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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 22 JULY 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Click here to view online Astron Energy Sasol- Updated Statement Dekra […]

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Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options Available Says IDTechEx

The obvious is not necessarily the ideal. Oil majors with gasoline stations are offering electric-vehicle charging stations. However, electric vehicle ranges will double in only four years and that does […]

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WearCheck saves money for customers

Ensuring industrial machinery operates at peak performance with reduced maintenance costs – this is the domain of condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck. WearCheck’s first laboratory opened in South Africa in 1976, […]

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Sasol to offset Carbon Tax with ‘Carbon that Counts’

With the recent introduction of the Carbon Tax Act in 2019, large industry will once again be required to submit details on carbon emissions as part of their annual tax […]

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Big manufacturers take the lead in the drive towards a circular economy

We all want to see a South African future with zero waste to landfill, cleaner and safer communities, financially viable and stable management of waste, and to allow our natural […]

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FENNER QUATTRO plus twin wrap heavy-duty wedge belts transmit 30% more power, even in tough industrial conditions

New to BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components are high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrap (TW) wedge belts, that transmit 30% more power than conventional belts. “These maintenance-free […]

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Skyriders takes women to new heights in the rope-access industry

Women have made significant inroads in the rope-access industry, thanks to diversity and inclusion initiatives on the part of leading players like Skyriders, which has a number of female technicians […]

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SKF bearings expertise helps to harvest more energy from waves

Bearing selection software – backed up by expert knowledge – helped CorPower Ocean to specify the most appropriate bearings for a new design of wave energy converter. SKF’s expertise in […]

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Sasol- Updated Statement

Sasol observes with concern the unrest in South Africa that has compromised the safety, wellbeing and security of communities and citizens. We have activated our emergency response protocols across our […]

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Dekra Industrial – providing a wealth of NDT and inspection opportunities in Southern Mozambique and pan-Africa

Notwithstanding recent unfortunate conflict in Northern Mozambique, Dekra Industrial remains fully committed to Southern Mozambique, the sub-Saharan region and the rest of the African continent, with its many projects and […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 22 JULY 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Click here to view online Astron Energy Sasol- Updated Statement Dekra […]

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Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options Available Says IDTechEx

The obvious is not necessarily the ideal. Oil majors with gasoline stations are offering electric-vehicle charging stations. However, electric vehicle ranges will double in only four years and that does […]

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WearCheck saves money for customers

Ensuring industrial machinery operates at peak performance with reduced maintenance costs – this is the domain of condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck. WearCheck’s first laboratory opened in South Africa in 1976, […]

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Sasol to offset Carbon Tax with ‘Carbon that Counts’

With the recent introduction of the Carbon Tax Act in 2019, large industry will once again be required to submit details on carbon emissions as part of their annual tax […]

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Big manufacturers take the lead in the drive towards a circular economy

We all want to see a South African future with zero waste to landfill, cleaner and safer communities, financially viable and stable management of waste, and to allow our natural […]

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FENNER QUATTRO plus twin wrap heavy-duty wedge belts transmit 30% more power, even in tough industrial conditions

New to BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components are high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrap (TW) wedge belts, that transmit 30% more power than conventional belts. “These maintenance-free […]

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Skyriders takes women to new heights in the rope-access industry

Women have made significant inroads in the rope-access industry, thanks to diversity and inclusion initiatives on the part of leading players like Skyriders, which has a number of female technicians […]

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SKF bearings expertise helps to harvest more energy from waves

Bearing selection software – backed up by expert knowledge – helped CorPower Ocean to specify the most appropriate bearings for a new design of wave energy converter. SKF’s expertise in […]

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Sasol- Updated Statement

Sasol observes with concern the unrest in South Africa that has compromised the safety, wellbeing and security of communities and citizens. We have activated our emergency response protocols across our […]

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Dekra Industrial – providing a wealth of NDT and inspection opportunities in Southern Mozambique and pan-Africa

Notwithstanding recent unfortunate conflict in Northern Mozambique, Dekra Industrial remains fully committed to Southern Mozambique, the sub-Saharan region and the rest of the African continent, with its many projects and […]

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Identifying eco-friendly cleaning products

The decision making process when it comes to purchasing cleaning products is mostly driven by product performance, price, brand, and ease of use. Environmental impact usually features lower down on […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 15 JULY 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Click here to view online Astron Energy VEGASWING 66 detects the […]

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48 years of ‘refined’ service to South Africa’s pivotal petrochemical sector

A substantial economic contributor to South Africa, the petrochemical sector produces refined oil products and chemicals, which provide the foundation for manufacturing industries to drive the downstream production of thousands […]

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Hempel launches Hempafire Pro cellulosic fire protection coatings in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

World-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel today launches its Hempafire Pro range of passive fire protection coatings in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The products maintain the stability of steel structures […]

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Averda wins big at PMR Awards

A national survey on waste management companies in South Africa has awarded Averda South Africa with four category wins. The 2021 PMR Africa Awards has recognised Averda with Diamond Arrow […]

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In times of Covid, even your waste needs extra care

As South Africa faces a third wave of coronavirus infections, it has never been more important for each of us to do our part to keep ourselves, and others, safe. […]

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Getting to Grips with Grease Composition

Grease is made of three main components – base oil, thickener and additives. The base oil makes up the biggest part of the mix (normally between 80% – 95% by […]

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Hytec Services Africa appoints new partner to support growing mine market in Zimbabwe

Hytec Services Africa has appointed a new Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner – Pace International – to offer the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and services to […]

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‘Powering up’ the African connection – Alexander & Poole, Anderson Power Products boosting local solutions footprint

Alexander and Poole, a long-standing manufacturing enterprise and sole African distributor of Anderson Power Products’ (APP’s) quality electrical connectors that are renowned to achieve the highest levels of durability and […]

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3 Ways to Simplify Gas Detector Maintenance

Your workers are depending on you to make sure the gas detectors they rely on each day are working properly and will alert them to potential hazards. Because of this, […]

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Sasol Agrees Sale of Sodium Cyanide Business

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol South Africa has concluded an agreement to sell its sodium cyanide business to a South African, B-BBEE empowered subsidiary of Draslovka Holding a.s (“Draslovka”), a Czech-based […]

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VEGASWING 66 detects the level reliably and protects against dry run

Ice cold monitoring In the LNG terminal in the port of Zeebrugge, the temperature is freezing cold all year round. And it’s no wonder, since liquefied LNG reaches temperatures between […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 8 JULY 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Featuring: Astron Energy    SASOL and IDC formalise partnership to co-develop […]

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SKF Training Solutions upskill key customer’s maintenance teams

The SKF Training Solutions Department recently upskilled the maintenance team of key customer, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, through the presentation of a customised training course on bearing mounting and […]

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Bosch Rexroth is electrifying subsea process automation with the world’s smallest electric subsea valve actuator

Bosch Rexroth has engineered a disruptive innovation for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry. Called the SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator, it is the world’s first electric actuator […]

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SASOL and IDC formalise partnership to co-develop South Africa’s hydrogen economy

Sasol Limited (Sasol) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC) have concluded a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to jointly develop and shape an enabling environment to advance […]

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Air Liquide finalizes the acquisition of the biggest oxygen production site in the world in Secunda, South Africa

Air Liquide has finalized the acquisition of Sasol’s 16 Air Separation Units (ASU) located in Secunda, South Africa announced on July 29, 2020. Air Liquide will operate this site – […]

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Engineering solutions during challenging times demand quality components, including Stainless Steel fasteners

BMG – engineering solutions specialists – continues to provide engineering components and support services to all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The BMG team is committed to making sure industry […]

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Delivering Global Energy Efficiency to Critical Industries

MOVIGEAR® is a decentralised drive technology system from SEW-EURODRIVE that offers key industries the ability to save on operating costs, while providing the latest in energy efficiency technology. As a […]

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WorldsView launches leading Topcon laser scanner

WorldsView recently launched Topcon’s leading 3D GLS-2200 laser scanner, a flexible, survey-style solution with user-friendly processing software that reduces lengthy surveying processes into fast workflows. An upgrade from its GLS-2000 […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 1 JULY 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Atmospheric Distillation Analyzer: Diana 700 SKF strengthens forestry sector footprint by […]

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Innovating around cooperatives to create more jobs

By Yershen Pillay, CEO, Chemical Industries Training Authority (CHIETA) Cooperatives play a fundamental role in job creation, economic transformation and the creation of sustainable livelihoods. In fact, data from the […]

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BI meets the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed for life), cost-effective food-grade solutions that can withstand the rigours […]

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Cummins ReCon® Parts and Engines reduce downtime and running costs

Engines from Cummins have a global reputation for delivering exceptional value over the entire lifespan of the equipment. However, a time is eventually reached when major components need to be […]

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‘Class 0’ compressed air from Rand-Air drives automotive production processes

An essential component to national economic growth, South Africa’s automotive industry is inextricably linked to various upstream and downstream production processes, which require ‘clean-room’, immaculate manufacturing and assembly conditions, to […]

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COVID-19 has accelerated industrial automation – PCMP

While businesses have been considering for several years how industrial automation might alter the future of work, South Africa’s leading industrial systems integrator, PCMP, believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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High Performance Tools for High Tech Industries

Aviation, gas turbine and power generation are industries synonymous with specialised materials, high safety standards and strict protocols, especially with the sensitive materials involved and critical components that require extreme […]

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Schneider Electric Innovation Day 2021: Uncover the Power of Digitisation in Driving Sustainability

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will be hosting its 2021 Innovation Day on 6th July 2021. The live virtual event will bring together […]

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Steinmüller Africa seizes maintenance & repair opportunities in power sector

Many utility power plants are approaching the end of their design life, with engineers conducting life extension studies for boilers and related auxiliary equipment. In order to accommodate a changing […]

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SKF strengthens forestry sector footprint by increasing uptime for leading Limpopo lumber mill customer

A prominent lumber mill in Limpopo is reporting increased and consistent production since SKF installed state-of-the-art software to allow for better control of maintenance and lubrication procedures, thus preventing component […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids joins 450 MHz Alliance to develop critical communications solutions

Global deployments of the 450 MHz spectrum will drive mission critical and business critical internet of things (IoT) applications and new business models across industries.  Hitachi ABB Power Grids has […]

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SA teachers get a glimpse of the future at sasol 5th annual technical teachers conference

23 June 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa – South African teachers will this week get a glimpse of what the future holds for their learners at the Sasol 5th Annual Technical Teachers Conference, […]

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THE LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 24 JUNE 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Zest Weg Ministry Of Petroleum Launches First Oil Licensing Round Averda […]

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Women engineers help bring about meaningful change in the world

Women contribute positively in the engineering sector through innovative and creative solutions that make a great impact in local communities and around the world. This is the message from Confidence […]

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Averda secures ESG status upgrade

Averda announces that its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating has been upgraded by Sustainalytics, one of the leading global ESG ratings agencies. Averda, a private waste management solutions and […]

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Legrand’s Atlantic Stainless Steel cabinets for electrical components

Legrand’s Atlantic stainless steel cabinets have been designed for safe use in corrosive conditions and in areas requiring a high level of hygiene. These enclosures are designed for maximum safety […]

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SICK optimises cement plant conveying with accurate flow measurement solution

Heidelberg Cement AG in Lengfurt, Germany, needed a solution for the accurate metred supply of secondary material on its conveying system. Subsequent to a plant conversion, the original conveyor was […]

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Ministry Of Petroleum Launches First Oil Licensing Round

POLITICAL PROGRESS AND STABILITY SEES SOUTH SUDAN OPEN UP ENERGY SECTOR FOR INVESTMENT The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) of the Republic of South Sudan, is honored to announce the launch […]

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Engen reflects on helping tomorrow’s leaders shine this Youth Month

Unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, are arguably the most pressing issues facing our country. It is why Engen is firmly committed to playing its part in uplifting and creating opportunities […]

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First Cut ‘sharpens’ its total solutions offering with new welding division

With more than 65 years of industry experience, First Cut is a leading South African provider of   cutting, welding and grinding consumables and equipment. Since producing its first band saw […]

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ABB awarded collaborative MES agree-ment, supporting Sappi’s digital transfor-mation across its entire production fleet

ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Execution System for pulp and paper to be implemented across Sappi’s production assets worldwide ABB has been selected by Sappi Limited to support a major digital transformation […]

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Bosch Holdings celebrates 60 years of innovation in engineering.

It was inconceivable for the founders of Bosch Holdings in 1961 to have known that 60 years later, the company would have expanded into a global operation, offering consulting engineering, […]

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Check Genset Diesel Injectors as Fire Risk Rises

South Africans have been dismayed by a spate of destructive fires around the country, highlighting the need for diesel-powered fire pump systems to be at the ready and in good […]

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Resistance Thermometers Designed for Hazardous Areas (ATEX Applications)

INSTROTECH offers Kobold’s TWL resistance thermometers, specifically designed to be used in hazardous areas. The DIN-compliant products are supplied with ATEX approvals for ignition protection Exd or Exia. The Kobold […]

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Rand-Air’s committed fleet renewal makes agility count for customers

As the market focuses increasingly on improving operations to ensure profitability and sustainability, businesses require swift access and reliability from the latest technologically-advanced products and solutions, which will offer the […]

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BMG’s Transfluid K series constant fill fluid couplings

BMG’s extensive portfolio of Transfluid couplings encompasses constant fill fluid couplings that have been designed to withstand operation in difficult conditions, including hazardous environments. The K series comprises three main […]

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Workplace cleaning is about more than just COVID19, and more than just soap and water

The modern-day working environment has been irrevocably changed by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. But safety, health and cleanliness measures for your office or factory is about much more […]

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The Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 18 June 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. KSB Pumps- Chemical Engineering with Pumps Competition Tribunal Gives Sasol/Air Liquide Transaction the […]

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Tank Alarm monitoring to keep Kenya fuelled

~ How alarm systems are used for managing tank overfill conditions ~ If not monitored correctly, loss of containment from a tank or storage vessel could pose a serious safety […]

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Atmospheric Distillation Analyzer: Diana 700

Perfection from the first drop The distillation at atmospheric pressure is a crucial test to maximize the yield of different petroleum products out of crude oil based on their boiling […]

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Emerson Publishes Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Report showcases company’s sustainability framework, new goals to advance diversity, equity and inclusion Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the publication of its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting […]

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Masslift Celebrates Focus on Youth Development

The upskilling and development of South Africa’s youth is critical to ensuring economic growth and a prosperous future for the next generation. Masslift Africa is making an impact on unemployment […]

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Flexible Finance Options for Jetting and Vacuum Trucks

In a tough economic climate, many businesses are looking for ways to streamline their finances. Werner Pumps, leading South African design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist in high-pressure jetting equipment, […]

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AECI Mining Explosives develops alternative booster technology

Storage and transporting of explosives and its associated raw materials come with a fair amount of risk.  Explosive manufacturers have a responsibility to its customers, the communities in which it […]

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We are hiring

African Petrochemicals & Everything Industrial- Media & Roadshow Company The Ideal candidate must have the following: Candidate Requirements Required qualifying appointment criteria: – Own Laptop – Cellphone – Sales experience: […]

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Chieta Brings Light to Missing Middle Students Challenge

A project which aims to find sustainable and tangible solutions to South Africa’s “missing middle” students’ crisis has been launched by the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA), in […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids helps power South Africa to a greener energy future

The move towards decentralised power grids and a large-scale adoption of renewable energy will significantly alter the energy market in South Africa. “The introduction of renewables is making the energy […]

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Correct lubrication enhances bearing performance

“The effects of friction and the resulting wear of moving components is reduced by effective lubrication. To achieve optimum bearing performance and extended life, correct lubrication is as important as […]

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Celebrating Youth – Armed with a plan and ambition sets Anelisa on his way

Youth Month allows Engen to reflect on the ongoing assistance it provides gifted South Africans like Anelisa Gazi who is fast developing into a business leader of tomorrow via the […]

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Competition Tribunal Gives Sasol/Air Liquide Transaction the Green Light

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol is pleased to announce that the Competition Tribunal has approved its sale of 16 air separation units (ASUs) to Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa Proprietary […]

