Wednesday, 11 December 2019 09:03

WearCheck Monitor Issue 80

Festive season opening hours, 2020 course dates and more… As we near the finish line for 2019, our final edition of Monitor newsletter is released. In it, you’ll find details of our holiday opening hours, and useful explanations of Particle Volume Index (PVI) readings and the Viscosity Index. Our ever-popular…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:07

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…
Monday, 22 July 2019 11:24

How are we doing?

At WearCheck, we strive to provide you, our customers, with the best possible service. We conduct an annual survey to get your guidance and input on where there is room for improvement, or what we are doing right – please help us to do even better by rating us. The…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:41

We're Hiring - Customer Support Assistant

We’re HiringCustomer Support Assistant - Isando, Johannesburg   A Vacancy exists at WearCheck Johannesburg for the above position. The applicant will be responsible for all customer support functions (including sales, after sales and general enquiries) as well as general office administration duties. MAIN JOB FUNCTIONS Attending to all incoming telephonic…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:36

WearCheck launches Operator Asset Care training course

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…
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 08:48

WearCheck at AUW 2019

Thank you to everyone who visited the WearCheck stand at African Utility Week (AUW) in Cape Town recently. Many good conversations about our specialist condition monitoring services were had, with particular focus on the electrical/power generation sector. Maintaining the health of components is so important for improved productivity of transformers,…
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:29

Instrument Doctor

Thamsanqa “Thami’ Shongwe is WearCheck’s new in-house instrument technician. Armed with a national diploma in electrical engineering (light current), and several years of experience as an electronic technician, a production technician and a repair technician – this has stood him in good stead to ensure that he is highly instrumental…
Monday, 20 May 2019 16:44

Lube Tip 14: Thermal failure in lubricants

Lubricants can thermally degrade for a variety of reasons and causes. Unlike oxidation, thermal failure can occur in new lubricants with healthy additive packages. However, many of the symptoms of oxidation are also symptoms of thermal degradation. One of the most common causes of thermal failure in hydraulic fluids and…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:08

Talking Condition Monitoring

Dennis Swanepoel – WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant, Mobius trainer and CAT IV graduate – just returned from the latest CBM (Condition Based Monitoring) Conference in the Middle East, where he conducted four different presentations for delegates from all over the globe. The sessions run by Dennis included two one day…
Monday, 13 May 2019 07:35

We’ll be at African Utility Week 2019

WearCheck will once again be exhibiting at African Utility Week (AUW), which takes place in Cape Town from 14 to 16 May 2019. We will be at stand H6 – please come and meet us. We offer specialist condition monitoring services across many industries, including the electrical/power generation sector. Our…
Monday, 06 May 2019 07:50

Oil analysis training in May - book today - don’t delay!

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…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:10

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…