News


WearCheck acquires reliability testing company, boosts services

September 2019 News

Durban-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, has bought Anglo Field Services (AFS), which adds three new established divisions to the company’s comprehensive reliability solutions portfolio, including non-destructive testing (NDT), technical compliance (TC) and rope condition assessment (RCA).

The fourth AFS division – asset maintenance management (AMM) – has been absorbed into WearCheck’s existing Reliability Solutions team, boosting the company’s man-power in this section as well as adding technical expertise and additional instrumentation.

Branching into non-destructive testing means that WearCheck now conducts a range of analysis techniques through which the properties and condition of a component or system are evaluated without causing any damage to it.

NDT methods are gaining popularity because they do not permanently alter the item undergoing inspection, making NDT a valuable tool that can save both money and time in condition monitoring and inspections – an approach which dovetails perfectly with WearCheck’s ethos.

WearCheck’s new NDT division offers a range of techniques, including eddy-current-, magnetic-particle-, liquid penetrant-, radiographic-, ultrasonic-, and visual testing.

The new rope testing division provides specialist cable strength assessment and is manned by seven of only 12 people in South Africa who are qualified to conduct these tests.

The technical compliance division provides expert guidance to assist companies to comply with regulatory requirements, and how to rectify violations or problems highlighted during audits.

Neil Robinson.
Neil Robinson.

WearCheck MD Neil Robinson believes that the addition of new services enhances the availability of assets operated by WearCheck customers by expanding the choice of condition monitoring options. “For example,” he adds, “the development and implementation of NDT procedures will have a profound impact on keeping operational maintenance costs down for our customers.”

WearCheck extends a heartfelt welcome to all current AFS customers, and looks forward to bringing new field services clients on board as well as providing existing clients with the benefit of an increased reliability optimisation service offering.



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

BMG launches online shopping platform
September 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , News
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.

Read more...
SJC Creative wins Media Communications Specialist Award
September 2020 , News
SJC Creative, a specialised B2B and industrial media communications consultancy, was recently awarded the Media Communications Specialist Award 2020, Gauteng.

Read more...
SAIMC to host webinar during Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week
August 2020, SAIMC , News
As part of Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week (7-11 September), the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics & Control (SAIMC) will be hosting a webinar on the subject: “Preparing South ...

Read more...
AVEVA & OSIsoft combine to accelerate the digital transformation of the industrial world
August 2020 , News
Software group AVEVA has announced an agreement to acquire California-based OSIsoft for $5 billion. The companies’ complementary industrial and software expertise will support full-stack solutions that span edge, plant and enterprise deployment models.

Read more...
Open Beckhoff technology sets adoption record
September 2020, Beckhoff Automation , News
Now, with 3000 officially registered device manufacturers, EtherCAT has the broadest base of adoption in the industrial Ethernet market.

Read more...
SEW-Eurodrive provides six MACC units to local power utility
September 2020, SEW-Eurodrive , News
EW-Eurodrive has developed a purpose-built 2-stage gear unit series solution, the MACC series, specifically for air-cooled condensers.

Read more...
WearCheck launches disinfectant tunnel
September 2020, Wearcheck Africa , News
To help South African companies ensure the health of their employees, WearCheck has created a unique HealthCheck disinfectant tunnel which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces ...

Read more...
German & EU Chamber hosts inaugural Working Group Industry 4.0 online session
September 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , News
On 18 August, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 hosted the first in a series of online events around 4IR and its adoption in South Africa.

Read more...
Local manufacture of ventilators set to save lives throughout Africa
September 2020 , News
In response to the urgent need throughout the African continent for personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, ESG Medical Equipment is set to save lives through the manufacture of specialist medical equipment.

Read more...
Holographic headset creates the perfect training experience for runners
September 2020 , News
A couple of recent graduates from Lakeside High School in Seattle have used augmented reality to create an innovative solution to help runners achieve their training objectives.

Read more...