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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.

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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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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Incledon supplies 6 km of sewer pipe for Nelspruit project

Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced spirally-wound HDPE pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in the Nelspruit area. The project will accommodate 722 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses and walk-up units for 500 households. The sewer pipe forms part of the bulk infrastructure to be provided, and will […]

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Afrox expands Mozambique – Maputo business

Afrox, sub-Saharan Africa’s leading industrial gases and welding company, is expanding existing operations in Mozambique to support current customer demand and to position itself to service the country’s fledgling gas resources sector. Driving Afrox’s strategy is a new 8 600sqm headquarters hub which will be the backbone of operations with a sales centre, storage facilities […]

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SKF destroys 15 tons of fake bearings

Counterfeit bearings with a market value of approximately EUR 1 000 000 were destroyed in Greece, following the successful completion of legal proceedings commenced in 2009. SKF has recently completed legal proceedings against a dealer of counterfeit bearings in Greece. Initiated in 2009, a total of 15 tons of counterfeit SKF bearings were seized as […]

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Entries for the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 are now open

Budding mechanics challenged to restore a Vintage Stationary Engine back to life Entries for the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 are now open. Engen, a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector, has once again partnered with the South African Federation of Vintage Tractor and Engine Clubs (SAVTEC) to bring budding mechanics […]

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OFF-GRID ENERGY SOLUTIONS POWER AFRICA

With more than 600 million people in African lacking access to lean, affordable, reliable energy, new technological developments such as off-grid solutions are becoming increasingly important. Cummins Power Generation specialises in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated generator sets from 8 kVA to 3 300 kVA. Off-grid solutions are based on the specific needs of […]

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Good start to the year: Bosch improves sales in all business sectors and regions

New conceptions of mobility, new perceptions of technology • First-quarter sales in 2017 up 12 percent • Target sales growth for 2017 between 3 and 5 percent • Sales in 2016: 73.1 billion euros • EBIT from operations in 2016: 4.3 billion euros • Research and development expenditure: 7 billion euros • Bosch CEO Denner: […]

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New Servo Motor from Rockwell Automation Improves Machine Performance

Speed is money, especially for manufacturers with processes, such as converting, printing and web handling. With the new line of Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can run machines at higher speeds and higher torque, significantly improving machine throughput. “The Kinetix VPC servo motor provides high continuous torque at high speeds […]

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NJ Ayuk’s Big Barrels Leads the Way Forward to Africa Oil and Gas 2.0

As an exemplary African entrepreneur, NJ Ayuk has intimately witnessed the transformative impact of the oil and gas industry on the continent, being an active player in building countries, shaping economies and its societies. The launch of, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, co-written with João Marques, is long awaited; […]

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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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Omron to fly Sysmac motion solutions flag at KITE 2017

Omron will showcase its flagship Sysmac motion solutions, incorporating robotic and visual inspection control, at the Kwazulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) from 26 to 28 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban. The exhibition is perceived as a major platform for Omron’s product offerings and solutions, Victor Marques, Country General Manager, comments. “We believe […]

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BMG fluid technology fpv pinch valves

BMG’s strategy to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand, encompasses the introduction of new products, with the latest developments in design technologies, materials and coatings. The company’s expansion programme in the fluid technology sector also involves increasing stockholdings through more than 150 BMG branches and a wide distribution network in South […]

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legrand cctv solutions security business

Legrand’s extensive range of security solutions for businesses, encompasses advanced closed circuit television (CCTV) systems that enhance safety by monitoring and recording events, in one or more areas of a building. Legrand’s CCTV solutions – which are based on IP digital technology, analogue high definition (AHD) or analogue systems – include image capturing, where cameras […]

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We are pleased to join Mather & Platt/ APE Pumps today for their 65th Year Anniversary

Mather + Platt, is a leading name in the pump manufacturing industry of South Africa and was established here in 1954. The company is able to offer officially manufactured spares, manufacturer warranted repairs, new pumps and valves, as well as the brands associated with the Mather + Platt name presently such as Viking Gear pumps, […]

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An evolution in gas measurement FLOWSIC600-XT ultrasonic gas flow meter from SICK

As the follow-up to the successful FLOWSIC600, the FLOWSIC600-XT ultrasonic gas flow meter is setting new standards in its market segment. With four device variants available, the FLOWSIC600-XT can take on any challenge – whether it is being used as a stand-alone device or as part of a system solution – and delivers optimum measurement […]

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Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of the STARDOMTM Network-based Control System

–Meeting our customers’ needs by adding support for the latest OS – Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed an enhanced version of the STARDOMTM network-based control system and it was released on April 27. This latest version supports Windows 10, and the STARDOM high-speed CPU module comes with a new function that enables […]

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Advanced technology both on and off the track

The flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range that is available exclusively at all Engen forecourts, uses the same technology that powers the Formula One world champion team. When motorists choose the PETRONAS Syntium range, they will experience the same advanced technology that has helped the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team win three consecutive Constructors’ and […]

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“More attendees, more solutions, more international!”

Making the benefits of digitalization tangible – that was the declared objective of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. After five action-packed days at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, the organizers spoke of a thriving event. A large number of solution-seekers gathered in Hannover to immerse themselves in the potential of intelligent robots, adaptive machines […]

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Vert energy load banks reliable generator performance

Vert Energy, distributors of ASCO power switching and control components in Southern Africa, has supplied its first load bank system into Botswana. Peter Investments has acquired an ASCO Froment load bank, which will be used for load testing, to ensure reliability of generator sets and standby power systems. This system will be trailer mounted and […]

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EMERSON COMPLETES PENTAIR VALVES & CONTROLS ACQUISITION

Deal increases Emerson’s automation portfolio to expand served markets. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the Valves and Controls business from Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) for $3.15 billion. “This acquisition enables us to continue to grow our global footprint in automation and expand our leadership position in key served […]

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Verderflex Vantage 3000 peristaltic pump, the low shear, aseptic dispensing solution.

Leading peristaltic pump manufacturers Verderflex recently installed one of their compact Verderflex Vantage 3000 dispensing tube pumps at Alliance Technical Laboratories Ltd in Suffolk, England. At ATL, hygienic bags are filled with a sterile media for meat and other food packaging. They also regularly have to accurately dispense chemicals and other fluids. Previously, this was […]

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Mexico to be featured as HANNOVER MESSE Partner Country in 2018

Hannover, Germany. At HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Mexico will be honored as the show’s official Partner Country. A formal agreement for Mexico’s Partner Country participation was signed today at this year’s show by representatives of Deutsche Messe and the Mexican government. Industry 4.0, energy and environmental technologies, vocational training, startups and direct foreign investment are among […]

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ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Combining ABB AbilityTM and IBM Watson for superior customer value ABB and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure. Customers will benefit from […]

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Goscor Group to showcase agricultural solutions at NAMPO 2017

Industrial equipment supplier the Goscor Group, a part of Industrial Services Holdings (InServe), will have a major presence at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day 2017 from 16 to 19 May near Bothaville in the Free State. Last year the 50th anniversary of the annual four-day event attracted a record 75 116 visitors and a total of […]

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30TH ANNUAL HACK ATTACK GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING THE BOYS & GIRLS HARBOR IN HONOR OF THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Over the course of two decades, Sulzer Turbo Services Houston Inc. (Sulzer) has been involving customers and partners in raising over $1.5 million to support The Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc. in providing safe, caring homes for children that have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Houston, Texas, April 21, 2017 – In honor of this […]

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Engen Driver Wellness 2017 kicks off in the Eastern Cape

Engen Driver Wellness, a mobile health awareness initiative run by Thubelihle Occupational Health & Wellness kicked off this month at Cape Road Convenience Centre in Port Elizabeth. The initiative which impacts positively on the country’s bulk truck driver operators continues to increase driver participation in voluntary screenings and improved health scores. Over the next seven […]

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UPDATE: Cape High Court sets aside SA-Russia nuclear deal

The Cape High Court on Wednesday morning, ruling in favour of ELA and SAFCEI, set aside the nuclear deal between South Africa and Russia, finding it to be unlawful and unconstitutional.  JOHANNESBURG – Judgment in the nuclear deal court case brought by ELA and SAFCEI against the South African government was delivered on Wednesday morning […]

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ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensor now available for the European market

Based on smart sensing technology, ABB’s pioneering condition monitoring solution is set to convert millions of low voltage (LV) motors into intelligent, connected machines. It is now available in Europe, and will soon be released in the US. ABB Ability Smart Sensor is a remote condition monitoring solution that enables users to check the status […]

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Three Decades of Experience Makes HAMM the World Leader in Oscillation Compaction

Over 30 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers, and these rollers have become an integral part of its product offering. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology have delivered more than 3,000 machines with this innovative technology. Today, one in four […]

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GALL THOMSON LAUNCHES MOST ADVANCED PETAL VALVE

MARINE BREAKAWAY COUPLING IN THE WORLD Gall Thomson, the world leader in Marine Breakaway Coupling (MBC) technology, has launched an enhanced version of its Petal Valve MBC for the offshore hydrocarbon transfer market. Petal17 is 20% lighter than the mean average weight of its current range which is already the lightest Petal Valve Marine Breakaway […]

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Becker Mining South Africa donates food hampers to home for abandoned babies

Becker Mining South Africa has recently donated 20 food hampers to El-Shammah, a local home for abandoned babies. “El-Shammah, which is a three bedroom haven for abandoned and or unwanted babies, relies on donations and sponsorships, to be able to provide love, care and protection to babies,” says Nico de Lange, Becker Mining. “In tough […]

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Rockwell Automation Addresses Digital Transformation and Industrial IoT Opportunities at Hannover Messe 2017

Company to showcase technologies and solutions within Microsoft, Cisco, Endress+Hauser and ODVA booths. Industrial companies worldwide are digitising their operations to improve their competitiveness. Rockwell Automation will be showcasing the technologies, solutions and services that can help companies successfully and securely take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at Hannover Messe 2017, April […]

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Event Program- HANNOVER MESSE 2017, 24 – 28 April

Easy select and search event program. Click Here! http://www.hannovermesse.de/en/supporting-program/event-program/search/   For further information, please visit: http://www.hannovermesse.de/home 

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New AC Drives Help Increase Productivity and Reduce Energy Costs

Following its global release at Automation Fair 2016, Rockwell Automation sub-Saharan Africa is launching new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T drives to local markets at Automation University Classic 2017, held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, on the 17th and 18th of May 2017. Rockwell Automation has introduced a suite of drive solutions that will help users reduce […]