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Test System Takes Measurement Data From Test Tools to Smart Phones and the Cloud

The largest suite of connected test tools in the world Maintenance teams make better, faster decisions by having immediate access to historical records of the machinery to be maintained and […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 11 June 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries and weekly industry job openings. Lapp ZA Engen Computer School celebrates first S. Durban Community graduates of the […]

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Lubrication Basics

Friction and lubrication are concepts that most people understand, but probably rarely think about. Yet both are central to various aspects of everyday life. Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at […]

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SKF pumps up the volume in lubrication management

Robust pump from SKF delivers grease to large automatic lubrication systems, for demanding applications such as excavators, loaders and other heavy machinery. SKF has developed a hydraulic barrel pump for […]

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New Compact Capacitive Sensor

INSTROTECH, local representative of SELET has a new design for a series of capacitive sensors with more compact dimensions than traditional sensors on the market – 40 mm in total, […]

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Article: Guarding against APTs in an evolving environment requires the right combination of technology and strategy

The cyberthreat landscape is constantly evolving, as cybercriminals continue to find vulnerabilities to exploit. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are a growing concern that businesses need to guard against. While these […]

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‘Tipping the scales’: Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group weighs up well with cutting-edge services to Klerksdorp customer

The investment in customers’ businesses through a solutions-driven approach, continuous, personal interactions and outstanding customer service ensures long-standing and strong relationships, with notable achievements in operational efficiency. For Bolt and […]

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S600 Compressed Air Purity Analyser to ISO 8573 Standards

Compressed air quality is critical to a wide variety of end users.   Compressed air can contain a wide range of impurities, these include, water vapour sucked into the air compressor […]

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Epiroc bolsters its digital portfolio through the acquisition of MineRP

The global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers, Epiroc, is proud to announce the conclusion of the acquisition of the software company, MineRP. This leading company specialises in increasing […]

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Advanced plastics for longer chemical equipment life

Technologically advanced materials have revolutionised many applications in the industrial environment with engineered plastics able to outperform and outlast steel in heavy-duty applications such as bearings, bushes and protective housings. […]

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Engen Computer School celebrates first S. Durban Community graduates of the year

Another 60 members of the South Durban community have had their chances of entering the workplace improved after graduating from the Engen Computer School.  The group, who enrolled in February […]

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Zutari supports World Environment Day call for ecological restoration

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari supports the call for ecological restoration, which is the theme for World Environment Day 2021 on Saturday 5 June, as being critical […]

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Scatec’s winning bid brings SA into the future with progressive renewable energy

Renewable energy power producer Scatec has announced the awarding of their bids to supply South Africa with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy. The bid […]

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BMG’s Nord-Lock bolt securing X-series for the railways sector

Bolt security is essential for optimum safety in all industries, particularly in the railway sector, where demands on rail lines and train components are under increasing pressure, as trains and […]

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Locally manufactured valves ensure dependable performance in harsh conditions

Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – which was launched recently by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) part of Invicta Holding Limited – designs and locally manufactures a comprehensive range of FPV […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 3 June 2021

Vega measurement Total is Transforming and Becoming TotalEnergies Announcement: Appointment of Responsible Welding Coordinator Aurex Constructors Bosch Rexroth SA conducts first virtual commissioning Cathodic Protection (CP) Systems AECI Mining fortifies […]

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Keep an eye on flow with a Sight Glass Flow Indicator

INSTROTECH offers Kobold’s DAI flow indicator, suitable for horizontal and vertical installations. Available in metal or plastic types with matching process connections from DN 15 to DN 200. The plastic versions with […]

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Cummins marine segment benefits from oil-price surge

The surge in the oil price has helped Cummins’ marine segment, especially in the Middle East, where its clients are contractors and service providers to major players like Abu Dhabi […]

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Adapting Data collection to the ‘New Norm’

Auto finance and insurance experts say the sector is in recovery Marius van Reenen, Chief Operating Officer of MiX Telematics Africa, joined a panel discussion with industry peers at the […]

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Hytec’s Smart Inspection App revolutionises hydraulic inspection and servicing

Hytec South Africa has developed a new app that simplifies the inspection and servicing reporting processes for its customers. The ‘Smart Inspection” app enables inspection and service reports for hydraulic […]

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AECI Mining fortifies its supply chain amid COVID-19 disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains globally. To avoid severe supply disruptions of explosives to mines, AECI Mining put together a business continuity plan that addressed […]

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The ‘X’ factor: Dekra IOL and AfricaX partnership drives exponential expansion of pan-African digital training

With the digitalisation of learning and training having been accelerated and expedited by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (‘4IR’) and the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dekra Institute of Learning (IOL) and AfricaX […]

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Rwanda: African Development Bank extends $84 million in financing to boost electricity access

Abidjan, May 31, 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved  $84.22 million in loans and grants to electrify nearly 80,000 rural households in […]

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‘Green’ industrial processes with Rand-Air steam boilers rental solutions’ environmental benefits

Local industry is increasing its efforts to achieve more effective carbon footprint reduction by using ‘greener’ equipment – or via the implementation of ‘green’ production processes. Rand-Air, an established leader […]

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Michelin Partners with the Soweto Motorbike School to Help Tackle Youth Unemployment

Michelin Tyre Company South Africa is proud to announce its partnership with the Soweto Motorbike School, a skills development initiative based at Rand Stadium in Johannesburg. The partnership is part […]

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New Kaspersky Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection predicts breakdown of production processes

Kaspersky Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection, designed to reveal deviations in production processes at the earliest stage, is now generally available as a commercial product. The detector is empowered with […]

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Announcement: Appointment of Responsible Welding Coordinator

Thermaspray is pleased to announce the appointment of Pieter Venter as our Responsible Welding Coordinator, as required by ISO 3834, effective from 26 April 2021. Pieter is immensely qualified for […]

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Top 10 industries under attack

Research from the 2H 2020 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on DDoS attack activity.   As the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a massive shift in internet usage, […]

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Total is Transforming and Becoming TotalEnergies

Paris, May 28, 2021– At the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, shareholders approved today, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies, thereby anchoring its […]

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KBC provides specialised training for Musina housing project

KBC Health & Safety, in conjunction with De Beers, BMH Africa and Worley, is involved with a flagship housing project in Musina, Limpopo Province. The project is expected to stimulate […]

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Bosch Rexroth SA conducts first virtual commissioning

In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Group Company Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3 000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The […]

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Cathodic Protection (CP) Systems

Cathodic Protection is a method of protection for iron and steel structures against electrochemical corrosion. It takes place through the application of an electrical DC current and stops the corrosion […]

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Deregulation and Technology Will Fulfil South Africa’s Power Needs

By Caspar Herzberg, President, Middle East and Africa, Schneider Electric South Africa has long dominated Africa’s growth charts. And I believe that South Africa has the potential to be the […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 27 May 2021

The Latest African Petrochemicals Publication Allmech Global testing, inspection and certification company strives to create a world of trust Market alert: For genuinely cool performance avoid ‘hot’ fake connectors! Aurex […]

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100 nitrogen generators for the industrial sector and counting as demand surges

Meeting a rapidly growing demand in the industrial sector Nitralife – a local pioneer in the manufacture and supply of nitrogen generation equipment since 1996 – recently achieved the milestone […]

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Regenerating lubrication oils cuts costs and reduces CO2 emissions

SKF RecondOil’s Double-Separation Technology (DST) system removes even the smallest of particulates, which helps to keep lubrication oil in prime condition – reducing ongoing costs and improving environmental performance. An […]

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Blow to local steel industry as Mozambican LNG projects falter

A major blow has been dealt to the South African steel fabrication industry following the decision by French oil company Total to declare force majeure on its Mozambique LNG project […]

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Local Instrumentation & Process Control Company Turns 40

This year, INSTROTECH celebrates 40 years in the business of providing industrial electronics, instrumentation, calibration equipment and solutions in the process control and instrumentation industry.  Founded by Dave Howcraft in […]

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Digitising Agriculture with SICK’s 3D Environment Monitoring Sensors

SICK Automation is leading the agricultural digitisation era (Farming 4.0), with its visual perception solutions for mobile agricultural machines and harvesting robots. Called Visionary Snapshot Cameras, the range is tailored […]

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Cummins Arabia announces the official launch of Cummins Kuwait

Cummins has announced the addition of Cummins Kuwait to its strong distribution network. Cummins Kuwait is a subsidiary of Cummins Arabia, a joint venture between Cummins Inc., USA and the […]

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SRK brings Africa’s voice to EU responsible sourcing process

As the European Union (EU) works to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of minerals for its low-carbon future, SRK Consulting is contributing its expertise to an EU-funded stakeholder platform project […]

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Two-Gas detection with one small, reliable monitor

New lightweight two-gas monitor offers more accurate alarms and minimizes maintenance with a two-year runtime. COMTEST has Industrial Scientific’s Tango® TX2, a new two-gas monitor that increases site safety by […]

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Used Oil Generators urged to recycle responsibly to protect the environment

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT MONTH – JUNE 2021 As June marks National Environment Month, protecting our ecosystems falls firmly in the spotlight.  Of particular importance, is ensuring that hazardous waste does not […]

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Training on the correct and safe use of angle grinder consumables offered at PFERD Academy

The correct handling and application by operators of cutting and grinding machinery are not only critical in terms of operator safety, but also for the longevity of the machine, effective […]

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Introducing ‘climate-smart’ mining on the road to Industry 4.0

By Eduardo Aparicio, Local Business Area Manager, Motion, South Africa, ABB Reducing our carbon footprint to mitigate the impact of climate change, as outlined in international treaties like the Paris […]

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Rockwell Automation Addresses the Power of Machine Learning for Predictive Control in Minerals Processing

Mineral processing plants are inherently complex, with wide-ranging resource-intensive operations. Mines are looking to achieve significant process objectives to lower energy and plant costs while making better use of water […]

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TRAFO distributes world-leading temperature control relays

Italy-based temperature control relay specialist TECSYSTEM has appointed Trafo Power Solutions – a leading local supplier of dry-type transformers – as its distributor in sub-Saharan Africa. TECSYSTEM has, for over […]

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Market alert: For genuinely cool performance avoid ‘hot’ fake connectors!

Despite the demand for genuine, original equipment-manufactured (OEM) products and parts, the supply influx of imitation products is often inevitable. However, a disturbing inflow of imitation, inferior products – under […]

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Global testing, inspection and certification company strives to create a world of trust

In a fast-changing world Bureau Veritas is mission bound to create a world of trust by reducing client risks, improving their performance and helping them innovate to meet the challenges […]

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Latest Newsletter- 20 May 2021

In this edition: The latest Industry News l The latest African Petrochemicals Publication l Weekly Job Openings The latest African Petrochemicals publication Lapp- your partner for high performance cabling solutions! Lapp Kabel […]

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Bosch Rexroth Egypt open for Business

To satisfy the demand for high-quality hydraulic, pneumatic and automation solutions in the country, Bosch Rexroth Egypt has opened for business. Established in June 2020, and located in the country’s […]

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Xerotech to develop next-generation battery safety technology for European Space Agency

Xerotech, a leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems, announced today that it will qualify one of its core proprietary battery safety technologies for space applications in conjunction with the […]

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New wireless torque technology

Sensor Technology has launched a new range of non-contact torque sensors based on a full four element strain gauge bridge design, complementing its existing non-contact sensors that use surface acoustic […]

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Aurex Constructors Job openings

Aurex Constructors are seeking for dynamic individuals to join their Shutdown Team in Secunda for our September Campaign 2021, for the following positions: Piping Superintendent         Field SuperintendentWelding SuperintendentField EngineerJunior EngineerProject EngineerQuality Control […]

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Wide range of LOCTITE® instant and structural bonding adhesives available from BI

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) carries a wide range of instant and structural bonding adhesives throughout its extensive branch network in South Africa, reports Offer Marketing Manager Victor Strobel. The […]

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Updated app extends use of super-precision bearings

An updated app from SKF extends access to information on super-precision bearings – allowing users to combine bearings into sets. SKF has updated the app that gives users instant information […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids participates as an official partner in the Swedish pavilion during the World Expo in Dubai

knowledge nation and encourage the export of sustainable Swedish technology. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be an official partner of the Swedish pavilion during the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, […]

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CSG Advances MTN’s Digital Ecosystem for Next Era of Growth and Business Transformation

CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) today announced a multi-year extension to its long-standing relationship with MTN South Africa, the largest mobile network operator in Africa. As part of this new agreement, CSG […]

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EXPLORE Group expands to offer data analytics services arm targeting SME financial services businesses

Data insights within 24 hours promise to boost business decisions and competitiveness EXPLORE Insights is gearing to offer SME  financial services companies in South Africa a crucial data analytics service […]

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SKF induction heaters can take the heat!

SKF’s small (TIH 030m) and medium (TIH 100m) induction heaters are equipped with several advanced designs that optimise their performance, efficiency and handle-ability, delivering subsequent time and energy savings to […]

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RS Components extends global franchise agreement with STMicroelectronics

RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solution partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has significantly extended the scope of its supply chain […]

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Rope access, drone combo deployed at Limpopo coal-fired power station inspection

A combination of rope access and drone technology allowed for a maintenance inspection at a coal-fired power station in Limpopo to be undertaken in record time, reports Skyriders Marketing Manager […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids enables Minnesota Power to deliver more clean and affordable hydropower to the U.S. Upper Midwest region

One of the world’s largest deployments of series capacitors helps increase the transfer capability and reliability of the transmission connection between Manitoba and Minnesota Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced the […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 13 May 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Aurex Contructors Measuring viscosity is now as easy as 1,2,3! BI is a leading industrial […]

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The only intrinsically safe portable density meter from Anton Paar – buy online

Have your portable digital density meter in your lab within 3 days and your traceable density result ready in 3 to 5 seconds. Save time and buy DMA 35 Ex […]

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Single-pair Ethernet saves effort and costs

Home improvement stores often use catchy slogans to encourage customers to finally try their hand at DIY – to remodel their kitchens, redesign their gardens, or even build a tool […]

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Runxin range of unique ceramic ball valves

About Allmech Allmech was founded in 1995 and has grown over two decades to become one of South Africa’s leading boiler manufacturers and suppliers to the water treatment industry. Allmech […]

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RS Components extends its range of RS PRO sensors

More than 340 new products added offering customers a comprehensive choice of factory automation sensor solutions RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel […]

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Babcock International keeps the fires burning with mill maintenance contract

Babcock is helping to keep South Africa’s power going, following the award of a mill maintenance contract at a major power plant. Babcock’s diverse scope of work for the five-year […]

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Measuring viscosity is now as easy as 1,2,3!

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick. Technical manager for WearCheck Steven Lumley, elaborates, ‘It is important to know the […]

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BI is a leading industrial solutions provider to the cement industry

The wholesale value of building and construction materials sold in South Africa has seen an increase of over 40% since January 2020. “Cement remains a major focus. This has fuelled […]

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On-site demolition assessment service for industrial and mining sector

On-site demolition assessment is a professional service provided to large mining houses and industrial clients by Jet Demolition. Here experienced staff conduct on-site investigations of existing infrastructure. The main aim […]

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Amtec Techniquip adjusts to new realities

To keep up with the changing face of the education sector, particularly ways of teaching/learning, Amtec Techniquip has developed new exciting products to assist with distance learning at a time […]

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Digital density measurement redefined

Petroleum products have a long way to go from the drill hole to their final destination. While they pass through the refinery, are transported via pipelines and tankers, stored in […]

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Laser Measurement Sensor- Reliable Sensing with Best-In-Class Excess Gain

Key Benefits Reliable Sensing with Best-In-Class Excess Gain As a new addition to Banner’s measurement sensor offering, the Q4X600 analogue sensor expands the types of applications Banner can solve. The […]

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Innovations in Ceramic Ball Valves

Automatic and manual ceramic ball valves offer a cost-effective alternative to solenoid valves and provide better wear resistance. Various innovations mean that these valves are now suitable for a greater […]

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Latest E-Powerline- 6 May 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Anton Paar- Density Measurements Aurex Constructors successfully delivers the Auto-Thermal Reformer project for Sasol […]

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Product Communication Etherline

Meet our new family members for IndustrialCommunication: ETHERLINE®ACCESS, our product family for IndustrialEthernet systems.

