Friday, 04 May 2018 08:41

WearCheck at African Utility Week 2018

When the power, energy and water professionals of Africa gather at AUW from 15 -17 May in Cape Town, WearCheck will be there to showcase how condition monitoring saves money and boosts machine reliability. Transformer Fleet Reliability: Reliable energy flow is paramount in any Electrical system and power transformers are…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 09:38

We're Hiring

WearCheck Specialty Laboratory Vacancy Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Isando, Johannesburg. Main Job Functions:To organise and control the laboratory and staff in order to facilitate the efficient processing of all samples timeously according to IS0 9001:2015 and ISO 17025 policies and procedures. Position Requirements: Minimum Education – 3 years tertiary chemical qualification…
Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:06

Lube Tip 8: Too Much of a Good Thing

When using oil additives, more is not always better. As more additive is blended into the oil, sometimes there isn’t any more benefit gained, and at times the performance actually deteriorates. In other cases, the performance of the additive doesn’t improve, but the duration of service does improve. In addition,…
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:07

WearCheck passes Shell audit with flying colours

Some of our larger customers are required to conduct regular audits of all their suppliers, to ensure that the service they are receiving is of the quality that they expect. This means that every so often, WearCheck, as a supplier, is audited by a customer-appointed company to ensure that service…
Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:54

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.…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:19

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…
Friday, 23 March 2018 11:11

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…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:36

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…
Friday, 02 March 2018 13:50

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…
Monday, 26 February 2018 09:20

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…
Friday, 16 February 2018 10:46

Mobius training for reliability solutions

As the certified Mobius training centre for the entire African continent, WearCheck runs Mobius courses on request from customers, on-site at the customer’s premises, anywhere in Africa (apart from SA, DRC and Kenya). The full Mobius course includes compulsory six month practical training sessions. Participants are guided by WearCheck expertise…
Monday, 05 February 2018 09:00

Lube Tip 6: Different loads need lubricants with different properties

There are different degrees of severity under which boundary lubrication conditions prevail. Some are only moderate, while others are extreme. Boundary conditions are met by a variety of special lubricants with properties corresponding to the severity of the particular application. These properties are derived from various additives contained in the…