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Mining vehicle from Fermel named finalist for Swedish Steel Prize 2017

For developing the Maverick range of dedicated light duty vehicles (LDV) for mining, which provide maintenance, repair and lifecycle advantages never before seen on the market, Fermel has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017. The Swedish Steel Prize is an international prize that honors the art of engineering and innovation in […]

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Visitor Guide- HANNOVER MESSE Industrial Automation

■ Integrated Energy Plaza, Hall 27 This showroom incl. interactive showcases at the centre of Hall 27 illustrates the entire integrated energy infrastructure– i.e. generation, distribution, storage and application. ■ Red Carpet Route Automation & IT, Halls 6 – 17 Our red carpet will guide you past many of the innovations at HANNOVER MESSE. Simply […]

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HANNOVER MESSE Industrial Automation 24 – 28 April 2017 ▪ Germany

Hotspot for global industry Integrated Industry – Creating Value The lead theme of HANNOVER MESSE 2017 conveys a clear message: the trial phase is over and integrated industry has begun to pay dividends. What value-added benefits are available to your company? How can cobots, digital twins and predictive maintenance be deployed profitably? Answers to these […]

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MSA Announces Availability of ‘Game-Changing’ S5000 and Ultima® X5000 Gas Detection Systems

PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2017- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it is redefining expectations for gas detection technology with the launch of a new line of advanced gas detection monitors. The S5000 and Ultima® X5000 gas monitors – known collectively as MSA’s Series 5000 Transmitters – enhance facility and worker […]

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SCHUNK wins HERMES AWARD 2017

Hannover. This year’s HERMES AWARD winner is German company SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG. The HERMES AWARD is one of the world’s most prestigious industrial technology awards, and SCHUNK a global leader in innovative gripping systems. SCHUNK is both an owner-operated German family business and a global player. The award was presented during the HANNOVER […]

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HOT NEW COMPACT IR CAMERA FOR MOLTEN METALS

Optris GmbH, represented locally by Instrotech, has announced the availability of their new thermal imaging camera Optris PI 05M to the market. The new PI 05M works at a spectral response of 500…540 nm which is ideally suited to all applications with molten metal. Another advantage of this spectral range is the lower dependency on […]

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HANNOVER MESSE AN ACTION-PACKED SHOWCASE of human-centric Industry 4.0 and AI solutions

Robots that build other robots. Machines that learn from their mistakes. Energy systems that manage themselves with the utmost efficiency. Sounds good, but what about people? What is their place in all this? HANNOVER MESSE 2017 has the answer. It may be the age of Industry 4.0 and ubiquitous digitalization, but humans are now more […]

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Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of ProSafe®-RS Safety Instrumented System

–Easy adoption and use as a fire and gas system– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release an enhanced version of the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system on April 26. This latest release, R4.03.00, includes an improved engineering function for configuring fire and gas systems (FGS) and new operation faceplates for the FGS operation and […]

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IMPLEMENTING A THERMOGRAPHY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

The goal of a successful program is to have easy access to historical data for each piece of critical equipment, so measure­ment trends can be monitored and maintenance downtime planned – preventing equipment down situations. Getting started · Gain support from management Get thermogra­phy training, ascertain as to how thermography program performance results will be […]

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When accuracy matters: Endress+Hauser South Africa receives SANAS accreditation for local flow calibration centre

Process automation specialist, Endress+Hauser South Africa has announced that it has received the distinction of being a South African Accreditation System (SANAS) accredited flow meter calibration laboratory, in accordance with the recognised international standard ISO 17025 Calibration is a critical step in ensuring that a Flow meter performs within expected specifications. Endress+Hauser is now well […]

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BMG Rexnord falk steelflex couplings

BMG’s heavy industrial Rexnord Falk Steelflex® couplings are known globally for highly efficient and reliable performance, even in arduous applications. “Falk Steelflex couplings have also been proven to minimise downtime – an important factor in determining the total cost of ownership,” says Carlo Beukes, general manager, power transmission, BMG. “Couplings are put under enormous pressure […]

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I-CAT offers ‘green’ masterplan for licencing, auditing and monitoring

One of the most rigorous and specialised processes for the mining, industrial, manufacturing, and commercial development sectors is environmental licencing and compliance assurance. I-CAT Environmental Solutions offers an ‘environmental masterplan’ in terms of the resulting compliance, auditing, and monitoring requirements. The range of environmental-compliance solutions has a specific focus on the mining and industrial sectors, […]

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New management team to expand Aury’s African footprint

Aury Africa aims to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance mineral-processing equipment to the African mining industry by 2022. This is the vision of the company’s new management team, led by Director Sydney Parkhouse. Key to the ongoing success of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is the industry-leading expertise and experience of its […]

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Endress+Hauser- March/April Edition 14.2 Cover Story

The Right Wavelength 113GHz: The best fitting radar frequency for each application Endress+Hauser completes its portfolio of radar instruments with Micropilot FMR60, FMR62 and FMR67. The new Micropilot series provides the first instruments with 80GHz technology which have already been developed according to the safety-by-design concept of IEC 61508. Furthermore, they belong to the first […]

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EMERSON INTRODUCES SAFETY-CERTIFIED NON-CONTACTING LEVEL RADAR TO HELP INCREASE PLANT SAFETY AND WORKER EFFICIENCY

Easy-to-use SIL 3 device provides enhanced diagnostics and remote proof-testing capability, supporting critical overfill prevention applications At a time when experienced personnel are retiring and processes are being run closer to their capacity, Emerson Automation Solutions has launched a new non-contacting radar transmitter that helps operators increase reliability and safety. The SIL 3-capable Rosemount™ 5408 […]

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Yokogawa Wins Kuwait Desalination Plant Control System Order from South Korean Plant Construction Company

– Contributing to the supply of potable water in the Middle East – Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has received an order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., a major South Korean plant construction company, to supply control systems for Doha phase 1 project to build a reverse […]

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Happy 10th birthday Legae!

On 1 April 2017 the Legae Community Childcare Centre celebrated 10 years of providing assistance and schooling to children in the Daveyton area on the East Rand. SKF was there to celebrate with them. Partnering with St Andrews and St Marks Presbyterian Churches, SKF South Africa established Legae Community Childcare Centre in Daveyton on the […]

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EMERSON EXPANDS RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES FOR IMPROVED FIELD ECONOMICS AND MAXIMUM OIL RECOVERY

Emerson’s Roxar Tempest 8.0 provides risk mitigation, increased field productivity and expanded integration from geosciences to production Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir management software suite – Roxar Tempest™ 8.0 – bringing reservoir engineers more tools to maximize the potential of their fields. The latest version features additional history-matching capabilities; […]

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Parprol Process Oil Range Available Through Engen Industrial Lubricants

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products in South Africa are the proud suppliers of a range of high quality, virgin process oils under the Parprol name. These new generation process oils utilise Group I base oils. The Engen Industrial Lubricants team, who have taken […]

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SKF South Africa’s transformation journey takes them to Level 4!

The management of SKF South Africa, specialist in bearings, engineering and rotating technology, proudly announces attainment of Level 4 recognition on the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Revised Codes of Good Practice. This achievement comes on the back of the strong foundation that SKF has established by embracing the transformation legislation from the very beginning. […]

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HOT NEW COMPACT IR CAMERA FOR MOLTEN METALS

Optris GmbH, represented locally by Instrotech, has announced the availability of their new thermal imaging camera Optris PI 05M to the market. The new PI 05M works at a spectral response of 500…540 nm which is ideally suited to all applications with molten metal. Another advantage of this spectral range is the lower dependency on […]

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Cost efficient grease solutions for sugar mills from Lincoln Lubrication

The excellent control and monitoring capabilities of Lincoln Lubrication South Africa’s high pressure Progressive lubrication systems deliver significant savings for South Africa’s sugar mills. Progressive lubrication systems consist of a pump connected to at least one primary metering device. The pump supplies lubricant which can be oil, fluid grease, grease or compound, to the metering […]

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Engineering design for bulk services for Sibaya Precinct in KZN

SMEC South Africa has been appointed by Tongaat Hulett Developments (THD) to conduct the engineering design for the bulk services for the Sibaya Precinct in KwaZulu-Natal. Sibaya Precinct is a mixed-use residential development on the north coast of Durban, sprawling over 1 000 ha of coastal landscape. It includes a coastal dune forest conservancy and […]

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Incledon, Xesibe Construction on track with Ncera irrigation scheme

Quality fluid-conveyance solutions provider Incledon is supplying the bulk pipeline to main contractor Xesibe Construction for the Ncera macadamia project for the Eastern Cape’s Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Incledon’s scope of work comprises the supply of 2.4 km of 400 mm class 16 MPVC and 700 m of 400 mm Class 30 […]

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SKF bearings put Scuderia Ferrari in the driving seat

With the Formula 1 season started, SKF strengthens its 70-year association with Scuderia Ferrari by providing the team with bearings expertise and customised parts. The 2017 Formula 1 season is upon us, and SKF is right at the heart of it again, extending its long association with Scuderia Ferrari. SKF will supply a range of […]

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Thyssenkrupp contributes to skills development through adoption of graduates programme in South Africa

Graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to get into the job market not only due to job scarcity but also because often companies are not keen to employ graduates straight from universities or colleges because of their lack of work experience. “Many companies in South Africa prefer to employ experienced graduates as they are simply […]

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Rail – The Future of Africa’s Industrialisation

Rail infrastructure upgrades remain a core focus of the ongoing industrialisation of Africa, where the transportation of goods and commodities is often difficult and costly, due to underinvestment in rail infrastructure. China’s October 2015 announcement to pledge US$50-billion towards the industrialisation and development of African infrastructure – together with Transnet’s R300-billion seven-year Market Development Strategy […]

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Latest safety record for DPI Plastics Roodekop manufacturing facility

A leading proponent of health, safety and the wellbeing of its employees, DPI Plastics is proud to announce it has maintained a Disabling Injury Frequency Rate (DIFR) of <1 for the past year, in accordance with OHSAS 18001’s standard AS NOSA Five Star principles. As a recognised leading manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings, DPI […]

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Premium Miller welding equipment now available for rental from Afrox

As of April 2017, Afrox will be offering tailor-made welding equipment rental packages to the South African market, affording customers the option to rent a selection of premium welding machines for short- to medium-term projects. This first-of-a-kind rental equipment offer from Afrox incorporates four models from the Miller range of premium quality welding machines for […]

