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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!

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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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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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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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Rio-Carb plans to build on its successes and achievements in 2016

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, plans to build on its notable successes and achievements over the last year. The company had a particularly noteworthy 2016, remarks Director Martin Maine. “We were swimming against the current, but had a […]

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GE’s First Power Services Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Center in Asia Pacific Enables:

Increased Performance through Analytics More than 200 Power Generation Assets in More than 10 Countries will be Served by GE’s First Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) Center for Power Services in Asia Pacific Customers Can Work Towards Achieving Greater Performance with Capabilities Drawn from GE’s Global Network and Experience in Predictive Maintenance GE’s New M&D […]

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Differentiating Belzona: Quality from Science to Solution

November 11, 2016 Tom Belli “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”; a principle upheld by manufacturing pioneer, Henry Ford. He recognised that for any successful organisation, its attitude to quality must not be one-dimensional but habitual; particularly from a manufacturer’s perspective. Following the first in the ‘Differentiating Belzona’ series, this post […]

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Coding as a Second Language

  Growing up in the shadow of the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee, my parents ensured that I was bilingual. This was something I always knew I wanted to pass along to my children (Olivia is two and Xavier is six months). They say that children can easily learn more than one language and everyday […]

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Air Products, a pure heart for children across South Africa

– Providing long term assistance to bring growth to Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres – Air Products South Africa is known for investing in long-term projects and making an impact. The WitnessHappiness project is another one of these projects – the only difference being that it is not a commercial investment, but one with a far-reaching […]

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EMERSON SIMPLIFIES SYSTEM HEALTH AND SECURITY

MONITORING WITH NEW LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES At-a-glance visibility with Guardian™ Support provides digital intelligence to improve reliability of operations, control, and asset management systems. Addressing an increasingly important concern for manufacturers, Emerson is introducing upgrades to Guardian Support so users can monitor the security and health risks associated with control and software systems. These new […]

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Omniflex scoops NDA award for its innovative RPN1 Radiological Protection Node

Every year in the UK, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority holds its Supply Chain Awards. This year, Omniflex won the Innovation award for its Radiological Protection Node which simplifies the job of gathering data from Radiation Monitors! This year’s NDA Supply Chain event was held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at Event City in Manchester and […]

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Altair 4X is the only waterproof multi-gas detector on the market

The Altair 4X multi-gas detector from MSA Africa is the only instrument of its kind with ATEX certification. This means the device has an IP67 ingress rating, which certifies it for water immersion. Visitors to MineSafe and Electra Mining Africa 2016 were treated to a special demonstration by MSA Africa, which saw its Altair 4X […]

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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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SASOL APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol announced the appointment of Charlotte Mokoena as Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, effective 1 February 2017. Ms Mokoena is currently the Human Resources Executive at Tongaat Hulett Limited. Stephen Cornell, Sasol’s Joint President and CEO said: “In her distinguished career, Charlotte has worked in both the […]

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Yokogawa Releases ISA100 WirelessTM-based Field Wireless Vibration Sensor-

With Fast Data Updates and Long Battery Life Yokogawa announces that it has developed an ISA100 WirelessTM*-based field wireless vibration sensor with the ability to quickly update data and a long battery life, and will release it in markets other than Japan on December 7. By providing real-time updates on vibration levels in plant facilities, […]

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Kansai Plascon supervises bridge project in Lesotho

Kansai Plascon has provided an on-site monitoring service for a major bridge sandblasting project in Lesotho, which also used specialist products from its Protective Coatings division. The project required sand-blasting the steel bridge surfaces to ISO 8501-1:2007 (Sa 2½).  This was followed by an application of a zinc-rich epoxy primer, and two coats each of […]

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PETRONAS and Engen win third consecutive World Constructor Championship

Engen Petroleum’s proud association with motor racing has been sealed with yet another victory at the Japanese Grand Prix held on October 10th with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team winning their third consecutive FIA Formula One World Constructors Championships secured at the 2016 Formula One Emirates Japanese Grand Prix. As a member of […]

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FactoryTalk TeamONE App from Rockwell Automation-

Speeds Plant Diagnostics, Collaboration with Zero Friction App removes friction for industrial companies to boost productivity of workers  Johannesburg, Nov. 28, 2016 — When production experiences a glitch, there is not time for a lengthy process of discovery and finding colleagues. In many industrial operations today, plant-floor workers must deal with downtime events by connecting […]

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Engen Swartland 1-Stop celebrates 20 years

The Engen Swartland 1-Stop, located on the N7 outside of Cape Town, celebrated its 20th anniversary on 2 December. The service station, which started off as “cash only” with an old fashioned ‘ZipZap’ credit card machine, has gone through extensive improvements over the years but has always remained true to its customer centric roots. “These […]

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PVC touted as the material of choice for large stormwater drains, sewers

The recent introduction of 560 mm and 630 mm polyvinylchloride (PVC) sewer pipe is challenging the dominance of concrete as the material of choice in this market segment, according to DPI Plastics Technical and Product Manager Renier Snyman. While PVC constitutes 95% of the total sewer-pipe market in the US, it is only predominant in […]

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Latest-technology assembly cells for SEW-EURODRIVE Cape Town

SEW-EURODRIVE Cape Town has invested in new assembly cells for geared motors to speed up production, increase quality and reduce wastage. As part of its ongoing development, the branch also plans a new assembly cell for electronics in the near future.  “We have definitely started to do more business on the electronics side, especially in […]

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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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Studio 5000 Software Simplifies Automation System Design

Latest features save design time and help enhance security  Engineers are under constant pressure to deliver automation systems faster. To help streamline the design and configuration process, Rockwell Automation has enhanced the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment. The software now includes expanded integration with engineering tools, pre-developed application content to replace custom code, […]

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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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First Cut’s pallet blade: ‘nailing’ the cut with speed and productivity-

for agricultural and many other sectors Pallets are widely used in agricultural environments, and it is inevitable that a fair number of these end up being damaged inadvertently. As pallets are typically not high-value items, repairs need to be done as quickly as possible by sawing off any damaged wood strips and replacing them. To […]

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Engen continues to drive construction of Reunion’s €1.6bn highway over the sea

In 2014 Engen Petroleum won a €960 000 tender to provide fuel to the mega construction project to build Reunion’s New La Nouvelle Route du Littoral, a 12km long “highway over the sea” that will connect the island’s two biggest cities – Saint Denis and La Possession – as well as the island’s port and Roland […]

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African Petrochemicals was pleased to join the Tshwane/Pretoria SAIMC members

The African Petrochemical Team were delighted to join the SAIMC members yesterday. Some pictures: 2016 at a glance for the SAIMC Tshwane/Pretoria Branch: We started our year in February at AGM with a presentation by Mr. Duncan Bonnet (then from Whitehouse & Associates), a specialist research company with strategic insight into specifically Africa who provided […]

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Air Products paves first steps to welding expertise

Air Products supports a number of projects/initiatives which are aimed at upliftment and skills development. The South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the Year is an example of such an initiative that Air Products has been supporting since 2004. Please find information below on the competition as well as a high resolution […]

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Mokse Engineering brings the quality A-game & earns SKF Rebuilder:

Electric Motors Certification Mpumalanga-based armature winding specialist, Mokse Engineering Enterprises cc, has earned SKF’s highly respected Rebuilder: Electric Motors Certification following a stringent audit in September 2016. Mokse Engineering is an approved rebuilder and supplier of leading electric motor brands up to 450kW. The company is also a CX 0719 certified flameproof rebuilder and its […]

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New FQ2 sensor redefines the vision system market

The FQ vision sensor family provides advanced inspection, code reading and verification capabilities previously only available in higher-end vision systems. With improved performance and expanded functionality, the new FQ2 addresses market requirements for an easy-to-use vision sensor that can address more complex applications. “The FQ2 truly defines a new standard in image inspection and code […]

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Hatch launches Southern African office in Botswana

Hatch has established a new office in the Gaborone CBD on the back of a significant contract win from Debswana, aimed at consolidating its presence in Botswana and the Southern African region. The consulting engineering company has clinched a five-year contract at Debswana’s Jwaneng Diamond Mine in south-central Botswana, about 120 km west of the […]

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Endress+Hauser guarantees an effecient CIP process

CIP is a core process that keeps a Food and Beverage plant working efficiently within the standards of quality and food safety. Efficient use of cleaning agents, water and energy should be considered when reducing cost. Additional cost savings can be found by minimising production downtime during cleaning. This article introduces three segmented approaches to […]

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How IoT innovation can help South African manufacturers compete internationally

The South African manufacturing industry has come under significant pressure in the last decade. According to Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competitiveness survey, South Africa is ranked 27th in the world, down three places from 2013 and we’re expected to slip further down the ranking in the next five to ten years. The rising cost of production […]

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TSHWANE / PRETORIA SAIMC

TSHWANE / PRETORIA (November 2016 newsletter) Kindly be reminded about our social year end function (for which we get points), planned for 30th of November at 16:00 at the Kimiad Golf Course in Moreletta Park, Pretoria East. (http://golf-courses.wanderbat.com/l/19541/Kimiad-Golf-Course-and-Driving-Range). The cost per person is R150.00 and includes chip & putt along with meal. The cost per […]

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Rockwell Automation Invests $12M –

to Bring Science and Technology to Next Generation Workforce Rockwell Automation announced a $12M, four-year commitment to FIRST ® – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – founded to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Over the past 10 years, Rockwell Automation has provided more than $15M of broad-based […]

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Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence

Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has participated in several international conferences and seminars. Twice President of the South African Institute of Welding, he has been involved […]

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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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Continuous electronic traceability thanks to valves with RFID

The increasing requirements for documentation and optimization of maintenance processes are also placing increased focus on the individual components within a plant. As an innovative manufacturer of valves, measurement and control systems, GEMÜ recognised this and equipped its valves with integrated RFID chips. This is not only used for continuous electronic traceability but also for […]

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Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) range in the market. Engen Oil Centre’s comprises of a national network of approved distributors for […]

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UP Bramhope Student Development

Tuks students excel in supply chain management practical assignment Students from the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria (UP) were congratulated at a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Department and Bramhope Group, one of UP’s partners in student development and a company dedicated to transferring skills to the workplace through its […]

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Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation opens first joint European test center

As a manufacturer in process automation, there are many options to test new products. However, these tests are seldom performed early in the development phase under real conditions at the company’s own plant. Rockwell Automation, an expert for automation solutions in industrial production, and Endress+Hauser, a specialist for instrumentation, have now inaugurated their first joint […]

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Engen Refinery Simulated Emergency Exercise

Engen Refinery places the highest premium on safety and carries out regular emergency response exercises to test and perfect preparedness for dealing with incidents that could potentially put people at risk. As such, plant personnel supported by emergency services conducted a major simulated emergency exercise on Thursday, 17 November 2016. The purpose of this exercise […]

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Wireless Control of pumps using Teleterm M3 RTUs

The ability to control a pump remotely over a long distance is now available using Teleterm M3 Radio RTUs. The system comprises two Teleterm M3 Radio RTUs each housed in a weatherproof housing with a built-in PSU; one housing at the (local) remote control end with all the I/O dedicated to control inputs and pump […]

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Automated grease pump takes dirt and effort out of greasing

The traditional method of using a grease gun to purge a bearing until the grease runs out of the seals is now a thing of the past thanks to a new automated grease pump from Hove of Denmark. A first for the South African market, the new technology is being distributed exclusively by wear-control specialist […]

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Corrosion-protection systems for the petrochemical, refinery industry

Kansai Plascon offers internal and external corrosion-protection systems for tank lining and other hazardous environments in the petrochemical and refinery industry. These coatings offer ideal protection against various fuel types. The specialist coatings manufacturer and supplier has been involved with the petrochemical and refinery industry since the mid-1970s, points out Mike Byrd, National Protective Coatings […]

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AZ-Armaturen Change-Over-Valve Combinations for Safety Valves

Change-over valves are used to connect two safety valves to a pressure system using one joint pipe. The operating system runs normally, with one safety valve in operation while the other is on stand-by. This allows the stand-by valve to be removed and even serviced during ongoing operation. Change-over valves are used in processes in […]

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DPI Plastics awarded SATAS certification

DPI Plastics, a leading manufacturer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems, has received certification for some of its products from the South African Technical Auditing Service (SATAS). SATAS is a regulatory body, accredited by South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS), to certify manufacturers in accordance with ISO 17065. “We […]

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African Petrochemicals joined MESA today at their 8th Annual Conference 2016

The African Petrochemicals Team are pleased to join MESA once again today for their 8th Annual Conference which took place at the Black Eagle Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre. Conference Theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution = “Smart MOM 4 Industrie” For further information please contact:  Jane Collett Marketing & Events +27 (0) 82 528 1238 marketing@mesa-africa.org […]

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Need Rate of Change relay alarms with retransmit?

