Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:52

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…
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:02

Look out for Monitor 77

Do you understand the intricacies of PQI? Did you know that the test for illuminating paraffin contamination in diesel is quick and easy? and that you can now earn CPD points with WearCheck training? The latest issue of Monitor has more details on these topical issues, as well as plenty…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:58

Win with WearCheck!

Calling all Electra Mining 2018 guests - would you like to win one of these awesome WearCheck hampers valued at over R1000? Of course you would! To stand a chance of winning, visit WearCheck at stand #K10, Hall 6 and pick up a free key. You then try your key…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 18:17

We’re EXHIBITING!

Join us at Electra Mining 2018. Electra Mining – Africa’s largest mining, industrial, construction and electrical trade show takes place from 10 – 14 September 2018 at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Come and learn more about oil analysis and the latest condition monitoring techniques, and how our services…
Monday, 27 August 2018 09:32

WearCheck opens second Namibian lab

WearCheck’s newest laboratory is officially open in southern Namibia, bringing to 16 the number of laboratories that we operate in nine countries around Africa and beyond. Situated at Skorpion Zinc mine near Rosh Pinah, the new lab is strategically placed to answer a growing call for world class condition monitoring…
Monday, 27 August 2018 09:29

WearCheck leads the way

Dennis Swanepoel of WearCheck’s reliability solutions division in Johannesburg was invited to present two papers to delegates in Antwerp, Belgium, who were attending the latest IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring Conference) this month. WearCheck MD Neil Robinson says the company is proud of Dennis. ‘When our technicians…
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:49

Engine Power

Customers in many corners of Africa have signed up for WearCheck training recently, to enhance their investment in their condition monitoring programme. Technical manager Steven Lumley conducted training for engine manufacturer Cummins recently. The training for Cummins, which took place at the Cummins South Africa training facility in Johannesburg, was…
Friday, 03 August 2018 12:36

WIN! WIN! WIN!

You talk…we listen! WearCheck’s annual customer survey closes 31 August. We truly value your feedback - your answers and suggestions are used to improve our service offering to ensure we are meeting our customers’ needs. This year the survey is very fast - it only takes two minutes to complete.…
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:15

We're hiring

WearCheck TCS Senior Laboratory TechnicianCape Town Main Job Functions: Responsible for the Laboratory operation, focusing on efficiencies, to achieve the Company’s strategic and operational objectives. Responsible for ensuring that the branch meets its goals and objectives in a timely manner.   Position Requirements: Minimum Education – Completed tertiary qualification in…
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:22

Vibration analysts pass with flying colours

Ongoing professional development and training has always been a priority at WearCheck, ensuring that staff stay up-to-date with constantly-evolving technology. Ten of the company’s reliability solutions technicians recently passed their CAT certification through the Mobius Institute, which is a worldwide provider of education in reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:12

Seoul sisters and brothers

Members of the International WearCheck Group (IWCG) get together each year in a different member country to share ideas about the latest technological innovations, discuss new condition monitoring trends, learn about new laboratory practices and instruments and to keep the international WearCheck business network going.  Seoul - the beautiful capital…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:44

Welcome back, Ashley!

Diagnostician Ashley Mayer has re-joined the team of diagnosticians at WearCheck’s head office in Pinetown. Ashley, originally a Durbanite, holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a national certificate in Datametrics and has completed an Advanced Business Programme. His career kicked off in Durban as a mechanical engineer…