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Dekra Industrial’s five million serious injury-free man hours milestone achievement

DEKRA Industrial recently reached a major milestone, achieving five million serious injury-free man hours of operational safety. This milestone achievement is testament to the fact that as 96-year old global […]

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Aurex Constructors successfully delivers the Auto-Thermal Reformer project for Sasol in Sasolburg

South Africa, May 2021 – Aurex Constructors was awarded the Auto-Thermal Reformer (ATR) B Train shutdown project by Sasol at their chemical operations facility in Sasolburg. The project team successfully […]

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Averda secures a $30m Green Loan to invest into a circular economy

Averda, a leading waste and recycling company operating across the emerging world, is pleased to have concluded a successful refinancing of its $148m term loan, including a $30m Green Loan […]

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Stafsjö HX The story – Greater demand calls for action

In 2011 Stafsjö received a request from a worldwide known OEM supplier based in the Pulp and Paper Industry. They wanted a technically fast and reliable valve capable of operating […]

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Engine oil filtration and the role of the correct lubricant

Filters have been standard equipment on engines since 1935, to remove abrasive particles from air and oil before circulation through the engine, thus protecting it. However, filtration has developed since […]

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RICHTER – QMD™ MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP

Richter Chemie-Technik Germany, a global leader in PFA lined pump and valve solutions for more than 60 years, recently launched the QMD™ magnetic drive pump. The QMD series of magnetic […]

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WearCheck helps companies comply with technical safety requirements

WearCheck’s advanced field services (AFS) division offers a wide range of specialist monitoring techniques which include rope testing, technical compliance (TC) and non-destructive testing. Here, some of the different TC […]

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Compact Reflex Photoelectric Sensor for Glass Bottle Detection

INSTROTECH is offering the SELET model OCV56T/C photoelectric sensors (block type) for optical detection of bottles (glass or PET with a good degree of transparency), of any shape, depth or […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 30 April 2021

Click here to view online In this edition, we featured: KSB Pumps and Valves   Engen RTT to shape the future of RSA’s liquid fuels industry SASOL and SONATRACH Raffineria Italiana […]

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Rand-Air’s ‘future-fit’ females – shaping up for agility and sustainability

To successfully navigate the business landscape of the future, companies need to continuously adopt new strategies to ensure they are ‘future-fit’: enabling resilience, agility, sustainability and longevity. These strategies include […]

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Catching the particle matter measurement accurately

Industrial areas are often associated with high levels of air pollutants as a result of their manufacturing or processing activities. Owners and developers of construction sites, mining and chemical processing […]

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Non-Genuine parts affect performance and warranty, warns Cummins

Counterfeit products illegally make use of Cummins trademarks, copyrights and/or patents. A counterfeit product is any Non-Genuine product with a Cummins logo, whereas so-called ‘will-fit’ parts are usually reverse-engineered and […]

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BMG’s new integrated geared motors for high efficiency

BMG’s new NORD DuoDrive unit – an integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched NORD IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit in one compact housing – […]

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Engen RTT to shape the future of RSA’s liquid fuels industry

April 23, 2021- Engen, a proudly South African brand and a progressive energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, announced today that it will be […]

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A paradigm shift in the making for renewable energy demand?

“Renewable energy demand has grown by an impressive 8% from 2019 to 2020, during a year where energy consumption and industry output has slumped across most of Europe,” says Tom […]

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AltGen- Your top executive search solutions provider to the Renewable Energy sector

Focused on renewable energy, technology and sustainability recruitment, employment and consulting services in Africa, AltGen facilitates growth for the game-changers by building their teams with professionals that share their vision […]

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SASOL and SONATRACH Raffineria Italiana partner to bid for regional hydrogen valley proposal

Sasol and Sonatrach Raffineria Italiana (SRI) have formed a Temporary Association of Companies (ATI) to collaborate on developing hydrogen production projects. The resolution of the Sicilian Regional Council n. 47 […]

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APEX Strip Curtains stops cold air in its tracks

Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are an inexpensive way to cover a door opening and prevent the ingress of hot or cold air, dust and other pollutants while still allowing […]

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Sensor solutions for Mobile Automation

Modern commercial vehicles as we know them today are intelligent, flexible and networked. However, the requirements of robustness and longevity remain the same, because the vehicles and machines are permanently […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 22 April 2021

Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. In this edition: Anton Paar Equipment   Engen steps up to support brave Cape Town firefighters […]

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Eplan is providing a first look at the upcoming version

Sneak Preview of the Eplan Platform 2022 At the Hannover Messe Digital Edition, solutions provider EPLAN will be presented a first look at the coming EPLAN Platform, being launched in […]

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Automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilizing heat detection

Author: Frank Preiss Frank Preiss is Managing Director of FireDos GmbH. FireDos are experts in proportioners and monitors for firefighting, focusing on customer service and their in-house-developed leading technology. First […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches EconiQ™– exceptional solutions for the environment

The EconiQ™ portfolio of products, services and solutions contribute towards a carbon neutral-future and accelerate the green energy transition Zurich, 21 April 2021 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids today launched […]

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Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration for Manufacturers

Collaboration offers industrial customers easier, smarter, and more productive ways to design, deploy, and manage robot applications Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, […]

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Engen steps up to support brave Cape Town firefighters and displaced students

Devastated by the fire that broke out on Sunday, caring South African brand Engen offered immediate assistance to emergency staff, fire fighters and displaced University of Cape Town students.  After […]

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Hempel protects the ground-breaking O2 tidal energy turbine

World-leading coatings supplier Hempel has provided coatings to protect the Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine – the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. Hempel’s ambition is to become the leading global coatings solution […]

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The Tensor IxB platform from Atlas Copco reinvents the Manufacturing Industry

Atlas Copco continues to evolve their Smart Connected Assembly. The Tensor IxB platform is a collection of hand-held cordless tools, which share an integrated controller platform. This is the first […]

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Werner Pumps now offering service fleet support

To ensure that customers receive not only top-quality machinery, but reliable and helpful aftersales service and support, Werner Pumps, leading South African design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist in high-pressure […]

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Fire shuts down one of Gauteng’s largest hospitals

A fire that broke out at the dispensary store of the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg on Friday 16 April took the entire weekend to extinguish. One of the […]

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Chemical pump acceptance testing from the comfort of an armchair

Local pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers nor their engineering teams to be present when acceptance testing […]

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‘Full steam ahead’ with Rand-Air’s steam boiler rental solution

Steam, as a thermal energy source, has been integral in multiple industrial processes since the 17th century. As such, its application has extended to steam locomotives, processing facilities, refineries, chemical […]

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One tool for installing, testing, maintaining solar panels or photovoltaic systems

Fluke IRR1-SOL Solar Irradiance Meter COMTEST, Fluke’s local channel partner, has their new IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter, designed from the ground up to simplify the installation, commissioning, and trouble-shooting of photovoltaic […]

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Air Products Welding – Focus on the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process

Air Products prides on outstanding customer service, innovation and a secure supply of industrial gases, but more importantly, is the technical expertise provided to customers in terms of the application […]

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SASOL to explore potential of cleaner aviation fuels with world class partners

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol Ltd (Sasol) today announced it will work alongside a consortium comprising Linde PLC (Linde), ENERTRAG AG (ENERTRAG) and Navitas Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Navitas) – the LEN […]

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SASOL AND TOYOTA South Africa motors form green hydrogen mobility partnership

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) today announced the formation of a partnership to commence exploration of the development of a green hydrogen mobility ecosystem in […]

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4IR offers significant opportunities to manufacturing sector

There is an argument to be made that Africa has to an extent missed out on the opportunity for large scale industrialisation given that many of the conditions that allowed […]

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Hudaco Power Transmissions enhances its industrial gearboxes offering

Hudaco Power Transmissions is leveraging its solid reputation and grounding in the geared motors sector to offer its customers an extended range of large industrial gearboxes and transmission solutions.Formerly known […]

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Massive project to help JHB children’s home shine again

The degradation of Johannesburg’s inner city has become a headache for city managers and buildings being ‘hijacked’ is no longer news. This is especially true in Hillbrow which is known […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

15 April 2021 In this edition: Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here SASOL and AIR LIQUIDE to launch the Renewable […]

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Say goodbye to Gas Maintenance headaches

If you purchase gas detectors, you’re responsible for ensuring that the instruments are working properly and will alert workers to potential hazards. But it can be difficult to know when […]

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All ‘charged up’: Anderson Power Products connectors boost battery performance

Various industrial sectors in South Africa – including the materials handling equipment sector – rely on machinery and industrial vehicles for swift, safe and cost-efficient operations. This machinery is mainly […]

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Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering adds sootblowers to industrial boiler offering

Babcock’s Ntuthuko Engineering business has recently completed the acquisition of Diamond Power Speciality (Pty) Ltd from Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering (BNE) will henceforth be responsible for the […]

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Pump and valve innovator finds a test rig technology that talks the torque

To analyse the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps, serial innovators Manchester-based Bifold Group has adopted radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology Ltd […]

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Bosch Rexroth Ghana marks successful milestone with Shell Nigeria pump repair project

Bosch Rexroth Ghana recently completed repairs to contaminated HPU double pumps on the Framo Crude Oil Pumping System belonging to Shell Oil and Exploration in Nigeria. The hydraulically driven submerged […]

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Unique crystal-clear DIY glass adhesive

Formulated and manufactured for glass-to-glass repairs or projects, Pratley UV Bond is a single-part, crystal-clear glass adhesive that cures in direct sunlight or under a UV light or torch. Being […]

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Skyriders offers on-site work-at-height and confined-space training

Rope-access specialist Skyriders, which also operates the Heightwise Training Academy in Midrand, recently conducted a basic fall-arrest course on-site for the Idwala Industrial Holdings lime-processing plant in Vereeniging for workers […]

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BMG offers a refurbishment, fabrication and replacement service to sugar mills throughout Africa

The BMG team works closely with sugar mill engineers in the industry’s off-crop period each year, to refurbish and replace worn components in preparation for high productivity in the upcoming […]

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RS Components Partners with Geekulcha to hack for a difference

The Annual Geekulcha Hackathon took place recently and saw more than 100 coders developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest. This anticipated event has become a highlight […]

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Create the right ambience for customers with LEDVANCE Smart Home+ from RS Components

Voice or app controlled smart lighting system offers electrical installers new ways to add value to private residences by providing intuitive, personalised lighting for improved comfort, security and energy efficiency […]

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Zutari enhances its digital engineering skills with latest handheld scanning technology

Many of South Africa’s assets have outdated or missing records. Whether privately-owned or part of State infrastructure, missing records are unfortunately a common problem. Without accessible data, professional teams are […]

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SASOL and AIR LIQUIDE to launch the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme for SA operations

13 April 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol and Air Liquide are inviting bidders to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the supply of renewable energy to Sasol’s […]

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What consumers need to know about the new standards for hand sanitisers

The pandemic has caused the need for “hygiene on the go” with hand sanitiser becoming a staple item for many. The global use of hand sanitiser surged in the last […]

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ABB sets course for sustainable river transport with ten all-electric Lisbon ferries

Group press release | Zurich, Switzerland | 2021-04-12 ABB secures landmark contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each […]

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Digital transformation is the key to improving financial services CX

By Harkrishan Singh, Director, Application Development at AlphaCodes If the customer is king, the customer experience (CX) could be considered the most important factor in determining business success. This is […]

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Water stress can put business models in jeopardy

South Africa’s recent droughts are teaching businesses a life-changing lesson: we can no longer simply assume that clean water will always be available to keep operations running smoothly. According to […]

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Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools

On April 7th, 550 learners at Kanana Secondary School in Orkney in the North West Province and 323 female learners at Tshedimosetso Secondary in Klerksdorp received hygiene hampers, ensuring that […]

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8 April 2021- Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

Dear Reader, Please see below the E-Powerline Newsletter. Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. In this edition we cover the latest news […]

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South African gas start-up, Bluedrop, receives major funding

Financial close heralds start of construction of a modern state of the art Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder manufacturing plant. Bluedrop, expected to create 110 direct jobs Johannesburg, Wednesday, 7 April […]

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Setting up your valves for success

Most valve damage is caused by installation and related issues, says JP Thysse, Senior Technician at Allmech, leading South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components. This […]

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Threat Intelligence Report: Dramatic Increase in Multivector DDoS Attacks in Q1&2 2020

4.8 million attacks, combined with a 126% rise in 15-plus vector attacks and a 31% increase in throughput, increases mitigation difficulty COMTEST, local representative of NETSCOUT has completed a report […]

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How a big business built a small one: Verigreen Packaging – a Durban success story

Pinetown-based Verigreen Packaging Pty Ltd is a thriving small business and managing director Gareth Elcox says it represents a textbook example of how big businesses can partner with smaller ones […]

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Protea Automation Solutions Wins Award from Land Ametek for Single Largest Order Intake During 2020

Land Ametek Process & Analytical Instruments is represented in South Africa by Protea Automation Solutions, part of the highly successful Protea Technology Group. “Land and Protea have a business relationship […]

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Agile Approach Sees Masslift Africa Through Lockdown

Agility has been a defining factor for the businesses that were able to weather 2020. According to the leadership team at Masslift Africa, the way agility manifests itself in your […]

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ABB launches world’s fastest, most sensitive drone-based gas leak detection and greenhouse gas measuring system

Quebec City, Canada | 2021-04-01 HoverGuard™ will transform safety and environmental measurement capabilities for operators of millions of kilometers of pipelines traversing the globe. Pipelines often cross inaccessible terrain to supply industrial […]

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Cloud migration considerations: Test the waters before jumping in

By Adiel Kader and Uthmaan Hendricks, Enterprise Solutions 365 So, you want to migrate to the cloud. It seems that everyone does. In a world changed by a virus outbreak, […]

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CorrISA – World Corrosion Awareness Day – 21st April 2021

You are cordially invited! The purpose of the day is to create awareness around corrosion and for experts to  present their latest findings on corrosion. A lack of awareness or […]

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Turck Banner- S15C In-Line Converters

Key Benefits Bring more operations online Are you using IO-Link to enable OEE analytics yet still have remote pockets where critical equipment should be continuously monitored during operations? We can […]

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AECI releases its first-ever dedicated sustainability report for “a better world”

AECI released its first-ever dedicated Sustainability Report today, providing demonstrable proof and tangible measures for its bold, new strategy and vision of shaping “a better world”. The Sustainability Report includes […]

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ZEST WEG gives motor users another efficiency boost

In the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super‑premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range from April 2021 – which […]

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Merging of Multi Alloys operations with EMVAfrica gives rise to end-to-end specialised alloy and stainless steel solutions under one umbrella

Multi Alloys, the leading stockholder and supplier of special alloys in South Africa, is proud to announce that its business shall merge with EMVAfrica as from 1st May 2021. EMVAfrica […]

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Engen supports Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative at Bakwena and Lesele Secondary schools

On March 31st, 134 learners at Bakwena Secondary School in Brits in the North West Province and 151 learners at Lesele Secondary School in Boons, North West received hygiene hampers, […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

01 April 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. SASOL’S response to the climate action 100+ Report Engen steps up again to support […]

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Maintaining security is key during digital transformation in the financial services sector

By Sarthak Rohal, VP – IT Services at AlphaCodes The financial services landscape is changing rapidly as banks face increasing competition from technology-based financial services – from newly established banks […]

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ABB and Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future

ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company,announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solutionfor the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs). The solutionwill optimise […]

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Engen steps up again to support Gugulethu school for differently abled learners

Engen has again stepped up to support Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Education Needs, this time by contributing to the renovation of the school’s play area and soccer field.  […]

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SASOL’S response to the climate action 100+ Report

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol notes the assessment report by investor coalition Climate Action 100+ (CA100+). It is regrettable that this has already been publicly released and commented on (including in a […]