Never has a single off-the-shelf device incorporating so many features been available before now. Features such as Universal Input, 16-point linearisation, two “rate of change” or alarm trips, with retransmit output in mA, V or pulse are now available on the revolutionary Omniterm TTT Trip Amplifier. The OMNITERM TTT Universal Input Dual Trip Module with […]

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Kepware Brings Industrial Automation Data to the Enterprise with KEPServerEX® Version 6

Enterprise-ready connectivity platform enables industry to effectively manage data from complex industrial automation environments and improve operations Kepware Technologies, a PTC business, today announced the release of KEPServerEX® Version 6 software. A major release of the flagship industrial connectivity platform, Version 6 strengthens Kepware’s core product offering for global corporations requiring increased operational scalability, security, […]

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Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Presentations 2016     Jane Collett Marketing & Events +27 (0) 82 528 1238 marketing@mesa-africa.org www.mesa-africa.org / www.facebook.com/www.mesaafrica.co.za

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SKF announces 30% equity transaction with Golelo Trust

The management of SKF South Africa (Pty) Ltd. are pleased to announce the recent signing of a black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) ownership agreement with Black Women Owned Golelo Trust. Despite ongoing policies and programmes to address the imbalances of the past, statistics show that Black women engineers are still disproportionately under-represented in the workforce. “Concerned […]

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New Renttech SA sales outlet offers customers greater convenience and service levels

Renttech South Africa, a leader in the sales and rental of top quality welding, lifting, rigging and construction equipment, has moved its Port Elizabeth branch into a new, spacious, state-of-the-art sales outlet.  The move is in line with Renttech South Africa’s strategy of expanding and consolidating its national footprint both nationally and regionally. This also […]

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Comprehensive product range for power transmission drives

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) offers one of the most comprehensive power transmission drive product ranges available in the local market. In terms of its extensive product offering for power transmission drives, BI represents a host of agencies, points out product manager Brian Tillie. These include vee and wedge belts from Opti and Continental, ventilated […]

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Year-end Business Breakfast hosted by SKF South Africa

Mike Schüssler – Piloting the Stormy Seas. Mike has been an economist for more than two decades and holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Johannesburg. He is a successful entrepreneur. Basani Maluleke – B-BBEE an Enabler to Growth. Basani is a director of Transcend Capital (Pty) Limited, a corporate finance firm […]

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Fibertex – Absorex non woven material for condensation control in in buildings

The extensive range of Fibertex geotextiles, which is designed for use in the construction sector, encompasses Absorex – a non woven material, that enhances the value of a building and protects its contents by preventing condensation and limiting corrosion. “Absorex is designed to control condensation and corrosion problems on metal and steel roofs in all […]

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Vert energy nsm 2 pole alternators portable power

New to Vert Energy’s range of electric power generation (EPG) components are NSM synchronous alternators, welding sets, permanent magnet generators (PMG) and PTO generators, that provide reliable, clean and stable power. “Vert Energy’s standby and power solutions service to generator set builders encompasses an extensive range of dependable EPG components for general industry and the […]

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MSA Africa call centre boosts customer experience, service

Established five years ago, MSA Africa’s dedicated Johannesburg call centre is unique in the manufacturing industry in offering its diverse customer base a value-added total solution for all their technical and support needs. MSA Africa Call Centre Manager Bernice Mackay explains that the OEM conceptualised the call centre originally to focus on value-added service and […]

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BMG filtration mahle high performance filters

BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions focus on the prevention and control of contamination of water and particulate to ensure optimum performance, improved reliability and extended service life of machinery, equipment and vehicles. “The company’s extensive range of quality branded filtration systems, is supported by engineering solutions and technical services, to ensure fluids – including oil, […]

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WearCheck analysis range boosted by new lab equipment

Oil analysis . . . condition monitoring . . . reliability solutions – these are not static concepts or services; rather, they evolve constantly over time to meet the ever-changing maintenance needs of industry as machinery and components are updated and redesigned. Condition monitoring specialist company WearCheck, based in South Africa and around the African […]

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Yokogawa Announces Acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM) and Integration of SVM

Yokogawa Announces Acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM) and Integration of SVM and Industrial Knowledge into KBC to Enhance Delivery of New Value to Customers Yokogawa announces that it has completed the acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM), a leading energy management technology provider, further delivering on a number of key objectives of Yokogawa’s Transformation […]

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AutoXpress’ collaboration with Engen heralds a new era in quality vehicle services

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products has collaborated with AutoXpress in Rwanda to test customer response to a new mini vehicle services offering. AutoXpress brings together lubricant bays, tyre changing and balancing as well as exhaust services. As such, it offers Engen the opportunity […]

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How to protect high-value electronic equipment from fire

Electrical malfunction and auto-ignition of combustible materials due to exposed heat are two of the most common causes of fires. This threat has resulted in the development of the innovative I-PROTECT low-pressure automatic fire detection and suppression system by the Fire Division of I-CAT, a leading environmental solutions company. Electrical equipment most often involved in […]

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Engen boosts customer convenience with water and biltong bars

Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products has been busy trialling two fresh new concepts in selected outlets as a three-month trial, prior to extending the offerings across Southern African countries. The first is a concept called Pure Water On Tap. These are essentially Water […]

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Trade Association for Control & Instrumentation Industry in RSA

Survey to determine feasibility to establish a joint voice for C&I businesses accross value chain in South Africa The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC NPC) is one of the main associations for C&I professionals. #SAIMC is duly recognized and registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Volunatary Association (VA). […]

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legrand cctv solutions security technology

Legrand’s extensive range of security solutions encompasses closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, which meet specific security requirements requirements in small, medium and large installations. “These modular CCTV systems, which include an analogue, IP or composite approach, are selected according to the exact safety requirements of each building – for protection in diverse installations, from small […]

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Yokogawa Makes Strategic Equity Investment in Bayshore Networks,

Yokogawa Makes Strategic Equity Investment in Bayshore Networks, an Emerging U.S.-based Leader in Advanced IIoT Security –Accelerating development of Yokogawa IIoT architecture– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has invested in Bayshore Networks Inc., a U.S. technology innovator that is developing cybersecurity software for the Industrial IoT (IIoT). With this investment, Yokogawa will help Bayshore […]

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Visitor Registration

Roadshows for 2017 The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Expo: 1 June 2017 (Invited: Fluor, DRA, AMEC Foster Wheeler and more…) Sasolburg: 20 July 2017 (Invited: Sasol, NATREF, Arcelormittal) Durban: 2 November 2017 (Invited: SAPREF, ENREF, MONDI & SAPPI) ——- Secunda: 15 March 2018  (Invited: Sasol, Local Mines, Matla & Kriel power stations)  

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Omron’s new 1S servo range boosts machine productivity

Omron has launched an innovative new range of servo systems that support advanced safety control via EtherCAT. The new 1S servo range from Omron offers optimised installation and setup, with features to enhance machine productivity significantly. Designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s machine builders, the range offers outstanding performance, complemented by space-saving compact […]

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Yokogawa Sets up Architecture Development Division California

–Expanding the control business by leveraging the industrial IoT– Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has established the Architecture Development Division California, an organization that is dedicated to the development of architecture for the industrial IoT (IIoT). This division commenced operations on 1 November 2016. To improve operational efficiency and productivity by using the IIoT, […]

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EBH Namibia moves one step closer to building the ‘inclusive Namibian house’-

with the signing of developer agreement for affordable housing initiative In looking to create a stable future for both its employees and the community of Walvis Bay as a whole, leading west coast ship repair company Elgin, Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBHN) is proud to announce the next step forward in the provision of affordable […]

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Engen’s heart for the youth beats strongly in Joe Kanana

With youth development playing a central role in the company’s extensive social investment, sponsorship and transformation initiatives, Engen is dedicated to positively engaging and contributing to the self-sustainability of young South Africans. One man who understands the benefits of growing your own timber better than most is Joe Takalani, who – at 28 years of […]

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BI appoints new GM of its Supply Chain Division

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Maretha Bezuidenhout as General Manager of its Supply Chain Division. Prior to her latest appointment, Bezuidenhout was Supply Chain Manager at Timken. She has a BCom Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria, and a certificate in Business Management Skills from DYNA Training. She completed her SAP […]

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Verder Packo gains traction in the food and beverage industry

Verder South Africa is gaining traction in the food and beverage industry with the successful introduction of its new Packo range of food-grade pumps. The Dutch-based Verder Group acquired the UK-based Fullwood Packo Group in 2015, with Verder South Africa embarking on an extensive marketing campaign for the food & beverage industry in August this […]

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X-Series IG units supplied to ongoing coal-terminal expansion project

SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied its X series of versatile and powerful industrial gear (IG) units to an ongoing coal terminal expansion project in South Africa.  A long-standing relationship with the coal terminal has seen the OEM’s scope of supply to the upgrade project evolve from supplying its traditional geared motors to the latest X-Series IG units, […]

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Processing industry 4.0

The technical possibilities of digitalisation have great potential for the processing industry too. GEMÜ, the manufacturer of valves, measurement and control systems based in Ingelfingen, is actively leading the way in this field. At a time when many companies in the processing industry are still asking themselves what Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) […]

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Strainers- Kira Valves and Engineering

Strainers are used in almost every industry to protect equipment and to ensure product purity. We can manufacture strainers to the finest micron. We have a cost effective design that is used in applications where the flow is least interrupted. The strainer is installed in a pipeline to remove unnecessary solids from fluids or gases. […]

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Rio-Carb applies benefits of CrC to its pipe range

In addition to liner plates, wear specialist solutions provider Rio-Carb also manufactures a range of Chromium Carbide (CrC) internally hard-faced pipes, from 100 mm diameter and above. The pipes are available in two sizes: 10 mm (4 mm CrC on a 6 mm mild steel), and 12 mm (6 mm CrC on a 6 mm […]

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Bosch sets new benchmark in cordless-tool charging technology

Bosch has set a new benchmark in charging technology for cordless tools with its Wireless Charging System, based on inductive energy transfer. Bosch’s Wireless Charging System is user-friendly and boosts productivity, as the batteries stay in the tool and can be parked on the charging station during every work interruption in order to charge them. […]

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When bearings wear

It’s a fact of life that all bearings, even the most highly engineered, will eventually wear and require either repair or replacement. This article explores the options for engineers working in the paper and pulp industry.  Bearings are critical components that are used heavily in both pulping and paper production machines. Buried deep in the […]

