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Do the smart thing: own a generator

With load shedding threats, always on the tip of Eskom’s tongues, owning a generator is not the worst thing you can do. Load shedding or load reduction is done with intention of limiting energy usage, and is often done countrywide as a controlled option to respond to unplanned events, in Eskom’s words “to protect the […]

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How to Determine the Size – and Type – of Generator you Need

Power cuts have cost South African businesses a huge amount since load shedding began almost ten years ago – but for some customers, choosing a mobile generator can be almost as stressful as living with blackouts.   Where to start – and what to buy?   The range of portable power solutions and mobile generators […]

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Lighting up for safety on site

Night time construction has many benefits – including convenience, public safety and a cooler work environment – but in order to build in the dark, you need to have a comprehensive lighting plan. Let’s take a closer look at the various portable lighting requirements on different types of construction sites and find out what’s required. […]

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How to Recover Heat from Air Compression

Although air compressors are associated with many advantages, perhaps foremost among these is the fact that heat expelled during the compression process can be recaptured and reused. This sustainable practice is not only good for the environment but can also markedly reduce energy expenses in the long run. So just how can you ensure that […]

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Easy Compressor Installation

Although researching the capability and specifications of a compressor before buying it is of fundamental importance, it is just as important to take the installation process into account before making your purchase.   Buying the perfect compressor to suit your business’s needs is all well and good, but it doesn’t really help much if you […]

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Constructive and Sustainable Transformation in South Africa

The mining industry has long been the backbone of the South African economy, accounting for a considerable chunk of the country’s total exports as well as employing a substantial portion of South Africa’s population.   Considering this, the industry bears a responsibility to be at the forefront of the drive to promote constructive and sustainable […]

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Automation and mining – Why is it so important?

In what can accurately be described as one of the greatest sociological shifts in the history of the human race, the corporate sector’s move towards automation, which started as far back as the 17th century, shows no sign of slowing.   However, the term ‘automation’ has come to describe far more than the basic assembly […]

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Why You Should Always Maintain and Clean Your Air Compressor

Air compressors perform a vital role on construction sites around the world but, without proper care and maintenance, these integral machines can transform from asset to liability, costing companies thousands of Rands in repairs and lost productivity in the process. The Danger of Varnish   So, what exactly causes an air compressor to go from […]

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Understanding the Full Potential of your Air Compressor

Almost universally, businesses are looking for ways to increase their energy efficiency, with any breakthrough in this regard sure to result in reduced costs and greater profit. Air compressors perform a crucial role in powering equipment around the world, however, while conventional renewable energy sources are routinely explored in other facets of the business process, […]

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Minimise Operational Costs by Strategising

Many mining companies currently employ a reactive business plan that attempts to roll with the punches thrown by a volatile commodity market, with companies opting to slash costs when the market is down and rebound their operational expenses when the market recovers. However, this practice is fraught with risk and is somewhat unsustainable in the […]

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