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BMG says yes to South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme

BMG – part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited – is participating in South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which is a joint initiative between […]

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Aurex Constructors awarded Adams 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Kathu, Northern Cape

South Africa, March 2021 – Aurex Constructors are delighted to have been awarded the Adams 10-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project by SOLA towards the end of December last year. […]

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Reversing the Move to Cities Explained by IDTechEx

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all […]

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Learning from day Zero with Water Heroes

Although the countdown to day Zero no longer scares South African citizens,the current Covid-19 pandemic has put more pressure in areas who continue tolive with little to no running tap […]

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Green banks and national climate funds have a key role in mobilizing funds for low-carbon, climate-resilient development in Africa: report

The African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have joined forces to produce a study of the role of green banks and national climate change funds in mobilizing […]

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The real life hybrids

A new modelling approach helps engineers to understand the real-world benefits of hybrid bearings SKF engineers have solved one of the great mysteries of bearing performance. They are now applying […]

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Engen Namibia receives coveted Diamond Arrow Award

Engen Namibia received a Diamond Arrow Award, at the annual Professional Management Review (PMR) awards ceremony which was held on 15 March 2021 in Windhoek at the Safari Court Hotel. […]

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Rand-Air committed to excellence in safety with first female SHEQ officer and new ISO standard

While South African industries continuously focus on improving their manufacturing health and safety standards, Rand-Air – an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps) and lighting […]

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Screw-in Temp Sensors

A wide range of measurements – always in view! INSTROTECH offers Kobold’s MMA range of industrial temperature probes, or insertion resistance thermometers (with/without transmitter).  The MMA is engineered using 316 […]

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BME blasts its way to SA record

Another South African record for the largest electronic detonator blast has been broken by blasting and explosives leader BME. The blast was conducted by BME, an Omnia Group company, at […]

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Tetra Pak and Rockwell Automation collaborate to advance performance for powder manufacturers

Collaboration merges industry-proven processing solutions with leading process control architecture. Resulting capabilities are set to improve quality consistency, enhance efficiency and reduce variability, redefining industry performance metrics. Tetra Pak and […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

25 March 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Vega Radiometric Sensor The Water-Wise City is a smart choice to optimise Africa’s water […]

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AECI Mining Explosives sets a new benchmark for bulk explosives

Following extensive research and development, AECI Mining Explosives has launched a significantly enhanced version of its bulk emulsion explosives.  Appropriately dubbed Powergel X², the name indicates that the product can […]

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KSB commits further investment into Namibia

The newly appointed managing director of KSB Pumps and Valves (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd, DeWet van Wyk will head-up the recently established KSB Pumps and Valves Namibia, a company formed out […]

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RS Components expands its industrial control line card to equip customers with the latest IIoT technologies

Over 2,000 added items include the latest IIoT sensors and machine safety systems for Smart Manufacturing developments RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global […]

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Resilient infrastructure is key to a sustainable future for data centres

Deeshon Munshi, Business Manager – Data Centres & Telecoms (Middle East & Africa), Cummins International Data Centre Day, observed on Wednesday 24 March this year, is a global movement aimed […]

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COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for HSE compliance

By Louise Woodburn, General Manager, KBC Health & Safety 24 March 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for fully compliant health, safety and environment (HSE) policies and procedures […]

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The Water-Wise City is a smart choice to optimise Africa’s water infrastructure

The concept of the Water-Wise City, as outlined by the International Water Association (IWA), is a key initiative to assist cities conserve this precious resource. What’s more, Water-Wise Cities are […]

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Now on board at KLINGER: Thomas Pipe Products completes the product range in South Africa

Thomas Pipe Products becomes KLINGER Pipe Products. South Africa’s leader in pipe repair clamps and couplings can now supply worldwide.On July 1, 2020, KLINGER South Africa took over Thomas Pipe […]

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Ghana’s leading organisations have embraced the unified customer experience

By Olufunmilayo Okubena, Country Manager at Infobip Ghana 24 March 2021 While enterprises across the globe are increasingly leveraging multiple channels to talk to their customers, Ghana’s business landscape is […]

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Werner Pumps invests in in-house capabilities with CNC machinery

Werner Pumps, leading South African design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist in high-pressure jetting equipment, has installed and commissioned new CNC equipment at its headquarters in Springs. The R3 million […]

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Water for rural Botswana: From dam to tap

Water- A scarce resource in many parts of Africa and a growing concern across the globe. In Botswana, water scarcity is a real crisis created by an increasing population, inevitably […]

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Don’t stop until you’re proud, says Cape Town top matriculant

Living by the philosophy, don’t stop until you are proud, drives Kirsten Prins. Following an exceptional set of matric results, the Milnerton High School alumnus certainly deserves a moment to […]

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The rise of e-learning might just create the next generation of automation enthusiasts we need

By Canninah Mapena, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation Africa Attending high school during a global pandemic is sure to be interesting, and perhaps a bit disappointing, for our teenagers. It’s all […]

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Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

A ‘smart city’ is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology. It is a city that leverages innovation to achieve its desired outcomes – […]

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Risk-averse industry due to Covid-19 sees ASP Fire on an upward path

Its designation as an essential services provider during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in ASP Fire attending to requests for assistance countrywide, from Tzaneen in the north to Pinetown in the […]

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Rugged New Fluke TIS20+ Thermal Camera with unexpected features

TiS20+ with touchscreen IR-fusion; Point-Shoot-Fix; Asset Tagging saves hours of image sorting COMTEST, local representative of Fluke, has the new Fluke TiS20+ handheld thermal camera that puts the power of […]

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Top Engen Maths and Science student dreams of F1

A career in Formula One motorsport beckons for Engen Maths and Science School leaner Thiyashan Pillay, not as a driver, but rather as an engine designer.  An alumnus of Durban […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

18 March 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Featured: Anton Paar     Welcome to New Viscometry!    United Electric Controls One Series Safety Transmitter                    Rising […]

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DOT Safety Footwear Signs JCB

The DOT Safety Footwear group is proud to announce and reveal, the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with the world-renowned, UK based, J.C Bamford Excavators Ltd (JCB). This agreement […]

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Award Winning Company, Combilift & Award-Winning Author, Emer Conlon – A Great ‘Combi’nation

An exciting new children’s book has been launched today 24th November 2020 just in time for Christmas!With Combilift’s unique portfolio of forklifts, the company is revolutionising the way businesses handle and […]

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SA should expect a surge in medical waste during 3rd wave of pandemic

Waste and recycling company Averda, which has extensive medical waste treatment operations in South Africa, reports that they treated over 600 000 kilograms of Covid waste in January this year. “This […]

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KLINGER South Africa’s valve refurbishment program: reduce, reuse, and recycle

With valve refurbishment, the customer can minimize expense and material usage. KLINGER South Africa refurbishes industrial valves and monitoring systems. After years of leadership in valve and gasket development and […]

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Elios SkyEye remote-access drone used for Sappi inspection

Skyriders has made short work of backpass ducting inspection at a chemical recovery furnace at the Sappi Ngodwana pulp-and-paper mill in Mpumalanga. This is a fully-integrated kraft mill producing pulp […]

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Remote Audit : Get your IS0 9001 Certification without leaving your office

As part of our remote services, we offer you a range of audits and certifications that audits are conducted remotely. By utilizing online meetings, the audit is partially or even […]

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Diesel Generators in the Data Centre – When is Bigger Better?

By David Matuseski, PE, Mission Critical Technical Leader Finding the best combination of generator size and system architecture is a goal for all data centre designers. Many times, a larger […]

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BI rolls out countrywide stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) now has sufficient stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa to be able to supply the local market in accordance with the new partnership between […]

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United Electric Controls One Series Safety Transmitter

The One Series Safety Transmitter from United Electric Controls is a pressure or temperature monitoring transmitter switch that provides a NAMUR NE 43 standard 4-20 mA analog output. It has […]

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Sasol issues US dollar senior notes

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol Limited (“Sasol”) herewith announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Sasol Financing USA LLC (the “Issuer”) has priced an offering of US$-denominated, SEC-registered notes (the “Notes”), […]

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Opinion piece: How technology offers a very real solution to SA’s aging water infrastructure

By Jacques Squire, Water & Wastewater Segment Lead, Southern Africa, International Operations, Schneider Electric In the wake of National Water Week (15 to 22 March), the spotlight is again placed […]

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Welcome to New Viscometry!

Progress and innovation, high-precision craft, and the passion for research – these values define Anton Paar. Components produced with the highest attention to detail, innovative measuring principles, and well-designed user interfaces […]

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Rising above the challenges – Engen applauds top EMSS matrics

The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matric class of 2020 achieved stellar results, proving yet again the crucial role played by the Engen supported supplementary maths and science classes.  […]

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Staying productive and protected in times of load shedding

By Raeford Liebenberg, manager at Silver Moon, a Galix company South Africa is going through a well-documented economic hardship and this has been perpetuated by our current energy provision woes.  […]

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BMG’s range of Hydraforce valves includes proportional valves and controller solutions

BMG – distributors of the Hydraforce range of proportional valves in Southern Africa – works closely with Hydraforce engineers and customers in diverse industries, to design and manufacture customised hydraulic […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

11- March 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Everything Industrial- connecting your brand to the industry WEST COAST MINER installs slurrysucker for […]

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Everything Industrial- connecting your brand to the industry

We are excited to announce the Everything Industrial website and newsletter.  We provide the latest news from people on the move & a focus on products & services from the […]

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Rockwell Automation Named One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 13th Time

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, was recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of […]

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Cummins Inc. continues to challenge gender inequality through its Cummins Powers Women programme

International Women’s Day on 8 March marked the programme’s third year Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced it has surpassed $20 million in giving to community partners through Cummins Powers Women […]

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Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, today announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for Imperial (JSE: IPL), a leading […]

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Growing your brand without breaking the bank

For brand owners who are prepared to rethink their approach as they look for a competitive edge, there’s a way to avoid the commoditisation trap or, at the very least, […]

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Lincoln Lubrication SA cements deal to install automated fire suppression systems at Nigerian cement plant

SKF Group Company, Lincoln Lubrication South Africa’s Africa Export division recently received approval from a leading cement producer in Africa to supply, install and commission 51 Muster II Automated Fire […]

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Now, maintenance can be proactive instead of reactive!

Initiate preventative programs with Fluke’s newTiS55+ and TiS75+ Thermal Imagers COMTEST, local representative of Fluke, has their new TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers, easy-to-use series of infrared cameras that easily […]

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Emerson launches a complete suite of digital solutions for operators monitoring corrosion and erosion

Operators can drive plants to their maximum capability and avoid costly incidents with a fully integrated corrosion and erosion monitoring suite of software and service solutions Emerson introduces a complete […]

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WEST COAST MINER installs slurrysucker for pond dredging

Following a successful one-week trial, heavy minerals company Tronox Mineral Sands took delivery of a SlurrySucker dredging unit from Integrated Pump Rental. The SlurrySucker will remove sand from the process […]

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Skyriders deploys rope access for Carlton Centre winch inspection

The Carlton Centre is a 223-m-high, 50-storey skyscraper and shopping centre in downtown Johannesburg that is the second-tallest building in Africa after The Leonardo in Sandton, as well as being […]

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Potential new iron ore super cycle bolsters prospects for Rosond

A potential new super cycle in terms of the iron ore price bodes well for drilling technology provider Rosond of Midrand. The iron ore price increased by 74% in 2020, […]

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SKF South Africa – empowering women in leadership roles

SKF South Africa, part of the global bearing and rotating technology specialist SKF Group, pledges its continued commitment to the development of women’s socio-economic empowerment through education and encouraging female […]

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EMERSON introduces digital maturity tool to help companies target digital transformation priorities

Resource helps companies quickly self-assess operations, identify opportunities for highest potential return on investment. Manufacturers seeking to leverage new digital technologies to transform their businesses can turn to Emerson’s new […]

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Every liquid has a fingerprint and now it can be measured in real-time

A new radio wave-based analysis technology, developed by the Finnish high-tech company Collo, makes it possible to continuously monitor the state of any liquid in industrial processes, be it thick […]

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BMG’s Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars increase productivity and reliability in heavy-duty, high-vibration applications

BMG has been appointed exclusive distributors of Swagefast fastening systems in Southern Africa throughout Africa (effective January 2021.) BMG’s locally manufactured Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars ensure increased productivity and […]

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ABB urges greater adoption of high-efficiency motors and drives to combat climate change – global electricity consumption to be reduced by 10%

In a new white paper, ABB reveals potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB […]

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WEG takes soft-starters to next level with SSW900 range

The new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection. These units allow quick and simple access to application information and configuration settings in any […]

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Dekra Industrial: moving ahead, one safe and strategic step at a time

“Dekra Industrial’s sole reason for existence is safety,” says Johan Gerber, Director at Dekra Industrial RSA, and it is evident that these are more than just words. Since 1925, when […]

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siFramo Launches in South Africa

A first for its kind in Africa, siFramo is a non welded support system that saves time, money and labour. 15 years ago, Sikla pioneered siFramo: a versatile, multifunctional, and […]

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Growing niche for dry-type transformers in oil, gas projects

Demanding safety requirements in the oil and gas sector are being met by custom-designed dry-type transformers from specialist company Trafo Power Solutions. “We are seeing growing success in the application […]

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Exact determination of fuel consumption

INSTROTECH has KOBOLD DOE, an oval gear flowmeter, categorised as positive displacement flow technology. When liquid flows through this positive displacement flowmeter, two oval geared rotors measure a constant volume […]

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Understanding Lubricant Additives

The best way to protect your equipment is to apply the right lubricant at the right time and in the right quantities. This is the philosophy at Lubrication Engineers (LE) […]

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Engineers still deliver in challenging times

During a recent Subsea campaign on an offshore wind field, Imenco provided an ROV tool for bolt tensioning. During the campaign the tool performed the equivalent of a 658 500 ton […]

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Filtration Systems: Figuring out what you need

Filtration is used in almost all industrial applications and is integral to many processes. Anelia Hough, water treatment consultant at Allmech, explains that it’s an important step used in production […]

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RS Components supports Schneider Electric’s platform for managing and controlling low voltage loads

Minimising time spent on specifying individual items of equipment and allowing more focus on maximising overall system efficiency RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a […]

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Key appointments and promotions made at waste management company Averda

Waste management company Averda has appointed two rising stars, Mariam Ansari and Brindha Roberts, as Director of Plastics Recycling and Group Director of Sustainability, respectively. These global appointments reflect Averda’s […]

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Skyriders deploys rope access for Carlton Centre winch inspection

The Carlton Centre is a 223-m-high, 50-storey skyscraper and shopping centre in downtown Johannesburg that is the second-tallest building in Africa after The Leonardo in Sandton, as well as being […]

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BMG’s NSK HPS spherical roller bearings for demanding environments 2021

BMG’s range of high-performance NSK spherical roller bearings is perfectly suited to operate in demanding environments, including foundries, forges and die-casting applications. The NSK HPS range, which has a running […]

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NEED FOR SPEED?

