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African Petrochemicals is renowned as the most trusted independent source for the latest essential news articles on developments in research and technology in the petrochemical industry for over a decade. Read about current issues affecting the industry and related sub-sectors. Obtain instant access to suppliers of petrochemical products and equipment, just click on the heading link above each article to read more!

African Petrochemicals welcomes professional contributions for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine. We encourage the submission of short articles dealing with leading-edge technological developments, project case studies and relevant industry news that will be informative to our readers. In each issue, we provide coverage on selected industry sectors, products & services according to a yearly features schedule.

Black Friday Special! 50% OFF on all adverts for the African Petrochemicals-Nov/Dec edition

Take advantage of our fantastic Black Friday special. 50 % OFF any size advert for our upcoming African Petrochemicals Nov/Dec Edition 14.6. Don’t Miss Out! African Petrochemicals has been Africa’s leading bi-monthly trade magazine for the past 14 years. We feature all the latest industry news, special reports, technological advances, project developments, as well as […]

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SASOL UNVEILS STRATEGY TO DRIVE FUTURE VALUE-BASED GROWTH

Capital Markets Day 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol today unveiled its refined corporate strategy, which sets a clear path for sustainable growth and accelerated shareholder returns. Joint President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stephen Cornell says: “In developing our strategy, we considered both the opportunities and risks we face, informed by developments in the external […]

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BBF Safety Group Honours Top Customers

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Magnet – SA Power System Protection & Automation Conference 2017

Magnet, in conjunction with supplier – A.Eberle GmbH + Co. KG – participated at this year’s Southern African Power System Protection & Automation Conference (SAPSPA) held in Ekurhuleni recently. A highlight of the event for Magnet was the presentation of a technical paper by Till Sybel, managing director, A.Eberle, focusing on the launch of the […]

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To proxy or not to proxy

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions. In an enterprise network environment, a proxy server acts as an extra layer of security between business servers and outside traffic, preventing cyber breaches and controlling incoming and outgoing connections. While proxy solutions are complicated to implement and require configuration […]

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Allied Steelrode: Ascending the Roof of Africa with Steely Resolve

Allied Steelrode’s recent sponsorship of a competitor in the 2017 Roof of Africa draws strong parallels between a company that – with ‘steely’ resolve – has risen to a leadership position in South Africa’s steel industry; and an off-road endurance motorcycle event renowned as one of the toughest tests of man and machine in the […]

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A-Flush+ is next-generation ‘green’ circuit flushing solution

Circuit flushing is a critical maintenance procedure that removes contamination or dirt from an air-conditioning or refrigeration system. Flushing the system clear of all acids and soot, for example, ensures longer compressor life and reliable performance. Circuit flushing involves the cleaning of pipes, evaporators, and condensers of an AC or refrigerant system by means of […]

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Fenner Drive Alignment Laser – pulley and sprocket alignment

BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components encompasses the Fenner Drive Alignment Laser instrument, designed for accurate pulley and sprocket alignment, to reduce wear on belts and pulleys and ensure drive efficiency. “The portable Fenner Drive Alignment Laser system – suitable for both vertical and horizontal mounted machines – is quick and easy to […]

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Opinion Piece: Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web – so, too, will organisations continue be attacked and their data will be at risk. […]

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ABB provides a smarter space for installation ideas

As it responds to increasing demand for sustainable products that are stylish, easy to install and deliver greater flexibility, ABB has introduced its MISTRAL41 consumer units for use in residential and commercial environments. With the growing trend for renovating flats and buildings, together with the increasing use of drywall partitions across Europe, ABB has developed […]

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Black Friday Special! 50% OFF on all adverts for the African Petrochemicals-Nov/Dec edition

Take advantage of our fantastic Black Friday special. 50 % OFF any size advert for our upcoming African Petrochemicals Nov/Dec Edition 14.6. Don’t Miss Out! African Petrochemicals has been Africa’s leading bi-monthly trade magazine for the past 14 years. We feature all the latest industry news, special reports, technological advances, project developments, as well as […]

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SASOL UNVEILS STRATEGY TO DRIVE FUTURE VALUE-BASED GROWTH

Capital Markets Day 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol today unveiled its refined corporate strategy, which sets a clear path for sustainable growth and accelerated shareholder returns. Joint President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stephen Cornell says: “In developing our strategy, we considered both the opportunities and risks we face, informed by developments in the external […]

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BBF Safety Group Honours Top Customers

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Magnet – SA Power System Protection & Automation Conference 2017

Magnet, in conjunction with supplier – A.Eberle GmbH + Co. KG – participated at this year’s Southern African Power System Protection & Automation Conference (SAPSPA) held in Ekurhuleni recently. A highlight of the event for Magnet was the presentation of a technical paper by Till Sybel, managing director, A.Eberle, focusing on the launch of the […]

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To proxy or not to proxy

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions. In an enterprise network environment, a proxy server acts as an extra layer of security between business servers and outside traffic, preventing cyber breaches and controlling incoming and outgoing connections. While proxy solutions are complicated to implement and require configuration […]

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Allied Steelrode: Ascending the Roof of Africa with Steely Resolve

Allied Steelrode’s recent sponsorship of a competitor in the 2017 Roof of Africa draws strong parallels between a company that – with ‘steely’ resolve – has risen to a leadership position in South Africa’s steel industry; and an off-road endurance motorcycle event renowned as one of the toughest tests of man and machine in the […]

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A-Flush+ is next-generation ‘green’ circuit flushing solution

Circuit flushing is a critical maintenance procedure that removes contamination or dirt from an air-conditioning or refrigeration system. Flushing the system clear of all acids and soot, for example, ensures longer compressor life and reliable performance. Circuit flushing involves the cleaning of pipes, evaporators, and condensers of an AC or refrigerant system by means of […]

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Fenner Drive Alignment Laser – pulley and sprocket alignment

BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components encompasses the Fenner Drive Alignment Laser instrument, designed for accurate pulley and sprocket alignment, to reduce wear on belts and pulleys and ensure drive efficiency. “The portable Fenner Drive Alignment Laser system – suitable for both vertical and horizontal mounted machines – is quick and easy to […]

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Opinion Piece: Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web – so, too, will organisations continue be attacked and their data will be at risk. […]

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ABB provides a smarter space for installation ideas

As it responds to increasing demand for sustainable products that are stylish, easy to install and deliver greater flexibility, ABB has introduced its MISTRAL41 consumer units for use in residential and commercial environments. With the growing trend for renovating flats and buildings, together with the increasing use of drywall partitions across Europe, ABB has developed […]

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Upat supplies best professional power-tool brand in the world

The most reliable and resilient professional power tools available on the market today are supplied locally by leading distributor Upat of Johannesburg. Established in 1924 in the US, Milwaukee is arguably the best power-tool brand in the world, according to Upat Product Specialist Werner Koch. “The cutting-edge in power-tool development at the moment is battery […]

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All Power Systems and Synthesis launch SA’s first commercial Solar Savings insurance.

All Power Systems and Synthesis are in the business of selling rooftop solar solutions. In their experience, potential customers invariably ask: How much does it cost? How much will it save? How reliable is it? All relevant questions relating to risk. The value of installing a solar electricity system is usually measured by the associated […]

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SASOL KHANYISA APPROVED BY SASOL SHAREHOLDERS

Johannesburg, South Africa – Today, formal approval of Sasol Khanyisa, Sasol’s new R21 billion Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ownership structure, was granted by Sasol shareholders at a General Meeting that followed its Annual General Meeting of shareholders. Sasol Khanyisa will see 25% ownership of Sasol South Africa in the hands of Black South Africans. “We are […]

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Siemens creates opportunities for digitalization skills development across Africa

Siemens aims to help accelerate digitalization skills training across the continent State-of-the-art automation equipment donated to engineering faculties in five African markets Advanced technology is changing the employment landscape and markets must adapt to drive economic growth The Fourth Industrial Revolution is having a disruptive effect on economies and the development of digital skills is […]

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Total plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment

A multi-channel, complete plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment is available from FAG, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). The FAG SmartQB is a ready-to-use, preconfigured condition monitoring system for electric motors, fans, compressors, and gearboxes. The system is ideal for industries such as cement, paper, steel, water management, machinery, and plant […]

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Full range of measuring tools for the African market

A full range of premium German measuring tools are available locally from leading distributor Upat in Johannesburg, ranging from levels to lasers and even tape measures. The main benefit to the African market of the extensive Stabila range is that products include entry-level units all the way to sophisticated digital devices, and even a magnetic […]

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Hytec Engineers ‘Fluid Power Fitter’ Qualification

The Hytec Group has become South Africa’s first company to receive full accreditation as a training provider to qualify ‘Fluid Power Fitters’. The Hytec Group, a hydraulics, pneumatics and automation specialist company, received full accreditation with program approval from the industry sector education and training authority – merSETA – to provide theoretical and practical training […]

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THE NEW AGE OF DIGITISATION AND THE IMPACT ON THE AFRICAN ENERGY SECTOR

The role of digitisation within the African energy sector is growing rapidly and will result in demand for innovation, adaptation to new market technologies as well as the development of a new skill set within companies. African countries can add a value of R4 trillion ($300billion) to the continent’s economy by 2026 by adopting digitisation.* […]

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SPECIALISED INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS

GHM Messtechnik South Africa supplies industrial electronics that meet the ever increasing requirements by industry for all systems and components involved in the production process. Their precision instrumentation reduces downtime whilst maximising process efficiencies. “The cost savings and associated competitive ability of our industrial electronics plays an important role when our customers are considering the […]

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Centa Group – fire protection and prevention for warehousing and storage facilities 2017

The Centa Group’s turnkey solutions for fire protection and prevention in warehousing and storage facilities, include fire system selection, design layout, installation and maintenance services, which are custom-designed to suit specific environments and exact requirements. “The challenges of protecting warehouses from fire can be complex, depending on the fire load of the warehousing facility, coupled […]

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Legrand cast resin environmentally friendly transformers 2017

Legrand’s extensive range of products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructures encompasses cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact. Legrand’s energy efficient cast resin transformers, which efficiently transfer electrical power between two different voltage systems, at the same frequency, are manufactured according to stringent quality and safety specifications. These transformers have no […]

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Bosch Munitech appointment announcement

Keshan Moodley has been appointed a director of Bosch Munitech (Pty) Ltd, part of Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Additional information Bosch Munitech is a solutions-driven utility management company, specialising in construction, management, operation and maintenance of utilities and services and infrastructure within the public and private sectors. Services include water and wastewater, solid waste management, […]

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Zwick Triple Eccentric Valve with Superior Operating Characteristics

With its triple eccentric design and metal-to-metal sealing, the TRI-CON Series guarantees an ideal valve design. True cone in cone sealing Frictionless operating Low torques Constant closing angle on the total circumference The operating characteristics and the tightness of the valve are not influenced by high differences in temperatures and pressure fluctuations because of the […]

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OPTIFUEL

For almost 20 years PAC has been at the forefront of fuel analysis with its robust PetroSpec products. By using powerful and more versatile FT-IR technology, we are now combining the best of our GS PPA, TD PPA and QuickSpec capabilities into one analyser, and adding many more features. OptiFuel is not a mere replacement […]

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Power ranges and motor control capabilities available for PowerFlex 6000 Drives

Users in heavy industries have a new motor control option for compressors, pumps and fans. Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives from Rockwell Automation offer expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications. The latest release delivers a wider voltage range (2.4 to 11 kV) and provides 100 percent starting torque, leveraging sensor-less vector […]

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Instrumentation and measurement solutions for the South African water industry

KROHNE has been active in water markets for over 60 years. In fact, the Duisburg, German-based company was the first to introduce an electromagnetic flowmeter (magmeter) for water, wastewater, additives and sludge in 1961. Since then, KROHNE has not only developed a complete portfolio for flow measurement, including partially filled pipes, but also level, pressure, […]

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Rockwell Automation launches new line of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients

Many manufacturers struggle with unreliable human machine interface (HMI) applications that use obsolete operating systems. With the new family of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can modernise their standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing. “The VersaView 5000 portfolio is our latest open architecture HMI […]

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Arca Regler Delivers Five Anti-Surge Valves to Mexico

Arca Flow Controls in Houston / Texas, the US subsidiary of Arca Regler GmbH / Germany, received an order last year for the delivery of several large anti-surge control valves. Arca has just delivered these specialized valves that are designed for several compressor lines in Mexico. The project is due to go on line in […]

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Machinery Safebook 5: your go-to guide for functional safety of machinery

Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. ‘Machinery Safebook 5’ expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations, maintaining and reinforcing its position as an invaluable, best-practice teaching and reference tool for anyone that needs to […]

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GHM GROUP ACQUIRES MEASURING TECHNOLOGY EXPERT VALCO SRL.

The GHM GROUP has acquired Valco srl, an Italian measuring technology producer for level, flow and temperature sensors for machine and process automation. “I am very pleased to welcome Valco to the GHM Group. The acquisition enables the GHM Group to offer to our customers an even broader range with the entire manufacturing excellence and […]

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BMG’s Fenner range includes SMSR PowerPlus for tough conditions

Fenner – a leading brand in BMG’s extensive range of power transmission components – encompasses shaft mounted speed reducers (SMSRs), transmission belts, pulleys and accessories, as well as shaft fixings, chain drives and couplings. “BMG takes great pride in supplying highly acclaimed Fenner products, which are enhanced by Fenner’s global pledge to quality assurance, dating […]

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ARCA Anti Surge Valve Application in China’s largest LNG Tanker

China’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker “Pan Asia” was launched in Hudong Zhonghua shipyard / Shanghai. The “Pan Asia” is the first tanker for Pan Union LNG project and, with a capacity of 174000 m3, is expected to bring China 1.5 million tons/year of clean energy. The “Pan Asia” integrates dual fuel electric propulsion […]

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The new age of digitalisation and the impact on the African energy sector

The role of digitalisation within the African energy sector is growing rapidly and will result in demand for innovation, adaptation to new market technologies as well as the development of a new skill set within companies. African countries can add a value of R4 trillion ($300billion) to the continent’s economy by 2026 by adopting digitisation. […]

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ABB helps oat factory workforce increase capacity by more than tenfold- Zurich, Switzerland

Global ingredients and solutions supplier Tate & Lyle has modernized its Swedish oat processing plant with ABB technology When Tate & Lyle PLC acquired Biovelop, a Swedish manufacturer of oat based food ingredients, in 2013, it modernized and expanded its factory in Kimstad, Sweden with ABB’s variable speed drives, motors, motor control cabinets (MCCs) and […]

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Bosch Munitech’s irrigation system construction services for emerging farmers

Bosch Munitech, part of Bosch Holdings, has extended its construction services to now incorporate irrigation systems and other water related solutions, including borehole drilling and the installation of borehole pumps. “The company plays an important role in the development of agriculture in South Africa by working closely with the Government to support emerging and community […]

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Biggest Non-OPEC Oil Producers Look to Abu Dhabi for New Business

ADIPEC Experiencing Record Bookings from Russia and Central Asia CEO-Level Delegations from Russia’s Top Oil and Gas Companies, National Pavilion More Than Five Times the Size of 2016 Growing Industry Seeks Greater Access to International Markets Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 October 2017 – Leading companies from the largest oil producing region outside OPEC, the […]

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MSA acquires US firefighter protective clothing, boot manufacturer

MSA has acquired Globe, a US manufacturer of firefighter protective clothing and boots. The acquisition of Globe strengthens MSA’s position as a clear market leader in North America for fire-service Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products. Combined with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Thermal Imaging Cameras, and firefighter helmets, MSA can now provide complete coverage for firefighters, […]

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Sulzer’s turnkey services and pumping solutions at Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia 2017

Exhibition to provide perfect podium for Sulzer’s advantages for contractors and end users Sulzer will be displaying its comprehensive service offering and pumping solutions at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia 2017 this December. Taking place in Houston, Texas – the event offers members of the industry the chance to view technical and commercial innovations which […]

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ADIPEC 2017 Expected to See Increased Business for Offshore & Marine Services

Modest Spending Increase Forecast for Maintenance and Production Significant Potential in Natural Gas, New Offshore Exploration and Production Opportunities in Eastern Mediterranean Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 October 2017 – The Offshore and Marine industry is expected to see increased business at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), with analysts predicting […]

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PROTEC’s KZN Alumni celebrate 35 years of uplifting education

PROTEC – a national non-profit career development programme for high school learners from disadvantaged communities – celebrates 35 years of uplifting education in South Africa this year. “To honour this milestone, PROTEC past graduates gathered at Alumni functions held in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, “states Balan Moodley, CEO of PROTEC. “We are enormously proud of our […]

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Deputy CEO appointed to the Hytec Group

Tillmann Olsen, who hails from Bosch Rexroth in Germany, has been appointed Hytec Group Deputy Chief Executive effective 1 August 2017. The position is temporary only, as Olsen is groomed to succeed CEO John Wingrove, who retires on 31 December 2017 after leading the group for a successful 16 years. Olsen, who brings European and […]

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Allied Steelrode’s LT20 tube laser: Imagination is the only limitation

High-speed, versatile five axis 3D tube laser creates dynamic new processing and pre-fabrication possibilities While many companies these days may claim to be innovators, true innovation is rare. However, for South Africa’s leading steel processor and supplier, Allied Steelrode, innovation is in the lifeblood of the company and part of their organisational ethos. Founded through […]

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SASOL’S RESPONSE TO THE MOZAMBIQUE CENTRE OF PUBLIC INTEGRITY

We appreciate the role that civil society organisations such as the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) play in promoting greater integrity and transparency within Mozambique. This can only assist us as a company and we welcome any feedback they provide. However, we believe that the various reports issued by the CIP on Sasol’s activities in […]

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ENGEN Driver Wellness visits Upington

Engen Petroleum is taking their annual Driver Wellness programme to Upington in the Northern Cape this month, offering free health screenings for truck drivers passing through Upington. As part of this initiative, all truck drivers are invited to receive voluntary health screenings at Engen Upington Truck Stop, De Drift Plaza, Erf 1070, Louisvale, Upington on […]

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Oil and Gas Professionals Find Global Meeting Point in Abu Dhabi

ADIPEC Creates Opportunities to Make New Connections, Drive Business Growth UAE Capital is at Crossroads of Global Energy Industry Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 October 2017 – This year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will give oil and gas professionals an unrivalled platform to meet potential new business partners from around the […]

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GCC States Must Add Value to Their Oil Wealth, Says Kuwaiti Business Leader

EQUATE CEO Mohammad Husain Believes Downstream Investment Will Support Sustainable Economic Growth for Region Will Speak in Specialised Downstream Sessions at ADIPEC 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 November 2017 – GCC states must increase their investment in value-added oil and gas processing to support sustainable, long-term economic growth, one of Kuwait’s leading industry executives […]

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RAISING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE BY UTILIZING ROBUST INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

Preamble Architects Integrating Industry (Ai2SA), specializing in the specifications of Industrial Control & Information Systems, through this value proposition, wishes to illustrate savings and business performance improvement realized using Industrial Automation Systems. What is Industrial Automation? Industrial Automation makes use of control system devices such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Computers, Tablets, Mobile Phones etc. […]

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First Cut and Julia’s new Iron Lady circular saw blade – a ‘steely’ cutting-edge solution for the lowest cost-per-cut

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company’s consumables division recently hosted a technical visit by Luca Dreossi, Sales and Technical Support: Julia Utensili S.p.A., one of First Cut’s European principals. First Cut is a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, while […]

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EMERSON COLLABORATES WITH EXIDA TO REDUCE COMPLEXITY AND TIME REQUIRED FOR SAFETY SYSTEM SETUP

Project teams can avoid delays and eliminate errors by automating SIS configuration Emerson and exida announce the release of the DeltaV™ safety instrumented system (SIS) configurator, an exida exSILentia® tool that automatically generates DeltaV SIS configurations. By pairing built-in DeltaV functionality with exida’s comprehensive software tools for functional safety, users can develop safety logic configurations […]

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Saaris in South Africa – a promising entry into African markets

Members of the Saaris community (Saarland, innovation & standards), a regional German development agency supported and funded by the Saarland government, visited South Africa on a five-day visit to improve its competitiveness and strengthen local ties within the sub-Saharan economy. SICK Automation South Africa hosted the delegates on the first day, and met with the […]

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Fire & Security Techniques launches new Fire Orbs in South Africa

A simple-to-use, cost-effective new fire-extinguishing device is being introduced to the local market by Fire & Security Techniques of Centurion. The FST Fire Orb is a unique self-activating, portable fire-extinguishing device that activates automatically when in contact with open flames. The FST Fire Orb is effective for use against all types and classes of fires, […]

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The natural gas revolution in South Africa: a changing energy landscape

Recent on- and off-shore discoveries of globally significant quantities of natural gas in Southern Africa – including trillions of cubic metres of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin off the Mozambique coast, the biggest global find of natural gas in decades – represent a new dawn for the region’s energy landscape. Natural gas is one […]

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EMERSON EXTENDS INDUSTRIAL IOT APPLICATION PORTFOLIO FOR IMPROVED OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Plantweb™ Insight for heat exchanger monitoring enables quick ROI through a secure, affordable app alerts viewable anytime, anywhere Emerson today announced an extension of its Plantweb digital ecosystem with the new Plantweb Insight Heat Exchanger app, an affordable, easy-to-use analytics and asset alert predictive intelligence tool, which provides maintenance staffs real-time access to critical heat […]

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SAIMC Tshwane – November Newsletter and Invite to social

Past technical Evening: For our last technical evening of the year we were honoured to have Mr. Rob MacKenzie MD of Endress & Hauser and vice president of SAIMC on his birthday present to a full house about “Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)”. The presentation presented was an adapted version of that presented earlier in […]

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Siemens signs MoU with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Increase capacity by up to 300MW by 2019 through short, medium and long-term initiatives Partner with TSK to investigate options to improve efficiency, operation and sustainability of the electricity sector Commit to local training and job opportunities to create additional benefits for society September 29 2017 – Siemens today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

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Maxiflex high performance protection door improves laser production at automotive laser facility

The Albany high performance door supplied and installed by door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex, has improved uptime and production at a leading Eastern Cape automotive manufacturer’s laser facility. The original door system at the automotive company’s class 4 laser cabin was proving to be slow and costly. Frequent downtime ensuing from long service periods, […]

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CUMMINS FILTRATION PARTNERS WITH KEY CUSTOMER, OIL GIANT TO BOOST MINE-FLEET PERFORMANCE

Cummins Filtration has a long history of providing innovative technology and premium products. With this in mind, Fleetguard embarked on a value-add improvement project with a key mining customer and an oil giant to increase the oil-drain intervals on a specific fleet of Rigid Dump Trucks (RDTs) operating at the Tharisa open-pit PGM and chrome […]

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ABB wins $60 million order to reinforce UK power network

New indoor high-voltage substation at Shurton will feed electricity from Hinkley Point C power station into the national grid ABB has been awarded a $60 million contract by the leading UK utility, National Grid, to build a new high-voltage substation in Shurton, to integrate electricity produced by the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station […]

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Rockwell Automation to Showcase its Digital Oilfield and ConnectedProductionTM Solutions for Increased Profitability in the Oil & Gas Sector at ADIPEC 2017

Rockwell Automation to demonstrate how knowledge-driven solutions are the key to improving oil and gas businesses’ operational efficiency and bottom-line productivity. Dubai, UAE, Oct. 18, 2017- Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, will showcase its Digital Oilfield and ConnectedProductionTM solutions at the booth 1230 in Hall 1 of the […]

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SASOL INZALO FOUNDATION HONOURS GRADUATES FROM UNDERPRIVILEGED BACKGROUNDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Johannesburg, South Africa – More than 120 university graduates from underprivileged backgrounds will be honoured this evening by the Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SaIF) for their outstanding achievements in science, engineering and education. The graduates are beneficiaries of the Foundation’s Science and Engineering Undergraduate Bursary Programme, Science Fellowship Programme and Education Fellowship programme. Established in 2008, SalF’s […]

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EMERSON IMPROVES FIELD DEVICE RELIABILITY WITH INTUITIVE ALERTS MOBILE DEVICE DASHBOARD

Additional filtering and a mobile-friendly device health portal for AMS Device Manager improve maintenance efficiency and decision making Emerson introduces new alert optimization capabilities and mobile device health dashboards in the latest version of AMS Device Manager. Out-of-the box alert filtering templates created using human-centered design principles provide the potential for as much as a […]

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Urgent call for SA to prioritise alternative waste-treatment technologies

Waste management is the least prioritised municipal service in most South African municipalities, lagging significantly behind housing, water, electricity, and road infrastructure. This is despite the fact that the country only recycles only about 10% of its waste at present, focused mainly on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, paper and cardboard. However, with Johannesburg, Tshwane, and […]

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Yokogawa Receives SICE Awards

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo: 6841) announces that two Yokogawa employees and the subsidiary Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation have received awards from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)*1. These awards, which are described below, are for a scientific paper, contributions toward the establishment of international standards, and the development of a methodology. The awards […]

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The new application packages for food & beverage

Our application packages, made up of process photometers and Memosens sensors on the Liquiline CM44P, let us provide simple recipes for success when conducting familiar measuring tasks in the food and beverage industry. The Liquiline CM44P finally makes it possible to use our process photometers in conjunction with Memosens sensors on a single transmitter. This […]

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Temperature Calibration: Endress+Hauser South Africa boasts lowest uncertainty of measurement

Process automation specialist, Endress+Hauser South Africa’s Temperature Calibration Laboratory utilises only the highest precision and state-of-the-art equipment, resulting in it achieving a SANAS accolade as one of the highest performing temperature calibration laboratories in South Africa. The most basic criterion when it comes to temperature calibration is to always use a reference sensor that is […]

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Preferred work-at-height, confined-space service provider in Africa

Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. aims to become the preferred work-at-height and confined-space service provider on the African continent. It offers various solutions to all heavy industrial sectors, including mining. A particular achievement of the company to date is its zero-fatality rate, in line with OHSAS 18001:2007 and Institute for Work at Height best practice. […]

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Becker Mining South Africa – Becker cable theft detection and motor protection system

Becker Mining South Africa’s Proloc and ProBeck electronic protection and control relays have been designed for motor protection, as well as cable theft detection, in diverse industries, including mining and quarrying, electrification, municipalities, water and wastewater, chemical, petrochemical and general engineering. “Becker’s low voltage relays, with advanced technologies for dependable protection of electric motors used […]

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Aftermarket service is key to lowest total cost of ownership

The importance of proactive back-up service cannot be over-estimated in ensuring that customers benefit from the lowest total cost of ownership. It is for this reason that Goscor Access Rental prides itself on its 24/7 aftermarket service. Any breakdown or equipment failure in the field not only leads to downtime and reduced productivity, but also […]

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Yokogawa Releases CENTUM® VP R6.05 Integrated Production Control System

–With a new processor module and an enhanced engineering function– Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo: 6841) announces that it will release CENTUM® VP R6.05, an enhanced version of its flagship integrated production control system, on October 24. The latest CENTUM release features a new processor module with a Yokogawa designed microprocessor that employs large-scale integration (LSI). […]

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GALL THOMSON LAUNCHES FIRST LOCKING CAMLOCK

Gall Thomson, the world leader in marine couplings, has just introduced a new range of next generation locking cams for its Camlock Couplings. The Camlock-R™ is a fully sealed ratchet mechanism that locks as it’s tightened and which can only be released using its built-in central push button. The Camlock-R™ is up to 50 times […]

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Afrox presents Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal Award in honour of founding CEO

In celebration of 90 years in the gases and welding industry and in honour of Afrox’s founding CEO, Afrox presented the prestigious Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal Award at the 69th annual SAIW dinner held on 20 October at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg. The award is significant to Afrox as it was introduced in 1949 in […]

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Trade press release- ABB to provide critical elastic infrastructure solutions for Serverius data center in Netherlands

2017-10-18 – Data center and infrastructure provider selects ABB as a strategic partner for the renovation and expansion of the electrical infrastructure of its operation in Meppel ABB has been chosen by Serverius, one of the largest data center providers in the Netherlands, to modernize its data center, delivering greater efficiency, reliability and quality. With […]

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SKF Zambia kicks off on a high Rugby 7’s note

The first weekend of August 2017 saw the community of the Zambian Copperbelt mining town, Mufulira, bristling with excitement as they welcomed the Mufulira Sevens Rugby Tournament. SKF Zambia was delighted to join forces with Mopani Copper Mines in hosting this prestigious Seven-a-Side Rugby Fest. SKF was one of the first sponsors to get on […]

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SASOL’S PROPOSED NEW B-BBEE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE DESIGNED TO CREATE IMMEDIATE VALUE

Sasol Khanyisa has been designed to realise upfront and immediate value creation for eligible shareholders, while delivering long-term and sustainable ownership of Sasol by Black South Africans Johannesburg, South Africa – A circular on Sasol Limited’s proposed new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) ownership structure, Sasol Khanyisa, has been distributed to Sasol shareholders, who will […]

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Achieving enterprise connectivity doesn’t have to be costly: Simplifying the IIoT landscape

Are there ‘quick wins’ to be had in implementing a Connected Enterprise? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott unpacks the value of incremental, self-sustaining informational upgrades in this discussion on IIoT implementation. The many studies surrounding the Industrial Internet of Things all agree on one central theme: the potential profitability gains of smart, […]

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‘Mine-blowing’ automated door solutions from Maxiflex

A range of superior quality, rugged automated door solutions, engineered to meet increased safety, efficiency and productivity on mines, are available from South Africa’s leading door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex. The local mining industry is facing significant challenges which are putting this sector under severe pressure to find ways to reduce operational costs and […]

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WESTERMO INDUSTRIAL ROUTER ENABLES RESILIENT AND SECURE ACCESS TO REMOTE AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT

ADSL/VDSL2 device provides robust and secure communications to SCADA, HMI, PLCs and sensors via the Internet Westermo has launched an industrial ADSL and VDSL2 router/modem to provide robust and secure communications to remote industrial automation equipment. The BRD-355 uses the Internet to cost-effectively inter-connect systems, allowing SCADA, HMI, PLCs and sensors to communicate with each […]

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EMERSON AGREES TO ACQUIRE PARADIGM

Broadens Emerson’s software capabilities to serve global oil and gas industry Positions Emerson as the largest independent provider of Exploration & Production software solutions Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm®, a leading provider of software solutions for the oil and gas industry, for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times […]

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Industry in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes arrival of natural gas

The natural gas revolution continues: Commercial-scale supplies of compressed natural gas will soon be available to industry in KwaZulu-Natal, with gas supplier Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, currently setting up shop and targeting 2018 for the first natural gas deliveries. More cost-effective, cleaner and safer than diesel, petrol, paraffin and LPG […]

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Incledon KZN relocates to new premises in Prospecton

: Incledon KwaZulu-Natal has relocated to new premises in Prospecton, Durban, which has the added benefit of quicker service delivery and improved stock-control processes. The new location at 1A Transport Drive is just off the N2 South freeway, which facilitates both access and delivery, Incledon KZN Branch Manager Nesh Chetty explains. “All functions within our […]

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Becker Mining South Africa – PVS pump range – efficient pumping of sludge and slurries

Becker Mining South Africa’s PVS range of vortex pumps has been designed to efficiently pump sludge and slurries containing large abrasive solids and fibrous materials in light, medium and heavy service industries. The PVS range, which can handle solids to 72 mm (3 inches) and S.G’s to 1,5, achieves up to 87 m heads at […]

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Thyssenkrupp Service Centre capabilities showcased at Copperbelt Mining & Trade Expo 2017, Zambia

thyssenkrupp Service Centre exhibited its product portfolio and capabilities to customers at the Copperbelt Mining and Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) held from 6 to 8 June 2017 in Kitwe, Zambia.  Hosted exclusively within the Copperbelt, CBM-TEC is Zambia’s professional attendance technical supplies and equipment trade expo for the Copperbelt region. Zambia’s mining sector contributes […]

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Concord Cranes to diversify into new markets and extend its footprint

Concord Cranes, a crane hire and specialised transport service company in the Industrial Services Holdings (InServe) stable, is diversifying into the heavy-lift market, as well as expanding its footprint in South Africa and on the continent. The Concord Cranes group comprises Concord AngloV3 (Central South Africa), Concord Castle (Eastern and Western Cape), and Concord Elcon […]

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Energas launches new in-line deflagration flame arresters

Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, Energas Technologies has introduced a new range of in-line deflagration flame arresters from leading US-based manufacturer, Protectoseal. Designed to withstand low-speed, low-pressure, as well as high-speed, high-pressure deflagration flame fronts in gas pipes, the new range’s edge is its […]

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KlevaKidz puts paraffin safety first

The annual Engen KlevaKidz campaign which engages with and educates learners about the importance of paraffin safety launched in the Western Cape on October 13th and runs until the end of the month. Over the course of three weeks, Engen KlevaKidz will travel to 30 primary schools in the Khayelitsha and Strand area. Engen KlevaKidz […]

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ARVALV through-port knife-gate valves for abrasive, scaling applications

ARVALV through-port knife-gate valves have long been the product of choice for challenging abrasive and scaling applications at plants and facilities where extended service life is a must. The ARVALV range is manufactured, stocked, and serviced by AR Controls, a leading importer and manufacturer of a comprehensive range of internationally-recognised valves and instrumentation. The company […]

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ABB wins $45 million order to enable power supply to Dubai Hills Estate- (Zurich, Switzerland)

Zurich, Switzerland, October 16, 2017 – ABB substation to strengthen distribution network and supply reliable power to new premier development ABB has won an order worth around $45 million from Dubai Hills Estate L.L.C, a joint venture between Emaar Properties PJSC and Meraas Holding, to construct a substation that will boost distribution capacity and feed […]

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PMPS pumps into mining

With its Rotho peristaltic hose pump, the most commonly used pump to move viscous and high solid content liquids without clogging, PMPS, a packaged metering and pumping solutions provider in South Africa, is offering a new, unrivalled pumping solution to the local mining sector.    Packaged Metering & Pumping Solutions (PMPS) will soon introduce its […]

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Are your employees inviting cyber threats into your organisation and draining your resources?

In today’s always-connected world, companies face a new wave of threats as cybercrime continues to escalate. Cyber security is becoming more challenging as businesses are having a tough time trying to address growing threats while maintaining focus on their core business.  These evolving threats are more and more frequently external cyber criminals using connections inadvertently […]

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Win a trip to Monaco by putting a little F1 in your tank

To celebrate the launch of the new advanced energy formula Engen Primax Unleaded, South Africa’s favourite petrol brand* is offering four lucky couples the chance of winning a trip for two to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in May 2018. The Monaco Grand Prix, dating back to 1929, is one of the signature races […]

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NEW E6000 Innovative Hand-Held Industrial Combustion Gas and Emissions Analyzer

Measure Up To SIX Gases Simultaneously Built-in Printer & Full COLOR Graphic Display Automatic Data Saving & Expanded Internal Memory Bluetooth Wireless Communication & Software The E6000 Includes: Up To SIX Gas Sensors: O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, CxHy(HC), H2S Dilution Pump for CO Auto-Range Measurements Up to 50,000 ppm Built-In Printer (Non-Fading Paper) Low […]

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EX ENCLOSURES

EX enclosures are specially made for use in hazardous environments. They are designed, manufactured and tested to international standards. All certificates, such as ATEX/IECEx, are issued by the manufacturer under license from a test authority. EX enclosures are made of either aluminium, polycarbonate or polyester. – Aluminium from 66*60*46 to 310*600*180 mm – Polycarbonate from […]

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Sweeping growth for Goscor Cleaning Equipment across Africa

With new representation in Namibia, Botswana, and Nigeria, and dealer talks underway in Kenya, Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) is consolidating its strategy of becoming the first-choice supplier of cleaning equipment in Africa. Part of the Goscor Group, GCE has embarked on a comprehensive strategy to improve its aftermarket service and boost its sales force, MD […]

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2018 MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANNUAL KRUGER NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKENDS

Johannesburg, South Africa – Celebrations to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the annual Kruger National Park Birding Weekends have officially started. These weekends have, over the past two decades, contributed significantly to the R248 million in funding contributed for the conservation of South Africa’s national parks. Sponsored by Sasol, the weekends are facilitated by the SANParks Honorary […]

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OIL AND GAS TO FUEL WEST COAST GROWTH

The oil and gas sector is the fastest growing in South Africa, and a slew of recent announcements show that the vision for the Saldanha Bay is already bearing fruit. A month ago, it was announced that Royal Bafokeng Holdings is involved in two oil and gas projects in Saldanha Bay that could total an […]

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Engen Helderberg Convenience Centre is Open for Business

The people of Somerset West will benefit from the 24-hour services on offer at the all new Engen Helderberg Convenience Centre, which opened on 5 October 2017. Engen Helderberg Convenience Centre is located on the corner of Sir Lowry Road and Schapenberg Road in Somerset West and offers customers quality fuels such as Engen Primax […]

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Rockwell Automation Demonstrates Commitment to Houston

Weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Irma, leaders at Rockwell Automation are confidently moving forward with plans to host the annual Automation Fair event in Houston. “Our hearts go out to the greater Houston community and all who have been affected by the recent hurricanes,” said Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. […]

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Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel plan to create powerful new No. 2 in European steel market

– Memorandum of understanding signed to combine European steel activities in   50/50 joint venture – Positioning as strong quality and technology leader – Annual synergies of €400 million to €600 million expected – Signing of agreement targeted for early 2018 and closing by 2018 year-end thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel have today signed a memorandum […]

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Siemens signs MoU with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Increase capacity by up to 300MW by 2019 through short, medium and long-term initiatives Partner with TSK to investigate options to improve efficiency, operation and sustainability of the electricity sector Commit to local training and job opportunities to create additional benefits for society September 29 2017 – Siemens today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

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ABB showcases range of EV charging solutions- (Trade press release)

As countries all over the world continue to expand their EV charging infrastructure to cope with increasing consumer and commercial demand, ABB will showcase its innovative range of solutions at EVS30 in Stuttgart from stand 43, Hall 1 With over 2 million electric cars on the road worldwide in 2016 [source: Global EV Outlook] and that […]

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Paving the path to a digital future

Further digitalization of established technologies such as condition monitoring and smart sensors could have a revolutionary effect on manufacturing, says Bernie van Leeuwen, Director Product Management Digitalization at SKF Digitalization is most apparent in the consumer market, where music downloads, online shopping and on-demand TV are hailed as marvels of the digital age. However, digitalization […]

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October is Transport Month

In celebration of Transport Month this October, Engen Petroleum is taking their annual Driver Wellness programme to Gauteng, offering free health screenings for truck drivers at Engen Truck Stops. As part of Engen’s Driver Wellness Initiative, all truck drivers are invited to receive voluntary health screenings at: Engen Market Gateway, Majorie Street, City Deep on […]

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IE3-compliant DRN motors supplied to Eastern Cape wastewater treatment plant

A major upgrade to a wastewater treatment plant in the Eastern Cape is taking advantage of the energy-saving and cost-efficiency features of the latest IE3-compliant DRN motors from SEW-EURODRIVE. The order is due to be supplied later this year. An important feature of these motors for wastewater treatment applications is their IP 65 rating, SEW-EURODRIVE […]

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CUMMINS RELOCATES TO ALLANDALE BUILDING IN WATERFALL CITY, MIDRAND

Cummins has announced that it has relocated to new premises in the Allandale Building in Waterfall City, Midrand, in close proximity to the Mall of Africa development. The relocation is due to the fact that the company’s success on the continent has led to a healthy and growing organisation that now requires expanded facilities. “We […]

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BIRAL LAUNCHES NEW MARINE BTD-350 AT METEOROLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY WORLD EXPO

Biral, Stand 5035, Meteorological Technology World Expo, 10-12 October 2017, Amsterdam RAI Meteorological equipment specialists Biral is set to introduce its new BTD-350 thunderstorm detector at the Meteorological Technology World Expo this October. With its rugged design for marine applications, the BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector, following the current BTD-300, is a standalone sensor that detects the […]

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New at Energy: Building Energy Technologies- Hannover, Germany

Hannover, Germany. The addition of “Building Energy Technology” to the themes covered at the Energy trade fair within HANNOVER MESSE has been announced. The focus will be on building services and building technology for office and production buildings. “Our Energy trade fair offers producers of building technology and service providers an excellent platform for presenting […]

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20 YEARS WITH NACE AS STANDARD CONSTRUCTION OF JC BALL VALVES

One of our main objectives is taking care of our customer’s requirements and listen to their needs. This close communication with them allow us to do things better and improve the quality of our products and services. One example of this is that, to facilitate the inventory management by our distributors and avoid errors in […]

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BIRAL LAUNCHES NEW WIND ENERGY BROCHURE

Biral, Stand 5035, Meteorological Technology World Expo, 10-12 October 2017, Amsterdam RAI Leading meteorological specialists, Biral, has introduced a new six-page brochure covering the meteorological sensors benefiting the wind energy market. The new six-page Wind Energy brochure displays Biral’s best-selling forward scatter meters for the market, including the VPF and SWS Visibility and Present Weather […]

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SANY hydraulic excavator takes on the toughest working conditions

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, is continuing its introduction of the latest SANY equipment into the local market with the launch of a new hydraulic excavator for the toughest African operating conditions. The SY215C hydraulic excavator is one of five models developed specifically by SANY for the international market, GEM Sales […]

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African Petrochemicals were pleased to join Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp Oktoberfest 

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Finding solutions to meet the world’s changing resources and energy needs

Social writer Eric Hoffer wrote “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”, a quote that resonates with Denver Dreyer, CEO of WorleyParsons RSA. As a company that helps customers meet the world’s changing resources and energy needs, WorleyParsons […]

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Automotive industry to phase out environmentally-unsafe refrigerants

In line with the latest legislation in Europe, which came into effect at the beginning of the year, the automotive industry is required to phase out current environment-damaging refrigerants being used, and replace these with green alternatives. Automotive air-conditioning systems currently run on R134a refrigerant. However, HFO1234yf has been introduced as the next-generation gas for […]

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OMRON releases the new PMAC Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers with performant motion control technology

OMRON Corporation announces the global release of its new CK3E Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers and Industrial PC Platform NY51□-A IPC Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers (hereinafter PMAC). OMRON and OMRON’s Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. (hereinafter “DT”) worked together to develop the PMAC controllers with global leading motion control technology from DT. PMAC achieves sophisticated fine-tuning control, including […]

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BLT SA – Haaga walk-behind sweepers for efficient operation in diverse industries

BLT (Pty) Ltd’s portfolio of German engineered walk-behind Haaga sweepers range from entry level machines for domestic and commercial applications, to high power sweepers for use in large commercial and industrial areas. “Haaga sweepers, known globally for efficient cleaning, easy operation and extended service life, have a patented sweeping system, which consists of two counter […]

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SKF enters the world of manufacturing using world-class digital technology

SKF’s operations in Sweden are set to be given a boost with the inauguration of a completely new, fully-automated and digital production process in Gothenburg, adapted for the manufacture of spherical roller bearings. The new production unit is the first of its type to be put into operations within the SKF Group and is part […]

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Engen Driver Wellness 2017 travels to Musina

As part of Transport month Engen Petroleum is launching their annual Driver Wellness programme in Musina next week. Truck drivers are invited to receive free voluntary health screenings at the Gateway Truck Stop, N1 Highway, Beitbridge Border Post, Musina on the 5th and 6th October from 06:00 – 15:00 as part of Engen’s Driver Wellness […]

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Bobcat Equipment South Africa offers zero deposit, prime interest rate

Bobcat Equipment South Africa, well-known for some of the toughest machines in the compact construction equipment sector, has teamed up with Merchant West Working Capital Solutions to offer a special financing deal on all new equipment. The financing is being offered at a zero deposit, in addition to prime interest rate. At the end of […]

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ABB delivers solar solutions in the Atacama Desert

Leading technology provider ABB has partnered with Spanish independent power producer ACCIONA to supply an all-in-one inverter solution for the 246 MWp El Romero Solar Plant in the Chilean desert The solar plant is situated in the harsh environment of the Atacama Desert in Chile, 645 km north of the country’s capital Santiago. One of […]

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‘#RideWise visits Engen Highveld

This Transport month, Gauteng motorists who practice “safe driving” stand the chance to win an Engen petrol voucher valued at R1 500 each as part of the Engen #RideWise campaign. ‘Full Tank Thursday’, which will take place on October 6th at the Engen 1 Stop Highveld along the R21 from 15:00-18:00 will see selected motorists […]

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Rockwell Automation launches new line of open architecture industrial computers and thin clients

Many manufacturers struggle with unreliable human machine interface (HMI) applications that use obsolete operating systems. With the new family of Allen-Bradley VersaView 5000 industrial computers, thin clients and monitors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can modernise their standalone or distributed HMI applications to support smart manufacturing. “The VersaView 5000 portfolio is our latest open architecture HMI […]

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T-Systems South Africa announces considerable investment in Microsoft Azure

T-Systems South Africa announced at their InTouch 2017 event that they will be partnering with Microsoft offer Azure services to enterprise customers to the South African market. T-Systems is already a global partner of Microsoft and, with this new step, will be focusing on complementing their existing solutions with Microsoft Azure cloud services to create […]

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Siemens signs MoU with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

• Increase capacity by up to 300MW by 2019 through short, medium and longterm initiatives • Partner with TSK to investigate options to improve efficiency, operation and sustainability of the electricity sector • Commit to local training and job opportunities to create additional benefits for society 29 September, 2017 – Siemens today signed a Memorandum […]

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SASOL INZALO FOUNDATION HANDS OVER EQUIPMENT TO FREE STATE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Sasolburg, Free State – Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SaIF) today handed over valuable equipment to technical high schools in Parys and Iketsetseng in the Free State. The donation is part of the Foundation’s Technical Schools of Excellence Network (TechSENet) programme, which focuses on boosting South Africa’s vocational skills pool and supporting the realisation of  the National Development […]

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Gold status for Endress+Hauser

EcoVadis honors sustainable business processes Endress+Hauser has received a Gold Recognition Level certificate in the EcoVadis audit, improving on the previous year’s result with 66 points. The result illustrates the high importance Endress+Hauser places on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the structured, foresighted approach it takes. “As a family business, the concept of sustainability […]

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SAIMC Tshwane October Tech Eve Branch Invite – IIOT by E&H

Dear SAIMC member / interested party.                                                                          02 October 2017 Please find enclosed some of the latest news from Tshwane branch. Past technical Evening: For the September technical evening we were fortunate to have Mr. Jaco Marneweck from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS) present to us on the subject of “Legal requirements […]

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ABB wins record order in Turkey for InLine II fuse switch disconnector technology

ABB has received its largest-ever single order for 41,800 of its innovative InLine II fuse switch disconnector, for use in distribution boards across Turkey. The order marks a move by utility companies in Turkey to invest in measures to ensure the highest possible stability and safety in the country’s power distribution network. The record order […]

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Organic load under control

Endress+Hauser launched a new analyser for the chemical oxygen demand. Liquiline System CA80COD is perfectly suited for environmental monitoring and applications in municipal and industrial wastewater. Reliable assessment of the organic load Chemical oxygen demand is the most commonly used parameter to determine the organic load of wastewater. Precise online measurement of COD in the […]

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SASOL MINING SPONSORS THE 2017 JOBURG INDABA

Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol Mining is proud to sponsor the 5th annual Joburg Indaba. Taking place on 4 and 5 October 2017 at the Inanda Club, the Joburg Indaba brings together South Africa’s foremost mining industry players to discuss issues impacting the industry. The main objectives of the event are to encourage strategic, insightful conversations and create […]

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Bunker lashing and cleaning services undertaken at Matimba

Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has provided specialised confined space access and rescue-service standby to a bunker lashing and cleaning company at Matimba Power Station near Lephalale in Limpopo for electricity utility Eskom as part of its ongoing preventative maintenance programme. Matimba is the largest direct dry cooling power station in the world. Supplied by […]

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Air Products and Unique Welding Alloys – the strength is in the weld

Leading industrial gas manufacturer Air Products and leading supplier of welding products, Unique Welding Alloys, not only provides the means for welders to fabricate a perfect weld, but they have also formed a solid base for a successful partnership. In March this year, they celebrated a relationship that has grown and strengthened over the last […]

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No early ‘re-tyre-ment’: NitraLife’s nitrogen tyre inflation-extending tyre life and improving cost-savings in the commercial transport sector since 1996

Nitrogen tyre inflation has over the years become well-known, and is no longer the sole preserve of specialist tyre users such as the international motorsport or commercial aviation sectors. In fact, it is even conveniently available today on the forecourts of many petrol stations in South Africa. What is less widely known is the significant […]

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NEW E8500 PLUS Portable Emissions Analyzer with Upgraded CO2 Measurements

The NEW E8500 PLUS emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. This model has been upgraded to measure up to 50% CO2 using an NDIR sensor. The E8500 PLUS is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.   […]

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RECENT NEW APPOINTMENTS AT YOKOGAWA SA

Yokogawa SA would like to welcome the following new staff members. About Yokogawa: Yokogawa South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an empowered South African company jointly owned by Identity Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd, a local black women-owned organisation, and Yokogawa Africa Holdings BV, incorporated in the Netherlands. Yokogawa Africa Holdings BV is owned by Yokogawa Electric Corporation. […]

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African Petrochemicals were pleased to join Letaba Pumps at their launch

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OneLogix keeps on trucking with DAF Trucks

Forging strong, service-based relationships with customers is a top priority for Babcock and one of the driving reasons behind logistics provider OneLogix’s decision to purchase a further 12 DAF Trucks from Babcock, bringing their DAF Trucks fleet for group company OneLogix Projex up to 80. OneLogix Projex purchased six DAF Trucks in 2012 and has […]

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A bright future for Ugandan oil & gas sector, Siemens predicts

• Oil and gas projects are increasingly complex and the need for an integrated solution is important • Uganda has opportunity to kickstart pipeline project with leading digitalization technology and solutions that will have long-term cost and efficiency benefits September 27 2017, Kampala, Uganda – The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves […]

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Engen remains SA’s Number One

For a record breaking seventh consecutive year, consumers have backed Engen as their favourite petrol station in the country, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength in the South African petroleum industry. The accolade was attributed to Engen in the Sunday Times Top Brands* survey, which recognises those brands that have earned top […]

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Yokogawa to Conduct PoC Test of Remote Pump Monitoring Service Using Its IIoT Architecture

−Creating new value by working with partner companies− Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has begun working with Iwaki Co., Ltd. on a proof-of-concept (PoC) test for a remote pump monitoring service. This service will use an Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture that is currently under development by Yokogawa. The PoC test will examine […]

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Equatorial Guinea to Support Local Content in Uganda, Recommends New Producer Joins OPEC

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea pays official visit to Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda. Equatorial Guinea Minister H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima delivers keynote speech at 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala. Equatorial Guinea government offers support to Uganda in building local content capacity, Minister recommends […]

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Blue Chip Lubricants is the first majority black owned facility in SA to blend and distribute a global brand

Blue Chip Lubricants has completed construction of its new blending facility in Kya Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is ready to embark on largescale blending of lubricants from Q8Oils for the South African and Sub-Saharan African market. The company will have a major presence at Futuroad 2017 at Nasrec, part of Automechanika South Africa, […]

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African Petrochemicals were invited to the launch of Q8Oils in SA today

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EMERSON INTRODUCES WIRELESS TOXIC GAS MONITOR TO PROTECT PERSONNEL AT CHALLENGING REMOTE LOCATIONS

Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor extends toxic gas coverage to costly, difficult-to-access applications. In response to the critical need for monitoring of toxic hydrogen sulfide gas in wellheads, tank farms, and other remote locations, Emerson today introduced its first fully integrated wireless gas monitor. The Rosemount™ 928 Wireless Gas Monitor is a fully integrated WirelessHART™ […]

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ABB and Northvolt partner for Europe’s largest battery factory

ABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) will support the initial phase of this project through an early investment. Northvolt […]

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Wireless control of cranes – with Demag infrared control

PRESS RELEASE Wireless control of cranes – with Demag infrared control  System featuring active range limitation  No risk of radio system interference  Practical: inductive charging station Wetter, Germany, 30 June 2016. Radio or infrared? Operators who want to control their industrial cranes from the ground can now choose what type of system […]

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Need a moisture resistant label?