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Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation to Change Name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation

–A reliable partner for its customers– Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation announces that it will change its name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation on October 1. As the core company in the Yokogawa Group’s measurement business, Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation has been developing measuring instruments that are indispensable “mother tools” for industry. In […]

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SKF helps the Ducati Team gear up for MotoGP 2017

With this year’s MotoGP season underway, SKF will continue to propel the Ducati Team with its specialist expert support and superior quality parts SKF’s high performance parts and specialist technical knowledge are once again helping the Ducati Team prepare for success in this year’s MotoGP World Championship. The season started in March 23 with the […]

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Recognizing Subsea Innovation Award for TechnipFMC’s Innovative Subsea Technology

Award for TechnipFMC’s Innovative Subsea Technology TechnipFMC, a longstanding engineering partner of Sulzer, has won the Hydraulic Institute Award for Innovation and Technology for its innovative products and solutions. The global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems and services was recognized during a ceremony at the Institute’s Centennial Celebration Gala in Florida, USA. […]

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Thermal spray coating solutions for Turbomachinery and Rotating Equipment from Thermaspray

Thermally sprayed coating solutions, as provided by coating technology specialist, Thermaspray, ensures protection from wear, erosion and corrosion for a wide range of components found in the turbomachinery and rotating equipment industries. The application of a thermally sprayed coating leads to extended service life, reduced maintenance, increased uptime and production, and ultimately lower operational and […]

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Complete drive packs help boost productivity at Limpopo platinum mine

A major drive to boost productivity at a platinum mine in Limpopo Province has resulted in drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE supplying a number of complete drive systems with industrial gear units to the project. The drive packs are specifically for three different conveyor systems, Rudi Swanepoel, Head of Projects at SEW-EURODRIVE, explains. The first drive […]

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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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Premium pays superior dividends

Over its 17-year existence, Road Milling and Sweeping has carved itself a niche rental business to become the largest privately-owned operator of milling machines in South Africa. With a clear understanding that the success of a business of this nature largely depends on machine uptime, the company has vested its trust in premium Wirtgen milling […]

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Latest EtherCat solutions, IOT devices from Omron take centre stage at African Automation Fair 2017

Omron’s EtherCat solutions and Internet of Things (IOT) devices will take centre stage at the African Automation Fair (AAF) from 6 to 8 June 2017 at Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg. In particular, a new IOT EtherCat module will be launched. There will also be a strong emphasis on Omron’s Sysmac motion solutions, comprising […]

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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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Humidity Generator calibrates probes with accredited 1,0% RH system accuracy

Portable humidity generator delivers fast, accurate multi-point calibration of humidity probes and loggers Fluke Calibration, represented locally by Comtest, introduces the 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator, a portable, versatile humidity generator for calibrating a large workload of probes and loggers in the field or laboratory. The 5128A is ideal for corporate and independent calibration labs where […]

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XCell Sensor technology brings improved efficiency in gas detection

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can pose serious health hazards if inhaled by those working in harsh environments. MSA Africa’s Altair 5X has been improved to include XCell Sensor technology, which plays an important role in ascertaining safety, and significantly reducing the risk of exposure. MSA Africa respiratory and fire helmets product manager Suraksha Mohun indicates […]

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Engen Hippo Park further boosts black women in the fuel industry

Engen Hippo Park, offering customers a diverse range of convenience, including: a 24/7 QuickShop, car wash, ATM facilities and lotto tickets, was officially launched on 31 March 2017. Situated along Queen Nandi Drive in Durban, Engen Hippo Park is owned by Ntandokazi Kheswa. Engen Hippo Park is the 68th 100% black women owned Engen service […]

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SPEROSENS, DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT OVER FIBRE OPTIC CABLE (UP TO 10KM)

 IMAGINE 10 000 TEMPERATURE READINGS MONITORED AT ONE CENTRAL POINT USING ONE FIBRE OPTIC CABLE! Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) utilizes laser light and fiber optic cables to measure temperature.  An infrared laser pulse is sent through the fiber. The incident energy is back-scattered from the glass molecules throughout the entire length of the fiber. These […]

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Africa’s largest, tallest scissor lift launched by Goscor Access Rental

In keeping with its philosophy of introducing the most technologically-advanced equipment locally from leading international manufacturers, Goscor Access Rental is launching the continent’s largest scissor lift, boasting the highest working height and biggest deck of any comparable machine. The HL-275 D27 from Holland Lift of The Netherlands will be launched officially at Goscor Access Rental’s […]

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At the Cutting Edge of Industry 4.0: First Cut showcases automated cutting capability at Machine Tools Africa 2017

The world of machine tools is changing rapidly, as fabrication and manufacturing businesses strive towards an automated vision of Industry 4.0. From 9 – 12 May, First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, will be proud to welcome customers and visitors to its stand at Machine Tools Africa 2017 […]

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EMERSON VIBRATING FORK SWITCH NOW BRINGS RELIABLE LEVEL MONITORING TO DEMANDING HYGIENIC APPLICATIONS

Rosemount™ 2120 receives global approvals for sanitary and aseptic applications Emerson’s Rosemount 2120 series of vibrating fork switches, which provide reliable level monitoring in demanding and safety-critical applications, are now suitable for use in hygienic process environments. Hygienic certificates enable them to be used in sanitary and aseptic applications in industries such as food and […]

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Asset Life Cycle Management

Optimising the workings of a process plant is no mean feat. We need to consider cost pressures, demands for increased production capacity and costly downtime due to unplanned break downs. Additional regulatory requirements and the need for continuous instrument upgrades, ensuring maximum productivity also need to be considered. All told these demands require the services […]

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HONEYWELL AND SEEQ COLLABORATE TO HELP INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS BECOME SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE RELIABLE

Integration Adds Powerful and Innovative Analytics Tool to Honeywell’s Connected Plant Program Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Seeq, today announced they will collaborate as part of the Honeywell Connected Plant initiative to help process manufacturers leverage data and insights in their operations. This joint development agreement will help customers minimize unplanned shutdowns, maximize output, minimize safety […]

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Engen donation helps boost skills for people with disabilities

Engen has donated R2 229 500 to the Breede Valley Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD); a donation aimed at creating work opportunities and providing life skills programmes for people with disabilities. The handover ceremony took place on 29 March 2017 at APD. APD are a non-profit organisation based in Worcester in the Western Cape. […]

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Durban factory inferno raises importance of fire-detection systems

A huge fire in Durban at the end of March, believed to be one of the largest factory fires ever in the Southern Hemisphere, has raised concerns about fire prevention and risk management at large industrial estates. Large warehouses must have a suitable automatic fire-detection system installed. This is critical in order to alert occupants […]

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Uretech, HMA Group in venture to establish an African presence

Uretech, a local manufacturer of polyurethane products such as wear liners for the mining industry, has entered into an agreement with the HMA Group of Australia to have its product range distributed internationally. In turn, the HMA Group’s wide product range will now be made available in Africa for the first time. The agreement, concluded […]

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Elquip Solutions showcases excellence in cutting capital equipment and consumables at Machine Tools Africa 2017

This year, the 9th of May is a key date for anyone involved in manufacturing, as this is the day the Machine Tools Africa 2017 opens at the Expo Centre at Nasrec, Johannesburg.  This important four-day event showcases tools and equipment that rotates, turns, cuts, forms, bends, shapes and more. Elquip Solutions, an established local […]

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HONEYWELL INTRODUCES POWERFUL AUTOMATED CHANGE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS

Honeywell Trace helps reduce costs, increase reliability and boost plant performance Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced the introduction of a powerful documentation and change management software that will help its customers’ industrial control system integrity. Honeywell Trace™ replaces paper-based records and spreadsheets with an automated solution. This helps minimize errors due to […]

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Quality festoon systems from Powermite – the life blood of bulk materials handling machines

Festoon systems are the life blood of mobile electric bulk materials handling machinery, feeding energy, data, air or fluids to these machines to keep them moving. As operations such as open cast and underground mines, quarries, stockyards, and ports greatly depend on the reliable operation of these machines, equipment longevity, maximum uptime and high productivity […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE offers systems integration as a total project solution

SEW-EURODRIVE is punting system integration as a new area of differentiation in order to increase the uptake of its products in the marketplace. This will also help promote the OEM as a total solutions provider for entire project lifecycles. The main aim behind system integration is to bring together companies that supply automation components and […]

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Radiation survey meter

Fluke, represented locally by the Comtest Group has on offer the Fluke 481 Radiation Survey Meter – a portable and practical means for identifying irradiated goods, and for helping remediate contamination and safety issues while minimally impacting operations. Use of the device reassures employees that radiation risks are known, monitored and measured for their safety, […]

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Rockwell Automation drives power emergency borehole pumps in Namibia

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex low voltage drives powering pump motors at depths of 150 metres and more. Rockwell Automation sub-Saharan Africa was contracted by Eco Projects, a Rockwell Automation Namibian systems integrator, for equipment to power borehole pumps in Windhoek, Namibia. The borehole development is the first phase of 17-month plan designed to alleviate the critical water […]

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Air Products drives toys around to educate young children in the North West

Air Products’ long term corporate social investment (CSI) beneficiary, the Touch Toy Library in Rustenburg, is able to touch the lives of even more young children in the province, thanks to the recent donation of the Toy Library trailer. The Touch Toy Library has received long term ongoing support from Air Products to expose children […]

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World’s most powerful demolition hammer from Bosch

The world’s most powerful electric breaker has been launched by Bosch for demolition work in concrete, stone, or asphalt. The Bosch GSH 27 VC Professional has an impact energy of 69 joules, with an average material removal rate of 3.2 tons an hour, a 50% increase over the previous model. Another major advantage of this […]

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Energas Technologies appointed to design and supply fuel gas receiving package for Kpone in Ghana

A new power plant, Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP) in Tema, Ghana, will be independently owned by Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower) to provide safe, secure and reliable electricity supply to Ghana. The power plant will comprise a multi-shaft combined cycle configuration comprising two gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and a single steam […]

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Cheers to largest centrifugal pump in South Africa

The largest centrifugal pump available on the South African market for the food and beverage industry has been introduced by Verder Pumps South Africa. Part its new Packo range of food-grade pumps, the new centrifugal pump is capable of pumping beer into eight million 250 ml bottles an hour. It was launched towards the end […]

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AZ-Armaturen SIL 3 Certified on 2-way, 3-way, and control valves

