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MechChem Africa October 2018 front coverOn the October cover is Festo South Africa, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this month. In the cover story, Brett Wallace takes us through the company’s rich heritage. In our features, we talk to several more engineering professionals for exclusive articles: BI’s Burtie Roberts and Ross Trevelyan; SEW’s Raymond Obermeyer and Norman Maleka; Rockwell Automation’s Barry Elliott; Ian Fraser from RTS and Graham Anderson from Mitak.

In addition we report on two recent events; the Altair- and Nelson Mandela University-hosted Innovation in Industry Conference held in Port Elizabeth last months, and Omron’s recent Innovation Conference held at the CSIR.

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MechChem Africa September 2018The black, white and red corporate colours of BMG are on a rather striking outside front cover this month, with its fluid technology and filtration solutions offering the topic for the cover story. The Pump systems feature starts with a rich story from Weir Minerals Africa about its holistic approach to pump efficiency, and ends with a pump optimisation success story from AMSA, implemented in partnership with TAS Online with EnergyDrive Systems.

Local manufacturing features a must-read interview with Multotec CEO, Thomas Holtz, about local content verification; and our Innovative engineering this month tells of a proudly South African R&D journey about the development by Biodx of a natural and 100% biodegradable range of disinfectants.

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MechChem Africa August 2018APE Pumps and its innovations are featured on the August front. Lead feature content includes: an in depth interview with Martec’ CEO, Johannes Coetzee about the value of the IIoT; maintenance-related articles from Afrox, SKF/Lincoln Lubricants and ACTOM Turbo Machines; a lead materials handling feature from FLSmidth about its thicker solutions with accompanying articles from Stefanutti Stocks, Multotec, Weir Minerals and CDE; a corrosion piece about anti-graffiti coatings from Wacker; HVAC articles from A-Gas and Johnson Controls; A water white paper from Lanxess about its membrane technology for reverse osmosis, along with news from Veolia and ANDRITZ; and an innovative technology feature from Kwatani about the development of vibrating equipment for the industrial market.

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MechChem Africa July 2018Atlas Copco and its Smart Air Solutions feature on front cover for July. Lead feature content also includes: the launch of BI’s Agri-Smart integrated solutions at NAMPO; an interview with SKF’s Mahdi Sebti about new Products and Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) value propositions; the introduction of Ausco wet brakes for the Toyota Land Cruisers on our mines; the launch of an Emerging Lab to bring the Internet of Things to TUT in Soshanguve; a preview of NMU’s first Innovation in Industry Conference in PE; and the prize winners from the fourth Africa Prize for Innovation.

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MechChem Africa June 2018Best practice waste management for environmental peace of mind: Waste management specialist EnviroServ turns our front cover green this June and we profile the company’s important work and its successes in the cover story.

Lead feature content also includes: Weir Minerals celebrates 80 years of Warman pumps; we visit ACTOM Turbo machines to look at reverse engineering; eltherm highlights reliability and energy saving advantages through heat tracing; CSIR’s Bruce Sithole talks about SA’s new biorefinery facility; and our we look at the use of hydrogen fuel cells for rail and energy production in Innovative engineering.

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MechChem Africa May 2018

We feature SEW-EURODRIVE on the front cover for May. In the associated story, Norman Maleka tells of the company’s DRN IEC electric motor range and reminds customers that while SEW-EURODRIVE is better known for gearboxes, its geared motor range proves its technical expertise as an electric motor manufacturer. Read more...

Lead feature content also includes: The Mario on maintenance column, which focuses on Risk management; an article from BI about its Cooper and FAG bearing solutions for materials handling equipment; a passive fire protection (PFP) and corrosion coatings piece from Kansai Plascon; an article from Boksburg based Elemental Analytics about the importance of combustion monitoring; and, in or Water and wastewater feature, a story about cloud seeding from a company called WAS.

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