Many of our clients need more from their product labels than standard labelling solutions can offer them. Some clients require labels that can accommodate extra content due to all the mandatory information that must be included on-pack, often in multiple languages, to comply with the laws that govern their industries. Others want to use their […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association asks for comprehensive independent audit of Eskom

Eskom should answer to the need for electricity tariff reductions and why this is not possible says Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA). CAIA also appeals to NERSA to conduct a comprehensive independent audit of Eskom’s operations, as well as its capital expenditure, in particular, but not exclusive, on […]

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Natural gas: powering a revolution in South Africa’s industry

The increasing availability of natural gas in South Africa represents a significant opportunity for industry to lower energy costs and improve profitability, while also moving towards cleaner emissions targets. This is being made possible through the development of a rapidly expanding gas distribution network by Virtual Gas Network (a division of CNG Holdings): the first […]

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Responsible Care® helps grow a profitable, sustainable chemical sector

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), the overarching body that represents the chemical and related industries in South Africa, is custodian to a global voluntary initiative. This initiative, Responsible Care®, envisages a profitable, sustainable chemical sector that contributes to the quality of life and the economy through innovation, production and allied industries without harm […]

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ORBCOMM launches VTS solution for fishing, marine leisure sectors

Communications systems solution provider ORBCOMM has developed a cost-effective Vessel Tracking and Monitoring System (VTS) specifically for the South African commercial fishing and marine leisure sectors. The system has full approval from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). In accordance with the Marine Living […]

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What’s a DMM?

Multimeters. They’ve been described as a modern-day tape measure. But what exactly is a digital multimeter (DMM) and what can you do with it? How do you make measurements safely? What features do you need? What is the easiest way to get the most out of your meter? Which meter is best suited to the […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to host Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is hosting its Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban on 17 October and 19 October 2017 respectively. The Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar aims to provide participants with hard-hitting and useful information which they can apply directly in their workplaces. “Dangerous goods professionals […]

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ChemSAFE Safe Havens: A Better Solution for Emergency Response Planning

The safety and well-being of personnel is considered a top priority in the chemical production and processing industries. With few options available to provide suitable protection from toxic gas releases during emergencies, it is important to make the most appropriate decisions based on facility size, hazards, operating staff numbers and other critical contributing factors. “Non-built-for-purpose” […]

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GHM GROUP ACQUIRES MEASURING TECHNOLOGY EXPERT VALCO SRL.

The GHM GROUP has acquired Valco srl, an Italian measuring technology producer for level, flow and temperature sensors for machine and process automation. “I am very pleased to welcome Valco to the GHM Group. The acquisition enables the GHM Group to offer to our customers an even broader range with the entire manufacturing excellence and […]

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Jasco provides NEXIS solution upgrade to Mauritius Broadcast Corporation

Jasco, smart technology and ICT solutions partner, has successfully upgraded the Mauritius Broadcast Corporation’s (MBC) existing media workflow and collaboration platform by upgrading their current AVIDNEXIS Pro storage to a Nexis E4 storage solution. This upgrade enables MBC to connect their team, share media and sequences and work together on the same projects in real-time […]

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ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 Acquisition will strengthen ABB’s #2 global position in electrification – Non-core GE business with significant value creation potential within ABB – Expands ABB’s access to the North American market through deep customer relationships, large installed base and extensive distribution networks – Long-term usage of GE brand agreed – Purchase price […]

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BBF Safety Group Announces Acquisition of Quality Safety

Latest acquisition supports company’s vision of becoming a leading workplace safety solutions provider DURBAN, 15th September 2017 – BBF Safety Group today announced its acquisition of Quality Safety, a local manufacturer of personal and general protective equipment (PPE). Through the acquisition, BBF Safety Group is now able to offers its customers a broad portfolio of […]

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Goscor Access Rental appoints new KZN Branch Manager

Goscor Access Rental (GAR) has appointed industry stalwart Alan Will as Kwazulu-Natal Branch Manager, based in Westmead, to oversee expansion in one of the company’s highest-growth areas in South Africa at present. Alan brings 28 years’ experience to bear on his high-profile new role, of which 22 years were dedicated to the materials-handling industry in […]

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SASOL ANNOUNCES PROPOSED NEW R21 BILLION B-BBEE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol Limited has announced its proposed new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) ownership structure, Sasol Khanyisa, which will be submitted for shareholder approval at the Sasol Limited AGM later this year. Sasol Khanyisa is intended to achieve effective direct and indirect B-BBEE ownership of at least 25% in Sasol South Africa, a […]

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Eskom and Siemens join forces to grow a legacy of skills

Eskom Kusile Power Station Project in partnership with Siemens celebrated the graduation of participants from a unique program that seeks to inspire and develop promising talent. All contractors that do business with Kusile on site have an Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGISA) obligation to develop a combination of skills categories depending […]

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ABB drives the expansion of e-mobility fast charging infrastructure in Germany

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By the end of 2017, ABB will have delivered an additional 117 rapid-charging columns at the locations of service station […]

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Vacuum trucks supplied for power-station cleaning contract

Mpumalanga Renovating Maintenance Services (MRMS), a leading cleaning and maintenance specialist servicing the local industrial cleaning, civil, and general construction sectors, has standardised on rental machines from Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) to ensure it receives the lowest total cost of ownership. When MRMS secured a three-year civil site-maintenance contract at Kusile power station in 2010, […]

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Instrumentation and measurement solutions for the South African water industry

KROHNE has been active in water markets for over 60 years. In fact, the Duisburg, German-based company was the first to introduce an electromagnetic flowmeter (magmeter) for water, wastewater, additives and sludge in 1961. Since then, KROHNE has not only developed a complete portfolio for flow measurement, including partially filled pipes, but also level, pressure, […]

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CUMMINS PROVIDES LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR EMISSIONS CONTROL IN RAIL-ENGINE MARKET

Cummins, the world’s largest independent engine manufacturer, has over 70 years’ experience in high-speed rail engines, reveals Andreas Dammann, Rail Business Manager – EMEA. With engine platforms from 36 kW to 3 300 kW, Cummins has a range of engines specifically for the rail market segment. These run the gamut from locomotives (QSK95, QSK60) to railcars […]

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SICK Automation track and trace systems debut in South Africa’s tyre manufacturing plants

SICK Automation recently supplied two turnkey track and trace systems for multinational tyre manufacturers Bridgestone and Sumitomo Rubber at their South African plants, marking the first installations worldwide of the sensor specialist’s latest image-based code readers, the Tire Lector Array (TLA), in the tyre manufacturing industry. By tracking and tracing barcoded tyres across the manufacturing […]

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Engen launches Auto Gardens in 100 schools across South Africa

Engen, in collaboration with Acts of Random Kindness South Africa (ArkoSA), a not-for-profit company which encourages acts of random kindness one person at a time, are striving to assist schools in the production and growth of year-round crops. With the introduction of Auto Gardens to 100 schools around the country by the end of the […]

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Organic load under control

Endress+Hauser launched a new analyser for the chemical oxygen demand. Liquiline System CA80COD is perfectly suited for environmental monitoring and applications in municipal and industrial wastewater. Reliable assessment of the organic load Chemical oxygen demand is the most commonly used parameter to determine the organic load of wastewater. Precise online measurement of COD in the […]

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SASOL NEW SIGNATURES ART COMPETITION SCOOPS A 2017 BASA AWARD

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, in partnership Association of Arts Pretoria, has been awarded the BASA Long-Term Partnership Award for 2017. The partnership between Sasol and the longest running national art competition in the country has, over the past 28 years, formed the cornerstone of Sasol’s commitment to art and culture. […]

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MOVIGEAR® drive system is ideal for hygiene and energy-saving in the food and beverage industry

MOVIGEAR® drive systems are particularly suited for the food and beverage industry, with its dual demands of high hygiene levels and energy saving, combined with the need to limit any downtime. SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa recently supplied a total of 65 MOVIGEAR® units to a major abattoir, representing one of the largest projects of its kind […]

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Invicta Holdings appointment announcement – Engineering Solutions Group

Gavin Pelser has been appointed CEO of Invicta Holdings Limited’s Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) business segment. Additional information ESG – a leading distributor of engineering consumable products, technical services and solutions – encompasses BMG, Hyflo Group, Hansen Transmission SA, Man-Dirk Group (including SA Tool and Sibuyile Industrial Supplies) OST, Screen Doctor and Autobax. Gavin Pelser […]

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HANNOVER MESSE 2018: Industrie 4.0 reaches the next stage

The interplay between automation and energy technology, IT platforms and artificial intelligence is driving the digital transformation of industry. With the lead theme “Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate”, HANNOVER MESSE 2018 spotlights the potential of this development. Hannover. Humans, machines and IT – these are the cornerstones of tomorrow’s factories. However, only with networking […]

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Cutting complexity from coding

Every business involved in production and packaging aims for optimum efficiency in their coding processes. No organisation can afford the frustration of unnecessary break-downs or down-time due to complex maintenance problems. In this environment, the demand for reliable, innovative coding equipment that saves time, cuts operational costs and comes underpinned by excellent service, is at […]

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ABB completes acquisition of KEYMILE’s communication networks business

Zurich, Switzerland- Acquisition supports ABB AbilityTM offering for mission-critical power grid applications, extending market opportunities ABB today announced it has completed the acquisition of the mission-critical communication business of the KEYMILE Group, a leading manufacturer of mission-critical and broadband telecommunication solutions, with installations across 100 countries. “We are pleased to add KEYMILE’s mission-critical communication networks […]

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PMPS ready to partner shale gas industry ahead of fracking in the Karoo

As South Africa seeks to replace its dwindling offshore gas reserves, plans to kick off shale gas exploration in the Karoo basin are at an advanced stage. Ahead of such a possible mammoth project, PMPS, a packaged metering and pumping solution provider in South Africa, is well positioned to partner an industry where optimal reagent […]

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Afrox unveils welding school at LIV Village

Afrox’s commitment to assisting young South Africans to acquire welding skills and knowledge recently culminated in the official opening on 7 September of the LIV Welding Academy, a custom container welding school that was developed by Afrox in partnership with LIV and the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW). The LIV Village provides holistic residential […]

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Engen launches innovative Pharmacy Concept in Kenya

Engen launched its first pharmacy in Kenya earlier this month at its highly-successful Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, in partnership with Payless Pharmacy. Selling over-the-counter and prescription medication, the pharmacy is yet another source of convenience for consumers to choose Engen. “This is a real value-added service to our valued customers in the Hurlingham area, entrenching […]

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Goscor plans to move the earth with SANY equipment

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), a leading player in the compact construction market, has entered the larger excavator and roadworks equipment market through its representation of the SANY brand. This augments GEM’s total product offering, providing customers with a single option for both smaller and larger equipment, Managing Director Barry Owen comments. “We have been a […]

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NEW E9000 Portable Emissions Analyzer

The NEW E9000 emissions analyzer with Heated Sample Line is a complete portable system for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E9000 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. Features: Up to (9) Total Gas Sensors Electrochemical Sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, […]

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SKF launches innovative maintenance service packages

New service packages from SKF will help manufacturers and users of rotating equipment excel in their sectors and integrate technologies to enable business success. SKF has taken another leading position within its sector by creating two new and innovative service packages that address the rapidly changing needs of customers facing skills shortages, the challenges of […]

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Hytec appoints Area Manager for Mpumalanga Province

Kobus Olivier has been appointed Mpumalanga Area Manager for Hytec, effective 01 June 2017. Olivier, who has over 20 years’ experience in the hydraulics industry, joined Hytec in 2007 as a sales representative at branch level in Mpumalanga. From 2012 to mid-2017 he held two separate Hytec branch manager positions, also within the Mpumalanga province, […]

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Clamping down on cable theft in the mining industry

Mines looking for an affordable solution to the perennial problem of cable theft need look no further than the cost-effective, easy-to-use, and tamper-proof Ultra-Lok® clamping system from Banding & ID Solutions Africa. Cable theft is a particular hazard on mine sites due to the potential health and safety implications, especially for workers underground, Banding & […]

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Hytec appoints Cape Regional Manager

Iaan du Toit has been appointed Regional Manager for Hytec in the Cape effective 01 May 2017. Du Toit, who has over 33 years’ experience in the hydraulics industry, joined Hytec in 1984 as a trainee fitter. His first promotion was three years later in 1987, whereafter he rose through the ranks. Returning to Hytec […]

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Renttech SA: ‘Business as usual’ – with a renewed focus: New MD to ensure higher than ever service, product and technical excellence

Renttech South Africa has a proud 20-year track record of providing a combination of high-quality local and international branded equipment for rental or purchase, allied to superb customer service and business integrity. After two decades, a new Managing Director, Duncan Whitehead, has taken up leadership of this well-known business. Renttech SA is the preferred supplier […]

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African Petrochemicals joined BMG for their World Site reveal

Through the consistent expansion of their operations since 1974 they have become Africa’s largest specialist distributor of engineering components. Now, as a combined force with well over 100 outlets in Southern Africa, BMG is strategically positioned to service all sectors of industry including agriculture, mining, petrochemical, sugar, paper and general engineering, as well as the automotive […]

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EMERSON LAUNCHES INDUSTRY-FIRST CONTROLLER DESIGNED FOR AUTOMATION VERSATILITY AND IIOT-ENABLED OPERATIONS

DeltaV™ PK Controller simplifies capital projects, readies organizations for operational benefits of IIoT Emerson is launching the DeltaV™ PK Controller, making the advanced automation of its DeltaV™ distributed control system (DCS) available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. The next-gen controller provides scalable automation control to all process industries, particularly parts of […]

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Future-proof assembly concept for high-end shavers

Philips – Consistently flexible Omron Industrial, Johannesburg. South Africa Production of shavers is under an immense cost pressure and the trade offer for the devices is quite large. In combination with factors like quality and design, the purchase decision is also affected by the price. To remain competitive under these conditions, Philips’ shaver production operates […]

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Siemens collaboration with Uganda is progressing positively

• Identified priority activities to strengthen transmission grid • In dialogue with key stakeholders for areas of collaboration and support for Oil & Gas sector development • Actively investigating best option to establish a local presence based on business sustainability September 13, 2017, Kampala, Uganda – Siemens has made positive strides in collaboration with the […]

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SASOL INZALO FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SCHOOL LEADERSHIP GUIDE TO SUPPORT PRINCIPALS

The Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SalF) has launched a school leadership guide to assist school principals to build a culture of academic excellence at their schools, particularly in Maths, Science and Technology. Titled “Shifting Paradigms: Changing Practice – Value-based instructional leadership in schools,” the book was launched today at Sasol’s global headquarters in Johannesburg in a ceremony attended […]

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A vision of safety: Sasol chooses SICK object detection systems

SICK Automation recently equipped reclaimers at Sasol Mining’s Twisdraai Export Plant and Sasol Coal Supply with its 905 nm infrared LiDAR scanner object detection systems. With its robust engineering, designed for outdoor applications in rugged industrial environments, multi-eco technology and field switching functionality, SICK has supplied an extremely precise object detection system that minimises that […]

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Engen Penford puts Uitenhage on the World map

‘Donating the Most Units of Blood in One Day by a Town’ is the title category that Engen Penford, Uitenhage has applied for in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. The record breaking is set to take place on Friday, 6 October 2017 from 09h00 until 18h00. Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Mayor, […]

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Machinery Safebook 5: your go-to guide for functional safety of machinery

Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery. ‘Machinery Safebook 5’ expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations, maintaining and reinforcing its position as an invaluable, best-practice teaching and reference tool for anyone that needs to […]

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ABB showcases investment in solar technology- (Group press release)

ABB reaffirms commitment to sustainable power with new solar innovations at Solar Power International 2017 ABB is unveiling new solar power conversion and energy storage devices and solutions at this year’s Solar Power International event. This demonstrates ABB’s commitment to support the generation of safe, clean and sustainable power, as well as its continued investment […]

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BI offers mounted, unmounted bearings and housings from KML

KML Bearings, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI), offers a range of mounted and unmounted bearings and bearing housings. In addition, it also has automotive-specific products for the passenger and commercial vehicle sectors. There is even a product range dedicated to the electric motor industry, Product Manager Gerhard Pienaar adds. These bearings are […]

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No bridge is too far or too high for Skyriders

Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has assisted with providing temporary access services for the rehabilitation of the Crocodile River Bridge for main contractor Stefanutti Stocks. The eight-span bridge over the Crocodile River near Nelspruit had to be jacked in order to replace the old bearings with 80 elastomeric bearings. Stefanutti Stock’s in-house Technical Department designed […]

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SICK Automation relocates to accommodate its expanding footprint

SICK Automation Southern Africa has relocated and is operating from Lanseria Corporate Estate, number 24 Eagle Lane, effective 4 September 2017. The new premises, five times larger than its current premises, are the result of organic expansion. Operating from Lanseria, a centralised location midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the new premises allows capacity for further […]

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ABB takes smart home experience to new heights with Amazon and Sonos solutions- Zurich, Switzerland

Market leading home automation functions from Amazon Alexa and wireless sound system from Sonos further improve the ABB AbilityTM smart home offering, ABB-free@home ABB, the leader in the German home automation market, has today announced collaborations with Amazon and Sonos, at Europe’s leading consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin. Consumers can simply control up to […]

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John T. Ryan Trophy winners unveiled at MineSAFE 2017

Safety achievements in the mining industry were celebrated at the MineSAFE 2017 Industry Day on Friday 1 September 2017 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. MSA Africa Sales Manager Christiaan Hugo presented the John T. Ryan Trophy for the best surface and underground operation respectively. MineSAFE aims to advance the achievement of zero harm in the […]

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SASOL & SAFA ANNOUNCE 4-YEAR SPONSORSHIP EXTENSION

The South African Football Association (SAFA) together with Sasol today announced an extension of their ground-breaking sponsorship to further develop women’s football. With Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu and Commissioner for Gender Equality, Dr. N Maphazi looking on and attended by other football stakeholders and Banyana Banyana; the new sponsorship was announced […]

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Endress+Hauser wins Digital Champion Award – IIoT in the process industry

Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalisation The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners. […]

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Magnet celebrates 45 years of business in 2017

It’s been 45 years since Magnet was established in Durban – as a team of ten – supplying copper wire and heating elements. The Magnet Group now comprises four divisions – Magnet Electrical Supplies, Magnet Electrical Projects, Magnet Energy and Magnol Electrical Contractors – which provide comprehensive electrical solutions, including design, supply, automation, installation and […]

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BMG’s Steimel gear pumps for harsh applications

BMG’s range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps – the SF series – is used mainly on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and general industry. “SF heavy duty pumps, which offer pulsation-free pumping delivery, are designed to pump any grade of lube oil, including high viscosity oils. These pumps are […]

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Multipoint automatic lubricator TLMP 1018 is now available

SKF has launched the new SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator TLMP 1018. This is a complementary product to the recently launched TLMP 1008, however the TLMP 1018 has 18 outlets. Developed for industrial applications, as well as agricultural and off-road vehicles, this reliable unit will replace the LAGD 1000 multipoint lubricator. The durable design offers more […]

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PHOTOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER LEBOHANG KGANYE WINS SASOL NEW SIGNATURES 2017

Johannesburg-based artist, Lebohang Kganye, 27, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Kganye won the coveted award for her animated film ‘Ke sale teng’, which means ‘I’m still here’ in Sesotho. The film confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative but instead open us […]

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Discover the Sulzer Partnership at Argentina Oil & Gas Expo 2017

Late this September, Sulzer will be showcasing its turnkey turbomachinery, pump and electromechanical services to the energy industry at Argentina Oil & Gas Expo (AOG) 2017. As an established service provider and maintenance partner in the sector, Sulzer is dedicated to providing fast and flexible rotating equipment services to the highest quality standards. Attendees will […]

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Thermaspray showcases thermal spray coating technologies and welding capabilities in Limpopo

Thermaspray showcased its ground-breaking thermal spray coating technologies and Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) welding process capabilities at the Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE) which took place in Mogalakwena and Lephalale, Limpopo, on 1st and 3rd August 2017 respectively. Thermaspray’s range of superior quality, highly dependable coating and welding technologies protect components operating in extremely harsh […]

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Yokogawa’s Smart Terminal Automation Solution Manages the Largest LPG Terminal Facility in Africa

Since its foundation in 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to society by providing leading edge products and solutions centering on its measurement, control and information technologies. Yokogawa’s commitment to service excellence and technical support has seen more than 250 projects successfully delivered in the Sub Saharan African region, with the most recent project being the largest […]

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New power ranges and motor control capabilities available for PowerFlex 6000 Drives

Users in heavy industries have a new motor control option for compressors, pumps and fans. Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives from Rockwell Automation offer expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications. The latest release delivers a wider voltage range (2.4 to 11 kV) and provides 100 percent starting torque, leveraging sensor-less vector […]

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Air Products and INMED create a sustainable model for aquaponics in Kempton Park

Air Products and INMED South Africa, an in-country affiliate of US-based INMED Partnerships for Children, started a partnership a number of years ago to establish aquaponics systems and traditional vegetable gardens in schools in the Gauteng area. The launch of the latest system at the Laerskool Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni marks the start of another […]

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Fire & Security Techniques champions Fire Heroes in informal settlements

Fire Hero is a ‘smart’ educational strategy that combines leadership training and critical survival skills for residents of informal settlements. The programme is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of Fire & Security Techniques of Centurion. The company was a key exhibitor at the City of Tshwane’s Winter Awareness Campaign in the Kopanong Informal Settlement on […]

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Elquip Solutions and Kinkelder partner for long-term cutting-edge excellence, return-on-investment and lower cost-per-cut

Manufacturers who use large capital equipment sometimes shy away from purchasing top quality machines. The most common reason for this is the initial capital outlay. However, is this always a wise decision? Mike Cronin, the Managing Director of Elquip Solutions, gives good reasons why it is not. Firstly, the life-cycle costs of an inexpensive capital […]

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OMRON INTRODUCES THEIR THIRD WAVE OF FACTORY AUTOMATION (FA) DEVICES WHICH ARE BUILT ON A COMMON DESIGN PLATFORM

Omron Industrial, Johannesburg. South Africa. OMRON recently introduced its third wave of factory automation (FA) devices which are built on a Common Design Platform for the creation of unified product specifications. The new product range includes Switch Mode Power Supplies, DIN rail Terminal Blocks, Liquid Leakage Sensor Amplifiers, and I/O Relay Terminals. Omron unified the […]

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Proven Convenience for New Technology

PROFINET Gateway with Innovative Driver Library Anyone who relies on end-to-end digital communication will be right at the cutting edge with a combination of PROFIBUS PA and PROFINET technology. Thanks to the PROFINET gateway from Pepperl+Fuchs with its innovative driver library, important additional functions are now easily available. Unlike the analog 4 mA…20 mA technology, digital communication […]

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RECENT NEW APPOINTMENTS AT Endress+Hauser

Natlee has been promoted to Head of Department, Marketing and Hennie joined Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp as GM, Pyrotemp is our temperature factory in Benoni.

