Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:20

Rowan retires

Diagnostician Rowan Maartens has retired after serving at WearCheck for 36 years. Rowan’s career began in 1982, when he joined WearCheck as a diagnostician. He diagnosed an impressive 2,5 million used oil samples in the three and a half decades he was with the company. In 2014, Rowan reach the…
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 08:56

Sizwe hits 40 years at WearCheck

1978 was the year when Sizwe Ndlovu joined the WearCheck family, 40 years ago. At that time, WearCheck had begun initially as a soil analysis company, which later changed to oil analysis in 1976. So, at the then fledgling oil analysis company, Sizwe began his career as stores assistant, where…
Friday, 21 September 2018 08:11

WearCheck is green at heart

At WearCheck we embrace earth-friendly best practice in every facet of our business model - as an extension of our ISO 14001 certification for environmental consideration, and because we care about our planet. Our latest environment-friendly action is the installation of a 2 500 litre JoJo tank outside our Pinetown…
Friday, 21 September 2018 08:01

Earn CPD points with WearCheck

Did you know? When you complete Mobius reliability solutions training courses at WearCheck, you can now earn CPD (continuing professional development) points – this was recently approved by the South African Institute for Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE). The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), in agreement with international engineering bodies, stipulates…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:52

Lube Tip 11: Comparing the cleaning ability of group III and IV oils

QUESTION: How does a Group III engine oil compare to a Group IV in its cleaning ability? I have read and understood the potential problems of switching a higher mileage engine from a conventional oil to a synthetic PAO, but is there less inherent risk with switching to a Group…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:02

Look out for Monitor 77

Do you understand the intricacies of PQI? Did you know that the test for illuminating paraffin contamination in diesel is quick and easy? and that you can now earn CPD points with WearCheck training? The latest issue of Monitor has more details on these topical issues, as well as plenty…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:58

Win with WearCheck!

Calling all Electra Mining 2018 guests - would you like to win one of these awesome WearCheck hampers valued at over R1000? Of course you would! To stand a chance of winning, visit WearCheck at stand #K10, Hall 6 and pick up a free key. You then try your key…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 18:17

We’re EXHIBITING!

Join us at Electra Mining 2018. Electra Mining – Africa’s largest mining, industrial, construction and electrical trade show takes place from 10 – 14 September 2018 at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Come and learn more about oil analysis and the latest condition monitoring techniques, and how our services…
Monday, 27 August 2018 09:32

WearCheck opens second Namibian lab

WearCheck’s newest laboratory is officially open in southern Namibia, bringing to 16 the number of laboratories that we operate in nine countries around Africa and beyond. Situated at Skorpion Zinc mine near Rosh Pinah, the new lab is strategically placed to answer a growing call for world class condition monitoring…
Monday, 27 August 2018 09:29

WearCheck leads the way

Dennis Swanepoel of WearCheck’s reliability solutions division in Johannesburg was invited to present two papers to delegates in Antwerp, Belgium, who were attending the latest IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring Conference) this month. WearCheck MD Neil Robinson says the company is proud of Dennis. ‘When our technicians…
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:49

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…
Friday, 03 August 2018 12:36

WIN! WIN! WIN!

You talk…we listen! WearCheck’s annual customer survey closes 31 August. We truly value your feedback - your answers and suggestions are used to improve our service offering to ensure we are meeting our customers’ needs. This year the survey is very fast - it only takes two minutes to complete.…