AZ-Armaturen South Africa is proud to announce its achievement in obtaining a SIL (Safety Integrity Level) 3 certification on their 2-way, 3-way, and control valves from Exida. The certification assesses and certifies that the organisations products have been developed and manufactured in accordance with the IEC 61508 standard. Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a unit […]

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CUMMINS C&G LIMITED TARGETS STRONG GROWTH IN EAST AFRICA

The 50:50 joint venture partnership between Cummins and Car & General (C&G), to be known as Cummins C&G Limited, will be fully operational in April 2017. Cummins C&G Limited’s region of responsibility will cover Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Seychelles. East Africa, one of the faster-growing regions in […]

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Maxiflex welcomes customers to their doors

Maxiflex has been a specialist and trusted supplier of a fully comprehensive range of high quality, efficient and reliable door and dock loading solutions to the Southern African industry for 27 years. Alongside the renowned in-house Maxiflex brands, the company also boasts sole distribution rights to foremost international brands, Crawford, Albany and Megadoor under the […]

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The SAIMC Tshwane branch Gold Day Event- African Petrochemicals were happy to join the team on Wednesday

The SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) is a voluntary non-profit association of ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). The Pretoria branch is active in the Tshwane metropolitan and focuses on long term strategic industry guidance, youth up skilling through the promotion of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), driving industry best practice […]

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Goscor Cleaning Equipment appoints Elso as its Namibian distributor

Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) is extending its footprint in the mining and retail sectors in Namibia with the appointment of Elso Holdings as its official distributor, with effect from the beginning of the year. One of the oldest, most environmentally-aware cleaning-product manufacturers in Namibia, Elso Holdings was established in 1956 under the leadership of founder […]

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NEW EMERSON LIFE SCIENCES PLATFORM HELPS PHARMA MANUFACTURERS ACCELERATE PATH TO PATIENTS FOR NEW MEDICINES

DeltaV™ Discovery speeds time-to-market for pharmaceutical and biotech operations by simplifying technology transfer from research and discovery to production Emerson introduces DeltaV Discovery, an automation solution for research and discovery laboratories that accelerates new product introduction for life sciences manufacturers. Life sciences enterprises can streamline their product lifecycle by integrating DeltaV Discovery as a common […]

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Kobold’s DKB flow ball indicator

“Is the medium flowing or not?” To check the flow processes in pipeline systems, flow indicators are frequently required which give an immediate visible answer to the question: “Is the medium flowing or not?” Kobold, represented locally by Instrotech, has their type DKB flow meter with a ball, used especially for checking the flow of […]

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Yokogawa Releases CENTUM® VP R6.04 Integrated Production Control System

–Addition to our IO module lineup– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will be releasing an enhanced version of its CENTUM® VP integrated production control system on March 23. The enhancements in this latest release, R6.04, include a new input/output (IO) module that will give our end users a greater range of choices. CENTUM VP […]

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CorDEX TOUGHPIX II TRIDENT EDITION Explosion Proof Digital Camera

You need a digital camera that’s tough, because that’s the world you work in. You need a digital camera that will shake off the trials of working in a hazardous location and still keep functioning. You need a digital camera that is certified to be safe to use. You need a digital camera that is […]

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Most rugged multi-gas detector yet sets new safety benchmark

The new MSA ALTAIR® 4XR multi-gas detector provides real-time event notification using Bluetooth connectivity. This sets a new technological benchmark for advanced features, boosting health and safety for workers operating in hazardous or dangerous environments. The latest multi-gas detector from MSA Africa will be launched officially at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on 16 March 2017, […]

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HONEYWELL COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT TAKES PROCESS OPERATOR TRAINING TO THE CLOUD

UniSim eLearn brings operator training simulation direct to the desktop connecting trainees to smarter, faster learning HOUSTON, March 21, 2017  ̶  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced a new connected-learning solution based on its industry-leading UniSim® Competency Suite platform. Part of the Honeywell Connected Plant intiative, UniSim eLearn is hosted in the cloud […]

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Endress+Hauser acquires SensAction

Concentration measurement technology bolsters flow portfolio Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction AG, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Switzerland-based Group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio. SensAction will remain headquartered in Coburg, Germany and keep their current staff. SensAction will operate as a division of the […]

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CorDEX TC-Series Intrinsically Safe Thermal Imaging Cameras.

You need troubleshooting tools that are rugged, reliable, efficient and accurate. Tools that can help you detect problems fast and communicate them easily to your team. That’s what the CorDEX TC SERIES Intrinsically safe cameras do. They give you the ability to see heat and detect problems before they happen. All from a tool that […]

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West Africa’s preferred shipyard EBH Namibia ‘pulls’ several firsts in successful Svitzer tug repair and maintenance projects

In 2016, after two years of intensive discussions and  information-gathering, EBH Namibia (EBHN), the preferred Namibian ship repairer on the West coast of Africa, won the contract to maintain and repair five tugs being operated from the port of Soyo by the international ship towage, support and emergency response company Svitzer. The port of Soyo, […]

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Essential maintenance and fire-prevention procedures for gensets

Generating sets (gensets) supply off-grid electricity during power outages, based on diesel or petrol as a fuel source. However, such critical equipment is often neglected. Here ASP Fire provides essential advice on preventative maintenance and adequate fire-prevention procedures for gensets. The first issue to be taken into consideration is the fuel supply, which may comprise […]

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Sulzer and ABB announce UK service agreement for large motors and generators

Sulzer has been chosen to provide the UK market with maintenance and repair services for ABB medium and high voltage motors and generators. The agreement provides ABB customers with direct access to the specialist skills and extensive facilities of Sulzer’s service centers in Birmingham and Falkirk. As ABB’s first Loyalty Partner to provide workshop and […]

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Hytec Group appointed distributor of Dabeb-Elram

The Hytec Group was recently appointed as a distributor of the Dabeb-Elram range of electro-hydraulic actuators. Effective December 2016, the agreement enables the Group to take Dabeb-Elram’s DEA range of electro-hydraulic actuators to the doorstep of sub-Saharan Africa’s major operations through its distribution network. Established over 48 years ago in Daleside, Johannesburg, Dabeb-Elram specialises in […]

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Vital Engineering’s ‘powerful’ project wins in many sectors

According to a well-known adage: ’Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it.’ This very much applies to Vital Engineering, which has gone more than the extra mile to successfully complete the 2 largest gratings, handrail and stair tread supply contracts so far in Africa. The contracts in question were to supply 100,000m2 of […]

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Endress+Hauser achieves growth in local currencies

Financial year 2016: exchange rate effects dilute revenues in euros Despite difficult market conditions last year, Endress+Hauser grew the business on a local currency basis. In euros, however, consolidated net sales declined marginally by 0.2 percent to slightly more than 2.1 billion euros, mainly due to the impacts of exchange rates. “In local currencies, we […]

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

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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Tubular Plant Hire aims high with Goscor Access Rental

The modern fleet maintained by Goscor Access Rental, combined with its high availability and uptime, has resulted in Tubular Plant Hire enjoying an important rental relationship with the company since April 2013. Tubular Plant Hire is a division of Tubular Technical Construction, wholly-owned by Tubular Holdings, the driving force behind a diversified group, representing one […]

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ABB introduces new Dodge® product selection tool

Passport is an easy-to-use selection program for Dodge shaft mounted reducers and belted drive products. ABB introduces Passport, a new selection program for Dodge mechanical power transmission products. A Web based tool utilizing an intuitive process, Passport quickly guides users through the selection of Torque-Arm II and Motorized Torque-Arm shaft mounted reducers, as well as […]

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SKF rotates to its core strength – bearings

SKF has taken a strategic decision to shift its global business focus back to the company’s core strength – bearings. As a leading global technology provider since 1907, SKF has over the years developed a holistic product and service offering that is integral to bearing performance and reliability. “Since 2007, we have been placing our […]

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Latest sewer range highlighted in updated design manual for customers

DPI Plastics has updated its sewer design manual to showcase its expanded sewer range of up to 630 mm. The manual forms part of the company’s value-added services for its customers. The updated manual contains detailed technical specifications on specific sewer products manufactured by DPI Plastics, as well as comprehensive information to aid designers and […]

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Welcome home! Mogau Day & Night Care Centre gets a brand new home

Engen service station owners have once again come together to help the children of Diepsloot informal settlement, many of whom are hungry and live below the breadline. In collaboration with leading non-profit organisation JAM South Africa, 31 Engen franchisees have pledged to support the organisation’s ‘Nutritional Feeding Programme’ for the second year running. They have […]

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Endress+Hauser sets standards in simplicity in every sense

Measuring| Calibrating | Documenting Using “Memobase Plus” software, Memosens sensors can be easily and accurately calibrated and their entire life cycle documented. Whether it’s pH, oxygen, conductivity or chlorine, Ex or non-Ex sensors, all types can be managed using this software, which is also capable of measuring and recording and these smart features will speed […]

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Making sense of insulation testing

Insulation problems are to blame for around 30% or more of motor failures – meaning that electrical motor testing should be a larger part of every condition monitoring regime. Mike Teska, Product Line Manager at SKF, explains. Motors are being asked to work with less margin and cost these days, so it’s no surprise when […]

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VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd supports local crime fighting initiative

VEGA donates funds to Honeydew Community Policing Forum VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd, has donated funds to the Honeydew Community Policing Forum in recognition of it’s service to the community. A cheque of R 50 000.00 was handed to Jon Rosenberg, the CPF’s spokesperson. Group Director John Groom said, “They are our unsung heroes. They […]

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Vane-tastic flowmeter

The Vane Technology Principle, a method of measuring and monitoring the flow of different media trough piping, has been proven worldwide.  Kobold flow meters/monitors work with this proven principle.  KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer a new rotating vane flowmeter, the equipment of choice whenever traditional impeller technology is to be used for […]

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Engen builds future leaders in the Eastern Cape

The 2016 class of the Engen Maths and Science Schools achieved an impressive 94% pass rate, up 5% from last year’s average of 89%, with 70% of learners attaining a Bachelor pass. The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the engineering and technical […]

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Energas Technologies supplies High Fuel Oil storage facility for Elandsfontein phosphate project

Energas Technologies, leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, was commissioned by DRA Global for the design of a High Fuel Oil (HFO) storage facility for the Elandsfontein phosphate mining project in the Western Cape. Elandsfontein is home to the biggest known sedimentary phosphate deposit in […]

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Omron mobile robots ramp up efficiency in African warehouse, distribution sector