New High-Speed Pyrometer CT 4M From Optris With very fast processes, requirements for the pyrometers used for temperature measurement are especially onerous. Typical examples are plastics processing machinery, such as those […]

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Zutari co-creates integrated solutions to address energy security

Increasing electricity tariffs and ongoing load shedding has resulted in a lot of interest from private-sector clients to guarantee their energy security independent of electricity utility Eskom, according to newly-appointed […]

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Human assets are instrumental in protecting your virtual and physical assets

By Canninah Mapena, Managing Director, Rockwell Automation Africa While digital transformation and the move to the Connected Enterprise offer brilliant benefits to organisations – improved visualisation, better and faster data […]

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Cable, components and critical space exploration

ABB provides Ty-Rap™ cable ties for NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on 18 February 2021, it’s […]

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Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) is launched

Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) part of Invicta Holding Limited, has established a new company – Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – that specialises in the design and manufacture of slurry related […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

18 February 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Sulphur emission enquiry | Pretoria and Johannesburg region Electrocomponents collaborates with industry specialists to […]

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Sulphur emission enquiry | Pretoria and Johannesburg region

Sasol can confirm that recently our Secunda Operations in Mpumalanga have been stable with no operational incidents that have/could have resulted in an increase in sulphur emissions. High resolution analysers […]

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Rio-Carb R-C700 wear liner plate is the ‘green steel’ alternative

As a market leader in wear solutions for the mining and related industries, R-C700 long-life liner plate from Rio-Carb offers the benefit of significantly reduced greenhouse (GHG) emissions for its […]

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Magnetic Target Switch for Position Sensing in Standard-duty and Extreme-duty Operation Environments

TopWorx MTS features globally approved certifications and specifications, helping to avoid approval delays Emerson, a global leader in fluid control and pneumatics technology, has released its TopWorxTM Magnetic Target SwitchTM […]

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OMRON Announces the World’s First Integrated Controller for Fully Automated Robotic Production Systems

New solution brings innovation into manufacturing in virtual and remote environments OMRON has announced the launch of the world’s first “Robotic Integrated Controller”, the new NJ501-R, based on OMRON’s industry […]

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Cleaning industry should not forget lessons learned from pandemic

Workplace health and safety measures should be considered as non-negotiable elements that can never be neglected. This, says specialised cleaning services provider Fidelity Cleaning Services, should be seen as the […]

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Electrocomponents collaborates with industry specialists to develop revolutionary new method of inspecting petrochemical storage tanks

RS Monition and DesignSpark help multidisciplinary consortium, Project nautilUS, to develop sustainable, intrinsically safe robot for tank inspection Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), holding company for RS Components and a global […]

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African Development Bank and Mozambique LNG Area 1 Project win Multilateral Deal of the Year Award for $24 billion global syndicated finance

The Mozambique Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Area 1 Project and the African Development Bank have jointly received the prestigious Global Multilateral Deal of the Year 2020 award by the print […]

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Demag to supply three process cranes for “Green” Power Generation at E.ON BIOMASS POWER plant in Hürth

Demag, Germany, will supply Green Steam Hürth GmbH, a subsidiary of E.ON, with three process cranes equipped with grabs for a heat and power plant project. The project comprises the […]

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How to troubleshoot conveyor belt challenges

Some of the toughest maintenance challenges at manufacturing facilities are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems. These critical assets require gear oil for their gearboxes, electric motor grease for the […]

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Schneider Electric accelerates its sustainability strategy, comes top in Corporate Knights ranking of world’s most sustainable corporations

· Company announces six long-term commitments, with aim to reach eleven concrete sustainability goals by 2025 · Becomes world’s most sustainable corporate, according to Corporate Knights 2021 Global 100 ranking […]

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THE E-POWERLINE LATEST NEWSLETTER

12 February 2021– Keeping you up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Upcoming events High-level pressure sensors for complete systems                             Genset failure can cost companies […]

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BMG’s durable scraper chains safely remove waste materials from beneath boilers and burners

BMG’s Power Transmission division supplies a wide range of conveyor chain that ensures efficient and trouble-free transport of slag granulates, ash or smelting residues from beneath boilers, burners and furnaces. […]

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IGS TUFFss online TSA: Safe application during plant operation

Thermal Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) is a recognized optimum solution to corrosion under insulation (CUI).  In the past, TSA applications were performed during turnarounds, disrupting schedules and other activities due to […]

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40th anniversary is cause for Hire It to celebrate continued growth

From its humble beginnings as a construction equipment hire and repair business established in 1981, to the official launch of its tough, cost-effective Kwagga equipment range, this year sees Hire […]

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The Future Evolution of Batteries for Stationary Applications by IDTechEx

IDTechEx recently released an update of the report “Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2021-2031”. The report investigated the recent development of batteries for stationary energy storage, showing the forecast of battery installations and market […]

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EMERSON Europe, Middle East & Africa users conference to focus on enablingsmarter, safer, more sustainable operations

Emerson Users Exchange Live 2021 EMEA online conferenceonline conference offers new insights and innovations that are driving performance improvements for manufacturers Emerson Users Exchange Live 2021 Europe, Middle East and […]

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The impact of 5G in the business – are South African organisations ready?

Many organisations and industries are seeing a major digital revolution, and with all the data generated it is apparent that existing networks are going to struggle to cope with future […]

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Genset failure can cost companies dearly during load shedding

A back-up power supply such as gensets is critical to reduce overall electricity demand during load-shedding. However, it is vital that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly […]

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High-level pressure sensors for complete systems

KELLERs standard product catalog covers most applications for pressure measurement technology. However, there are often great benefits to optimising pressure sensors specifically for use and integration into higher-level complete systems. […]

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Launch of new Aisle Master Order Picker: Aisle Master-OP

Combilift officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio in a virtual press conference on February 3rd. The NEW Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a pioneering stand-on electric powered model […]

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Disaster recovery and cloud data protection are top priorities for businesses post-pandemic

By Gerhard Fourie, District Channel Manager for Commvault South Africa The global Covid-19 pandemic significantly accelerated the adoption of cloud technologies around the world, but particularly in South Africa. Where […]

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THE E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER

4 February 2021 Firm local base sets up ZEST WEG for Africa growth SMC virtual tour- Explore our South African Headquarters Skyriders installs Honeywell lifeline system for large commercial bank […]

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Specialised transformers from Trafo for LNG plant

Twenty custom-designed transformers are being prepared by dry-type transformer specialists Trafo Power Solutions for a liquified natural gas (LNG) plant being constructed in northern Mozambique. The 20 transformers feature a […]

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Africa Energy Indaba

1 – 5 March 2021 Virtual Event The business meeting of choice for the African energy sector The Africa Energy Indaba is the continent’s definitive energy event, providing an agenda that influences energy policy for Africa. Attended by […]

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Afrox, sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products, has recently completed a new made-to-order speciality gases plant in response to rising market demand for complex gas mixtures

The complex gases produced at the new gravimetric filling plant will be Afrox’s main source of all made-to-order gas mixtures, supplying customers throughout South Africa and its neighbouring countries. Designed […]

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The digital era calls for a cybersecurity mesh approach to protect against attacks

As digital transformation continues to accelerate, driven in large by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organisations can no longer depend on a traditional network and perimeter-based approach to cybersecurity to protect […]

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Top SRK experts gather to integrate climate change services

As climate change climbs the rankings of business risk, SRK Consulting recently gathered over 50 of its specialists in a virtual workshop to integrate and strengthen its climate change services. […]

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Exciting year ahead for Weir Minerals in Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Africa is focused on partnering with customers to drive efficiencies using its proven technology-driven solutions.   According to Grant Ramsden, Regional Managing Director of Weir Minerals Africa and […]

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Skyriders installs Honeywell lifeline system for large commercial bank in Sandton

While many large commercial buildings are facing budgetary constraints for maintenance purposes, it is imperative that facilities managers do not opt for inferior systems that could compromise the health and […]

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SMC VIRTUAL TOUR

Explore our South African Headquarters Your tour of our world class show room Have you always wanted to get see our World Class Show Room? Then join us on a […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa appoints new Group Marketing Manager

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies has promoted Gillian Allin to the position of Group Marketing Manager effective 1 January 2021. Gillian fills the shoes of recently retired […]

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Zutari board appoints Teddy Daka as Co-CEO as it re-enters Middle East market

Zutari is bringing previous Aurecon Group Chair Teddy Daka on-board as Co-CEO with current CEO Dr. Gustav Rohde. It follows Zutari’s successful launch last year after demerging from the global […]

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Nifty Nitrogen! Rand-Air’s nitrogen generators offer agile advantages to industry

It is crucial for companies, whether they specialise in chemical manufacturing, electronics, fabrication, food and beverage or other sectors, to have a reliable and specific supply of industrial gas for […]

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FIRM LOCAL BASE SETS UP ZEST WEG FOR AFRICA GROWTH

Establishing a strong local manufacturing base in South Africa has been integral to Zest WEG’s success over the past decade, building the economy and providing an important springboard into Africa. […]

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BMG’s SEIM spindle screw pumps efficiently handle a wide range of liquids at different flows and various pressures

BMG – exclusive distributor of SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa – supplies and supports the full range of SEIM spindle screw pumps, flow meters and in-line relief valves. “These robust […]

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New generation longspan shelving now available in southern Africa

Leading South African intralogistical supplier Logistics Systems Engineering (LSE) is introducing its new Constructor range of Longspan Shelving 3 (LS3) to the southern African market. Introduced to the European market […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

Just released: Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. BI warns against the unforeseen costs of using counterfeit bearings          Local management team buy-out SNC-Lavalin […]

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BI warns against the unforeseen costs of using counterfeit bearings

Downtime, consequential damage, reduced lifespan, poor performance and safety are just some of the dangers of using counterfeit bearings, which are increasingly prevalent across South African industry, warns Andrew Altree, […]

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Saipem: awarded FEED contract for Virginia Gas Project in South Africa

The contract concerns the development of an LNG plant with the production of liquefied Helium San Donato Milanese (Italy), January 27, 2021 – Saipem has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design […]

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SICK Automation introduces first in SA berm monitoring system

Safety berms are critical for the safe movement of heavy machinery in open pit operations. Continued berm integrity is therefore also critical, as is ongoing monitoring to ensure berm integrity. […]

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Drilling contractor Rosond transitions into technology provider

Transforming the way that drilling is traditionally carried out in the mining industry, Rosond of Midrand is combining automation, software and data analytics and machine learning to create a next-generation […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Digital Enterprise solutions join Hitachi’s Lumada Portfolio of Digital Solutions and Services

Introducing Lumada Asset Performance Management, Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management ZURICH, January 27, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Hitachi Vantara today announced the integration of Hitachi ABB […]

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Bosch Capital works with CBSS to advance the LEGUAAN Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) water quality monitoring tool

Bosch Capital has been appointed by environmental and water governance, risk and compliance specialists – CBSS – to support the commercial development of the new LEGUAAN™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) water quality […]

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Local management team buy-out SNC-Lavalin SA and rename the business Aurex Constructors

Led by Vice President Stuart Kent, the South African management team of SNC-Lavalin SA successfully completed a management buy-out of the local entity on 10th December 2020. Building on the […]

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Networked beer tanks delight both landlords and breweries

 IOT – The Internet of Things starts with a sensor The Internet of Things (IoT) offers “smart” solutions that help make life easier and more convenient, improve and streamline processes, […]

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Tektronix releases TekDrive, groundbreaking data collaboration software

COMTEST, local representative of TEKTRONIX, has announced the availability of TekDrive™, the first native oscilloscope-to-cloud software solution to facilitate global data collaboration directly on an oscilloscope, PC, phone or tablet. […]

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BMG’s high-temperature furnace belts offer a service-life of more than three times that of conventional belts

BMG’s Light Materials Handling division supplies and supports a comprehensive range of belting products which is suitable for use in diverse sectors, including high-temperature applications, like glass bottle manufacturing. “Because […]

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New Inverter Enhances QuickStick HT Intelligent Conveyor System Performance

The QuickStick HT intelligent conveyor system from Rockwell Automation is designed to transport large loads with the intelligence of independent cart technology. The most common applications for the technology are […]

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Emerson receives 2021 IOT breakthrough award for ‘analytics platform of the year’

Real-time data and analytics are key drivers for optimising operational performance, asset health and plant safety Emerson (NYSE:EMR), a global automation technology and software company, has received the “IoT Analytics […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 21 January 2021

Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. In this edition: BMG advises on how to optimise efficiency and extend the service life of solar-powered […]

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Helping South African power grid brave thunderstorms

Hitachi ABB Power Grids PEXLINK line surge arresters can safeguard transmission lines from lightning strikes, ensuring ‘business as usual’ for everyone in the country South Africa is the leading services […]

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Rand-Air: When Class O means top-class medicine!

The pharmaceuticals industry requires a pristine manufacturing environment to ensure the integrity of the final product, which must meet the strictest levels of hygiene. A key enabler in producing these […]

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New smokestack instrumentation a towering success thanks to Skyriders

When electrical, mechanical and control engineering expert Proconics was recently called upon to install new gas-monitoring instrumentation at a major petrochemical producer, it turned to rope-access specialist Skyriders to provide […]

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BMG advises on how to optimise efficiency and extend the service life of solar-powered pumping systems by selecting the correct drives

BMG’s electromechanical specialists, with extensive experience in gearing, have extended their solutions service to include solar inverters and drives, which are designed to enhance efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems. “PV […]

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Blending Platforms are the answer to safe disposal of hazardous liquid and sludge waste

Regulations were introduced in South Africa in 2019 which puts a responsibility on the waste sector to safely dispose of hydrocarbon-based materials at landfill sites. Hazardous liquid and sludge can […]

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Engen Sunset Beach offers a slice of Andiccio24

Engen’s fast-food convenience offering is flourishing, and Cape Town customers can now enjoy a slice of Andiccio24’s delicious pizza at Engen Sunset Beach Convenience Centre in Milnerton.  Opened officially on […]

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GETI 2021: petrochemicals professionals believe “new normal” has already arrived

Petrochemicals workforce believes social distancing, workspace flexibility and reduced headcounts are here to stay 61 per cent of respondents believe the sector is resilient to the changes it faces Training […]

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‘Get connected’ with genuine parts from Anderson Power Products – putting the power back in the end-user’s hands

Alexander & Poole (A&P) was founded over 4 decades ago in 1980 and today is the sole distributor for the Southern African region of Anderson Power Products (APP) electrical connectors, […]

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Bosch Munitech makes a substantial investment in the latest technology, offering geospatial services in line with stringent global standards

The Bosch Holdings group of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering companies has used laser scanning and 3D modelling technology successfully for over seven years, to ensure accuracy and efficiency of engineering deliverables. […]

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Nord-Lock X-series washers for safe and secure bolt joints 2021

BMG’s range of Nord-Lock bolt securing systems includes the X-series washers, designed for optimum bolt security, even in the most demanding operating conditions. These bolt securing washers have been developed […]

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A NEW POWER PARTNERSHIP. Vert Energy is set to supply and support Yanmar industrial engines and power products in southern Africa

Vert Energy has been appointed by Yanmar as the official distributors in Southern Africa for Yanmar industrial engines from the 1st of January 2021 “What’s exciting for the African market […]

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New Safety Switch from Rockwell Automation Provides Interlocking on All Types of Guard Doors

The new Allen-Bradley® Guardmaster® 440G-EZ electromagnetic interlocking switch can help protect people, processes and equipment. By providing the physical interlocking of guard doors, the safety switch allows access to a […]

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Deep caption press release: Handwashing CSI initiative – keeping communities

While good hygiene is always recommended, the stark reality is that in South Africa today, many of our schools do not have access to safe, clean running water. This fact […]

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Purchasing cleaning products moves online

The coronavirus has been a trendsetter in its own rights, causing a shift in the way businesses continue to keep doors open and seeing the public adjusting homelife. One of […]

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Keeping the crane wheels on the straight and narrow

When a mining operation based in the Copper Belt of Zambia found themselves with an unexpected increase in wheel and flange wear and repair costs on a newly installed crane, […]

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Price does not always determine engine oil quality

New entrant to SA oil market puts its oil where its mouth is Paying more for an engine oil does not necessarily mean you are getting a superior product. Similarly, […]

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Sulzer Academy encourages knowledge transfer for operators and maintenance specialists

Pump training can encompass many aspects from design and operation to maintenance and rerates, it all depends on the trainees and what they want to get out of the course. […]

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Forward planning and innovation ensure Bureau Veritas Southern Africa migrates from normal to next normal

Bureau Veritas continues to support and serve customers under new working conditions The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building […]

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Local management team buy-out SNC-Lavalin SA and rename the business Aurex Constructors

Led by Vice President Stuart Kent, the South African management team of SNC-Lavalin SA successfully completed a management buy-out of the local entity on 10th December 2020. Building on the […]

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Handwashing CSI initiative – keeping communities healthy!

