Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:07

New location for WearCheck Cape Town

WearCheck Cape Town has relocated to 33 Prosperity Park, Computer Road, Sable Square, Century City in Cape Town. Here, samples can be dropped off and kits purchased. Conveniently situated just metres away is one of WearCheck’s newest laboratories, which was acquired by the WearCheck family when they took over TCS…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:14

Zapper arrives at WearCheck

WearCheck customers can now pay with the Zapper mobile application when purchasing any WearCheck products and services from the following branches - KZN, Gauteng, Middleburg and Cape Town. Zapper is a free app which enables you to charge items to your credit card without having the credit card physically present…
Monday, 16 October 2017 09:35

Dedicated for two decades

One of the things that makes WearCheck stand head and shoulders above its competitors is the people that work for the company, and the great rapport they have with our customers and with their colleagues. This rapport is not developed overnight, but rather, it is nurtured and grown over time,…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 07:42

Renewable energy

WearCheck recently conducted training courses for wind turbine manufacturers Nordex and Acciona at Cape Town’s SARATEC (South African Renewable Energy Centre) institution, focusing on wind energy and sustainable resources and how to maintain the equipment that harnesses these resources in peak operating condition. SARATEC is the first national renewable energy…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:02

Clearance-sized particles

One of the most important size particles to control in lubricants and hydraulic oils is clearance-sized particles. Larger particles cannot get between moving surfaces and smaller ones pass right through. Clearance-sized particles usually get in and do the most damage. The clearance refers to the film of separation provided by…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:40

Transformer Division Goes The Extra Mile…

Many extra miles, in fact! Ian Gray, manager of WearCheck’s transformer services division, and Des Rodel manager of the Cape Town Branch, recently travelled to Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms, in the Northern Cape - 450km from Cape Town - to run a transformer oil sample course for the maintenance…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 13:05

WearCheck passes audit with flying colours

WearCheck recently underwent its annual audit by a customer - Siemens - where the audit scope was on occupational health, safety, environment and quality. The auditors rated WearCheck as “excellent”, with a score of 99,56%. While the entire company and its systems are reviewed, the WearCheck team liaising with the…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 17:34

Budding scientists visit WearCheck

36 grade 11 pupils from Curro Grantleigh High School in Richards Bay recently visited WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory to further their studies in chemistry by learning about condition monitoring. The students were hosted by WearCheck technical manager Steven Lumley, who explained the workings of the main laboratory to them. They also…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 11:40

WearCheck wins new contract

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) - the largest steel producer on the African continent – has awarded WearCheck the contract for the provision of the analysis of transformer oil samples at AMSA. In the letter of confirmation from AMSA, the group manager for IPS and group contracts had this to say,…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:15

Lube Tip: How Oxidation Changes Oil

How oxidation changes oil Once the oxidation process occurs, five major changes in the oil result in the following: Colour becomes darker – changes from transparent or translucent in colour to some degree of discoloration toward the point of complete opacity. Odour becomes pungent and acetic due to the presence…
Monday, 21 August 2017 14:27

Hola, WearCheck

Buenos Aires in Argentina was the 2017 destination for the annual International WearCheck Group (IWCG) gathering. Member countries meet in a different part of the world every year to share ideas and international news on condition monitoring, and to discuss industry innovations. It is also a key opportunity to sustain…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:56

What works for you? Where could we improve? WearCheck is listening….

Every year, we invite you, our customers, to take two minutes (literally, 2 minutes!) of your time to suggest ways in which we can improve our service to you. Your input and feedback helps us make important changes. And here’s a bonus - you’ll be entered into a lucky draw…