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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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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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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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Reducing Your Energy Consumption with Compressed Air

Compressed air is a necessity on many construction sites and at industrial plants – but what effect does it have on your energy bill? Compressed air may be 10% of your power bill Site managers may be surprised to learn that compressed air makes up a significant 10% or more of their monthly power bill. […]

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Questions To Ask Before Buying an Air Compressor

Air compressors are one of the essentials that every site needs to have. With the variety of models that are available, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to buying one – in fact, it’s easy to end up confused. To take the difficulty out of your next air compressor purchase, we’ve put […]

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Permanent Magnet Motors – the Latest Innovation in Compressor Technology

Electric motors have been the backbone of industrial equipment for decades, powering smaller equipment like air compressors with quietness and reliability. However, there are several disadvantages to using them – including high power and maintenance costs. Recently, a new motor technology that uses permanent magnets has become popular with air compressor manufacturers around the world. […]

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