While good hygiene is always recommended, the stark reality is that in South Africa today, many of our schools do not have access to safe, clean running water. This fact […]

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ZEST WEG – 40 years and growing in Africa

Four decades in Africa has seen Zest WEG investment in a powerful manufacturing base and grow a significant footprint across sub-Saharan Africa. This strategy is underpinned by its investment in […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter

Blast Resistant Buildings – Is your Site Covered? Gas-to-power options emerge on SA energy scene Industry 4.0 Skimping on boiler maintenance creates costs down the line Breathers and spin-on elements […]

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Skyriders to tap into need for ongoing inspection, maintenance during Level 1 in 2021

Bringing its drone capabilities to bear in a larger portion of the market is the major opportunity for Skyriders going into 2021, affirms Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. Having being issued […]

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“SMMEs are vital to rebuilding SA’s economy”

In President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to Parliament on 15 October 2020 regarding South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, he highlighted the importance of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in […]

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Breathers and spin-on elements form part of BMG’s filtrations solutions

BMG’s Fluid Technology’s filtration solutions comprise a wide range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids – including oil, […]

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Is your training provider ready for Industry 4.0?

The Colliery Training College (CTC), is a training center for artisan and mining skills in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. CTC has been part of the coal mining industry since 1964 and is […]

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New MicroHAWK V- and F-Series smart Cameras simplify code reading and inspection with ultra-small footprints

The V/F400 and V/F300 Series Smart Cameras are the latest additions to OMRON’s popular MicroHAWK line that offers both codes reading and vision inspection capabilities.  The powerful yet compact MicroHAWK V/F400 and V/F300 Series Smart Cameras simplify applications by offering the possibility […]

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How Africa can get more from its minerals

South Africa’s rich mineral deposits could be key to boosting the country’s economic growth, especially post Covid-19. While the local mining industry has emerged relatively unscathed, the pandemic has highlighted […]

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Price does not always determine engine oil quality

New entrant to SA oil market puts its oil where its mouth is Paying more for an engine oil does not necessarily mean you are getting a superior product. Similarly, […]

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Air Products’ Freshline™ Offers Definite Benefits for Retailers and Customers

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drastic changes to the buying patterns of consumers, the value of Air Products’ Freshline™ solutions were highlighted as a key aspect […]

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Skimping on boiler maintenance creates costs down the line

A comprehensive boiler maintenance programme not only keeps your boiler up and running reliably, but also ensures equipment longevity and improves safety for employees. However, many companies try to save […]

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Rockwell Automation expands visualization offering, provides customers greater reliability, security

New VersaView 6300 industrial PCs and thin clients allow users to create a single, secure and dependable visualization system 20201203 Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) has released new industrial PCs and […]

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Industry 4.0

Terms such as digitization and Industry 4.0 are heard almost everywhere today. But why? Industry 4.0 is the term used to describe the fourth industrial revolution, which means: after mechanization, […]

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Gas-to-power options emerge on SA energy scene

As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2,000 MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant role. Government’s recently […]

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SA urged to support responsible waste management efforts

The holiday season is here and while many of us are starting our holiday shopping, wrapping gifts for family and friends or finalising our travel plans, the waste sector is […]

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Dekra Industrial ‘goes nuclear’ with safety on steam generator replacement project at Koeberg

Dekra is widely recognised as a global expert in non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection. With a presence in more than 50 countries on five continents, and a proud history of […]

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Blast Resistant Buildings – Is your Site Covered?

A blast-resistant building (BRB) is a reinforced structure designed to reduce the harm to personnel and equipment in the event of an accidental or deliberate explosion. BRBs are common within petrochemical plants, […]

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Zutari develops electro-desalination water treatment solutions for industry

With South Africa still experiencing a drought in many areas, industries that rely heavily on water for their processes will need to take a more sustainable approach and consider alternative […]

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Specialist Lubricant for high-temperature applications

Lubrication products used in certain applications are subjected to much harsher conditions or higher temperatures than others. By choosing products specifically designed for challenging circumstances, you can protect your equipment, […]

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Plant optimization for fertilizer manufacturers

Upgrading designs and materials: Using retrofit projects to improve efficiency and reliability Fertilizer and other chemical manufacturing processes rely on several key pieces of rotating equipment to maintain efficient production […]

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Latest E-Powerline Newsletter- 26 Nov 2020

African Petrochemicals BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!- Up to 50% OFF BMG’s Steimel SF series lubricant and feed gear pumps Engen brings drought and fire relief to farmers 4IR and its positive […]

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Cummins appoints new dealers in North and West Africa

New dealers are in-country representatives in a key growth area for Cummins in Africa Cummins has appointed a range of new dealers as in-country representatives in the key growth area […]

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Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel

Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, who has accepted a new […]

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4IR and its positive impact on waste sector

COVID-19 has fast-tracked digital transformation and spearheaded the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) during 2020. This transformation has become essential to not only help businesses be at the forefront of global […]

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Keeping the clean room more than clean

Industrial, manufacturing and scientific Clean Rooms by the very nature of their activities are required to maintain extremely high levels of ‘cleanliness’. This means that it is imperative to monitor […]

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BMG’s Steimel SF series lubricant and feed gear pumps

BMG’s range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps – the SF series – is used mainly on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and general industry. […]

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Travelers cautioned to stay safe during Festive Season travel

Thousands of long-distance travelers are expected to make use of public transport in December as they make their way home from the big cities and metros to spend the Festive […]

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Rand-Air generators and lighting towers shed light on manganese mine’s production

As part of the global Atlas Copco Group and widely recognised as the local equipment rental leader, Rand-Air delivers portable air, power, lighting and flow solutions into a variety of […]

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Wabtec collaborates with Stone Three to enhance your Bottomline

Wabtec’s Digital Mine collaborates with Stone Three to help expand solutions that help increase yield and optimize process Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) announced today that its Digital Mine organization is collaborating […]

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Engen brings drought and fire relief to farmers

Engen, South Africa’s favourite petrol station*, has stepped up to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the Free State that suffered […]

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Fibertex offers advanced solutions in filtration for a cleaner environment

Fibertex Nonwovens – a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of nonwovens and performance-based materials used in diverse industries – has over the course of 50 years, developed advanced filtration […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 19 Nov 2020

E-Powerline Newsletter- 19 Nov 2020: Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Published in this week’s newsletter: Lubrication filter carts – the ideal way to […]

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Varel Energy Solutions Announces Rebrand, Recommitting to Innovation in Drilling and Downhole Solutions

Varel International Energy Services (Varel), a long-standing provider of drilling and downhole solutions, today announced its redefining vision for business growth supported by a fresh, new brand enabling a strong […]

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It’s a further 2 years on a Senegalese gold mine for Lincoln Lubrication’s Africa Export Team!

Excellent service on the lubrication systems of mobile equipment on a gold mine in West Africa over the past two years has delivered increased uptime and substantial cost savings, earning […]

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SASOL divests from gabon upstream oil assets, advancing future Sasol strategy

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol Gabon S.A. (Sasol) and VAALCO Gabon S.A. (VAALCO) have signed a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) that will see VAALCO acquire Sasol’s 27.8% working interest in […]

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Opinion piece: The value of SaaS offerings in a post-COVID business environment

By Johan Scheepers, Country Head at Commvault SA The increased need to implement and execute digital transformation strategies in South Africa has further increased the need for companies to switch […]

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Keeping Mission-Critical Assets in Operation During the Pandemic

IGS executed two essential maintenance projects in the Middle East during September, amidst peak COVID-19 restrictions in the region. HVTS Cladding for Oilfield Equipment in Oman In Oman, IGS applied […]

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Lubrication filter carts – the ideal way to flush systems

One of the challenges faced when a lubricant becomes contaminated is that it affects the entire machinery system. This means the whole system needs to be flushed to prevent further […]

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TOTAL agri 400 at Nampo park voted best event in SA national cross-country championship

It was a case of success first time around for the TOTAL AGRI 400 in the Free State, round three of this year’s SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Championship, which […]

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LEKELA completes its first portfolio of South African wind farms as 140mw Kangnas comes online

140MW wind farm in the Northern Cape of South Africa successfully begins operations The project will provide clean, reliable energy whilst eliminating approximately 450,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year […]

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SENIX offers a wide range of OEM & custom ultrasonic sensors

INSTROTECH, local representative of Senix Corporation, has on offer the smart and rugged ToughSonic line of ultrasonic non-contact Distance and Level sensors, a value-add partner for the Original Equipment Manufacturers […]

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Jet Demolition crowned ‘Best of the Best’ at World Demolition Awards 2020

Beating top competition from the US, Canada and Australia, South African demolition specialist Jet Demolition of Randburg was crowned ‘Best of the Best’ at the World Demolition Awards (WDA) 2020, […]

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NOSCAR award: The ‘heroes of safety’ win again!

DEKRA Industrial SA’s formidable reputation as the leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspections has received further endorsement, with the recent win of a NOSCAR Safety Award. This is acknowledged […]

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KBC Risk Solutions offers digital safety technology and expertise

KBC Risk Solutions from KBC Health & Safety consists of digital safety technology and hands-on SHEQ experts to offer companies value-adding risk solutions. “Our in-depth understanding of the relevant legislation […]

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BI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSI

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to the services provided by the BSI Group South Africa. These standards are ISO 9001-2015, […]

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LATEST E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER

Just released: Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here The East London- Everything Industrial Expo Breathing fresh air into old coal power stations Bureau Veritas […]

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Diagnostic Videoscopes enable maintenance teams to diagnose problems without tearing down equipment

The videoscope probes are IP68 rated to stand up to the dirtiest, harshest industrial work environments While videoscopes are commonly used in many applications, industrial inspections require a powerful, high-resolution […]

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SASOL secures more than 100 000 carbon offsets credits to progress its climate change ambitions

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol has secured more than 100 000 carbon offset credits from Bethlehem Hydro, a South African independent power producer (IPP), in fulfilment of its obligations under the […]

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Skyriders licenced to operate its fleet of SkyEye drones

Rope-access specialist Skyriders has been issued with a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This means it is now certified to deploy its SkyEye […]

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BMG launches a new range of durable Tsubaki Titan Chain for improved wear life in demanding conditions

BMG’s power transmission division has launched the new Tsubaki Titan chain series which offers significant improvements in wear-life in demanding applications, including abrasive and dusty conditions. “Selecting the right chain […]

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Breathing fresh air into old coal power stations

AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas engine power plant to support more renewables into the South Australian power system Eskom’s latest […]

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Waste management companies urged to help limit landfill fires

Fires at landfill sites happen maybe more often than you think, and no landfill goes unscathed. There have already been several landfill fires this year in South Africa alone. There […]

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Infrastructure to pave way for a global recovery from coronavirus pandemic

An ambitious infrastructure build and maintenance programme, consisting of a reliable pipeline of bankable projects using public funding to leverage private and other forms of financing, is key to stimulate […]

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Bureau Veritas partners with TWAA, innovative digital female-driven mentorship platform in support of women in business in Africa

Empowering women in leadership using innovation to boost development  There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish – Michelle Obama Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, […]

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Zutari assists UCT to become a net zero water university by 2050

Implementation of a Sustainable Water Management Strategy developed by Zutari will result in a reduction of 429 ML of the annual municipal water demand at UCT by 2050, equivalent to […]

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Compact TRUE-RMS meter for accurate electrical installation and troubleshooting

Fluke’s new compact 110 True-RMS Multimeter for electrical troubleshooting COMTEST, local representative of Fluke, introduces the new Fluke 110, a versatile multimeter for accurately measuring voltage, continuity, resistance and more. […]

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DEMAG THE KINGPIN OF UNIVERSAL CRANES

In over 200 years of crane manufacture and supply, Demag’s range of universal cranes still offer a superior lifting option that is hard to dispute, especially with over 800,000 Demag […]

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“voestalpine Böhler Welding and Afrox Ltd. form Joint Venture for the manufacture of welding consumables

voestalpine Böhler Welding and Afrox Ltd. are excited to announce the strengthening of their presence in the South African and Sub-Saharan African region by forming a joint venture to manufacture […]

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BMG’S new ie5+ motor generation from NORD Drivesystems

BMG and German precision engineers, Getriebebau Nord entered a partnership agreement in 1996 to assemble, distribute and support NORD DRIVESYSTEMS throughout Southern Africa. BMG has made a substantial investment over […]

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Making sure your lifting equipment stays safely on track

Lifting equipment applied at mining sites is a major CAPEX expenditure, and one that has to reflect a positive return on investment for mining companies. Preventative maintenance scheduling plays a […]

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Thinking small to get big projects right

With favourable movements in most commodity prices against a backdrop of uncertainty from COVID-19, the minimum viable project model is appealing for small and large miners alike. “Large-scale complex ventures […]

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Learner Grant Funding Opportunities for 2021-22

By Anesu T Ndoro, Business Developer at FDT Craft Training Centre The FDT Craft Training Centre is a division of the Fatlosang Development Trust which is a BBBEE level 1 […]

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BMG’s Jasic range of welding products enhances efficiency and safety in metal working

BMG’s Tools & Equipment division supplies and supports an extensive range of welding products and systems, which enhance efficiencies and ensure safety during metal working in all business sectors. “BMG […]

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ToughSonic RTTC System Provides Improved Temperature Compensation

INSTROTECH Senix ultrasonic sensors have a temperature sensor inside the sensor technique to compensate for changes in ambient air temperature. As the ambient air warms or cools, the sensor body […]

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FIBERTEX SA teams up with local facemask manufacturers to save lives during the covid-19 pandemic, through the supply of quality filter materials

Fibertex SA has stepped-up production of filter media, to meet high demand for quality components from local facemask and respirator manufacturers. This is in response to the Government’s call for […]

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RAND-AIR: Service and support with every fibre of their being!

-Rand-Air’s recent long-term rental to the fibreglass industry Rand-Air is the recognised local rentals market leader, with a track record of 47 years in the industry. As part of the […]

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BME’s greener blasts from processed used oil

For over three decades, Omnia group company BME has been incorporating used oil in its world-class emulsion explosives, making blasting greener and reducing environmental risk. This has made the company […]

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22 Oct 2020- E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here The Secunda Petrochemical, IPP & Renewables Roadshow invites you People-focused design and new technology will transform public […]

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What is this new IO-Link Technology?

IO-Link is the first standardized short distance, bi-directional, digital, point-to-point, wired, industrial communications networking standard (IEC 61131-9) worldwide.  It is used for communicating with digital sensors and actuators to either […]

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ABB technology improves energy supply reliability at Africa’s largest climate-controlled agricultural facility

ABB’s PCS100 AVC-20 solves utility power quality issues, securing productivity for sustainable hydroponic crop production facility in South Africa ABB technology is helping Africa’s largest climate-controlled agricultural facility, Dube AgriZone […]

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People-focused design and new technology will transform public transport sector

The public transport sector needs to embrace technology in order to meet its users’ needs better and ensure more streamlined integration of services. From tracking and GPS to smartphone payment […]

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Limited-time special on ‘priced to go’ Bobcat attachments

Bobcat Equipment South Africa has launched a limited-time special on select ‘priced to go’ attachments as it makes way for new stock. With over 100 in the full range, this […]

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Cummins Filtration achieves 150% improvement in replacement hours at major mining company

Comprehensive trial using Cummins Filtration products results in service-interval extension for automotive equipment operating at various mine sites Cummins Filtration has supported one of South Africa’s largest mining companies in […]

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ABB supports launch of engineering scholarship programme for Africa

ABB is proud to announce its support of the inaugural Ashesi-ETH Master’s in Engineering Programme in partnership with two world-leading universities for technology and the natural sciences, namely ETH Zurich […]

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Leveraging communications technology to enhance physical security

By Jeremy Osborne, Senior Sales Manager at Infobip South Africa Crime remains an ever-present danger in South Africa, and this has driven a demand for private security services, citizens are […]

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Is the planet telling us something?