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Particle counter delivers highly accurate indoor air quality measurements

Fluke, represented locally by The Comtest Group, has on offer the Fluke 985 Particle Counter, a rugged, highly accurate meter that measures airborne particles to troubleshoot and monitor indoor air quality (IAQ). The 985 is ideal for facility maintenance, HVAC and IAQ professionals to monitor cleanroom and conduct HVAC filter testing and IAQ commissioning and […]

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Single-source supply aids SPM for its total motion-control requirements

Internationally-recognised pulp fibre moulding machinery design and production specialist Southern Pulp Machinery (SPM) of Cape Town has increased both the number and scope of applications of SEW products significantly over the past 24 months. This has been driven by good export orders for existing and new models of the OEM’s pulp moulding machines and accompanying […]

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KOBOLD’s New Industrial Temperature Probe

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, is proud to introduce their new MMA range of industrial temperature probes, or insertion resistance thermometers (with/without transmitter).  The MMA is engineered using 316 stainless steel and incorporates high accuracy Pt100 resistance sensors with analogue output options. The MMA is delivered standard with M12 or DIN plug electrical connections, as […]

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First App for the South African plumbing industry

A leading manufacturer represented on the new APP PLUMBER from the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) is DPI Plastics, a producer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems. This is the first local plumbing App linked to both the Plumbing Industry Registration Board and Certificate of Compliance system, as […]

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Rockwell Automation & JB Switchgear Solutions Collaboration:

delivering cost-effective solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa industries In the last two years, Rockwell Automation sub-Saharan Africa and JB Switchgear Solutions have won many large contracts in the local and international industrial markets by supplying and serving various industries with the single-source supply of industrial automation information-enabled solutions alongside fully integrated and networked intelligent Motor Control […]

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Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp’s 2nd annual Oktoberfest

With Pyrotemp’s roots originating from Product Centre (PC) Wetzer, the temperature product centre in Bavaria, Germany. Pyrotemp South Africa decided to host an annual Oktoberfest to let their customers celebrate in their Bavarian heritage.  With Endress+Hauser having 2 companies based in South Africa, the original referred within the group as a Sales Centre (SC) and […]

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Cutting down harmful chemicals in coatings and repair composites

Polymeric materials manufacturer discusses their approach to hazardous substances Polymeric repair composites and protective coatings were almost unheard of when they entered the industrial repair and maintenance market, yet now industries have reached a point where the use of these materials is preferred to other traditional industrial practices. For many, they have overtaken repair methods […]

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Yokogawa’s Africa User’s Conference All About Reinventing Itself To Create Value

Yokogawa’s Africa User’s Conference 2016 took place at the end of October with resounding success expressed by both delegates attending the event and exhibitors participating in the Automation Exhibition. With the last User’s Conference taking place in 2012, Yokogawa South Africa believed the time was right to stage another 3 day event with the aim […]

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SKF offers new Lincoln PowerLuber grease gun

SKF announced the introduction of its Lincoln 12-volt, lithium-ion PowerLuber. Developed for quick, effortless application of lubricant, this grease tool is suitable for agricultural, automotive, construction, general maintenance and industrial applications. The 12-volt PowerLuber features a lithium-ion battery for maximum power and efficiency and delivers grease at up to 8,000 psi (551 bar). Its three-point […]

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Exhibitor Registration

Roadshows for 2017: The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Expo: 1 June 2017 (Invited: Fluor, DRA, AMEC Foster Wheeler and more…) Sasolburg: 20 July 2017 (Invited: Sasol, NATREF, Arcelormittal) Durban: 2 November 2017 (Invited: SAPREF, ENREF, MONDI & SAPPI) ——- Secunda: 15 March 2018  (Invited: Sasol, Local Mines, Matla & Kriel power stations)     […]

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EMERSON LAUNCHES NEW PLANTWEBTM DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

Pervasive SensingTM, Secure First MileTM, Connected Services and new software bring the most comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things Portfolio to industry Leveraging decades of digital automation expertise, Emerson today introduces the expanded Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of standards-based hardware, software, intelligent devices and services for securely implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) […]

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Engen and Supersport United raise breast cancer awareness in Cape Town

Engen and football partners SuperSport United, along with the PinkDrive organisation held a breast cancer awareness campaign at the Liberty Promenade Mall in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town on Saturday, 27 October 2016. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As early detection is critical to saving lives, free tests and education were conducted on-site. Men and […]

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DAF Trucks ease the load

Babcock’s Transport Solutions division is giving cutting-edge European engineering a distinctly African twist as they stock up on world-class DAF Trucks imported directly from the DAF factory in Netherlands, with adaptations to suit the local environment. Babcock has been the sole importer and distributor of DAF Trucks in southern Africa since 2011 and offers customers […]

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Band-It used for water-cooled furnace cables

A leader in the electrical engineering industry, Copper Cables & Connectors of Boksburg North, Gauteng uses Band-It Stainless Steel Giant Band & Buckles from Banding & ID Solutions Africa for water-cooled furnace cables. Established in 1990, the company specialises in the design, manufacture, and repair of water- and air-cooled furnace cables, water-cooled resistance welding cables, […]

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Congratulations to I-CAT Environmental Solutions

#DYK @Ecospecifier has given our dust suppression products global accreditation? To read more, click on: https://t.co/yRBtYP8hiz pic.twitter.com/n7iLhMrJek — ICAT Environmental (@ICATEnviro) October 25, 2016 STOCKPILE DUST SUPPRESSION SOLUTION LAUNCHED Stockpile dust suppression has been dramatically simplified with the I-CAT retractable stockpile dust ring (R-SDR) system, which efficiently addresses dust is­sues at conveyor discharge points. I-CAT technical manager, […]

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Elquip Solutions’ long-term relationship with IMET

…brings the very latest cutting-edge sawing solutions to South African industry In the world of fabrication or manufacturing, one of the first steps invariably involves cutting components from raw material. The faster, more efficiently and cost-effectively this can be done, the greater return-on-investment the product generates. Elquip Solutions, a leading local provider of global quality […]

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EMERSON TARGETS $1 TRILLION IN INDUSTRY LOSSES-

WITH OPERATIONAL CERTAINTY™ PROGRAM Emerson Helps Companies Improve Earnings as Much As 15 Percent and Achieve Top Quartile Performance As the oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and other manufacturing companies face mounting pressure to achieve improved financial results, Emerson today launched Operational Certainty™, a technology and engineering-based program designed to help industrial companies achieve top […]

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New Appointments

  A Big Welcome to the VEGA Family VEGA SA would like to welcome Denise Gopalan to our Internal Sales Department. She will be assisting our customers with quotations and order administration. VEGA Grieshaber KG is a world leader in the area of level and pressure measurement. This strong position was achieved through consistent, targeted […]

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Delba Electrical knocks it out of the park for a six!

 “Delba Electrical continues to remain the benchmark for how all electrical rewinder processes and operations should be managed,” says SKF’s Anton Theunissen, Manager – Distribution Development, Southern Africa, after awarding the electric motor solutions specialist its sixth recertification as a SKF Certified Electrical Rebuilder in September 2016.  Factors such as substandard motor repair and rebuild, stringent […]

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Pepperl+Fuchs joins forces with mobile explosion protection pioneer ecom instruments.

Mannheim, 24th October, 2016 – Pepperl + Fuchs, a globally leading company in explosion protection by intrinsic safety and in industrial sensors, today announced the takeover of ecom instruments GmbH, the world market leader for mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas. The company domiciled at Assamstadt/Germany achieved their position as technology leaders by developing explosion […]

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JoJo Tanks helps shape the future of water security in South Africa

An aging, overburdened water infrastructure that is becoming increasingly less reliable in providing water to homeowners combined with lower and more erratic rainfalls is forcing South Africa’s city dwellers to become more proactive in ensuring they maintain a constant water supply to their homes. JoJo Tanks is helping residents overcome these challenges with its range […]

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Engen and Work4You working together to help young adults with disabilities

Engen joined Work4You for their 10th Anniversary dinner on 22 October and to celebrate the petroleum company’s ongoing support for an NGO who are making an impact in an area of vital need. Since 2006, Cape-based Work4You has helped train 80 young adults with intellectual disabilities in order for them to gain relevant work experience, […]

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eDART AND AFRIVALVE JOIN FORCES-

TO SUPPLY FULL RANGE OF VALVES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT eDART, South Africa’s specialist slurry valve manufacturer and Afrivalve have joined forces in order to offer a greater range of valves suited to the mining, heavy industry, water and power industries. “We are better placed as a collective to service the valve requirements of these industries […]

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Machining

Manufacturing Kira Valves & Engineering manufactures’ a range of valves and products. We offer CNC (turning and milling) and conventional machining services. We can accommodate both production and jobbing orientated quantities. Our machining capabilities go well beyond valve spares and conventional items. Our Qualified Auto Cad technician possesses the ability to assist. Range of conventional […]

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RTS Africa Engineering: innovative desiccant dryer ensures consistent gas purity

In the business of industrial gas production, consistent product quality is an absolute requirement. To ensure this consistency is maintained, raw gas from production facilities is tapped off their main supply lines for analysis. However, this gas is often saturated with water, which hampers reliable analysis. Here RTS Africa Engineering, a Tshwane-based engineering solutions provider […]

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WearCheck filters save money

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, have now extended their fuels, lubricants, air and coolants (F.L.A.C) maintenance programme to include unique bypass filters, which minimise contaminants, thereby extending the life of the oil and fuel. The filters were initially trialled at a chrome mine on three GHH machines running air-cooled motors. Once proven effective, the filters were […]

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INTERNAL SALES/ ADMINISTRATOR

Salary BEE Status Age Area Notice Period Ref Number R18 000 White, Female 27 Kempton Park Immediately 26713 This candidate has experience doing Recruitment (Full function), Internal Sales, Customer Service, Quotations, Orders, Negotiations, Advertising, Ops Administration, Counter sales, Stock control, Hospitality. Industry: Recruitment & Labour , Retail Computer literate: MS Office, Pastel Qualification:  Matric, Diploma […]

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SKF launches resilient mount Vibracon kit at SMM 2016

SKF is using the SMM 2016 trade fair (Hamburg, 6-9 September) to introduce a new one-box kit version of its proven Vibracon technology for the quick, accurate and clean alignment and chocking of resilient mounts. SKF has introduced a new Vibracon kit for the clean and permanent alignment and chocking of resilient mounted equipment. Presented […]

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Yokogawa User’s Conference Africa

Yokogawa South Africa is a turnkey supplier of high performance, high quality process automation and field instrumentation systems, MIS/MES solutions and services. Our global network of 88 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.5 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Food & Beverage, […]

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Voith-CEO Lienhard:

“Pumped Storage Plants are the Backbone of the Energy Transition.” Pumped storage plants add the necessary flexibility to energy systems, in order to integrate renewable energies reliably The combination of storage system, reserve power and flexibility turn pumped storage plants into genuine “multi-function power stations” “Pumped storage plants are the backbone of the Energy Transition” […]

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First ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg given to Dr. Jef Beerten

Dr. Jef Beerten from KU Leuven, Belgium, receives a US $ 300,000 grant over the next three years for ongoing research at the forefront of energy technology. Dr. Jef Beerten, of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and EnergyVille, postdoctoral fellow of Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium, is the first recipient of the ABB […]

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Oil Well Fracture Pump Monitoring and Analysis Using LabVIEW and NI RIO Technology

“LabVIEW has made the software development side much quicker than our past experiences in C-based programming. What most C programmers take two years to do, we can accomplish in a couple of months. We can use that time savings to get to market quicker and capitalize on our competitors’ lag time.” – Robert Stewart, CEO, […]

