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WearCheck boosts the bottom line

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WearCheck boosts the bottom line

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, have developed proven techniques to reduce maintenance costs, enhance machinery availability and boost production in mines as well as in many other industrial operations.

WearCheck’s suite of preventive maintenance solutions features traditional used oil analysis as well as a range of reliability solutions including thermography, vibration analysis, balancing, laser alignment and motor current analysis. In addition, the company offers specialist field services such as rope condition assessment, technical compliance and non-destructive testing – and a dedicated transformer services division.

Unscheduled machine failure is never good news, particularly when it is severe – the unbudgeted costs of wasted downtime, lost production and emergency spare part replacement can be brutal to the financial well-being of an operation.

WearCheck’s comprehensive reliable condition monitoring programme helps manage maintenance costs, boosts the bottom line, and enables production to proceed without unplanned interruption.

Each customer has different condition monitoring needs, therefore, a bespoke programme is compiled from WearCheck’s wide range of techniques, to ensure that the correct monitoring methods are employed.

In addition to the traditional scientific analysis of used oil and other industrial fluids, WearCheck conducts thermography, vibration analysis, balancing, laser alignment and motor current analysis. Added to this are the company’s field services – rope condition assessment, technical compliance and non-destructive testing – and a dedicated transformer services division.

These preventive maintenance tools substantially reduce the chances of unexpected machine failure, which can have a catastrophic impact on production, while repairs are instituted, and spare parts ordered.

Many mining and earth-moving operations use WearCheck’s condition monitoring services, as do a range of other industries including agriculture, manufacturing, power generation, aviation, marine and construction.

Since its inception in 1976, the company has grown to process over 750 000 samples each year. WearCheck’s network of 16 laboratories extends into nine countries across Africa and beyond (RSA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Ghana, India and Dubai), with a presence in several other African countries.

With unwavering dedication to uphold WearCheck’s analytical standards at world class level, managing director, Neil Robinson and his team are committed to giving customers an excellent return on investment in condition monitoring.

‘At WearCheck, superior quality service is our key priority,’ says Robinson. ‘We aim to remain at the forefront of global condition monitoring trends and are currently the only condition monitoring company on the African continent with ISO 9001 quality certification, ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management programme, as well as, ISO 17025 accreditation for our laboratory-centric quality management programme.’

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WearCheck laboratory technician Nomusa Chamane performs a TAN (total acid number) determination on a used oil sample as part of a comprehensive condition monitoring programme for a customer.

John Evans, WearCheck’s diagnostic manager, believes that the analysis of used oil adds value to an operation by serving as a cost-reducing predictive maintenance tool.

WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson, is dedicated to maintaining the company’s position as leading condition monitoring specialists.

E: marketing@wearcheck.co.za

W: www.wearcheck.co.za

T: +27 (31) 700-5460

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