A Proactive Step

A Proactive Step

Zest WEG phased in IE4 super-premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range last month at no premium on the IE3 units. According to Fanie Steyn, electric motors manager, 2021 will see local energy prices rising above R1/kWh for the first time. This makes it the ideal time for the introduction of WEG IE4-rated motors, […]

Gear Oil and Grease

Gear Oil and Grease

Some of the toughest maintenance challenges at manufacturing facilities are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems. These critical assets require gear oil for their gearboxes, electric motor grease for the motors, and grease for multiple lubrication points – particularly bearings.  Improper lubrication and contamination can cause premature wear, or even worse, create unplanned downtime.  Recurring […]

A 42-branch Network

A 42-branch Network

Bearings International (BI), part of the Hudaco Group, has embarked on a process to engage more with the group companies so as to unlock synergies in terms of solutions for its diverse client base. With a 42-branch network across South Africa, BI’s complex supply chain commences with product flows from its main suppliers to its […]

Pick-and-place solution

Pick-and-place solution

When a local Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of concrete brick, block, and paving machinery had the unique opportunity to build a Greenfield plant for a longstanding customer in the East London area, it turned to SEW-Eurodrive (Pty) Ltd for its easily-configurable HandlingKinematics pick-and-place solution.The handlingKinematics application module allows for machine control at a higher level […]

Preventing Reverse Rotation

Preventing Reverse Rotation

New to BMG’s range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches are designed to prevent reverse rotation of drive shafts, offering a simple and cost-effective means to protect capital equipment […]

Refurbishment of Geared Units

Refurbishment of Geared Units

A convenient and cost-effective option for ageing African mines, some of them 50 to 60 years’ old, is to have their geared units professionally and costeffectively refurbished. Supplementing its refurbishment capability, by SEW-Eurodrive (Pty) Ltd can also offer a drop-in gearbox replacement service. Geared units are particularly difficult to refurbish or modify on mines, as […]

Low cost, high performance bearings roll into SA

Low cost, high performance bearings roll into SA

A European supplier of high-quality, low-cost bearings for a range of industrial, agricultural, and automotive aftermarket applications is the latest international brand to be added to the product stable of Bearings International (BI). “The supplier, Craft Bearings, gives end users the assurance of quality, tested bearings that are also more affordable,” BI business unit head, […]

SKF South Africa

SKF South Africa

SKF established its roots in South Africa over 100 years ago and is today a specialist supplier of bearings, engineering and rotating technology to mining and industry across southern Africa. Alongside its superior bearing offering, the company also provides a comprehensive portfolio of engineered solutions including world-class seals, lubrication, mechatronics, and power transmission supported by […]

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

Having an in-house Projects Department to focus on the specific requirements of project houses, OEMs, and other tender-related project activity, is starting to bear fruit for drive and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive South Africa, which has clinched a major order for five M-Series industrial gear units for a mining operation in West Africa. The Projects Department, […]

Lubrication Pinion

Lubrication Pinion

SKF is offering its Lincoln lubrication pinion LP2 for open gear wheels and gear racks.Complementing its existing lubrication pinion line, the reliable LP2 features a modular design and the capability to lubricate fast-rotating applications up to 80 r/min.As the lubrication pinion LP2 does not require pressurised air, there is no spray mist to contaminate the […]