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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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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.

Contact MechChem Africa

Title: Editor
Name: Peter Middleton
Email: mechchemafrica@crown.co.za or peterm@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Editor
Name: Glynnis Koch
Email: mechchemafrica@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Brenda Karathanasis
Email: brendak@crown.co.za
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