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Beating competition through high quality products and superior service

To be ahead of competition, especially larger plastic pipe providers, Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, supplier of world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to industry in southern and sub-Saharan Africa, offers superior service levels and a complete range of high-quality pipe products. Plasti-Tech provides high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes to the mining, industrial and civil engineering […]

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Sulzer Acquires License for Total’s Wash Tank Technology for Oil Processing

Sulzer’s Chemtech division has been granted a license covering the Total-patented Wash Tank Technology for Oil Processing. The main purpose of this technology is to enhance the removal of water, salt, and contaminants from oil and emulsions, by a controlled distribution of the feed into the bottom of a hull tank of an FPSO/FSO/FPU which […]

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SKF releases next-generation electromechanical linear actuators

Powerful new actuator series widens scope for hydraulics replacement in agricultural and construction equipment. Making its debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, an efficient and powerful new range of electromechanical linear actuators from SKF is set to provide viable replacements for many more hydraulics applications in construction vehicles and agricultural machinery. SKF has substantially increased the thrust […]

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Women engineers rule the roost at MIP Process Technologies

Process equipment manufacturer and supplier MIP Process Technologies of Sandton features women in prominent engineering roles, reflecting the ongoing transformation of the mining industry. South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August, which is an ideal opportunity for MIP Process Technologies to highlight the importance of gender inclusivity in the mining industry, Managing Director Philip Hoff […]

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Magnet Energy launches new website

Magnet Energy’s recently launched website highlights the company’s energy savings solutions services, which include lighting and solar systems, as well as wet services and heat pumps. “Magnet Energy’s website – www.magnetenergy.co.za – focuses on the company’s customised lighting solutions, where a team of highly skilled engineers specialises in new lighting designs, audits of existing lighting […]

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Engen KlevaKidz travels to Free State and puts paraffin safety first

The annual Engen KlevaKidz has kicked off in the Free State with its unique brand of industrial theatre set to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen KlevaKidz opened at Batjha Primary School in Botshabelo on August 29th visiting 17 school in the area until September 5th. The […]

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‘#RideWise Full Tank Thursday’ with Engen

Hundreds of Gauteng Motorists who practice “safe driving” stand the chance to win an Engen petrol voucher valued at R1 500 each as part of the Engen #RideWise campaign. ‘Full Tank Thursdays’, which will take place on September 21 and September 28, will see selected motorists who are wearing their seat belts and have a […]

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High-End Surge Protection M-LB-5000

Diagnostics and modularity with an installation width of just 6.2 mm: These features are combined in the new M-LB-5000 surge protection system from Pepperl+Fuchs. By offering these features, the single-channel modules support increased plant availability and optimize total operating costs. The patented diagnostics of the M-LB-5000 with its intuitive and easy-to-read traffic-light display minimizes testing […]

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COMPETITIVE PRICING FOR GENUINE PARTS BOOSTS GROWTH IN AFTERMARKET SECTOR

Cummins is increasing its market share for CMI genuine parts by leveraging its engine-parts pricing policy. The strategy has focused on promoting the use of genuine parts through flexible product bundles, simplified prices and discounts, and easier ordering and delivery. Cummins Product & Pricing Manager Marco Gouveia explains that customers have become more price-sensitive due […]

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EBH Namibia ‘welds’ strong country-to-country and maritime relationships with landmark repair of Angolan Fisheries’ floating dry dock

30 August 2017 was a very significant date for EBH Namibia (EBHN), in that it was the day that the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries (Pescangola) floating dry dock was docked in Walvis Bay for repairs. “For some time, we have recognised that strategically there are a number of pivotal synergies which exist between Pescangola and […]

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Bosch Munitech’s ‘Underground Services Location’ facility provides reliable information on buried utility infrastructure layouts

Bosch Munitech’s specialised Underground Services Location (USL) facility encompasses advanced utility detection and mapping services, essential for providing accurate information on buried utility infrastructure layouts. “USL – which requires expert skills, using non-intrusive methods to locate the exact type, size, position and depth of buried utilities – is critical in reducing risk and ensuring efficiency […]

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RECENT NEW APPOINTMENTS AT YOKOGAWA SOUTH AFRICA

About Yokogawa: Yokogawa South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an empowered South African company jointly owned by Identity Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd, a local black women-owned organisation, and Yokogawa Africa Holdings BV, incorporated in the Netherlands. Yokogawa Africa Holdings BV is owned by Yokogawa Electric Corporation. For further information, please visit: https://www.yokogawa.com/za/

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Kayamandi Community loves the beautiful game

Engen Petroleum, South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand[1] is giving back to the Kayamandi community in Stellenbosch as part of an inventive outdoor advertising deal which involves contributing a portion of their outdoor spend on upgrades to soccer facilities around the country. The new sports upliftment centre was launched on August 30th by Andre Gabriels, […]

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Asset Management for Temperatures

FieldConnex Temperature Multi-Input Device Integrated in PDM 8 via PROFIBUS The FieldConnex Temperature Multi-Input (TMI) device can record up to eight temperatures in parallel via one address. The TMI is installed in the field, and the measuring probes are connected via short spurs—even in hazardous areas up to Zone 0 or Div. 1. Users of […]

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Proximity Detection System commissioned for Sasol Mining coal fields

Monitech Mining Monitoring Systems, specialist provider of safety and monitoring solutions to the mining sector in South Africa and globally, was recently commissioned to supply and install a Proximity Detection System to a number of Sasol Mining’s underground operations. The project, completed in good time, was an initiative by Sasol Mining to have a Proximity […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE builds on its East African presence with new offices in Tanzania, Kenya

SEW-EURODRIVE is building on its presence in Tanzania, its main hub in Eastern Africa, by opening a new office in Kenya, and commencing with a recruitment drive for Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). East Africa represents a major growth area for the drive and automation technology specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa MD Raymond […]

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Latest compact, lightweight self-retracting lanyard launched

MSA Africa has launched its most compact and lightweight self-retracting lanyard to date. The MSA Latchways 3 m Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) has been designed specifically for environments where close anchorage is available. The secret behind the lanyard is the use of multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology, believed to be a world-first. “The new design […]

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SKF to highlight gearbox remanufacturing service at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

SKF’s gearbox remanufacturing service delivers cost savings, performance enhancements and environmental benefits. Drawing on its expertise in bearings, gears, seals and lubrication, SKF demonstrated how its industrial gearbox remanufacturing service can deliver performance enhancements and extend the service life of obsolete or damaged gearboxes at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The service covers inspection and diagnosis at the […]

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More than just position determination Ethernet encoders: intelligent, powerful, precise

Improvements need to be based on measurements. This is the only way that lasting and reliable enhancements can be made to processes and that the high availability levels of well-established procedures can be guaranteed in the long term. Precise measurements accompanied by an equally precise analysis of the data are an essential feature of Industry […]

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Rockwell Automation increases its presence in African oil & gas with Nigeria LNG control upgrade

Rockwell Automation continues to grow its oil & gas footprint in Africa, with new control and visualisation products supplied to Nigeria LNG’s liquefied natural gas plant. “With Rockwell Automation products already used by Nigeria LNG for the in-plant automation, this new contract further entrenches Rockwell Automation as a leading provider of industrial automation solutions in […]

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Next-generation cold-chain monitoring solution from ORBCOMM

Fuel and temperature management, maintenance, logistics, and regulatory compliance for refrigerated transport assets are now a cinch thanks to a next-generation cold-chain monitoring solution from ORBCOMM. The leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions’ PT 6000 is available as a 3G or LTE cellular or dual-mode satellite-cellular version. It forms part […]

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EM introduces ergonomic and robust new plug-and-socket range

The Econo range of world-class plugs and sockets from SCAME Electrical Solutions of Italy is the latest high-quality product offering from leading distributor ElectroMechanica (EM). These plugs and sockets are not only ergonomically designed, but are built from robust and durable materials to ensure a longer lifespan. The main focus is on ensuring reliable and […]

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Introducing the next generation of Bosch Rexroth hydraulic filter elements

Leading drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has introduced a new range of hydraulic filter elements, incorporating new materials that enhance filtration performance for hydraulic systems while reducing operating costs through increased service life. The new PURE POWER range of elements has been designed using new micro-glass material that, due to the very small diameter […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association invites entries for its Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year Award

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) has received a number of exciting entries for its 2017 Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year Award. The annual competition has drawn excellent entries over the years and CAIA looks forward to receiving further 2017 initiative submissions says Executive Director Deidré Penfold. “Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s […]

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Advisian appoints Adam Boughton to grow infrastructure business

Advisian, the technical and management consulting division of WorleyParsons, has appointed Adam Boughton to the newly created role of Regional Director Infrastructure, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to EMEA Managing Director Adrian Smith, Adam will serve as a member of the EMEA Leadership team and will focus on growing Advisian’s infrastructure business across […]

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AECOM clinches top honour at 2017 Universum Awards

AECOM Africa took home the ‘Most Attractive Key Occupation for Engineering Professionals: Building Architects’ at the Universum Awards held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 May 2017. The award was received by Senika Devesheel, AECOM’s HR Director for Africa, who says the latest accolade signifies yet again that AECOM is more than a mutli-disciplinary engineering firm, […]

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Tyre-handling is safe and easy with the latest Bobcat attachment

Handling tyres with diameters from 36“ to 90“ is now a safe, simple, and efficient operation thanks to a new Industrial Wheel Mover attachment introduced locally by Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group. The latest product joins a comprehensive range of over 130 attachments available from Bobcat. “Our robust, unique Industrial Wheel […]

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RTS Africa Engineering provides accurate, reliable hydrogen detection solutions for increased safety in mine battery-charging stations

Increasingly, mines are using battery-powered electric vehicles underground as they help eliminate the problem of air pollution from diesel exhaust emissions. However, there is also an inherent risk in having large multi-battery charging bays underground. The charging process generates hydrogen, which escapes from the banks of batteries on charge to form a potentially explosive mix. […]

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Waste and the Circular Economy @ Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017

Focus on Waste and Industrial Symbiosis Transitioning industry to a low carbon economy is the theme of the Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017. The conference will offer workshops, presentations and panel discussions on a range of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies. In our Waste and Industrial symbiosis sessions, our panel of experts and companies will share […]

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Endress+Hauser’s instruments are ready for IIoT, are your processes ready?

The concept of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is electrifying the mining industry, but what is really behind it? What is the benefit for you? First came flint, followed by bronze, iron, gold, coal and during the last decades it was oil. The title of “most important” resource has been held by many different materials […]

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Hytec Steelpoort has a new Branch Manager

Hytec veteran Nick van Deventer has joined the Hytec Steelpoort branch as its new Branch Manager, effective from 1 July this year. With a focus on service contracting and aftersales service, the former Key Accounts Manager from Secunda has been responsible for securing a number of landmark service agreements with some of South Africa’s biggest […]

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Hytec appoints KZN Area Manager

Robbie Login has recently been appointed as Hytec’s new KwaZulu-Natal Area Manager, effective 01 June 2017. Login’s new role will see him managing the entire KZN sales area, including Hytec’s Durban, Richards Bay and Newcastle operations. Login brings with him 21 years’ experience in growing the Hytec brand throughout the region and is responsible for […]

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No weak links in EKD Kolibri energy chain from Powermite

Rugged, superior quality energy chain from electrical and mechanical equipment and energy supply systems specialist, Powermite, provides reliable and cost-effective protection of cables and hoses for the seamless operation of mobile equipment. EKD Kolibri energy chain, also known as drag chain, is produced by a leading global energy chain manufacturer in Germany. “We have been […]

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Taking the stress out of cutting: First Cut endorses the use of high-quality stretcher-levelled steel from Allied Steelrode for production cost-savings of up to 15 percent

Change in one type of technology often dictates change in another. The changes to steel cutting technology in the past three decades have been very significant and, with the development of high-speed fibre lasers, are now influencing the quality of steel that the industry uses. Swiss steel cutting technology company Bystronic has taken the lead […]

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BASF and bse Engineering sign development agreement to transform CO2 and excess current into methanol

• New process in small-scale, delocalized production units enables economically viable transformation of excess current and CO2 into chemical energy storage • BASF will provide bse Engineering with custom made catalysts adapted to this new process • Partnership will help to introduce a sustainable process for using CO2 and excess current Ludwigshafen and Leipzig, Germany, […]

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Westermo Ethernet Line Extenders enable resilient networks using existing cable infrastructure

12 VDC duplicate power supply and device bypass option enhances data communication network reliability Within critical infrastructure applications the loss of data communication at any point is not an option and therefore network resilience is becoming increasingly important. Supporting this demand for network reliability, Westermo has launched a new version of its proven Wolverine Industrial […]

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Stay safe with SICK: Components evolving into ready-to-install safety systems

Safety systems that are specifically tailored to applications are becoming an increasingly vital part of SICK’s strategy for the safety technology of the future. The aim is to provide OEMs with ready-to-install packages containing not only hardware, but also all the necessary documentation as well as all the information that is relevant to certification. One […]

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TUT eMalahleni/Witbank Lecture: 6 Flow Principles

The SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) strives to be the driving force behind the development of the Automation Industry Profession in South Africa. Through the SAIMCs continuous developmental focus on the Automation Industry’s professionals and aspiring students alike, presentations and other developmental workshops take place. SAIMC Tshwane branch recently conducted a presentation […]

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Fibertex SA supplies Geosynthetic Clay Liners for use as sealing barriers in landfill applications

Fibertex SA distributes a wide range of Naue Geosynthetics products, including the Bentofix® and newly launched Bentofix® X range of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) designed for use as efficient sealing barriers in a range of diverse applications, including landfill projects. Bentofix GCLs are needle-punched, reinforced composites that combine two durable geotextile outer layers and a […]

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DPI FlowCalc app is now available for free download

Leading PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting system manufacturer DPI Plastics has announced that its smartphone ‘DPI FlowCalc’ app is now available for free download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. This represents a first for the South African industry, DPI Plastics Technical and Product Manager Renier Snyman highlights. […]

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Opinion piece – Finding untapped opportunities: The role of Artificial Intelligence in the Oil & Gas sector

As oil prices fell from their highs of well over $100 per barrel, to less than $35 by early 2016, Energy and Resource companies were forced into a dramatic cost-cutting mode – streamlining focus and creating new efficiencies within their operations. Now, even with the resurgence in price these industrial firms are realising the benefits […]

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Endress+Hauser wins Digital Champion Award – IIoT in the process industry

Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalisation The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners. […]

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Health monitoring system keeps an eye on the fleet

SKF has helped a shipping customer introduce condition monitoring to its vessel, with plans to extend it further across the fleet says Anders Welin, Business Engineer at SKF When you’re out at sea, the last thing you need is a major breakdown. In such a case, it would mean being towed back to dry dock […]

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Atlas Copco ladies flex their muscles on Women’s Day

Atlas Copco South Africa female employees were invited to ‘awaken their fighting spirt’ by attending a self-defense class in support of this year’s Women’s Day. A Woman INpowered (WIP) radio advert prompted Atlas Copco South Africa Corporate Communications and ACademy Manager, Kathryn Coetzer, to contact the company and invite them to host a self-defense class […]

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The importance of fire-detection systems in underground mining

Underground mining is an exceptionally hazardous environment, as persons who work underground have limited means to escape in the event of any fire. In certain situations, there is only one escape path, which can be many kilometres long. Therefore fire-detection systems are critical for both the protection of life and property. Giving underground workers the […]

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QUICK OVERVIEW – MONITORING GAS BURNERS

Whenever flow of gases need to be adjusted or monitored, KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has model UTS, a practical and affordable variable area flowmeter for monitoring gas burners. This compact measuring instrument can be placed at various locations, precisely where required. Model UTS works on the suspended float principle. In the vertically installed flowmeters, […]

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Rapid delivery secures more dual fan business for SKF

SKF South Africa’s capabilities and commitment once again came to the fore when the bearing and rotating specialist met a customer’s tight deadline for the design and supply of eight fan housings. The dual fan housings were required by the OEM customer, a global supplier of air and gas solutions, as part of a turbine […]

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Largest supplier of fire-suppression solutions in Africa boasts 80% local content

Fire & Security Techniques of Centurion is Africa’s largest supplier of fire-suppression solutions. It also boasts 80% local content in its extensive product range, which complies with the relevant pressure equipment regulations, as well as SANS 347:2012 and SAN14520. In addition, the company works closely with both its clients and installers to ensure adequate project […]

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Rio-Carb repositions itself as a total wear-solutions provider

Rio-Carb of Alrode, Johannesburg is repositioning itself as a total solutions provider, based on promoting Chromium Carbide as providing the lowest total cost of ownership for complete wear solutions in the mining industry. The manufacturer will also focus on ceramic and rubber products, in addition to Chromium Carbide, in a bid to offer hybrid wear […]

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Magnet – Schneider Altivar Easy 610 variable speed drives for fan and pump applications

New to Magnet’s range of variable speed drives (VSDs) are Altivar™ Easy 610 VSDs, which improve equipment performance – particularly fans and pumps – and reduce operating costs by optimising energy consumption and enhancing user comfort. Fit-for-purpose Altivar Easy 610 VSDs are IP 20 frequency inverters for controlling three phase synchronous motors, with a power […]

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FLUKE-LITE RANGE MEANS EVERYONE CAN AFFORD A FLUKE

Fluke is known as a world leader in the manufacture of electronic test tools and software. From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service to precision measurement and quality control, Fluke tools have, for the past 70 years, been helping to keep industry around the world up and running. Typical users include technicians, engineers, metrologists and […]

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Robust Differential Pressure Flow Meter/Monitor for Liquid and Gas

Kobold, represented locally by Instrotech, has model RCD flow meter, for measuring and monitoring the flow of liquids and gases. Depending on the model, the measuring range of the device is from 0.5 to 2350 l/min for water and 0.5 to 2750 Nm3/h for air with connections G1/2 to G3, ½ “NPT to 3” NPT. […]

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Air Products and microbreweries in Cape Town – a winning combination

Cape Town is renowned for its mountain, natural beauty and winelands. With the winelands comes an array of brands, blends and tastes which not only provides satisfaction to distinguished wine drinkers, but also creates an atmosphere which appeals to the outdoor lifestyle enjoyed by many. It is no surprise that the growth of microbreweries and […]

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African Chemicals Imbizo promotes growth and investment in local chemical sector, says Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association

African Chemicals Imbizo promotes growth and investment in local chemical sector, says Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) exhibited and participated at the Third African Chemicals Imbizo at the Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban this week. CAIA Executive Director Deidré Penfold congratulated the Durban Chemical Cluster on co-hosting the […]

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EMERSON LAUNCHES NEW DRILLING JAR CLAMP FOR INCREASED SAFETY AND WELL INTEGRITY

Clamp can be used for drilling, DST jars, coil tubing and wireline applications Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest product within its polymer completions solutions range – the PolyOil® JAR Handling Clamp – for increased safety and well integrity. One key threat to well integrity and safety in drilling and completions operations today is […]

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Integrated harness system set to revolutionise rescue at height

Any safety-related incidents when working at height often necessitate self-rescue as the front-line or most rapid-response tactic. In this regard, MSA Africa is introducing its Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD), an integrated harness system. This lightweight, unobtrusive rescue device is contained in a small backpack attached to a full-body harness. It has been designed to […]

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Foxconn and Rockwell Automation announce partnership to implement industry-leading IIoT solutions

at Foxconn’s consumer electronics assembly operations Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., also known as Foxconn, and Rockwell Automation announced today that they are collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn’s new U.S. facilities. The companies will also collaborate to develop and apply Smart Manufacturing […]

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Speed up productivity with efficient overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex

The Crawford range of high quality, robust overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex has been bolstered with the recent introduction of a new high speed solution that boasts an operational speed four times faster than standard counterparts. In 2013 Maxiflex was appointed sole Sub Saharan distributor of the Crawford overhead sectional door portfolio which forms part […]

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SKF unveils new machinery health monitoring solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

SKF’s latest condition monitoring technologies are demonstrated live on a vibrating screen operating at the show SKF used CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, a major exhibition for the international construction and aggregates industries, to demonstrate its latest condition monitoring technologies. Taking center stage was the SKF Multilog IMx machine health monitoring system, with the Multilog IMx-8 – an […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association conducts much-needed training of SQAS Southern Africa auditors

The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) is currently training a total of 50 SQAS Southern Africa auditors at its head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg, in collaboration with the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). In 1994 the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) launched the Responsible Care® programme in South Africa. Responsible Care® is the […]

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Women man the mechanical engineering fort at AR Controls

AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has several women in key technical positions at the valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier. It is very supportive, and does not discriminate. It challenges its employees constantly to learn new skills, as well as providing the tools and funding to make skills development possible. Mechanical Engineer Suné Huyser comments […]

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Smart sensors for smart factories: At the crux of Industry 4.0

Parts of the so-called ‘smart factory’ are already reality, and many processes and functions between information and operations spheres are becoming increasingly coordinated. At the centre of implementing Industry 4.0 in our production processes is the requirement of smart, intelligent and communication-enabled sensors to provide the smart factory needs data it needs. A communicating, intelligent […]

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THE DIFFERING ROLE OF CLASSES OF SLURRY SAMPLERS

“In minerals processing plants there are two distinct classes of samplers, namely metallurgical and process control. It is important that a distinction between these two classes of samplers and their applications is established, as the aim of all samplers is to provide a small sample that is as close to 100% representative of the original […]

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Thyssenkrupp Infra-Red rapid drying oven improves turnaround time for Minopex

The fast drying capability of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions‘ Infra-Red rapid drying oven has significantly improved turnaround times for minerals processing operations specialist, Minopex. Developed in-house by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, the Infra-Red (IR) rapid drying oven is capable of drying a wide range of mineral samples in a fraction of the time compared to […]

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Siemens announces technology push for higher power plant efficiency

•Testing and validation of advanced HL-class technology under real conditions at customer site • New efficient technologies to be rolled out subsequently to existing gas turbine portfolio • Designed to plug in to Siemens suite of digital products – running on MindSphere Siemens is paving the way for the next level of efficiency with the […]

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Call for mining industry to update its refrigerant systems

While the bulk of the mining industry uses HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in their refrigerant systems, these are on the cards to be phased-out in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and Kigali Agreement to significantly phase-out ozone-depleting substances. While chlorofluorocarbons were used traditionally in the past, these were phased-out by the Montreal Protocol in the late 1990s, […]

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Sisi campaign showcases and celebrates the hard-working women of South Africa

Every August, South Africans commemorate Women’s Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the role of women and the incredible contributions they make to society. In 2017, the theme for Women’s Month is “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”. As part of its Women’s Day 2017 initiatives, Sisi launched a […]

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Whitepaper – PLICSCOM with Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology brings safety and convenience to process instrumentation The tech industry figured out long ago that if a product goes more places and does more things, the market will find it. Smart phones and laptops are getting smaller and more functional and wearable tech like smart watches are continuing the trend toward mobile convenience. […]

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Mines should be pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump

Why mines should be pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump. Verder Pumps South Africa stock a variety of peristaltic pumps that is specifically designed to be used in mining. Verder has been supplying pumps to the mining sector in South Africa for the past 15 years and is a brand synonymous with quality and durability. […]

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VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd. was awarded their ISO Certificate

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd. was awarded our ISO 9001:2015 following a recent audit report conducted by DEKRA, a leading global provider of auditing and certification services. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). The certification was issued in respect of VEGA Controls’ sales, distribution, repair and […]

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Rio-Carb appoints Sias Suurd as General Manager

Chromium Carbide wear-solutions provider Rio-Carb has appointed Sias Suurd as its new General Manager, based at its head office in Alrode, Johannesburg. Suurd is formerly from Wesco Engineering of Walvis Bay. His extensive experience in the Namibian mining industry includes a stint as Support Equipment Engineering Manager at Husab’s Swakop Uranium Mine, near Swakopmund in […]

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The importance of valve selection in slurry applications

The trend to pump slurries over longer distances at higher solids concentrations is putting slurry valves to the test, as these severe applications have high pressures and are very abrasive, according to AR Controls Director Julien van Niekerk. Another factor to be taken into consideration is that the media conveyed is often corrosive. In general, […]

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THE BENEFITS TO BUSINESS OF OFF-SITE RETREATS

Out-of-office meetings, off-site conferences, training retreats, away-day strategy sessions and out-of-office group meetings have been found by the most respected business publications to be more effective than in-house alternatives. Ben Dattner, writing for the Harvard Business Review, says, ‘A successful team building offsite can provide an opportunity for the team to change old patterns and […]

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Large solar PV plants need lightning-protection systems

Lightning-protection systems (LPS) for utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) plants have to conform to SANS/IEC 62305. SMEC South Africa can provide design expertise in this regard to ensure best-practice engineering. The fact that such PV plants are relatively new in South Africa means there is not a large body of local data available in this regard, points […]

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ABB wins $30 million order to strengthen power infrastructure in Iraq- ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Substation to connect new power plant near Basra to national grid ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq. The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group (SHG), one of Iraq’s largest private […]

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Meaningful transformation is the journey to BEE success

Energy Engineered Products and associate companies, Multi Alloys and E-Metals Cape, are proud to announce that they have attained a Level 4 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) contributor status. From the first codes of good practice more than a decade ago to the new codes, Energy Engineered Products, a specialist distributor of stainless steel, specialist alloys, […]

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Having problems measuring/monitoring difficult media?

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has a turbine wheel flowmeter, model DOT, that is perfectly suited to low viscosity applications. Proven turbine wheel technology measures and monitors even difficult media such as distilled water, acids, bases, alcohol and additives as well as several chemical or pharmaceutical compounds. The unit comprises a helically shaped turbine rotor […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE supplies MOVITRANS® Contactless Energy Transfer system to Sasol Wax

SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied its MOVITRANS® Contactless Energy Transfer system to Sasol Wax, a major manufacturer of a comprehensive range of mineral-oil based and synthetic paraffin waxes, petroleum jellies, and liquid paraffins, using a proprietary gas-to-liquid (GTL) process. Sasol Wax produces a range of hard and medium waxes, all with different product codes, colours, hardness, and […]

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Endress+Hauser offers Radar products via the new E-direct online shop!

