continuing advancement, broad application of 3D printing by industrial manufacturers might not be far away. To unlock its value, however, industrial companies will first need to determine how it can fit into their business and technology landscape. It is a prospect worth considering, given that 3D printing is an example of the growing investments in digital technologies that can add speed, precision…

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Samsung launches Wind-Free air conditioner

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Samsung Electronics is poised to make a dramatic impact on the Latin American market with the AR9500M, its first wall-mounted Wind-Free air conditioner. Unveiled at Febrava 2017 – the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Air Heating (HVAC-R) – in Brazil on September 12, the AR9500M was awarded the exhibition’s Innovation Award (Selo Destaque Inovação). The product was first launched in Brazil, and features an innovative cooling system designed to simultaneously conserve energy and deliver comfort. Samsung’s AR9500M sets itself apart by producing no direct air drafts, keeping…

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NEW! Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer

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Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer   Quickly and easily discover electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors, and evaluate power quality with a single test tool. The new Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyzer adds key mechanical measurement capabilities for electric motors to the advanced power quality analysis functions of the Fluke 430 Series II Power Quality Analyzers. Quickly and easily measure and analyze key electrical and mechanical performance parameters such as power, harmonics, unbalance, motor speed, torque and mechanical power without the need of mechanical sensors.…

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Thermal imagers built for the toughest industrial environments

The NEW Fluke Ti450 SF6 captures both infrared and SF6 gas images. Easily change modes from infrared to gas detection when you are in the field. And best of all, it’s affordable enough to own.   • Confirm repairs and document gas emissions • Optimize images, perform analytics, generate reports • Includes everything you need: 2x telephoto lens, HDMI eye piece, tripod holder, rugged carrying case and more Introducing the first gas leak detection/infrared camera from Fluke. Two tools in one – at an affordable price. Download this application note…

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Lightweight but Robust: The pinnacle of aluminium crane system technology

Aluminium crane systems are a critical component of ergonomic, safer and more productive item handling.

Over the last few years, the manufacturing sector for smaller-load handling cranes of under a ton has been experiencing some extremely dynamic development. The vacuum and handling technology specialist Schmalz was one of the first manufacturers to launch a fully developed system of lightweight aluminium crane systems back in 2006. Distributed in sub-Saharan Africa by Hytec Group Company Tectra Automation, Schmalz systems are driving the supply of highly responsive and ergonomic manually controlled systems to market. Loads weighing under a ton are handled in practically every logistics process, and lightweight…

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Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Slot Hang Tab

Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Slot Hang Tab

Do-It® Slot Hang Tabs are sold exclusively in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMedia. These hang tabs are distinguished by the delta- and euro-hole styles and have been designed to hang onto both single and double-wire peg hooks. Cold meats and DVD/CD packages are among the ideal products for these slot hang tabs. Pyrotec PackMedia stocks two variants of the slot hang tab. What differentiates them is their recommended product display weight; i.e. how many grams the hang tab can hang. Another great feature of these hang tabs is that they…

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DPI FlowCalc app is now available for free download

Leading PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting system manufacturer DPI Plastics has announced that its smartphone ‘DPI FlowCalc’ app is now available for free download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. This represents a first for the South African industry, DPI Plastics Technical and Product Manager Renier Snyman highlights. The app includes a calculator that can be used to determine friction loss, flow resistance, pipe size, and water delivery for pipelines under pressure. “Results can be emailed directly to the end user via their…

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