Wednesday, 24 July 2019 15:07

Training in Botswana

WearCheck technical consultant Quentin Gustav von Kleist recently conducted training for Bothakga Burrow mining in Gaborone, Botswana. The course covered both the theoretical and practical elements of oil analysis and predictive maintenance for mining equipment.

Quentin Gustav von Kleist (centre) is flanked by course delegates from Bothakga Burrow mining in Botswana, who recently completed WearCheck’s oil analysis training course.

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Keeping machinery running smoothly is key to the efficient running of any mechanical operation, and those at the ‘coal face’ of the equipment – the machinery operators – are in prime position to monitor the condition of the components.

Upskilling operators to ensure that their machines are in perfect working order goes a long way to avoiding unplanned breakdowns. WearCheck has just launched a new course in which operators are trained in asset care, to remedy minor problems before the maintenance department is called in.

Course delegates earn three CPD points and cover the following areas of training: managing equipment lubrication, containing harmful debris, the importance of cleaning and inspection, the differences between age-related and random failures, inspection techniques, the importance of bearing, seal and lubrication failure as well as using activity boards and other related skills.

Course facilitator Jaco Kleynhans, from Gert Oberholzer Consulting, has over 20 years’ experience in machinery maintenance as well as training. His insight into component maintenance has been developed through working in many industries, including automotive, production, mining and civil construction.

For more information on the OAC training course please contact Michelle Van Dyk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Calling all Capetonians - WearCheck is running these training courses this month: Oil Analysis 1 (14th, 15th May) and Oil Analysis 2 (16th May) at Eversdal.

It’s a proven fact – the maintenance costs are reduced for machinery or components that undergo regular condition monitoring in the form of oil analysis, and they also have far less unplanned failure. To gain a deeper understanding of oil analysis and how it can benefit both you and your company, sign up for the next training course, which takes place next week. To book your spot email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you can’t make the Cape Town courses, here are future dates for other courses around the country:


2019 WearCheck Training Courses

Venue

Oil Analysis 1:

Understanding oil

and its analysis

Oil Analysis 2:

Report interpretation

 

Two full days

One full day

Cape Town

14 - 15 May

16 May

Rustenburg

11-12 June

13 June

Bloemfontein

16-17 July

18 July

Pinetown

13-14 August

15 August

Namibia

10-11 September

12 September

Gauteng

15-16 October

17 October

Northern Cape

12-13 November

14 November

 

Oil Analysis One covers two full days and costs R6 660.  Oil Analysis Two and the NetCheck course cover one full day each and each costs R3 450.  All courses include course material, refreshments, giveaways and certificates. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change. 

For more details on course content, view Training at www.wearcheck.co.za. For bookings contact Michelle van Dyk on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

On-site training

All courses can also be presented at the customer’s premises for a minimum of ten delegates. 

WearCheck also offers two more on-site courses:

  • WearCheck Practical (in English or Zulu), a half day course costing R860 plus VAT per delegate
  • WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians, a full day course costing R3 000 plus VAT per delegate.

For on-site training, there may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation, if needed.


Arrange a training course near you

Training courses can also be arranged in any of the following areas:

  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
  • Kimberley
  • Makopane
  • Middelburg
  • Nelspruit
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Rustenburg
  • Steelpoort
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania (Mwanza)
  • Zambia (Kitwe)

 

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:10

CM training keeps Malawian wheels rolling

WearCheck technical support consultant Quentin Gustav von Kleist recently travelled to Nchalo in Southern Malawi, where he conducted training courses for Unitrans.

Staff from the cartage and transport contracting company were taught all about oil analysis, including the importance of taking samples correctly, how to complete the sample paperwork, how to interpret report results and what remedial action to take where necessary.

WearCheck technical support consultant Quentin Gustav von Kleist (second from left) with some of the Unitrans workers who underwent condition monitoring training last week.

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:05

2019 Training Course Dates

Understanding oil analysis can help you and your company benefit when the condition of your machinery/components/fleets are monitored using oil analysis. Now is a good time to plan for when you or your employees will attend our next training course.

Here are the 2019 dates:

Oil Analysis 1: Understanding oil and its analysis. Two Full Days.

  • Gauteng: 12-13 February
  • Middelburg: 12-13 March
  • Cape Town: 7-8 May
  • Rustenburg: 11-12 June
  • Bloemfontein: 16-17 July
  • Pinetown: 13-14 August
  • Namibia: 10-11 September
  • Gauteng: 15-16 October
  • Northern Cape: 12-13 November


Oil Analysis 2: Report interpretation. One Full Day.

  • Gauteng: 14 February
  • Middelburg: 14 March
  • Cape Town: 9 May
  • Rustenburg: 13 June
  • Bloemfontein: 18 July
  • Pinetown: 15 August
  • Namibia: 12 September
  • Gauteng: 17 October
  • Northern Cape: 14 November

 

Oil Analysis One covers two full days and costs R6 660.  Oil Analysis Two and the NetCheck course cover one full day each and each costs R3 450.  All courses include course material, refreshments, giveaways and certificates. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change. 

For more details on course content, view Training at www.wearcheck.co.za.

For bookings contact Michelle van Dyk on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


On-site training
All courses can also be presented at the customer’s premises for a minimum of ten delegates. 

WearCheck also offers two more on-site courses:

  • WearCheck Practical (in English or Zulu), a half day course costing R860 plus VAT per delegate
  • WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians, a full day course costing R3 000 plus VAT per delegate.