Micropilot FMR10 – Innovative and efficient Radar steps into new dimensions! The new free space radar Micropilot FMR10 offers various significant product features in regards to innovation and efficiency. It is a radar measuring device with Bluetooth wireless technology. Commissioning, operation and maintenance are carried out via SmartBlue App. A long sensor lifetime is guaranteed […]

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On track with electric rail solutions from Powermite

Components, equipment and systems engineering specialist, Powermite, offers a turnkey range of world-class electric rail solutions including rolling cable stock, depot power supply systems as well as plugs and sockets to the Southern African rail industry. “The railway industry operates in extremely stringent conditions with excessively long operating hours and extreme environments and climates which […]

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Yokogawa Releases FieldMate® R3.03 Versatile Device Management Wizard

–For improved maintenance efficiency– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the August 14 release of FieldMate® R3.03, a significantly enhanced version of the FieldMate device management software tool. The FieldMate software has the versatile ability to configure, adjust, and manage a wide variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites. In addition to having […]

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SKF offers new high-load, food-grade grease

SKF announced the introduction of a new high-load, food-grade grease known as LGFQ 2. Suitable for heavy applications such as mills and presses in the food industry, this grease uses a polyalphaolefin-based oil in combination with calcium sulphonate thickener and is registered as NSF H1. Furthermore, LGFQ 2 is certified as Halal and Kosher. SKF […]

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Walk-behind floor scrubber-dryer is ideal for hard surface conditions

The Tennant T300 walk-behind floor scrubber-dryer, distributed exclusively by Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), is ideal for hard surface conditions. It delivers high performance and consistent results, while slashing cleaning costs for the lowest total cost of ownership. The T300 provides the correct solution for your specific application, with unmatched versatility, GCE National Sales Manager Peter […]

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EMERSON UPGRADES HANDHELD COMMUNICATOR WITH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND AUTOMATIC SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNOLOGY

The AMS Trex™ Device Communicator connects field device data with asset management experts, leveraging Industrial IoT solutions to improve reliability decision making Emerson’s AMS Trex Device Communicator adds new enhancements that improve response time to operational changes through best-in-class visibility of field changes. Auto Sync technology makes AMS Trex the first handheld communicator to automatically […]

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New Light Curtain System improves flexibility and industrial safety

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative […]

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Bosch Ulwazi develops emerging enterprises for Transnet Pipelines – presentation of ISO certificates

A milestone of Bosch Ulwazi’s ‘Enterprise and Supplier Development’ (ESD) programme for Transnet Pipelines, which commenced in 2015, was the presentation of ISO certificates to nine emerging enterprises. The Transnet Pipelines ‘Business Breakthrough Initiative’ supports enterprise development initiatives that create and expand opportunities for black owned enterprises, with a turnover of less than R35-million. “ISO […]

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thyssenkrupp pulls out all the stops for Mandela Day

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions invested in four sustainable social projects in honour of Mandela Day on 18th July 2017 which addressed the needs of two old age homes, an animal shelter as well as a primary school. thyssenkrupp staff members were asked to support the various initiatives by donating blankets, cat and dog food or money. […]

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Atlas Copco Industrial Technique – First in Mind-First in Choice for Rail Industry

Rail Africa 2017 presented the ideal platform for Atlas Copco Industrial Technique to launch its ‘Disc to Wrist’ campaign as well as to showcase its comprehensive tool portfolio for the local rail industry. According to Paul Groves, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Business Manager, the combined success of their participation in last year’s Rail Africa and […]

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Engen KlevaKidz puts paraffin safety first

The annual Engen KlevaKidz has kicked off with its unique brand of industrial theatre set to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen are South Africa’s leading supplier of paraffin, through the Laurel Paraffin brand. Engen KlevaKidz takes the form of an interactive educational stage drama relaying key […]

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Centa Group- Fire protection and prevention-quality and safety-national maintenance programme 2017

Centa Group – a group of fire protection specialists providing complete fire protection throughout South Africa and the Indian Ocean islands – has been a major contributor to uplifting the quality and safety standards of fire protection equipment for over 25 years. “Centa is the only fire company in South Africa to locally manufacture a […]

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Changing Perspectives in Automation with the launch of Siemens Simatic PCS 7 V9.0

• Simatic PCS 7 process control system Version 9.0 • Hardware innovations for distributed I/O concepts • Comprehensive support for Profinet open Industrial Ethernet standard • Wide-ranging compatibility generates added value • New software functionality Plants in the process industry have to satisfy increasingly tougher demands in terms of flexibility, scalability, availability and security – […]

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For the NEW E1500 Portable Emissions Analyzer

Automatic Data Logging For the NEW E1500 Portable Emissions Analyzer Automatically Save Emissions Data:  User can select an exact number of data points for a given time interval. Internal Data Memory: Up to 2,000 Tests Example: Save data every 15 seconds with a 30 minute test for a total of (120) test points. Other E1500 […]

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OSCILLATING BEAM RIG TESTS LOW FREQUENCY SENSORS

Accelerometers and velocity meters are used to measure a wide range of frequencies, including low frequency vibrations found in building maintenance. They occur at less than 2Hz, and can also be useful in monitoring bearing wear in cooling tower fans and gearboxes for example. To characterise the performance of its low frequency sensors in that […]

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Yokogawa Establishes Sustainability Goals for the Year 2050

– Addressing global issues through co-innovation to create new value – Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has developed sustainability goals for the year 2050 that will guide its efforts to make the world a better place for future generations. Yokogawa’s efforts to achieve a sustainable society are in keeping with the Paris […]

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Sky-high maintenance benefits from rope access

Regular planned inspection and maintenance shutdowns are critical for reliable and safe production at all industrial plants. This also ensures long-term structural integrity and operational effectiveness. A leader in this regard is Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty.) Ltd., which specialises in using rope access for elevated structures. “This is particularly cost-effective, as no additional time is […]

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HMA South Africa announces exclusive Fireye distributorship

The Fireye range of flame monitoring and combustion control equipment for industries as diverse as petrochemical and power generation is now available from HMA South Africa, the newly-appointed exclusive distributor for the region. Already well-established in the South African market for about 33 years, Fireye started working with the HMA Group in Australia and New […]

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Premium doors for top-end vehicle marque showroom from Maxiflex

Door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex, secured the order to supply and install three stylish fully glazed overhead sectional glass door systems to complement the brand new elegant showroom of premium brand vehicle dealership, Jaguar Land Rover Waterford, in Johannesburg’s Northern suburb of Fourways. Based in Spartan, Johannesburg, and supported by a countrywide branch network, […]

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Tektronix Breaks Innovation Barrier AGAIN By Redefining Mid-Range Oscilloscopes

TEKTRONIX, represented locally by Comtest, has introduced the new 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope.  To better meet modern electronics design challenges, the 5 Series MSO redefines the midrange oscilloscope with a host of innovations including the industry’s first FlexChannelTM technology that allows 4, 6 or 8 analog channels and up to 64 digital channels, […]

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Reduce solid particle erosion damage & avoid downtime with thermal spray coating technology from Thermaspray

The application of thermal spray coatings from South Africa’s surface engineering and coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, helps to reduce erosion damage to components, equipment and systems which can lead to costly downtime and even failure. Erosion is caused when a gas or liquid carries entrained solid particles that impinge on a surface with velocity. During […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association works for the responsible and safe transporting of hazardous materials

The transporting of hazardous materials poses specific risks that make it essential for hauliers and logistics service providers to have management systems in place to identify and control these risks. Failure to do so can cause harm to people, animals, property and the environment in the event of an accident. In 1994 the Chemical and […]

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Rockwell Automation continues to expand MES applications to increase flexibility, ease entry to smart manufacturing

Rockwell Automation continues to build out its scalable MES applications to allow operations to configure their environment without programming, add more applications, increase DCS process system integration, and expand deployment options. A new suite of capabilities improves functionality across its portfolio of scalable MES applications based on the FactoryTalk ProductionCentre platform from Rockwell Automation. The […]

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Engen’s Wendy Ntombela remembers her women of real worth

South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day annually on 9 August. It commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, and as a result, it remains the day which represents liberation, strength and equality to millions of contemporary South African women. Wendy Ntombela, a Senior Planning and Economics Engineer […]

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A step change in affordable machine health monitoring from SKF

SKF releases a new compact, easy-to-use model in its IMx range – offering sophisticated yet highly cost-effective, fit-for-purpose condition monitoring for a multitude of industrial applications. SKF has launched a compact 8-channel version of its highly popular IMx machine health monitoring platform. Initially targeted at the Offshore Wind and Marine sectors, this versatile system brings […]

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SASOL EXPOSES LEARNERS TO CAREER POSSIBILITIES IN MATHS AND SCIENCE AT SASOL TECHNO X 2017

Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol Techno X 2017, Sasol’s flagship career and education event that aims to encourage high school learners to choose Mathematics and Science in school, officially kicked off in Secunda, Mpumalanga today. The event is taking place in Secunda for the second time at the Sasol Recreational Club, and will end this Friday, 04 […]

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MSA Africa gives a shout-out to latest advances in hearing protection

Hearing protection is vital to prevent long-term, irreversible hearing loss. However, due to the fact that there are no immediate consequences, hearing protection is often not taken seriously enough. MSA Africa has addressed this problem by introducing the latest technology in hearing protection, namely its Left/Right WW (Wireless World) communication solutions. The solution is available […]

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Atlas Copco contributes to skills development of the disabled

Atlas Copco South Africa is committed to playing a meaningful role in creating employment. The company recognises the importance of two fundamental elements of job creation, developing skills and providing experience in the workplace and has hosted a number of learnerships and internships over the years with great success. While there is a tremendous need […]

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Brazing, debrazing best practice for replacement compressors

Speciality chemicals supplier A-Gas is highlighting brazing and debrazing best practice during compressor replacement in air-conditioning system service. This is to raise safety awareness in South Africa, and prevent the kind of accidents that have plagued the Australian air-conditioning industry of late. Any brazing or debrazing must only be carried out after recovery of any […]

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Smarter CIDER production

Ciders have been growing in popularity over the past few years.  South Africa has experienced robust year-on-year growth in volume terms. Consumers in South Africa have become more discerning and demanding of cider.  With the variety of imports available to the South African consumer, Food and Beverage manufacturers have now added pressure to produce their […]

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CALLING ALL INTERESTED PARTIES- TECHNOLOGY EVENING

TECHNOLOGY EVENING PLEASE RSVP ON OR BEFORE 2 August @ 13:00 SO WE CAN CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF GUESTS WITH THE VENUE. THE CODE FOR VENUE IS: 35819 For further information, please contact: Petrus Klopper SAIMC Tshwane Branch Committee (Vice Chairman, Secratary & Technology) and National Committee (Professional Service / Standards Sub-Committee) 082 559 7437 […]

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Rockwell Automation delivers new tools for instant device analytics and plant-floor collaboration

Smart devices have created connections across industrial operations with the potential to empower plant or distributed workers. For many producers going through a digital transformation, these modern tools can take too long to deploy, with too much investment required to decipher and deliver relevant data to the right employees. Rockwell Automation is enabling teams on […]

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Higher transmission frequency means it’s time to reconsider radar for level measurement of powders

by Gregory Tischler, Product Manager, VEGA Americas For years, radar sensors have had a bad reputation for powder level measurement. Frankly, radar earned that bad rap. While the technology has always worked brilliantly with coal, grains, and plastic pellets, it was never compatible with powders for a variety of reasons including size and chemical composition. […]

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Stafsjö Valves celebrate 350 years and are now stronger than ever

Innovation and local availability worldwide are Stafsjö’s strengths. Established already in 1666, Stafsjö is one of the oldest operating companies in Sweden. Production commenced with the manufacture of cannons for the Swedish armed forces and remained the core business activity for two centuries. In 1881, the production of valves started and in 1928 the first […]

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Morpho South Africa* releases ‘toughest ever’ biometric terminal for harsh conditions

Designed to withstand the most demanding environments, the new MorphoAccess® SIGMA Extreme, a ruggedized biometric terminal for access control and time and attendance, is now available in the sub-Saharan African market. This latest addition to the award winning SIGMA family of readers is built to endure everything from dust, salt mist and rain, to attempted […]

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Accurate echo

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer an ultrasonic level meter, model NUS-4, to be used for non-contact, continuous level and volume measurement in vessels or for flow measurement in open channels. Level measurement technology based on the non-contacting ultrasonic principle is especially suited for sticky or abrasive media and applications where, for any […]

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Rope access enhances cost-effectiveness of NDT inspection

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is an ideal form of preventative maintenance, and is used extensively by electricity utility Eskom during shutdowns. The effectiveness of NDT is enhanced even further by rope access, which ensures the rapid deployment of skilled technicians to carry out such critical inspection work. Rope access is the most cost-effective and efficient means […]

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SAIMC Tshwane Branch- Past technical Evening:

Past technical Evening: The July tech evening focused on “Advanced Operating Graphics (AOG)” by Yokogawa as presented by Ilbehr Theron, Sales and Proposals Specialist. Ilbehr spoke about Console operator challenges i.e. Being overwhelmed with alarms and graphics that make the job harder rather than easier and impact this has on “split second decisions” operators face. […]

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Humidity validation and compliance in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing

Because the control of humidity is vital for many processes in pharmaceutical manufacturing, there are a large number of probes in use at anytime – all of which will need to be regularly calibrated to ensure accuracy. Sending RH probes away for calibration is a time-consuming exercise for both food and pharmaceutical companies, but is […]

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FIRST TECH CHALLENGE- Robot Game Challenge

TUT would like to invite you to another FIRST Tech Challenge Robot game scrimmage. Teams have improved their skills and robots and are ready to take each other on for a next round of matches on the Velocity Vortex Playfield. You will be blown away by some of the engineering CAD design, robot building and […]

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Lotte Chemical Titan successfully develops enhanced variety of LLDPE

Metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE), expands company’s product portfolio in line with ASEAN expansion plans Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad (LCT) announced that last week, the company has successfully completed a mass production trial of Metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE), an important component in the production of plastic items such as industrial film, food packaging, […]

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FINAL REGIONAL JUDGING COMPLETED FOR THE SASOL NEW SIGNATURES COMPETITION 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa – Regional judging has been concluded for the 28th Sasol New Signatures Art Competition with 119 artworks shortlisted from over 600 submissions received nationally. The judging panel will now select seven finalists from this group with the overall winner, runner up and five merit award winners being announced on Wednesday, 30th August at an awards […]

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SASOL TECHNO X 2017 CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH TO DREAM, EXPLORE AND BECOME

Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol, in partnership with the Mpumalanga government will, from 31 July – 4 August 2017, bring learners Sasol Techno X 201, which is regarded as the largest career guidance exhibition of its kind in South Africa. The exhibition is aimed at high school learners from across the country. The theme for this year’s […]

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Enhanced MySiteCondition to assess the condition of all key switchgear

ABB announces an enhanced solution for the life cycle assessment of electrical systems. The comprehensive asset condition and risk assessment approach, part of ABB Ability™, provides an objective base for decision-making. MySiteCondition can be used for assessing medium-voltage equipment, including small transformers and protection relays, as well as low-voltage equipment. Maintenance efficiency and effectiveness can […]

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CUMMINS CELEBRATES ITS COMMITMENT TO GENDER DIVERSITY

Cummins is celebrating the diverse roles that women continue to play in the company. These range from business development to human resources and distribution. “That is what attracted me to Cummins. There is so much I can do, but it is up to me to learn and demonstrate the ability to execute and perform,” Susan […]

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Three Gas Portable Industrial Combustion and Emissions Analyzer

Built-in Printer & Full COLOR Graphic Display Automatic Data Saving & Internal Memory Bluetooth, Software, and Mobile App E4500-3 Features: Includes Gas Sensors for: O2, CO, NO/NOx Dilution Pump for CO Auto-Range Measurements Up to 10% Built-In Printer (Non-Fading Paper) Upgradeable to a 4th Gas Sensor for: NO2, SO2, or CxHy (HC) Low NOx and […]

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Multi-sided digital manometer

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer model MAN-SD intelligent digital manometers that offer reliable pressure monitoring of plant and machinery and has application in the fields of mechanical engineering, environmental technology and hydraulics.  These battery-powered devices, which are fitted with piezo-resistive sensors, resist overloads up to three times nominal loading. There is a […]

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Doing away with dust damage: RTS Africa spin filters help compressors ‘breathe’ easier

Air compressors used in industry are, for the most part, well-proven, reliable pieces of equipment, able to operate for years with relatively little maintenance. But their very reliability can lead to problems when the quality of their intake air is neglected. “Many industrial air compressors work in very dusty conditions, particularly in the mining industry, […]

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Magnet appointment announcements

The Magnet Group has made the following appointment announcements: For further information Samantha MacDonald, Junior Marketing Manager, Magnet PO Box 401000, Red Hill, 4017 Unit 5 Edstan Business Park, 2 Ibhubesi Rd, Riverhorse Valley, Durban, South Africa Telephone          (031) 274 1998 Email                  samantham@magnetgroup.co.za Web                    www.magnetgroup.co.za Released by Lindy Morton, Festivitas 083 268 6666 e-mail […]

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Yokogawa to Provide Asset Management System for Singapore’s Water Supply, Water Reclamation and Stormwater Management Facilities

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Engineering Asia, has won a contract to supply an asset management system (AMS) to the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. The purpose of the AMS is to enhance the reliability and productivity of the PUB’s operations. Yokogawa Engineering Asia will be in charge of supplying, […]

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“Gold standard” of industrial temperature calibration

Fluke, represented locally by The Comtest Group, has on offer the 1551A Ex and 1552A EX “Stik” Thermometers, engineered to give temperature calibration specialists the durable, intrinsically-safe digital instrument they need for precision temperature calibration. The Fluke 1551A and 1552A “Stik” thermometers provide a highly precise and durable digital replacement for mercury-in-glass thermometers. They are […]

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What’s a DMM?

Multimeters. They’ve been described as a modern-day tape measure. But what exactly is a digital multimeter (DMM) and what can you do with it? How do you make measurements safely? What features do you need? What is the easiest way to get the most out of your meter? Which meter is best suited to the […]

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ULTRA-MODERN 5,800 CBM LNG BUNKER VESSEL CORALIUS NAMED IN CEREMONY

Coralius, the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel was named Monday 22 May by Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Board of Skangas and Chief Executive Officer of Gasum. The vessel was commissioned by owners Anthony Veder and Sirius Shipping in 2015 and was built by Royal Bodewes. This new vessel will offer LNG […]

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract on Sasol’s Fine Ash Dam 6 Project in South Africa

SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) announces a contract award on the Fine Ash Dam 6 Project in Secunda for Sasol Group Technology in South Africa. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work for this project includes the structural, mechanical electrical, instrumentation and piping (SMEIP) construction services for the new facility. This will consist of the installation of approximately 15 km […]

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ABB supplies central inverter solutions for two PV power plants in Jordan, totaling 102 MWac

ABB’s central inverter solutions were chosen to power photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants Mafraq I and Mafraq II. The two plants, located in Mafraq, Jordan, with a total AC power of 102 MW, will be constructed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) ABB has signed contracts with FRV, a leading global utility-scale solar developer, for the […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to train much-needed auditors to assess safety of transporting hazardous materials

Transporting dangerous goods, including hazardous chemicals, is associated with specific risks that could cause harm to people, animals, property and the environment in the event of an accident. It is therefore essential for hauliers and logistics service providers to have management systems in place to properly identify and control the risks arising from the transport […]

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SKF hub bearing unit seal halves friction for optimum vehicle efficiency

The ground-breaking product combines the lowest levels of friction ever achieved in an SKF hub bearing unit seal with exceptional sealing performance for long and efficient bearing service life. SKF has introduced a newly developed inboard seal for hub bearing units that leads to a 50 per cent cut in friction when compared with other […]

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Safe and reliable steel production

Improve the safety of your steel production with our dedicated measurement and software offering High temperatures, molten metal and heavy loads – steel production puts a lot of stress on both man and machine. So it is only natural that safety and availability are one of the top priorities for steel plant managers. Not only […]

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in iguazio

Leader in Real-Time Analytics and Edge Data Platforms • Robert Bosch Venture Capital participates in USD 33m investment round • iguazio is revolutionizing the digital transformation of enterprise companies Stuttgart, Germany – Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has completed an investment in iguazio. The Herzliya, […]

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Yokogawa to Release ProSafe®-RS SIL2 Wireless Gas Detection System

–Offering of a total system solution, including consulting and engineering– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release the ProSafe-RS® SIL2*1 wireless gas detection system in September. The ProSafe-RS SIL2 wireless gas detection system will consist of a newly enhanced version of the Yokogawa ProSafe-RS SIL3 safety instrumented system (R4.03.10), Yokogawa field wireless network devices, […]

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Chains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applications

Engineered and standard chains, sprockets, and ancillary products such as outboard rollers, scrapers, and carrier pans used in conjunction with chains from leading manufacturer KÖBO are distributed exclusively by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Target industries are bulk materials handling, steel, pulp and paper, wood, automotive, escalators, food and beverage, and water treatment. “With international […]

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MIP Process Technologies supplies equipment to global iron-ore giant

Minerals-processing equipment manufacturer MIP Process Technologies of Sandton, Johannesburg has established a successful collaboration with Ehya Sepahan Iron Ore Mines Company, which owns and operates the Sangan and Khaf mines. Ehya Sepahan CEO Hadi Golzar and Technical and Planning Manager Saiwan Mohammadi were in South Africa recently to inspect the latest batch of equipment on […]

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BMG extends Eaton hydraulic range to now include complete conveyor protection and safety solutions

BMG has extended its range of Eaton hydraulic components to now include Eaton’s advanced conveyor solutions, designed for safe and efficient electrical power management. “Under the terms of the new distribution agreement, which was signed in Johannesburg recently (18 July 2017) BMG will now distribute Eaton’s complete conveyor protection and safety solutions across sub-Saharan Africa,” […]

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First Cut’s solutions-driven business ethic creates cutting-edge solutions to enable productive use of recycled materials

First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, has been proud to be able to assist in promoting recycling in South Africa. Through a positive ‘can do’ attitude to service and excellent product quality- and in three notable examples – the company has significantly contributed to the drive for responsible […]

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ABB: Building growth momentum -Zurich, Switzerland

− Total and base orders grew 3%1; higher orders in all regions − Revenues up 1% − Operational EBITA margin2 12.4%,dampened this quarter by commodity prices and some overcapacity − Net income $525 million − Cash flow from operating activities $467 million reflects timing of short-term incentive payments − Net working capital as a percentage […]

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SKF inaugurates large-size bearing test centre

SKF has inaugurated its newly-built Sven Wingquist Test Centre in Schweinfurt, Germany, an investment totaling EUR 40 million. The centre is the first in the world that is able to test large-size bearings under actual operating conditions. This allows for a more efficient development process for customers, as well as improved bearing performance and increased […]

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Yokogawa Acquires Norwegian Company with Advanced Chemical Injection Technology

Yokogawa Acquires Norwegian Company with Advanced Chemical Injection Technology – Strengthening our solutions targeting the oil and gas upstream and midstream sectors – Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the acquisition of TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom™, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV). FluidCom prevents blockages and corrosion in […]

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BMG specialist seals services – Rust-Anode rust prevention process

BMG’s extensive range of sealing products includes Rust-Anode® – a cold galvanisation system, designed for rust prevention in diverse industries, particularly corrosive environments. “Rust-Anode – a single component cold zinc rich coating that protects steel surfaces electro-chemically – is vastly different from anti-corrosion paints, in terms of composition of the material and its protection methods,” […]

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Endress+Hauser offers Radar products via the new E-direct online shop!

Micropilot FMR10 – Innovative and efficient Radar steps into new dimensions! The new free space radar Micropilot FMR10 offers various significant product features in regards to innovation and efficiency. It is a radar measuring device with Bluetooth wireless technology. Commissioning, operation and maintenance are carried out via SmartBlue App. A long sensor lifetime is guaranteed […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE appoints new Cape Town branch manager

SEW-EURODRIVE has announced that Jason Jackson has been appointed Branch Manager in Cape Town, effective from the beginning of April. Jackson will continue to grow the drive and automation specialist’s presence in the Western Cape. From fisheries to mining, wineries, bottling, fruit, and wastewater treatment works, the Western Cape region continues to be an important […]

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AR Controls acquires leading valve manufacturer

Valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. The latter will be established as a leading producer for a range of industries. IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine the latest design and manufacturing technologies with decades of field […]

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Pump manufacturer, Verder Pumps, to enter the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Owing to the pharmaceutical industry requiring gentle pumping solutions, pumps solutions supplier Verder Pumps South Africa emphasises the importance of the standard peristaltic pump for the pharmaceutical industry. Verder International has proven success in the pharmaceutical market and has led to Verder South Africa to confidently entering the South African market. Verder consists of Verder […]

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The benefits of serialised coding

Serialisation is the process of assigning each product or product component with a unique serial number or code. This makes it possible to trace these items as they move from the production and packaging floor through the supply chain and on to the end user. This unique identifier is printed onto these items using coding […]

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MSA Africa, Africa Fire Mission donate essential firefighting equipment

MSA Africa has teamed up with Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Africa Fire Mission and High Pressure Systems (HPS) to donate essential firefighting equipment to Machakos County in Kenya. The latest donation of an advanced, energy-efficient Bauer compressor to fill Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) follows an original donation by MSA Pittsburgh of 400 refurbished SCBAs and fire […]

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How rugged wireless technology can reduce costs in oil and gas production

Wireless communications are well-suited for the oil and gas industry, especially in remote production facility locations, both on- and offshore. In the past, satellites provided producers with high-latency, low-bandwidth communications sufficient for transmitting telemetry data. But satellites fell short for system automation controls requiring much less latency. They also were not sufficient for fixed and […]

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DPI Plastics receives SAVA Product Stewardship Excellence Award at Vinyl SA 2017

DPI Plastics’ commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognised with a Product Stewardship Excellence Award at the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) conference, Vinyl SA 2017. The Vinyl SA 2017 Awards are a first for South Africa, where SAVA acknowledged and awarded members for their commitment to its Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) to promote sustainability […]

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SKF South Africa is appointed official OEM supplier to Henred Fruehauf

SKF South Africa, global bearing and rotating technology and engineering specialist, has been appointed by Henred Fruehauf as OEM supplier.  Acquired by SA Truck Bodies in 2002, Henred Fruehauf trailers are recognised for their rugged reliability and have been faithfully serving the local market for over six decades. The company’s reputation for delivering uncompromising quality […]

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Afrox maximises efficiency in metal preheating with OXYGON®

Afrox is maximising efficiency in the metal production industry with its powerful OXYGON® solutions – effective vessel preheating processes that go beyond conventional burner designs by harnessing the highly efficient power of a flameless oxyfuel combustion system. These advanced and controlled combustion programmes ensure optimal heating curves that can reduce ladle heating times from 90 […]

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DOSIC® – compact stainless-steel sensor for flexible flow measurement

Intelligent solutions for level, temperature, flow, and pressure measurement from SICK’s broad product and technology portfolio are proven to meet the stringent requirements for safety and hygiene in the beverage and food industry. The portfolio contains a new flow sensor that uses ultrasonic technology to determine the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids in […]

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Oxyfuel Solutions for the Aluminium Industry

With the growing need for reducing production costs, increasing productivity and yield, enhancing quality and environmental awareness in the aluminium industry, Afrox – through its parent company, the Linde Group – is evolving and refining its technologies to increase productivity in the aluminium process chain. From melting and dross handling to refining, extrusion and annealing, […]

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Driving bearing innovation for Formula 1

In Formula 1, weight, friction and unexpected failures are enemies of high performance, and every detail matters. With a long history of providing superior solutions to aid superior performance, SKF’s work in the sector continues to be highly specialised. The foundations of Formula 1 can be traced back to 1946, when it was defined to […]

