Wednesday, 17 October 2018 12:43

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 chest containing WearCheck prizes every single day. Images: WearCheck staffers…
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:20

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 2 000 000 samples milestone, which placed him among the…
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:56

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 he was tasked with keeping the stores neat and tidy…
Friday, 21 September 2018 10:11

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 laboratory, which harvests rainwater from the roof of the building.…
Friday, 21 September 2018 10:01

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 that South African engineering professionals must undertake CPD activities to…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:52

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 III? From my understanding esters act more like a solvent…
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