 

For on-site training, there may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation, if needed.


Arrange a training course near you
Training courses can also be arranged in any of the following areas:

  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
  • Kimberley
  • Makopane
  • Middelburg
  • Nelspruit
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Rustenburg
  • Steelpoort
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania (Mwanza)
  • Zambia (Kitwe)
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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:11

Transnet Training

A group of Transnet employees recently underwent oil analysis training at WearCheck’s Pinetown office. The training course was conducted by WearCheck training consultant Jan Backer (back row, third from right).
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Sunday, 30 December 2018 15:44

Engine attention

Diagnostician Quinton Verster was invited by Cummins to present the benefits of condition monitoring to a group of matric pupils as part of their recent work experience programme.

Specialist engine manufacturers Cummins have been customers of WearCheck for many years. Keeping the engines running smoothly with only planned maintenance and no surprise component failures is a crucial element of Cummins’ quality practice, therefore a good preventive maintenance strategy is key.

WearCheck diagnostician Quinton Verster outlines the benefits of condition monitoring to a group of Clairwood High School matrics who recently visited engine manufacturers Cummins in Durban recently.



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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:49

Engine Power

Customers in many corners of Africa have signed up for WearCheck training recently, to enhance their investment in their condition monitoring programme.

Technical manager Steven Lumley conducted training for engine manufacturer Cummins recently.

The training for Cummins, which took place at the Cummins South Africa training facility in Johannesburg, was customised especially for the customer.  Topics included an introduction to oils, additives, application storage, the tests performed and the relevance of each one, and well as the interpretation of test results.

Cummins develops engines for specialist applications such as on highway, off highway and marine. Engaging the best possible methods for keeping the engines running at optimum output is of great value, therefore WearCheck training is an important part of the maintenance strategy.

A team from engine manufacturers Cummins recently underwent condition monitoring training by WearCheck’s technical manager Steven Lumley (third from left)

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:19

High 5 for Hitachi!

WearCheck’s laboratories in Gauteng recently welcomed new clients Hitachi Ltd., who signed up for condition monitoring services - in particular, oil analysis - for their mining and construction operations across the African continent.

The Japanese-based company focuses on social innovation across a range of business sectors, including power and infrastructure systems, information and telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, healthcare and others.

Hitachi has engaged WearCheck as a support chain partner in the development of their oil analysis programme.

Delegates from Hitachi Ltd. recently attended an oil analysis training course in Johannesburg, run by WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley

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Friday, 02 March 2018 15:50

A well-trained workforce boosts profits

Profitability is generally good when productivity levels are high in most industries, and one of the long-recognised ways to ensure that productivity remains elevated is by upskilling the workforce through useful training courses.

As mechanised operations become increasingly complex, and the smooth running of components is increasingly critical to the general production and output in industry, so the need for ongoing employee education becomes more important.

We have run popular skills training courses for our customers for over 20 years. The training material assists staff in various positions within the maintenance teams to ensure that the monitoring and upkeep of components is conducted as efficiently as possible.

WearCheck employs reliability solutions services such as used oil analysis, thermal imaging, vibration monitoring, balancing, laser alignment and others, to monitor and maintain machinery at its optimum yield. Customers with well-trained maintenance staff can supply better samples and data to WearCheck, boosting the integrity of the test results and thus gaining optimum benefit from their condition monitoring programme.

WearCheck’s training courses cover accurate oil analysis report interpretation, correct sample taking, pre-planned maintenance schedules and good lubricant management.

Training courses are conducted around South Africa as well as in other regions where there are WearCheck customers.  Courses are tailored and targeted at a range of levels within an operation, from factory floor to senior management.

Over the 40 years in business, WearCheck has compiled a database of sample diagnoses and wear trends, adding 600 000 new sample results annually to the data. Much of the training course material draws on this database, with the added benefit that WearCheck processes samples from a range of OEMs.

Oil Analysis One (two full days) costs R5 950.00.  Oil Analysis Two (one full day) and costs R3 000.00.  All courses include course material, refreshments, giveaways and certificates. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change.  Both of these courses can be presented at the customer’s venue, and courses can also be customised to specific customer requirements.

WearCheck also offers two more on-site courses:

•           WearCheck Practical (in English or Zulu), (half day) costing R735.00 plus VAT per delegate

•           WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians, (full day) costing R1 730.00 plus VAT per delegate.

All courses can be presented at the customer’s premises for a minimum of seven delegates.  There may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation, if needed.

Oil analysis training courses can also be arranged anywhere in the world. We conduct regular courses in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Kimberley, Makopane, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Steelpoort, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania (Mwanza), Zambia (Kitwe).

Our 2018 oil analysis training schedule is as follows. Remember - reservations are essential as courses fill up quickly.

2018 WearCheck Training Courses

Venue

Oil Analysis 1:

Understanding oil

and its analysis

Oil Analysis 2:

Report interpretation

 

Two full days

One full day

Gauteng

13-14 February

15 February

Middelburg

13-14 March

15 March

Cape Town

15-16 May

17 May

Rustenburg

19-20 June

21 June

Bloemfontein

10-11 July

12 July

Pinetown

14-15 August

16 August

Namibia

11-12 September

13 September

Gauteng

16-17 October

18 October

Northern Cape

6-7 November

8 November

For more details on course content, view Training at www.wearcheck.co.za. To book, phone Steven Lumley on (031) 700-5460 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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