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Now you can measure very low flows of liquids and gasses

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer model KDF/ KDG, low volume flow meters and monitors, now available with shorter (90mm) installation length. The instruments operate on the suspended float principle with a stainless steel ball, and are available in special versions for liquids and gases (air). The devices with stainless steel housing are […]

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WET celebrates 20 years of success

The Wentworth Education Trust turns 20 The Wentworth Education Trust (WET) recently celebrated 20 years of giving back to the Wentworth community. The Trustees of WET include 10 school principals, two Engen representatives and local Councilor Aubrey Snyman. Teachers, governing bodies, NGO’s, their auditors and the general public were all welcomed to the recent 2017 […]

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Magnet – Schneider portable Mobiya solar LED lanterns

Magnet now distributes new portable Mobiya solar LED lanterns, which have been designed by Schneider Electric as a convenient, safe and reliable source of energy efficient lighting. Mobiya TS 170S off-grid portable solar LED lanterns consist of a solar panel and an integrated mobile phone charging facility, with a USB cable with 5 adaptors. “This […]

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Engen’s Phikolomzi Gugwana has found his wings and space to fly

Phikolomzi Gugwana grew up in Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape but attended a secondary school in Wentworth, Durban as there were no high schools in Mount Ayliff that taught in English. From an early age, Phikolomzi (his name means ‘wings’) showed great aptitude for maths and science, subjects he describes as ‘low-volume’ because they […]

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Rockwell Automation seeks manufacturers committed to safety excellence

Nominations for annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards due Aug. 18, 2017 For the fifth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. Each year, the awards celebrate best-in-class manufacturers that make safety an inherent value in their company culture, compliance procedures and use of machine-safety technology. “Ideal candidates for these awards […]

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BBF Safety Group donation enables youth upliftment project to extend its reach to more children

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet! The Happy Feet Youth Project is a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation that works with under-privileged children in one of the oldest and most over-crowded townships called Langa. The project was set-up to help keep children off the streets, away from criminal elements and expose them […]

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SKF offers new electric cartridge pump

SKF announced the introduction of the Electric Cartridge Pump ECP. Developed to lubricate bearings and linear guides in small machines, this reliable pump includes an integrated pressure-relief valve that enables its use in single-line lubrication systems such as SKF MonoFlex. The Electric Cartridge Pump ECP is a cost effective and simple to operate lubrication solution, […]

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safe handling transport in chemical and petrochemical sectors

A key issue facing specialist manufacturing sectors, like chemical and petrochemical industries, is the need for a safe, reliable and cost efficient packaging and transport system. “What’s critical in the handling of chemicals, such as intermediates, carbon powder, plastics and resins, is the highest level of product safety of the goods being transported,” says Ken […]

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Every day, more and more items are becoming internet capable

Great technological developments are borne out of the unique ideas of visionaries that carry these ideas into the future. Discover the Internet of Things with us. Karl Steinbuch was one of the pioneers of computer science, a trailblazer of machine learning and a co-founder of artificial intelligence. In 1966, he put forth his vision with […]

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SASOL UNVEILS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TRUCK FLEET AT TRUCK EXPO

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol has unveiled its new fleet of state-of-the-art truck fleet at the 2017 Truck X Conference and Expo at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit to bolster its market delivery efficiency and enhance its supply chain network. “We’re excited about our new fleet as it will bring significant advantages to our business that […]

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I-CAT offers expert assistance with waste-management compliance

Compliance with current waste-management legislation, combined with frequent amendments to this legislation and the applicable regulations, remains problematic across most industries in South Africa. I-CAT’s integrated waste management services focus on Waste Management Licence (WML) applications, classification, assessment of waste-to-landfill, and integrated waste-management planning in line with current waste-management legislation, I-CAT Business Development and Marketing […]

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Patented, Solid-State Cable-Pull Switch Enhances Industrial Safety

Industrial automation customers can now improve safety without sacrificing productivity with the most advanced cable-pull switch on the market. The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Lifeline 5 cable-pull switch from Rockwell Automation is the first solid-state, cable-pull E-stop in the industry with patented, microprocessor-based technology. Traditional cable-pull switches are prone to nuisance trips and unreliable operation due to […]

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New SKF grease cuts false brinelling damage in half

The innovative anti-false brinelling grease for hub bearing units from SKF reduces friction and wear significantly, while improving bearing performance. SKF launched new grease that has been proven to reduce the damage caused by false brinelling in hub bearing units by more than 50 per cent when compared with competing greases. The lubricant has been […]

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Bosch honors top suppliers

Actively driving transformation with successful partnerships • Awards for 44 suppliers from 11 countries • Bosch CEO Denner: “The internet of things is turning hierarchical value chains into value-added networks.” • Transformation affects entire value chains • Suppliers’ software expertise becoming increasingly important Stuttgart – The Bosch Group has recognized 44 suppliers from 11 countries […]

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First Cut and NitraLife form a ‘clean cut’ partnership to provide on-site, on-demand nitrogen to the laser-cutting industry

Nitrogen is all around us and makes up the majority of the air we breathe. But for the laser cutting and fabrication sectors, high-purity nitrogen is essential as it is used to clear molten metal from the point of cutting. An important factor in this process is that – as an alternative to oxygen – […]

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Atlas Copco product and training sponsorship empowers informal mechanics

Atlas Copco South Africa (Pty) Ltd has for the past five years been a proud supporter of the Filpro enterprise development programme, an inspirational initiative that empowers and upskills informal mechanics to become active participants in the country’s formal mainstream economy. Social responsibility is one of Atlas Copco’s core focuses and the company remains resolute […]

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Demag launches DMR modular rope hoist for diverse applications

The newly-launched Demag DMR modular rope hoist can be adapted precisely to match specific requirements. With one basic technology, Demag is now able to cover an even broader range of applications than rival products on the market. Due to its modular design, the Demag DMR modular rope hoist provides a unique range of possible combinations, […]

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The BMG World Reveal

BMG is set to officially open its recently upgraded BMG World distribution and engineering facility at a two day event in September 2017. “The reveal of the BMG World facility in Johannesburg, is the culmination of a consolidation and supply chain re-engineering strategy which began nearly 10 years ago. The BMG World facility reflects the […]

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Endress+Hauser launched a new online information and shopping platform

Endress+Hauser has recently launched a NEW online information and shopping platform called the E-direct Shop, to showcase its entry level product portfolio. Endress+Hauser’s new E-direct shop, offers the following advantages: Easy and intuitive handling Full entry-level product offering and online ordering possibilities Simple product version selection Best value for money Transparency thanks to a price/quantity […]

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Thermal spray coating and Plasma Transferred Arc cladding solutions-

-from Thermaspray protect power generation components against corrosion and wear South Africa’s Thermal Spray and Plasma Coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, delivers world-class refurbishing, manufacturing and repair services to numerous power stations around the country. Equipment and components such as steam generators, pumps and turbines that handle steam and water in the steam cycle operate in […]

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Maxiflex PVC strip curtains improve the bottom line – strip by strip

Flexible PVC strip curtains from door and loading dock specialist, Maxiflex, are economical, practical, efficient, versatile and cost-effective partition solutions. The strip curtains present a flexible barrier across internal and external apertures providing seamless traffic flow, protecting goods and personnel, reducing energy costs and creating a safe, comfortable and more productive work environment. Strip curtains, […]

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Timken Quick-Flex flexible couplings

BMG’s Timken Quick-Flex couplings are designed to transmit torque from a driving shaft to a driven shaft and to accommodate shaft misalignment within the drive. These maintenance-free couplings also dampen vibration and torque fluctuations and smooth torsional shock loads “An advantage of Quick-Flex drive couplings over conventional units is direct replacement with virtually all comparable […]

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Rockwell Automation Offers Best Practices for Risk Management

Leader in industrial automation outlines four key areas for managing industrial risk Industrial organisations around the world struggle to manage risk. Incidents, such as product recalls, data breaches and worker injuries, have immediate consequences and can impact customers, employees, intellectual property and revenue. Risk management should be focused on where problems originate. In many cases, […]

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Legrand power solutions for continuity of service in power outages

Legrand’s power solutions ensure continuity of service and protection of electrical equipment during planned and unexpected power outages. These modular systems include cast resin transformers, with low electromagnetic emission, busbar trunking systems, enclosures for power switchgear and controlgear assemblies, as well as uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units. According to Legrand, the key advantage in selecting […]

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EMERSON LAUNCHES FIRST GAS PURITY ANALYZER MEASURING UP TO 12 COMPONENTS SIMULTANEOUSLY

– REDUCES COSTS, ENHANCES SPEED AND ACCURACY Rosemount CT5800 is industry’s first Quantum Cascade Laser with Class I, Division 2 hazardous area certification in a flameproof enclosure To establish purity and optimize process control in industrial processing applications such as ethylene, natural gas and hydrogen manufacturing, Emerson Automation Solutions today announced the Rosemount™ CT5800 continuous […]

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Latest trend in drive technology seeks to optimise energy requirements

Dwindling resources, spiralling energy costs, increasingly stringent international regulations, and the trend towards cutting carbon emissions has meant that technology leaders such as SEW-EURODRIVE are focusing more and more on optimising energy requirements. In order to realise such savings, numerous system components have to be analysed to realise the full energy-saving potential of drive technology […]

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Engen’s Thobani Dlakana has a new view from his 7th floor window

When you first meet 24-year old Thobani Everest Dlakana (who prefers to be called Ted) you are struck by his confident smile and business-like manner. Little do you know of the literal ‘Everest’ he has climbed to reach Engen’s 7th Floor. As one of three siblings growing up in a Langa shack, Ted describes how […]

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VA purgemeters with surface passivation for trace-level analysis

Optional surface treatment for all wetted parts to eliminate surface adsorption of chemically active compounds in analyser feed Inert silicon coating for cone, float, valve components, etc. Duisburg, April 5, 2016: For its variable area flow meters DK 32, DK 34 and DK 37, KROHNE now offers the option of surface passivation for trace-level analysis. […]

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‘Women of access’ help Goscor reach new heights in rental industry

Goscor Access Rental is blazing the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Excelling at maintaining long-term client relationships and customer service, in addition to sales, the ‘women of access’ are helping the company reach new heights. Durban Sales Manger Shirly Smit joined Goscor Access Rental in 2013, taking up the challenge of launching […]

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Moving data from big to smart

Collecting process data and using it correctly is a vital part of predictive maintenance programmes – and proves the adage that knowledge is power explains Erwin Weis, head of IoT Technology at SKF Collecting data is one thing, but making sense of it is what adds value. In modern industrial parlance, it’s about turning ‘Big […]

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Bosch Holdings – Bosch Ulwazi develops emerging enterprises for Transnet Pipelines – final year

Bosch Ulwazi, which plays a key role in the development of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMME’s) nationally, has recently launched the final phase of its three year ‘Enterprise and Supplier Development’ (ESD) programme in KZN, for Transnet Pipelines. “An important part of Bosch Ulwazi’s operation is enterprise development, which supports companies in identifying, mentoring […]

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BBF Safety Group Acquires Pinnacle OSH Holdings

Acquisition supports company’s expansion to compete in the Occupational Safety and Health Services market DURBAN, 5th July 2017 – BBF Safety Group has announced its acquisition of Pinnacle OSH Holdings, a provider of Occupational Safety and Health services. The acquisition is strategically well aligned and supplementary to BBF Safety Group’s current safety footwear offering and brings industry-leading […]

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Collaborating to find sustainable and efficient electrification solutions for Uganda

Access to reliable and efficient energy solutions is key to Uganda’s socio-economic development.  How to achieve this was the topic under discussion during the Lab of Tomorrow, a collaborative design-thinking workshop that aims to develop innovative solutions for developmental challenges. On the initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and under […]

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Motheo rehabilitates Blockhouse 1-Stop access ramps on R59

The Motheo Construction Group has completed a project to rehabilitate the access ramps to the Blockhouse 1-Stop (North and South) for Engen Petroleum on the R59, close to Henley-on-Klip. The fast-track project commenced on 5 September 2016, and was completed successfully by end January 2017. Following site establishment, the project comprised clearing, grubbing, and roadbed […]

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ABB to build the first hybrid substation in Morocco

July 7, 2017 – ABB will supply a $16 million hybrid substation for a wind farm, helping the country to reduce its carbon footprint Forecasts for the Kingdom of Morocco indicate that the country’s energy demand will rise continuously in the coming years. The country has abundant renewable energy resources – including solar, wind and […]

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BIRAL’S VPF-730 PRESENT WEATHER SENSOR INSTALLED ON AN OFF-SHORE WIND TURBINE SUBSTATION

Leading meteorological specialist Biral has had its VPF-730 Visibility and Present Weather sensor installed onto the substation for windfarm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the German North Sea. The sensor was supplied through the Observator Group from the Netherlands, which installed a helideck monitoring system onto the substation. Observator offers a wide range of helideck monitoring […]

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5 most common causes of bearing failures in electric motors and what to do about them

The following five factors can produce its own particular type of damage and leave its own special imprint on the bearing. Consequently, by examining a damaged bearing it is possible to determine the root cause of the damage so that the requisite actions can be taken to prevent a recurrence. Electrical erosion Electric erosion or […]

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Bosch launches new generation of 18 V rotary hammers

The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer. The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors, […]

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46TH SASOL NATIONAL WINTER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

Sasolburg, South Africa – More than 500 swimmers from seven provinces and a team from Botswana and a swimmer from Dubai took to the water this morning to participate in the 46th Sasol National Winter Swimming Championship held at the Penny Heyns Swimming Pool in Sasolburg. Over the years the event has seen top international swimmers like […]

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HIGH-SPECIFICATION, COMPETITIVELY-PRICED FALL-PROTECTION HARNESS LAUNCHED

The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer. The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors, […]

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ABB to acquire B&R- Shaping leadership in industrial automation

Acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) will close ABB’s historic gap in machine and factory automation Creating a uniquely comprehensive automation portfolio for customers globally B&R is a proven innovation leader in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Industrial PCs (IPC) and servo motion-based machine and factory automation B&R delivered a revenue CAGR of 11% […]

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Severe-service valves for demanding tailings applications

AR Controls has successfully supplied and maintained large installed bases of DeZurik KSV severe-service knife gate valves on the Zambian Copper Belt in demanding tailings applications. The most popular valves supplied by the company are cast stainless steel, urethane-lined and severe-service knife gate valves, as well as high-performance and concentric butterfly valves, general and severe-service […]

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Afrox to showcase special gases and equipment at Lab Africa

Afrox’s Specialised Markets division will be showcasing their range of high purity calibration gases, specialised regulators and tailor-made installation packages at this year’s Lab Africa exhibition, to be held in Johannesburg from 15-17 August. With laboratories under growing pressure to not only to stay abreast of the latest analytical methods, but also to manage costs […]

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The Career Corner

My Career Corner introduces robotics for kids in Mabopane, Soshanguve and Surrounding areas. They held their first expo on the 10th June 2017 at Soshanguve Crossing mall, with kids aged 6-1o showcasing their models and shared their experiences together with another group of learners aged 11-16-year-olds showcasing their programming skills. My Career Corner is aiming […]

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Pump manufacturer, Verder Pumps, to enter the South African pharmaceutical market

Owing to the pharmaceutical industry requiring gentle pumping solutions, pumps solutions supplier Verder Pumps South Africa emphasises the importance of the standard peristaltic pump for the pharmaceutical industry. Verder International has proven success in the pharmaceutical market and has led to Verder South Africa to confidently entering the South African market. Verder consists of Verder […]

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Chevron refinery in Cape Town gets high pressure clean

Chevron’s refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, underwent its annual shutdown during February and March this year, during which all critical path production equipment is maintained. High pressure industrial cleaning of the plant and equipment was conducted using equipment from South Africa’s leading water jetting solutions company, Total Blasting. The refinery’s annual shutdown is scheduled for […]

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SICK safeHDDM® makes safety laser scanners immune to wood chippings

With industrial parquet manufacturing, fine wood flooring has become more affordable and easily available. To achieve production of over 80 million metres of flooring annually, demands stringent requirements on systems used in the European automated wood processing industry: Sawdust and wood chippings are challenging for conventional safety sensors, which are nonetheless expected to perform their […]

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E-direct: Simple selection of the instruments you need

Switches, sensors, components, displays and a recorder – equipping a simple measuring point must not be complicated!  Whether you want to fit your application with a level, pressure, flow, temperature or analytical instrument or simply get an overview of all the entry-level products, we now offer you the new E-direct shop – our information and […]

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GALL THOMSON LAUNCHES NEUTRAL BUOYANCY

FLOAT FOR MARINE BREAKAWAY COUPLINGS Gall Thomson, world leader in the application, design and supply of Marine Breakaway Couplings (MBCs) has introduced a neutral buoyancy float for MBCs. UltraFloat has been specifically designed to fit around the external profile of the MBC. When two are fitted to an MBC they provide neutral buoyancy, eliminating any […]

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SMEC South Africa celebrates 70 years of transformational success

SMEC acquired Vela VKE, a South African professional consulting engineering company in 2012 as part of a strategy to strengthen their presence within South Africa and the wider African market. With Vela VKE commencing operations in 1947, this year proudly marks the celebration of 70 years of operation for SMEC in South Africa. SMEC’s ability […]

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Primary Elements – Proven Flow Measurement Technology

Orifice primary elements are used for economical and reliable flow measurement of liquids, gases or steam. During measurement, the medium should be in one pure phase and flow through pipes with circular cross-sections, running full. KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer their Kobold KPL orifice plates and flanges that require little or no […]

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New High Advanced Technologies Institute. PE. South Africa

LEGO GRANT The first FLL Jr Expo was hosted in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 3 June 2017.  The expo was a culmination of 4 months of preparation of 11 teams by three facilitators.  11 hour classes were held each week at two childrens’ homes in the city. The expo was held at a local […]

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New premises for SEW-EURODRIVE PE to cater for growing Eastern Cape market

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa’s Port Elizabeth branch has relocated to Unit 4, Aldo Business Park, Old Cape Road in Greenbushes, reflecting both the growth of the branch and the importance of the Eastern Cape region, according to Branch Manager Francois Sieberhangen. Although Port Elizabeth is the smallest SEW-EURODRIVE branch nationally, it is showing very promising growth. […]

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Bioremediation is the answer to spillage risks in the petchem sector

GK-IT Environmental Services, a South African leader in bioremediation and environmental product manufacture, is diversifying from the mining industry to the petrochemical and oil refinery sector. Focusing on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils, Director Chris Cooper explains that gasoline and diesel range organic compounds can be degraded to levels below 100 parts per million using […]

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DPI Trading, and Afriline Civils supply ductile-iron pipe for Moorreesburg water project

DPI Trading is supplying 2.12 km of ductile iron pipe to contractor Afriline Civils for a R1 million water pipeline project on the West Coast for the Moorreesburg District Council. Based at Bellville in the Western Cape, DPI Trading is a division of the larger national Incledon Group. It supplies the same product range, covering […]

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white paper reliable communications for oil & gas

Rugged, reliable communications enables oil andgas exploration In the oil & gas industry, the challenges are big, the stakes are high, and the conditions harsh. Extreme environments and remote locations – oil & gas operations face these realities every day. With a communications portfolio that enables implementation of reliable, high-performing communication infrastructures, Siemens can provide […]

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The SAIMC Tshwane Branch- Latest News from the Tshwane Branch, July

Please find enclosed some of the latest news from Tshwane branch. The June tech evening didn’t take place due to the AAF. We are however hopping to advise RE a follow up visit to Rustenburg and then hope to have a kick off meeting in the week of 24th of July at Witbank as we […]

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TECHNOLOGY EVENING TOPIC: ADVANCED OPERATING GRAPHICS BY YOKOGAWA

PLEASE RSVP ON OR BEFORE 5 July @ 13:00 SO WE CAN CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF GUESTS WITH THE VENUE. THE CODE FOR VENUE IS: TBC TIME: 18:00 for 18:30 As  always at SAIMC Branch meetings, bring your technical concerns, bring colleagues and friends, and come for the a cocktail of friendships, business alliances and […]

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If you build it! Engen Mondlano is a dream come true

When Mzwayi Ndwandwe – who describes himself as a humble man, born and bred in Inanda – inherited a piece of land which had been in his family for many years, he knew that it was time to follow his dream. He wanted to serve his community by building them a petrol station with a […]

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Hytec appoints new Branch Manager for Richards Bay

Herman Venter has recently been appointed as the new Branch Manager for Hytec in Richards Bay, effective 1 April 2017. Venter, who is no stranger to the Hytec Group, will be responsible for managing external sales and assets as well as managing internal personal at the branch. Venter has long been committed to growing the […]

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Yokogawa SA- New Appointment

Yokogawa would like to welcome their new staff member- Website: https://www.yokogawa.com/za/

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BMG hydraulic hoses & fittings

“Extreme care must be taken in the correct selection, installation and maintenance of matched, quality components in any hydraulic system because hose assemblies can be highly dangerous if misapplied and if inadequate attention is given to maintenance of the hose and related equipment,” says Joanne Tarr, BMG’s national product manager – hose and fittings. “When […]

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Engen Driver Wellness 2017 travels to Springfontein

Engen Petroleum is launching their annual Driver Wellness programme in Springfontien next week. Truck drivers are invited to receive free voluntary health screenings at the Springfontein Truck Stop, situated on the N1 Highway from 07:00 – 17:00 as part of Engen’s Driver Wellness Initiative. Engen Driver Wellness is a mobile health awareness initiative run by […]

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White PAPER CYBER SECURITY FOR OIL AND GAS

New early-warning cybersecurity system Adds extra hardening safeguards toOil and Gas industrial control networks As the potential for cyber attacks against the energy sector grows, a revolutionary early-warning system designed to protect the industrial control systems of the oil and gas industry has emerged to complement highly recommended defense-in-depth strategies. Few people outside the oil […]

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Conversations about Conservation

Talking efficiency and reduced consumption in steam generation For heating or power generation in turbines, for sterilisation or cleaning purposes – in many sectors, steam is used on a grand scale. It is therefore not surprising that in industry a massive 40% of fossil fuels are used for steam generation in boilers. The judicious use […]

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High-specification, competitively-priced fall-protection harness launched

Reinforcing its position as a leader in the most advanced and cost-effective Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), MSA Africa has launched its V-FORM safety harness for work-at-height applications. This is a high-specification, competitively-priced fall-protection harness that gives users the comfort and knowledge that they are selecting the best PPE that will not let them down when […]

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Air Products and microbreweries – what the fizz is about

Craft beer brewing has evolved from being a home-brewing hobby to a precise and complex process, aimed at delighting craft beer lovers who have become enthusiasts of this new era of beer where there are more distinguished tastes on offer in the market. As a supplier of gases, which is vital to the brewing process, […]

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Automatic stud welding from Rio-Carb allows for efficient liner mounting

Rio-Carb is at the forefront of innovation in the application of efficient liner mounting with its automation of the stud-welding process. Stud welding is particularly beneficial where a regular ore flow is required, as there are no interruptions or recesses caused typically by bolt heads. The leading manufacturer of wear-resistant Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner […]

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Engen Chemicals secures X-PURGE exclusivity

Engen and PTT, the National Oil Company of Thailand, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Engen’s exclusive rights to a product called X-PURGE. At the signing ceremony in Cape Town, Engen was awarded the sole distribution rights for X-PURGE in South Africa. Dr Emma Mokoena, Engen Manager: Chemicals & Special Products says the […]

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Nampak Glass creates new opportunities for gas operations

  Nampak Glass has commissioned a 1km-long high pressure underground pipeline, which feeds from the existing Sasol Gas Ltd.’s transmission network and ties into the newly constructed Nampak Pressure Reduction Station (PRS) in Germiston. Implemented for strategic business decisions, the high pressure underground pipeline construction includes a pressure reducing and metering station with two parallel […]

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BMG’s KZN field service team plays an important role in the sugar industry

BMG’s KZN field service team plays an important role in the sugar industry during off crop seasons and with urgent breakdowns in sugar mills and refineries BMG’s KZN field service team has been involved in a number of field service projects in the local sugar industry during recent off crop seasons, as well as dealing […]

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Leading the market with LPG and more: Easigas’s ‘hot’ and innovative energy monitoring, optimisation and management value-add

As a source of energy, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) is hard to beat. Easy to use, efficient, cost-competitive and environmentally-friendly – for both domestic and industrial use – its excellent properties are playing an active role in contributing towards a gas-powered economy. Furthermore, from an LPG supplier perspective, the business is also evolving in a […]

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A Complete Composite Solution for Bund Repair and Protection

In February 2016, a worldwide chemical company was looking for a solution to protect a bund at a chemical plant in Scotland.  The client had a 450 tonne, steel methanol tank currently housed within an open-air, concrete bund.  The bund was porous and unlike adjacent bunds onsite, it did not hold rain water.  To ensure […]

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Corporate girl power

On 25 May 2017, Atlas Copco South Africa afforded nineteen Grade 10 leaners the opportunity to experience first-hand company dynamics, functionality and culture within a corporate working environment as part of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative. This was the fourth consecutive year that Atlas Copco has supported this initiative which […]

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SICK safeHDDM® makes safety laser scanners immune to wood chippings

With industrial parquet manufacturing, fine wood flooring has become more affordable and easily available. To achieve production of over 80 million metres of flooring annually, demands stringent requirements on systems used in the European automated wood processing industry: Sawdust and wood chippings are challenging for conventional safety sensors, which are nonetheless expected to perform their […]

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Analysis in simple terms

My name is Jenny, and I want to find out more about liquid analysis. For those like me, who do not have a background in technical studies, I use this section in each issue to explain in more detail a different “piece of the puzzle” of our huge area of expertise. In this issue: the […]

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Band-It centre-punch clamps for mining, plumbing applications

