I-Mak Academy in South Africa! The I-MAK academy just reached a new country! From the 9th to the 11th September, more than 40 engineers, technical sales and branch managers attended the first edition of the I-MAK academy South Africa! In partnership with Bearings international, exclusive distributor of I-MAK products in the region, the academy session featured products presentation, products selection and a session on IMAK special solutions for specific markets and applications. "With this new mounting center, I-MAK is now able to deliver gearboxes in less than 5 days to customers located in South Africa and It’s region” Haffar Salim – International sales and marketing director." With this new development, IMAK is reinforcing its position in the region. The brand is now represented in more than 10 countries in the South African sub-region. With more than 40 branches and agents, Bearings international is a key actor of this expansion. This visit was also marking the official start of the first IMAK mounting center in the region. With this new hub, IMAK will now be able to supply a large part of its products range in less than 5 days ! Based on a strong stock and a local integration of spare parts production, this new mounting center will be serving South African industries with fast delivery time and flexibility in configurations. I-MAK presence in South Africa Present in the region for more than 3 years, I-MAK is active in several sectors. With more than 1.000.000 products references, I-MAK is serving a large range of industries. Particularly active in the mining sector, the brand is proposing several solutions for gold and diamonds extraction. Everyday, I-MAK solutions are used to crush, scan, wash and transport tones of stones, sand and minerals every day. Water treatment represent another key sector for the brand in the region, actively working with major OEM and end users in South Africa, I-MAK is proposing a wide range of specific solution for this crucial sector. Working in external and aggressive environment due to dust, heat, vibration and chemicals, special configurations and options are proposed to customers. Innovations and extended product range This South African visit was also an opportunity for I-MAK to introduce some of their new products and innovations. South African customer can now have access to the new I-MAK-E program and devices. With this new solution, the customers now have the possibility to monitor all the dynamic and evolutions of their gearboxes. Combined in a single device, I-MAK-E system is measuring and tracking a combination of key data. Customers are now able to measure and follow the vibration, temperature and noise level of the gearbox. Collected and compiled together these data are compared with the initial activity “finger print” of the gearboxes, in the same time collected data are set to give particular alarm when figures reach a certain level. Following the global tendency of the market, this key addition to our range of solutions is helping our customers to move from periodic to condition based maintenance. Walking together to reduce unplanned downtime, we increase lifetime and reinforce plant security with less onsite maintenance and control.