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Yokogawa to Distribute CiDRA’s Line of SONARtrac® Flow and Entrained Air Measurement Systems in Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Korea

Yokogawa Electric Corporation and CiDRA Corporate Services Inc. announce that they have entered into a distributor agreement. Yokogawa will sell CiDRA’s SONARtrac® range of flowmeters in the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia; the Middle Eastern markets of Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; and […]

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Kenya government urges collaboration at upcoming oil and gas summit-

Delegates from 28 countries now confirmed to attend EAOGS 2016 In a letter signed by Principal Secretary Andrew N. Kamau, the Kenyan Ministry of Energy & Petroleum has urged “East African Ministries and National Oil Companies to engage with international and local investors to review and examine available opportunities across the region” at the East […]

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Rockwell Automation Expands Its Mobile Production Capabilities

with FactoryTalk Batch View Software New solution offers real-time interface to batch control for mobile-enabled workforce. Global producers that expect a modern batch experience can now improve employee collaboration and system interactions that have traditionally been difficult to achieve. The new FactoryTalk Batch View software from Rockwell Automation addresses this demand, offering an intuitive and […]

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Proudly 100% South African owned manufacturer

World Power Products World Power Products continues its proud 53 year heritage as a 100% South African owned manufacturer of industry leading high-precision, custom-designed sheet metal products as well as a wide range of in-house designed, standard off-the-shelf products manufactured locally to world-class quality. The local sheet metal manufacturer boasts extensive design, fabrication and finishing […]

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magnet electrical projects thermal-imaging-reduced-downtime-improved-safety

Magnet’s newly established division – Magnet Electrical Projects – offers a critical service to all industries in the electrical and instrumentation sectors, including solutions for hazardous environments. “Although the Magnet Group has provided a service to support electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation throughout the country for over 20 years, increased demand for expert solutions […]

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KRIEL MAKES MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN LAND REHABILITATION

Our rehabilitation specialists at Kriel Colliery continue to raise the bar in demonstrating what can be achieved on carefully rehabilitated land disturbed by opencast mining.  One of the so called ‘glass ceilings’ currently being challenged is the generation of cash crops on previously mined land, which many believe is at best marginal and at worst […]

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Tanzania:

Ministry urged to speed up Tanzanian’s Liquefied Natural Gas project Tanzania President John Magufuli has directed the Ministry of Energy and Minerals to speed up the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas project in Lindi Region. The plant project will cost US$30bn. Speaking at State House in Dar es Salaam after he was handed the […]

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It all comes together: Leveraging the Connected Mine

A revealing yet surprising statistic that emerged during a recent presentation with one of our technology partners is that less than 1% of all data generated by devices within the industrial space is actually used. There’s a feeling, or perhaps inherent fear, among industrial operators that the step to Industry 4.0 requires large-scale overhaul of […]

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LINDOFLAMM from Afrox for optimal heating applications

Whether preheating, postheating, flame straightening, flame hardening, flame brazing, fusing or hot forming, LINDOFLAMM flame solutions from Afrox ensure optimum performance at the lowest processing costs for precision manufacturing processes. LINDOFLAMM is a range of innovative preheating, flame straightening and heat-treatment solutions that provide optimal heat transfer for the workpiece, reducing gas consumption, improving productivity […]

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I-CAT extends its service offering with training solutions

Leading environmental solutions company I-CAT is in the process of extending its existing services further to include training solutions. The company has established a dedicated training facility at its Pretoria premises. A ground-floor training room accommodates 30 delegates, who are able to network or work further in a first-floor ‘chill area’ that includes a laptop […]

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ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions

Welcome to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is the amalgamation of thyssenkrupp Resource Technologies (created by the merger of thyssenkrupp Materials Handling & thyssenkrupp Polysius) and thyssenkrupp Uhde. Every company in itself a global player, we combine our plant engineering and construction expertise in the business units Process Technologies and Resource Technologies, […]

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PACKO HYGIENIC CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

Packo pumps perform better in many ways than the pumps of our competitors, due to its unique design, choice of materials and a high level of finishing. Together with our knowledge of the market, the Packo pumps make a true difference for our customers on food safety, electricity costs, easy maintenance and optimization of production […]

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Vital Engineering ensures no ‘slipping up’ when it comes to water industry safety

Vital Engineering is the forerunner when it comes to the provision of precision-made, quality steel and fibreglass gratings and hand railing products to many sectors, including the water and waste-water treatment industry. Due to the operational nature of these plants, it is essential that non-corrosive and non-slip products are used to maximise safety in wet […]

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Verder Verder Pumps South Africa

THE VERDER GROUP The Verder Group comprises Verder Liquids and Verder Scientific, specialising in products and services for fluid handling and laboratories respectively. The story of the Verder Group began in 1959 by Andre Verder who established a business supplying industrial and laboratory products. Andre listened to his customer’s needs and provided well-made and innovative […]

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Latest Assembly Islands optimise assembly processes

SEW-EURODRIVE has made a significant investment in installing Assembly Islands in its Johannesburg manufacturing facility to reduce turnaround time from order to dispatch of high-volume products such as motors and gearboxes. The new Assembly Islands reduce waste dramatically, as well as assembly errors, thereby boosting product quality significantly. The project was coordinated and implemented by […]

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Krohne

KROHNE, a world leader in the supply of Process Control and Industrial Instrumentation has been present in South Africa since 1967. KROHNE South Africa has established its brand as one that is associated with reliability, efficiency and effectiveness. The sectors served by KROHNE comprise the mining, petrochemical, food and beverage, water and wastewater, power generation […]

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VEGA CONTROLS SA

About VEGA Level and pressure instrumentation for the process industry Production processes are becoming ever more complex. So it’s really important that the measurement technology used to control and monitor the processes is all the more understandable and intuitive. VEGA has set itself the goal of developing innovative measurement technology that is easy to install […]

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NEW Small Tank Mixing Animation

Established in 1949, Monitor Engineering have been supplying and servicing pumps and allied equipment to Industry, Mining & Municipal markets for over 45 years. We are the sole Southern African agents for: Hydra-Cell since 1974 Vaughan since 1997 Rotamix since 2005 Seoca since 2007 Läckeby Products since 2012 Ramparts since 2013 ConPura since 2013 Liberty […]

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bmg dinamic oil hyper gearboxes & electronic load detection

BMG’s extensive range of drives and motors encompasses newly launched products from Dinamic Oil, leading manufacturers of hoisting winches and planetary gearboxes. New to the range are Dinamic Oil high performance HyPer gearboxes and an electronic load detection system for precise control and enhanced safety. “HyPer gearboxes combine Dinamic Oil’s GB series gearboxes with the […]

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EMERSON ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE UK-BASED PERMASENSE LIMITED

Acquisition continues Emerson’s focus on investing in businesses with market growth potential; adds non-intrusive wireless corrosion monitoring to Pervasive Sensing™ strategies portfolio Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has agreed to acquire UK-based Permasense Limited, a leading provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for the offshore and onshore oil production, refining, chemical, power, pipelines, metals […]

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vert energy powerex electra mining success

Vert Energy’s stand at the Powerex show at this year’s Electra Mining exhibition, highlighted the company’s commitment to providing dependable power to companies, even those in the most remote regions of Africa. “Vert Energy’s solutions service to the genset manufacturing sector, encompasses an extensive range of reliable electric power generation (EPG) components, which is enhanced […]

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Rockwell Automation Webinars

It’s never too late to learn something new. Download these free #webinars on-demand for top industry insights http://roksocial.com/gI3M  We have many upcoming webinars being scheduled across various industries which will help you learn how to streamline your manufacturing processes, increase productivity and much more. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. In the […]

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Lubrication solution for China Star bullet-train project

A lubrication solution from Royal Purple, distributed exclusively in South Africa by wear-control specialist Filter Focus, has been specified for the flagship China Star bullet train project. The China Star project, which aims to develop China’s own bullet-train technology, was inaugurated in 2001 by the State Development Planning Commission and Ministry of Railways, in conjunction […]

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Extending the life of pumps and fans

Optimising the lifetime of a pump or fan can be assured through upgrading, and the use of monitoring techniques, says Lars Kahlman, Senior Application Specialist at SKF.  Pumps and fans are the foot soldiers of the process industry, but their quiet dedication means they are often ignored. This is done at the operator’s peril, because […]

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Bosch Power Tools SA helps empower Vrygrond community

Bosch Power Tools South Africa is assisting the Vrygrond community outside Muizenberg in Cape Town by donating a range of power tools to equip a proposed workshop at Butterfly Way Educare for Vuyolwethu, a non-profit organisation based in the area. Vrygrond is reputedly the oldest informal settlement in South Africa. Originally a settlement of fisher […]

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Partnership with South African Oil & Gas Alliance for AOP 2017

Africa Oil & Power has signed a partnership with the South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) to collaborate on the upcoming Africa Oil & Power conference, to be hosted June 5-7, 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. SAOGA will lend its considerable expertise on the South African and regional oil and gas […]

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New ARC Research Explores Latest Market Dynamics for Distributed Control Systems

ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis and associated research on the worldwide market for distributed control systems (DCS).  This ARC market research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the distributed control systems market.  This new research is based […]

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Rockwell Automation acquires MAVERICK Technologies

Rockwell Automation has acquired leading systems integrator MAVERICK Technologies to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries, such as chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas. The acquisition significantly strengthens Rockwell Automation’s expertise in key process and batch applications to help its customers realize greater productivity […]

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Engen partners with Plastics SA to meet its environmental stewardship goals

As partners to Plastics SA Clean-Up & Recycle SA, Engen was recently invited to attend a beach clean-up on Robben Island. Engen, who are a supplier of polymer material to the plastics industry, along with 140 volunteers and partners assembled at the Nelson Mandela Gateway early on Saturday, 17 September and joined other project partners, […]

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Leading lubricant for reaming, tapping and drilling operations

ROCOL RTD, the world’s leading hand-applied lubricant for reaming, tapping and drilling operations, is distributed locally by Bearings International (BI). Available in both liquid and spray formulations, the range contains technically-advanced extreme-pressure additives that reduce friction at the cutting edge. “This means that ROCOL RTD extends tool life as well as promoting a superior surface […]

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African Petrochemicals Sept/Oct 2016

Our Advertisers: KIRA VALVES & ENGINEERING KROHNE SA PROCESS VACUUM SKYRIDERS INDUSTRIAL ROPE ACCESS  INSTROTECH THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS SA HELUKABEL SA ABB SA A.HAK INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIFTOMATIC MATERIAL HANDLING VALVE & AUTOMATION  SPEROSENS WIKA INSTRUMENTS KANSAI PLASCON AMRC 2016 MESA INTERNATIONAL MSA AFRICA  

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Growing trend for HDPE pipe solutions

One-stop fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon is experiencing a growing trend towards High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions. This is giving the company a welcome boost in the water infrastructure segment, which presents a major growth opportunity at present. “South Africa has an ageing water infrastructure network requiring serious government intervention and investment,” Incledon CMO Kelly […]

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Building highways for power

Building ‘highways’ for power is keeping Babcock at the fore of power transmission as its powerlines manufacturing facility reaches full single shift production capacity, a position that the company expects to continue for the remainder of 2016 and into next year. This follows a long-term strategy introduced by the organisation four years ago to reposition […]

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Sasol completes first-ever onshore 3-D seismic campaign in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique – Sasol recently announced the completion of the first-ever 3-D onshore seismic programme in Mozambique. This involved the acquisition of 115 square kilometres (km2) of data in the Inhassoro field, which is part of the onshore Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) licence area. To be developed in phases, the first phase of the PSA […]

