Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:54

IPL 2018 Fixtures

Tomorrow, cricket fans are in for a treat as the maiden ball is bowled in the action-packed, hard-hitting Indian Premiership League (IPL) cricket event in India. The IPL, which  features the best cricketing superstars from all around the world, takes place annually over two months, and has been running for 10 years. Eight teams will battle it out on the cricket pitches…
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…
Friday, 23 March 2018 13:11

Mining Indaba 2018

WearCheck and our sister company Set Point Laboratories - both part of the Torre Group - were situated alongside each other at this year’s Mining Indaba. On standby to greet visitors and showcase the stands , were (from left to right), Keith Finlayson and Philip Schutte (WearCheck), with Moses Lelaka and Gerrit Fouché (Set Point Labs).
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 08:36

Oiling the way for smooth communication

As WearCheck’s footprint extends across many African borders, we encounter countries where English is not the predominant business language, and as part of our good business practice ethic, we do what we can to facilitate effective communication with our customers. To this end, we have recreated our oil sample test kits – originally only available in English – to be…
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…
Monday, 26 February 2018 11:20

Lube Tip 7: Hydraulic Fluids

Keep hydraulic fluids cool. (The bulk oil temperature at the exterior of the reservoir should never exceed 60°C). Keep hydraulic fluids clean. (There is general agreement among hydraulic experts that 75 - 80 per cent of hydraulic failures are caused by fluid contaminated with dirt, wear particles and other foreign material. In today's high-pressure systems, clearances between wear surfaces are…
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