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MechChem Africa March April front coverOur March-April Issue of MechChem Africa features VEGA Controls SA on the front cover with cover story about the success of its VEGAFLEX guided radar and VEGASWING to vibrating level switches.

Lead feature articles include: SKF’s new BRAVE bearing life verification facility; Integrated Pump Rental’s Grindex pump success in SA’s mining industry; Festo’s Motion Terminal VTEM system with Motion Apps for pick and place applications; an interview with Kenny Mayhew-Ridgers of Kwatani about large scalping screens; Jet Demolition’s Kate Bester talks about green and safe plant demolition and reparation; Manini Ramagaga describes a successful intervention by the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN); and we talk to Moeketsi Mpotu of valve and pump specialist, Brimis Engineering.

MechChem Africa March April contents page

ON THE COVER

VEGAFLEX and VEGASWING to ensure LNG production accuracy: Sebastian Harbig of VEGA talks about guided-wave radar level sensors and vibrating level switches for an LNG Project. Read more...

 

PETER’S COMMENT

Climate trends for high-stakes COP26: Peter Middleton argues for Africa to embrace the opportunities offered by the transformation to carbon-neutral power generation. Read more...

 

POWER TRANSMISSION, BEARINGS, BUSHES AND SEALS

BRAVE: exploring bearing failure, life and artificial intelligence: An experimental verification facility that will provide unprecedented insights into the mechanisms behind bearing failure and performance prediction is being built by SKF. Read more...

Robust planetary gearboxes for long service: An article about TGM WEG’s G3 planetary drives that are now successfully operating in sugar mills in Zimbabwe and Angola. Read more...

BI consolidates motor brands: Bearings International (BI) announces the rebranding of its BAUER range of Tier 2 motors to ALPHA. Click to read in the online magazine... 

New and improved NSK SRBs from BMG: A story about BMG’s range of NSK spherical roller bearings (SRBs) for demanding environments. Click to read in the online magazine...

Locally assembled drive solutions: Henco du Plooy of Bonfiglioli talks about his company’s heavy duty bevel helical and parallel shaft gear units. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

PUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

Grindex: for long lasting pumping solutions: Jordan Marsh of Integrated Pump Technology talks about why Grindex Pumps have become a preferred solution for mining applications across South and sub-Saharan Africa. Read more...

Sustainability vision for Africa and the Middle East: Grant Ramsden of Weir Minerals talks about his company’s history and future vision. Read more...

Intelligent water treatment solution cuts bacteria growth: Dean Naidoo of Grundfos describes how to minimise the risks of biological contamination in water treatment plants. Read more...

 

HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

Pick and place systems with digitised pneumatics: This article describes how Festo’s Motion Terminal VTEM system with Motion Apps is revolutionising and simplifying pick and place positioning applications. Read more...

Nifty nitrogen from Rand-Air generators: Rand-Air’s Byrone Thorne talks about the advantages of renting Atlas Copco nitrogen generators. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

MINERALS PROCESSING AND MATERIALS HANDLING

Scalping screen designs for extended panel life and better material stratification: MechChem Africa talks to Kenny Mayhew-Ridgers of Kwatani about the company’s design philosophy for large scalping screens. Read more...

E+H’s IIoT ecosystem for the process industry: Julia Grether of Endress+Hauser talks about some real applications for the IIoT ecosystem, Netilion. Click to read in the online magazine...

New DELKOR BQR flotation cell with ‘MAXGen’ 27: An introduction to TAKRAF’s newDELKOR BQR flotation cells, which incorporate the company’s proprietary MAXGen mechanism. Click to read in the online magazine...

Cyclone evolution improves coal fines recovery: Multotec’s Ernst Bekker describes how classification cyclones are helping customers in the coal sector. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

POWERGEN, PETROCHEM AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

SA’s safer and greener heavy industrial demolition contractor: MechChem Africa talks to Kate Bester of Jet Demolition about new equipment and methodologies being pioneered by the company for improved safety, reduced environmental impact, maximised material reuse and minimised site contamination. Read more...

SA Manufacturing base a springboard for Africa growth: Juliano Vargas, CEO of Zest WEG, talks about the strong South African manufacturing base driving Zest WEG’s success. Click to read in the online magazine...

Integrated solutions address energy security: Janice Foster of Zutari Energy explains how the private sector can secure energy security that is independent of the electricity utility. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

AUTOMATION, PROCESS CONTROL, INSTRUMENTATION AND CAE

OMRON robot streamlines food deliveries: In Helsinki in Finland, an autonomous mobile robot operated by OMRON’s solution partner, Dimalog, is taking part in a month-long trial of a ‘Home-on Demand’ automated courier service. Read more...

Tectra engineers world-first roof tile solution: Tectra Automation, subcontracted by Yaskawa, has engineered a unique automated production system for extruding roof tiles. Click to read in the online magazine...

Optimising DeNOx plants in the cement industry: An article about SICK Automation’s GM32 in-situ gas analyser. Click to read in the online magazine...

Tenova chooses ABB automation for tinning line: ABB contract success in the Philippines metals industry continues to pave the way for productive cooperation with Tenova in the region. Click to read in the online magazine...

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, WASTE AND CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) water quality monitoring: Bosch Capital has been appointed by Carin Bosman Sustainable Solutions (CBSS) to support the commercial development of the new LEGUAANTM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) water quality monitoring tool. Read more...

Special report: NFTN intervention helps lift SA foundry to global standards: MechChem Africa talks to Manini Phokwane Ramagaga of the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) about a foundry intervention that secured the future of 130 jobs. Read more...

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

SA’s next-generation valve and pump engineering specialist: MechChem Africa talks to Moeketsi Mpotu of Brimis Engineering, about next-generation valve and pump services for South Africa’s power, petrochemical and water sectors. Read more...

 

REGULARS

Products and industry news Click to read in the online magazine...

Back page: Advanced NDT offered by WearCheck AFS: Adri Ludick, NDT manager for WearCheck, outlines the benefits of various non-destructive testing techniques. Read more...

 

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Peter Middleton
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