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MechChem Africa July August 2021 front coverWeir Minerals Africa and its flagship Warman® Mill Circuit (MC) slurry pumps are featured on the cover and in the cover story of this issue. We include lead pieces from interviews with: SEW’s Willem Strydom about MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive technology; KSB Pumps’ Valves’ Frikkie Botma and Hugo du Plessis about flooded suction pumps; HYDAC’s Angus Beveridge and Uven Moodley about their quest to be a leading provider of hydraulic services; and, in Innovative Engineering, we talk to Gravitricity’s Charlie Blair about storing pressurised hydrogen gas in underground mineshafts.

MechChem Africa July August contentsON THE COVER

Warman® mill circuit pumps: a global flagship: Following over 80 years of continual development and innovation, Weir Minerals’ Warman® Mill Circuit (MC) slurry pumps are the company’s global flagship product for the mining sector. Product manager for pumps, Marnus Koorts, outlines some of the modern features driving this success.  Read more…

 

PETER’S COMMENT

Tipping points, optimisation and the environment: Peter Middleton argues for combining familiarity with monitoring the data of the COVID-19 pandemic and the analytics capabilities of the IIoT to minimise the effects of global warming and optimise the health of our environment.  Read more…

 

POWER TRANSMISSION, BEARINGS, BUSHES AND SEALS

MOVIGEAR: The all in one mechatronic drive: SEW-EURODRIVE sales manager, Willem Strydom, talks about MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive technology.  Read more…

Industrial solutions for the cement industry: Sharon van Niekerk, business development leader at Bearings International (BI), talks about the company’s success in the cement industry.  Click to read in the online magazine…

Remote diagnostic services: a stitch in time: SKF’s Remote Diagnostics Centre (RDC) manager, Zulfikar Umar, talks about how diagnostic services can be used to establish world- class predictive maintenance (PdM) programmes.  Read more…

 

PUMP SYSTEMS, PIPES, VALVES AND SEALS

The advantages of flooded-suction wastewater solutions: MechChem Africa talks to KSB Pumps and Valves’ Frikkie Botma and Hugo du Plessis about the need for specify the right pump for the right application.  Read more…

Integrated intelligence to solve wastewater challenges: Chetan Mistry of Xylem Africa outlines the development of Xylem’s new Flygt Concertor® pumping system.  Read more…

Another Sykes pump added to solve mine flooding: The tried-and-tested Sykes XH150 dewatering pump from Integrated Pump Rental came to the rescue of a Northern Cape mine following heavy rains in the region. Click to read in the online magazine…

Intelligent wash-and-clean solutions from Grundfos: Grundfos iSOLUTIONS can help to ensure reliable, efficient and safe operations, and this is increasingly important as industries need more than just a robust and powerful washing and cleaning solutionRead more…

 

HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS

Smart pneumatics: five ways to improve packaging: Chris Noble, Emerson business development and IIoT consultant for the food and beverage industry, talks about smart pneumatic control to reduce the costs of packaging.  Read more…

HYDAC expands its hydraulics footprint in Southern Africa: MechChem Africa talks to Angus Beveridge and Uven Moodley about their ongoing quest to be a leading provider of hydraulic services, components and turnkey project solutions across the SADC region. Read more…

Tetra Pak solutions for cheese manufacturers: Tetra Pak has developed a range of production and packaging solutions for different cheeses, including fresh cheese, Mozzarella, semi-hard cheeses such as Cheddar and compacted hard cheeses such as Parmesan.  Read more…

 

MINERALS PROCESSING AND MATERIALS HANDLING

Multotec’s new UX7 spiral for recovering ultra-fines: Multotec has released its new UX7 spiral to allow customers to recover more of their valuable ultra-fine material, and to “open the door for customers to cost effectively re-treat their tailings dams”.  Read more…

BMG’s advanced solutions for the chemical sector: BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent ‘mechatronic’ devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption.  Click to read in the online magazine…

Depth of engineering capacity underpins mining: Mining industry customers look to Murray & Roberts Cementation for engineering excellence to underpin their safety, productivity and profitability. Hercilus Harmse, engineering services executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation, outlines why.  Click to read in the online magazine…

COVID analyses from sewage treatment plants: Together with its subsidiary Analytik Jena, Endress+Hauser has now developed a verification method that can directly and quickly be used for SARS-CoV-2 analyses in sewage treatment plants.  Read more…

 

POWERGEN, PETROCHEM AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

The green economy and Africa: In his role as chairman of the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP), Ian N Fraser argues the positive case for adopting green hydrogen.  Read more…

Trafo distributes world-leading temperature control: Trafo Power Solutions – a leading local supplier of dry-type transformers – has been appointed by Italy-based temperature control relay specialist TECSYSTEM to distribute its products in sub-Saharan Africa.  Click to read in the online magazine…

 

AUTOMATION, PROCESS CONTROL, INSTRUMENTATION AND CAE

Digitising agriculture with SICK’s 3D environment monitoring sensors: SICK Automation is leading the ‘Farming 4.0’ agricultural digitisation era with its visual perception solutions.  Click to read in the online magazine…

EM safety light curtain boosts productivity: An ElectroMechanica (EM) safety light curtain for a hydraulic press at Cape Town has resulted in operator efficiency improvements, enhanced safety and significantly better press productivity.  Click to read in the online magazine…

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, WASTE AND CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

Unique recycling project gains national traction: The successful PETCO Separation at Source programme has begun to be rolled out nationwide.  Click to read in the online magazine…

Used oil generators urged to recycle responsibly: With June marking National Environment Month, protecting our ecosystems falls firmly in the spotlight. Of particular importance, is ensuring that hazardous waste does not pollute the natural environment.  Click to read in the online magazine…

 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING

Gravity plus hydrogen energy storage in underground shafts: Energy storage specialist Gravitricity has submitted a global patent to turn underground shafts into pressurised energy stores capable of safely accumulating significant quantities of hydrogen gas.  Read more…

 

REGULARS

Products and industry news: News stories from Flexicon about it new bulk bag unloader; Chempute Software about the latest release of BricsCAD® V21; BLT WORLD and its MDS M518R recycling trommel; and CSIR about its first supercritical CO2-based encapsulation facility.  Click to read in the online magazine…

Back page: Circular economy products from industrial wastewater: VTT project manager, Hanna Kyllönen, talks about the €1.03-million TYPKI project, which is striving to harvest raw materials from wastewater.  Read more…

 

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