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SKF ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable companies

For the 17th year in a row, SKF has been listed as one of the most sustainable companies by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The Group’s performance within supply chain management and overall environmental management programme once again ranked highly in the survey. Rob Jenkinson, Director, Corporate Sustainability, says, “Our long-running inclusion in […]

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Pyrotemp Oktoberfest

African Petrochemicals joined Endress+Hauser for their Pyrotemp Oktoberfest, 7–9 Rotterdam Road, Benoni, GP, 1501, South Africa. A powerful culture Learn more about our unique values and principles Family-owned businesses are different – and we are a typical family-owned business. We rely on robust values and follow clear principles. This attitude has grown into a very special […]

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Skyriders powers up inspection and maintenance at Eskom

Skyriders has had a permanent rope access maintenance and inspection team at a large Eskom power station near Ogies in Mpumalanga for 12 years. The rope-access specialist has assisted the electricity utility with various tasks such as internal boiler inspections, PF pipe inspections, coal bunkers, terrace bins, precipitator hoppers and ducting, Marketing Manager Mike Zinn […]

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LAPSSET CEO to deliver update on East Africa’s largest infrastructure project at EAOGS 2016

In the upcoming East Africa Oil & Gas Summit (EAOGS), the region’s largest oil and gas conference and exhibition, Mr. Silvester Kasuku, Director General and CEO of Lapsset Corridor Development Authority, will deliver a detailed update on the project during a 30-minute speech on day one of EAOGS on 16 November. “We are delighted to […]

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Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp Oktoberfest 2016

African Petrochemicals is pleased to join the 2nd annual Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp Oktoberfest this afternoon. Joining in on their exciting virtual tour experience. Here are some of the pics taken at the event, For further information, please visit www.za.endress.com

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Rio-Carb achieves ISO 9001 Quality Assurance accreditation

Rio-Carb has achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance accreditation as part of an ongoing process to promote best practice at the wear-solutions specialist. A leading manufacturer of wear-resistant Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries, Rio-Carb embarked on the accreditation process in order to boost its […]

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Safety high on Richardson’s priority list

Rob Richardson, Air Products South Africa’s newly appointed Managing Director, has placed safety high on his list of priorities as the leader of this company that is known for receiving various safety accolades annually. L – R: Gift Ratshilumela (Fill Operator), Trust Mwatsiya (General Dutyman), Leon Maluleke (Foreman), Sizwe Nkonde (GM Packaged Gases), Adri Bezuidenhoudt […]

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Industrial IoT Improves Gas Safety at Marathon Petroleum

Much has been talked and written about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) due to the great promise it holds for the industrial community and its potential to disrupt traditional operations and business practices. The IIoT has moved beyond the conceptual, “blue sky” stage; ARC Advisory Group is starting to see numerous products, solutions, and […]

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BMG- kzn regional service centre

BMG has recently opened a regional service centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley, one of Durban’s rapidly growing industrial hubs. “The consolidation of BMG’s KwaZulu-Natal workshop facilities and field services into a centralised hub, enhances the company’s service to a diverse customer base throughout the region,” says Donovan Scott, general manager for BMG’s KwaZulu-Natal’s Regional Service […]

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Yokogawa Releases YTA610 Temperature Transmitter

– Mid-range model with the same dual-compartment housing used in high-end models – Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release the YTA610 temperature transmitter on October 3. Although the YTA610 is a mid-range model, it has the same dual-compartment housing for the transmitter terminal block and electronics that is used with the company’s high-end […]

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Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of ProSafe®-

RS Safety Instrumented System–Supporting our customers’ efforts to improve functional safety management– Johannesburg, South Africa – 3 October 2016 – Yokogawa announces the release of ProSafe®-RS R4.02.00. With this latest release of the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system, a number of functional safety management (FSM) related functions have been added to the Automation Design Suite (AD […]

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Registration Opens for the 25th Automation Fair Event

Registration is now open for the 25th Automation Fair event hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork program. Manufacturers and producers across the globe can see the latest products, services and solutions that help enable a Connected Enterprise at this year’s event, being held at the Georgia World Congress Center on November 9 […]

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Babcock delivers plant services for strategic pipeline project

Babcock’s commitment to delivering trusted engineering support services to industry saw their plant services division assisting Transnet in successfully completing one of the country’s most ambitious engineering and construction projects to date. Babcock supplied mobile cranes and other mechanical construction equipment to four of the main contractors working on Transnet’s New Multi-Purpose Product Pipeline (NMPP). […]

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First Cut: 60th Anniversary Media Event

Keynote speech by Ian McCrystal, CEO As we’ve looked back over our first 60 years, at the stories, the people, at our innovations and evolutions, at the ups and the downs, and at all the challenges and opportunities we’ve faced in our business environment, there’s a phrase that keeps popping up in our journey from […]

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First Cut: A cut above the rest for 60 years- and a laser-sharp vision for the future

60 seconds make up a minute and 60 minutes an hour. One might ask what 60 years would comprise. To First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of capital equipment, cutting consumables and precision measuring tools to a broad range of industry sectors – from metal and fabrication to meat and maritime – […]

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SAIMC Tshwane / Pretoria- Branch Announcement

The branch committee is proud to report that after only one year in existence, our branch has reached bronze status nationally which not only has earned us R5000-00 in prize money but also placed us firmly on the map with our peers from the other regions as a branch to be taken note off. Well […]

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Legrand Marina fibreglass re-inforced polyester cabinets for electrical components

Legrand’s range of fibreglass reinforced polyester Marina cabinets, have been designed for use in any environment, but these units are particularly well suited for severe corrosive environments, including petrochemical, mining, general engineering and marine industries. Marina enclosures are designed for maximum safety and the ordered arrangement and optimum protection of electrical components like terminal blocks, […]

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PLUG VALVE FOR DOUBLE BLOCK & BLEED & INSPECTION-SERVICE

Type DBI The AZ-Armaturen double block and bleed valve is a plug valve with two independent sealing areas which provide a tight seal against pressure from both ends of the valve. Additionally, the cavity between the sealing areas can be vented/bleeded (DBI Type A) in order to recognise a leakage on one sealing immediately. The […]

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Singularly useful

GEMÜ, the valve specialist based in Ingelfingen, is expanding its single-use range. GEMÜ, the valve specialist based in Ingelfingen, has developed the world’s first controllable single-use diaphragm valve, the GEMÜ SUMONDO. The product range now comprises a manually operated version alongside a pneumatically operated solution. Single-use design is increasingly being used particularly in the manufacture […]

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THIS MONTHS TOP RECRUITS (OBJECTIVE PERSONNEL)

Sales & Marketing Sales Operations Manager   Salary BEE Status Age Area Notice Period Ref Number R30 000 White, Male 56 Alberton 30 Days 33041 This candidate has experience in technical sales, sales operations, planning, co-ordinating strategies, budgets, maintenance, quality experience, mining, called on engineering industries in East Rand, Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Free State, Carletonville, Anglo […]

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Engen Colesberg 1-Stop an Oasis in the Karoo

Engen Colesberg 1-Stop officially opened to the public on 30 September 2016 after months of extensive upgrades. The site offers customers passing through the Karoo town a world-class destination to visit with a diverse range of convenience offerings, including: QuickShop, deli area, Butcher’s Best Biltong Bar, Corner Bakery, Wimpy, Debonairs, and Pure Water on Tap […]

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BMG- Appointment announcements

BMG – part of the engineering consumables segment of Invicta Holdings Limited – has made the following appointments:   For further information Riaan le Roux, Marketing Manager, BMG – Bearing Man Group Telephone (011) 620 1500 Email: riaanl@bmgworld.net Web: www.bmgworld.net

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Demag solution increases throughput at Egyptian automotive plant

Demag Port Elizabeth has supplied its unique Demag Mono-Rail System (DMS) to a motor vehicle manufacturer in Egypt. DMS is an Electrified Aluminium Mono Rail System suited for high cycle times, increased accuracy, complex automation and low-maintenance applications. Demag had certain criteria to meet, such as increasing cycle times, explains Project Engineer and Technical Sales […]

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WorleyParsons Oman and South Africa

Secure EPCM contract for Oman Antimony Roaster Strategic Precious Metals Processing (SPMP) has contracted WorleyParsons Oman Engineering, with support from WorleyParsons RSA, to execute the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for the world’s first world’s first major antimony roaster outside of China in decades, designed to modern environmental standards. The Oman Antimony Roaster (OAR) […]

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For high pressures in limited space:

NETZSCH shows Multiple Screw Pumps on the Tank Storage Exhibition in Hamburg NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH supplements its portfolio of progressing cavity pumps and rotary lobe pumps by three model series of compact multi screw pumps: the NOTOS® two, three and four-spindle pumps. Depending on the type, they are suitable for lubrication and non-lubricating […]

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legrand-xl3 power distribution enclosures new iec standards

Legrand’s range of XL³ modular power distribution enclosures complies with international IEC 61439 standards that have replaced the previous edition of IEC 60439. “The certification of enclosures is defined by IEC 61439-1 and IEC 61439-2 for power switchgear and controlgear assemblies. This accreditation formulates the definitions, operating conditions, structural provisions, technical characteristics and tests for […]

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BLT- MDS-trommels & apron feeders

BLT’s range of MDS trommel screens and apron feeders includes the recently launched M412 trommel, which offers cost effective solutions for smaller production requirements in mineral processing and recycling applications. “This lightweight machine, with a compact design, is able to efficiently handle various materials – from compost recycling to blasted rock,” says Ken Mouritzen, managing […]

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ARC Advisory Group Announces New Flowmeter Market Research

ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis research on flowmeters.  This ARC market research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global and regional forecasts for the flowmeter market.  This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive […]

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DPI Plastics to sponsor inaugural AMWN Conference in 2017

DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) Conference in 2017 as its lead Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. A leading manufacturer of PVC and HDPE water reticulation and drainage pipe and fitting systems, DPI Plastics is a key supporter of AMWN’s activities related to reducing marine waste and debris threatening South […]

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Easy-to-install clamp-on ultrasound flowmeters

The WD series of clamp-on ultrasound flowmeters from FLEXIM, available locally from Actum Industrial, can be installed single-handedly without the need for lifting or cutting tools. The installation of conventional flow meters, such as magnetic inductive meters, can be a cumbersome and cost-intensive process. The heavy weight necessitates lifting equipment and therefore additional workers during […]

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Valve Refurbishment- Kira Valves & Engineering

Kira Valves & Engineering are fully equipped to repair and refurbish most makes, types and sizes of valves using skills and experience attained over many years. Our premises consist of a valve refurbishing facility which comprises of stripping, sandblasting, machining, welding, assembly, testing and spraying services. Valves are returned to the original state by applying […]

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DIESEL GENSET TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS CLEAN-POWER DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Research studies have shown that industrial activity is directly related to the demand for electric motors and back-up power through diesel generators for operational support. The most prevalent end-use applications for generators include: industrial plants, manufacturing, construction, chemical applications, petrochemicals, agriculture, automotive, mining, oil and natural gas, telecommunications and healthcare. Responses to climate change and […]

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Introducing TSHR- our new partner for combustion analysis

United Scientific (Pty) Ltd is a leading partner distributor for globally-renowned manufacturers of Laboratory and Analytical Equipment, used for Research & Development, in University laboratories and across numerous industries, including Industrial, Chemical, Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Mining, Materials Testing, Medical, Pharmaceutical, and related industries within the Southern Hemisphere. United Scientific (Pty) Ltd is pleased to […]

