Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:15

We're hiring

WearCheck TCS Senior Laboratory TechnicianCape Town Main Job Functions: Responsible for the Laboratory operation, focusing on efficiencies, to achieve the Company’s strategic and operational objectives. Responsible for ensuring that the branch meets its goals and objectives in a timely manner.   Position Requirements: Minimum Education – Completed tertiary qualification in…
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:22

Vibration analysts pass with flying colours

Ongoing professional development and training has always been a priority at WearCheck, ensuring that staff stay up-to-date with constantly-evolving technology. Ten of the company’s reliability solutions technicians recently passed their CAT certification through the Mobius Institute, which is a worldwide provider of education in reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:12

Seoul sisters and brothers

Members of the International WearCheck Group (IWCG) get together each year in a different member country to share ideas about the latest technological innovations, discuss new condition monitoring trends, learn about new laboratory practices and instruments and to keep the international WearCheck business network going.  Seoul - the beautiful capital…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:44

Welcome back, Ashley!

Diagnostician Ashley Mayer has re-joined the team of diagnosticians at WearCheck’s head office in Pinetown. Ashley, originally a Durbanite, holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a national certificate in Datametrics and has completed an Advanced Business Programme. His career kicked off in Durban as a mechanical engineer…
Monday, 23 July 2018 14:24

Lube Tip 10: Oil Additives

From “The Practical Handbook of Machinery Lubrication – 4th Edition”: Increasing the percentage of a certain additive may improve one property of an oil, while at the same time degrade another. When the specified concentrations of additives become unbalanced, overall oil quality can be affected. Some additives compete with each…
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:43

WearCheck passes Honeywell audit once again

WearCheck provides condition monitoring services to many sectors, some of which are highly specialised. One of WearCheck’s long-standing customers in the aviation arena is Honeywell Aerospace - a global company that invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and…
Monday, 02 July 2018 17:11

Two million samples and counting

WearCheck couldn’t be prouder of diagnostic manager John Evans, who recently diagnosed his two millionth oil analysis sample.  John diagnosed his first sample back in February 1983 when he worked for Barlows in Botswana.  After a stint with De Beers in Botswana, also in the oil analysis field, John joined…
Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:04

Lube Tip 9: Filtration Systems

Early automotive engines didn’t use any kind of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t until a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 for their product the “pure oil later” or “Purolator,” that you could buy an automobile with a full pressure lubrication system. It would…
Friday, 15 June 2018 19:12

We're Hiring

WearCheck TCS Branch Manager: Cape Town Main Job Functions:    Managing all operational aspects of the branch and staff Providing technical services to customers (Diagnoses of results and issuing of reports) Responsible for ensuring the branch meets all goals and objectives in a timely manner   Position Requirements:    Minimum Education…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:16

Making Chemistry

Meet WearCheck’s newest scientist – Vincent Sithole. He joined the company last year as a research and development assistant, and has recently been promoted to junior chemist at WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory. Vincent is working on several interesting research projects in the lab, one of which is the assessment of the…
Monday, 04 June 2018 06:37

We're Hiring

WearCheck Specialty Laboratory Vacancy Position: Laboratory Assistant Isando, Johannesburg. Main Job Functions  To ensure that all samples received at WSL are analysed accurately and timeously according to IS0 9001:2015 and ISO 17025 policies and procedures Ability to utilize computer software programs, including database programs and spreadsheets Position Requirements  Minimum Education…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:56

Monitor 76 hits the streets

Our latest Monitor newsletter features South African stories as well as WearCheck news from places further afield – India, Dubai, Angola, Namibia and Burkina Faso, to name a few. We discuss the merits of AVT (Advanced Vibration Testing) and the impact this can have on boosting machine/component reliability while reducing…