Has mankind just pushed our habitat a step too far? I believe so! COVID-19 has smashed all the “normalities” that we knew – the ability to travel, to have friends […]

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Goscor Earthmoving Equipment delivers two SANY SY335C excavators to Wearne Quarries of KZN

Two SANY SY335C medium excavators from Goscor Earthmoving Equipment have been delivered successfully to Wearne Quarries of KwaZulu-Natal, reports Operations Manager Murray Leith. The aggregate producer mainly supplies crushed stone […]

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Engen and FoodForward SA stand together for World Food Day

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has again moved to help marginalised members of society by partnering with FoodForward SA to commemorate […]

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Rockwell Automation Acquires Cybersecurity Company

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation has announced that it has acquired Oylo, a privately-held industrial cybersecurity services provider based in Barcelona, […]

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‘No flash in the pan’: Betterect and DryTech achieve a trio of mineral concentrate drying plant successes

Betterect, a South African fabricator and erector of large processing equipment structures, undertakes steel fabrication projects within the mining, petrochemical and other industries, for clients as far afield as Austria, […]

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Green and integrated approaches could address food security challenges

Marking World Food Day, fdt Africa says stakeholders must collaborate across a broader value chain Agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and […]

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The E-Powerline Latest Newsletter

14 October 2020 14 October 2020:  Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here The case for responsible handling and reporting of hazardous waste Engen […]

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Boosting scarce skills for mining’s mechanised future

Forging 21st century skills to boost productivity in South Africa’s mining sector, Murray & Roberts Cementation has further enhanced its training facilities to develop scarce skills in modern underground mining. […]

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SKF Hybrid bearings improve reliability and uptime for Western Cape wind farm customer

SKF’s Renewables Segment team was instrumental in the bearings and rotating technology specialist company securing an order for the supply of three Hybrid bearings which deliver improved reliability and uptime […]

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Dekra Industrial: keeping industry ‘on the safe side’ with holistic NDT and solutions

Dekra is one of the world’s leading experts in industrial inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT), backed by 95 years in the industry, with the vision of being ‘the global partner […]

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Supporting and protecting the cleaning workforce

The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people look at and think about those staff members who perform cleaning duties. In the past this was something that […]

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Skyriders undertakes UT wall thickness testing at Tutuka

During the lockdown in June, rope-access specialist Skyriders undertook an inspection of pulverised fuel (PF) piping at Tutuka power station near Standerton in Mpumalanga for electricity utility Eskom during the […]

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Lekela delivers another successful project as its fourth South African wind farm begins commercial operation

Lekela, the renewable power-generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, today marked another important milestone when its Perdekraal East windfarm began commercial operations. The Perdekraal East windfarm will add […]

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The case for responsible handling and reporting of hazardous waste

For most of us the term ‘hazardous waste’ conjures images of toxic sludge, depleted uranium garbage, or the ubiquitous green slime we’re so used to seeing on TV screens. The […]

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Djembe Consultants and AfriLabs Unveil Report

Report Provides Rich Perspectives from Scaling Innovations and Entrepreneurship, to Transforming Education Towards a Skills-based Model of Collaborative Learning and Powerful Calls for Policy Enhancements to Help Women and Youth […]

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Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Simplify Industrial Transformation

Partnership aims to empower manufacturers with agility, intelligence, and scale to deliver digital transformation initiatives—from the cloud to the edge Rockwell Automation and Microsoft have announced a five-year partnership expansion […]

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Maintaining Backup Battery Systems for Maximum Usage and Reliability

Standby battery backup systems play a critical role in keeping essential operations functional in the event of a utility outage. Facilities like data centers, hospitals, airports, utilities, oil and gas […]

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Full marks for Rand-Air’s campus contract!

Recently, leading equipment rental company Rand-Air ‘passed the test’ with flying colours, delivering a 24-hour turnaround hire to a tertiary education college in Gauteng. Since 1973, Rand-Air – a part […]

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Engen brings much needed relief to the Agricultural sector

In response to severe drought across vast tracts of South Africa and the associated hardships experienced by many farmers, Engen partnered with AgriSA earlier this year to help support the […]

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De Beers Venetia Mine standardises on safety training from KBC Health & Safety (Pty) Ltd

When De Beers Group’s Venetia Mine had a requirement for safety training, it turned to specialist KBC Health & Safety, a provider of Onboarding, training and contractor management solutions throughout […]

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TDW Isolates Burning Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline for Repair Following Third-Party Strike

Tulsa, Oklahoma- T.D. Williamson (TDW) crews isolated a ruptured 14-inch natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline while product continued to flare off, enabling repair while the system remained in service and […]

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E-POWERLINE NEWSLETTER- 08 OCT 2020

Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Published in this week’s newsletter: Toxic Gas Shelters – When Evacuation is Not an Option Siemens engineering […]

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BMG’S new Fenner Quattro plus twin wrap heavy-duty twin wrapped wedge belts transmit 30% more power, even in tough conditions

New to BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components are Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrap (TW) wedge belts, that transmit 30% more power than conventional belts. “These maintenance-free wedge […]

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BT Industrial extends plastics-processing capacity to include polymer-based medical fabrics and components

BT Medical Devices is the latest group venture, initially focusing on FFP2 masks for front-line response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the future aim to enter other niche areas In […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids acquires Pioneer Solutions LLC and strengthens Energy Portfolio Management

Acquisition will expand Energy Market Operations offering and empower energy-market participants with leading digital capabilities to navigate the evolving regulatory environment and renewable energy goals Hitachi ABB Power Grids has […]

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Lyondellbasell and Sasol form Integrated Polyethylene joint venture

Houston and Johannesburg – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) and Sasol (JSE: SOL, NYSE: SSL) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) through […]

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Bobcat supplies 25 skidsteer loaders to major DIY and building materials supplier

Bobcat Equipment South Africa has concluded a contract to supply 25 Bobcat skidsteer loaders to a major leader in Southern Africa in the hardware, home improvement, DIY and building materials […]

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Toxic Gas Shelters – When Evacuation is Not an Option

Emergency response planning is designed to minimise harm to personnel, the community and the surrounding environment. Removing personnel through evacuation is not always possible. A multitude of factors, including the lack […]

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Siemens engineering efficiency in the interaction of SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator, SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMIT Simulation

The interaction of the SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator (PAA), SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMIT Simulation offers the highest consistency and efficiency in automation engineering. The electronic workflow ensures […]

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Dick Williamson Wins Energy Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

TDW chairman emeritus recognized for significant contributions to pipeline safety and economy T.D. Williamson (TDW) Chairman Emeritus Richard B. “Dick” Williamson received the International Pipeline Conference Lifetime Achievement Award Sept. 30 during the International Pipeline Expo, held virtually from Calgary, Alberta, […]

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Industrial edge controller provides high availability for mission-critical redundancy

A consulting company specialising in emergency standby power control systems, load management control systems and monitoring solutions offers a host of technical services to other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), engineering […]

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Tektronix Delivers Industry’s First 10 GHz Oscilloscope with 4, 6 or 8 Channels

SEE BEYOND THE NOISE WITH THE NEW 6 SERIES B MSO New 6 Series delivers significant innovation with increased bandwidth, lower noise and more channels than similar products in its […]

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Creating a healthy company culture amid remote work and technology changes: Rockwell Automation experts share their insights

In another insightful executive webinar hosted on 30 September in partnership with Ernst & Young (EY), Rockwell Automation’s latest instalment of its Management Perspectives series discussed the future of remote […]

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E-commerce boom sees a demand for energy-efficient materials-handling equipment

The application of lithium iron phosphate (LiFeP04) battery packs allows supply chain to continue without disruption during Covid-19 pandemic Technology has played an integral role during this difficult year for […]

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Electrical loggers help reduce facilities’ energy costs

Fluke 1732 and 1734 3-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers find opportunities for critical energy savings Energy is significant cost at any industrial facility, and while managers view energy as an unavoidable […]

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MiX Telematics drives fleet and mobile asset management solutions

Established in South Africa during 1996, MiX Telematics has transformed into a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions available in more than 120 countries, with a […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches open and scalable ecosystem for digitalisation of transformers

The manufacturer-agnostic TXpert™ Ecosystem to enable millions of dollars in savings through greater flexibility, efficiency and resilience in electricity networks Hitachi ABB Power Grids is delighted to launch the TXpert™ […]

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Rand-Air strikes gold – again!

–Repeat hire to long-standing customer in the gold mining sector Rand-Air has been the established leader in the local portable air compressor and generator rental market for 47 years, recently […]

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Conceptainer extends packaging and material handling solutions to include customised bottling service

New to Conceptainer’s range of specialist packaging services is contract bottling of almost any liquid product. “The company’s investment in new mobile bottling equipment, has extended our specialist packaging and […]

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New-generation Delta ME300 series compact vector control drive from EM

The Delta ME300 series from leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) is a new-generation compact vector control drive that inherits Delta’s superior drive technology with up to 60% volume reduction when compared […]

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Hi-tech tools enable Cummins to safely support customers in Covid-19 pandemic

A suite of high-tech tools called RemoteConnect is enabling Cummins to support customers while maintaining social distancing and travel restrictions implemented during the Covid-19 crisis. The tools, which allow experts […]

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SASOL joins the alliance to end plastic waste

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol South Africa is partnering with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) to extend its efforts to lessen the impact of litter on the environment. […]

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Atlas Copco takes the factory into the field with smart battery nutrunner range

Delivering safer, faster, more cost-efficient and traceable high torque bolt tightening for critical applications in the energy sector are the key objectives of a new range of cordless smart battery […]

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BMG launches a new user-friendly B2B online shopping platform

Hot-off-the-press news from BMG is the launch this month (September 2020) of the company’s new online shopping platform – BMG Online – which makes doing business in the industrial sector, […]

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Standalone lightning warning system will minimise downtime at Petrochemical facilities

Lightning strikes the ground in the UK around 300,000 times a year and for many petrochemical manufacturing facilities they can play a significant role in disrupting operations. This could be […]

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Thermal camera gets the job done right first time

COMTEST, local representative of Fluke has the new TiS60+ with patented Fluke IR-Fusion technology that allows users to see things that are invisible to the eye and reveal problems that […]

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Latest Newsletter

Newsletter — 12 Nov 2020: Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Published in this week’s newsletter: African Petrochemicals Exhibitors: Roadshow Calendar- […]

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GLTC offers cost-effective used and rental solutions to the agribusiness community

At a time when the agribusiness community in South Africa is looking for ways to reduce the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Goscor Lift Truck Company’s used and rental […]

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New I/O Modules Simplify Device Connections in Hazardous Areas

Industrial producers can more easily and efficiently connect to devices in hazardous areas using the new Allen-Bradley 1718 Ex I/O modules from Rockwell Automation. The intrinsically safe distributed I/O modules […]

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Using mining to kickstart our economy post pandemic

South Africa finds itself in an economic slump, which has been exacerbated by the arrival this year of the coronavirus. A position paper published recently argues that mining could improve […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids expands Tropos portfolio with wireless strategy for industrial communications

New future-proof hybrid solution integrates cellular, self-healing broadband mesh technologies and partner sub-GHz technologies to enable a growing number of industrial applications Hitachi ABB Power Grids has introduced its new […]

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COVID19: five steps to put cleaning regime front-and-center in any company

The coronavirus pandemic has led to perhaps one of the biggest shifts ever in how any company or corporate entity approaches the question of cleaning and sanitizing. In the past, […]

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High quality simple to use HVAC transmitters and hygrostats

Ensuring an environmentally friendly workplace, cleanroom operation or storage space for specialised products, that meet the most stringent parameters of humidity and temperature measurement can be achieved with the newly […]

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Global marketplace launched for chemical market

An evolutionary digital marketplace, www.allsurplus.com backed by one of the world’s largest asset disposal companies, Liquidity Services, is set to change the way local chemical companies can purchase or dispose […]

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SA has the capacity and experience to roll out large infrastructure projects

… But we do not have the luxury of endless consultations Charles Marais, Counsel, Hogan Lovells Johannesburg South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health […]

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HAW hose, fittings and onsite containers facilitate increased plant uptime

Hose and fittings supplied by Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), along with its onsite hose & fittings container service, are aimed at increasing onsite productivity and profitability. Stocking a complete […]

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Werner Pumps: Ready to service jetting and vacuum requirements throughout African Continent

Werner Pumps, leading South African design, manufacture, supply and maintenance specialist in high-pressure jetting equipment, is positioned to meet the requirements of customers beyond the borders of South Africa. With […]

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thyssenkrupp signs MoU with Wismut to deliver RUPHES

Ensure reliability of renewable South African energy – thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (tkIS) signs MoU with Wismut to deliver Renewable Underground Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage (RUPHES) projects in depleted gold mines […]

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Afrox declares earnings dividend for shareholders

Strong cash management and cash flow places company in a good position to take advantage of emerging opportunities, and maintain a dividend payment in line with dividend policy. On behalf […]

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WearCheck moves to Westville

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory also moved to the same premises. […]

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Worley delves deeper

As open-pit mines reach their economic end of life, mine owners are considering the viability of transitioning their open-cast mining operations to underground. Drawing on their deep level mining expertise […]

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11 September 2020: E-Powerline Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Published in this week’s newsletter: The perfect tool for crane planning Guarantee efficient pneumatic performance […]

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ABI Research names MiX Telematics as a global leader in its 2020 commercial telematics assessment

MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of connected fleet management solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), is proud to announce that it has been […]

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Guarantee efficient pneumatic performance with SICK’s multifunctional sensor

SICK Automation’s recently introduced multifunctional FTMg (Flow Thermal Meter for gases) flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages well before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered to output up […]

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Skyriders assists Diesel Innovations with genset project at Helen Joseph

Rope-access specialist Skyriders assisted leading standby power solutions provider Diesel Innovations with the installation of ducting required for a genset project at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. The project called […]

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Recovery of high quality 442 carat diamond at Letšeng mine using sensor sorters supplied by IMS Engineering

Using XRT Sorters supplied and maintained by IMS Engineering, Gem Diamonds Limited has recovered a high quality 442 carat Type II diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. On the […]

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Fourth generation master data management enables unprecedented customer insight and understanding

Digital transformation has revolutionised business, but it has also created some unique challenges, including increasingly complex data environments. The common hybrid model of on-premise and multi-cloud means data is often […]

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SASOL INVITES INTERESTED PARTIES TO PARTNER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CO2 UTILISATION TECHNOLOGIES AT ITS SA OPERATIONS

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol is committed to reducing its overall impact on the environment and is developing and implementing on our climate change mitigation response to enable long-term resilience […]

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Renewables in the times of COVID-19: More than a hiccup?

