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MechanicalTechnology NovDec 2016smallOn the cover

From pit waste to power: solutions for Africa

Peter Middleton talks to the general managers of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions – Jacques Steyn, GM for materials handling; Wilfred Barkhuizen, GM for minerals processing, power and energy; and Ruben Lamprecht, Service Centre GM – about the company’s comprehensive equipment and service offerings and the introduction of its power solutions into Africa.

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Mechanical Technology october 2016On the cover

Customer-centric manufacturing: The SMC way

SMC Pneumatics South Africa as invested over R18-million into its local production facilities with some machinery being the first of its kind on African soil. MechTech visits the newly opened premises and talks to head of manufacturing, Peter Austin, who brings 20 years of SMC experience from the company’s UK facility in Milton Keynes.

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Mechanical Technology September 2016On the cover

Drum reclaimers: the value of longevity

The Materials Handling business line of thyssenkrupp in South Africa is commissioning a new drum reclaimer on an iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, which will operate alongside a refurbished 43-year old sister. MechTech talks to general manager for Materials Handling, Jacques Steyn.

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Mechanical Technology August 2016On the cover:

Technology for reduced costs and enhanced user competitiveness

Festo South Africa’s Russell Schwulst talks to MechTech about how this global pneumatic and automation specialist is responding to the changing economic and production needs of its clients and how it has started to adopt Industry 4.0 technology principles in its own manufacturing processes to improve production efficiency and reduce end-product costs.

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Mechanical Technology July 2016

On the cover: Compressor Technique expands range to better meet client needs

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique in South Africa is expanding its offering of industrial compressors, nitrogen and oxygen generators, air treatment equipment, blowers and low-pressure compressors to better meet application-specific needs in the local market. MechTech talks to business line managers Charl Ackerman and Pieter van Wyk.

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MechanicalTechnology June 2016

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SEW-Eurodrive: Driving growth in South Africa and beyond

From humble beginnings as a small workshop with 16 employees 85 years ago, SEW-Eurodrive has become a global family-run drive engineering business with over 16 000 employees, who demonstrate their commitment by working day in, day out to ensure the machines and systems of customers throughout the world keep on moving.

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