Band-It centre-punch clamps, distributed locally by Banding & Identification Solutions Africa, have been used on low-pressure water and air lines at a mine in Phalaborwa. Apart from this mining application, the galvanised version of this product has proven popular in the plumbing industry as a temporary clamping solution, Sales Representative Matthew Campbell reveals. “As with […]

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Magnet’s range of Appleton ATX electrical products for safe use in hazardous areas

Magnet’s extensive range of components for use in hazardous applications, encompasses Appleton ATX instrumentation, electrical control devices and lighting products. “With the presence of hazardous substances, like flammable gases, in many facilities, it is critical that electrical products provide proper protection to workers and the environment,” states Brian Howarth, managing director of Magnet. “Appleton products, […]

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I-CAT is at the forefront of fire-protection innovation for mining

Recent tests conducted by Sasol and I-CAT have proven conclusively that dry chemical powder extinguishers are ineffective against rubber fires and conveyor belt and tyre fires, both encountered in underground mining. This means that many underground mines have little or no fire protection, posing a major health and safety risk to mineworkers. In addition, activating […]

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Yokogawa Signs Partnership Agreement with Sinopec Engineering, a Sinopec Group Company

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China, has signed a partnership agreement with Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. (SEG). Based on this agreement, the two companies will strive to build a long-term collaborative relationship. SEG is an engineering company of the Sinopec Group, one of the world’s largest oil refining and […]

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) has announced the names of the 13 women who have made it through to the final round of the 37th annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards. The awards recognise South African women who excel in various sectors of the economy and lead with integrity and humility. BWASA National […]

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EMERSON EXPANDS PLANTWEB™ DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM WITH NEW DUAL-MODE WIRELESS GATEWAY

New gateway provides ISA100.11a users a path to Industry-leading WirelessHART portfolio With more than 10 years of wireless infrastructure and technology development experience, Emerson today announced a new dual-mode wireless gateway which supports both IEC 62951 WirelessHART and ISA100.11a industrial wireless communications standards. This latest addition expands Emerson’s wireless portfolio and provides customers an easy […]

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Vibrating limit level detection

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer their Kobold NSV level monitors to measure low-density (powdery), fine-grained bulk solids, such as plastic granules, cement, and food like flour, sugar and animal feed.  The devices work by the vibrating fork principle.  The fork, specifically designed for use in bulk solids, continuously vibrates, and when it […]

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Reliable and economical plastic flow meter

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer a plastic flow meter and a monitor; KSK/KSM that work on the ‘suspended float’ measuring principle, where the float glides up and down in a conical measuring tube. The units, constructed of polyamide or polysulfone material, easily handle a variety of corrosive media, as well as all […]

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NEW VERSATILE CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM

Monitran, locally represented by Instrotech, has announced the launch of their latest condition monitoring system that monitors and logs vibration on as many as 32 channels. Parameters that can be measured include velocity and envelope g, as well as temperature. Known as the MTN/5032, the microcontroller-based system has an easy-to-navigate 18,5cm colour touch screen that […]

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Bosch Projects completes the Product Alignment and Refinery project at Nakambala Sugar Estate in Zambia

The Nakambala Product Alignment and Refinery (PAAR) project at Nakambala Sugar Mill in Mazabuka, Zambia, is one of the largest projects Bosch Projects has undertaken to date. Illovo Sugar appointed Bosch Projects as engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) consultants for its subsidiary Zambia Sugar’s Nakambala expansion project. This contract, which involved the expansion of […]

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African Petrochemicals Newsletter

Don’t miss out on our upcoming Engineering, Procurement & Construction Expo. Our Latest edition of African Petrochemicals- May-June edition 14.3 is now out. Great in-house specials and more The latest industry news from Emerson, Siemens, Pepperl+Fuchs, Sulzer, Elterm, ABB, Vega Controls, Verder Pumps, Sasol, I-Cat, Rockwell Automation and much more Subscribe Here Please visit our […]

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SKF Enlight Centre redefines machine condition monitoring for the maritime sector

SKF launches Enlight Centre, a next-generation Internet-enabled condition-based maintenance (CBM) and condition monitoring (CM) system designed for the global marine industry. SKF Enlight Centre is a first-of-its-kind, asset based (as opposed to measurement focused) machine health monitoring system, featuring a radically simplified user interface, designed for use by engineers and managers throughout the marine sector. […]

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bmg-kabelschlepp-cable-carrier-systems

BMG’s extensive portfolio of cable carrier systems and safety cables now includes Tsubaki’s new Kabelschlepp Roller Supported Chain (RSC) system, suitable for long travel and cranes. Kabelschlepp cable carriers are designed to enhance productivity and minimise repair costs in various applications – from computer plotters and micro sensitive test and measurement equipment, to offshore drilling […]

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Female engineering talent shines on Rosmead project team

Three young female engineers from Hatch have set a shining example on the Rosmead project team for Phase 1 of the Transnet Ngqura 16 Mtpa manganese project. On-the-job training also saw one of the female Site Engineers promoted to Construction Manager. The Rosmead project team consisted of Transnet Group Capital (TGC) as the owner and […]

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SASOL UPGRADES LITTLE RAINBOW CRECHE, NANCEFIELD

19 June, Johannesburg, South Africa- Sasol handed over the recently upgraded Little Rainbow Creche in Nancefield to its board of directors. The company invested approximately R500 000 in essential infrastructure of the crèche. “It is a privilege to celebrate Little Rainbow Creche with the children and members who undertake incredible work in this community,” said Wrenelle Stander, […]

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New building inaugurated for company anniversary

Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG looks back 40 years – world-leading manufacturer for flow measuring technology The market for high-quality flowmeters has been growing for decades, with the name Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG in Reinach, Switzerland, closely linked to the last 40 years. “The new facility, finished to coincide with our company anniversary, is a symbol of this […]

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A smart city in China: Bosch to make Tianjin intelligent

Strategic cooperation agreed Frankfurt, Germany – The Bosch Group is to be part of one of China’s pioneering smart-city projects: on June 20, the leading global supplier of technology and services signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the city of Tianjin. The aim of the alliance is to explore possibilities for putting the “Smart […]

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NEW ULTRA-TIGHT THIEF HATCH REDUCES STORAGE TANK EMISSIONS, CONSERVES TANK CONTENTS

Emerson’s Enardo™ Model ES-665 offers users industry-leading performance to address emissions regulations Emerson Automation Solutions has introduced the Enardo ES-665 spring-loaded thief hatch for use on low-pressure storage tanks in oil and gas and other industries. Storage tanks can emit vapours to the environment, which has resulted in tighter regulations and the need for improved […]

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Stratix 2500 Lightly Managed Switch Addresses Evolving Networking Needs

Manufacturers that use unmanaged network switches but struggle with downtime or security concerns now have an alternative to using managed switches. The Allen-Bradley Stratix 2500 lightly managed switch from Rockwell Automation provides the security, resiliency, segmentation and bandwidth-optimisation benefits of a managed switch without the need for extensive configuration. “Unmanaged switches deliver the network connectivity […]

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A really ‘refined’ solution: RTS Africa Engineering provides accurate, reliable hydrogen monitoring solution for petrochemical refineries and other process industry applications

Most people never give a thought to what goes into the tanks of their cars when they fill up at service stations. However, when refineries produce petrol, the product is a very specific blend of hydrocarbons. When refining petroleum products from crude oil, a key element – hydrogen – plays a key role as a […]

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The business benefits of booklet labels

Many businesses in South Africa are not making optimal use of their packaging and labelling space. Not only is your product labelling a valuable brand platform that comes into direct contact with customers in the retail environment, but it is also a space – in certain industries – that needs to accommodate a large amount […]

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LOTTE CHEMICAL TITAN TO RETURN TO MAIN MARKET OF BURSA SECURITIES

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June 2017 – Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad (“LCT” or “the Company”), the largest integrated producer of olefins and polyolefins in Malaysia, today launched its prospectus in conjunction with its proposed listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”), and its homecoming to the Malaysian equity markets. The […]

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Key technology for the internet of things: Bosch to set up new semiconductor fab in Dresden, Germany

Stuttgart and Dresden, Germany – Continuing its course of investing heavily in Germany, Bosch is to build a wafer fab in Dresden. To satisfy the demand generated by the growing number of internet of things (IoT) and mobility applications, the new location is to manufacture chips on the basis of 12-inch wafers. Construction of the […]

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Renewable energy storage solutions ‘go green’ with RTS Africa Engineering and Nel Hydrogen

Hydrogen is emerging as one of the most viable and effective storage solutions for renewable energy in many key industries, including the transportation and power sectors. Since 1996, the Tshwane-based specialised engineering company, RTS Africa Engineering, has had the sole agency to represent Nel Hydrogen, a Norwegian company which has been at the forefront of […]

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR CUMMINS’ RAIL CAPABILITIES AT AFRICA RAIL 2017

Cummins was a Gold Sponsor of Africa Rail 2017, held from 13 to 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Billed as the largest and only event of its kind in Africa, it created a unique platform for African rail operators, end users, and governments to come together. Cummins showcased its latest technology […]

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Air Products at the forefront of growth in the Eastern Cape

Taking the lead to provide a secure supply of industrial gas to the Eastern Cape industries, Air Products proudly launched the first air separation unit (ASU) in the Eastern Cape in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in November 2014. The impact of this investment and its contribution to economic growth was highlighted with Air […]

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SKF goes the extra ‘production line’ mile to ensure on- time delivery

SKF South Africa received an order from an OEM customer to supply bearings, units, housings and sleeves for a conveyor pulley application. According to SKF Key Accounts Manager, Anneritha Maritz, the customer, a leading OEM manufacturer of conveyor pulleys, requested complete delivery within one month from order. “However, the 2016 summer holidays in Europe would […]

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Engen helps intellectually disabled young adults this Youth Month

Ten intellectually disabled students have received the chance to transform their lives and build a better future. In a partnership between non-profit organisation The Living Link and Engen, these students have commenced a year-long ‘Adult Integration Programme’ aimed at integrating them into society, both in the work place and their communities. Engen donated R564 000 at […]

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OPTIWAVE 1010: New radar level transmitter for bypass chambers and magnetic level indicators

2-wire FMCW radar level transmitter for bypass chambers and magnetic level indicators (MLI) Continuous measurement of liquids, no minimum dielectric constant when used with a float Direct and accurate measurement of level in bypass chamber Dual process seal system for maximum safety and removal of converter under process conditions With OPTIWAVE 1010, KROHNE introduces a […]

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BLT SA’s Samson travelling Eco-Hoppers have an effective dust control in materials handling

BLT SA’s Samson travelling Eco-Hoppers have an effective dust control system that minimises the escape of dust during the grab discharge cycle in bulk materials handling. “Environmental pollution, caused by fugitive dust, is a major problem in dry bulk handling,” states Charity Gumede, marketing director, BLT SA. “Eco-Hoppers are designed to suit the characteristics and […]

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Fibertex SA – Drainex drainage pipes form part of advanced drainage systems

Fibertex supplies a wide range of components for advanced subsoil drainage systems, designed for use in various industries, including civil engineering, construction and agriculture. Included in this range are Drainex slotted drainage pipes, which are used in conjunction with Fibertex geotextiles and composite drainage systems that encompass geonets, fin drains and wick drains. “Drainex pipes […]

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Goscor Cleaning Equipment launches Kaivac at CleantexPulire 2017

Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) launched the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning® system at the CleantexPulire Trade Show at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, from 12 to 14 June. The Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning® system is described as a cleaning concept that aims to replace the mop-and-bucket system, Peter Esterhuizen, GCE National Sales Manager, comments. Kaivac International […]

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SKF offers new multipoint automatic lubricator

SKF today announced the introduction of the SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator TLMP series. Developed for industrial applications, as well as agricultural and off-road vehicles, this reliable unit facilitates proper lubrication essential for bearing life and supports improved safety for employees. The sturdy TLMP is packaged as a complete kit, including the lubricator, required tubing and […]

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Fire detection and prevention in server rooms

The installation of proper fire detection and suppression systems is critical in hi-tech areas such as server rooms, in order to protect both costly equipment and valuable data in the event of any fire. Fire detection in such a critical environment has to take into account myriad factors, from the actual value of the equipment […]

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Incledon to unveil latest brand offerings at 81st IMESA conference 2017

Leading quality fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon will exhibit at the 81st IMESA conference from 25 to 27 October at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Endorsed by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa’s yearly conference takes place under the rubric of ‘Sustainable Engineering: Back to basics […]

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Nurturing high-performing teams

How can leaders develop and nurture high-performing teams in the workplace? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott unpacks these requirements in this discussion on performance management and leadership. Our challenge as leaders is the creation of dynamic work environments where people are sufficiently engaged, stimulated and motivated. We rely on our employees to […]

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Service and Product Excellence Through Innovation

Sulzer will be present at this year’s Power-Gen Europe at Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, from June 27–29, showcasing its state-of-the-art pumping and service solutions. Our experts are looking forward to welcoming you at stand C53, hall 8, to find the optimal solution for your requirements. Our comprehensive portfolio for the power industry comprises high-performance pumps for […]

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SASOL BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ALKOXYLATION PRODUCTION FACILITY IN NANJING, CHINA

Nanjing, China – Sasol Limited (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL), a leading integrated chemicals and energy company, formally began construction of its new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Ushered in by a ground-breaking ceremony on June 8th at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park (NCIP), the new plant is expected to be fully operational in early […]

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HONEYWELL TO ACQUIRE INDUSTRIAL CYBER SECURITY SOFTWARE LEADER NEXTNINE

Broadens industrial cyber security offerings to meet increasing threat ​MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., June 12, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cyber security. The addition of Nextnine’s industry-leading security solutions and secure remote […]

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Engen now ship-shape and sailing strongly in Mauritius

Up and down Africa’s coasts, major seaports with bunkering facilities play a key strategic role in keeping sea traffic flowing, and industries growing. It is big business and includes the storage of bunker (ship) fuels and the provision of fuel to vessels. Bunkering includes the shipboard logistics of loading fuel and distributing it among bunkers. […]

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Why hygienic design of bearings is key to food safety

An emphasis on the hygiene element of the design of equipment can play an important role in controlling the safety of food products manufactured. However, applying this too broadly without focussing specifically on the hygienic design of the components part of the system, can potentially risk the spread of bacteria trapped within bearings, says Davide […]

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SMEC South Africa sponsors SAICE bridge-building competition

SMEC South Africa was a sponsor of a successful bridge-building competition hosted by the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) on Saturday 20 May 2017 at Canal Walk in Cape Town. A total of 31 teams from schools all over the Western Cape competed to construct the strongest and most aesthetically-pleasing wooden model bridge, […]

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Incledon launches e-bulletins to promote its wide product range

As part of the value-added service it offers its clients, Incledon disseminates regular bulletins containing technical information on its product range The technical bulletins are aimed at generating awareness about particular product ranges and their specifications, standards, advantages and applications, Incledon Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Wilson explains. “Changing customer needs in the way information is […]

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Engen lends support to Knynsa and Plett fire-fighters

In response to the devastation caused by fires in and around Knysna and Plettenburg Bay, Engen has joined hands with the community and hundreds of volunteers with a donation of R150 000 worth of diesel as well as water, energy snacks and drinks for brave fire fighters from the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Fire & […]

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Pepperl+Fuchs Launches the First Incremental Rotary Encoders with Blue Emitter LEDs

The new BlueBeam technology for incremental rotary encoders with optical sensing is a spectacular innovation. Due to the increased efficiency in signal generation, Pepperl+Fuchs offers significantly better sensing capabilities with an improved signal quality. Compared to the classic standard infrared variants, this results in considerably higher system accuracy even at maximum rotational speeds. The new […]

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New Fluke doubles troubleshooting power AND lightens the load

Fluke, locally represented by Comtest, now has the Fluke 787B and 789 ProcessMeter™ that doubles the troubleshooting capabilities by combining the power of a safety-rated, digital multimeter and mA loop calibrator into a single, compact test tool. Based on the trusted measurement capabilities of the Fluke 87 DMM, the new 787B and 789 add the […]

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Cost-saving protective coating solutions for hostile chemical & petrochemical environments

The unmatched protection and wear properties of Thermaspray’s range of superior quality, highly dependable coating and welding solutions offer excellent protection against surface wear and corrosion and assist in enhancing the lifespan of parts and components in the chemical and petrochemical industries. These industries often use complex and expensive equipment that is expected to operate […]

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Measuring Air Velocity in HVAC Systems

Kobold, represented locally by Instrotech, has the compact KAH Series airflow velocity transmitters, ideal for accurate ventilation control in Building Automation Systems (BAS) and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) applications. They incorporate innovative hot film anemometer technology which guarantees good accuracy at low airflow velocity and makes the sensor highly reliable and heat resistant against […]

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Rockwell Automation introduces STEM initiative to South Africa

Encouraging South African children to pursue careers in engineering and technology The Rockwell Automation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative for senior schoolchildren made its South African debut in May this year. This STEM initiative aims for school-goers to “make the connection” and discover how knowledge from STEM subjects contributes to manufacturing products they […]

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bosch projects acquires booker tate

Bosch Projects Pty (Ltd) – part of the Bosch Holdings group of multidisciplinary consulting engineering companies – has expanded its global operations, with the recent acquisition of UK-based Booker Tate Limited, from RCL Foods. “This strategic acquisition (effective 1 May 2017) in an international agricultural production and processing consultancy, creates new opportunities for Bosch Projects […]

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Engen Celebrates Youth on June 16th

This Youth Day, Engen is celebrating the bright futures of their recent graduates of the 2016 Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS). EMSS is a national initiative that addresses key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by providing after hours Math and Science education to learners who show an advanced aptitude in the […]

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New Collaborative Operations Centers extend network in US and Europe

Two new ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Centers near Miami, Florida, and Genoa, Italy are extending the company’s network. The centers function as the central nervous system for assets and systems fitted with ABB technology. Countless sensors transmit data on the health and performance of machines and essential systems to the centers, where sophisticated software performs […]

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Sulzer brings rotating equipment expertise to EASA Convention 2017

Sulzer will showcase its global expertise in servicing rotating electromechanical equipment at the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) 2017 convention in Tampa, Florida. Taking place from June 25 – 27, attendees to the event can expect to network and discuss requirements with major players in the industry. Visitors will be able to talk with Sulzer […]

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Sasolburg Petrochemical Roadshow- 31 August 2017

The African Petrochemical Roadshow offers a diagonal slice of the industry, showcasing and highlighting multiple products, services and expertise available to the Petrochemical Industry, General Engineering, Mining and Power Generation sectors. This show includes Instrumentation and Control, Health and Safety, Environmental, Mechanical, Plant Optimisation solutions and much more… The Petrochemical Roadshow is a travelling exhibition […]

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The benefits of marking and coding

For those who are new to packaging or supply chain management – marking and coding is the method of printing essential product and traceability information on packaging, labels and other manufactured materials. Everyday examples include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates. There are several reasons why product owners need to print marks […]

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BMG linear systems & associated products high speed & precision

BMG’s linear motion systems and associated products are designed for high speed, high precision performance, to meet the rigorous demands of technologically advanced engineering. “With the growing trend for companies to move away from manual machine operation to specialised mechanisation as part of cost saving programmes, BMG has made a substantial investment in expanding our […]

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African Petrochemicals were pleased to join Endress+Hauser’s VIP Breakfast this morning at the AAF Expo

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SKF extends market reach with appointment of new Automotive Distributor

SKF South Africa’s appointment of Torre Parts and Components (Pty) Ltd as the official Automotive Distributor for South and Southern Africa follows the recent acquisition by Torre Parts and Components of Top Class Automotive (Pty) Ltd. “SKF pledges continued support of both Top Class Automotive as well as its new shareholder, Torre Parts and Components,” […]

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DPI Plastics commissions new HDPE pipe factory with 14 extrusion lines

A new factory with 14 extrusion lines, and an installed capacity of 2 2 00 tons a month, was commissioned by DPI Plastics in March. Located adjacent to the existing Roodekop facility in Johannesburg, the new factory will produce HDPE pipe up to 1 000 mm in diameter, and up to PN25 pressure class. The factory […]

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Rugged mining cables & connectors for opencast & underground mining applications

Components, equipment and systems specialist, Powermite, alongside sister company, Proof Engineering, bring end-to-end cable and connector solutions for mining and industrial applications. Powermite’s rugged range of TPU mining cables with flexible Class 5 tinned annealed copper wire conductors has been specially designed to withstand the hazardous conditions typically found in open cast mining. The copper-screened […]

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Thermaspray’s plasma coating solutions are helping the adhesives and labelling industries out of sticky situations

The remarkable properties of plasma coating technologies from coating specialists, Thermaspray, can extend component service life and reduce costs significantly. This is achieved by improving component performance and efficiency in the adhesives and labelling industry. Replacing parts with new OEM parts or repairing components with alternative (and often inferior) types of coatings, like polymers that […]

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Ai2SA successfully integrates Mitsubishi Q series PLC to Process Automation UniPro 4 Scale via Profibus DP

Architects Integrating Industry (Ai2SA), specializing in “optimally managing and scoping industrial systems projects” was recently contracted by a client to integrate Process Automation UniPro 4 weighing units to a Mitsubishi Q-Series PLC. Ai2SA was called to site to commission units already installed however values received from the weighing unit to the Mitsubishi PLC were deemed […]

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OVERCOMING COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURES IN WINTER WITH ELECTRICAL HEAT TRACING

A multitude of South African industries including mining, energy, bitumen, petrochem and automotive will in the coming winter months again be faced with the drawbacks of colder ambient temperatures wreaking havoc on its manufacturing, processes and operational efficiencies. Electrical heat tracing (EHT) can overcome these challenges by keeping products at an optimal temperature, lowering viscosity […]

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WearCheck pioneers condition monitoring app

“Ground-breaking”, “highly innovative” and “revolutionary”…these are some of the reactions to the recent launch of a brand new interactive customer application (app) pioneered by Durban-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck. Managing director Neil Robinson believes that WearCheck is one of only a handful of condition monitoring companies in the world, and possibly the first in Africa, […]

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Stakeless earth ground loop testing

Testing the grounding components of equipment in hard-to-reach spaces, including areas that are indoors or fully paved and do not permit driving auxiliary test stakes, is challenging.  Fluke, locally represented by Comtest, now has the Fluke 1630-2 FC Stakeless Earth Ground Clamp, a high-quality, heavy-duty clamp jaw that stays in alignment and in calibration even […]

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IIoT fuels the spirit of innovation

Never has Endress+Hauser filed as many patents as it did last year The number of patent applications by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to grow. The globally-active company submitted a record 273 patents in 2016. Around three-fourths involve level, flow and analysis measurement technology, followed by digital communication and instrument diagnosis. The number of invention disclosures […]

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EM continues to supply the best products at the right price

With virtually every panel builder in South Africa using ubiquitous technology distributed exclusively by ElectroMechanica (EM), the major supplier continues to build on its strategy of providing the right product at the right price, for the correct application and specification at hand. This strategy has stood the company in good stead since it was established […]

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Engen’s improved performance and economy as part of the launch of their new advanced energy formula, Engen Primax Unleaded.

Simulating the speed and enhanced performance of a real Formula One pit experience, 700 Engen motorists were treated to a free waterless car wash by a pit crew who demonstrated Engen’s improved performance and economy as part of the launch of their new advanced energy formula, Engen Primax Unleaded. “A traditional car wash, wastes on […]

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New Fluke electrical loggers can help reduce facilities’ energy costs

The Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers identify opportunities for critical energy savings One of the most significant costs at industrial facilities is energy. While many managers view energy as an unavoidable expense, in reality it is a variable cost that can be monitored and managed, significantly improving the bottom line. Fluke, locally […]

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SKF participates in raids against retailers of counterfeit bearings

Three simultaneous raids in China are the latest in efforts to combat the sale of counterfeit bearings SKF has participated in three simultaneous raids against retailers of counterfeit bearings in China. The raids, which were led by Chinese police, resulted in the seizure of counterfeit bearings which may otherwise have been sold to industrial customers […]

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Siemens’ aeroderivative gas turbine passed with the highest marks for LNG

It’s been said that turbomachinery is at the heart of every liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, whether it’s large, mid-sized, or small. No matter what equipment is chosen, the ultimate goal is to optimize the economic return. The total expected lifecycle costs, including both operating expenses (OPEX) and capital expenditures (CAPEX), play a critical role […]

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EMERSON HELPS LIFE SCIENCE MANUFACTURERS ACHIEVE RIGHT-FIRST-TIME PRODUCTION WITH UPGRADED MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SOFTWARE

Enhancements to Syncade MES Workflow v4.9 application provide operators with an action-oriented, efficient, and secure environment for faster and more precise manufacturing recipe execution Emerson Automation Solutions has released the Syncade manufacturing execution system (MES) Workflow version 4.9 application to help life science manufacturers reduce time to market and streamline batch records and compliance. Workflow […]

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Energy Engineered Products proudly announces BEE partnerships

Energy Engineered Products is taking its stainless steel business (Energy Metals), and valves business (Energy Valves) forward into a more inclusive, progressive and sustainable future with the recent conclusion of an empowerment share transaction. In line with the black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership agreement, Edwin Gafele Bogopa, CEO of Metsana Goup, now holds equity in […]

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Yokogawa Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Global Customer Value Leadership Award in the Industrial Automation Solutions and Services Industry

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has received the Frost & Sullivan*1 Global Customer Value Leadership Award in the automation solutions and services category. This Award recognizes the company’s contributions in building strong relationships with its customers by providing premium solutions that deliver an exceptional return on investment. Frost & Sullivan presents Best […]

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AECOM helps Gibela facility achieve 500 000 LTI-free hours

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, achieved 500 000 LTI-free (lost time free) injuries late last year. This is largely due to the expert health and safety advice ­­provided to the client and contractor pool by AECOM. AECOM initially won the bid to design, procure and manage the construction […]

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Fast ROI from waterjet machine investment and its unexpected benefits.

