Friday, 21 December 2018 17:34

Lube Tip 12: These additives don’t exist - Part 2

Part 2 of 4 WRONG-OIL FORGIVER Lubricants and their additives do not automatically adjust to the environs and needs of the machines within which they are placed. There are thousands of different lubricant formulations on the market for a reason. They are not alike, and they don’t perform alike and,…
Friday, 21 December 2018 17:31

Labs open over Christmas

Please note that WearCheck is dedicated to being available all year, therefore some of our laboratories will remain open during the festive season in order to process samples. Please note the operating days and times of your nearest laboratory. Pinetown laboratory 22nd December - 8am – 12pm 24th December -…
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:15

WearCheck now a level 2 BBBEE company

We are proud to announce that WearCheck was recently rated as a Level 2 BBBEE contributor, placing the company firmly on track as a robust participant in South Africa’s economic development. The BBBEE scorecard system provides a measure of an organisation’s commitment to transformation. Here, WearCheck sales developer Kay Meyrick…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 13:34

Lube Tip 12: These additives don't exist - Part 1

I’m afraid I have some bad news . . . and no, it’s not about the economy. It’s about what I often call “imaginary additives”. These are the additives that seem to exist in the minds of many lubrication practitioners but don’t exist in the physical world of lubrication reality.…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 07:13

Condition-based monitoring of tap changers

The role played by on-load tap changers (OLTCs) in power generation is a critical one, which requires that they perform at their peak output during operation and unscheduled failure is avoided at all costs. Regular maintenance coupled with condition monitoring such as oil analysis is now recognised as essential to…
Monday, 26 November 2018 12:21

WearCheck Welcomes New Faces

WearCheck welcomes new faces Accounting, Thabani…Thabani Dlamini is WearCheck’s accounts assistant and holds a BTech degree in cost management accounting. He is currently studying for his certificate in CIMA. Before joining the WearCheck family at the end of 2017, Thabani served as finance assistant at a medical company. At WearCheck,…
Friday, 23 November 2018 10:03

WearCheck at Windaba

Showcasing the very latest oil analysis and condition monitoring techniques at Windaba this month was WearCheck’s transformer maintenance division. Burgeoning growth in Southern Africa’s renewable energy sector is a result of the universal need to develop alternative power sources, and WearCheck is well positioned to provide predictive monitoring for the…
Friday, 16 November 2018 10:35

Promotion for Patience

Sello Patience Mokoena has been promoted to laboratory supervisor at WearCheck’s Specialty Laboratory (WSL) in Johannesburg. Patience began her career at WearCheck in 2015 initially as a volunteer, just looking to gain work experience. After just two days of volunteer work, she was offered a temporary lab technician post, which…
Monday, 12 November 2018 12:22

Smooth operation

Valvoline manufactures synthetic lubricants and additives, including motor oils, gear oils, greases, anti-freeze, automatic transmission and others. Valvoline is the approved supplier of engine oil to Cummins. WearCheck is proud to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with Valvoline to do their oil analysis in Africa and the…
Monday, 29 October 2018 15:32

WearCheck at Windaba

WearCheck’s transformer maintenance division will be showcasing the latest oil analysis and condition monitoring techniques, with technicians on hand to answer your questions at Windaba 2018. The renewable energy sector in Southern Africa is growing fast to accommodate the global need for alternative power sources, and WearCheck is well positioned…
Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:20

You talk, we listen...

Our annual customer survey was recently conducted, and we sincerely thank the people who took the time to give us feedback. Your answers are critical to how we re-shape our business services going forwards. WearCheck sales developer Kay Meyrick extends her gratitude to customers for the positive feedback. These are…
Monday, 22 October 2018 12:39

Cape transformer lab gains new manager

Gert Nel has been appointed branch manager of WearCheck’s transformer oil  laboratory in Cape Town. Prior to this, Gert spent 12 years working as a diagnostician at the company’s Speciality Laboratory in Johannesburg. Here, he focused on transformer oil diagnosis. WearCheck promotes transformer health through the regular assessment of insulating…