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Engen sponsors new classrooms and a Science Lab for Castle Bridge School

Children of Castle Bridge School in Bloemfontein will soon reap the benefits of learning in a modern science lab and newly renovated classrooms following a donation by Engen and the owners of the Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop. Engen, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has invested R360 000 in a project […]

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ARC Announces New Industrial Cybersecurity Network Security Solutions

Market Research- ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis research on Industrial Cybersecurity Network Security Solutions. This ARC Advisory Group research report provides a concise analysis of the industrial cybersecurity market for network security solutions. It includes quantitative information on market size and growth across various regions, industries, and product categories. It also […]

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Fibertex SA to participate at Westcon 2016

Fibertex South Africa, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of geosynthetic products, will be participating at the Institute of Waste Management’s (IWM) Wastecon 2016 conference to be held at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, between 17 and 21 October. “On display this year will be the company’s extensive range of geosynthetic construction materials used in the […]

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Health & Safety are key drivers for logistics provider

Cargo Carriers encourages health and safety excellence- Cargo Carriers, South Africa’s premium transportation, logistics and supply chain service provider, ensures the health and safety of its employees and customers is nurtured and well managed. It forms part of the Accountability value so passionately enshrined by founder Des Bolton way back in 1956. This still holds […]

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Yokogawa Receives SICE Award

Johannesburg – 26 September 2016 – Yokogawa announces that it has received a Technology Award from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)*1 for its achievements in the development of industrial wireless technology. The award was presented on September 22. Encouraged by this, Yokogawa will continue working to develop and popularize industrial wireless technology. […]

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Conceptainer New Launch- New Marken range

Conceptainer, specialists in the custom design and manufacture of packaging systems, has launched a new label holder for attaching control documentation to bins, crates and racking in diverse industries. “The new Marken range of pouch-less label holders – a reliable and cost-efficient method of attaching documentation to the packaging of automotive components – is designed […]

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Grinders to deliver fast removal of the toughest material

Tough applications such as grinding welding seams, cutting pipe edges, polishing metal surfaces and removing rust can be done in the quickest time with the Bosch GGS range of professional grinding tools. Bosch Power Tools SA senior brand manager Campbell Mhodi explains that the GGS 18 H and the GGS 8 SH deliver high performance, […]

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ARC Advisory Group Announces New Engineering Design Tools

For Plants and Infrastructure Market Research- ARC Advisory Group has just completed fresh market analysis research on Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure. This ARC market research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global/regional forecasts for the engineering design tools market. […]

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Rockwell Automation Outlines Steps for Achieving a Connected Mine

Connectivity and information sharing can improve business performance and reduce risk. The volatile commodities markets are forcing many mining operators to pursue solutions that maximise yield recoveries and improve operational efficiencies. Mining companies also face a growing skills shortage, driving the need to incorporate new systems and technologies for greater connectivity and improved information sharing […]

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SA lubricant market gets the Royal Purple treatment from Filter Focus

Leading wear-control specialist Filter Focus launched the Royal Purple premier lubricant brand into the South African market at a Speed Week media event in August, held at The Rock Raceway in Benoni, Gauteng. Manufactured in the US by Calumet Specialty Products, Royal Purple has a full range of lubricants for all industrial, commercial, automotive and […]

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BMG fasteners tools & equipment

BMG’s extensive range of fasteners, tools and related equipment is used to enhance reliability of equipment in diverse sectors, including light, medium and heavy industries, pulp and paper, construction, original equipment manufacturers and agriculture. “BMG’s portfolio of over 15 000 locally manufactured and imported fastener stock items are available in a variety of grades, materials […]

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Tellap pallet free packaging system powders & bulk solids

A critical issue facing manufacturers of powders and bulk solid materials globally is the need for a safe, reliable and efficient packaging and transport system. “It’s important in the handling of powders and bulk solids that waste is minimised and the highest level of product safety of goods being transported is maintained,” says Ken Mouritzen, […]

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Equatorial Guinea Government

Welcomes Participation in Oil and Gas Licensing Round   Equatorial Guinea Government Welcomes Participation in Oil and Gas Licensing Round Representatives of the Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, including His Excellency Minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, present the EG Ronda 2016 licensing round in Singapore. Singapore, September 21, 2016 – A delegation […]

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Engen Tanzania pledges support for disaster recovery

Following the devastation caused by an earthquake in Tanzania on 10 September, Engen has pledged Tshs.10 Million in a show of support. The donation was made in response to a call for help from government for funds to drive a disaster recovery project. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake which struck the Kagera region in the Northern […]

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SASOL HITS RECORD PRODUCTION VOLUMES AT SYNFUELS OPERATIONS

NORMALISED CHEMICALS SALES VOLUMES UP- Solid operational performance across most of the value chain Record production volumes at Secunda Synfuels Operations Normalised sales volumes Performance Chemicals up 1,8%, Base Chemicals down 2,6% Liquid fuels remained flat, 2% up on market guidance Business Performance Enhancement Programme delivered Sustainable actual cost savings of R4,5bn Updated target exit […]

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Electrical Explosion Protection Equipment

Safe installing, controlling and monitoring in hazardous areas by means of types of explosion protection Ex d, Ex e and Ex p For more than 60 years is Pepperl+Fuchs world-wide well-known for high-quality products for explosion protection. Especially with the type of explosion protection ‚Intrinsic safety‘ Ex i and its advancement ‚DART‘ the company is […]

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Rockwell Automation to Feature Solutions

For Optimizing Mining Operations at MINExpo International 2016 Featured “Connected Mine” technology to illustrate mobility and networking solutions to connect people, processes and technology MILWAUKEE — Rockwell Automation will showcase solutions and services designed to help mining companies improve business performance, increase yield and reduce safety risks at MINExpo International 2016 in Las Vegas, Sept. […]

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New training courses for service and maintenance personnel

As of autumn 2016, the GEMÜ training team will be offering training that covers additional areas with regard to servicing. GEMÜ, the valve specialist based in Ingelfingen, has released a new training calendar that includes numerous cost-effective service training courses (which can be held in various locations) focusing on maintenance and servicing for additional product […]

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PLICSCOM now with optional Bluetooth!

The innovative PLICSCOM display and adjustment module is mounted directly on the sensor for measured value indication, adjustment and diagnostics. This new optional Bluetooth feature allows any transmitter to be adjusted wirelessly from a distance of approximately 25 meters. Ideal for use on high tanks or inaccessible areas Convenient, safe sensor adjustment, even in bad […]

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MSA Africa invests R1.5 million in aftermarket service centre network

MSA Africa, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, supplements its total solutions approach with a comprehensive aftersales and technical support service. Based at its Johannesburg premises, MSA Africa’s main aftersales service centre offers in-house maintenance or repair work on its full range of safety equipment, along with technical support, […]

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High-efficiency evaporation system for mine wastewater

A cost-efficient and highly effective water evaporation system for mine wastewater has been developed by I-CAT Water Solutions. After identifying the need for an environmentally-safe evaporation system to reduce excess wastewater at mines, I-CAT Water Solutions developed the I-VAP 500 Evaporation Cannon, which is capable of handling 500 m3 per 12-hour day. The evaporation rate […]

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Kobold’s MAN-U Pressure Gauge

UNDER HIGH PRESSURE- KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer to industry the type MAN-U diaphragm differential pressure gauges – specifically designed to be both cost-efficient and flexible. The instruments, used to check filter obstructions, pressure drops, flow rate differences, level measurements and generally the difference between two pressures of equal or different circuits, […]

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Omron products and solutions for the food and beverage industry

Displayed at fdt Africa 2016- Robotics, motion control, vision and panel solution products from Omron were displayed at the food and drink technology (fdt) Africa 2016 exhibition from 14 to 15 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Organised by Messe München (MMG) and its subsidiary Messe München South Africa, fdt Africa 2016 is […]

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Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)- New Appointments

Dr. Mlu Ganto has been appointed Head: Regulatory Affairs at the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) with effect from 1 August 2016. Ganto holds a doctorate in chemistry, and his previous positions include that of candidate attorney at Adams & Adams Patents Department, researcher at the CSIR Biosciences Unit and post-doctoral research fellow at […]

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GE Africa Digital Day

African Petrochemicals joined GE South Africa to learn more about “The role of Digital Transformation in Africa” Africa faces a “bold revolution,” in which some of our biggest challenges can become unique opportunities. As global leaders met at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the focus was on how the Fourth Industrial Revolution can deliver jobs […]

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Vert Energy power generation solutions hydro power industry

Vert Energy offers a complete power generation solutions service to diverse sectors, including mining, marine, telecommunications, agriculture, municipalities, general industry and critical power applications. “The company’s solutions service to genset manufacturers and electro-mechanical power transmission industries is geared to ensuring a dependable supply of electricity production throughout Africa,” says Vert Energy’s managing director, Grant Robertson. […]

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Stay Cool in Flow Monitoring

Calorimetric Electronic Flow monitor for Air Nowadays, almost all air conditioning, conveying or exhausting systems need monitoring of gas flow. Gas flow monitors are required to have high reliability and minimal pressure loss.  KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer to all users, an optimal solution with the flow monitor of the KAL-L series. […]

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Predictive Maintenance with Wireless Fluke Connect® Tools

Keeping electrical workers out of harm’s way Non-contact tools increase electrical safety It’s the foundation of any electrical safety program: limiting the exposure of workers to the electrical hazards of shock and arc flash. Using test leads and clamps to probe inside a live panel when troubleshooting and performing routine maintenance always exposes workers to […]

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Reduce downtime

Find leakage currents without taking equipment offline Fluke, represented locally by Comtest, has launched the Fluke 368 & 369 true-RMS leakage current clamp meters that help users detect, document, record and compare leakage current readings over time as a means of preventing unplanned downtime, and identifying intermittent GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and RCD (Residual […]

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Helukabel – Cable & Wire

The HELUKABEL company Manufacturer and supplier of cables, wires & cables accessories Research & Development Cables & Wires – made in Germany We develop optimum cable solutions for our customers. The main focus of our products is on mobile use with a high level of vertical integration. Our customers expect extreme resistance to chemical, electrical […]

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Components for solar power include Schneider inverter charger systems

Magnet’s extensive portfolio of components for solar power systems includes Schneider ConextTM SW inverter/charger systems, which offer reliable solutions for community electrification, residential back up power and off-grid solar power applications. “This pure sine wave solar hybrid inverter/charger system has been designed for optimum flexibility, with switchable 50/60 Hz frequencies available for 120/240 VAC and […]

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BMG & Eaton sign a Master distribution agreement

BMG and Eaton have strengthened their partnership by signing a master distribution agreement, where BMG will supply and support Eaton’s globally respected Winner brand of hose and hose fittings in Sub-Saharan Africa. “This distribution agreement consolidates Eaton’s position locally and in neighbouring countries, by improving accessibility to Eaton products and also extends BMG’s engineering solutions […]

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Recent new appointments at Yokogawa South Africa

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Yokogawa Celebrates Their New Workspace In The Western Cape Region

Cape Town – 19 September 2016 – Yokogawa South Africa celebrated the official opening of their Cape Town workspace earlier this month with 29 VIP customers at their new premises in Tygervalley. Yokogawa has been active in the Western Cape Region of South Africa for over 25 years and wanted to firmly plant roots in […]

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Gedore Tools

Widest Range Of Gedore Tools. Visit Us & Find Your Gedore Tools The Leading supplier of hand tools in South Africa Gedore South Africa is the leading supplier of hand tools to the South African industrial sector and maintains this position by always supplying superior quality tools to its designated markets. Gedore South Africa also […]

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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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Legrand launches new DLP-S ECO trunking

