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…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:43

Seen at Electra Mining 2018

WearCheck was once again at the popular Electra Mining expo in Johannesburg recently. Technical staff were on hand to discuss condition monitoring, and this year the stand also had some novelties – expo guests were given free WearCheck popcorn and could choose a key. The lucky key opened a treasure…
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…