With supply-chain management and logistics increasingly under the spotlight in Africa due to remote locations and time-consuming transportation, warehouses are turning increasingly to industrial mobile robot solutions to improve their efficiency and turnaround times. This has resulted in Omron introducing its first industrial mobile robot product line, the LD platform, on 20 January 2017. “The […]

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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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GHM MESSTECHNIK EXPANDS THE SA TEAM

Erich brings over 14 years’ experience across sectors such as food and beverage, mining, manufacturing and oil and gas, all industries that benefit from GHM Messtechnik’s specialist instrumentation. GHM Messtechnik SA Managing Director, Jan Grobler, said “I am delighted to welcome Erich to our team. In addition to his IT management, network implementation, sales and […]

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Sustainable business requires focus on training and service

In focusing on training and aftersales service, Cummins – a global leader in the manufacture, sales and servicing of diesel engines and related technology – has created a skills and service ecosystem to ensure sustainable business. As a company that works across a variety of industries, including mining, construction, commercial and recreational marine, power generation […]

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Magnet Carlo Gavazzi Power & Electricity Africa 2017

Magnet’s stand at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 show, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre at the end of March, highlights the company’s portfolio of Carlo Gavazzi automation products. (Stand number J5). “We believe this event will be the perfect forum to display and demonstrate Magnet’s solutions for industrial automation, […]

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Moving materials with a sustainable focus

Products like low-friction bearings can extend the life of conveyors and lifts and help to boost sustainability in the material handling sector, says Jerome Pommereul, Global Business Engineer at SKF. The climate meeting in Paris in 2016 (COP21) proved that politicians are capable of coming to agreement on important issues. While they can be commended […]

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Manzomthombo Secondary School gets a facelift courtesy of Engen

Children of Manzomthombo Secondary School in Mfuleni, Cape Town will soon reap the benefits of learning in modern science and computer laboratories and upgraded classrooms following a donation by Engen. Engen, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has invested R1 729 148 in a project that featured extensive renovations of […]

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BMG Leonova Diamond Aligner Shaft Alignment

BMG’s latest condition monitoring equipment comprises the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner system, designed for quick and reliable shaft alignment in many applications, including compressors, gearboxes, generators and pumps. This dual laser system, which is suitable for most combinations of machinery and coupled or uncoupled shafts, incorporates advanced digital technology, where alignment sensors […]

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Process monitoring made easy with the new Liquiline CM44P

Endress+Hauser expands its successful Liquiline platform. The new Liquiline CM44P transmitter offers multichannel and multiparameter functionality for process photometers and Memosens sensors. Processes such as chromatography, fermentation and phase separation now have the ease of use and simplified maintenance of the Liquiline platform and Memosens technology. Monitoring process quality was never this easy Processes such […]

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Rapid-response, self-contained foam mist system

Mining operations, oil refineries, fuel-storage depots, airports and airfields, and small industry all require a rapid response in the event of any fire emergency on-site to minimise potential damage and loss of life. It is for this reason that I-CAT Fire Solutions has developed the Blaze Buster, a rapid-response, self-contained foam mist system, I-CAT Business […]

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Rio-Carb appoints Wesco Engineering as its Namibian agent

Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 CrC wear liners and pipes for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries, has announced that Wesco Engineering has been appointed as its official agent in Namibia. Sias Suurd from Wesco Engineering has been tasked with overseeing Rio-Carb’s growing presence in the Namibian region. At Wesco […]

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Air Products’ safety measured as ‘a perfect 10’

Air Products made history for themselves and exceeded their previous records when they walked away with ten awards at the 2016 Noschcon Awards function. It is the most Noscars received in one year and with this record, they have raised the bar for themselves and proved that they are one step closer to excellence. As […]

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Engen continues to build future leaders

The 2016 class of the Engen Maths and Science Schools achieved an impressive 94% pass rate, up 5% from last year’s average of 89%, with 70% of learners attaining a Bachelor pass. The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the engineering and technical […]

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What is the correct PPE for head-to-toe protection in mining?

Mineworkers require specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect the entire body from any harm or injury in the mining environment. Determining what this PPE should be depends on a proper risk assessment of the specific application. Here North Safety Products Africa Steelpoort Branch Manager Michael Malan elaborates on the different types of PPE that […]

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Latest Release of FactoryTalk Batch Software Introduces…

Modern Approaches for Batch Applications- Industrial producers with batch applications can now create more flexible, reliable and productive operations with the latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation. The modern software enhances scalability and responsive control of distributed, skid-level phases with the integrity of plant-level co-ordination, while delivering an improved, reliable user experience […]

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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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Nordland Lighting still shining brightly after 50 years of innovation

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Nordland Lighting is continuing its strong tradition of local innovation by launching its first Zone 2 LED luminaires for mining, oil & gas and petrochemical applications. The industrial and hazardous lighting specialist is also making these new luminaires available in stainless steel for specific requirements, in addition to launching […]

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SKF quality, value & service secures tender for German-owned OEM

The value and quality of SKF bearings assisted a long-standing OEM customer in securing a tender for a refurbishing project at one of South Africa’s a power utility plant. The project comprised the refurbishment of 20 rocker arms. The German-owned engineering company would normally source their products either from overseas. Having been dealing with SKF, […]

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Hatch reaps major contract wins on back of new Botswana office

Hatch’s new office in Gaborone, established to consolidate its presence in the Southern African region, has already seen the consulting engineering company clinch strategic project wins. In October 2016, Hatch was tasked to provide design, engineering, and supervision services for the coal stockpile shed at Morupule, the largest power station in Botswana. Due to high […]

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Fibertex Kavi needlepunched liner pipeline renovations

Fibertex KAVI felts – manufactured from polyester fibres – form the basis for effective coating, impregnation and installation of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners, for highly efficient ‘no-dig’ pipeline renovation projects. “Fibertex KAVI multiple layer felt liners make it possible to repair even heavily damaged pipelines using the ‘no-dig’ method, with numerous advantages over conventional open […]

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Vert Energy Deif Generator Controls

Vert Energy is set to further expand its electric power generation (EPG) services to generator set builders and end users throughout Africa. “Vert Energy provides a standby and power solutions service to companies and communities, even those in the most isolated regions. Through an extensive range of quality branded EPG products, supported by a skilled […]

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Brushless EC motor doubles the lifespan of Bosch compact tool

The addition of a brushless EC motor to the Bosch GSB 18 V-EC Professional has doubled the lifespan of this popular compact tool. “This forms part of the ‘dynamicseries’ from Bosch, a series of compact tools with a long battery runtime based on tried-and-tested models, Campbell Mhodi, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager,” explains. […]

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‘Sharpening’ productivity and profits: First Cut and Bystronic introduce the Xpert 40 compact press brake –

‘The Swiss Army knife’ of press brakes The production of small steel components is a key part of overall sheet steel production. Now Bystronic, a world-leading provider of cutting and bending solutions has released the Xpert 40, a compact, mobile press brake designed specifically for the high-speed production of smaller components. First introduced as a […]

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ATEX Pressure transmitter range for hazardous areas, gas, dust atmospheres

Keller, leading manufacturer of measuring technology such as isolated pressure transducers and transmitters – represented locally by Instrotech – has introduced a complete range of pressure transmitters for use in hazardous areas. These intrinsically safe transmitters offer measurement ranges of between 0,2 bar and 1000 bar, so they can be used for measurements of all […]

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Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Torque Laboratory attains SANAS accreditation

The Industrial Technique business area of Atlas Copco South Africa has augmented its comprehensive range of industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software, and service solutions by obtaining SANAS accreditation for its Torque Laboratory. Nicolas Van Zyl, Calibration Laboratory Manager for Atlas Copco South Africa’s Industrial Technique division was responsible for the establishment […]

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Spotlight on Omron PID solution at The Solar Show Africa 2017

An industry-leading solution to the problem of Potential Induced Degradation (PID), which can slash the output of a solar-power plant by as much as 70%, will take centre stage at The Solar Show Africa 2017 from 28 to 29 March at the Sandton Convention Centre. This leading exhibition and conference for the renewable energy sector […]

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Implementing a thermography maintenance program

With Fluke’s Professional Series Ti450, Ti400 and Ti300 Thermal Imagers In the past, establishing a preventive maintenance program has required a lot of tedious work and often just doesn’t work the way it should. The goal of a successful program is to have easy access to historical data for each piece of critical equipment, so […]

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Engen KZN learners scoop top three positions

Engen Maths and Science Schools learners in KwaZulu-Natal scored top marks in 2016, scooping the top three programme positions nationally. The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by providing supplementary support to government efforts to promote Maths and […]

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Fluke laser levels – rugged, precision tools for efficient layout

Fluke, represented locally by Comtest, has just launched to market their new rugged Fluke laser levels.  Designed and tested to survive a one meter drop, users have come to rely on Fluke’s professional-grade tools that provide precision and accuracy.  The 3-point laser level delivers accuracy to 6mm at 30 meters, and the continuous line lasers […]

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STANDBY POWER SOLUTION FOR GHANA AIRPORTS COMPANY OF ACCRA

Cummins Power Generation has provided a standby power solution to provide back-up power for Ghana’s six major airports. This major turnkey project was undertaken on behalf of main client Ghana Airports Company Limited of Accra. The back-up power will support air transportation systems in Accra, Tamale, Suyani, and Kumasi, Ho and Wa. An end-to-end solution […]

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Artsolar training & equipment local module manufacture reippp 2017

ARTsolar, which is the only locally owned photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing plant in South Africa, has implemented a certified training and facilities upgrade programme at the New Germany plant in KwaZulu-Natal. “As part of our pledge to creating sustainable employment in manufacturing in the private sector, ARTsolar has offered intensive staff training to ensure every step […]

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Atlas Copco and Tirisano Trust help further education through donation of laptops

Siyabonga Children’s Home residents Sage Godfrey (18) and Rosemary Holt (20 are the proud recipients of a brand new laptop donated by Atlas Copco and its social development funding organisation, Tirisano Trust, on 20 January 2017. Expressing their delight, Sage who plans to study a BCom in Business Management at UJ and Rosemary who is […]

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Zero-emission litter picker is SA’s next generation of cleaning equipment

Rapidly increasing urban populations are placing increasing pressure on the sustainability of city environments. This has meant that broom, picker and refuse pushcarts have given way to more compact, electrically-operated, zero-emission cleaning equipment. Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) of Johannesburg is introducing the latest cleaning equipment technology into the Southern African market with its launch of […]