Legrand SA has extended its range of DLP trunking to now include the DLP-S ECO snap-on series, with new features for quick installation, flexibility and ease of use. “Legrand keeps abreast with global electrical and digital trends in residential and commercial buildings, with the introduction locally of the latest products and systems,” says Marius Labuschagne, […]

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Magnet energy hot water & wet services

Magnet Energy’s hot water and wet services contracting division offers customised turnkey solutions to ensure energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and domestic sectors. “Magnet’s hot water and wet services include the design, supply, installation and commissioning of centralised hot water systems, which are built to the highest quality, reliability and safety standards,” says Magnet’s divisional […]

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Latest safety products underscore total solutions approach

MSA Africa used Electra Mining Africa 2016 as a platform to display a range of new products and technologies as part of its total solutions approach. A leading global manufacturer and distributor of safety solutions, MSA Africa will focus on innovative technology at this year’s Electra Mining Africa, comments Product Marketing Manager Suraksha Mohun. “Our […]

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Engen Refinery to undergo planned routine maintenance

Engen Refinery, South Africa’s second largest oil refinery, is set to undergo planned maintenance. Starting on 19 September 2016, this scheduled activity forms part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance programme and will run for 21 days. Jehan Zaib, General Manager of the Engen Refinery, explains that routine planned maintenance is essential for the safe and […]

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DRN asynchronous motor series sets new benchmark

DRN asynchronous motor series sets new benchmark for IE3 compliance in Africa- SEW-EURODRIVE is setting a new benchmark in the local electric motor industry with the introduction of its IE3 compliant DRN series of asynchronous motors. Stricter international regulations have meant that, as of the beginning of last year, all two-, four- and six-pole asynchronous […]

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LTP-B Eco drive for advanced fan, pump control in the HVAC sector

The new LTP-B Eco drive from SEW-EURODRIVE is a perfect solution for building designers looking to optimise fan and pump performance in HVAC applications. The new LTP-B Eco HVAC drive is a clear example of SEW-EURODRIVE responding to specific customer requirements. “While we do have general-purpose units for fans, pumps and even conveyors, we have […]

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Kira Valves & Engineering

A Black Woman Empowered & BBBEE Level 1 Company, was established in 2005. We have been providing 10 years of market-leading products, services & solutions for the most challenging applications and have succeeded in supporting our clients to keep their maintenance costs to a minimum. Kira Valves comprises of a highly motivated team of 33 personnel, […]

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X-series Agitator

X-series Agitator with integrated Extended Bearing Distance boosts efficiencies in minerals processing The X-series Agitator with integrated Extended Bearing Distance (EBD) from SEW-EURODRIVE represents the latest iteration of the well-known X-series, designed specifically for mixing applications such as minerals processing. Responding specifically to customer requirements, the new X-series Agitator features an integrated Extended Bearing Distance (EBD). […]

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legrand-tx3-circuit-breakers-effective-protection

Legrand’s extensive portfolio of miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) offers solutions for efficient protection, enhanced safety and continuity of service in commercial, industrial and domestic applications. New to this range is the TX³ series, designed for safe installation and maximum protection of people and property in modern commercial and residential installations. “Legrand’s modular products are continually […]

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WearCheck expands further into Southern Africa

South Africa-based condition monitoring company WearCheck has opened two more cross-border laboratories, bringing to 13 the number of laboratories operated by the company, in nine countries. Electrical operations and other industrial concerns in Zimbabwe now have their very own local WearCheck laboratory, right on their doorstep. WearCheck, recently acquired the long-established oil analysis laboratory in […]

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Factory automation simplified

For building control panels, Omron is introducing around 600 different factory automation (FA) devices, across 18 different product categories, all built to a common design platform. The new FA devices are built with Omron’s proprietary Push-In Plus wiring technology. Designing and building a modern control panel is increasingly more complex and time consuming. Not only […]

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FESTO’S PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Festo provides a wide range of process automation products and complete process solutions with automated process valves, diaphragm valves, sensors and positioners. At the control level, Festo manufactures pneumatic pilot valves, valve terminals, I/O systems and HMIs which integrate seamlessly with leading DCS and controllers. This reduces risk and cost by simplifying integration and providing a single […]

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From Seafaring to Belzona Engineering:

Memories, Amusements and the Next Chapter www.belzona.com

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becker mining south africa electra mining 2016

Becker Mining South Africa will again be showcasing a wide range of mechanical, electrical and electronic products at Electra Mining. (Hall 6 Stand C18). “Our display this year will showcase the company’s communication and automation solutions, energy distribution systems, mechanical, electrical and electronic mining products, as well as transportation and roof support systems,” says Tom […]

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Properly Protect Your Wireless Network

Follow these standards-based security best practices to implement a secure and reliable wireless network for mission-critical applications. The information age’s arrival in manufacturing is significant not only for what data you can access in your manufacturing operations but also how you can access it. Most significantly, wireless technology gives you new freedom to cut the […]

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Tough drill bit designed to easily break into reinforced concrete

Bosch Power Tools, which has 40 years of experience in design and in-house production of SDS plus drill bits, brings the new 6 mm SDS plus-5X for professionals, which allows the user to quickly drill into rebar – significantly increasing efficiency for projects. Bosch Power Tools SA Accessories senior brand manager Campbell Mhodi indicates that […]

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HEALTH AND SAFETY – SAFETY COURSES

ROPE ACCESS By: EVOLUTION HEIGHT SAFETY HEALTH AND SAFETY – SAFETY COURSES – ROPE ACCESS No matter where Health and Safety are needed, Evolution Height Safety has the Safety Courses height safety answer. Whether it is for Rope Access on construction, at mines or for every other imaginable building where a safety harness might be needed, we […]

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zenon Factory SCADA

Information | Integrity | Insight Factory supervision, control, data acquisition, scheduling and performance reporting. As an open Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, zenon securely delivers supervision, control, data acquisition, scheduling and performance reporting to your customers production assets, scaling from single machines to unified multi site factory solutions. Smart integration into all processes […]

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Focus on efficiency

Modern architecture and a sustained energy concept mark the site at Gerlingen, Germany. 25 million euros has been invested in extending and rebuilding the competence center for liquid analysis. Progressing in three stages, extra production areas, modern offices, laboratories, training and conference areas went up in Gerlingen, Germany. “As a company operating in the environmental […]

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IEC61850 to Modbus

IEC61850 to Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, M-bus, PROFINET or PROFIBUS The SG-gateway family is a current leading Smart Grid application solution, acting as a remote terminal unit for the energy market. The SG-gateway enables the remote control and management of electrical equipment in power grids, controlling and monitoring assets, processes and installations in the field. Networking […]

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What is Industry 4.0, and How Did We Get Here?

sickusablog.com/what-is-industry-4-0/ What is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 refers to the 4th phase in the evolution of industrial history.  Some have called it the “fourth industrial revolution.”  Industry 4.0 does not refer to a past time, but rather describes the advancements in technology that are occurring right now. When I hear about Industry 4.0, I often […]

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GA Earth Leakage Relay

Pioneers of the harmonic suppression circuit characteristics, the GA Earth Leakage protection relay enables more sensitive earth leakage protection of high kilowatt motors started direct-on-line as well as variable speed drive applications without nuisance tripping. Available in diverse configuration options, including Latched or Non-latching main trip contact, Fail-safe or Non Fail-safe options, as well as […]

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INTRODUCING THE ANGLO AMERICAN BLAST PROGRAMME

ABOUT THE BLAST PROGRAMME BLAST (Building Leaders and Shaping Talent) is Anglo American’s flagship graduate programme. It aims to attract the brightest and best talent exiting university. The BLAST programme offers unique opportunities to the candidates on the programme. The BLAST proposition offers successful candidates the exposure to have 3 real roles across 2 continents […]

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New Scope Offers Best-in-class Signal Visualization

TEKTRONIX, the world’s leading provider of measurement solutions has announced the launch of their new TBS2000, a next generation basic oscilloscope featuring the longest record length and largest display in its class for faster signal evaluation and troubleshooting. This latest addition to the Tektronix portfolio puts expanded capabilities, including the ability to use a wide […]

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Integrated Machinery Safety (webinar series)

Integrated Machinery Safety (webinar series) Build and use safer and more productive machines with Integrated Safety Solutions In this webinar series, Rockwell Automation will present an overview of the latest safety and automation technologies, application techniques and tools to help you further your knowledge when designing, implementing, maintaining and using machines with integrated safety. Webinar […]

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Atlas Copco appoints Sofia Svingby Vice President

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has appointed Sofia Svingby as Vice President Corporate Responsibility for Atlas Copco, starting November 1, 2016. The Atlas Copco Group has own operations in 92 countries and customers in more than 180. To achieve its mission of delivering sustainable profitable growth at all times doing business […]

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SPS IPC Drives 2016 22-24 November 2016

SPS IPC Drives 2016 22-24 November 2016 Stand 205 | Hall 9 Nuremberg, Germany Europe’s Leading Automation Exhibition During this year’s event, you can expect to see innovative solutions around our vision of Connected Enterprise and also have the chance to experience a selection of our new products. Plus, why not take the opportunity to […]

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Laboratory safety

A new look at gases in the laboratory- Temperature-controlled enclosed spaces and clean room conditions are commonplace in modern-day laboratories. Gases are fed into this enclosed space from cylinders outside the laboratory, which pose a unique set of safety risks. Laboratories now need to be temperature and humidity regulated to a very tight tolerance, and this […]

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Legrand power solutions reliability & continuity service

Legrand’s power solutions ensure protection of electrical equipment and continuity of service during planned and unexpected power outages. “These modular systems include certified low emission (CLE) cast resin transformers, busbar trunkings, enclosures for power switchgear and controlgear assemblies, as well as uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units,” states Marc Naidoo, projects and technical co-ordinator, Legrand SA. […]

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Becker pvs range pumps sludge & slurries

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

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Voith to unveil latest materials-handling technology at Electra Mining Africa 2016

Voith has long provided top-line fluid couplings for use in belt conveyors, AFC and crusher drives, in addition to highly-efficient drive solutions. In 2015 it added the field-proven systems of mining conveying manufacturer Hese Maschinenfabrik to its portfolio. Thus it is now able to offer an even broader range of products for mining and materials-handling […]

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Engen employees green the Alexander Disability Movement

A group of Engen employees played their green thumbs forward when they visited the Alexandra Disability Movement (ADM) in August, demonstrating their gardening skills by revamping the centre’s vegetable garden and planting a variety of vegetables and herbs. Engen Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says: “We also handed over a cheque for R30 000 […]

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East Africa nations race to become region’s first oil exporter

Significant onshore oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and offshore gas discoveries in Tanzania and Mozambique have made East Africa a subject of intense interest among the global energy industry. The speed at which governments in East Africa are developing hydrocarbon reserves is a clear indication of their will to cement the region’s reputation as […]

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New storage technology for “green” energy

Bosch Media Service Sep 8, 2016 | Bosch-Group | Research | Press release Bosch and Fraunhofer ISE conduct research into decentralized energy supply using fuel cells • Target of 80 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2050 • Hydrogen as a cost-effective, commercially viable storage medium • Cross-sector supply of households and vehicles • […]

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Yokogawa Invests in Silicon Valley-based Fog Computing Startup

Strengthening value creation through the use of IIoT Yokogawa announces that it has invested in FogHorn Systems, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that is a leading developer of fog computing technology. Through its investment in this company, Yokogawa aims to foster their development of fog computing technology. In so doing, Yokogawa hopes to expand the […]

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Atlas Copco gets down to earth on Nelson Mandela Day

Atlas Copco South Africa employees rolled up their sleeves and got down to earth, planting trees as part of their 67 minutes in honour of the iconic Nelson Mandela In partnership with Save the Planet, Atlas Copco assisted with the planting of twelve River Bush Willow trees on the sports fields and playgrounds of Isaac […]

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John T. Ryan Trophy winners unveiled at MineSAFE 2016

The John T. Ryan Trophy for a surface-mining operation was awarded to AngloGold Ashanti’s Savuka gold mine in Gauteng, while platinum producer Lonmin’s 4B/1B shaft in the North West clinched the award for an underground operation at MineSAFE 2016. The John T. Ryan Trophy was presented by MSA Africa Executive Director Colin Oliver at MineSAFE […]

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Spend less time charging batteries

…and get more work done Ensuring that batteries are ready for use is a thing of the past thanks to Bosch’s L-Boxx. A 2.0 Ah battery can be 100% charged in 45 minutes, allowing tradespeople to work without interruption ‒ even in demanding and time-consuming tasks. The L-Boxx even allows for wireless charging, points out […]

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Yokogawa Releases Plant Resource Manager

(PRM®) R3.31–Improving maintenance efficiency Johannesburg, South Africa – 8 September 2016 – Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the September release of version R3.31 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) software tool for the centralized management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment. PRM R3.31, an upgrade to […]

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PP vs. PVC for pipes and fittings for sewer, drainage applications

A lack of knowledge in South Africa about the use of polypropylene (PP) for sewer and drainage pipes and fittings for underground gravity sewers and drains may lead to the premature failure of sewer lines if incorrect products are specified. While PVC sewer fittings are all rated 400 KPa (SN 8), both SANS 8773 and […]

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Is Your Enterprise Secure?