The Covid-19 pandemic’s abrupt arrival has disrupted the trajectory of many an industry and ushered in an unprecedented new socio-economic era. Seismic shifts in human behaviour have catalysed a major […]

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Construction of Sulzer’s new Birmingham Service Center on track

Work on Sulzer’s new state-of-the-art service center in Birmingham, UK, is continuing to schedule. As planned, the building is now watertight, and attention is turning to the internal construction of […]

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THE PERFECT TOOL FOR CRANE PLANNING

Whether planning a new factory, plant or warehousing extensions, drawing up architectural plans or designs that accurately reflect crane space requirements will save time, eliminate cost wastage whilst enhancing productivity […]

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First Cut brings French flair from Forezienne to the South African woodworking and timber industry

Great business is often predicated on excellent relationships. This was the case, when some 20 years ago, leading local cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut began distributing the […]

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Gender transformation is a strategic imperative for BI

As gender and ethnicity transformation is part of the strategic imperatives of Bearings International (BI), it focuses on building a strong talent pipeline by employing a number of young black […]

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E-Powerline Newsletter- 03 Sep 2020

Keep up to date with all the new developments, trending in various industries. Click here Published: EMERSON expands commitment to advanced software solutions Skyriders assists Petchem company with maintenance during […]

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Sharing leading expertise

Sulzer is restarting its customer seminars on separation technology and equipment Sulzer Chemtech’s teams in China are gradually restarting customized seminars on separation and mixing technologies for businesses in the […]

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BIRAL CELEBRATES 45th ANNIVERSARY

This month sees the 45th anniversary of Biral, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of specialist meteorological instruments. Short for Bristol Industrial and Research Associates Ltd., Biral is engaged in continuous research […]

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Shell Global Solutions International B.V. has awarded Kongsberg Digital an enterprise framework agreement for the supply of Kognitwin® Energy, digital twin software

The agreement covers digital twin cloud-based services for the global portfolio of assets and capital projects within the Anglo-Dutch energy and petrochemical company’s upstream, integrated gas, downstream and manufacturing business […]

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Shutdown Battery option added to IQ range to provide continued operations in a power outage and fail-to-position functionality

Rotork has launched the IQT Shutdown Battery to provide further operational flexibility to the IQT3 range of part-turn 1-phase, 3-phase and DC electric actuators with the addition of a new […]

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Extended warranty ensures peace of mind for Bobcat skidsteer owners

Skidsteer customers have peace of mind that warranties from Bobcat Equipment South Africa ensure protection against repairs due to any failures in materials or workmanship. In addition, an extended warranty […]

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SASOL SELECTS SEVEN SASOLBURG SMMES TO GO THROUGH ITS BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol has selected seven small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) from in and around Sasolburg in the Free State to take part in its newly launched […]

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EMERSON EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO ADVANCED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

EMERSON EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO ADVANCED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS WITH AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE OPEN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OSI INC.) Leading software provides real-time management and optimisation across the smart grid. Emerson (NYSE: […]

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Internal inspection of machinery is a cinch with SKF Endoscope

The TKES 10 Endoscope Series from SKF is designed for fast, easy internal inspection of machinery with minimal need for machine disassembly, delivering significant savings in terms of both time […]

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An outstanding ‘paper trail’ of success for Rand-Air with Durban pulp and paper mill customer

The combination of a very long-standing relationship with a pulp and paper mill customer and Rand-Air Durban’s excellent teamwork ensured that the company was top-of-mind when it came to the […]

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Visionary-B 3D assistance to prevent backward driving accidents

For one of Europe’s largest sugar manufacturers, the constant delivery of raw materials by truck after harvest and their redistribution by wheel loader, means a massive, continuous logistical effort. To […]

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A shift in how businesses approach the concept of cleaning, post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has created the biggest shift in how we think and look at the cleaning industry. Pre-pandemic, for most businesses, their cleaning routine has always been a back-office service and […]

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Opinion piece: Full speed into the future with AI, so protect your data and don’t leave governance behind

By Hemant Harie, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies To streamline processes, maximise resources and optimise data usage in the business, backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) processes now include Machine Learning […]

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Simplify bearing and machine noise detection with SKF’s Electronic Stethoscope TMST 3

The SKF TMST 3 Electronic Stethoscope is a high quality instrument that is used for the effective identification of troublesome parts through accurate pinpointing of bearing and machine noises. The […]

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Babcock clears clinkers using Cardox technology

Finding innovative solutions for its customers is all in a day’s work for Babcock, which recently employed safe and highly effective gas expansion technology to eliminate clinkers from two ash […]

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Opinion piece: As the IoT drives data into the zettabytes, data management becomes more critical than ever

From laptops and PCs to mobile phones and tablets, wearables to smart TVs, the number of connected devices has grown exponentially – and this is only on the consumer side. […]

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Zest WEG builds, equips custom e-house for Sasol

Zest WEG is leveraging its range of capabilities and local manufacturing facilities to supply a complete low-voltage substation to Sasol’s Prillan plant in Sasolburg. The custom-designed solution includes a double-storey […]

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The FMCG main market – deploying technology in the new normal

Opinion Piece –Globally, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market had to quickly adjust to the challenges that came with conducting a business in a world of social distancing, hand sanitiser […]

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Bosch Rexroth TS 2 Transfer System brings ergonomic assembly concepts to life

Leading local door opening products manufacturer ASSA ABLOY South Africa recently upgraded its assembly line to a semi-autonomous production system engineered by Petrichor Concepts, a recently acquired and wholly owned […]

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Chemical pump has set the standard worldwide

Since its introduction more than two decades ago, KSB’s MegaCPK pump has changed the way chemical companies throughout the world pump dangerous and volatile materials. The proven standardised chemical pump […]

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Level measurement under extreme conditions

Ultimately, level measurement in LNG/LPG processes, just like in other applications, is always about answering the simple question, How much product is in the tank? However, obtaining an exact value […]

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New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard

As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type Couplings are […]

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SASOL WARNS THE PUBLIC OF FRAUDULENT RFQS

Sasol is warning the public to be aware of criminals who are pretending to be from Sasol’s Supply Chain function, who are using fraudulent requests for quotations (RFQs) to extract […]

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Empowering women in construction: Minister Patricia de Lille to open awards celebrations, encouraging female excellence in the built environment industry

Empowering women in construction: Minister Patricia de Lille to open awards celebrations, encouraging female excellence in the built environment industry Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, will […]

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Engen brings food relief to Rustenburg community

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food relief and Personal Protective Equipment […]

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SASOL TO DONATE HYDROGEN AND METHANOL FOR FUEL CELLS TO POWER A FIELD ICU FACILITY AT PRETORIA’S 1 MILITARY HOSPITAL

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, unveiled five methanol fuel cell systems and two hydrogen fuel cell systems, which will be used at Pretoria’s […]

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Engen is SA’s Coolest Petrol Station for the 11th consecutive year

Young South Africans have again hailed Engen as the “Coolest Petrol Station” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards, reaffirming the company’s petroleum brand leadership in the eyes of the nation’s youth.  […]

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Best of both worlds with MoonDawn’s UV lights range

Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in South Africa, MoonDawn Construction & Electrical’s UV lights range provides doctors with the best of both worlds to minimise the risk of infection […]

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Leak detection has never been quicker and easier!

Compressed air production is integral for manufacturing plants but it is also one of the largest energy consumers. Air leaks amplify the load on a compressor, leading to higher electricity […]

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Skyriders assists petchem company with maintenance during lockdown

When a major petrochemical company in Mpumalanga identified an opportunity to carry out some essential maintenance work on two storage tanks during the lockdown, it turned to rope-access specialist Skyriders […]

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thyssenkrupp locally engineers and manufactures mobile disinfectant trailer to fight COVID-19

In a bid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (tkISSA) has locally engineered, designed and manufactured a custom-designed, portable Sodium Hypochlorite disinfection trailer unit for spraying […]

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Betterect’s bolted thickeners for FLSmidth: Collaboration and alignment for a perfect fit in record time

Betterect, a leading South African specialist in steel fabrication and the erection of mining, petrochemical and other industrial equipment has, for over four decades, undertaken projects throughout Southern and Central […]

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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR ARTIFICIAL LIFT

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence applications in artificial lift systems have seen a growth in importance recently and are no longer a “nice to have” but essential tools for design, […]

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A Safety Manager’s Guide to Peer-to-Peer Wireless Connectivity

Every day, in facilities across the world, workers take on jobs without having all the information they need to get them done safely. More often than employers would like to […]

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SIMPLIFY YOUR PLANT OR MILL GEARBOX CHECKS FROM 15 STEPS TO 5

Instead of time-consuming “down days” to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, Lubrication Reliability Consultant at LE […]

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Air Products Reallocates Corporate Social investment (CSI) Funding To Help Fight COVID-19

Air Products prides itself in the innovative work they do in the communities in which they operate through their corporate social investment (CSI) efforts. The projects are strategically focused on […]

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Top Five Healthcare Industry Storage Challenges and the solutions from LSE

The modern healthcare industry is developing at a faster pace than ever and requires innovative storage solutions. This is not only necessary in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but is […]

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Attend the Africa B2B Virtual Event

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR NEW CLIENTS, WANTING TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES AND NEED LEADS? Join us on the 9 – 10 September 2020 for 2 full days of […]

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Cummins Zambia partners with CAMFED to empower 500 women entrepreneurs over a three-year period

Cummins Zambia has partnered with CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) as part of the global Cummins Powers Women initiative. It is sponsoring a project to empower 500 bright young women […]

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EMERSON INVESTS IN INMATION SOFTWARE

Investment will enhance Emerson’s Plantweb™ digital ecosystem with advanced data management capability to help span the IT/OT needs of customers. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has made an equity […]

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Netcare Hospital uses Kwikspace units for COVID-19 testing

Kwikspace has supplied two modular buildings to Netcare Kuilsriver Hospital in Cape Town to be used as COVID-19 screening facilities; the units were manufactured and delivered in just three weeks. […]

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New Range of Bosch Rexroth AquaSensors

Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) recently launched the Bosch Rexroth AquaSensor range of humidity sensors. Branded Humidity Sensor WGM, the range was developed to serve […]

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AECOM offers municipalities a complete service for landfill management

The recent fire at the New England Road landfill in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal has raised awareness about the myriad issues facing the proper management of such sites throughout South Africa. Infrastructure […]

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Betterect and RGM: an uplifting and long-standing collaboration

Betterect is a South African specialist in steel fabrication and the erection of large industrial structures and processing equipment across the continent, within various industries including the mining, petrochemical and […]

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SASOL INVITES BIDDERS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO 10MW SOLAR PHOTO-VOLTAIC (PV) FACILITIES AT ITS SOUTH AFRICAN OPERATIONS

Sasol is inviting interested Bidders to participate in a Request for Proposals (RFPs) process for the development of two embedded 10MW Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) facilities at its South African operations […]

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Rotork launches Lifetime Management Services

The new Lifetime Management service changes the way that Rotork Site Services (RSS) operates, with a stronger focus on ensuring the most appropriate response based on the criticality of the […]

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No ordinary thread-lockers

As a testament to its constant innovation and product quality, the Pratley Pratlok® range of thread-locking anaerobic adhesives clinched a Technology Top 100 Award upon its launch in the 1990s. […]

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Rand-Air: Female ‘powerhouses’: the power of women to make a positive impact in the industrial sector

As the established leader in the local portable air compressor and generator rental market, Rand-Air forms part of the global Atlas Copco Group. Through the regular training and development of […]

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KONECRANES STATE-OF-THE-ART CUSTOMER PORTAL HELPS KEEP CRANE MAINTENANCE ON TRACK

Investing in cranes and lifting systems for a plant or factory is one of the biggest financial undertakings that a company considers. Issues such as operator performance, safety management, maintenance […]

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Kwandokuhle Nkosi says be strong, even when it’s not easy

“Where there is resistance, I will always have persistence,” is a mantra that drives Kwandokuhle Nkosi, the manager of Engen Honeydew Convenience Centre, who has defied stereotypes to earn the […]

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Engen salutes nursing hero who continues to reach for the sky

Despite having her dreams put on pause by COVID-19, registered nurse Zandile Mawela remains determined to obtain her Master’s degree and work overseas.  Over the past few months, Zandile has […]

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Launching Africa B2B Virtual Event

Looking for new Clients?Do you want to sell your Products and Services? Imagine having 2 days with potential new local and international clients to network, engage and to sell and […]

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SOLENOID VS. CERAMIC VALVES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Selecting the right valve goes beyond understanding the function it needs to serve. It’s also important to factor in cost efficiency, durability and maintenance considerations. In some cases, according to […]

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How to ensure boilers and combustion equipment are performing efficiently, avoiding unnecessary costs whilst not compromising on safety

Overview Boilers and combustion equipment can become an expensive problem for a company or home if assessments are not conducted on a regular basis to ensure performance levels are running […]

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Bureau Veritas Technical Center Africa consolidates technical competence

Bureau Veritas is on hand to support mining, power, oil and gas, and rail to manufacturing and process across the globe with technical excellence in a safe and trustworthy manner […]

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EMERSON PUBLISHES 2019 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Report underscores the company’s commitment to building a more sustainable future. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the publication of its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report (https://www.emerson.com/documents/corporate/2019-emerson-corporate-social-responsibility-report-en-us-6594742.pdf) which highlights how […]

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SA BUILT AIR DRYER – A NEW SOLUTION FOR WASTEWATER PLANTS

The SA series of air dryers locally manufactured by Artic Dryers International in Johannesburg, offers an ideal solution for cleaning and drying compressed air for wastewater plants.  According to Allen […]

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SKF factories to be carbon neutral by 2030

Since 2015, SKF has decreased its manufacturing carbon footprint by 36% and is already operating two carbon neutral factories. Today, SKF announces its aim to achieve a fully carbon neutral […]

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‘Smart Objects’ ease the way to smarter machines

As an OEM, you don’t need a data scientist to tell you the demand for smarter, IoT-enabled machines is intensifying. You’re on the front lines and must address customer requirements […]

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NEW ULTRASONIC ‘ALLROUND’ FLOWMETER FOR VAST RANGES

Bi-directionally transmitted ultrasonic waves provide precise results of volume flow as the result of their transit time difference. Installed in any position, the units can measure ranges of 1:250. INSTROTECH […]

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GEOQUIP MARINE PROUDLY SUPPORTS DOMINION ENERGY IN FLAGSHIP U.S. WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Leading offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has secured a contract to work on the development of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project off the coast […]

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Reliable and safe operation of CNG stations with SICK FLOWSIC500

SICK’s FLOWSIC500 gas meter, used in State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic’s (SOCAR) transfer and measurement stations, has shown to meet stringent CNG production protocols. To produce, transport and store […]

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Rand-Air ‘goes like the wind’ to provide lighting and power in the Eastern Cape

Rand-Air is the recognised leader when it comes to the provision of portable air and power in the local rental market. Based on an entrenched ethos of exceeding customers’ expectations […]

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Getting a visual on COVID-19 screening with thermal cameras

By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies When South Africa moved to lockdown level 3 on the 1st of June 2020, roughly eight million people went back to work. […]

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Skyriders back on-site at Kusile power station as lockdown eases

Rope-access specialist Skyriders is back on-site at the Kusile power station project in Nkangala, Mpumalanga after the recent easing of the lockdown restrictions to Level 3. The company has been […]

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thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ multi-disciplined approach in the stand against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic tightens its grip, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is assisting customers to maintain operational efficiencies through sustainable service delivery and innovative technologies. “The global economic crisis, as a […]

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FEVER SCREENING SYSTEMS – WHEN TEMPERATURE MATTERS

Viral epidemics like SARS, MERS, swine flu or the current coronavirus / COVID-19 have created a worldwide demand for infrared cameras able to screen for fever conditions in humans. INSTROTECH, […]

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Health and safety, when using public transport

When it comes to public transport, there is a responsibility both on operators and on commuters to make the required changes to their travel and commuting behaviour. This is the […]

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Celebrating Mandela Day amidst the global crisis in trusted and authentic Madiba style

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, enjoys a strong ethos of actively demonstrating social responsibility by regularly supporting communities through education, technical, safety and environmental […]

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SMEC South Africa appoints Logashri Sewnarain as CEO

Engineering and infrastructure consultancy firm SMEC South Africa is pleased to announce the promotion of Logashri Sewnarain to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2020, following the retirement of […]

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Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of […]

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Helping learners at new LEAP school return to safe education with new community hall

Johannesburg, July 14, 2020 – Today, Total South Africa has sponsored the creation of a community hall for the Langa Education Assistance Program (LEAP) Science and Maths School, which has […]

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BABCOCK – Their unwavering commitment to safety pays off

As a company that carries out the majority of its projects and services in high-risk environments, Babcock’s ongoing safety accolades prove that it does not pay lip service to safety, […]

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More entrepreneurs benefit from skills development programme offered by COENG in partnership with Anglo American Platinum

Saturday, 4 July was graduation day for 14 entrepreneurs who successfully completed the COENG Business Skills Development Programme. The three-month course, presented by COENG in partnership with Anglo American Platinum, […]

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New Engen 1app pushes all the right buttons

Engen has announced the arrival of their new Engen 1app, which conveniently offers motorists a safe and contactless way to pay. As South Africa eases the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, many […]

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Travel in the time of COVID-19

The global airline industry has been dealt a devastating blow by the coronavirus, with many tried and tested carriers having to close their doors. The industry, though driven by public […]

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Pump manufacturer’s message to Southern Africa

Hundreds-of-millions of people throughout Southern Africa who rely on KSB pumps for their everyday water and sanitation, electricity, agriculture and industrial requirements can remain safe in the knowledge that the […]

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Engen pledges R1m fuel to FoodForward SA

Despite the easing of the lockdown restrictions, many South Africans remain in dire need of help. Ever mindful of its role as an agent of positive change, Engen continues to […]

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