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Correct handling, storage and transport of plastic pipes

AS much care should go into planning the safe and responsible transportation, storage and handling of plastic pipes as has gone into the manufacturing...

How agility helped lift company through lockdown

SHIFTING lockdown levels, fluctuating sector challenges and varying client requirements over the past year have been met with an agile approach that has made...

Airless wonder! Cost-effective conveyor roller chain lubrication

A simple, reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution for lubricating horizontal roller chains on industrial conveyors with a chain pitch greater than 25mm. That’s how SKF...

Efficient container and component handling in auto assembly

AUTOMOTIVE manufacturers are continually looking for ways to improve efficiencies within their operations and one area where costs can be significantly reduced, is well-organised...

New SA distributor for top construction equipment brand

KEMACH Equipment will no longer be distributing JCB Construction Equipment in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) from 1 May 2021. This...

Troubleshooting conveyor belt challenges

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...

Chutes offer for quick payback and long-term value

WITH the cumulative technical experience from 5 000 custom-designed chutes installed around the world, Weba Chute Systems delivers long-term value and quick payback times. That’s...

Easily convert any electric forklift to lithium-ion tech

ANY electric forklift can be easily converted to use a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack as its power source, according to CHASE Technologies...

Electric chain, manual hoist range gain traction in wind power sector

BECKER’S Kito electric chain and manual hoists have been designed for use in materials handling applications in industries as diverse as mining, construction, shipbuilding,...

Newly tipplers enhance efficiencies of containerised bulk handling

BAYHEAD, Durban-based Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) recently launched a locally manufactured portfolio container tipplers for fast unloading of open-top containers of either half or...

Eazi does it: opening access equipment doors in the mining industry

WORK-at-height and material-handling equipment supplier, Eazi Access has added a second Hi-Capacity JLG Model, the JLG 800 HC3 AJ, to its fleet. The company is...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...