More connected operations can mean increased security threats. Learn how a holistic approach to industrial security can help mitigate risks. Manufacturing and industrial facilities are operating in ways they scarcely could have imagined a few decades ago. Greater connectivity and information sharing is significantly transforming companies and their operations. They’re converging IT and operations technology […]

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Firefighting innovation for fuel storage facility

A runaway fire in any environment presents a challenge, but a potential fire in one of the largest fuel storage facilities in the country requires the brightest minds in the country to present a fire fighting solution.  This was the case when the Durban fuel storage facility, Natcos, identified the need for a new and […]

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Versatile and Low Cost Pressure Sensors

KOBOLD, represented locally by Instrotech, has on offer to industry the compact and versatile type SEN-98/-99 pressure sensors. The tried and tested principle of a thick-film ceramic measuring cell ensures great reliability. This pressure sensor meets the highest of performance demands by virtue of its robust construction, overpressure safety properties, as well as temperature stability […]

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Stationary* Battery Basics: Jars & Straps

There is so much terminology related to stationary batteries and it’s hard to know what everything means. So, what’s the difference is between jars and straps? What is a jar? A stationary battery jar is the container that holds the cell or group of cells and electrolyte. It is also commonly referred to as a […]

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The Internet of Things is more than a vision

After automating its processes, the Swiss chemical distributor Brenntag Schweizerhall has found an entirely new business model. Basel (Switzerland) is a stronghold of the chemical industry. This explains why the demand for primaries and base materials such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and caustic soda is so great in that region. One important supplier of […]

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Engen’s Agnes Yahuma scoops prestigious fellowship

The American Embassy in Kenya recently contacted Agnes Yahuma – Engen’s head of supply in the country – to confirm her attendance of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a programme backed by the United States Government. It is administered by IREX, a U.S. non-governmental organisation […]

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GREEN ECONOMY SECTOR CONTINUES TO SEE GROWTH IN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Of the total recoverable paper waste in South Africa, 1.1 million tonnes (66%) is recycled and 570 000 tonnes (34%) could still be diverted from landfill – according to a 2015 study conducted by Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA). This latest data released by the organisation suggests that there is still massive capacity […]

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HONEYWELL LAUNCHES NEW UNISIM® DESIGN SUITE RELEASE 450

New software offering expands capabilities for effective engineering and process design Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) announced the launch of UniSim® Design Suite Release 450 – the newest version of its proven process modelling software that helps industrial manufacturers increase their engineering effectiveness and optimize their process designs. Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suite is trusted […]

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Radar steps into new dimensions-Endress+Hauser

Micropilot FMR10/FMR20 – innovative and efficient The new Micropilot FMR10 and FMR20 Endress+Hauser offer perfect application fit devices for level measurement in the Water & Wastewater industry and Utilities in all industries. Time saving and innovative commissioning, operation and maintenance via app using Bluetooth® wireless technology convince as well as a perfect price-performance-ratio due to […]

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Engen rolls out affordable purified water on tap

After a successful pilot at four forecourts, Engen plans to rollout Pure Water On Tap nationally. Answering a call from customers for quality and affordable water, the Pure Water On Tap water bars, which are exclusive to Engen, enable customers to either refill their own bottles or purchase pre-filled supplies at reduced rates. “A refill […]

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Showroom revamp completed using Bosch laser measure

Leading laminate and engineered wood flooring supplier and installer Eurofloors recently revamped its Knysna showroom using a Bosch GLM50C laser measure. This provides quick and accurate measurements, with photos that can be populated easily onto a PDF document. Eurofloors owner Stephen Spencer states that the company decided to upgrade its showroom after a change in […]

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legrand weather proof & vandal resistant bulkhead lights

Legrand – specialists in products and systems for electrical and digital building infrastructures – manufactures an extensive range of bulkhead lights designed for various environments. The range includes bulkheads for standard applications; weatherproof Koro and Plexo fittings for tougher environments and a decorative range of exterior bulkheads, designed for enhanced aesthetics and improved safety. “High […]

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Rio-Carb supplies total wear solution for chrome mine

Chromium Carbide (CrC) liner expert Rio-Carb has provided a total wear solution for a chute project for a major chrome mine in the Rustenburg area in North West Province. This represents the first time that the company’s chromium and manganese impact liner plates have been applied to the chrome mining sector. The OEM applied its […]

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Change at the top of Endress+Hauser France

Laurent Mulley taking over as Managing Director – Urs Endress to assume new tasks within the Group After 20 years at the helm of Endress+Hauser France, Urs Endress will hand over leadership on 1 October 2016. Stepping in as new Managing Director is Laurent Mulley, previously Director of Sales for the French operation. The leadership change […]

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Bosch expands its development activities in India

Investments of 50 million euros in research and test labs Further expansion planned: Bosch investing some 100 million euros in India in 2016 Oldest location in India is set to become a high-tech development center More than 14,000 engineers: India is a development hub for Bosch The Bosch Group is strengthening its presence in the […]

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Pompetravaini History

Pompetravaini S.p.A. was founded in 1929 by the late Carlo Travaini, an experienced machinist with solid production experience acquired while working at the company Franco Tosi of Legnano, Italy. He started his own business under the name of Travaini Mechanical Machining, producing many different types of pumps under private labels with designs and materials supplied […]

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Engen continues to take the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to heart

While the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town is a government facility, in 1994 the Children’s Hospital Trust was formed with its primary objective being to raise funds for building upgrades and expansions, new equipment and staff training. This was to ensure that the children of Africa continue to receive the highest […]

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Hempel and DNV GL continue cooperation

Hempel and DNV GL continue cooperation to embrace new hull & propeller performance criteria ISO 19030 ISO 19030 – to be published shortly – defines a set of fully transparent methodologies to measure changes in hull and propeller performance. As a leading coatings manufacturer, Hempel pioneered the performance guarantee based on achieving efficiency savings from […]

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Welcome to Chemical Pump & Valve Marketing In South Africa

Construction Industry Solid cast epoxy resin is used throughout all external surfaces, as well as internal ones, are therefore corrosion resistant. CHEM-PUMPS® can be factory fitted with all types of mechanical seal arrangements. CHEM-PUMPS® are most successful in handling cold or very hot acids, solvents, alkalines and fatty acids. A complete chemical resistance chart based […]

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ENGEN TURNS DOWN THE HEAT!

LEADING THE DRIVE FOR A REDUCTION IN EXHAUST GASES Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products continues to set the pace in the drive to reduce vehicle emissions. Two years have passed since the company was first to market in South Africa with the introduction of Air1®, the world’s […]

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Skyriders supplies fall-arrest solution for petrochem storage facility

Leading rope access specialist Skyriders has supplied a fall-arrest solution for a contractor undertaking maintenance at a massive petrochemical storage facility in southern Gauteng. Maintenance was essential at the storage tanks due to suspected water leaks on the roofs, which posed a potential hazard of fuel contamination, explains Skyriders marketing manager Mike Zinn. Another company […]

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Half-mask respirators prevent the spread of silicosis among SA miners

According to the Department of Health’s Tuberculosis (TB) Strategic Plan for South Africa, the country’s mining industry may have the highest incidence of TB in the world, ranging from 3 000 to 7 000 per 100 000 affected miners a year. The risk of TB infection is dramatically increased for those suffering from silicosis – […]

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Thermal imaging solution for precise measuring and documenting

The GIS measure&document app, supported by the GIS 1000 C professional thermos detector, is a one-of-a-kind package from Bosch Measuring Tools that includes a standalone thermal detector device and app that gives professional contractors the opportunity to set multiple measurement points, insert notes, add project information and get more detailed measurement information. Bosch Measuring Tools […]

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Do you have a vacancy you need to advertise? Are you looking for new employment? African Petrochemicals offers you the chance to connect to the industry right here on this page! Please send us any post you would like to advertise. CV’s are also welcome. Let’s build a professional support system today. Vacancies Available Candidates To submit a […]

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OGP summit leads with the future of Africa’s oil industry

Full programme and speakers revealed for the Oil, Gas & Petrochem Summit 2016 in Cape Town Africa’s future in a low oil price world will be the opening address at the Oil, Gas & Petrochem (OGP) Summit 2016 in Cape Town next month. The full three-day programme has been revealed this week by international exhibition […]

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  Print Advertising Rates (All Rates are excl.VAT) Premium Positions OFC – R 26,600.00 IFC – R 21,100.00 OBC – R 22,950.00 IBC – R 21,100.00 DPS – R 23,800.00 Standard Adverts A4 – R 19,500.00 Half Page – R 12,050.00 Third Page – R 9,200.00 Quarter Page – R 8,100.00 Online Advertising Rates Standard Adverts […]

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A first for South Africa!

Endress+Hauser builds customised calibration container for Africa’s MMM sector Process automation specialist, Endress+Hauser South Africa has designed and built a portable calibration hub, the first of its kind, bringing its world-class process calibration technology to Mutanda Mine SARL (Mumi mine), an open-pit copper mine located within a remote area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]

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VEGAPULS 64

First radar level sensor for liquids with 80 GHz Application area Storage tanks, dosing and process vessels with different process conditions or hygienic requirements The VEGAPULS 64 is a sensor for continuous level measurement of liquids. With small tanks or in case of narrow space the small process fittings offer special advantages. The very good […]

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WORLD POWER PRODUCTS

REINVENTS TO SET THE EFFICIENCY BENCHMARK IN SHEET METAL FABRICATION World Power Products, South Africa’s leading sheet metal fabricator, is a smart and dynamic company that adapts with the times to ensure the sustainable and on-time delivery of world-class products and service solutions. Since its founding in 1963 in the south of Johannesburg by the […]

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African Petrochemicals on YouTube

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African Petrochemicals Roadshows for 2017

Click Here for floor plans and exhibitor form download  The Upcoming Roadshows for 2017: The Engineering, Procurement and Contruction Expo 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. Invited: Fluor AMEC Foster Wheeler KBR Hatch Goba […]

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