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The risk of prioritising security over fire safety

We all tend to focus on protecting properties from theft or vandalism, ignoring the equally important area of fire safety, where electrical fires are the most common sources of outbreaks. Here ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk highlights what can be done to prevent fires from causing damage to vital assets in our communities. “Fire […]

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Up the uptime with high quality electrical products from Powermite

Component, equipment and system specialist, Hudaco company Powermite, leads the southern African market in the supply of a fully comprehensive range of high quality, locally manufactured electrical products for a wide range of mining, marine and industrial machinery including mobile generators, pumps, welding machines, continuous miners, shuttle cars, tunnel borers, and transformers. According to Powermite […]

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Solexy Explosion Proof Antenna Couplers from RET Automation Controls

Solexy Explosion Proof Antenna Couplers are unique and patented devices that incorporate two technologies for protection. Firstly it is an Explosion proof‐sealing gland that meets the most stringent requirements of IECEx, UL, ATEX, and many others. Secondly it is an intrinsically safe barrier providing an intrinsically safe output from the RF device to the antenna […]

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Safety always a priority after 90 years in the welding business

Despite increasing legal pressure to ensure workplace safety, unsafe gas and electrical arc equipment continues to find its way into industry. This presents a legal risk to companies and a risk to the safety of their employees. As sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products since 1927, Afrox continues to place utmost priority […]

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EMERSON LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST WIRED HART®

VIBRATING FORK LEVEL DETECTOR, DELIVERING GREATER EASE-OF-USE, RELIABILITY AND SAFETY Rosemount™ 2140 features remote proof-testing capability and advanced diagnostics to help improve safety and increase process availability Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Rosemount™ 2140, the world’s first wired HART vibrating fork level detector. Offering enhanced ease-of-use, smart diagnostics, and remote proof-testing capability, the device […]

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Proline 300/500 Flow measuring technology for the future

For lasting higher levels of safety, product quality, and availability in your process system For almost 40 years, Endress+Hauser has been offering its customers one of the most comprehensive product ranges worldwide for flow measurement of liquids, gases, and steam. The Proline family of measuring devices has contributed significantly to this success and is now […]

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Latest safety-helmet suspensions offer improved comfort

Painful compression headaches due to safety helmets that don’t fit properly are now a thing of the past thanks to flush suspension tabs on the latest MSA Fas-Trac® III ratchet suspensions, available from MSA Africa for its V-Gard range of safety helmets. The latest suspensions can be ordered pre-fitted on any MSA V-Gard helmet, or […]

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Fibertex geotextiles environmental protection

Fibertex geotextiles, which are made of fibres of virgin Polypropylene (PP) material, have important functions in construction and building works – for separation, filtration, drainage, protection, and reinforcement. These materials can also act as a stress relieving waterproofing membrane when used with bitumen in road applications. “Virgin PP offers a high level of chemical stability […]

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Speedy supply of Speedi-Sleeve seals from SKF

SKF South Africa provided a turnkey solution to assist an OEM customer in reducing lead times and streamlining planned downtime. In addition to the long lead times on seals for their underground earthmoving equipment, the customer was also unhappy with general service delivery from their supplier and too the decision to look for a single […]

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Elquip Solutions and Hoffman offer a catalogue of tooling excellence-

Unmatched for its range and quality While all of South Africa’s tool importers have catalogues of their products, none of these online or print publications contain nearly as wide a range of tools and ancillary products which are contained in the Hoffman Group catalogue, explains Elquip Solutions Managing Director Mike Cronin. “Experience has taught us […]

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The Smart Factory is here!

What is a Smart Factory? Smart factories are an important part of the Internet of Things (IoT). The term IoT describes the technologies that connect objects-from consumer electronics to industrial components-to the internet. Meanwhile, the Industrial Internet of Things (or IIoT) refers specifically to the impact of this innovation on industrial applications. IoT/IIoT technologies together […]

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Hatch Environmental Services Group helps keep projects green

Hatch’s Environmental Services (ES) Group provides a focused delivery platform for a range of environmental, social, and sustainability solutions. It won various environmental consulting and project management proposals last year, while project work for 2017 is already picking up significantly. Hatch applies focused environmental services at each phase of a project, ensuring that opportunities to […]

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Magnet dromex personal protection equipment

Magnet’s range of Dromex personal protection equipment offers optimum protection for workers from harmful hazards and ensures safety in dangerous conditions in the workplace. The Dromex range encompasses respiratory masks and cartridges, eye protection spectacles and goggles, ear plugs and ear muffs, gloves for hand protection and shoes or boots in the footwear range. Also […]

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Taking the pulse of your measurement

Operating plants with minimum costs using Heartbeat Technology Instruments having their own pulse beat – that describes the concept of Heartbeat Technology for maximum safety and the highest possible availability. The technology equips instruments with a comprehensive diagnostics and verification concept and also facilitates predictive maintenance. Costs for the provision of evidence for functional efficiency […]

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Sweet coating solutions for the sugar industry from Thermaspray

Thermaspray, South Africa’s surface engineering and thermal spray coating technology specialist, offers a range of high quality coating techniques that assist the sugar industry in reducing maintenance costs by protecting both new and worn equipment parts and components against abrasive, adhesive, erosive and corrosive degradation. Maintenance costs for the multiple-process sugar industry which includes the […]

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BMG pumprite fluid handling equipment

BMG’s Pumprite range, which forms part of the company’s fluid technology portfolio, encompasses lubrication, grease, oil and abrasive fluid handling equipment, designed and manufactured locally to cope efficiently in Africa’s arduous operating conditions. “BMG’s strategy to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand in diverse industries, incorporates the introduction of new products, […]

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Air Products unveils projects at three Vanderbijlpark schools

Air Products created a special ‘G-Plant CSI Fund’ when they launched the ‘G-Plant’ at their facility in Vanderbijlpark in 2014 with the aim of utilising it for upliftment projects at schools in the area. Today, they celebrate the completion of the projects at Seeiso Primary, Lebohang Secondary and Bophelong Primary Schools. This time, the unveiling […]

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A new generation of technical experts

Pyrotec PackMark offers the very latest labelling, coding and print & apply equipment from our principals – international industry leaders Markem-Imaje, ALTech and Harland Machine Systems. The cutting-edge technology that we provide requires the services of an expert technical team. Fortunately, our new generation of technicians and apprentices are up to the challenge. We invest […]

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Biogas and Vapor recovery Biogas operation

  In waste water treatment Anaerobic Digestion is the most common method used to break down biodegradable material by means of microorganisms in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is Methane gas. The digestion process begins with bacterial hydrolysis of the input material in order to break down insoluble organic polymers such […]

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The SAIMC 60TH Anniversary Annual Tshwane Branch Golf Day

The SAIMC 60TH Anniversary Annual Tshwane Branch Golf Day We cordially invite you to attend our 2017 Golf Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Centurion Country Club. The SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) is a voluntary non-profit association of ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). The Pretoria branch is active in the […]

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SKF lends a helping hand to OEM customer

Few companies have remained unaffected by the protracted economic downturn with many having to introduce cost cutting measures in order to keep up their bottom line. The important role of customer support and service takes on even greater significance against the backdrop of a volatile economic landscape. So when, in September 2016, a longstanding key […]

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Mats Rahmström Atlas Copco’s next President and CEO

– to succeed Ronnie Leten who will resign The Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB has appointed Mats Rahmström as the new President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB, effective April 27, 2017. He will replace Ronnie Leten, who has requested to leave his position after having managed Atlas Copco successfully during eight years. […]

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Easy product identification with the new Bosch Pocket Assistant app

The frustration of manually typing a product’s details or serial number into a registration form for product identification is now a thing of the past thanks to the new Bosch Pocket Assistant app, which provides such data automatically via smartphone.  Bosch Pocket Assistant helps tradespeople find the right tool or accessory quickly and effortlessly. “It […]

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Yokogawa Collaborates with Four Companies to Develop IIoT Architecture

–Expanding the use of IIoT to help our customers run their businesses more efficiently– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture, […]

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GHM SIM-1 SENSORSIMULATOR INTRODUCED TO SA

The SIM-1 SensorSimulator, from GHM Messtechnik, offers engineers working across all sectors of industry a quality handheld device with superior functionality supported by the latest available measurement technology. “GHM Messtechnik is renowned for its quality measurement offerings, and the SIM-1 SensorSimulator manufactured by IMTRON, part of the GHM Messtechnik stable of companies, is a recognised […]

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African Petrochemicals App- Ready for download

We are proud to announce that our very own African Petrochemicals IOS App is now Live & ready for download. At your convenience anytime, anywhere!!! For further information, please visit:  www.africanpetrochemicals.co.za   

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Compact, unified factory automation range means design simplicity for panel builders

A smaller, standard component height across all of Omron’s family of factory automation (FA) control devices allows for standardised wiring ducts and component placement, thereby optimising space. A standardised, unified design also means design simplicity for panel builders. The complete Omron portfolio has been redesigned into 600 different FA devices, across 18 different product categories, […]

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Automation University in South Africa – May 2017

A two-day training programme providing leading-edge automation solutions Automation University Classic, a comprehensive two-day training programme from Rockwell Automation open to everyone interested in leading-edge automation solutions, from engineers to business managers, will be hosted in South Africa this year. Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa will welcome participants at Emperors Palace in Gauteng on 17 and […]

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Dear SAIMC member / interested party

The Tshwane branch cordially invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be hosted at Centurion Country Club on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 18:00 for 18:30. Please RSVP to allow us to finalise headcount for snacks and for us to arrange access code for you. The high level agenda is envisaged to […]

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Solvay announces global price increases across its entire polyamide value chain to address raw material price escalation

LYON, France, January 23, 2017 – Solvay, a world leader in polyamide-based performance materials, announces global price increases for its polyamide Technyl® compounds and Stabamid® resins as well as upstream intermediates brands Rhodiacid™(Adipic Acid) and Rhodiamine™ (HDMA). The steep rise of raw materials costs is affecting the entire polyamide (nylon) value chain. As a direct […]

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Matatiele Spaza Shops educate locals about Paraffin Safety

Several Spaza shops in the Matatiele Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape have been revamped as part of Engen’s paraffin education and safety campaign. The branded Spaza shops reinforce important paraffin safety messages in both English and isiXhosa. Highly-visible sites were chosen to ensure that the messages are seen by as many people as possible. […]

