Radar-Based Monitoring for Belt Systems

Continental is taking another step towards predictive maintenance and condition monitoring in conveyor belt technology by launching the new Conti Load Sense monitoring system. The system is based on 2D radar technology and measures the material flow on the conveyor belt. It can be used in almost all industries where conveyor belt systems are in […]

Technical Compliance Testing

WearCheck’s advanced field services (AFS) division offers a wide range of specialist monitoring techniques which includes technical compliance (TC). According to Johan Stols, WearCheck’s TC manager, tests generally include level one winder and main fan compressor inspections, compliance level electrical inspections, headgear elevator electrical inspections, lock bell inspections, chairlift electrical inspections, secondary injection testing and […]

Sensor automation and accuracy

Sensor automation and accuracy

Traditionally, modern construction machinery is controlled and moved by hydraulic systems, which means that electronics and control technologies have played only a minor role in many applications. This is changing with safety-relevant aspects and driver-assist functions now setting the stage. Gerry Bryant, managing director of Countapulse Controls, says that it has become obvious over time […]

Bag-Handling Robots

Bag-Handling Robots

As trends change, so robots ‘adapt’ to bag-in-bag packaging where products supplied in large bags (typically 50kg) are now being packed into 2-tonne bulk bags instead of palletised onto wooden pallets. Every industry has the three Ds (dirty, dull, and dangerous jobs) that no human wants to do, but these tasks still need to be […]

Diversification is Key to Success

Diversification is Key to Success

Being part of the broader Hudaco Group allows Bearings International (BI) to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket at its branches network countrywide.In order to maximise this leverage across diverse industries, BI has successfully implemented a new business development leader (BDL) management structure, with a […]

Technology to drive process and equipment efficiencies

Technology to drive process and equipment efficiencies

Digital design and simulation technology tools are enhancing Weir Minerals Africa’s solution offering. “With our focus firmly on integrated solutions, we are increasingly able to leverage technology to benefit our customers,” says Christian Stehle, head of engineering at Weir Minerals Africa. “This applies not only to how we design our product solutions, but how we […]

An MRI for bridges

An MRI for bridges

Dynamic Infrastructure is implementing the world’s first deeplearning solution which allows bridge and tunnel owners and operators to obtain visual diagnosis of the assets they manage. The system provides live, cloud-based, 3D views of the bridge or tunnel and automatically alerts when changes are detected in maintenance and operation conditions, before the issues evolve into […]

Sensor automation and accuracy

Sensor automation and accuracy

Traditionally, modern construction machinery is controlled and moved by hydraulic systems, which means that electronics and control technologies have played only a minor role in many applications. This is changing with safety-relevant aspects and driver-assist functions now setting the stage. Gerry Bryant, managing director of Countapulse Controls, says that it has become obvious over time […]

Replacing corrective maintenance with predictive maintenance

Replacing corrective maintenance with predictive maintenance

A variety of factors are involved in the production of hot asphalt mixes, which makes the process vulnerable to sudden equipment stops. The consequences of such unplanned maintenances to the business are dire, since the cost of having a stopped plant is high. In order to minimise production disruptions, new technologies applied to wear components […]

Accurate Measurements

Accurate Measurements

The rapid development of sensor technology provides cement producers with a range of solutions that optimise performance potential and strengthen market presence. The non-contact volume flow measurement of conveyed materials can help to optimise the material handling process from quarry to final product. Bulkscan flow measurement technology introduced by Sick Automation several years ago has […]