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A quality lubricant reduces wear rate and replacement costs of wire ropes
A quality lubricant reduces wear rate and replacement costs of wire ropesIndustrial equipment such as cranes, anchors, elevators, shovels, suspension and structures have wire ropes which are important to their operation. They are designed for different applications in usually harsh environmental conditions. Wire ropes come with certification which includes their description and categories such as the lay length, steel grade and application for easy identification. Most of them are made of steel while the core can be made of steel, rope or even plastic. In operation, wire ropes are constantly under stress, as they operate over sheaves, which cause friction due to tractions and therefore require lubrication to keep them working properly. Wire rope strands rub against each other, effectively causing stretching, bending, fretting, fatigue and loss of strength. The different strand sizes and arrangements allow for varying degrees of rope flexibility and res
Distribution partnership improves business efficiency and worker safety
Distribution partnership improves business efficiency and worker safetyWith a geographical footprint spanning 100 countries, UK-based safety product manufacturer Brady is in the process of expanding this impressive reach across Africa, by teaming up with North Safety – a well-established and trusted regional distributor. For more than a century, Brady has bee
Select PPE divestiture and split from MSA Africa is finalised
Select PPE divestiture and split from MSA Africa is finalisedFollowing three years of talks and negotiations, the divestiture of MSA Africa’s former standalone business unit, Select PPE, was officially finalised on 29 February 2016. As from the end of February 2016, Select PPE is owned and operated by a new owner. MSA Africa director Colin Oliver hi
Aury Africa officially becomes a local PU product manufacturer
Aury Africa officially becomes a local PU product manufacturerScreening and vibration equipment specialist Aury Africa has commissioned a hand-cast gravity-pour polyurethane (PU) moulding machine to begin local manufacture of PU panels. This will help offset the impact of currency volatility, while saving costs and improving turnaround times. Aury Africa MD
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Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
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Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Organisations are required by law to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which specifies a zero tolerance approach to intoxicat
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
 Johnson Controls has released turnkey software to manage and control X-ray machines used in mines and elsewhere for security. The P2000 X-Ray so
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
 Mining is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, as it has high potential for occupational accidents. The nature of the industry, howe
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