Concept Sweden AB is a young company, but they have many years of experience within the field of automation. Situated in Gothenburg, on the west coasts of Sweden, a group of experienced engineers and young blood in the line started the automation company in 2011. The startup has been very successful with an average growth […]

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World’s largest floating photovoltaic power plant test-bed features ABB technology

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND ABB drives the energy revolution with newly emerging use of solar power in Singapore Land scarcity has severely limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power. Floating solar panels may be a viable alternative for the city-state surrounded by water. Floating panels could be eleven percent more efficient than solar panels placed on precious land. […]

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Gas Leak Detector reduces potential utility equipment damage due to gas leaks

Combination infrared camera and SF6 gas leak detector precisely pinpoints leaks as part of regular maintenance without taking equipment offline Identifying leaks of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which is used as an electrical insulator in extremely high-voltage utilities applications, generally requires the purchase or rental of an expensive gas detector or hiring an outside consultant. The […]

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Yokogawa Wins Analyzer Package Order for Petrochemical Complex in Oman

–Commission to deliver 75 GC8000 process gas chromatographs– Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order to supply an analyzer package solution for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, which is being built for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), a company owned and operated by […]

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Phoenix Contact presents at SAIMC Rustenburg Branch 1st tech evening at Lasrust with talk about industrial wireless

Please find enclosed the 1st branch newsletter for 2017 from SAIMC Rustenburg branch which is in the process of being re-established by the SAIMC Tshwane branch. On the eve of Wednesday the 24th of May, we had our inaugural meeting to launch the branch at the offices of Lasrust Enterprises. Mr. Jurie Weideman opened the […]

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HMA Group looks to local manufacture as key to African mining

The HMA Group of Australia ultimately plans to establish a manufacturing facility to produce wear-solution products to service the metalliferous and coal sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. This was revealed by HMA Group Australasia Managing Director Tony Rogers on a recent visit as part of the launch of HMA South Africa, headed up by General Manager […]

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TWO CRANE GIANTS JOIN FORCES

Following the finalisation of Konecranes’ acquisition of Terex MHPS – which, in effect, is Demag Cranes, Hoists, Material Handling and Ports Solutions – the two global crane brands will share their considerable combined knowledge and technology, becoming a substantial force in the lifting business in sub-Saharan Africa. The acquisition improves Konecranes’ position as a focused […]

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Eye Contact with the Process

In the world of Instrumentation, an enormous amount of data can be produced by each measuring point, which must be logically and clearly displayed and processed.  Kobold, represented locally by Instrotech, has the ZLS electronic multi-channel data logger, specifically designed to rapidly capture process signals and display them. Up to eight norm analogue or temperature-resistance […]

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ABB strengthens commitment to Canada

New ABB Canada headquarters opens in Montreal; wins three key digital orders from major Canadian customers ABB today officially inaugurated its new $90 million state-of-the-art Canadian headquarters and Customer Innovation Center, which will serve 700 employees who were previously spread across six locations in Greater Montreal. Campus Montreal houses research and development, manufacturing, assembly and […]

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Innovation focus results in double-digit growth

Omron South Africa experienced record growth in fiscal year 2016, despite the tough economic environment, reveals Country General Manager Victor Marques. Apart from effective target-market strategy implementation, this success was also largely due to ongoing innovation at the automation leader, such as its i-Automation ‘Innovation in Manufacturing’ drive. The previous fiscal year proved to be […]

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Goscor Power Products launches new engine brands at NAMPO 2017

From firefighting equipment to water pumps and sprayers, Goscor Power Products has a diverse product range specifically for the agricultural industry. This year saw it launch several new engine products at NAMPO 2017. A member of industrial equipment supplier the Goscor Group, itself part of Industrial Services Holdings (InServe), Goscor Power Products showcased its service […]

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Surcotec’s thermal spray coating solutions has the Western Cape marine market covered

The marine industry is a notoriously harsh environment for equipment, parts and components due to accelerated corrosion in a seawater atmosphere and severe operating conditions. Leading thermal spray company, Surcotec, in partnership with Thermaspray, offers a range of high quality thermal spray coating solutions as corrosion preventative measures that provide long-term protection for subsequent extended […]

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Equatorial Guinea to Join OPEC, Pledges to Advance Interests of African Oil Producers

Equatorial Guinea will join OPEC, it was announced at an historic meeting of global oil producers in Vienna today. The Central African oil and gas producer will be Sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth OPEC member, bringing a wealth of experience and African diplomatic reach to the global oil exporters’ club. Oil producers worldwide, including 11 non-OPEC members, […]

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Hydraform blocks for 7.3 million USD affordable housing project in Tanzania

Hydraform International, the leading alternative building technology company in the developing world, enabled the efficient delivery of 214-unit affordable housing project valued at TZS 15.8 BN in Tanzania using the Hydraform Interlocking building technology. Constructed under the auspices of the National Housing Corporation (NHC) in Tanzania, with the main project stakeholders being the NHC, Flintstone […]

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Engen leads the drive to lower carbon emissions with AdBlue®

Three years after introducing AdBlue® ahead of other local oil majors, Engen is making concrete progress towards the development of its AdBlue® business and is demonstrating its commitment to a more sustainable future growth path through the supply of AdBlue® and low sulphur fuels into sub-Saharan African markets. The company’s efforts have seen steady growth […]

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SKF invests further SEK 145 million in Schweinfurt production channels

Investments in Schweinfurt will modernize large-size bearing production, cut production lead times by 50% and improve competitiveness SKF is investing a further SEK 145 million in improving the competitiveness of its large-size bearing production in Schweinfurt, Germany. As part of the investment, a new, automatised hard machining channel will be installed. Combining this with the […]

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Innovative surfactants enhance firefighting and dust suppression

Innovative surfactants developed by I-CAT boost the fire-extinguishing and dust-suppression capability and effectiveness of water. Known as iFire and iMist respectively, these new products are the end result of extensive research and development. The macromolecules function as an active surface agent to lower the surface tension of water and other liquids, Lourens Jansen van Rensburg, […]

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Mobile screening plant set for launch in SA

Wirtgen SA, local subsidiary of the Wirtgen Group, global leader in mobile machine solutions for road construction and rehabilitation as well as mining and mineral processing, will soon be launching the much anticipated Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 703 EVO to the South African market. Developed and designed in Germany, the Kleemann MS 703 EVO is a […]

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blt sa mobicon mini straddler carriers efficient container handling 2017

Mobicon mini straddle carriers from BLT SA, which are designed for lifting containers onto and off trucks and for moving loads around sites, significantly reduce onsite congestion, making the yard a safer workplace. “The Mobicon TF2 and 2T series increase operational efficiency and reduce demurrage costs for trucks waiting to be loaded and unloaded. These […]

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UPDATED: NATREF INCIDENT

22 May 2017 At approximately 07:45 on the 22 May 2017, an explosion occurred at Natref in Sasolburg in the vicinity of the hydrogen compressors. Eight people were treated for shock, three for dust inhalation and four for minor injuries. Natref’s emergency services were activated immediately, all personnel evacuated from the area and the situation promptly […]

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An IR Thermometer that takes heat, dust, water… And a 3 meter drop!

Fluke, represented locally by Comtest, has just launched the Fluke 64 MAX IR thermometer with internal memory, unattended monitoring, improved accuracy, increased battery life, as well as the precision needed to do the job accurately.  Designed and tested to survive a 3 meter drop, this lightweight, compact infrared thermometer works in the harshest of environments and […]

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ABB to propose KPMG as external auditor from 2018

On the 22nd May 2017, ABB announced  that its Board intends to appoint KPMG as its external auditor effective for the financial year 2018. This decision was taken following a year-long comprehensive external auditor tender process initiated in 2016 in line with international good governance practices. The proposal is subject to shareholder approval at ABB’s […]

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Improving reliability with outsourced maintenance strategy

Improving reliability with outsourced maintenance strategy Plant maintenance is a highly skilled operation that requires considerable resources for unexpected repairs and long term planning for preventative maintenance programs. Large scale equipment, such as gas turbines, generators, compressors and large pumps, require specialist knowledge and expertise to maintain optimum performance. Increasingly plant owners are looking to […]

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Bosch Holdings: New Appointments

Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd – multidisciplinary consulting engineers – has made the following appointment announcements: For further information: Felicity Hunter, PA to Mike Gibbon, Chief Executive, Bosch Holdings (Pty) Ltd PO Box 2009 Durban 4000 1 Holwood Park, 5 Canegate Road, La Lucia Ridge Office Estate, 4320 Telephone          (031) 535 6000 Web                      www.boschholdings.co.za

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Yokogawa joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

– Accelerating our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). By joining this organization, Yokogawa will be able to accelerate its efforts to foster sustainability and thereby help to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). […]

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Bioko Oil Terminal Project Attracts New Interest; Aims to Transform African Oil Industry

Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Oil Terminal (BOT) project continues to gain important new partners as Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum submits its interest in investing in the crude oil and petroleum products storage facility. The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea believes the BOT project will be a “revolutionary” regional development, bringing new efficiencies to western […]

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Engen’s investment in grass-root talent changes lives and our world

Engen’s recent graduate induction marked another major step in the business’ talent development strategy, and a proud day for the 20 graduates who gathered in Cape Town-along with their Engen-appointed mentors-to begin their orientation into the business. This latest crop of maths, science and engineering graduates represents a significant moment for the company: not only […]

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Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo and Transnet National Ports Authority sign BOOT agreement

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) appointed Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings to plan, fund, construct, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura. This Build, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) agreement was concluded in December 2016, after an open tender process. To mark the occasion, a ceremonial signing will take place […]

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Local mining OEM complies with the latest ‘green’ standards

The latest equipment for the mining and minerals-processing industry manufactured by MIP Process Technologies of Sandton, Johannesburg has been designed to comply with the pending 2018 South African emissions-control regulation of 30 mg/m3 of particulates. This is an indication of the OEM’s high level of innovation and commitment to ongoing technological development and product improvement, […]

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DPI Plastics to address certification issues at Vinyl SA 2017

A highlight of the upcoming Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) conference, Vinyl SA 2017, will be a topical presentation by DPI Plastics Technical and Product Manager Renier Snyman on the current status of certification in South Africa. DPI Plastics is also a Bronze Sponsor of the conference. The presentation will aim to clarify the various […]

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EM showcases latest French technology at African Utility Week 2017

ElectroMechanica (EM) showcased the latest technology from Socomec of France at African Utility Week 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 to 18 May. EM, a specialised direct importer and wholesale distributor of high-end industrial electrical products, motor control switchgear and electronic automation products, is the exclusive distributor for Socomec in South […]

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Engen Driver Wellness 2017 travels to Gauteng

Engen Petroleum launched their annual Driver Wellness programme in Gauteng this week. Truck drivers were invited to receive free voluntary health screenings at the Kranskop 1 Stop North and South Bound on the N1 Highway, Bela Bela and the Vaal 1 Stop on the N3 Highway as part of Engen’s Driver Wellness Initiative. Engen Driver […]

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The most reliable hose pump impresses Xstrata

“A pump so reliable – it’s only downtime is for hose replacement and annual plant maintenance!” claims Xstrata Alloys Rhovan’s Acting HOD Christelle van Vuuren, regarding the Verderflex pump installed at the operation’s precipitation plant. Located in Bethanie, North-West Province, Xstrata’s Rhovan vanadium facility relies on the most appropriate and reliable equipment to run its […]

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Smarter Format Change – Power Pack in the Industrial Ethernet

The motorized size changeover of machine spindles or machine axes is now being implemented in various ways. The solutions to this are often relatively rudimentary and result in the fact that no handwheel or crank is rotated, with one or more buttons being pressed instead. Whether this meets the requirements of a smart process chain […]

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Yokogawa Releases the EJAC60E Hygienic Adapter System

− Fluidless design is ideal for the food and pharmaceutical markets− Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it has extended its lineup of DPharp EJA® series differential pressure/pressure transmitters with the development and release for sale on this date of the EJAC60E hygienic adaptor system. The EJAC60E hygienic adapter system consists of the EJA560E hygienic […]

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South Durban scholars learn about road and rail safety

Over the past month, 30 schools in the South Durban area have learnt all about road and rail safety as part of a campaign to educate primary and secondary school learners about the very real danger of not taking their safety seriously. The roadshow visited 20 Primary schools and 10 High schools in the South […]

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Excellent performance from SKF bearings generate more orders from OEM water purification specialist

Constant bearing failures on a water purification pump have been eliminated with the fitment of SKF bearings, delivering uptime, time and cost savings to the end-user. An OEM water solutions company was approached for assistance by their customer who was experiencing constant bearing failures. “Although the OEM company used non-SKF brands, their customer insisted on […]

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Yokogawa Releases the Virtual-M3 Simulation Software for the FA-M3V Series Range-free Multi-controller

– Virtual environment improves the efficiency of control program debugging – Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has developed Virtual-M3, a simulation software tool for the Yokogawa FA-M3V range-free multi-controller, and is releasing it on this date. With this simulation software, a virtual debugging environment can be established on a PC to debug […]

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NB: EPC Expo: 29 June 2017

Direct Publications, in association with African Petrochemicals, is proud to host their Annual Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC Expo) – This is the only expo hosted specifically for the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Industries. The expo is conveniently hosted at the Leeuwkoop Golf Club venue, this location is close to all the major players […]

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K-Series is energy-efficient alternative to worm gear units for the food and beverage industry

The K-Series of helical bevel gear units from SEW-EURODRIVE offers a cost-effective and more efficient alternative to worm gear units used traditionally in the food and beverage industry. Such has been the success of the new technology that the drive specialist is supplying a new bakery-factory project in the East London area. The main features […]

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SMEC SA wins top industry awards for second year running

SMEC South Africa was once again the top winner at the 2017 Construction Industry Business Excellence Awards held in Johannesburg on 8 May, hosted by PMR.africa. The awards are industry-driven and based on in-depth market research from within the construction industry, and are a reflection of how clients rate companies. For the second year running, […]

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PORTABLE DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE MEASUREMENT WITH INTERNAL SENSOR

Kobold, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer their highly precise pressure measuring devices HND-P121/P231 to HND-P127, with integrated pressure sensors.  They have two pressure measurement inputs on the top of the housing, that are connected to the measuring points by means of a stable metal connection and plastic hoses, available as accessories. Numerous measuring […]

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South African Flameproof Association- SAFA Symposium 2017

The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) is excited to announce that the 2017 annual symposium will be held on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at Protea Hotel By Marroitt OR Tambo in the East Rand. There will also be an awards cocktail function directly after convention closure. Please click here for the programme  Registration  Exhibition   Confirmed […]

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Fast ROI from waterjet machine investment and its unexpected benefits.

Concept Sweden AB is a young company, but they have many years of experience within the field of automation. Situated in Gothenburg, on the west coasts of Sweden, a group of experienced engineers and young blood in the line started the automation company in 2011. The startup has been very successful with an average growth […]

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Bosch introduces ‘smart’ levelling with two new laser levels

Bosch has introduced the concept of ‘smart’ levelling with its launch of the GCL 2-50 C (red laser technology) and GCL 2-50 CG Professional (green laser technology), which allows hands-free remote control via smartphone, in addition to a motorised mount for precise positioning of the laser lines. An innovative Bluetooth® connection means that these combi […]

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Sasol and Linde conclude long-term agreement for engineering services

Sasol South Africa (Pty) Limited, duly represented by Group Technology, a division of Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd, has awarded The Linde Group’s Engineering Division a Professional Services Term Agreement for an initial term of two years with an option to extend. This agreement supports a close working relationship to create and ensure long-term engineering, […]

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Fist Pump! Engen holds onto GenNext title

Engen has again been voted the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards. This is the eighth consecutive year that the country’s youth have backed Engen, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength. With youth development playing a central role in the company’s social investment, and sponsorship initiatives, Engen is […]

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Yokogawa Wins Order to Supply Analyzer House for Malaysia’s RAPID Project

–Momentum builds for our process analysis systems integration business– Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia), has won an order to supply process analysis system integration (SI) services and advanced solutions for the oil storage facilities that are being built for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in […]

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SKF delivers higher-performance across its INSOCOAT bearings range

With its latest generation of electrically insulated bearings, SKF has raised the performance standard to provide constant electrical performance, even in high humidity. SKF’s INSOCOAT bearings range comprises bearings with an electrically insulating coating on the external surfaces of its inner or outer ring, plasma-sprayed with an aluminium oxide coating. The coating, which is naturally […]

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Engen and Supersport United give back to grassroots football in Port Elizabeth

Engen, South Africa’s leading petroleum brand*, and partners SuperSport United continue to give back to local communities.  On Tuesday, 16 May 2017 in conjunction with Engen Knockout Challenge Port Elizabeth host club Glenville Celtic, they will be hosting a coaching clinic for 60 children at the Saints Sports Complex in Gelvandale at 14h30. At the […]

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THE GHM GROUP KEEPS ABREAST OF TECHNOLOGY TO MEET MARKET REQUIREMENTS

The role of measurement and control instrumentation in today’s industrial environment is critical to the continued success of many processes which now require more enhanced and reliable accuracy in their various operational applications. This is where the instrumentation offering from the German-based GHM Group of companies has made significant technological improvements as a result of […]

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Are you ready to go ROGUE?

AFL launches the new ROGUE® cB1 Compact Base, built around users and the way they test networks AFL, represented locally by Comtest, has launched the Rogue cB1 Compact Base, the fastest, most flexible Fibre OLTS and OTDR testing platform in the industry.  Using state-of-the-art technology, each module is optimised to produce the most accurate results in the […]

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Kiruna Wagon wins Swedish Steel Prize 2017

This year’s winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize is Kiruna Wagon from Sweden. The prize is awarded for the company’s innovative wagon solution, the Helix Dumper. Kiruna Wagon has used high-strength steel to develop a highly durable and far more efficient wagon solution than other ore wagons on the market. “Kiruna Wagon has successfully […]

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High chiselling performance from most powerful Bosch rotary hammer

Peak chiselling performance is now a given with the new GBH 12-52 D Professional rotary hammer from Bosch. This is thanks to a 1 700 W motor producing 19 J of impact energy, making it the most powerful rotary hammer from Bosch to date. The improved performance means this rotary hammer is ideal for arduous applications […]

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Elquip Solutions sharpens cost-competitiveness and productivity with leading cutting capital equipment and consumables at Machine Tools Africa

Steel fabrication follows a sequence, of which cutting is the first crucial step. The faster and more efficiently fabrication companies can cut components, the greater the final productivity and profit margins. Elquip Solutions specialises in the supply of specialist cutting capital equipment and consumables which will truly give their users the sharpest competitive edge in […]

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Service Engineer – Petrochemical Instruments – Secunda, Sasolburg, Durban

An excellent opportunity for person who is passionate about servicing leading Petro-chemical and top-of the range Analytical Spectrometers equipment. Well established company being a distributor of leading analytical instrumentation within Africa. Offices within South Africa include Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and presence within Africa. Company serves its customers with cutting-edge technology and significant R&D […]

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Magnet hosts protec learners energy saving technologies

The Magnet Group – specialists in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation – hosted a group of PROTEC Grade 12 learners at the company’s Durban head offices recently. PROTEC is a national non-profit technological career development programme for senior school students from disadvantaged communities which runs in conjunction with […]

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The HOT topic in Beverage Production

Who will have the last word? Louis Pasteur was a French biologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurisation. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases. Pasteur’s research showed that the growth of micro-organisms was responsible for spoiling beverages, such […]

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Pick and carry crane from JMG Cranes named finalist for Swedish Steel Prize 2017

JMG Cranes has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 for developing the MC 580, a new pick and carry crane that is best in class, with a high payload and an easy to transport design. The Swedish Steel Prize is an international prize that honors the art of engineering and innovation […]

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Equatorial Guinea Puts All Sectors On Display As It Expands Investment Ties With Arabian Gulf

Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest oil and gas producer, is seeking new partners to grow and diversify the country’s economy, especially in the crucial sectors of downstream oil and gas, fisheries and agriculture. The Government of Equatorial Guinea is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this week for the first Equatorial Guinea-Saudi Arabia Economic Forum. H.E. President […]

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IDS from Cape Town gets a leg up thanks to Goscor Access Rental

Cape Town-based structural insulated panel (SIP) manufacturer IDS has opted for scissor lifts from Goscor Access Rental instead of traditional scaffolding. Not only does this boost productivity, it gives the company peace-of-mind it has access to the latest technology and best-maintained equipment. The manufacturer is a classic example of a company that has benefited from […]

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Electric and pneumatic internal and external vibrator range

A complete range of electric and pneumatic internal and external vibrators from OLI is available locally from leading supplier Bearings International (BI). OLI is the world’s top-selling manufacture of electric and pneumatic vibrators, BI Product Manager Lewis Hiepner comments. “Originally specialising in immersion vibrators for concrete consolidation, OLI is now the global leader in vibration […]

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Yokogawa Introduces Release 4 of the SMARTDAC+® GX/GP Series

Paperless Recorders and GM Series Data Acquisition System -With new functions for high-speed measurement and PID control– Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it will introduce release 4 of the SMARTDAC+® GX series panel-mount type paperless recorder, GP series portable paperless recorder, and GM series data acquisition system on May 19. With this latest release, […]

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F25 – new open solution with compact design, fits perfect to valve position detection on small actuators and manual valves

The newest generation of dual sensors F25 made by Pepperl+Fuchs, the market leader for open solutions for valve position detection with inductive sensors, monitors the valve position of manual valves and small actuators by non-contact technology. An inductive dual sensor detects the valve position „open/closed“ of a rotary actuator. As there is no existing mechanical […]

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System Solutions for Application-optimized Explosion Protection

Comprehensive explosion protection tailor-made for complex production plants In line with technical advancement the production procedures in the processing industries get increasingly perfected. In parallel they get increasingly more complex.  This also counts for the explosion protection, if it is needed. Mastering all this requires experience and expert knowledge. Therefore comprehensive system solutions from single […]

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Book now for our annual EPC EXPO- Limited space available

This is the only expo hosted specifically for the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Industry in Gauteng. The show is an ideal business to business networking opportunity.   Book your space today:  Invited to visit the EXPO: Fluor AMEC Foster Wheeler KBR Hatch Goba Worley Parsons DRA Tenova ThyssenKrupp SNC Lavelin Group Five Kentz And more… […]

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Verderflex chemical dosing pumps are ideal for delivering chemicals at a controlled rate.

Verderflex chemical dosing pumps are ideal for delivering chemicals at a controlled rate. Peristaltic dosing pumps contain the liquid within the tube or the hose, eliminating risk of contamination. This makes a peristaltic pump the perfect choice in water treatment applications such as phosphate removal, pH control as well as for making energy from organic […]

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Afrilek achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification in Record Time

Afrilek, specializing in complete automation and electrical solutions as well as service and support, recently decided to undergo ISO 9001:2008 Certification. The Certification was received within four months from starting process. The conformance process was iteratively optimized whereby Quality Procedures and associated forms, were constantly reviewed and tweaked to ensure that the Afrilek receives certification […]

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The LD-MRS UAV detects the penguin even in his in black tails

The darker the object, the harder it is to detect as the distance increases. But penguins in the Antarctic can now keep their black tailcoats on when a drone hovers overhead and the integrated laser scanner registers them. For researchers and scientists who map and count penguin colonies in order to collect urgently required information […]

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FIRST SA Robotics

Welcome to the FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex game for high school learners from 12 to 18 years of age. Design and build a metal robot that can team up with another robot to detect color, press buttons, pick up plastics balls scattered on the playing field and shoot them thru a center area representing […]

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About COMTEST

Comtest (Pty) Limited (Comtest), provides test and measurement, communications, process control, equipment, solutions and specialised systems from world leading manufacturers to the southern African market. Committed to service excellence, Comtest’s service promise is to offer smooth implementation of systems with high levels of maintenance and support using experienced staff, as required, whilst keeping customers’ test, […]

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FILCON FILTERS AUTHORISED TO SELL AND PROMOTE THE COMPLETE RANGE OF NANO-PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS’

COMPRESSED AIR PRODUCTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Filcon Filters, one of the leading liquid filtration companies in South Africa has now been authorized by nano-purification solutions to sell and promote their world class compressed air and gas solution products. Nano purification solutions is based in both USA and UK. The company’s team is comprised of and […]

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Customer Satisfaction is Paramount for Valve Supply Company

Visit us at the upcoming Engineering, Procurement and Construction Expo on the 1st June 2017. Please pre-register here Situated in Edenvale, Gauteng, Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (Pty) Ltd, trading as PACE VALVES, is a multi-discipline valve supply company, which has been serving the local and sub-Saharan markets for more than 35 years. During this time […]

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South Africans remain complacent about fire-safety awareness

There is a general complacency among South Africans when it comes to safety in general, and fire safety in particular. Most people do not believe they will become a victim of a car accident, a workplace incident, or a fire either at home or at their place of work. This was illustrated dramatically recently by […]

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ABB wins $30 million order for HVDC power link upgrade in Africa

Upgrade to boost transmission capacity and supply clean hydro power while strengthening grid reliability in Democratic Republic of the Congo ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Société nationale d’électricité (SNEL), the national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a partial upgrade of the Inga-Kolwezi high-voltage […]

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SAIMC Tshwane Branch Technical Evening, presented by ESKOM on Boiler Control & Optimization

Please find enclosed some of the latest news from the Tshawne branch. For the month of May, we had an awesome presentation from ESKOM on Boiler Control and Optimization. To date this is possibly one of the presentations which is the most aligned with the idea behind SAIMC’s Technology Evenings. The focus hence was purely […]

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Sulzer Appoints Jim Mugford as Head of Electro Mechanical Services

Jim Mugford has been appointed President and Global Head of Sulzer’s electromechanical services business. Jim will be responsible for driving Sulzer’s strategy, growth and profitability for electromechanical services worldwide and creating synergies with the company’s turbo services and pump services businesses. Having joined Sulzer in 2012, Jim has restructured and improved the company’s Canadian turbo […]

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