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Omega Simulation Releases Enhanced Version-

of OmegaLand Integrated Dynamic Simulation Environment –With a revamped user interface and improved engineering efficiency– Omega Simulation Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, announces the February 1 release of OmegaLand V3.1, an enhanced version of the OmegaLand integrated dynamic simulation environment. OmegaLand is a core element of Omega Simulation’s plant training simulator. Development […]

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Q2 SAAS AND PAAS CLOUD REVENUES UP 81%, AND UP 89% IN NON-GAAP CONSTANT CURRENCY

Total Quarterly Cloud Revenue $1.1 Billion—First Quarter Over One Billion Dollar Mark Redwood Shores, Calif.—Dec 15, 2016 Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q2 results. Total Revenues were $9.0 billion, flat in U.S. dollars and up 1% in constant currency. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were $9.1 billion, up 1% in U.S. dollars and up […]

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Oracle Expands Cloud Services Globally with Three New Regions in North America and EMEA

Supports customer and partners with unprecedented levels of performance and availability for their most demanding cloud applications Oracle CloudWorld, New York—January 17, 2017 Continuing its commitment to its cloud customers through extensive engineering and infrastructure investments, Oracle today announced plans to bring three new Regions online over the next six months. The regional expansion of […]

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START PREPARING FOR THE 23RD SASOL MARATHON

Athletes, novice runners and families are encouraged to sign-up for the Sasol Marathon taking place on Saturday, 4 February 2017 at the DP de Villiers Stadium in Sasolburg. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, the Sasol Marathon is the perfect race for people of all ages and fitness levels. For the avid athlete, the event […]

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Business year 2016: connectivity keeps Bosch on growth course Artificial intelligence rounds off IoT expertise

Bosch Media Service Jan 27, 2017 | Bosch-Group | Business/economy | Press release • Sales grow to 73.1 billion euros • EBIT reaches some 4.3 billion euros • Mobility Solutions business sector grows faster than automotive production • Research and development expenditure increases to 6.6 billion euros • 300-million-euro investment in center for artificial intelligence […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE supplies X-Series IG units to Lesotho diamond mine

SEW-EURODRIVE is continuing its involvement at a major diamond mine in Lesotho by supplying three complete power packs for use on the tailings side of the operation. This follows the earlier successful supply of 20 power packs for the same project. The initial order was received in December 2014, with technical clarification in 2015, and […]

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CorDEX appoints Extech as authorised distributor in Sub Saharan Africa

CorDEX has added Extech Safety Systems as an authorised distributor in Sub Saharan Africa. The ToughPIX II TRIDENT EDITION Explosion Proof Digital Camera is designed and certified with the professional inspector in mind. ATEX, IECEx and locally IA certified Ex d IIB+H2 T6 Gb / II2G Gb T6, for use in hazardous areas ensures it can go safely where most cameras and phones cannot. With its […]

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AGM & Energy & Water SITA Presentation

SAIMC Tshwane AGM & Energy & Water SITA Presentation Wed Feb 1, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Time zone: Pretoria) Anyone is welcome Centurion Country Club Tshwane Branch Technical / Business Evenings Please contact Petrus Klopper petrus.klopper@ai2sa.co.za

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Major growth sees Skyriders boost workforce

Steady growth in most of its business units, combined with a concerted effort to improve its customer service and remain at the top of its game, has seen Skyriders Access Specialists increase its staff complement by 30% in 2016. The increase in workers is a sure-fire indication of sustained growth at the rope-access specialist, which […]

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Launch of latest radar sensor – VEGAPULS WL S 61

A radar level sensor for wate at the cost of ultrasonic. “I believe that 80% of all level measurement sensors sold within the next three years will be radar sensors, making ultrasonic technology obsolete”, declared John Groom, VEGA Group Director for Africa, at the launch of VEGA’s latest radar sensor the VEGAPULS WL S 61. […]

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Lucky Engen customer wins a Kia Picanto

Bongane Nkonyane is the lucky winner of a brand new Kia Picanto as part of the Shift into Gear this Summer competition run by Engen Swaziland. Out of three finalists, Bongane chose the winning key which opened the door to his new car. The Engen promotion which ran from 1 October to December 31st received […]

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Hose-assembly, electrical industries look to ID tagging for traceability

The electrical, hose and general installation industries are demanding identification systems that are easy to read and install in order to allow for the traceability of hose or similar product. The Easy Read system from Band-It offers increased peace of mind that all installations are tagged effectively. The benefit of having product marked clearly once […]

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PUMA ENERGY: NEW FACILITY TO ENHANCE ENERGY SUPPLY TO SOUTH AFRICA-

AS COMPANY BEGINS FUEL SUPPLY TO O.R. TAMBO South Africa’s fuel sector benefits from infrastructure investments as Puma Energy gains traction in the local market Puma Energy, the fastest growing independent fuel distribution company in Africa, announced that January 2017 has marked the entry into operation of its new fuel storage facility at Richards Bay, […]

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Ready for Industry 4.0: Bosch Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC control system enhances automation performance and flexibility

Drive and control specialists Bosch Rexroth – the joint venture partners of the Hytec Group of Companies in sub-Saharan Africa – have introduced new IPC-based control hardware that enhances the already impressive overall performance of the IndraMotion MLC control system. It connects motion, robotics and logic control with individual high-level language programming, opening up new […]

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Expanded Safety System Integrator Program Connects Manufacturers to Trusted Resources

Rockwell Automation adds seven new members from around the world Johannesburg, Jan. 10, 2017 — Manufacturers looking for help with safety system design and installation have new resources available to them as part of the Machinery Safety System Integrator program from Rockwell Automation. Seven new members have joined in the second half of 2016, bringing […]

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Afrox spies new market horizon in bio-gas

Industrial gases company Afrox is partnering with bio-tech start-up, New Horizons Energy, to turn organic waste destined for landfills into useable products for South African industries. New Horizons Energy will turn organic waste into usable bio-methane at purity levels of over 90%. Furthermore, the addition of a brand new carbon dioxide source to the Afrox […]

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Engen appoints D.M. Distributors as lubricants distributor in Nacala, Mozambique

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products has appointed D.M. Distributors as the official distributor of Engen’s full range of lubricants in the Nacala region of Mozambique. Rogerio Fernandes, Engen Commercial Sales Manager: Mozambique North Region says the company is pleased to have announced the […]

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Yokogawa Wins Control Systems Order for UAE Power and Desalination Station

–Expanding our control business in Middle East’s power and water infrastructure market– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has received an order from the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) to provide control systems for the Layyah Power and Desalination Station. SEWA, the owner and operator of this plant, […]

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Pocket-sized FlexScan OTDR with SmartAuto and LinkMap

Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) are used to verify or certify new fiber installations as well as troubleshoot and locate faults in already deployed fibers.  AFL’s FlexScan OTDRs enable both novice and expert technicians to quickly and reliably troubleshoot optical networks or fully characterize newly installed or repaired networks. Using the innovative SmartAuto mode, multiple […]

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Bosch PHO 1500 electric planer for best surface quality

Planing projects around the home can be carried out with greater precision and faster turnaround times, thanks to the Bosch PHO 1500 electric planer. The patented Woodrazor blade system allows for quick and easy blade changeout, resulting in easy and effortless planning and high surface quality. The electronically-balanced drum of the Bosch PHO 1500 electric […]

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Bosch Launches Combi Laser featuring green laser beam technology

The GCL 2-15 G Professional offers 400% improved visibility thanks to the application of green laser beam technology. The GCL 2-15 G combi laser represents the latest technological development in laser levels, comments Sebastian Johannes, Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager. While traditional laser levels deployed a red laser diode or green laser conversion procedure, the […]

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New bearings simplify the woodworking industry

Both speed and precision are desirable attributes for the bearings used in spindles for machine tooling applications.  High-speed capability and accuracy are significant factors also for woodworking and other ‘soft material’ industries, Add the increasing pressures of a globalised market – productivity, efficiency, competition – and the buyers of bearings for electrospindles are eager for […]

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Ultra-compact magnetic sensor for machine construction

SIKO, represented locally by Instrotech, presents the latest stage of development in ultra-compact magnetic sensors for industry as well as machine and plant construction. Common applications for SIKO’s latest compact sensors include linear actuators, stop adjustment for saws, and even measurement of the tracking of solar plants. Path, angle and rotational speed measurement tasks The […]

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Clear strategies and processes fundamental to effective maintenance

The correct implementation of SKF’s Asset Efficiency Optimisation (AEO) plan combined with Proactive Reliability Maintenance (PRM) hardware and software will assist companies in realising a return on their investment by reducing Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), extending equipment life, improving uptime, plant availability, production and profitability. It is essential for companies to identify key business […]

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Safety-equipment industry demands constant innovation

Workers who face potentially hazardous situations deserve the best protection possible. This is why MSA, a global leader in safety equipment, focuses on ongoing innovation. An example of this approach to technology is MSA’s ongoing development of its multi-gas sensors. “We work tirelessly to build smarter, better gas-detection instruments,” Marketing Manager Ahmed Elzoubi commented. The […]

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Ultrasonic water meter for instantaneous measurements

ELIS, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer a battery-powered ultrasonic water meter intended for measuring flow rate instantaneously and pressure and consumption in water piping (standard EN 14154 for water works), water distribution systems and other industrial applications. The compact, highly accurate ELIS FLOMIC FL5024 has long-term stability over a wide range of measured […]

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Rio-Carb internship programme upskills the engineers of tomorrow

Upskilling the engineers of tomorrow is the main aim of an internship programme offered by Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 CrC wear liners and pipes for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries. University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) BSc Mechanical Engineering student Uma Krige has just completed a six-week internship programme […]

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The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line

We’ve all heard that prevention is better than a cure, but do you heed this advice when it comes to your packaging line? The best way to keep your labelling and coding equipment running smoothly is to ensure that you have a structured routine maintenance plan in place for every machine that you use on […]

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A new radar level sensor for water-supply and sewage systems

The VEGAPULS WL S 61 radar sensor is ideal for all simple applications in the water-supply and sewage sectors. Featuring a wide range of mounting options, it is an especially cost-effective radar solution, because it can be readily integrated into existing infrastructure. Just as with the VEGAPULS WL 61, which has been available for several […]

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Cummins and Food & Trees for Africa partner in food-garden initiative

