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MechChem Africa May 2018 front coverCOVER STORY SEW-EURODRIVE IEC electric motors: Norman Maleka talks about the gearbox specialist’s DRN electric motor range, which fully meets IEC standards, and unravels what this means for plant operators and equipment specifiers.  Read more...



Malaria: African solutions to an African scourge: Following a conversation with Walter Focke of UP’s Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control, Peter Middleton finds out more about Malaria and uncovers a truly inspiring African success story. Read more...



Mario on maintenance: Risk management and proactive maintenance: In this issue’s Mario on maintenance column, Mario Kuisis deals with risk management and suggests that plant and industrial operators should look beyond survival and towards reducing operational uncertainty.  Read more...

Innovative oil for the environment-friendly engine: Johan le Roux of Blue Chip Lubricants talks about the new standards for protecting modern engines.  Click to read in the online magazine...

The payback from efficient mill liners: Sam Hearn of Multotec Rubber talks about the cost advantages of investing in quality mill-lining solutions.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Partnership supports emerging black entrepreneurs: Engen sings the praises of entrepreneur and Easigas-Reatile Gaz chairman, Simphiwe Mehlomakulu – “one of its biggest successes”.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Minerals processing and maintenance JV: a first for Africa: Stafanutti Stocks and the Dawson Group announce a groundbreaking JV.  Click to read in the online magazine...



Drive train solutions for cost-effective materials handling: MechChem Africa talks to BI’s Ross Trevelyan about Cooper and FAG bearings and power pack components for materials handling equipment.  Read more...

Feature-rich hoists for very wide cranes: A piece about Condra’s lifting equipment being supplied for the expansion of Aberdare Cables in PE.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Chute options for lowest possible TCO: Mark Ballet of Weba Chute systems warns of the dangers of installing budget transfer systems.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Rugged scalping screen, the heaviest yet: Kwatani CEO, Kim Schoepflin, talks about her company’s largest yet scalping screen.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Healthy orders for tough, reliable apron feeders: A piece about Osborn’s burgeoning demand for robust machines.  Click to read in the online magazine...



Passive fire protection and modern industrial coatings: MechChem Africa talks to Kansai Plascon protective coatings’ specialist, Alvin Varaden, about passive fire protection (PFP) and the modern trend towards fewer and thicker coatings.  Read more..



Principles for effective combustion control in fired heaters: Robbie Frank of Boksburg-based Elemental Analytics talks about combustion monitoring and control in fired heating systems.  Read more...

TLT MechCaL becomes composites centre of excellence: TLT MechCaL has been named as the Composites Centre of Excellence for the global TLT brand.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Adding value in the HVAC space: Zest WEG Group sales engineer Francois Liebenberg highlights Zest WEG’s fit-for-purpose HVAC products.  Click to read in the online magazine...



Cloud seeding technology to maximise precipitation: By making use of the latest advancements in rain-enhancing technology, Middelburg-based WAS seeks to use cloud seeding to increase precipitation.  Read more...

Is desalination the key to South Africa’s water future? Marcel Ley of Victaulic talks about the role of alternate piping systems in desalination plants.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Recycling wastewater key to water security: SewTreat’s Theunis Coetzer argues the case for recycling water.  Click to read in the online magazine...



A roadmap to premium electric mobility: Trevor Hill, head of Audi South Africa, outlines a roadmap towards competitive, premium electric vehicle solutions. Read more...



SAIChE News: Polymer research, community service and containing malaria:  MechChem Africa profiles SAIChE IChemE member, Walter Focke, who talks about the link between chemical engineering and reducing the impact of malaria.  Read more...

Product and industry news  Click to read in the online magazine...

Back page: Fully electric autonomous trucks by 2030   Click to read in the online magazine...

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