MechChem Africa

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MechChem Africa April 2019VEGA Controls and its 80 GHz radar level sensing technology is featured on MechChem Africa’s the outside front cover for April and the associated cover story unravels the retrofit opportunities this technology offers.

A look at SKF’s bearing and seal solutions for tunnel boring machines opens our Power transmission feature; Festo’s I4.0 leads for Hydraulics and Pneumatics; a competition win that uses SICK Automation’s LiDAR sensor is the focus of Automation and CAE; while Petra Diamond’s thyssenkrupp AG mills and HPGRs at its revitalises Cullinan Diamond Mine is the highlight feature article for Mineral’s processing.

Other companies featured in this issue include BI, Hytec/Bosch Rexroth, BMG, Rand Air, Altair, Rockwell Automation, Sandvic, Rolfes Chemicals and Johnson Controls.

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MechChem Africa March 2019MechChem Africa’s March edition features Weir Minerals as the cover story, taking us through the transformational approaches, the company has adopted to align local operations with its international efficiency standards. We also look closely at Atlas Copco’s offering for dewatering solutions, as well as KSB Pumps, Grindex, and SEW-EURODRIVE’s innovative product offerings. Minister Jeff Radebe’s keynote address at the Africa Energy Indaba puts emphasis on employment to drive the energy agenda, and we look to understand what the discovery of gas condensate at Brulpadda means for natural gas and cleaner hydrocarbons.

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MechChem Africa February 2019Our February edition has Endress+Hauser on the front cover and from the company’s SANAS accredited Flow Centre laboratory, Preston Reddy talks about verification and calibration and the difference between them. Asset, maintenance and risk management includes a piece by Tim Carter about classic wear failures and how to avoid them, while Materials handling includes features form Weir Minerals, Kwatani, Weba Chute Systems, HPE Africa and Multotec.

For this month’s HVAC feature we talk to Mike Labacher about responsible refrigerant management; Lanxess leads our Water and wastewater feature and we present an exclusive about  ZebraTube dewatering; and our Innovative feature highlights the value of coal-ash as a business opportunityClick to read in the online magazine...

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MechChem Africa January 2019MechChem Africa kick starts the year with a talk with SKF South Africa’s engineering manager, Chris Lubbe, who takes us through some of the company’s expanding engineering offerings. He talks about the company’s highs and some lows and how they intend on overcoming them in 2019.

We also take a closer look at the Internet of things, how the transition from the digital revolution to the fourth revolution will transform industry’s business model and what this means for the future. Is business ready for the technology disruption?

Lastly, our featured articles from BMG, Atlas Copco, Wamechsi group in partnership with SEW-EURODRIVE, give us more insights on what’s happening in the industry of manufacturing and how projects are benefitting from these innovations.

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MechChem Africa December 2018MechChem Africa’s 12th front cover and cover story for 2018 features Mixtec, a proudly South African company that, with its locally developed impellers, is achieving global success with its EDICT down and up pumping agitation systems.

Our local manufacturing lead comes from Gibela’s rail car manufacturing workshop in Dunnottar, where systems integrator, DESign, has installed the assembly lines, one of which includes the largest Yaskawa Motoman robots ever used in South Africa.

Also in this issue are featured articles from KSB Pumps; FLSmidth Krebs pumps; Weir Minerals Africa; Zest WEG Integrated Solutions; thyssenkrupp Electrolysers and Polymers; and GE Additive Manufacturing.

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MechChem Africa November 2018thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (tkIS) opened a new Technical Training Academy at its Chloorkop Service Centre this month, which is featured on the front cover and in the associated cover story.

Martinusen and Coutts and its new 140 t lathe leads the Asset, maintenance and risk management feature, while Weir Minerals Africa’s hydrocyclone successes introduce Materials handling. Fibretex with its Geobags and Multotec with a story about a new DeSALx plant feature in Water and wastewater processing. And Sassda’s StainlessSteel Awards as the Innovative feature.

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