Modern Mining February 2023

platform for the company to deliver its strong ser vice ethic. The high level of service in turn leverages the capacity of its modern and expanded facility in Aeroton, Johannesburg, which supports these branches. This facility has enabled a three-fold increase in stockholding, which is vital to ensuring that custom ers get what they need timeously. Not only does it serve the company’s South African branches in Nelspruit, Durban, Cape Town and Gqeberha, but also supports over 23 more countries in Africa. “Our state-of-the-art condition monitoring sys tems are another way that SEW-EURODRIVE ensures the uptime of our equipment,” says Obermeyer. “With our dedicated approach to service and equipment uptime, we are changing the way our industry oper ates and pioneering an innovate new approach.” 

non-productive periods,” he explains. “It is one of the reasons why priority is increasingly given to a prod uct or solution that is quality engineered, reliable and preferably supplied with a warranty.” These conditions make for maximum uptime, and need to be supported by a responsive service offering for maintenance or repairs. Obermeyer says the strategy of SEW-EURODRIVE has been in direct response to this trend. The company offers its cus tomers an all-in-one solution that can be delivered with short lead times, while prioritising uptime and reducing technical risk. “The central benefit we offer with our integrated SEW-EURODRIVE power packs is that all our com ponents are engineered to perform to the level demanded by the application,” he says. “We are so confident of our equipment’s capability that we pro vide a warranty to this effect.” The result is a high-performance solution designed to the highest German engineering standards, backed up by a responsive support infrastructure around the continent. This gives the user the uptime they expect, keeping pro duction processes streamlined and efficient – quickly earning back the value the mine has invested. “As mines embrace the technological ability to track their real costs, they invest in solu tions that deliver higher outputs – as this is where real value is created,” he says. “We sup port their efforts by providing motors, geared motors and drives that ensure them the lowest cost of ownership.” Obermeyer explains that the company’s strategy includes a progressive branch estab lishment strategy through southern, central and eastern African markets. This enhances the

SEW-EURODRIVE offers complete solutions for the mining industry.

Quality manufacture at SEW EURODRIVE is underpinned by testing including load testing.


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