Food & Trees for Africa is assisting Cummins with its successful food-garden initiative at four Gauteng schools, namely Ivory Park Secondary School, Ingqayizivele High School, Minerva Secondary School, and Manzini Primary School. The initiative has managed to double its production, with ten times the diversity of produce, thanks to the assistance from Food & Trees […]

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Rockwell Automation Announces Analytics Cloud for OEMs

Collaboration between equipment builders and manufacturers boosts performance IoT-enabled assets and machines can improve operations when information that matters is delivered to the people who can use it best. Yet, equipment builders who invested heavily to build smart machines often are blind to the use and performance of their products after deployment. Today, Rockwell Automation […]

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Yokogawa Receives EPMS and SCADA Order for Major Multi-product Fuel Pipeline Project in the UK

– Expanding our control business in the midstream oil and gas market- Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa United Kingdom Ltd., has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA), the UK’s leading provider of engineering and operational services to the oil and gas pipeline sector, to supply a management and […]

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MESA Africa – SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING

First of all, on behalf of MESA Africa, I would like to wish you all a very prosperous and peaceful 2017. MESA Africa will be hosting its first Special Interest Group Meeting on Thursday 09 March 2017 This will be held at the offices of EOH, EOH Business Park, Gillooly’s View, Osborne Lane, Bedfordview 2007.  […]

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Faster, Safer and More Accurate Step Testing With Pavilion8 Advanced Process Control Software

Pavilion8 tool reduces design and execution time of step tests by up to 30 percent Rockwell Automation Pavilion8 Model Predictive Control (MPC) software now empowers engineers to design and execute step tests faster, safer and more accurately. Unlike manual step tests that must be continuously monitored by on-site engineers, the Step Test Assistant in Pavilion8 […]

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Elquip Solutions and CE Mobility: ‘welding’ a sound relationship to assist in providing ease of mobility to the physically challenged

While November 2016 saw the commemoration of national disability rights awareness month in South Africa, many are still unaware that approximately 10% of the country’s entire population is actually in some way disabled. This translates into some 250,000 people who may require a wheelchair or other mobility aid. In addition, there are the elderly – […]

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BMG condition monitoring equipment reliability

BMG’s efficiency drive, which is designed to help companies reduce energy consumption and optimise production, encompasses predictive maintenance services of condition monitoring and oil analysis. “The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially out-sourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production efficiencies,” says Wayne Holton, fluid […]

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Experience VEGA in 2017

VEGA is a world leader in the area of level and pressure measurement. Founded in the Black Forest in 1959, VEGA today employs 1,100 associates worldwide, 600 of whom work at the headquarters in Schiltach. Here is where solutions for the most demanding measuring tasks are conceived and brought to realisation: for chemical and pharmaceutical plants, the food industry, drinking […]

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Yokogawa Wins Control Systems Order for UAE Power and Desalination Station

– Expanding our control business in Middle East’s power and water infrastructure market – Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary Yokogawa Middle East & Africa has received an order from the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) to provide control systems for the Layyah Power and Desalination Station. SEWA, the owner and operator of […]

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North expands its service offering with latest acquisition

North Safety Products Africa is expanding its service offering to the mining industry through its recent acquisition of Allied Mesh & Filters, a leading manufacturer of woven-wire screening and filtration products. This forms part of North’s diversification strategy of adding critical engineering and consumable products to its current range of safety protective apparel. North’s acquisition […]

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Rise in commodity prices boosts export growth into Southern Africa

SEW-EURODRIVE is experiencing significant growth into Southern Africa, boosted by the introduction of latest technology such as its IE3-compliant DRN series of asynchronous motors. The OEM has doubled its exports into this region within three years. The OEM is represented in 12 countries in Southern Africa, with Angola, Zimbabwe, and Zambia representing the most significant […]

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Cummins to showcase QSK60 mining engine at Mining Indaba 2017

Cummins will showcase its QSK60 Mining Engine at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba 2017, from 6 to 9 February at the Cape Town International Convention Center. This is the leading mining and commodities conference on the continent. It will be the third time that Cummins will be present at this prestigious event, notes Marketing […]

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Vert Energy allight led lighting towers

Vert Energy, specialists in electric power generation, now distributes mobile LED lighting towers that provide dependable lighting exactly where its needed, for optimum productivity and enhanced safety. “The Allight range of trailer-mounted lighting towers can be easily moved from site to site in diverse applications, including mining, construction, road and railroad works, as well as […]

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BMG HKT split cylindrical roller bearings

BMG’s comprehensive range of bearings – which extends from miniature bearings for specialist applications, to large steel mill bearings – includes HKT split cylindrical roller bearings. This series is designed for efficient installation, simplified maintenance and reduced downtime in arduous applications. “HKT split cylindrical roller bearings have a robust clamp ring design that offers cage […]

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Atlas Copco pays homage to long service employees

Atlas Copco South Africa gave recognition to eleven employees for their long service with the company during an awards ceremony on 11th November 2016. It was an afternoon of catching up with colleagues and friends and for sharing good memories with sixteen employees recognised for their long service; five employees received certificates for 25 years’ […]

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A-Gas South Africa hails Kigali Agreement as ‘historic’ for continent

Speciality chemicals and gas company A-Gas South Africa has hailed the signing of the Kigali Amendment on 15 October 2016 as a “historic international agreement” for the phasedown of commonly-used, high GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerants. Global delegates convened in the Rwandan capital of Kigali from 10 to 15 October for the 28th Meeting of […]

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Band-It secures header-box enclosures while in transit

Band-It heavy-duty stainless steel strapping from Banding & ID Solutions Africa is being used by P-pro Construction of Gauteng for a specialist transportation function. A specialist construction and project management company, P-pro uses Band-It strapping to secure header box enclosures while being transported to power stations. The header boxes or cassettes are used to enclose […]

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Technology User Organisations strengthened their presence at the SPS IPC Drives expo

Live demonstrations in focus PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, the ODVA and the FDT Group were present again at the SPS IPC Drives expo in Nuremberg. The international trade fair for electrical automation, systems and components took place from November 22nd to 24th and encompassed the entire spectrum of automation technology. Endress+Hauser experts have been present […]

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Roadshow floor plans for 2017

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AFRIVALVE APPOINTED AS OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR OF GEMÜ VALVES FOR MINING SECTOR IN AFRICA

Afrivalve, part of the eDART Group of Companies, have further expanded their range to now offer the Gemü Valve and Control Systems range in the mining and metal refining sector in Africa. This further compliments the eDART Slurry Control Valves, C-Tech knife gate valves, Red Roc Pinch valves and AVI range of industrial valves. Gregor […]

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WorleyParsons Acknowledged by Tanzanian Government for Natural Gas Project

Following the handover of the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam Pipeline Project in August 2016, a project close-out ceremony was held in October 2016 in celebration of the tremendous success of the project, attended by Tanzanian Government officials, client Board Members, other project stakeholders, as well as members of the media in Tanzania. At the […]

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An Ai2SA point of view

An Ai2SA point of view in relation to assisting a leading SI in attaining ISO certification and some lessons learnt in relation to process. https://www.facebook.com/AI2SAPTYLTD/

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thyssenkrupp engaging successfully in Industrial Data Space Association

Association’s growth and internationalization strategy a success in 2016. Huawei 50th member Almost one year after the Industrial Data Space Association was founded, its record is positive: rising member numbers and growth into an international initiative are important results of the association’s work. “The aims we set ourselves for the first year have been achieved. […]

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AI and Big Data vs. Air Pollution

Physics simulations and AI combine to give pollution forecasts to city dwellers in Beijing and beyond Source: AI and Big Data vs. Air Pollution

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Condition monitoring experts

WearCheck – increase capacity WearCheck’s oil analysis and reliability solutions services received a boost with the recent appointment of several professionals:   Jacques Blignaut is the new chemist in WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory. The capacity for this position has developed as the laboratory becomes busier due to the company’s expansion around Africa. Blignaut, who holds a […]

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The launch of Africa 4.0

Business year 2016: connectivity keeps Bosch on growth course Artificial intelligence rounds off IoT expertise Ready for Industry 4.0: Bosch Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC control system enhances automation performance and flexibility This fourth industrial revolution will not only herald change for the industrial sector but will also have a major impact on how we live and work […]

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CONFIGURE AND READ INSTRUMENTS

 VIA APP AND SMARTPHONE With the new CPG1500 precision digital pressure gauge from WIKA, customers can now also communicate with it via smartphone. The corresponding mobile app, “myWIKA device”, can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play Store. Via the app and the WIKA-Wireless connection, the CPG1500 can be conveniently configured for test […]

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ENGEN SUPPORTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT’S #RIDEWISE CAMPAIGN

The Department of Transport, in collaboration with Engen, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and Youth in Road Safety launched #Ridewise, a Festive Season Road Safety Campaign at the Engen Grasmere 1-Stop (South) in Gauteng on Saturday, 3 December. The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness around the dangers of texting and driving, driver fatigue […]

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VIETNAMESE ENERGY COMPANY GETS CONNECTED:

VIETNAMESE ENERGY COMPANY GETS CONNECTED TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS PetroVietnam, one of the largest energy companies in Southeast Asia, will use Honeywell’s Connected Performance Services (CPS) to improve performance and operations at Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical (BSR), a manufacturing subsidiary located in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam. BSR refines crude oil and produces bio-fuel and petroleum […]

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HOW ARE AFRICAN MANUFACTURERS:

EMBRACING INDUSTRY 4.0 OPPORTUNITIES? The use of industry 4.0 technologies makes it possible to manufacture entirely new things in entirely new ways and revolutionise research and development, supply chains, production and business models; and around the world, the traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of a digital transformation that is accelerated by the exponential […]

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NEW VORTEX FLOW METER FROM EMERSON IMPROVES RELIABILITY FOR UTILITY APPLICATIONS

Rosemount® 8600 vortex flow meter reduces installation and maintenance costs with no moving parts. Emerson Automation Solutions expands its vortex flow meter portfolio with the addition of the Rosemount® 8600 Utility Vortex Flow Meter, designed specifically for utility applications. Its application-specific design reduces installation costs, provides accurate and reliable flow measurement, and extends vortex technology […]

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TAILORED CONTROL AND SWITCHGEAR PACKAGES FOR AFRICA:

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION COLLABORATES WITH LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHBOARDS Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa is marking seven years of successful collaboration with panel and cabinet assembler Low Voltage Switchboards. It is a collaboration that is leveraging increased market competitiveness by maximising the capabilities of the industrial automation specialist to package its IEC-rated drive and control equipment in tailored, […]

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