SABS-approved LV switchgear with 24/7 backup

  Buying low-voltage switchgear on price alone puts companies at risk of sub-standard products which could jeopardise plant performance and uptime. Zest WEG Group’s LV WEG switchgear is a viable alternative. It offers price competitive, SABS-approved products to the South African industrial and domestic markets with round-the-clock technical backup across the range. Once installed at […]

Modular VSDs now manufactured in SA

  The Zest WEG Group has successfully manufactured, delivered, installed and commissioned its first locally manufactured CF11-M modular variable speed drive (VSD). The 750 kW, 1600 A normal duty, 380 V modular VSD was supplied to Weir Minerals Africa, together with three motors – 750, 400 and 110 kW – for use within its in-house […]

Printed linear motors launched

  The new UPL series printed linear motors from INA Drives and Mechatronics (IDAM) offer high cost and energy efficiency. The innovative manufacturing technology works by printing the coils of the motor layer by layer and is the reason for these motors’ outstanding performance. The coils are produced in a multi-layer design based on conventional […]

Modular motor control, power distribution

  The Elsteel Techno Module motor control and power distribution system is a patented, fully modular product which can be built in 200 mm increments in all directions, precisely to clients’ design preference, without any limitations. Confusion exists about which panel board and switchgear to use to comply with the prescriptions of IEC 61439. The […]

3889 kVA synchronous generator repaired

Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) is one of a handful of companies worldwide capable of rewinding large salient pole type rotors where the poles cannot be removed from the shaft. This ability recently attracted an enquiry from Kasese Cobalt Company Limited (KCCL) in Uganda, who called on the company to evaluate and carry out repairs to […]

Containerised substations for colliery

Gauteng-based JB Switchgear Solutions was recently awarded a contract by Exel E&I for the supply of three containerised substations for Shanduka Coal’s Wonderfontein Colliery near Middelburg in Mpumalanga. These  substations contain motor control centres, PLC and marshaling panels, plant DBs, UPSs and fire suppression systems. A variety of VSDs and soft starters were also included. […]

LV switchgear for diamond mine

JB Switchgear Solutions recently won a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of low voltage switchgear equipment for the new Red Area tailings treatment plant for Venetia Diamond mine in Limpopo province. The entire plant is built as a modular construction.The company’s scope included seven specially designed outdoor kiosks, one containerised MCC substation complete […]

Brochure outlining contactors

Gigavac have released a new brochure outlining their expanding range of contactors. This includes: GX series of commercial contactors (800 V/600 A); MX Series (military specified contactors, 48 V up to 1000 A); MiniTactor (low cost sealed contactors up to 1500 V/50 A); HX series (high voltage contactors, 1500 V/350 A); Sensing contactors (voltage sensing […]

Circuit breakers with direct opening action

ACDC Dynamics, sole distributors of Terasaki in South Africa, offers a full range of moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and air circuit breakers (ACBs). The Terasaki TemBreak2 range’s specifications exceed international standards for safety. Direct opening action, recommended by IEC standards for machine safety, are standard features in most models and ranges. A unique safety […]

Pump, compressor motor protection relays

NewElec’s KE range of microprocessor-based motor protection relays is ideally suited for motors used in air-conditioning, compressor, machine, conveyor, pumps and crusher applications. With a small footprint, the KE relays feature integrated CTs up to 50 A with extendable current ranges using interposing CTs. A door mounted MMI, fitted with an infrared sensor, permits access […]